Woman upset after husband's ashes break loose in luggage

TSA video shows they did handle them properly
Posted at 7:52 AM, Aug 04, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-04 07:52:20-04

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Security at Southwest Florida International Airport are addressing a Cape Coral woman's concerns about her husband's ashes.

She initially turned to Four in Your Corner after she thought TSA tampered the ashes, but that turned out not to be the case.
When Traci Skelton’s husband died, she wanted to spread his ashes over Alaska, since that’s where the couple took their last trip together.

So after saving money for years for the trip, Skelton boarded a plane at Southwest Florida International Airport and checked a garment bag with her husband's ashes inside.

But when she arrived at her hotel, she says the ashes were a mess, and she presumed it was TSA's fault.  "It had spilled all over my bag, shoes, purse and everything inside of the bag.  It felt unfeeling and uncaring. I know they have a job to do and a lot of bags to go through."

It turns out the TSA did handle the ashes respectfully. After Fox 4 called the agency, they showed her video of the agents checking the bag and not disturbing the ashes.

She tells Fox 4 that she feels satisfied they did handle her bag with the ashes inside with care, and the container with her husband's ashes was damaged at some other point on the trip.