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Family cleaning late relative's home finds mortar shell
This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2013, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.

Family members cleaning out the Salt Lake City home of a deceased relative found more than memories; they uncovered an old military mortar shell.

Salt Lake City police Detective Rick Wall said the department's bomb squad determined the round from a World War II era mortar — a portable, muzzleloading cannon used to fire short-range shells at high trajectories — was not active, and thus not a danger.

However, police still confiscated the shell from the home at 450 N. Chaz Court about 4 p.m. Monday.

Wall said the shell will be stored in a safe police facility pending a decision on what to do with it.

remims@sltrib.com

Twitter: @remims

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