I guess there are wackos everywhere, not just Los Angeles.
In rural Japan, a clearly mentally distrubed person has been stealing graveyard urns, most holding the ashes of women. A report from Reuters News Service states that police are looking for a thief that has taken dozens of urns from graveyards.
In some cases, notes have been found in place of the missing urn. One note stated "I have it".
My guess is it's a man with a very bizarre obsession. I've heard of the problem of Japanese men stealing women's underwear, but this is a new one.