HOUSTON, Texas — Burglars reportedly stole a decorative box containing the ashes of an infant, a West University family posted on Facebook. The family is pleading to have the ashes returned and fear the thieves may discard them.
“I need your help,” Caroline Kalil Baizan, sister of the family whose house was burglarized, posted on Facebook. “Burglars ransacked the master bedroom and stole several pieces of jewelry. The most devastating part is the fact that they stole a small white ceramic cube containing my infant nephew’s ashes.”
She described the container as a white cube with a teddy bear on the top.
“I am certain they thought the box containing the ashes was used to store jewelry,” Baizan explained. When they do unscrew the cube, they will throw the box along with their young son’s ashes away.”
Statements from neighbors who reported hearing a loud bang and dogs barking, suggest the burglary may have occurred early on Monday morning. Packages delivered to the house later that day remained untouched.
Baizan said the family was gone from about 11 a.m. on Sunday until 3 p.m. on Monday when they discovered the break-in.
We place so much value on those ashes, and we would really love to have them returned to us,” Siobahn Gracely, the mother of the deceased infant told KTRK ABC13.
The family said the child died as an infant and that the box containing the ashes was never opened.
It appears the burglars entered the home by kicking in a back door.
Baizan pleaded, “I am appealing to all joggers, walkers, and nannies: if you come across this urn in the street, please turn into WUPD. We thank you in advance for any help or leads you can provide.”
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