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Woman Heartbroken After Mother's Ashes Are Stolen From Jeep in Brockton, Massachusetts

Carolyn Parker says the ashes were taken from her glove compartment



    (Published Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016)

    A woman from Brockton, Massachusetts, is heartbroken after someone stole her mother's ashes.

    Carolyn Parker told necn the ashes were stolen from her glove compartment.

    "I think when they saw this they thought they hit the mother-load and took off with it," Parker said.

    The theft happened sometime overnight Monday while Parker's Jeep was parked in her driveway on Bassett Road.

    "Tuesday morning I went to get into my car to go to work and basically it was ransacked," she said.

    Paker says she already buried most of her 71-year-old mom's ashes with her grandfather.

    Her mom died in July from breast cancer.

    But she says she had plans for the rest of them, possibly making a necklace with her son's ashes. He died a year and a half ago.

    "The rest of the ashes were kind for whatever I wanted to do with them... which was spread some and have something made with some of them," Parker said.

    Now she's worried the thief may have thought they were drugs, even worse ingested or inhaled the ashes.

    "I guess if someone is high on drugs and it's dark and desperate they might think that, but once they examined it a little better probably figured out what it was," she said.

    Parker said the ashes were in her glove compartment for about three weeks.

    She thinks she may have made a mistake and left her car unlocked.

    Nothing else was stolen, and she says no one would target her personally.

    "If it's somebody stealing stuff you think that they would steal you're sunglasses, I had Ray Bans and Bulgari sunglasses, they didn't take any of that," she said. "So that's why I think it was somebody thinking it was drugs, why else would they take them?"

    She says she just wants them back.

    "Put it on my porch, put it on my back deck, I just want them back it's not something I can replace," Parker said.

    Parker says she called police and filed a report but says there's not much that can be done, because her car was left unlocked.

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