|(Seguin) -- The search continues for the ashes of a local woman's late husband. |
Tanya Brown, public information officer for the Seguin Police Department, says a break-in reported at a local home last month has turned into one woman's worst nightmare -- a nightmare that now has her pleading for the return of her husband's box of ashes.
"The victim reached out to us because the ashes are extremely important and she isn't that concerned about the other items that were taken but she is asking that the suspect return the ashes either at the police department or at her residence and just leave them-- no questions asked. She is having a hard time dealing with the late husband's ashes gone. Now, there are two different ways that this could have went -- is either the people, whoever is responsible for the burglary, did not know they were ashes and so, they took them or it could and I don't believe that it is headed this way because our detectives looked into it -- somebody that knew the family that was wanting items of his which are the guns and then the ashes. So, typically this is a very odd or unique item that's taken in a burglary but I'm assuming because they were in a box -- I'm assuming that probably the burglar did not realize that he was taking ashes, said Brown.
Brown says the burglary was reported shortly after 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18 at the home located in the 100 block of Wetz Street. Brown says although two guns and a ring were also reported missing from the home, the Seguin widow says she's only looking to have her husband's ashes returned.
"Typically, something like that, once they realize that they may have told somebody -- we are asking people to contact law enforcement if they have any information about the burglary so that we could possibly get those ashes back and they won't ask questions or whatever. We are just wanting those back. The victim is not really interested in getting anyone in trouble but she is wanting those ashes back. They are sentimental to her. Once she passes, their idea was so their ashes could be combined together and they can be together again," said Brown.
Those with information on the box of ashes is asked to contact the Seguin Police Department at 830-379-2123. Those wishing to remain anonymous are asked to call the Guadalupe County Crime Stoppers at 1-877-403-TIPS.