According to this article in the Pioneer Press, a Burnsville woman is offering a $1000 reward for the return of her husband’s ashes after they were stolen from her home on or around February 11th, 2013.
From the article:
Patricia Eriksen’s annual vacation is supposed to help take her mind off the anniversary of her husband’s death.
But whoever burglarized her Burnsville house last month — and took the urn containing her late husband’s remains — had other ideas.
“I think they thought there was something valuable,” the 58-year-old woman said. “The only one it’s valuable to is me and my family.”
Now, Eriksen is offering a $1,000 reward for the return of the urn. She hopes if the burglar, who also took jewelry, coins and a laptop, was “somebody who’s down on their luck,” the money might inspire them to return the urn.
Her dog’s urn also was stolen. “I think they were just grabbing stuff, not knowing what it was,” Eriksen said.
Do you think the burglars even knew what it was when they opened it later? Do you think if they did they kept it around knowing it wasn’t something that could be sold? Do you ever leave your home unlocked when you go away? Whatever you have to say about this one go ahead and comment on as I’d love to hear your thoughts.