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Truck left to son stolen from Imperial body shop

UPDATE:  The family tells FOX 2 that the truck was found Wednesday in St. Louis city.

IMPERIAL, MO – A Jefferson County family already in pain, now has to deal with another blow.  In March 2017, Steve Welker passed away leaving behind a wife and twin 16-year-olds.

His son Cole Welker was left his father’s Dodge Ram pick-up truck.

This past weekend the family took the truck to a body shop in Imperial Missouri for an estimate to repair some damage on the vehicle.  Sometime over the weekend the pick-up was stolen off Zieglers Automotive lot.

The family has been devastated by the theft.  For Cole, the truck embodied his memories of his father.

The family is offering a $3,000 reward for the return of the truck.

If you have seen the truck, you can contact the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office.