Daughter’s ashes stolen from car

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LEE'S SUMMIT, MO - Tonight a Lee’s Summit mother's desperate plea to crooks who broke into her car.

One of the items stolen isn't worth anything to thieves but is priceless to her an urn containing her baby daughter's ashes.

Oberg is live in Lee’s Summit where this happened.

We are live near Windermere Drive where police found that moms purse dumped out on the street. Tonight she prays thieves did not do the same with her daughter’s ashes.

It’s just crazy thinking I should have a newborn right now, you know I don't."

Andrea wood is reliving heartbreaking memories, feeling like she did when she had a miscarriage and lost her baby girl.

I woke up Wednesday morning with Lee’s Summit police at my door, asking if it was my purse."

Andreas purse was found emptied, dumped in her neighborhood.

They asked me if anything else had been taken out of the car and Miri's ashes were gone."

Andreas purse, a laptop and her baby's ashes were the only items taken from her car.

They were sitting in the front seat in a little black box that says Mt. Moriah and her name and the dates."Instead of taking the CDs and the DVDs and the DVD player the brand new printer, I feel like someone has stolen my child."

The mom of two had just come home from a trip and always takes Miri's ashes with her.

I blame myself because I should have brought her inside but I have an 18 month old and I had him and the diaper bag in the other arm and trying to get everything in."

Andrea says a Lee’s Summit police officer helped scour the neighborhood for hours looking for the urn with Miri's ashes inside the only ultra sound pictures she had to remember.

I was completely devastated; people are so cruel if it was someone who didn’t know what they were taking I pray they bring her back."

Andrea hopes the crooks do the right thing and turn themselves in or even just return the baby's ashes to her front door, no questions asked.

In Lee’s Summit Jamie Oberg KCTV5 news.

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