HEMET, Calif. (KABC) --A family in Hemet is distraught after someone broke into their home on Monday night and stole an urn containing the ashes of their baby.
They say the thieves got away with a lot, including jewelry, electronics and watches, but it's the urn that is causing them the most heartache. Monroe Arion Terry was a stillborn; he died less than two months ago.
"For them to take him, and I don't know where my baby is at...I couldn't protect him at all, because I don't know who did it," his mother Tania Hill said.
Robert Hawkins, Monroe's grandfather, said the urn may not have any value to other people, but it means a lot to his family.
"The urn doesn't have any value to anyone, but it's a really big value to the young kids. They're growing up, they tried to raise a family, but they eventually lost the baby," Hawkins said.
A police report has been filed. The family is pleading for the return of the baby's ashes - no questions asked.
"They can just drop him off somewhere, call and say where it's at. They don't even have to say who they are. I just want my baby," Hill said.