Burglar Swipes Baby's Ashes
'Silver-looking' box contained remains of child who died at birth
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted May 24, 2013 11:15 AM CDT
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(Newser) – We get it, burglars. You like shiny things. But some things are off-limits no matter how shiny, and one of those definitely should have been the small box containing the ashes of Caleb Ean Hughey, who died at birth in 2008. The Hughey family came home Monday to find that a burglar had broken a window, climbed into their Georgia home, and made off with jewelry and other miscellaneous valuables—including Caleb's urn, USA Today reports.

"It is a shiny, silver-looking box," Jody Hughey says, "so they might have thought that the box itself was of value. They may not have realized what was in there." (The box is engraved with Caleb's name, birth date, and an angel.) It gets even more heart-wrenching: The couple has had fertility problems, so "to us, he is our only son," his dad says. "And it's very important we get him back."

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Ellie Oaks
Jun 23, 2014 4:50 PM CDT
Burglary can happen anytime because criminals are to be found everywhere right? So what's the big deal with this? Of course, basically it's all about your safety! What if you witness personally burglars breaking into your house and practically you would get hysterical and with that I'm pretty sure you wouldn't have an ample amount of time to call help and most impossibly would be to call 911 right? So with this situation, I came to a thought of looking for some app which would help me in times of emergencies like this and fortunately I found Safetrec and Safekidzone at Google Play which happens to be available at all app stores. Just a click would save me you from harm, trust me. Simply click this links to know more. http://safekidzone.com/#!/page_home and www.safetrec.com
YankeeJane
May 26, 2013 12:51 AM CDT
What kind of sick twit clicks "Hilarious" on a story like this? Probaby some nasty 12 year old who thinks it's funny.
793tango
May 24, 2013 7:49 PM CDT
I'm sure the publicity will make the box unsellable and whoever has it a little nervous about what they;ve done.