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Stoughton woman pleads for thieves to return brother’s stolen ashes

CBS Boston

A rash of overnight vehicle break-ins has left one Stoughton woman desperate to get back an item she says is irreplaceable —her brother’s remains.

Danielle Correia’s car was parked outside her fiancee’s house on Rogers Drive Monday when the theft occurred, WCVB reported.

Her money and credit cards were taken, along with her brother Jonathan’s ashes, according to CBS Boston. Jonathan passed away in December at age 25, Correia said, and she’d been keeping a small amount of his cremated remains inside a pill bottle that she was storing in her car.

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“It was an empty pill bottle,” she told WCVB. “It didn’t have anything on it. It was maybe halfway filled.”

WCVB reported that other vehicles were also hit that night. Items stolen included a GPS, purse, wallet, credit cards, a jacket and a computer program.

One of Danielle’s credit cards was recovered outside of a nearby bank, CBS Boston said, but no other items have been found.

“I just want that back,” Correia told CBS, speaking of her brother’s remains. “Turn it in to whoever and no hard feelings. That’s irreplaceable. Just don’t throw him away. Just give him back to me.”

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