Ashes of Deceased Son Stolen


A Vernon family is pleading with public to help re-unite them with a stolen necklace that contains the ashes of their deceased son.

RCMP say on June 24th a Vernon family reported a theft from their motor vehicle located in the 3800 block of 21st  Avenue in Vernon, that occurred sometime overnight. Stolen from the vehicle was a necklace that holds great sentimental value for the family, as it contains the ashes of their deceased son.

The necklace is described as:
•Silver in colour;
•One large cross with a small cross dangling from an overlay of small diamonds that are in a “V” shape.  The pendant is silver and has a small row of diamonds on it with a smaller cross hanging from the diamond string.

“The family is hoping that someone will recognize the necklace and have it in themselves to come forward and re-unite the family with one of the only pieces they have left of their son”, says RCMP Cst. Kelly Brett. “It is possible the thief does not know that the necklace contains something so important. This is their chance to do something positive and return the item to police.”

If anyone has any information on the whereabouts of the necklace they are asked to contact the RCMP at 250-545-7171 (File #2019-12811) or submit an anonymous tip to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or The necklace can also be returned to the City of Vernon Community Safety Unit located at 3010 31st.  Avenue in Vernon.