UPDATE: Urn stolen from Colo. Springs car recovered

By: KKCO - Email
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A Colorado Springs mom is asking thieves to return her son

Witte's son (right) died when he was just two.

UPDATE: COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) -- Colorado Springs police have recovered an urn containing the remains of a 2-year-old child that was stolen from a car over the weekend.

KRDO-TV notified police after the station got a tip that the urn had been found in a trash dump at the Timbers Apartments on Sunday.

The man who found the urn said he discovered the remains in a backpack.

The unidentified woman was moving to Colorado Springs when the urn was stolen at the Radisson Hotel on Saturday morning. Her vehicle was among 10 that were broken into in the area.

Police say no arrests have been made in the case.

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A Colorado Springs mother says her priceless possession has been stolen: the remains of her dead son.

Mother Wendy Witte and her family just moved to Colorado Springs from out of state and were about to move into their permanent home.

Police say the bandits struck just days before the move, breaking into the Wittes’ car outside a hotel and stealing a backpack.

Inside the backpack was an urn that held the ashes of Witte's son.

"I was devastated. The first thing I saw when I looked in there-- the car-- the backpack was gone," said Witte.

He was killed in 1997 during a random shooting in California. He was two years old.

The mother is hoping that whoever's responsible hears her plea and brings back the urn.

"I just want his ashes. That's all I want. I want my son's ashes back, that's it," said Witte.

Police say it was one of ten car break-ins at hotel parking lots near the airport.

"They probably didn't even know that there was an urn in there. I just hope that they realize that it's an urn and they just didn't toss it in the trash somewhere or break into it, not knowing it's an urn,” said Witte.

Police are looking for two suspects.


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