Janneyl Foxe is heartbroken after the theft of her mother’s ashes. Photo: LOUISE DONGESDUBBO residents Janneyl Foxe and her father Harold were struck by a “disgraceful crime.”
A $1,000 reward is on offer for the safe return of the ashes of Ms Foxe’s mother who died four years ago.
Thieves broke into 83-year-old Mr Foxe’s Central Dubbo home on Thursday after he had left for dialysis and stole a wooden box which contained the ashes.
The memorial is a red mahogany varnished box with a silver plaque, an angel, photo of the late Mrs Foxe with her grandchild and butterfly and heart stickers.
The box was filled with a black and white photo of Mrs Foxe’s mother, father and sister and a double thick calico bag containing the ashes.
Ms Foxe wrote a goodbye letter to her mother on the bag in gold writing.
The incident hospitalised Ms Foxe with heart problems due to all of the stress and has heartbroken Mr Foxe.
“They’ve nearly caused me to die and they’ve just about killed my Dad,” she said.
“(My Dad) is beside himself, sitting at home crying all the time.”
Ms Foxe said she cannot understand why someone would break into her father’s housing trust home and steal something so invaluable to anyone but the Foxe family.
“What mongrel steals from the poor,” she asked.
“They stole a dead person, own up and bring it back.
“If they’re not human enough to own up they can leave it somewhere for someone to find… I just want it back.”
The $1,000 reward will be given to anyone that finds the information or provides information on the ashes’ whereabouts.
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