Montgomery Woman Pleads For Baby's Ashes to be Returned


By Ashley Thompson

A Montgomery woman is devastated after the ashes of her child were stolen from her during a robbery. Now, she's begging anyone with information to come forward.

Police say the robbery happened Friday night around 9:30 at the intersection of Johnson Street and East Park Avenue in the Chisholm neighborhood.

The victim, Monica Thomas, was walking when authorities say a black male between the ages of 18 and 21 forced her and took the purse. The man was seen wearing a black shirt and red shorts.

Thomas says she was taking her child's ashes to be spread near her mother's grave.

"A wallet can be replaced," says Montgomery Police Department Sgt. Mike Myrick. "Credit cards can be cancelled and reissued, cash can be recovered. What was taken from Ms. Thomas was the ashes of her child that passed away."

Thomas is begging anyone with information to come forward.

"My son's remains were in there and I want it back. That's the only thing I want back so if you could please just bring my baby's ashes back, put it on the porch or either just call and tell me where it is. I'll be grateful. I just want my baby back."

Police say they are working hard to get these ashes returned. If you have ANY information, please call Crimestoppers at 334-215-STOP. You CAN remain anonymous.


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