Fresno family pleading for public's help in search for urn stolen with baby's ashes inside

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The Tomelloso family is asking for your help after an urn holding the ashes of a baby boy was stolen from their home. (KFSN)

A family in east-central Fresno is asking for your help after an urn holding the ashes of a baby boy was stolen from their home.

Inside the Tomelloso family's home, there is a sense of emptiness.

"I'm sad, I'm worried," mom Abrahama said.

Every room has been turned upside down. First by thieves who stole random items and also by a mother who sifted through the mess for her baby's missing ashes but with no luck.

"You feel that something is just missing from you," Abrahama explained. "You feel like you just lost him for a second time."

She carried her son Emmanuel for 17 weeks only to lose him in January of 2014.

"That was his little foot right there," she said while looking at a photo.

Up until Monday, his ashes were sitting in a tiny urn surrounded by gifts from the hospital in the corner of the living room. Abrahama's daughter Estrella calls it Emmanuel's corner.

"Every day I think of him, and my heart is broken because they stole him," she said.

Talking about it brings her to tears.

"I feel like they took him," Estrella said crying. "Let me see him one more time."

Abrahama believes the thieves slipped in through a kitchen window and swiped the urn, thinking it was worth money because of the gold exterior and she fears something worse will happen when they realize it has no value on the street.

"I'm worried that they're gonna dump his ashes somewhere, and that's my baby's body," she said. "I don't want that for him."

She's hoping her story will help bring the urn home.

"Please just return him," Abrahama said. "You don't have to bring him to the house, you can leave him somewhere with a note but please, I really do, I beg you."

It can also be dropped off at the Fresno Police Department with no questions asked.

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