Truck stolen from Tulare woman with ashes of brother and uncle inside

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Thursday, April 21, 2022
Tulare woman has truck stolen with ashes of brother and uncle inside
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Alysha Trujillo says she could care less about the 2004 Chevy truck that was taken. What she wants back are her brother's and uncle's ashes.

VISALIA, Calif. (KFSN) -- "I thought I had a blonde girl moment," says Alysha Trujillo.

Shortly after 4 p.m., Alysha realized her truck was gone. She parked in the open parking lot by JCPenny and the food court.

After an hour of shopping, she came back out to the lot.

"I remember rolling the windows up and I always triple-lock it just in case," she said. "I happened to be one of those people."

Alysha said the truck is replaceable, but two items were stolen with deep sentimental value.

"The ashes of my brother and my uncle, that's what I care most about," she said. "I don't care about the truck -- the belongings in it, that's replaceable. But those ashes are not."

The ashes of her departed family members were hanging from the truck's rearview mirror.

"One of them is black and it's like a little square, and the other one is a cross and it's silver," she said. "Both of them have their names engraved on it."

Alysha says mall security confirmed that they have footage of the truck leaving the property, but they could not release it.

She has a message for the crooks.

"That's my form of transportation to work," she said. "You left me high and dry. I think I'm more disappointed at the fact that you're willing to take things from people who have things in their vehicle that are sentimental. We work hard for that. I just want the ashes. I just want the necklaces. I don't care about the truck, you can take it."

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