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A Glendale family is pleading for the public’s help in finding their deceased family member’s ashes, which were stolen Sunday from their minivan.

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The family of Lois LaRocco is pleading for the public’s help to find who stole her ashes.
(Courtesy of Lily LaRocco / October 2, 2013)

The family’s matriarch was 87-year-old Burbank resident Lois LaRocco, who died Aug. 28 due to complications from Alzheimer’s. She was cremated and her ashes were placed in an 8-inch-by-11-inch round navy blue leather urn.

The urn was concealed inside a bright purple velvet satchel.

Sometime after 10 p.m., thieves broke into the family’s minivan, which was parked outside their home in the 1200 block of Ruberta Avenue, and stole roughly $6,000 worth in valuables, including the urn.

Now the family is asking for the safe return of their loved one’s ashes.

Click here to read the full story at glendalenewspress.com.

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