|Updated: 8/13/2012 9:21 am
||Published: 8/10/2012 9:27 pm
One east Tulsa family burglarized early Thursday morning says thieves stole an urn with their son’s remains in it and they want it back.
"They just took everything,” said James Gordon, the homeowner. “What are you going to do with a postcard?"
He and his wife Karen are outraged and saddened by the fact someone would steal something as small as a postcard.
"You could tell it was just a smash and grab thing," Gordon said.
The burglars stole a television, three wine bottles, drawer full of jewelry and thousands of dollars worth of other belongings.
But the worst part was the blue urn stolen with their son’s ashes inside.
"It's like someone stealing your child," said Mrs. Gordon.
"I lost him once, said Gordon. “Now we lost him again."
Their son Dustin died seven years ago. He was the couple's middle child, known to make friends with anyone, now they're feeling the pain of losing him all over again.
"First of all you lose them. Then they're stolen away. That's not right," Mrs. Gordon told FOX23.
What also isn't right is this crime isn't all that uncommon. Corporal Gene Watkins says he's been in the Tulsa Police Department Burglary Division three years and has worked six crimes involving valuable urns stolen.
"It's a tragedy because it's someone's family member,” said Watkins. “We're hoping we can locate the suspects and get that back to the victims."
The family is hoping so too.
"We're hoping the community might be outraged just enough that someone will be able to know something to say something to help us with this," said Mrs. Gordon.
"I just want them to return my son. That's it. I don't care. The rest of the stuff is just stuff," Gordon told FOX23.
Police are looking for a gray Ford Capri. The numbers on the license plate are believed to be 710.
If you have any information about the crime you can notify police by calling crime stoppers at (918) 596-cops.