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Cremation ashes stolen from Akron home

Posted: 12:30 AM, Sep 10, 2015
Updated: 2015-09-10 00:30:16-04

An Akron woman is hoping someone will return what was stolen from her.

Tiffany Bender said her roommate called her on Tuesday while she was working to let her know someone had broken into their home on Clay Street.

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Bender returned home to a back door that had been kicked in, and a basement that had been ransacked.

Thieves stole tools and a rubber container.

Bender said the container held several school awards her 11-year-old son had earned, and her mother's ashes.

"It hurts. That is what we had left of my mom," said Bender.  "How do you explain to an 11-year-old that his whole life of memories is gone and he has to start over?"

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Bender soon discovered more had been taken, including tax documents and her roommate's 5-month-old son's clothes.

"What are you going to do with a baby's clothes?" asked Bender.

The Akron Police report states a neighbor saw a black Ford Taurus or similar style car with a loud muffler in the backyard of the home when Bender and her roommate were gone.

The neighbor said they saw a white man driving, and a black man in the front passenger seat and a white woman in the back passenger seat.

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If you have any information that can help police in this case, you are urged to call (330) 375-2552.

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