After the sudden passing of her 2-month-old daughter to sudden infant death syndrome, Laquinta McKinney found a way to keep her memory alive.
The grieving mother placed the ashes of her beloved daughter in a teddy bear:
“It was just a way for me to cope with the loss.”
However, WSVN reports the bear was stolen from the driveway of her apartment complex while she was in the process of moving.
McKinney told WSVN she left the bear, along with other items, at her apartment while she went to get a U-Haul truck:
“When I got back yesterday, I came back, and I saw the bags ripped apart. Stuff was all over the yard, and my first instinct was not even to check what was gone, I just started looking for her.”
“Losing her again, the feeling comes back to that morning of Sept. 16, waking up and she was gone.”
“That bear is more than a bear, she’s my daughter. If you find it, I wouldn’t be upset. Just, please, if you could return it to the Hollywood Police Department.”