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Distraught mother in search of 'stolen memories' of her son

Posted at 6:05 PM, Feb 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-20 21:35:35-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - A heartbroken mother is making a plea for tips after a burglar makes off with a computer with with "priceless memories."

An upset Sheila Conway shared her story with 10News, weeks after she returned to her home on Norwich Street to a break-in.

It appears the burglar opened an unlocked outer door, before somehow opening another door. Taken were Conway's purse and her silver HP laptop. Inside that computer: A lifetime of memories of her only child, her son Tyler Peckham. Tyler, diagnosed with schizophrenia, took his own life in 2014 at the age of 26.

Just off the kitchen is a wall memorial dedicated to Tyler, filled with photos showing Tyler growing up into adulthood. Conway says the computer contained hundreds of photos, most of them not backed up.

“Cried a lot and just furious. It wasn’t a laptop, but memories that were stolen … everything from baby pictures to adult photos that I’ll never see again,” said Conway.

If you have information on the case, you’re asked to call Crime Stoppers at 888-580- 8477.