Stolen necklace with baby's ashes found

Posted at 11:25 PM, Sep 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-20 02:25:53-04

A Ramona couple is grateful to the man who came forward and returned a priceless family keepsake.

Louis and Brettiney Tusing were devastated after someone stole a necklace containing some of the ashes of their Godson. The baby boy died of pneumonia in March when he was just four months old. Someone stole the necklace and cash out of the center console of their car.

They think it happened July 4th weekend when the car was parked at their apartment complex in Ramona or when they were at the San Diego County Fair.

This past weekend, Brettiney Tusing got an anonymous email from a man saying he found the little Buddha necklace. The Tusings met him in a gas station parking lot and he returned it to them.

"It was a blessing, my heart just sunk into my stomach and just tears," said Tusing. She says they never thought they'd get it back.

Tusing says the man did not say where he found the necklace and they didn't ask any questions. He said he saw their story on the news and on social media. 

They're just thankful to have the treasured item back in their possession.