Thieves steal necklace with baby's ashes inside

Posted at 9:48 PM, Aug 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-03 02:22:35-04

A Ramona man is devastated after someone stole a necklace holding the ashes of his godson.

Louis Tusing says his godson Landyn was only four months old when he died from pneumonia in March. His family put some of his ashes in a necklace shaped like Buddha.

"He was a little chubby too," Tusing said. "And he looked like a little Buddha. And he just loved life and he was always happy. So we just called him our little Buddha child."

Tusing was devastated when someone stole the necklace out of the center console of his car.

It's only worth about $50, but it means everything to Tusing. He's hoping the thieves have a change of heart.

"I'll give you a reward if you actually return it. More than what the pawn shop would actually give you for it," Tusing said. "Don't care. I'm not going to be mad at you. But it is what it is, I'll do anything to get it back."

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