Midvale woman pleads for return of best friend’s ashes after break-in

MIDVALE, Utah – A Utah woman who said she was the victim of a burglary is pleading for the return of a locked box holding the ashes of her beloved pet.

Stephanie Hale got an alert Tuesday morning indicating her back door was open, even though nobody was at home.

She rushed to her residence to discover her electronics, jewelry and money were all were they should be, but one thing was missing: Hannah’s ashes.

“Return them on my door step, throw them in my yard, take them to the police station, take them to the vet clinic, I don't care,” Hale said. “But it's not valuable to anybody else but me.”

The box was locked, so Hale said she thinks the thief may have thought there was something valuable inside. She said she can’t think of anyone who would have a specific vendetta against her. Police are investigating the break-in.

Hale said Hannah was her best friend for 14 years.