Man relives heartbreak of wife’s death after a burglar stole her ashes

A New Mexico man says a piece of him is missing after someone broke into his home and stole his wife’s ashes.Tony Trezza said his Tuesday started off normally with a trip to the grocery store, but it quickly took a turn for the worse.”I went to the store and I was home in about an hour and a half,” Trezza said.But when he got back home, he knew something wasn’t right. The front gate was open and the screen door and front door were also open.”I walked inside the house and I thought it was my daughter-in-law Sherrie,” he said.He said he soon knew that someone had broken in to his home. He quickly called his daughter-in-law and when she came over, they did a walkthrough of the house.His pistol, shotgun, wedding ring and his wife’s ashes were all missing. His wife of 66 years, June, died last January. He got her ashes in November.”Evidently, when they were leaving, they just took the whole case. They didn’t know her ashes were in there,” Trezza said.He said he has changed and replaced all the locks, but something that can never be replaced is his wife.”There’s not much I can say to the person that did this, not much I can say. I’m very dissatisfied in what he did,” Trezza said.Trezza’s family didn’t have any pictures of the urn, but they have a similar box. The only difference is the color.The box they are looking for is a wood color.

A New Mexico man says a piece of him is missing after someone broke into his home and stole his wife’s ashes.

Tony Trezza said his Tuesday started off normally with a trip to the grocery store, but it quickly took a turn for the worse.

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“I went to the store and I was home in about an hour and a half,” Trezza said.

But when he got back home, he knew something wasn’t right. The front gate was open and the screen door and front door were also open.

“I walked inside the house and I thought it was my daughter-in-law Sherrie,” he said.

He said he soon knew that someone had broken in to his home. He quickly called his daughter-in-law and when she came over, they did a walkthrough of the house.

His pistol, shotgun, wedding ring and his wife’s ashes were all missing. His wife of 66 years, June, died last January. He got her ashes in November.

“Evidently, when they were leaving, they just took the whole case. They didn’t know her ashes were in there,” Trezza said.

He said he has changed and replaced all the locks, but something that can never be replaced is his wife.

“There’s not much I can say to the person that did this, not much I can say. I’m very dissatisfied in what he did,” Trezza said.

Trezza’s family didn’t have any pictures of the urn, but they have a similar box. The only difference is the color.

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The box they are looking for is a wood color.