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Thieves steal the irreplaceable from Albany family

Mrs. Newkirk's son's remains were in this urn. Mrs. Newkirk's son's remains were in this urn.
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July 23, 2007

Albany -- A plea from an Albany family after crooks stole something from them that's irreplaceable.

The Newkirks were moving into their new home Saturday on Habersham Road when they noticed a bedroom window had been removed.

Somebody broke in and stole a television and entertainment system-- four paintings and some other items. But the family only wants a box labeled "J. J."

It contained their still-born son's remains. "It was my first born child. That was my child, and that is something that I can not get back," said Joy Newkirk. "I don't care about anything else. The television and surround sound is all materialistic stuff. I can get more. I cannot get my child's remains back."

The urn was in the shape of an angel with her head resting in her hands. Cards, pictures and the death certificate were also in the box.

Any one with information can call the anonymous crime stoppers hotline at 436-TIPS.

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