Thieves swipe necklace with grandmother's ashes from metro Detroit home

Posted at 6:02 PM, Nov 22, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-24 13:49:39-05

"It breaks my heart and would mean so much to have it back," said Sara Batten about the silver heart-shaped necklace that held her grandmother's ashes. 

Fran Batten died two years ago.

"She was always one of my biggest supporters with school," said Sara, a graduate of Eastern Michigan University. "She was such a great woman. I could always call and talk to her when I was having a bad day."

Monday evening, when Sara returned to her Brownstown Township home in the area of Telegraph and Sibley Roads, she discovered a number of items strewn all over the floor. Missing was a bottle of Tylenol 3 pills and the sparkly pendant that held her grandmother's ashes. 

Sara said the thieves probably thought the pendant was worth a lot of cash. 

And while the stones are not real diamonds, the ashes inside the pendant are priceless to Sara.

The pendant also has an infinity symbol on the front of it. 

Anyone who now has it is urged to drop it off at the Brownstown Township Police Department. 

"That's all I have left of her and that's what I really, really want back," said Sara. "I would just be so grateful."