Mother pleads for thieves to return her baby’s ashes, other mementos stolen from Indy storage unit

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Photo of Amanda Taylor's baby, who was born stillborn after family was struck by drunk driver

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — A mother is begging for the return of her baby’s ashes after someone broke into her family’s storage unit and stole everything.

“It was destroyed. They ripped every box open. Went through everything. Broke stuff. It was awful,” Amanda Taylor said.

Storage business where woman says thieves stole personal keepsakes

Storage business where woman says thieves stole personal keepsakes

Taylor was keeping all of her belongings at the storage unit location on Stover Avenue while their new home was being renovated.

The business has a fence surrounding the units and you need a key code to enter. Surveillance cameras are set up all around the property. The mangers didn’t want to talk to FOX59, but Taylor says they told her it appears someone cut the fence and proceeded to break into her storage unit, taking irreplaceable items.

Amanda Taylor speaks to FOX59, pleas for thieves to give back her belongings

Amanda Taylor speaks to FOX59, pleas for thieves to give back her belongings

“My son’s ashes. Hand and foot molding that they made me at the hospital for him, his memorial gown, christening cards anything that showed he existed was in that safe,” Taylor said.

Baby Harold died eight years ago. He was born stillborn after the family was hit by a drunk driver when Taylor was nine months pregnant.

“I just want somebody to drop his stuff off at the office at least. It’s heartbreaking you know. That’s all I have left of him,” Taylor said.

Photo Amanda Taylor shared of her family

Photo Amanda Taylor shared of her family

IMPD is investigating. The managers had no comment when we asked if the surveillance cameras were able to pick up anything or how they plan to make the facility more secure. It is unknown at this time if Taylor’s insurance will cover the stolen goods.