Parents plead for photos of deceased daughter to be returned after burglary


Savannah Bettis

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.- An Indianapolis mother and father are pleading for the return of electronic devices that belonged to their late daughter.

John and Wendy Bettis are still grieving from the death of their daughter, Savannah, who died in a car crash on June 4, 2015.

Savannah was riding in a car on her way to Ben Davis High School when she and the car's driver were overcome by carbon monoxide that was leaking into the car. The car crashed and Savannah was killed.

On Tuesday, someone broke into the Bettis' home and stole numerous items, including Savannah's iPad and two iPhones, along with thousands of pictures and videos that were stored on those devices.

“For somebody to take someone’s memory, it’s just not right,”  John Bettis, Savannah's father, "its like our life was taken again from us."

IMPD is investigating and says a neighbor may have seen a suspect leaving the area. That person was described as a black male, around 19 years old who was possibly driving a new-looking black Cadillac CTS. The Bettis' are offering a $1,000 reward for any information that leads to the return of their daughter's items.

"That’s the biggest thing," said John, "just having those memories, those videos, those pictures, that’s what we would like to have back.”

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