HEARTBROKEN: Justine Driscoll next to the window where her house was broken into and the ashes of her still-born child stolen.
HEARTBROKEN: Justine Driscoll next to the window where her house was broken into and the ashes of her still-born child stolen. Patrick Gorbunovs

Mother's plea for stolen ashes

JUSTINE DRISCOLL is making one last, heartfelt plea for any information about a precious white box which was stolen from her East Ballina home earlier this month.

The tiny box contains something which can never be replaced - the ashes of her stillborn daughter, Zoe.

"Someone must know something," Ms Driscoll said.

"Ever since the story (published in The Northern Star on November 14), people have just been so kind.

"Neighbours, friends and complete strangers have been looking for the box.

"People have been amazing. But we haven't heard anything and unfortunately police don't have any leads."

Zoe was stillborn eight years ago when Ms Driscoll was 32 weeks pregnant with twin daughters. Olivia, now 8, survived and is the younger sister to 12-year-old twins, Ruby and Kyuss.

Police have described the theft of the baby's ashes as a "disgusting" crime and are still appealing for information from the public.

It is believed the break-in occurred over the weekend of November 10-11, most likely on the Saturday afternoon.

Anyone with information about the theft should call Ballina Police on 6681 8699.



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