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Arizona mom asks thieves to return baby's ashes that were stolen during robbery

385954 17: Urns for cremation ashes and other memorials are sold February 24, 2001 at the Hartsdale Canine Cemetery in Westchester, New York. The cemetery, with nearly 70,000 animals interred, is the oldest pet cemetery in the country. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Newsmakers)

385954 17: Urns for cremation ashes and other memorials are sold February 24, 2001 at the Hartsdale Canine Cemetery in Westchester, New York. The cemetery, with nearly 70,000 animals interred, is the oldest pet cemetery in the country. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Newsmakers)  ((Photo by Spencer Platt/Newsmakers))

An Arizona mother is asking thieves to return her baby's ashes stolen during a burglary.

KSAZ-TV reports that the Phoenix apartment of Alyssa Ruiz was ransacked Saturday as burglars stole a laptop, a television and other items. Ruiz says she also found the silver keepsake box containing her baby's ashes open and upside down.

The ashes of Matthew Isaiah Hernandez, which were in a sealed bag, were gone.

Ruiz says she cremated her child after his death because she had no money for a burial. She's hoping the thieves return the bag and she promises to ask no questions.

No arrests have been made. Phoenix Sgt. Vince Lewis says a report of the burglary was taken and the investigation is ongoing

Next month marks the eighth anniversary of her son's death.

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