'Do the right thing. Search your heart': Woman pleads for return of late husband's urn


    "They took my husband's brass urn," Rita Montoya said, holding up her late husband's picture. "David. This is David. This is the year he passed away." (SBG/Gabby Urenda)

    SUTHERLIN, Ore. - Rita Montoya came home from vacation last weekend to find item after item missing.

    She had been robbed.

    "A lot of my clothes are missing," she said.

    But there's one item she wants back more than others, no questions asked.

    "They took my husband's brass urn," she said, holding up her late husband's picture. "David. This is David. This is the year he passed away."

    The person or people who entered Montoya's home took everything from valuables to toilet paper.

    But nothing compares to not having David by her side.

    "You take something that is so sacred, that means nothing to anyone but me and my kids," she said. "We want him back. They want their dad back."

    Montoya said she is willing to offer a reward if her husband's ashes are returned so that she can have him back by her side.

    But she also fears for her safety.

    "I mean, if somebody is going to come in and steal an urn with remains in it, what else are these people capable of?" she said.

    Montoya has a message for the people who took David's remains:

    "Just give him back to me," she said. "Do the right thing. Search your heart."

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