‘Could I please have mum back?’ Daughter’s desperate plea for her mother’s ashes after discovering heartless thieves stole them
- Ercilia, from Campbelltown in Sydney’s south-west, lost the plant two weeks ago
- The plant was a gift from her late mother and had her remains inside it
- She’s since hung up a cardboard poster asking ‘Could I please have her back?’
A family has been left devastated after discovering heartless thieves stole their pot plant which housed their late mother’s ashes.
Ercilia, from Campbelltown in Sydney’s south-west, has since hung up a cardboard sign outside her front door with the message ‘In the plant you stole are my mother’s remains. Could I please have her back?’
She and her family had moved to Australia in 2013 and sadly she lost her mother three years ago.
The pot plant held a special meaning because it was one of the first things her mother gifted to her when she first moved to the country.
A Campbelltown family have hung up a sign begging heartless thieves to return a pot plant which held their mother’s ashes inside
‘I don’t want to know who it was, I don’t want to know anything. If the plant is just returned where it was, that’s all we care about,’ Ercilia told the Macarthur Chronicle.
She said her mother’s cremated remains had been left inside the plant and that it was ‘becoming more and more special’ to her and her family.
The devastated woman who is a mother herself, said she first noticed the plant was missing two weeks ago.
A photo of the cardboard sign was shared to a community Facebook group with hundreds condemning the ‘disrespectful’ thieves.
‘What a disgusting thing to do. If you have any morals you would return the plant,’ one wrote.
‘How low and desperate to you have to be to steal a plant from someone’s garden?’ Another commented.
Local mother Jamie Lee saw the sign during her morning school drop off and shared the photo online to the Macarthur Notice Board group.
‘It broke my heart. Let’s all try get the plant back to where it belongs,’ she wrote.
She said the sign had brought her to tears and wanted to do all she could to reunite the plant with its owner.
The pot plant held a special meaning to the owner because it was one of the first things her mother gifted to her when she moved to the country (stock image)