Infant’s remains stolen from home

A burglar or burglars in a Monkton home Monday stole a jewelry box containing earrings and rings, and a pewter urn containing the ashes of the burglary victim’s deceased infant child, state police said.

The Pond Road home’s door was kicked open sometime between 8:25 a.m. and 4:40 p.m. Oct. 1, and the urn, which has black stripes and is about 2.5 inches high in the shape of an upside down tear drop, was taken along with an oak jewelry box containing, among other pieces, a herringbone necklace with matching earrings and a 14-karat gold mothers ring with a red garnet stone.

Police believe a lime green pillow, also missing, was used to carry the items from the home.

The specific address and names of the victims is being withheld do to the extreme personal trauma this crime has caused.

Anyone with information is asked to contact State Trooper Joseph Pregent or the Vermont State Police at (802) 388-4919.

Information can also be submitted anonymously online at or  text “CRIMES” (274637) to Keyword: VTIPS

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