Urn containing ashes of boy reported stolen

A suburban Detroit family said an urn containing the ashes of their 12-year-old son was stolen during a break-in at their home.
AP Wire
Jan 2, 2012


The Detroit News reported Wendy and Dave Turnquist returned Friday to their home in Oakland County’s Waterford Township to find a side-door window smashed. They said the urn and a gold medallion with Ryan Christopher McDonald’s thumbprint were missing.

Ryan died in 2007. For many years he battled Kearns-Sayre syndrome, a rare neuromuscular disorder.

Dave Turnquist, his stepfather, describes the theft as “absolutely nuts.” He said the urn has a picture frame on each side that includes photographs of Ryan and his obituary. Turnquist said other valuables including a bracelet, an iPod touch and a laptop weren’t taken.

Police said they’re investigating.


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