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.