Videos of deceased mother's advice stolen

Videos of deceased mother's advice stolen

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by Erica Heartquist, KGW Staff

kgw.com

Posted on January 14, 2014 at 8:12 PM

Updated Wednesday, Jan 15 at 1:41 PM

KELSO, Wash. -- It's never easy to lose a loved one, but one woman who lost her mother also had some treasured memories stolen.  

A Kelso women said she had eight months of videotaped advice from her recently deceased mother stolen from her and and she's hoping someone will help her find them.

Little words of wisdom from Cindy Hardin keeps her daughter, Janette Cade going. Janette and her mom started recording the videos when Hardin was diagnosed with lung cancer.

"Losing a parent is hard and then to lose her videos, you know? It's almost like losing her all over again," said Cade.

Friday night, Cade and her friends went to the Crystal Ballroom and parked her truck on the third floor of the parking garage across West Burnside.

"We had a lot of fun and we came back to our truck and then I tried to use my key to get in the door and I couldn't get into the door," said Cade.

Someone had broken the lock and stolen the bags and purses locked inside.

Also stolen -- and what she cared about most -- were five mini SD cards that contained all of her mother's videos. They were inside an envelope inside a Fred Meyer jewelry box.

Cade said she shouldn't have had the items with her, but she usually took them everywhere.

"I don't know why I carried them with me but I just for some reason felt that they'd be safer with me," she said.

In fact, she was only able to share footage with KGW because it was shown at her mother's service. Her late father's journal was also stolen.

Now, she only wants that and the SD cards back. No questions asked.

"I just really need them, i need them back," said Cade. Her most prized possession, she said, are on those little cards, smaller than a dime.

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