ANTIOCH, Calif. (November 16, 2012)--A Northern California woman whose home was burglarized is pleading with the thieves to return just one item: a silver urn that contains her baby's ashes.
Michiko Koyoi's Antioch home was ransacked Wednesday.
Among the items taken was a heart-shaped urn containing the ashes of her son who died during birth in January.
The boy's name and date of death are inscribed in the urn.
Koyoi, 35, who has three other children, is urging the robbers to return the urn, saying they can keep everything else.
The baby was diagnosed with Down syndrome and spine problems while in utero.
Doctors told Koyoi to end the pregnancy, but she doesn't believe in abortion and carried him for 7 ½ months.