POULSBO, Wash. - Jim Watson returned home from work on Friday to find his home ransacked and some of his things missing. Money, jewelry, and sports memorabilia were among the items stolen.
When he looked closer he realized something irreplaceable was gone too. The urn that carried the ashes of his late wife, Pam Watson, had been taken by the burglars.
Shannon Watson, Jim's daughter, said her dad has been too distraught to even talk about it.
"She's already been taken from us once. It's like having her taken away from us all over again," said Shannon.
Pam Watson passed away at age 61. She died from an aneurysm in the Summer of 2008 before she could celebrate the birth of her first grandchild or her 44th wedding anniversary.
"She should have been there. She should have been there and she wasn't," said Shannon.
The Watson family decided after Pam's death, they would honor her by placing her urn next to their favorite photos and sympathy cards. It's where they'd turn when they wanted to remember her. That's why they were devastated by Friday's burglary.
"I want my mom back, not only myself, but it is extremely important for my father and I just think that she needs to be home," said Shannon.
Anyone with information about the burglary is asked to call the Kitsap County Sheriff's Office at 360-337-7101.