Reward Offered After Thieves Steal Video Of Baby Who Died Of SIDS

Greenville police now say they are offering a reward for the return of video memories of a baby who later died of SIDS.

The $1,000 reward will be offered through Crime Stoppers. Corporal Kip Gaskins says they only want the tape back.

Gaskins says whoever has the tape can just send it in to Pitt-Greenville Crimestoppers at P.O. Box 7207, Greenville, NC 27835.

They say the people would need to include a name with the tape, and it can fictitious, so when they call Crimestoppers at (252) 758-7777, they can give the officer that name in order to get the reward money.

The Greenville family lost their four month old son to sudden infant death syndrome this past summer. Then on Friday they suffered another devastating loss, after their home was broken into and someone stole their precious memories of their son.

Lindsey Jones and her husband Jeremy came home to find the backdoor of their Greenville home kicked in. The thief stole their X-Box, Wii gaming system, and jewelry...all items that can be replaced. But they also took a camcorder that still had the video inside of the day their son Ayden came home from the hospital.

Lindsey says, "Memories can't be replaced--things can. Things that were taken, can be replaced but the memory of that is gone now, we have in our minds, but the tangible proof of it is gone."

Jones says she hopes for a Christmas miracle and that whoever has the video can return it -- with no need for names or any questions asked.

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  • by S Location: ENC on Dec 22, 2009 at 07:10 AM
    I feel so badly for this wonderful family...I do hope they recover this tape...having said that, from my experiences with thieves,they have no conscience or soul or compassion for anyone....They are the lowest of the low,the scum of the earth....The only way this tape will be recovered is if someone who received this camera not knowing it is stolen,sees the tape & comes forward....I'm hoping for that miracle at Christmas.
  • by A Mother's Plea on Dec 18, 2009 at 11:14 AM
    If anyone out there knows who broke into this couple's home please do the deceit thing and come forward. You know how people like to talk and eventually the truth comes out, surely someone has owed up to this and someone out there knows something and can help this precious family recover the video of their son. I am praying for anyone that knows and that they will have the heart to do the right thing.
  • by Teresa Location: Greenville on Dec 18, 2009 at 07:40 AM
    Thieves,For once in your life return this video camera, this family lost their precious son and you have taken away the memories.The lord knows what you have done and you somehow will have to pay for this one day. This breaks my heart and I hope and pray that the lord will hold this couple in their hands to get through this difficult time.God Bless the Jones's.
  • by kane on Dec 18, 2009 at 06:18 AM
    I hope that the camera is recovered but I'm not holding my breath. Thieves have no soul.
  • by Leslie Shadle Location: Ayden on Dec 17, 2009 at 07:46 PM
    I am a former student of Mrs. Jones and we are from a small town so everyone is really close. I'm sure I speak for the entire town when I say that our hearts go out to her and her family we love her! And it just breaks my heart to know that such an amazing woman is hurting so much!
  • by Amanda Location: Greenville on Dec 17, 2009 at 05:56 PM
    My heart goes out to this family, I like many others started crying when I read this story. The people that took the video should rot in you know where... I have an idea but can't print. I would like to know if someone can or has printed flyers posting what was taken and the award. I think it would really be a great idea if someone could, I myself don't have a printer or a way of making any but I am sure someone could and people donate to the cost, I would be able to do that... please someone let me know if there is anything I can do. May God be with you all.
  • by Christmas Miracle on Dec 17, 2009 at 03:27 PM
    I am praying for a miracle for this young couple. How awesome would it be to be able to deliver the video back to them just in time for Christmas. I know Lindsay and Jeremy and I promise you these two are more than humbled by the outpour of support the community has shown during the death of their son Ayden and now during this tragic incident. Please don't just let this be a one time story and then forget, keep posting comments and reminding the one that took this precious keepsake how much it would mean to have this memory back in the hands of these broken hearted parents.
  • by Anonymous on Dec 17, 2009 at 03:09 PM
    Mr Jones is my teacher, he is a really great guy and stuff like this shouldnt happen to people like him and his wife. i hope who ever did this returns their stuff.
  • by Sue Location: Greenville on Dec 17, 2009 at 03:00 PM
    Who ever did this is not a compassionate person. They do not care or respect others. If they did, they would not have kicked in the door and taken things they knew did not belong to them. Houses in Pitt county are robbed everyday. When people are caught, the items are never recovered and the guilty person may go to jail for 2 months. Robbing houses is easy and thoughtless. That is why it happens. Maybe if criminals were actually punished and held accountable, crimes in pitt county would be reduced. If the reward is greater than the punishment what is the point? If it is eassier to steal and rob, why try to get a job for minimum wage? Everyone in Pitt county needs and alarm system!
  • by Me Location: Rocky Mount on Dec 17, 2009 at 02:42 PM
    Coach Jones, I'm sorry this happened to you guys. I hope everything will get back to some kind of normal for you soon. You are one of the best teachers I ever had, and you wife is wonderful too, and you don't deserve any of these bad things to be happening. I hope you get the video back. Love you guys.

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