Thieves Target Home While Family Planning Toddler's Funeral

Authorities in Ohio are looking for thieves who broke into a home while the family of a 2-year-old was at a funeral home preparing for the boy's services.

The sheriff's office in southwest Ohio's Warren County says the toddler died in an ATV accident last week. Deputies say the family was at a Waynesville funeral home with the body on Friday when their home was burglarized.

Family members say the burglars got by two dogs and broke in the back door. They took an antique gun and some jewelry.

Detectives called the break-in at the home of a grieving family appalling.


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  • by TQI on Jul 18, 2009 at 08:15 AM
    I think the question is why is a 2 year old on an ATV. Where is that story? Property can be replaced, but an ATV is dangerous for a grown-up.
  • by a Location: winterville on Jul 17, 2009 at 01:47 PM
    The sheriff is right it is appalling. I recently went through the death of my mother and basically the same thing happened. My thoughts are with the family during this difficult time. One thing catches my eye though. 2yr old on a ATV. Can someone explain to me who would put a child that young on an ATV. Not saying they were on it alone but I do not feel they should be on one period at that age with or without an adult. Accidents happen so why not try to prevent them by not allowing the child on the ATV?
  • by American Biker Location: Eastern NC on Jul 17, 2009 at 01:28 PM
    Would comment, but I know you would not post my thoughts on this one.
  • by CONCERN on Jul 17, 2009 at 10:33 AM
    I AGREE WITH ALL THE (3) STATEMENTS BELOW. MY HEART AND PRAYERS GOES OUT TO THE FAMILY.
  • by LADY Location: GREENVILLE on Jul 17, 2009 at 09:49 AM
    Send them to Sheriff Joe in Texas. He treats them like criminals, and when they whine about it, he tells them that if they don't like the accomadations then don't come back.
  • by Jennifer on Jul 17, 2009 at 09:18 AM
    I think these people are sick. We have a world that does not care about anything anymore. It makes me sick to think about how mean people are, and the worst part is that they just don't care and nothing is done to these people, except slap them on the hand, or if they get jail time. They get 3 meals a day, AC, heat, and God only knows what else. Get tuff and just maybe they will think before they committe these crimes.
  • by me Location: nc on Jul 17, 2009 at 07:48 AM
    exactly what Cindi said. sick people do look at things like that to make their move.
  • by Cindi Location: Simpson on Jul 17, 2009 at 07:04 AM
    This is why you DO NOT put the address of the deceased included in the obit or death notice.
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