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N. TX man pleads for thief to return dad's ashes

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A Grand Prairie family is beside themselves with shock after a burglar stole the cremated remains of their loved one.

Dionisio Duran, Jr., 58, died suddenly two months ago from a heart attack. He was a skilled irrigation contractor, a big boxing fan and family patriarch.

A special lockbox held his remains, but it was stolen when a burglar broke in over the weekend.

"That was the only thing we had left,” said Duran’s son, Dionisio “Dino” Duran, III. “They took that.”

Dino says the only other thing missing is a flat-screen TV, which was snatched from the wall of another room.  

"We're still trying to get over my dad passing away,” said Dino. “And then for someone to do this, take his ashes like nothing."

Now, the family is repairing the patio door where the burglar shattered glass to get inside the home, and they’re hoping someone will help or that the thief will have a heart.

"I just want to get it out there,” said Dino. “If anybody knows anything, just return the ashes. Just return 'em. That's all we're asking."

Grand Prairie police are investigating the break-in.

They say that anyone with information on the crime can always report it and remain anonymous.

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