ROSEDALE, California (KGET) - A California mother who lost her daughter eight years ago is once again, mourning. That's because over the weekend, burglars broke into her home and stole the ashes of her baby girl.
Ultrasounds are the only pictures Paula Lopez has of her daughter, Maria.
"She would have been 8 years old, but she couldn't make it," said Lopez of her daughter.
Pregnant with identical twin girls, at 26 weeks Maria died in her mother's womb. The other twin, Monique, had to be delivered early, spending her first days in the NICU.
But Paula always kept Maria close. Among her jewelry and treasured items, she kept the most precious belonging of all, the ashes of the daughter she lost.
That was until Sunday. While the Lopez's were at church, burglars broke in through the garage and took countless valuables, including the priceless ashes.