Woman's missing necklace containing her daughter's ashes | Reward offered

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LINCOLN, Neb. -- A Lincoln mom had her car stolen Monday evening. She got back the car back but is more concerned about what was inside.

Her daughter passed away in January and on her rear view mirror hung a necklace holding her daughters ashes. But after it getting the car back, the necklace is gone.

Lori Vifquain has gone through a lot of heart break this year. And after loosing the necklace, her heart is hurting a little more. She said finding the necklace may be a long shot but she has to try.

"I know it's just a piece of glass," said Lori.

But the glass is a part of what's left of Melissa Vifquain. The 25-year-old died in a car crash in January near Denton. She was raising a 4-year-old little girl.

Melissa was cremated. Her ashes were put into necklaces for her daughter, her sisters, and her mom.

"And I had it in my car, hanging on the rear view mirror so I could see it everyday," said Lori.

Lori's car was stolen Monday. Police found it after a hit and run, but the rear view mirror was gone and so was the necklace.

"It's something that's missing and it's just really hard. I'd like to have it back," said Lori.

The car was found at the corner of 9th and Washington. Lori talked to witnesses, they said three people were inside the stolen car. She doesn't know if they still have the necklace, or if it fell out along the way.

"It could be anywhere in Lincoln or a garbage can or if they think it's valuable. I don't know. It's only valuable to me," said Lori.

Lori has other memories of Melissa, pictures, her urn, even tattoos, but the necklace connected the whole family.

"It's special to me. I picked it because, everybody picked different colors and her daughter and I picked green because that was Melissa's favorite color," said Lori.

She's searched the scene, her car, and now is asking for help on Facebook.

"But as much as I can get out there, if anybody see's it please return it. No questions asked. We just want it back," said Lori.

Lori said police are still looking for the people who stole her car. Also, if you find the necklace and want to return it anonymously you can bring it to the Lincoln Police Department.

In addition, Scott Miller, of Scott Miller Trucking in Glenville, Nebraska, is offering a $500 reward for the return of the necklace.