Since 10/11 First aired this story, a young man has offered to build the family a new coffin. Although, they are still holding out hope their missing coffin will be returned.
A Lincoln family's sentimental decoration disappears just days before Halloween. Now the family and police want your help to try and get it back in time for the holiday.
Dixie Blalock said Halloween has a whole new meaning this year.
"We always enjoy the kids coming and have the lights on and candy and all that, so it kind of just ruined our Halloween," said Blalock.
The coffin was at the home Monday night, but the family realized it was missing Tuesday afternoon.
Blalock said the centerpiece to the family's yearly display was handmade by her husband 15 years ago and has value that money can't buy.
"We've always enjoyed it, the kids enjoyed it when they come trick or treating," said Blalock. "We usually have a big display out and I was just surprised that somebody would actually do something like that, come up on my front porch and take something."
Jerry Ritchey has been making repairs to the Blalock home and said he couldn't believe the news.
"After it was gone I felt bad for the family because they looked forward to having Halloween and treating the kids," said Blalock. "It's a tragedy that someone has to stoop so low and do something like this."
He said the theft has had an effect on the family's Halloween spirit. "They really look forward to it and now that it's gone they're pretty depressed about it," said Ritchey.
Now Blalock said she wants nothing more than to have the piece of family history back home.
"It's painted black, 6 feet tall, and it's got a skeleton attached to it."