Mother Searches For Stolen Trailer With Son's Items

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LINCOLN, Neb. -- A mother is asking for help to get her son's belongings back after they were stolen this past week. The items were in a trailer at the parking lot of Messiah Lutheran Church on South 84th Street.

May 13th is a day Teresa Hruza doesn't want to think about. It's when she found her son, Koby, dead in her basement.

"The basement lights were on, which normally weren't on and when I went downstairs, and found that he committed suicide by hanging himself," said Hruza.

Many who knew Teresa came together and offered to redesign her stairs and basement.

"So I'd never have to walk down the stairs the same way again,"said Hruza.

Because of the remodeling, they put her son's belongings into a trailer and parked it outside of the church.

"They thought it would be safe there. So did I," said Hruza.

After morning service on Sunday, she discovered the trailer was missing along with it, all of her son's precious, priceless items.

"It had my son's baby books and scrap books of their first year, mementos from my grand parents when they passed on, just things of value that don't mean anything to anybody but me," said Hruza.

Teresa says Koby loved Hockey, he was on the Lincoln Junior Stars for 2 years, some of his hockey sticks are also in the trailer.

"The pictures, the memories, they can't, it would mean anything if someone would see it in their heart just to call Crimestoppers or Messiah Lutheran to know that they are there so we can get them back," said Hruza. "I just really want to have my boy's things back."

The trailer is a white 20-foot, side-door drop down door. There's also damage to the right rear corner. No lettering on the truck and the name brand is an Atlas 2006 auto hauler. Enclosed XLG 109 with a serial number of 5HCKA2021.

If you have any information on the whereabouts of the trailer you are urged to call Lincoln Crimestoppers at 402-475-3600.

If you want to donate to the family there's a fund under Koby Hruza's name.

Lincoln Lutheran will also be hosting an educational program designed specifically for parents. Dr. Donald Belau will be presenting "The Implication of Sudden Loss" on Tuesday, June 10th at 7 p.m.