Thieves return jewellery to grieving mum

Published Thursday, 15 May 2014
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A Co Down mother has spoken of her relief that all the jewellery that was stolen from her late daughter's home after her suicide has been returned overnight.

Thieves return jewellery to grieving mum
Thieves targeted the home of Natasha Lowery, who took her own life. (© UTV)

Michelle Lowery from Ballynahinch told UTV of her ordeal on Wednesday, in which opportunists broke into the house where her 20-year-old daughter Natasha had lived and taken her belongings less than a week after the family had laid her to rest.

But it seems those responsible had a change of heart after seeing her appeal for the mementos, some of which were destined for Natasha's friends, to be returned.

Michelle said she "cried with delight" when she found the jewellery sitting outside the family home on Thursday morning.

"Absolutely fantastic, I couldn't believe it this morning," she said.

"I could not believe it, I put the dogs out and was coming up the path and every bit of her jewellery was sitting at the corner step.

"It was a complete weight off my shoulders, knowing somebody out there had stuff belonging to my daughter that was for me and her close friends, getting it back was such a big relief."

She said that going on TV to talk about her experience had been hard but "in the end it was worth it".

She added: "It's helped me a bit, knowing that I've got her stuff back and it's not out there."

© UTV News
Comments Comments
carol in ballynahinch wrote (254 days ago):
So glad Michelle you got Tashas jewellery returned. I know the devastation this has caused you and your family and friends and I am one off them. I hope them people can live with themselves for what they done. Karma always bites back. Chin up love xxxx
Val in Newtownabbey wrote (255 days ago):
A real good news story. God bless this family.
nick in Coleraine wrote (255 days ago):
Great news
seany in Belfast wrote (255 days ago):
so gladnto hear this
trevor in belfast wrote (255 days ago):
Granted this does not excuse the crime committed, but those responsible should be commended by all for having a change of heart.
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