A Queensland mother is “praying and begging” for thieves who stole the ashes of her twin daughters to bring them back home.
Thieves kicked in the front door of Donna Tweed’s Gold Coast home on Wednesday afternoon, eventually making off with many of her belongings, including a small, silver trinket box containing the ashes of Maddison Marie and Candice Grace.
The twin girls died 13 years ago, after they were born at just 23 weeks old.
“They decided to take the one thing that probably means the most to us,” Ms Tweed told ABC Gold Coast.
“I hope and pray and beg them to please, please just bring the girls home.”
Ms Tweed lost her daughters on January 1, 2005.
“I just had to have these two wee babies and they just both went to heaven,” she said.
The trinket box, which measures 15cm long, 7cm high and 7cm wide and has rose buds on top, sat on a duchesse in Ms Tweed’s home for many years, alongside the few photos she has of her daughters.
“I just hope they’ve got a conscience and they open the trinket box and see what’s inside,” Ms Tweed said.
“They can put them in the post or put them in our letterbox, I don’t really care … they can keep all the other stuff. I wouldn’t even lay charges or anything.”
Ms Tweed said the other items taken, including laptops, phones, jewellery, passports and cash, mean nothing to her.
“I just need their ashes to come home,” she said.
Police say they are investigating the break-in.