Yakima woman pleads for safe return of brother's stolen ashes

YAKIMA, Wash. -- A Yakima woman is pleading for the safe return of her late brother's ashes.

Thieves made off with Vanessa Prusinowski's father's pickup truck last month. The ashes were kept inside a toolbox so her father always felt he was close.

Authorities found the truck abandoned about ten miles outside of Yakima. But, the toolbox and her brother Christopher's ashes are still missing.

"When I lost him...I still have a hard time dealing with it, so it just means a lot to me that whoever has them brings them back to me. That's all I have left of him," Vanessa said.

YPD doesn't have any leads on the location of the ashes or who might have them.