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Stolen bracelet with husband’s ashes returned to thankful widow

Posted at 4:40 PM, Mar 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-30 16:48:02-04

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. – An Elizabeth City widow has finally been reunited with her late husband’s ashes.

Earlier this month, Alice Leggett’s family contacted WTKR after her bracelet containing her husband’s ashes was stolen.

Leggett said she was putting her grandson into her car after a trip to Walmart when the bracelet was stolen.

Alice Leggett

She said her bracelet and tablet were in her shopping cart and believes someone took her belongings while she wasn’t looking.

After the story aired, Leggett said someone handed the bracelet into Elizabeth City Police. She was given back the bracelet Thursday night.

“I was emotional, to know that John was with me back again and he wasn’t lost anymore was a huge relief,” explained Leggett. “I wanted to thank you all for what you all did, it triggered a lot of things to happen.”