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$1,000 reward after ashes of boy reported stolen

WATERFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - A $1,000 reward is being offered after a suburban Detroit family says an urn containing the ashes of their 12-year-old son was stolen during a break-in at their home.

Wendy and Dave Turnquist say they returned Friday to their home in Oakland County's Waterford Township to find a side-door window smashed. They've said the urn containing Ryan Christopher McDonald's ashes was missing while items of monetary value were left untouched.

Ryan died in 2007. For many years he battled Kearns-Sayre syndrome, a rare neuromuscular disorder.

The reward is being offered by Crimestoppers.

The urn has a picture frame on each side that includes photographs of Ryan. The family says other valuables in the home including a bracelet, an iPod touch and a laptop weren't taken.

Police say they're investigating.

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