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Mother looking for cell phone with stillborn baby photos

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A local mother's remaining memories of her deceased baby girl are on a phone that she lost while shopping and was claimed by someone else.

The store where it happened said it can identify the person who took the phone, but it won't release the information without a subpoena.

"I get to carry her every day in my phone. That's how I keep her with me. She's not here, so they're tying my hands," Lee Anne Walters said.

Walters was talking about pictures of Emma, her daughter who was a stillborn in 2009. Since then, she has carried memories of her baby on her cell phone. That is until she accidentally left the phone at a Kroger store in Flint earlier this week. 

"The content on there is irreplaceable. I keep it on me so I can have her," Walters said.

Walters is making a desperate plea to get the pictures back.

She tried using the phone's GPS locator to track down the device, but that didn't work. 

She also contacted Kroger seeking help in tracking down her phone. She said she was told the phone was turned over to another woman and that the store knows who that woman is, but the police would need to subpoena the information. 

TV5 tried to contact the store for comment. Kroger's representative Ken McClure said they're doing what they can to help. 

"My hope is that we can get this resolved as quickly as possible and we're definitively sensitive to the issue," McClure said.

Right now Walters is left with nothing but a few memories of her daughter. 

"I would give anything to get these pictures back," Walters said.

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