CRUEL ACT: Brent and Suzy Prisk had their dead son’s ashes stolen during a recent robbery. They were stored in a box of a similar appearance to the one pictured (inset).
CRUEL ACT: Brent and Suzy Prisk had their dead son’s ashes stolen during a recent robbery. They were stored in a box of a similar appearance to the one pictured (inset). DAVID NIELSEN

Family want stolen dead son’s ashes back

BRENT and Suzy Prisk want the lowlife who broke into their North Booval home and stole their dead son's ashes to return them.

The Prisks said they did not know how those responsible could sleep at night after committing such a heinous act.

The family's beloved son, Lucarne Prisk, died on Mother's Day in 1997 of sudden infant death syndrome.

He was four months old at the time.

Mrs Prisk said she noticed her son's ashes and a small jewellery box were missing from her bedroom last week after she returned home from work.

She said the house had been broken into at some stage throughout the day.

"He has come with us wherever we have gone because we did not want to let him go . . . it was our way of remembering him," she said.

"We have lost him once and now we have lost him for a second time.

"It has been a gut wrenching week . . . The memories of losing him the first time have just come flooding back."

Mrs Prisk pleaded with those responsible to do the right thing and return the ashes.

She said it was the right thing to do.

"The whole thing is just odd . . . there were other things in the house they could have taken, but did not," she said.

"If the person, or people, who took the ashes could just return them we would be eternally grateful, it has no value to them.

"All they have to do is just leave them on our front step."

Mr Prisk said the day he found his son dead in his cot was the most heartbreaking day of his life.

He said his son's ashes were the family's most treasured possession.

"It was absolutely heartbreaking when I found him," he said.

"The person, or people, who did this are just scumbags . . . they are the lowest of the low.

"Lucarne has been, and will always be, a part of our life and we just want him back."

Anyone with any information is urged to contact Booval police on 3282 1320.



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