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Pendant with boy's ashes stolen in Edmonton

Youngster was killed in Waskada plane crash in 2013

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A necklace that holds the final remains of a young boy tragically killed in a plane crash near Waskada last year has been stolen in Edmonton.

Edmonton police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating the remains of Dawson Pentecost -- a nine-year-old boy who died in a plane crash on Feb. 10, 2013 -- that were contained in a necklace stolen from a truck at approximately 9 a.m last Friday.

Pentecost’s parents, David and Crystal, moved to Edmonton two weeks ago.

Dawson lost his life in a crash that also claimed the life of his two young friends, Logan and Gage Spence, along with their father Darren Spence, who was piloting the six-seat Cessna.

The necklace is a cremation pendant, which contains the boy’s final remains in a gold and silver cross with five crystals, and hangs on a silver chain. The cross is approximately 4 cm in height and 2 cm in width.

"It’s very likely that the thief had no idea about the tremendous sentimental value of this piece of jewelry," said Edmonton police spokesman Const. Michael Roblin. "The EPS asks the public to keep an eye out for this keepsake necklace and anyone with information about the incident is asked to come forward. It is our hope the necklace will be recovered and returned to its rightful owners, even if it is turned in anonymously."

The boy's parents are scheduled to speak at a press conference later today.

Edmonton officers responded to a report of an attempted theft of vehicle in the area of 113 Avenue and 86 Street. It was reported that a male broke into a red and black, 4-door Dodge Ram at approximately 9 a.m. After unsuccessfully attempting to start the vehicle, the suspect allegedly took a necklace and loose change from the truck, and travelled on foot through an alley to the north before heading east through a backyard.

The suspect is described as a Caucasian male, in his late teens or early 20s, with blonde, curly hair. He was seen wearing red and white shorts.

Anyone who has information about this crime is asked to contact the EPS at 780-423-4567 or #377 from a mobile phone. Anonymous information can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at www.tipsubmit.com/start.htm.

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