Dead baby's mementos stolen in burglary

HOUSTON, Del. - August 27, 2010

The family of Peyton Ratledge, who died July 12th at 24 days old, says the safe, which contained 14 firearms, also held photos, her birth announcement and obituary, pacifiers and a funeral book with a lock of her hair.

The infant's mother, Jessica Ehlers, says several items of Peyton's clothes were also in the safe.

Delaware State Police say the burglary took place late Aug. 5 or early Aug. 6 in the 2600 block of Gun and Rod Club Road near Houston.

Information about this crime was only recently released.

Anyone with information is asked to call Delaware State Police Troop 3 at 302-697-4454 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at 800-TIP-3333.

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