S. Ogden couple ask car thieves to return keepsakes of their dead son

Jan 28 2014 - 5:55am

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Krystle Cordingley is asking anyone who may have seen her car to call South Ogden police. The car was stolen Saturday night and contains several mementos from the funeral of her 13-month-old son (seen here).  The car is a 2011 pearl-white Subaru Forester, with a clear car bra and a fist-sized dent on the back passenger door. (Courtesy photo)
Krystle Cordingley, seen here with her late son, is asking anyone who may have seen her car to call South Ogden police. The car was stolen Saturday night and contains several mementos from the funeral of her 13-month-old son.  The car is a 2011 pearl-white Subaru Forester, with a clear car bra and a fist-sized dent on the back passenger door. (Courtesy photo)
Krystle Cordingley mourns her 13-month-old son, who died of unknown causes, and is frustrated after someone stole her car with several mementos she kept to remember him. (ANDREAS RIVERA/Standard-Examiner)
Krystle Cordingley is asking anyone who may have seen this car to call South Ogden police. The car was stolen Saturday night and contains several mementos from the funeral of her 13-month-old son.  The car is a 2011 pearl-white Subaru Forester, with a clear car bra and a fist-sized dent on the back passenger door. (Courtesy photo)
Krystle Cordingley is asking anyone who may have seen her car to call South Ogden police. The car was stolen Saturday night and contains several mementos from the funeral of her 13-month-old son (seen here).  The car is a 2011 pearl-white Subaru Forester, with a clear car bra and a fist-sized dent on the back passenger door. (Courtesy photo)
Krystle Cordingley, seen here with her late son, is asking anyone who may have seen her car to call South Ogden police. The car was stolen Saturday night and contains several mementos from the funeral of her 13-month-old son.  The car is a 2011 pearl-white Subaru Forester, with a clear car bra and a fist-sized dent on the back passenger door. (Courtesy photo)
Krystle Cordingley mourns her 13-month-old son, who died of unknown causes, and is frustrated after someone stole her car with several mementos she kept to remember him. (ANDREAS RIVERA/Standard-Examiner)
Krystle Cordingley is asking anyone who may have seen this car to call South Ogden police. The car was stolen Saturday night and contains several mementos from the funeral of her 13-month-old son.  The car is a 2011 pearl-white Subaru Forester, with a clear car bra and a fist-sized dent on the back passenger door. (Courtesy photo)

SOUTH OGDEN - A family was shocked after waking up in the morning to go to church Sunday, only to find that their car was stolen overnight. But it isn't the missing car that has the couple so frustrated and heartbroken, it's what was inside. 

Several mementos belonging to their 13-month-old son, who died a few months prior, were in the car.

Krystle Cordingley is asking anyone who might have seen her car to call police.

"I could care less about the car, I just want my baby's things," Cordingley said.

Krystle and her husband Brock were devastated after their son Corbyn had unexpectedly died in his sleep on Oct. 18, 2013. The hospital's autopsy had inconclusive results, leaving the sudden death even more heartbreaking. 

Cordingley had left several items in her car that she displayed at the funeral including obituary clips, pictures, Corbyn's pajamas, baggies of his favorite snack Goldfish crackers and other keepsakes.

"Emotionally, I just couldn't bring myself to move them," Cordingley said.

When they found that their car had been taken, the couple put the word out over social media to help find it.

"They're things I can't get back, that are irreplaceable," Cordingley said. 

She said she can't imagine the kind of person who would just take things obviously belonging to a child, including several of her 3-year-old daughter's toys.

The recent death of their seemingly healthy, bouncing boy has already been much to bare, but Cordingley said the theft of mementos and memories of her son has been horrible. 

Nothing in the car has any monetary value, only sentimental value to her and her husband, she said.

At this point, she said she would be happy if only the possessions were returned, regardless of what happens to the vehicle.

The car is a 2011 pearl-white Subaru Forester, with a clear car-bra and a fist sized dent on the back passenger door. There is also a white sticker that reads "Salt to Saint Relay," on the back. 

Anyone with information on the missing vehicle should call South Ogden Police at 801-622-2800.

Contact reporter Andreas Rivera at 801-625-4227 or arivera@standard.net. Follow him on Twitter @SE_Andreas.

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