OMAHA A homeowner is heartbroken after a safe went missing. It held more than $10,000 worth of jewelry and irreplaceable family heirlooms according to the woman that owned it.
"It's heartbreaking to know somebody has your life story," said Donna, pointing out the safe even held a letter from her priest that she received the day she was married.
The safe had been moved into her new home several weeks ago in Northwest Omaha. She told WOWT 6 News Fact Finders that she had pushed the safe into a basement cabinet when she first moved in but left it unchecked for a period of time. When she returned to the cabinet recently the safe was nowhere to be found.
Several contractors and painters have been inside her home recently, but Donna told WOWT 6 News that she doesn't want to be too quick to point fingers.
Donna reported the theft to the Sheriff's Office, however, they couldn't find any forced entry through doors, windows or any other access points.
Investigators are looking into the matter, but said it's difficult because there are no photographs of the stolen items. Donna only has pictures of similar jewelry and descriptions of the items inside the safe for deputies to go off of.
A veterans detective told WOWT that this case is a good example of why we should take photographs of all valuable personal items. If items end up stolen police and deputies can use those photos to help identify possible stolen goods.
If you have any information on the missing safe, or it's contents, you're asked to call the Douglas County Sheriff's Office at (402)444-6000.