05/28/2015 12:33 EDT | Updated 05/28/2016 05:59 EDT

Stolen locket with son's ashes found and returned to Edmonton family

EDMONTON - A stolen locket that contained the ashes of a baby boy has been found and returned to the family.

Edmonton police say a citizen, who wishes to remain anonymous, saw a news story about the heart-shaped locket and turned it in.

It was identified as the necklace that was in a jewelry box stolen from a southeast Edmonton home last week.

The ashes belong to the homeowner's son, who died at birth in 2011.

Police made a plea through the media earlier this week for help in recovering the irreplaceable locket.