Updated:CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. —
A Clayton County woman is pleading for burglars to return a stolen camera that captured some of the last photos of loved ones who died.
The break-in happened last month. Thieves stole two televisions and jewelry when they burglarized Nadine Williams’ home off Alden Woods Drive, but she only cares about her missing photos.
“I just feel like a piece of my heart has been snatched out,” she told Channel 2’s Tom Jones.
The photos contained memories of Williams and her mother, Brenda Walton, before she died of cancer last summer.
“I can't get those memories back and it was the last pictures of me and my mom,” Williams said.
There were also pictures of Williams' brother, Ronald Highley, when he was ordained and when he visited her in October. Three months later, cancer took his life.
“I guess (I’m) trying to heal from his passing and then for people to take … your memories, I think that is so wrong. People just don't know what they're doing to other people when you break into their homes,” Williams said.
She hopes the crooks will have a heart or take the camera to a pawn shop, where someone will notice the priceless pictures.
“It's just weighing me down, and I feel like I won't rest until I get my pictures,” she said.
Police are investigating.