Clayton County

Airbnb host returns to find family heirlooms, other items stolen from her home

CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. — A Clayton County homeowner is hoping her former Airbnb guests will return priceless family heirlooms she says were stolen from her house.

Wendolyn Warren is spending her Thanksgiving in shock after she said the guests raided her home during their stay.

"They took silverware that's priceless, that came from my grandfather and my mother," Warren told Channel 2's Matt Johnson.

Warren said a couple and children had booked a week-long stay at the house off Poston Road in Jonesboro.

She returned home to find several TVs missing, writing on a mirror in lipstick and other mirrors missing from the wall. She also found her family heirlooms missing that she kept behind a locked door.

Her doorbell camera showed a woman trying to block the view as a man loaded items into a parked car. Another video shows the woman wearing a coat that belongs to Warren's 91-year-old mother.

"Mine is gone and my mom's is gone," she said.

Children were staying at the home with the couple during the weeklong stay. The adults left behind stuffed toys and homework.

"I think their kids need an opportunity to be raised by someone who can teach them values and not to steal from people," Warren said.

Warren gave the videos to Clayton County police who told Johnson they are investigating and following up on leads.

Warren said 28 things in total are missing after the family's stay. But there's just one outcome that would make her most thankful.

"I hope I can get my heirlooms back," she said, "I can buy a TV, but I need my heirlooms back. I can't buy that," she said.

Warren said she is in touch with Airbnb to come to a resolution.

Warren told Johnson she went through the trash and found some items with the guests full names on them. She turned them over to the police, too.