Devastated mother pleads motorcycle thief to return son's cremated remains

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Underneath carport spot 102, is the place Bandie Avilla parked her beloved motorcycle. (KFSN)

Underneath carport spot 102 is the place Bandie Avilla parked her beloved motorcycle.

Last week, she walked out to her parking spot and her Black Ninja 300 was gone.

"It's hard. It's hard," said Avila.

Those tears are not for the motorcycle that was stolen, but for her son's ashes that were tucked away under the seat.

"It feels like it's a loss again. Somebody said you just can't catch a break," said Avila.

Avila's 28-year-old son, Trevor, was tragically killed last July. He was riding his bicycle in downtown Sacramento when a car hit him.

"When you lose a spouse, you're a widow or widower. When you lose a parent, you're an orphan, but there is no name for when you lose a child," she said.

To heal from the tragic loss, Avilla says she would ride with Trevor's remains to connect with him.

They were inside this crematory memorial locket and attached to a guardian bell.

"When you have a child taken already there's a sense of responsibility. I don't have the strength anymore," Avila said.

She hopes the person who took it will find it in their heart to give it back.

"If they don't want to return the bike, I understand, but if they were able to return it. It's not just sentimental, it is a piece of my son," she said.

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