Illinois Grandparents Plead for Return of Stolen Necklace from Late Grandson’s Memorial


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BOURBONNAIS, IL — The grandparents of Dylan Harms, a beloved Illinois teenager who tragically passed away in 2021, have issued a heartfelt plea for the return of a stolen necklace that held immense sentimental value.

The necklace had been displayed on a cross at Riverfront Park in Bourbonnais since Dylan’s untimely passing, serving as a poignant symbol of remembrance. Through the Neighbors app, the grief-stricken grandparents express their deep sorrow and implore the responsible party or anyone with information to come forward and return this precious memento.

Dylan Harms met a tragic fate following a skateboarding accident near Riverfront Park in Bourbonnais on May 12th, 2021. Ever since that devastating day, the necklace has remained a poignant fixture at a memorial near the location of his passing.

“We have a cross close to where he was killed. A skateboard necklace hung on that cross since the day he was killed,” the heartfelt plea read on Saturday. “Someone has taken the necklace. It has no monetary value but holds immeasurable sentimental worth. If you took it or know who did, we beseech you to please return it. This belonged to him. It shatters our hearts that someone would take it.”

Dylan Harms, a highly regarded member of the community, was recognized for his compassionate nature and active involvement with local organizations such as Goodwill. He held a deep passion for serving others, aspiring to become an EMT/firefighter.

If you are in possession of the necklace, we implore you to do the right thing and return.


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