PLYMOUTH, MASS. (WHDH) - A search has continued in Plymouth in recent days after a 10-year-old boy lost a pendant with his mother’s ashes inside.
Connor Datri lost the golden heart-shaped pendant to his necklace while on a soccer field at West School in Plymouth last week. While a few days have passed, the family was still holding out hope Tuesday that they will find the pendant.
Others have also been helping.
“We can always step over it and miss it, so there’s other people here trying,” said Marty Conceicao, one person looking for the missing item.
“It just made me cry,” Datri’s grandmother, Melissa Moriarty said of the help from others. “It makes me feel that people do still care.”
Datri’s mother lost her life in a car crash in 2020. Datri has since relied on the pendant to keep his mom close to his own heart.
Datri said he lost the pendant after his necklace fell off after he tripped over his soccer ball.
“I’m kind of upset still,” Datri said.
Moriarty initially took to Facebook, asking the community to keep an eye out. Support from her neighbors came back tenfold.
Conceiacao, with a metal detector in tow, has been among those combing soccer fields for the necklace.
“We just want to bring back his keepsake,” he said. “We all have moms and that’s an important thing for all of us.”
“It’s amazing that everyone has come out to help us,” Moriarty said. “…That’s the greatest thing in the world to know that you have people behind you.”
Moriarty said the funeral home called her on Tuesday to say they can order her a new pendant if this one doesn’t turn up.
The family, though, is hoping to find the original pendant with the ashes inside.
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