Family Offers Reward for Return of Son’s Ashes

A Wake County family is pleading for the return of a son’s stolen pickup truck, not only for the truck but for the ashes of Corey Padgett which were placed inside a cross that was in the pickup truck. Padgett passed away on New Year’s Eve after a battle with COVID-19. On Friday, Padgett’s brother, a student at Athens Drive Magnet High School, returned to the school’s parking lot to find the truck gone. His parents say their son is devastated. A $500 reward is being offered for the return of the ashes.

Author: Mike Jackson