Woman says car stolen with husband's ashes inside

Stephanie Lewis is hurt and heartbroken. She was in the process of moving and had her most treasured items in her car.  She stopped at a friend's apartment in the Old Fourth Ward and her car was stolen.  
"I just happened to look out the window and my car was gone, just like that!" says Lewis. 
It was a 2013 black Dodge Avenger she bought new and it wasn't even paid off yet.  But Lewis says it's not the car that has her so upset.  She says inside the car, along with precious photographs and heirlooms, was a black and gold urn filled with her husband's ashes.  Tavis Lewis died in 2014. 
Ms. Lewis says she hasn't been able to tell her son, Tavis Jr., the urn is gone.  "I don't even want to tell him because that's his father.  It's enough that he's not here with him, but to know his urn is gone, I can't tell him that," says Lewis.
Ms. Lewis is begging the car thief to have some compassion and return the urn. She says she wants to be able to place his ashes in a final resting place. 
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