Pontiac family seeks return of stolen Halloween decorations

Pontiac home's stolen Halloween display has connection to lost son

PONTIAC, Mich. - A Pontiac family whose Halloween decorations were stolen is asking whoever took them to bring them back, no questions asked.

Gilbert and Tina Cochrane have been decorating their yard on Third Avenue in Pontiac with a Halloween display for years.

They started the tradition when their son, Robby, was 3 years old

But Robby was killed in a car accident in 2006, when he was a 17-year-old high school senior.

"Halloween and Christmas were his favorite times and he and his dad would put this up together," Tina Cochrane said.

On Tuesday morning this week, Tina woke up to find the "Haunted Valley Cemetery" in the front yard was empty, except for one zombie display.

"The gravestones, the inflatables, some of those light-up plastic decorations, even little things like little skulls," Cochrane said.

The Cochranes had continued to put out the Halloween decorations over the years, not only to please their neighborhood, but also to honor their son's memory.

"We also have attachments to traditions and to items and when they are gone and stolen it feels like someone is stealing another piece of your heart that's already been broken." Cochrane said.

The family is asking whoever took the decorations to return them.

The decorations can be just dropped off in the yard. No questions will be asked.

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