Grieving mom loses son to hit-and-run, then thief steals his death certificate
RENTON — Kindra Davidson’s 17-year-old son died after a hit-and-run last month. The grieving mother’s purse was full of memories of her son, but it was stolen Monday and she is desperate to get the items back.
On Sept. 7, her son Andrew was the victim of a hit-and-run just down the road from his Renton home.
Police say the suspect, a 16-year-old boy, was identified by Andrew’s own brother through social media. Two days later, Andrew died.
“All we really have are just these memories,” said Kindra.
Andrew's mom says she took another blow when her purse was stolen from her car. It was parked just outside her home on Monday. Inside were Andrew's belongings -- his debit card, an old Lego club membership from when he was a little boy and, most importantly, his death certificate.
"We are choosing to focus on the good and this little incident, with my purse being stolen, has just brought us back down to feeling kind of broken again", said Kindra.
Kindra is hoping those precious items will be returned, so she can get Andrew back, if only that tiny piece of him that she can carry with her always.
"I don't know how somebody could see a condolence card for a child and take stuff still knowing this family had been through something horrific. I am hoping that good will prevail because I just refuse to let evil triumph in this situation."
Anyone with information about the theft is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-tips.