Mother asks for return of son's stolen memorial

Wynne Stolen Horse
(Source: KAIT)
(Source: KAIT)
(Source: KAIT)
(Source: KAIT)

WYNNE, AR (KAIT) - Cross County deputies are looking for the suspect who stole a replica of a horse from a grave at a local cemetery.

According to the department's Facebook page, the theft has the family very angry.

"We got the news today that this horse, is a replica of our son's real horse, someone has taken it from his grave," Ava Pulley wrote on Facebook. "I think whoever got it needs to take it back. That belonged to our son, Aubrey Pulley Jr., who was killed in 1989. Please take it back and shame on you. His mother bubbles."

Ava Pulley, the mother of Aubrey Pulley Jr., said they placed the horse at her son's grave 27 years after he died.

She explained he was hit by an 18 wheeler in 1989 on a California road.

Pulley said her daughter found the horse and painted it like the horse her son used to ride.

She saw her son's grave after the theft for the first time Wednesday and said she was heartbroken.

"Not just because it was a horse but I got it for my son," Ava Pulley said. "He was a loving kid. And as you can see on the back of his monument that his Aunt Cathy wrote a poem and everything was so perfect on it."

She said a friend told her about the theft on Tuesday.

Pulley said it had been about 2 weeks since a family member was at Slocum Cemetery where her son is buried.

She is unsure when exactly it was taken.

Pulley asked the person responsible to bring back her son's horse.

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