Do You Know Who Owns This Necklace? A Salem Woman is Hoping Someone Will Before Christmas
SALEM — A Facebook post has gone viral after a woman found an urn charm containing ashes attached to a necklace on the side of Route 28. Now she's trying to find the owner.
"It’s the holidays,"Cheryl Cristaldi said. "Someone must be devastated."
Cristaldi lives in Salem and says last Saturday morning her husband was on Route 28 near the Dunkin' Donuts by the post office when his car stalled out. Cheryl went to pick him up and when she arrived he had a necklace in his hands that he found on the side of the road.
The necklace has a small urn charm. For Cristaldi, this hit close to home.
Cristaldi says she lost a Pandora bracelet awhile back which had a charm that contained ashes of her son. Her son, who was a twin, died three years ago shortly after he was born from an extremely rare disease. The bracelet was a way for Cristaldi to feel closer to him.
She said she was disappointed after a police investigation discovered the bracelet was pawned at a local pawn shop. She says the woman who pawned the bracelet was arrested but nothing happened after that. The bracelet was never returned.
For that reason, Cristaldi is trying to locate the owner of this priceless necklace herself. Her Facebook post has already been shared almost 2,000 times.
She says there are two other charms on the necklace but she wants the owner to identify the other charms so she knows its the rightful owner.
The urn is untarnished silver in the shape of a heart with the inscription "Always in my heart".
Cristaldi also believes the owner is Greek based on the other two charms.
"I just want the ashes back to their loved one. That’s what’s important to me," Cristaldi said. "The ashes in that urn are loved."