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Grandfather of Aurora victim begs for photos back

Associated Press Modified: October 3, 2012 at 6:32 pm •  Published: October 3, 2012
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DENVER (AP) — The grandfather of a 6-year-old girl killed during the Aurora theater shootings wants a thief to return pictures of the child that were stolen from his home in a burglary this week.

"They're the last photos I have of her," said Robert Sullivan, grandfather of Veronica Moser-Sullivan, the youngest person slain in the July 20 attack that left 12 dead and dozens wounded.

Sullivan said Wednesday that four cameras were stolen, including one that had a memory card with more than 40 photos of Veronica at a school celebration. Other images show her at a playground.

Sullivan said he still has a well-known photo of the girl licking an ice cream cone, but the rest of the shots are gone. Sullivan said he hopes whoever has the pictures will recognize the girl and return the memory cards to him or police, even if they keep the cameras.

Denver police said Wednesday they are investigating the reported thefts, which also included a coin collection and cash. Two detectives were at the scene but weren't publicly discussing any leads.

"It's such an unfortunate thing. To be struck twice by a tragedy is so hard. There's somebody out there who knows something," said Lt. Matthew Murray, a police spokesman.

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