Stolen guitar housing brother's ashes found returned on doorstep

Posted at 11:43 AM, Jan 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-16 12:43:44-05

PHOENIX — The discovery of a guitar on Cody Mason’s doorstep is a happy ending to a devastating story.

Mason says the guitar was recently stolen from his home with several other things.

It wasn’t just any instrument, but a something that houses the ashes of his late brother.

Mason’s brother Jason, a guitarist, passed away in May 2016 and as a tribute, Cody hand-made the guitar to keep his ashes.

He posted on Facebook, pleading for the guitar’s return.

“If nothing else from the robbery is returned, I wish to play my brother's guitar once more,” the post read.

On Wednesday morning, Mason says the guitar was waiting on his doorstep, seemingly returned by the thief who stole more than they bargained for.

"It was on the doorstep when I got up. Just like I asked for. I'm in tears!" Mason posted.

Phoenix police say they took a report on the case, but there's no word on the investigation or whether any suspects have been identified.

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