CHICAGO (STMW) — A woman whose iPad—with pictures of her three-month-old daughter who had passed away—was lost last year has it back, including the irreplaceable photos.
The 28-year-old Country Club Hills woman had been texting the iPad, hoping to notify the person who had it that it belonged to her and to arrange for its return.READ MORE: Man In 'Extremely Critical' Condition After Falling Into Chicago River Near Lake Street
The tablet—which contained photos of her 3-month-old daughter, who died of sudden infant death syndrome—went missing nearly a year ago, according to a statement from the Cook County sheriff’s office.
On May 25, the woman received a response and contacted the sheriff’s office to help recover the iPad.READ MORE: Jussie Smollett Testifies Osundairo Brothers Asked For $2 Million To Say They Weren't Involved In Any Hoax
The person who had it—28-year-old Ashley Cobb—had purchased it on the street, but could not operate it without the owner’s password, according to police. She told the victim she would give it back for $300, even after being told the tablet contained priceless photos of her baby.
The sheriff’s Special Operations Unit set up an undercover buy on May 28 at River Oaks Center in Calumet City, and after the “buy” was made, they took Cobb into custody. The victim’s iPad was returned to her.
Cobb, of East Chicago, Ind., has been charged with theft of lost/mislaid property, a misdemeanor, police said. She is next scheduled to appear in court in Markham on July 6.MORE NEWS: North Carolina, Tennessee And Washington D.C. Added To The Chicago Travel Advisory
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