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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB Fox 41) -- Kentucky State Police say they are looking for whoever is responsible for stealing from a Grayson County home, while the family was at a funeral.
Cindy and Dennis Higdon say they are still in shock that someone would break into their home in Clarkson, ransack the place and then steal items.
They say most people traveling Higdon Road know one another and are good friends. However, on Wednesday afternoon, Dennis and Cindy Higdon returned home to an unwelcome surprise. "When I got in, I took one look and knew we had been robbed bigtime," says Dennis Higdon.
Items were broken and electronics, guns, money, valuables, and even cases of Dr. Pepper were gone.
Police say the thieves made off with a jewelry box containing necklaces and rings, 4 long guns (Thompson Center single shot Mach III rifle, Iticha 12-gauge semi-automatic shotgun, 20-gauge double barrel shotgun-unknown make, and a Charter Arms .223 rifle with a mounted scope), 2-Milwaukee brand hammer drills, a Garmin GPS, 3 Toshiba laptop computers with one charging cable, an Xbox 360 Kinect, a Nintendo Wii game console, and a few hundred dollars in loose change and silver half dollars.
This included their son Christian's gun that would one day be passed down to his 10-month-old son.
Police say Christian Higdon was hit in the head with a hatchet on Saturday by 24-year-old Jamie Wagers of Elizabethtown, who has been charged with his murder. "The last words Christian said was 'Will you please tell my family I love them' and then turned his head and he died,' says Cindy Higdon.
Wednesday's burglary took place while the family was attending his funeral service. They believe someone used their son's funeral as an opportunity to steal.
"We also feel they had a tipoff man at the funeral service itself, letting them know where we were at the entire time," says Dennis Higdon.
Cindy Higdon says she has a message for whoever is responsible for this crime. "All I can say is you need help. They need help. They're sick," says Cindy Higdon.
Kentucky State Police say if you have any information in this case they encourage you to give them a call at (270) 766-5078 or (800) 222-5555.
The Higdon family says friends and family are working on a reward in this case.