Father of Ayeesha Day says brass cross grave marker stolen off highway

MAYER, AZ - The family of an Arizona high school senior, who died earlier this year in a car crash, says a brass cross placed at the mile marker near the crash site has been stolen.

Lloyd Day said his daughter, Ayeesha, died Jan. 16 while on her way home from a dance at Mayer High School

Day said the brass cross was made by members of a shop class at Mayer High School and had his daughter's name inscribed on it.

The father said the cross was there on Thursday, but was missing Friday. He said candles that were near the cross were found in some nearby bushes.

A police report has been filed with the Yavapai County Sheriff's Office.

The Prescott Daily Courier reports that three other people in the vehicle, including the driver, were seriously injured in the Jan. 16 crash. The vehicle reportedly went into the median on Highway 69 and rolled over, the newspaper reports, citing the Arizona Department of Public Safety.

Officials said alcohol, drugs and speed were not factors in the crash, according to the report.

The family would greatly appreciate any help from the public regarding the whereabouts of the cross. Information can be provided directly to Sheriff’s Office at 928-771-3260 or anonymously to Yavapai Silent Witness at 1800-932-3232. Refer to case number 14-025533.

 

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