Phoenix man offering reward to recover his late wife's stolen wedding rings

Posted at 6:16 PM, Apr 29, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-30 11:29:55-04

A Phoenix man is offering a $1,000 reward for anyone who can get back his late wife's wedding rings.

Marvin Huffaker reached out to ABC15 after burglars broke into his house near 32nd Street and Union Hills Road earlier this week while he was out of town on a business trip.

"I have pictures and things like that," explained Marvin Huffaker. "But... that [the ring]... symbolized what we had."

Huffaker and his wife, Amy, only dated for three months. But, for more than 20 years the ring sat on her finger.

"I think she picked it out," Huffaker laughed. "I think she picked it out and that's why it worked." 

And they worked through the ups and downs of marriage, through two kids and new job ventures. The final hurdle was fighting Amy's ovarian cancer. Huffaker said, his wife's positivity was radiant, but after a three-year-old battle, it became too much to fight. 

"And after she passed away, it was a lot of just healing and getting through the pain," Huffaker said. "And our lives have changed quite drastically since then." 

He got rid of a lot of material things, except for their wedding rings that he kept in their daughter's jewelry box.

Just last week, some brazen burglars used a rock to steal the rock that once sat on Amy's finger. They threw it right through Huffaker's living room door; breaking in while he was away on a business trip.

Besides the ring, their choices of items to steal were very random, according to Huffaker.

But, another big blow was when the crooks got into Huffaker's office and stole very important documents, like social security cards and birth certificates. They even took Amy's death certificate.

Despite all of that, Huffaker tells ABC15, he is not angry at the vandals.

He just wants the ring, to have and to hold, to remember his wife.

"Whoever stole the stuff, might make a couple bucks off selling them or whatever...good for you. It's not going to change your life," Huffaker said. "The reward I'm offering is going to be way more than what you can get if you sold it."

Huffaker is now offering a $1,000 reward with no questions asked to the person who can return them to him.

He said those who have it can call his office at 480-988-7215 or email him at and he will get back to them.