Man Recovers Memories of Wife With Return of Stolen Camera

Police in Santa Ana, Calif., reunited Dave Lacey with photos of his wife, who had died of cancer.
3:00 | 02/21/14

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Dave Lacey walks out of a -- and -- shop clutching the camera stolen from his home more than a year ago. I'm super excited. -- written off as those -- -- forever. -- recognized it by the unique -- made by his wife Erica she's super super strong woman. Super town and prep before. There may choose diagnosis of cancer. She passed away from cancer -- -- thirty. The photos on the camera more than 300. Priceless snapshots of her funeral and celebration of life flawed system -- yeah. It's complicated how -- found out about the camera. But it goes back to an unrelated home burglary and a stolen computer to attract. -- application in the computer we able to. To find the location where that suspect is. This suspect identified as twenty year old David act -- -- he was arrested for possession of stolen property. This morning his 21 year old girlfriend Monica Molina was also taken into custody in addition to the stolen property found inside the suspects -- detectives also located. All of these receipts more than twenty items -- At the Santa -- business one of those receipts was -- -- camera detectives went to the pawnshop and looked closely at the photos. Rick and I saw a picture of -- below wall and a tree and back. -- from memory police went to the neighborhood where they thought the photo was taken and eventually found lacy yeah. I was pretty awesome. The other stolen property includes a second camera. If you recognize the family in this photo they're visiting the Grand Canyon -- orange -- crime stoppers at 1855. Tip OC CS. Police hope to find the rightful owners Lacey does too knowing just how much it meant to him having -- back with the memories it's fantastic. In Santa -- -- -- -- ABC seven Eyewitness News.

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