Brides wedding dress stolen

Brides wedding dress stolen

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DES MOINES, Iowa (KCCI) – A Des Moines woman’s plea on social media for the safe return of a very special wedding dress has gone viral.

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The soon-to-be bride, Marissa Hurst, said her dress was stolen from her car Monday night. It’s not just an ordinary wedding dress; it’s a family heirloom.

“It was going to be the spotlight of our wedding,” Hurst said. “I was just really excited to wear it.”

Hurst’s grandmother wore the dress in 1965 when she got married. Hurst’s mother wore it in 1988. It only cost $50 at the time, but to the family, it’s priceless.

“I feel like it symbolized the love that we all have in the family, and I feel like it was just a really special piece that we had,” Hurst said.

Hurst is set to marry her fiance, Nate, in September. She picked up the dress from her mother on Monday, but when she went to get it out of the trunk, it was gone.

“I called my mom and I was just sobbing. I felt so bad,” Hurst said.

Des Moines police are trying to determine who swiped the dress from Hurst’s car in the parking lot at her apartment complex on Park Avenue.

“If you would be so kind as to return this to me, that would be amazing,” Hurst said. “I have no hard feelings.”

Hurst’s emotional plea on Facebook has been shared more than 8,500 times as of Wednesday night.

“I’ll obviously be able to find another dress that I’ll love and will look beautiful on, but it’s not going to have that same meaning,” Hurst said. “Some people have even offered me their wedding dresses, which is really kind.”

For now, she’s holding out hope that she’ll get to see her family heirloom again.

“If it doesn’t come back, it doesn’t come back. And we’ll make new traditions to pass on, but I’m hopeful it comes back,” she said.

Anyone with information or who saw suspicious activities around the West Park Apartments in Des Moines is asked to call the Des Moines Police Department.
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