‘My heart sunk’: Dog tags that belonged to woman’s brother stolen

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BRECKSVILLE, Ohio-- A woman returns from her daily jog, only to find that something priceless has been stolen from her car.

Bridget Marnet's younger brother was in the U.S. Coast Guard and killed in the line of duty less than two years ago.  She carried his dog tags with her as one of the few memories she had left of him.

"I actually backed out and I looked over at my passenger side and saw the door was unlocked and that's when my heart sunk," Marnet explained.

On Sunday, Marnet had just finished a jog in the Brecksville Reservation of the Cleveland Metroparks when she realized someone had broken into her car and stolen her purse.

"Inside my purse was my driver's license, my passport. There was cash, my VISA check card and the most important thing in there was my brother's dog tags and I don't care about getting anything else back; I want my brother's dog tags back," she said.

Marnet said she considered her 28-year-old brother Christopher Page her best friend.  She always kept his dog tags with her as a symbol of their special bond.

"He passed away on November 7th of 2013. He was in an elite unit in the U.S. Coast Guard, based down in Miami and on his way to one of his missions, he was killed," she explained.

Marnet said she and her family were devastated by Christopher's death.  She said they both loved sports and the outdoors.

"We just grew up really close since we were kids. We used to ride our bikes and pretend like we were traveling the world and one of our goals when we got older was to see who would go to the most countries and he definitely has me beat; I only made it to 12," she said.

Bridget said her wallet, her money, her driver's license mean nothing right now; but her last memory of her brother means everything.

"I don't want anything from them. I don't want any charges against them, nothing; I just want my brother's dog tags back," she said.

According to Bridget Marnet, investigators said someone tried to use her credit card at several gas stations in the area.

Metroparks officials said they have made no arrests.

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