SONOMA, Calif., Dec. 1 (UPI) -- The home of a California family that lost four members in a deadly weekend traffic accident has been robbed, police said.
The break-in occurred Monday night or early Tuesday in Sonoma with the thieve or thieves making off with undisclosed family valuables and a car while leaving the house in disarray, The (Santa Rosa) Press Democrat reported.
Sonoma Police Chief Bret Sackett called it "incredibly despicable."
"It's such a tragic event for a family already suffering," the chief said.
Nancy Pollock, a family friend, said the house was "ransacked."
"It's just unbelievable that someone would prey on this grieving family and take memories from this one surviving child of her family," Pollack said.
Killed in the Saturday night crash were John Maloney, 45, his wife Susan, 42, and their children Aiden, 8, and Grace, 5. Another daughter, Molly,19, was not with them in the car. The Sonoma Friday. The driver of the other car also died.
A memorial service for the family is planned for Friday.