San Antonio mother catches thieves stealing toys from daughter’s grave

Nikki Kennedy had a motion camera installed after noticing her daughter’s toys disappeared between visits


SAN ANTONIO – A San Antonio mother is fighting back after she caught two people stealing toys from her daughter’s grave on surveillance video.

Nikki Kennedy says her daughter, Enedina Ibarra, 4, died on Jan. 28, 2019.

“She passed away from neuroblastoma cancer,” Kennedy said. “She was a feisty little girl. She went through a lot her entire life. She lived in the hospital and didn’t get to live like a child. She literally spent her entire life playing in the hospital. It just hurts me to know I lost my child like this.”

Since Enedina’s passing, Kennedy has kept her daughter’s spirit alive, decorating her grave at the San Jose Burial Park with things Enedina loved, like Peppa Pig.

In the beginning, Kennedy noticed things missing from her daughter’s grave.

“I visit her every day. I came one time, and her toys were everywhere. I think it was children who got her toys and put them everywhere,” Kennedy said. “They were in the pond, all over the gravesite. I had a feeling who was doing it, but I didn’t want to point fingers, so I installed a motion-detecting camera. I said, ‘My daughter can’t even rest peacefully because they are taking her belongings.’”

The first camera Kennedy put up was vandalized.

“They broke her first camera, and I replaced it with a new one,” Kennedy said. “They took her Peppa Pig things and the lights I had out there.”

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