Family hopes thief returns fishing poles of dead son

TAMPA, Fla - Fishing was the heart and soul of Robert Medley.  The 28-year old disappeared while doing what he loved near Gandy Boulevard in Pinellas County and with his body being found near the Hillsborough county side of the bridge in early April,  his family couldn't describe the sadness.

"It's been real difficult to move on because there are so many unanswered questions."                                   

Jean Cubero says she still doesn’t know how their son died.  Her and her husband Dennis had just started to rebuild their lives when a thief stole something out of their garage very dear to their hearts.  Medley's fishing poles.

"He had his clothes and he loved fishing and he loved his poles.  It was the one thing I had left of him, Jean said.

At a loss for spoken words, Jean decided to write a note and placed it on her front lawn asking the thief to bring the poles back

"This is different.  This is our son.  He's no longer with us.  So this is very very important to us that if it's possible if we can get these rods back we would have a piece of robert back in our lives,"  Dennis said.

The picture of the note has spread through social media sites and Dennis hopes that it leads to someone spotting the poles or at least convinces the suspect to return them voluntarily.

"Whoever took the rods brings them back.  You know, just bring them back at night time and just set them on the other side of the fence.  We don't care who you are.  That's all we have left of Robert." 



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