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Husband pleads for return of wife's wedding ring

Published On: Jan 10 2014 10:44:27 AM CST
Updated On: Jan 10 2014 06:28:33 PM CST
WICHITA, Kan. -

More than a week after an unconscious woman was robbed in a Wichita drive thru, one of her most sentimental possessions remains missing.

Danielle Zimmerman was a housewife and mother who suffered a brain aneurism in the drive thru of a Taco Bell Dec. 29. Police said three men took her wedding ring and other personal belongings while she was unresponsive in her car.

Zimmerman was taken to a nearby hospital where she died the next day from her medical condition.

Three 19 year olds, Quanique Thomas-Hammeen, Daquantrius Johnson and Keith Hickels, were arrested and charged with robbery in connection to the crime. They remain jailed on $200,000 bond.

Police have recovered some of the evidence, but Zimmerman's wedding ring has not been found.

During a police briefing Friday, Zimmerman's husband, Kris, struggled to maintain composure as he discussed his family's loss.

"I should have been the last one holding her hand while she was dying, not someone stealing the ring off her finger," he said.

Kris thanked the community for their prayers and support.

The public is also invited to contribute to the reward fund in tips leading to Zimmerman's ring and her cell phone, the Wichita Crime Commission said.

Gordon Bassham, Wichita Crime Commission, said someone knows where the ring is.

"This is a no questions asked reward," Bassham said.

The reward now totals $2,000 for information leading to Zimmerman's possessions. Bassham said he expects that figure to grow as more private donations come in.

Anyone who has knowledge about the location of the ring, or who wishes to contribute to the reward fund, should contact the Crime Commission at 267-1235.

Click here to donate to the reward.

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