CAMDEN, Ark. - (12/21/18) It's a double tragedy for the family of Jatton Smith, who died December 4 of cancer. Two weeks later after her passing, her home was broken into by burglars.
Her son, Greg, and the family members that she left behind have taken a strong hit to the heart, twice.
"It's bad enough to lose your mom but to disrespect your mom's home and she hasn't even been in the ground for two weeks," Smith said in disbelief.
They found out his mom had cancer in November. The cancer was in her lungs, liver and bones. There was also a mass found on her spine.
In her 83 years of life, Jatton wasn't just a loving mother to Smith and his three siblings. She was a mother of the community. She worked as a nurse for 56 years, was active in church and took in many residents in the community.
"Everybody knows her," Smith said. "She's always helping people."
So, it's puzzling for Smith and his family because they don't know why someone would do this. The thieves stole clothes, luggage, electronics and even food.
"Who does that," Smith questioned.
As of now, there are no answers. While the family seeks justice, the window that the burglars broke into remains boarded up.
"If you don't have any respect for the deceased. You don't have respect for anybody," Smith said.
No one was in the home at the time of the burglary, though family had been in and out during the week. He pleaded for the community to buy home security systems as a precaution.
If you have any information regarding this home burglary, you're asked to contact a member of the family or the Camden Police Department.
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