Photos: Mom Begs for Return of Lost Locket

San Diego mother Cristina Parodi-Araya is desperately looking for a locket she may have lost at Fashion Valley mall on Nov. 30, 2015. The locket - a silver angel charm - contains the ashes of her only son, Francisco Jose Araya, 19, who died in 2007 after losing his battle cancer.

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Monica Garske
Cristina Parodi-Araya holds up a photo of her late son, Francisco Jose Araya, 19, and a flyer with information about the locket she lost, which contained her son's ashes.
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Cristina Parodi-Araya
A flyer made by mother Cristina Parodi-Araya containing details of her lost locket. She believes she lost the necklace on Nov. 30, 2015, possibly at Fashion Valley mall.
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Cristina Parodi-Araya
Cristina Parodi-Araya believes she lost this locket, which contains her son's ashes, on Nov. 30, 2015, possibly at Fashion Valley mall.
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Cristina Parodi-Araya
Francisco Jose Araya chats with Santa Claus in Chula Vista. His mother said he was 9 years old in this family photograph.
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Cristina Parodi-Araya
A photo of Cristina and Francisco when her son was about 14.
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A photo of Francisco at age 2, riding his beloved tricycle. “He was so excited. He used to run all over the house on his tricycle,” his mother told NBC 7.
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Courtesy of Cristina Parodi-Araya
A photo of Francisco taken in June 2005, during his senior year of high school in Chula Vista. He is 17 here. His mother used this photo at his memorial service in 2007.
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Courtesy of Cristina Parodi-Araya
A photo of Cristina, wearing her "angel" locket.
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Cristina Parodi-Araya
Cristina and Francisco in 2007, as he battled Ewing's sarcoma. He passed away on April 30, 2007, at age 19.
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Cristina Parodi-Araya
Francisco in 2007, as he battled Ewing's sarcoma. He passed away on April 30, 2007, at age 19. He's pictured here with one of his favorite nurses.
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Monica Garske
Cristina may have lost her beloved locket at Fashion Valley mall on Nov. 30, 2015. She visited Macy's, The Disney Store and Banana Republic that day.
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Monica Garske
Cristina Parodi-Araya holds up a photo of her late son, Francisco Jose Araya, 19, and a flyer with information about the locket she lost, which contained her son's ashes.
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