Lorraine Knorr says she’s headed into the New Year without a home and with few belongings after her parked trailer was stolen in Santa Fe in December.
Knorr, 49, said that while she waited for her New Mexico hostess job to resume in February, she was visiting friends in Florida. While she was away, she said she had a friend who took her 2012 Jayco Eagle Super Lite to a store for a tire change with a plan for someone else to pick it up.
That person didn’t show up on time, and Knorr said she learned in early December that the trailer she was staying in had been stolen. The Santa Fe police have reported little progress on the case.
The pendant contained practical items like warm winter coats and heirlooms like her grandmother’s wedding ring, Knorr said.
“My dead father’s ashes are in there,” she said. “All of my pictures, from my wedding to the birth of my children. It’s like a fire, as if I’ve literally lost my whole life. “
Knorr doesn’t have a truck or car to pull her trailer and said she mainly relied on a friend’s vehicle to move it from place to place. Their insurance covers up to $ 20,000 for the trailer and $ 5,000 for the personal belongings inside, but Knorr estimates property worth more than $ 50,000 was stolen.
Quinn Tire owner Dan Kemano told The New Mexican that after their employees finished assembling the vehicle on December 3rd, they couldn’t store it in the store overnight and no one came to pick it up, so it was left in the parking lot.
Kemano said he usually has someone guarding the parking lot at night because the theft of catalytic converters in the workshop is on the rise. The man on watch that night did not hear any unusual noises, Kemano said.
“This is the first time in the seven years I’ve been here that something like this has happened,” he said. “It was kind of strange.”
Knorr said she moved to New Mexico in June from Nipawin, Saskatchewan, a town of about 4,000 residents more than 300 miles north of the U.S. border. She was born in the United States but spent much of her childhood in Canada, she said. Her passport was in the trailer, along with the vehicle title.
She hopes the police will find her RV, which is intact.
“My second best thing would be to have someone bring my personal belongings everywhere,” she said tearfully. “I don’t know, just bring her back.”
If found u Documents provided by trailer owner Lorraine Knorr show that the trailer’s license plate is 58588RVC. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of the trailer is encouraged to contact the Santa Fe Police Department at 505-428-3710.