BPD seeks public's help in locating stuffed animal

Posted: 10/04/12 at 5:35 pm EDT

BOSTON (WHDH) -- The following press release was sent out by the Boston Police Department regarding a missing stuffed animal lost by a young girl who recently lost her brother to a rare form of cancer:

On the early evening of September 10, 2012, 10 year-old Aiden Ocker and his family were in Boston courtesy of the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Aiden had been diagnosed with an extremely rare form of brain cancer and it was his wish to attend a baseball game at Fenway Park. To fulfill the wish, Aiden and his family were slated to attend a game between the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees scheduled for September 12, 2012. Unfortunately, two days before the game, Aiden’s condition worsened and, after being transported to Children’s Hospital for treatment, Aiden’s wish of seeing a baseball game at Fenway Park went unfulfilled. In fact, on the night of the game, instead of soaking up the sights and sounds of an exciting baseball game being played inside one of America’s most beloved ballparks, Aiden was airlifted back to his home in California where, sadly, he passed two days later.

On the evening of September 10, 2012, somewhere between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and midnight, Aiden’s mom and 13 year-old sister Addison took a cab (possibly Metro Cab) from the Back Bay Hotel to Children’s Hospital. Upon exiting the cab, Aiden’s sister, Addison, inadvertently left behind her stuffed dog, Rocco. To say the least, Rocco has tremendous sentimental value to Addison and, as anyone who has ever loved a favorite toy or stuffed animal can imagine, Rocco means the world to Addison. In fact, according to family friends, Rocco and Addison have been all but inseparable for the past 10 years and we at the Boston Police Department are seeking your help in reuniting Addison with her stuffed friend – Rocco.

If you have seen or know of the whereabouts of Rocco, please contact the Boston Police Department’s Hackney Carriage Unit at (617) 343-4475, the Boston Police Department’s Office of Public Information at (617) 343-4520 or email Claire Nowlan at missclaire@verizon.net.

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