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Priceless heirlooms stolen from Woodland storage shed

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Cowlitz County deputies are trying to figure out who stole thousands of dollars of family heirlooms from a Woodland woman's storage facility.

Many of the items were handmade and one of a kind.

The owner, Corey Barney, says she was moving and only had boxes in storage for a few days in late August before she came back to check on them.

The lock to the sliding door was missing and her boxes were in disarray, Barney said. She thinks the thief or thieves must have crawled over tables and lamps in order to grab some of her valuables.

An avid fisherman, Barney is now missing fishing equipment and tools to make fly rods, as wells as a few she handcrafted herself.

She's also missing dishes, a box of comic books - some in mint condition - and a box of mementos she was going to send to her new grandchild in Alaska.

Barney considers a handmade arrowhead plaque to be the most valuable item she lost. Her mother made it from arrowheads Barney found as a child in the 60s. The plaque has a circle of beads in the center and a long necklace along the top.

Thirty years ago it was appraised at $5,000, according to Barney.

"It's not the money," Barney said. "That don't mean nothing to me."

Barney has taken a list describing the items to pawn shops and collectors in Cowlitz County. She's hoping someone will see one of the items and turn it in.

Anyone with information should contact the Cowlitz County Sheriff's Department.

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