About $16,000 worth of belongings was reported stolen from the home of the late Marquise Hill's mother while she was at the funeral for her son, a New England Patriots lineman who drowned last week, police said Wednesday.Source: ESPN
No suspects have been identified in Saturday's burglary at the eastern New Orleans home of Sherry Hill, who told police that she left for her son's funeral at 10:45 a.m. and discovered the break-in when she returned around 5:45 p.m.
"It's an open case," said New Orleans Police Department spokesman Garry Flot. "We don't know who did it."
A telephone call to Sherry Hill was not answered.
Flot said a laptop and a television were among the stolen items. A rear bedroom window was apparently pried open.
"Everybody knew his funeral was on that date," Flot said of Hill, a former LSU star who played sparingly for the Patriots.
Hill's family, friends and teammates gathered in New Orleans for his funeral Saturday, nearly a week after he drowned in a personal watercraft accident on Lake Pontchartrain.
Besides his mother, Hill, 24, is survived by his fiancee Inell Benn and his 2-year-old son Mashy.
Hill, who helped relatives rebuild in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, was home for Memorial Day weekend. He and a female friend went for a ride on the watercraft without life vests and fell into the water. The woman survived, but Hill drowned in an area of swirling currents.