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Colorado Springs Police recover camping trailer stolen from family of cancer survivor

Posted at 6:18 PM, May 03, 2023
and last updated 2023-05-04 16:55:20-04


According to the Colorado Springs Police Department, the trailer was recovered in the Murray Hill Apartment complex around 8:30 a.m.


A family in Colorado Springs asking for the community's help in locating a camping trailer that was stolen.

The Williamson family says the trailer is damaged though they are not sure of the extent yet.

The trailer was a gift from the Make-A-Wish Foundation for Layton Williamson, who recently beat kidney cancer.

He had a wish to go to Disney World as a gift from the foundation, but coronavirus restrictions at the time had the family dream up an alternative. "[So] I can do fun things... like hike," said Layton.

The family was planning a road trip to Nebraska before they found the trailer gone this week.

The Williamson family has a lot of memories with the trailer that means so much to their son. They've spent the last two years exploring Colorado in the camper.

"It's just important to us because it's pretty much a symbol of everything he's been through and accomplished," said Layton's mom Tiffany.

Layton's dad said they parked it in front of his in-laws' house a few weeks ago and thought it was a safe neighborhood.

The family said friends and neighbors are helping track down the trailer.

"It's been very comforting and it's giving us some hope," said Tiffany.

News5 learned from a viewer that police were seen in the area of Murray and Galley at the Murray Hill Apartments and since then the Williamson family has confirmed that police have recovered their trailer.

Initial reports are that the trailer has some damage, but the family has not seen the scope of that damage first hand.

This is a developing story and we are working to learn more.

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