By Gilma Avalos

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EULESS (CBS11) – Before most of us are awake, Shannon Hedden is already busy on her paper route.

“I grab them and throw them out the window, left and right, left and right,” she explains.

Hundreds of papers land on driveways before sunrise. But as she drives today, Hedden’s hand feels a little lighter, as her heart grows heavy.

“It was an hour into my route. I was turning into the street and I went to twist my ring, and it wasn’t there,” she explains.

She believes that she misplaced it just before the July 4th holiday. The ring once belonged to her mother, Diane. She wore it every day, before she tragically lost her life.

“It was given to me the day my mother was murdered on Easter back in 2012,” she says.

The word mom is engraved on the silver ring, which hold’s Hedden’s grandmother’s ashes. Hedden always wear it. That is until now.

“We were best friends. She was my person,” she says.

Hedden knows it’s a long shot. Her route covers over 50 miles–the are bordered by W Hardwood Rd, N Main Street, W Mid Cities Blvd, and N Industrial Blvd.

“Every single day I go to twist it. I look at my hand, very disappointed that I lost it,” she says.

She’s asking for the public’s help. Hedden hopes Euless residents might take a minute to check their front yards and driveways for a ring that’s irreplaceable.

“That ring means everything to me. It’s my connection to her,” she says.

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