A mystery man has offered a $25,000 reward for the return of a mobile phone with hundreds of photos of baby girl Amiyah who sadly passed away.

Dee Windross accidentally left her mobile in a toilet cubicle while she washed her hands at Melbourne’s Chadstone Shopping Centre last month.

Within seconds the phone had disappeared, along with hundreds of photos of her 11-month-old daughter, who died on April 27.

A man, who has chosen to remain anonymous, has offered $25,000 to anyone who turns it in.

“Our son was cared for in the Monash Children’s Hospital Paediatric ICU a few years back in an induced coma and things were touch and go,” the man’s wife said, The Herald Sun reported.

“We have always been endlessly grateful that our son made a full recovery.

“We wanted to make a significant personal offer for the safe return of the photos to help encourage the safe return of the images.”

The grieving parents have been the target of a number of hoaxes, including a fake GoFundMe page and a woman falsely claiming she had the phone.

Jay and Dee are struggling everyday to get through without their baby girl. But thank her for the strength she has given them to keep on going.

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  • I’m wondering if there have been any updates on this story? Last I heard the baby had died and this couple were still trying to get the phone back. How could you be so heartless to keep it after all the publicity……


  • It’s good to hear some kindness for this poor family.


  • Heartbreaking I hope they get it returned

    • Let’s hope so – they really need some kindness.


  • I hope it has been confirmed that this is not a hoax. I don’t blame the guy for wanting to remain anonymous. He would have everybody knocking on his door with a sob story. Neighbours won a lottery and their name was published. The winnings enabled them to do some much needed maintenance and for sports fees, school uniforms etc for their children. They had so many people knocking on their door for money for months that they sold the house and moved to a suburb quite a long distance away.


  • This is an incredible act!


  • I am so sad no one has had the decency to return it already.


  • Good on him for trying to help. Fingers crossed this gets someone to hand the phone in.


  • An amazing man to offer such a huge reward,good on him !


  • Kind of that money to offer that money. But would the thief really do that? He will probably be afraid to face consequences.


  • This is extremely sad for this family. I feel for them so much. How can people steal a phone, really? Also by now they must know the family needs it back. That is beyond cruel.


  • I cannot believe how these poor people haven’t got this phone back yet! And the woman who tried to extort money from this couple was just disgusting. All they want is their phone. I hope this reward will see the phone returned


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