Mother who just lost son to cancer returns to find boy's bedroom ransacked

A grieving mother who watched her young son lose his battle with cancer returned home hours later to find his bedroom ransacked.

Mel Axisa never expected to watch her son Kaleb die, but early on Wednesday morning Kaleb lost his four-year fight with cancer. He would have turned 21 next month.

“He’s gone and it hasn’t hit home,” the distraught Bunbury mother said.

A grieving mother who watched her young son lose his battle with cancer returned home hours later to find his bedroom ransacked. Source: 7 News

The mother returned home from hospital to find her son’s bedroom light on, his door open, and the room a mess.

Cruelly, her home had been ransacked by thieves who had gone through Kaleb’s room.

“That’s what’s so hard, I didn’t bring him home,” she cried.

Mel Axisa tried to remain positive by Kaleb’s side in his hospital bed. Source: 7 News

Thieves had stolen her dead son’s favourite shirts and slashed the tyres on the car parked in the driveway.

They left behind expensive DJ equipment, but took signed soccer shirts.

The grieving mother said she could not understand why anyone would do this.

Thieves left behind expensive DJ equipment, but took the boy’s signed soccer shirts. Source: 7 News
Kaleb pictured with his sister. Source: 7 News

Ms Axisa was hoping whoever did this left their fingerprints all over Kaleb’s room, but forensic police found no traces.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the online reporting page.