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A couple grieving the loss of their son is offering a $100 reward for the return of his camera, which was stolen last weekend from an unlocked car parked in the driveway of their Venado Drive home.  Candice and Richard Ray's son Michael died suddenly May 14 at the age of 29. The Panasonic Lumix digital camera contained pictures he'd taken.

"That's why it's so important to get back. The sentimental value in the family of that camera is priceless to us," said Candice Ray.  "It's not worth a lot to anybody else, I'm sure. We're willing to give a reward with no questions asked."

Michael Ray was living with his parents after recently starting a job in Sacramento. He died of natural causes related to a heart defect or sleep apnea while at a friend's house, his mother said. More than 300 people came to his memorial service. "He was very well-liked. He was very well-loved," she said.

The Rays can be reached at 354-2205 to arrange for the return of the camera. It can also be dropped off at their home or the Rancho Murieta Association Building.

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