My daughter had just turned 28 and never had children. She did not have a will and the person that took the items was my son in law's sister in law. No relationship to my daughter as she is married to my son in law's brother. He said he asked her to help put those things away because the apartment was going to be showed to prospect tenants and she took it upon herself to take them to her house. Once I arrived to CA I asked my son in law and he immediately called her in my presence and asked her to make the items available to me. The following day I went to her place and again, only two boxes had been left on the hallway with old clothes, none of her jewelry which I purchased most of it, her work clothes, all her bikini line collection, all missing. I purchased most of these items for my daughter, including my own artwork that I gave to her through the years. I emailed my son in law but haven;t heard anything from me aside from that his ister in law "undriended" me from facebook. Alas! I know it's childish and sad to see the worst in some people. As if losing my first born wasn't enough.
Just a horrible situation all the way around. I am so sorry you had to deal with this. It is something no parent should ever have to live through.