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Hi and welcome to JA. I am Ray and will be the expert helping you today.Since you inventoried the property here you should file a police report since the items are missing.It may well be that they were stolen by family or someone else , either way this protects you from liability in this situation.If the item cannot be located by the police then when your father deceases it goes unfulfilled as far as the will.The bequest would not be able to be carried out again assuming it is not recovered.But get a police case number ***** always possible it gets recovered somewhere someday.
But a police report here protects you against anyone claiming you did not try to recover the item.
I appreciate the chance to help you today.Please let me know if you have more follow up.Thanks again.
What if I reach out to the siblings first and find that they have taken the items including the item that was willed. What should I do?