JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- This house used to be a home.
"Welcome to my nightmare," mutters Chelsea Quaintance as she opens the door.
Stepping over the shattered glass and heaps of debris, it certainly doesn't feel like a home anymore.
"This house had a lot of love in it and because of this, it's gone," Quaintance said.
This week, she learned years worth of memories had been carelessly destroyed. She says burglars broke in through a back window and vandalized the entire place.
The house is currently in foreclosure, but Quaintance says she's been working with the bank and hoped to move back in this year.
But now gaping holes in the ceiling and sentimental dishes dashed to pieces on the ground, have changed her mind.
"They broke every dish in the cabinets. They broke every one all over the floor," she said.
But nothing hurt more than when she turned the corner and saw her wedding dress. The gown she had been preserving for close to 20 years with the hope her daughter would one day wear it down the aisle, now lies crumpled up, torn and tattered.
"I haven't told her yet that the wedding dress that she wanted to wear is gone," Quaintance said.
Her daughter is in the Army and too far from home to know. Quaintance is dreading that conversation.
"They didn't care. They didn't care that this was somebody's house."
So far no arrests have been made.
On Thursday, an evidence technician is scheduled to go through the house and collect clues.