FOLLOWUP: Mystery solved, stolen keepsakes returned

Thanks to everyone who sends info if and when they find dumped-and-likely-stolen items, from bicycles to backpacks to mementos. There are reunions – like this one. The finder in this case wasn’t a WSB reader,, but when she told someone what she had found and that she hoped to get it back to whoever was missing it, WSB was suggested. After we published her report and photos – finding a bin of keepsakes and documents near West Seattle Stadium/Golf Course after she had visited to coach at a track meet – some readers found an obituary that almost certainly was related. One of the people named as survivors contacted us Friday, and we forwarded his info to finder Karen, who emailed this morning to report: “Success!! I called Harry Pierce yesterday and he picked up the bin last night. Their shed had been broken into and this was one of the items stolen. He was very grateful, as the memorabilia was irreplaceable.”

6 Replies to "FOLLOWUP: Mystery solved, stolen keepsakes returned"

  • Just wondering May 29, 2021 (1:38 pm)

    Absolutely wonderful!

  • CM May 29, 2021 (2:05 pm)

    What a great story! I saw that original post and thought it would be a long shot finding the owner. Yay! 

  • HS May 29, 2021 (2:27 pm)

    Well that is just wonderful!

  • Karen May 29, 2021 (2:40 pm)

    Bravo, good endingđź‘Ź

  • Shandon Graybeal May 29, 2021 (4:56 pm)

    Oh, I love this

  • Lady M May 30, 2021 (6:29 pm)

    There are good souls still walking this earth! Blessings to the finder, and to the family that had their mementos taken.

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