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Nebraska woman finds wedding ring inside thrift store purse

By Ben Hooper
A wedding ring, not the same ring pictured here, was found inside a purse purchased from a Goodwill store in Nebraska. Photo by MrGajowy3/Pixabay.com
A wedding ring, not the same ring pictured here, was found inside a purse purchased from a Goodwill store in Nebraska. Photo by MrGajowy3/Pixabay.com

Oct. 23 (UPI) -- A University of Nebraska student is trying to find the owner of a wedding ring she found tucked into the pocket of a purse she bought at a thrift store.

Mary Morton said she bought accessories for her Halloween costume at the Goodwill store in Lincoln and one of the items she bought was an old purse.

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Morton said she later discovered what appears to be a wedding ring inside the purse.

"It was very obvious that it's been worn a lot and that someone for some reason took it off," Morton told KOLN-TV. "It was precious to someone. I've run through a thousand scenarios in my head."

She said the purse contained only scant other clues as to its previous owner's identity.

"I pull out some saline packets, an expired ticket to a show and a quarter," Morton said. "Then I'm like I feel something down here and it ended up being a wedding ring, a really nice wedding ring."

Morton posted a photo of the purse on Facebook along with a description of her discovery, but she said the post has yet to connect her with the ring's true owner.

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"I just wanna get it back to the owner because I know wedding rings are important to people and their families," Morton said.

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