View Full Version : Wallet with cash returned - AFTER 20 YEARS

Trip Boy
04-11-2005, 03:53 PM
JACKSON, Wyo. - Twenty years after losing her wallet, along with $177 and her Social Security card, Lisa Tonks finally has it back.
Tonks lost the wallet during a family trip in 1985 to Jackson and Yellowstone National Park.
The wallet was turned over to police, but without more information, and because the case was considered a minor one, it collected dust on a shelf along with other old evidence, including drug paraphernalia and weapons.
Jackson police technician Tom Turcol decided to reopened the case using a police computer network and some investigative know-how.
He traced the Social Security number to Tonks, of Peru, Ind.
"She was quite surprised," Turcol said. "She figured it was gone and that's that."


04-11-2005, 03:58 PM
Thank you so much for making this thread.

Trip Boy
04-11-2005, 04:04 PM
Thank you so much for responding.

04-11-2005, 04:08 PM
Well, thats something you don't hear every day...

04-12-2005, 02:29 AM
Much more interesting:

One of 16 survivors of a 1972 Andes plane crash made famous by a book and movie has gotten his wallet and jacket back 32 years after leaving them in the mountain snows.
Eduardo Strauch, who survived 72 days in high mountain snows, received the aged wallet, drivers license and other personal items Wednesday, a week after they were found in the Andes by a mountain climber.

Strauch, now a 57-year-old architect and father of five, was aboard a flight with fellow rugby players, relatives and friends when their plane crashed high in the Andes on Oct. 12, 1972.

"Alive: The Story of the Andes Survivors" by Piers Paul Read publicized the story with accounts of how survivors ate flesh from some of the victims to survive. The story was later dramatized in a Hollywood movie.


04-12-2005, 04:05 AM
that movie was awful.

04-12-2005, 05:51 AM
The movie, yes, but it's a true story.