Wedding ring in Ogden hospital's lost and found for past year

Apr 19 2011 - 11:33pm

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This wedding band has been in Ogden Regional Medical Center's lost and found for more than a year. Anyone wanting to claim the ring will have to know what initials are inscribed inside the ring.
(ANTHONY SOUFFLE/Standard-Examiner)
This wedding band has been in Ogden Regional Medical Center's lost and found for more than a year. Anyone wanting to claim the ring will have to know what initials are inscribed inside the ring.

OGDEN -- A security guard at Ogden Regional Medical Center is looking for the owner of a wedding band that has been in the hospital's lost and found for nearly a year.

Terry Carpenter said the yellow gold band has a date and message inscribed in Spanish on the inside of the ring. Since he began work as a security guard earlier this year, he said, he has tried to find the owner but has had no luck.

"We don't know how we ended up with it," Carpenter said.

"The security guard who retired in 2010 actually found it, and it has been in our lost and found since that time. No one has called to ask about it, so they probably have no idea they even lost it here."

Carpenter said there are other jewelry items in the hospital's lost and found, but finding a wedding ring is uncommon.

"It obviously has some sentimental value to someone," said Craig Bielik, public relations director at the hospital.

"We don't know whether someone was in our emergency room and lost it there, or whether they were a patient or a visitor. There's just no way to document it."

Bielik said the ring can be claimed by calling Julie Smith at 801-479-2090 or by stopping by the administration office at the hospital.

The owner will be asked to provide the inscription written inside the band as a means of identification.

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