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Sarasota man finds necklace with mother's ashes at Siesta Key, hopes to find its owner

Posted at 10:08 AM, May 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-29 16:59:57-04

SARASOTA, Fla. — A Sarasota man found a priceless necklace containing a mother's ashes inside a pendant on Siesta Key and is hoping social media will help him find its owner.

Shawn Rauch told ABC Action News he was metal detecting the beach, as he often does, when he found the silver necklace with the word "Mom" on it.

"I found it in neck-deep water at Siesta Key on Sunday night," Rauch said. "I was in front of the red lifeguard tower."

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Rauch shared his discovery on his Facebook page and on the I Love Siesta Key Facebook Group on Monday. Together, both posts have more than 7.4K shares.

"I've never found anything like this. I’ve returned wedding rings, a Rolex, and other valuable jewelry," Rauch said. "I really hope you can help me find the owner."

If you're the owner of the priceless necklace, you can contact Rauch on his Facebook page.