Krista Miranda

By Krista Miranda

LifeBuzz Staff

Woman’s Thrift Store Find Ends Up Being A Decades-Old Treasure Trove.

We all enjoy a good thrift shop find. Searching through a sea of racks, looking for a find of a lifetime, is an adventure all in its own. Sometimes you get lucky and find an amazing vintage jacket. But sometimes you stumble upon something that wasn't meant to be in the thrift store in the first place. And that's exactly what happened to this woman. Keep reading to find out what she did to get an invaluable find back to its proper place.

Sara Redlich is like so many of us and can't resist a good bargain.

In 2009, Sara lived in Aloha, Oregon, but decided to take a trip to the nearby town of Hillsboro. While she was there, she figured it was a good opportunity to do some thrift store scavenging at their local Goodwill.

Sara Redlich is like so many of us and can't resist a good bargain.

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Sara was searching through their bargain bins, attempting to get her hands on a good deal.

But what Sara found was completely unexpected. What she found was so personal, she assumed that they were never meant to be in the thrift shop. Sara immediately knew that she had to do something to get them back to their owner.

Sara was searching through their bargain bins, attempting to get her hands on a good deal.

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Sara gathered up the belongings and brought them to one of the staff members.

She explained what they were and how she wanted to get them to their rightful owner. Unfortunately, they didn't show any kind of concern for them.

Sara gathered up the belongings and brought them to one of the staff members.

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Sara figured that if the store wouldn't help her locate the owner, then she would just have to do it herself.

In an interview with the Washington newspaper, The Columbian, Sara said, “I grabbed them all. I thought, ‘I need to find the rightful owner. If nobody else is going to do anything about it, I am.’”

Sara figured that if the store wouldn't help her locate the owner, then she would just have to do it herself.

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But when Sara got home, she put the possessions in a box and forgot about them.

During the next few years, Sara moved a couple of times. She eventually settled down in Salmon Creek, Washington.

But when Sara got home, she put the possessions in a box and forgot about them.

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