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Tracking Family of Found World War II Medals

WEST CARROLLTON -- We first told you Sunday about three World War II medals, a gold pocket watch and a set of dog tags found 1,000 miles away.

With your help, we have received dozens of tips about who might have been the medals' original owner.

The treasures were found more than two weeks ago at a Fort Myers, Fla., Goodwill store.

Patty Fraser, the woman who found them, says she's found medals while sorting through jewelry before but these were different.

Fraser said the tags had names engraved on them and a location of Dayton, Ohio.

The tags read "John W. Teegarden" with next of kin: Marjorie A. Teegarden.

The address reads 338 Watervliet in Dayton.

With your help, Tabitha Teegarden of West Carrollton reached out to us about the medals.

She says her great-great-grandmother was Marjorie Teegarden.

Her father, Robert Teegarden Jr. and grandmother Carolyn all recognize the names to their family.

The Teegardens we talked to say they are from the Brookville area and have ancestors across the area, including Darke County.

Teegarden says her grandfather recently passed away and she thinks they may have been in his possession.

"I think that personally, when my grandfather passed in February, his stuff was auctioned off," she said. "I'm wondering if he didn't maybe have this and when stuff got auctioned off, kind of traveled."

We have calls into the Veterans Administration to help confirm the genealogy. ABC 22/FOX 45 will continue to reach out to them to make sure the medals end up in the right hands.

 
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