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Trick-or-treater makes startling discovery in candy bucket

Posted at 4:10 PM, Nov 04, 2019

EL CAJON, Calif. (KGTV) - A young trick-or-treater sorting through her candy made a stunning discovery.

"They were excited. Loved Halloween and candy," said Jean Bilbrey.

As with so many other families, Halloween night for the Bilbrey's three children - ages 11,9 and 4 - was a blur of costumes, front doors and a steady flow of treats. Their family started around Falmouth Drive and Virgina Court and walked for several hours, stopping by 30 to 50 homes. In all, they filled about six buckets' worth. This past weekend, the kids went about the task of sorting the candy.

"My middle daughter, who is nine, said 'Mom, Mom, I found something in my candy' and brought me a ring," said Bilbrey.

It was a woman's ring, possibly a precious one.

"Looks like a wedding band similar to mine. Possibly an anniversary band ... somebody wears on a hand that means something to somebody ... my first thought was we need to get this back to the owner. As a woman, my jewelry, I don't have much but what I do have is very important to me," said Bilbrey.

The piece of jewelry likely slipped off while someone was handing out candy. Like any good mystery, there are a few clues, including the candy found next to the ring.

"Candy corn and the Sour Patch candies. That's what she had in her hand was the candy corn," said Bilbrey.

Bilbrey spread word of the ring on social media, but so far, she's come up empty.

"I'll keep it safe. I've got it here. Happy to return it and hopefully soon," said Bilbrey.

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