Joan Barnett Lee / Modesto Bee

Bill Lowe, a custodian at Turlock High School in Turlock, found a jacket in the trash with $3,400 in it last week. He took it to the school resource officer, who helped him track down the owner.

Modesto Bee: Find of jacket with $3,400 at Turlock High just beginning of the mystery

Published: Friday, May. 16, 2014 - 7:24 am
Last Modified: Friday, May. 16, 2014 - 7:51 am

Bill Lowe was just doing his job last week when he emptied a trash can in a classroom on the campus of Turlock High.

Inside, he found a jacket.

"When I picked up the jacket and looked at it, I could see there was something bulging from both chest pockets," Lowe said. He opened one pocket and pulled out an envelope.

"I thought maybe there would be a mailing address or a return address." Instead, through the plastic window, he saw $100 bills. So he checked the other pocket. There he found another envelope, with more money.

Read the entire account of how the mystery of the found money was solved in the Modesto Bee.

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