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Sacramento area couple surprised with $97,000 from unclaimed life insurance policy

Ted Martell
Ted Martell

CBS television show “Inside Edition” aired a story Thursday night about a Woodland man who had no idea he had $97,409 waiting for him from his late mother's life insurance policy.

“Inside Edition” is traveling across the country trying to help viewers discover money and other valuables that they did not know were owed to them.

Accompanied by a marching band and cheerleaders, the show’s Lisa Guerrero surprises Ted and Cindy Martell. In the show, Ted says his mother died in 1999, adding, “It makes me sad and happy at the same time. It’s like she is giving me a gift from the past.”

Here’s a look at the Thursday show: