Ladue police seek to return lost camera to owners

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LADUE, MO (KPLR) - If a picture is worth a thousand words then the Ladue Police Department would like your help filling in the blanks to complete this tale.

“Around June of 2014, we had someone turn in a camera to our department that they had found on Clayton Road,” said Sgt. Ray Hahs, Ladue Police Department.

The Olympus sat unclaimed in their evidence vault for more than a year. Ladue police policy says they try to get rid of those items after a year if no one has come forward to claim them. Unclaimed property is donated to Goodwill, Bicycle Works, and the Scholar Shop.

“So I was looking at this camera and when I turned it on, there must be 500 or 600 images of someone’s European vacation that they took,” Hahs said.

There’s a couple at dinner, attending the Tribeca Film Festival in New York, taking a boat ride, taking a selfie, and taking in the sights somewhere in Europe.

“Looks like they visited the Nordic countries,” Hahs said. “I can’t tell where they were at, but it looks like they had a good time.”

Thanks to it being a digital camera there’s no waiting for film to develop or looking through negatives.

“This is just something where we want to do something positive and get these folks their pictures back since there were so many of them and I’m sure that was a big event in their life,” Hahs said.

Hopefully, the family will get to go back through their memories if someone recognizes who they are. If you recognize the couple and would like to see the camera returned to its rightful owners, call the Ladue Police Department at 314-212-2216.