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Savanna Woman Trying to Reunite Ring with Rightful Owner


It's a mystery decades in the making. Now, one Savanna, Illinois woman is asking for your help to solve it.

"I just want it to go back to who it belongs to. That's all I want," Polly Klitz said.

But, Klitz is the first person to tell you, returning this class ring - lost a quarter of a century ago - is a lot easier said than done.

"Well I haven't thought about it again for years. You know, off and on I have, and I felt guilty for having it. I wish I could find some way to give it back," she said.

The story of the ring starts 25 or 30 years ago at the Col Ballroom in Davenport, where Klitz and a friend had gone to see some blues show or another.

That's when she spotted the ring and set out on a quest to find its owner.

"I had gone up to the counter and I talked to somebody and they sent me somewhere and somewhere," she recalled.

When nobody answered an announcement seeking the owner - the ring was given back to Klitz for safekeeping.

And that is where it has stayed - for years and years.

She never could bring herself to throw it out.

"I don't know. I couldn't do it. Something told me I wasn't supposed to," she said.

Coming across it from time to time, Klitz has tried a number of times to reach out for an owner - without success.

"I always looked at it an felt guilty," she said. "It's not mine. I didn't want to have it in my possession. But I didn't know how to find the rightful owner."

So now she's reaching out to TV-6 for help.

Klitz knows there aren't a lot of clues to go on here.

"It's initials L.S. and it's 1975, and I can't tell what school it is. There's some emblem in the middle," Klitz said, describing the ring.

That's all the hard facts she has.

It may be a men's or women's ring - it's hard to tell.

We do know the numbers are printed in red and gold, and it has what appears to be a Rock Island High School emblem on it, so it likely belongs to a Rock Island grad.

Then again, it may not.

"I can't tell what school it is, but I figured it had to be somebody from the Davenport area," Klitz said.

She said the mystery adds a little excitement to the situation, saying, "It would be nice to have some crazy story behind it, you know."

But, after all these years - and a case gone cold - Polly Klitz is eager to have this mystery finally solved.

If you recognize this ring - or can help us track down the person to whom it belongs - please contact Polly Klitz through her Facebook page, or send Katie Alexander an email: