Soon-to-be married couple asking for help to find lost ring belonging to late uncle

Reporter: Nicole Gabe Writer: Derrick Shaw
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A family is calling on the community to step up and search for a beloved ring.

They’re on the hunt for a piece of jewelry handmade by a loved one who died.

The ring belongs to Dan Martin. It’s made up of melted-down family jewelry created by his uncle.

“You can’t replace something like this,” Martin said. “He went off to Vietnam and he got sprayed with Agent Orange. And he made this ring. And two months later he, he died, passed away. And then my dad left the ring to me, and I was going to use it for my wedding ring.”

Martin and his fiancée Amanda Daniels are set to get married on Tuesday.

But right now, all he can think about is the missing ring.

It disappeared on Feb. 4 during their vacation to Naples.

“The hot water went out in the camper we were staying in so we had to use the public shower,” Martin said.

He said the last time he said it was at the Marco Naples RV Resort, near a bathroom sink.

“After I was done, not even five, I mean you walked in and turned around and said I forgot my ring, yeah and it was gone,” Martin said.

As their wedding day approaches, they are asking for everyone’s help.

“We are just devastated,” Daniels said. “We have been messaging every pawn shop, every gold dealer. We’ve filed the police report, we walked around the campground asking people, going to the office, doing all of those things.”

The couple is offering a reward for the return of the ring.

If you have any information that might help this couple, you can do so by contacting them through Facebook. Here is a link.

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