Missouri state treasurer Clint Zweifel hopes some online assistance will help his office track down the rightful owners or family heirs of more than 120 abandoned military medals.
Zweifel promoted a new state law today that allows him to publicly share the names, last known addresses and other identifying information of possible medal owners. The unclaimed property includes three Purple Heart medals. The Purple Heart is one of the highest military honors.
The Missouri treasurer's office will have a team at the State Fair to help people determine if they have any unclaimed property being held by the state.
State Treasurer Clint Zweifel says his office has about $700 million in unclaimed property. Members of his office's unclaimed property team will be at the Mathewson Exhibition Center throughout the fair.
The fair runs was opening Thursday and runs through Aug. 19.
Zweifel says more than 400 account owners found $90,000 at the fair last year. People can also search for unclaimed property on the treasurer's website.
Boone County currently holds unclaimed property totaling more than $50,000. County Treasurer Nicole Galloway announced Tuesday a new website where residents can now search and find unclaimed property they are owed. The website, ShowMeBoone.com/Treasurer, makes Boone County the first one in Missouri to implement such a tool for its residents.