Before Kansas woman Vicki Weller died last Sunday, she had one request for her son, Dane. She asked him to make sure her oldest granddaughter received her wedding ring.
The big problem? Dane says that ring has gone missing. He told local Kansas news station KSN Tuesday that Vicki's finger was too swollen for him to take it off at the hospital, but a nurse told him that the ring would stay with Vicki until the Cremation Society of Kansas received her body; then, the ring would be returned to Dane.
But Dane said the inventory taken by the hospital after his mother died didn't list any rings, and the Cremation Society only returned clothing.
Dane, who said Vicki was his biggest supporter after he suffered a spinal cord injury a few years ago, has filed a police report and is asking for anyone with information to come forward.
“Doesn’t mean anything to you. It means everything to our family. Would you please put it somewhere and let somebody find it. It’s just wrong what you did,” Dane said.
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When wedding rings go missing, it can take years for them to be returned to their rightful owners. Earlier this year, one woman found her wedding ring in a bag of soda can pull tabs 11 years after losing it, and in 2012 a metal detection hobbyist found a woman's ring she had lost in her backyard 17 years earlier.
Check out more crazy stories of lost (and found) wedding rings in the slideshow below.
An Idaho woman was reunited with her ring in April 2012, 18 months after she accidentally flushed it down the toilet. Sewage workers found the diamond ring and returned it to its owner, Mechelle Rieger.
Tim Bucher lost his wedding ring in a pond in Decatur, Ill. while fishing with his son in April 2012. He and his wife used the website, LostMyStuff.net to find the ring. A volunteer came to their town and scoured the pond, eventually finding the ring for Bucher.
A wedding ring was discovered inside of a cow's stomach in February 2012 when it landed on a butcher's chopping block. The cow had sucked the ring of a man's hand three-and-a-half years earlier.
Maura Burke lost her wedding ring down the drain of her Braintree, Mass. home in 2010. She had prayed for the ring's return but it never materialized. Then, two years later, city workers found the ring in Braintree's drainage system and returned it to its rightful owner.
Lena Paahlsson lost her wedding ring in her kitchen in Sweden in 1995. Sixteen years later, she and her husband discovered the ring in their garden -- with a carrot growing inside of it. Paahlsson said she believes her ring fell into the sink and got mixed up with vegetable peelings, which were then turned into compost and ended up in her garden.