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Is this your necklace? Sarasota man finds necklace, ashes on Siesta Beach

Shawn Rauch found the urn necklace on May 26.
by: Whitney Elfstrom Staff Writer

On a quest to find his friend’s wedding band on Siesta Beach, Shawn Rauch instead found a necklace engraved with “Mom” and filled with ashes on May 26.

Rauch, a metal detector enthusiast, said that when he finds something valuable, his first instinct is to track down the owner.

Rauch said many people tried to connect him with a woman in Philadelphia who lost a similar necklace, but she isn’t the owner.

“One guy claimed it was his, but after talking to him he was very obviously not the owner,” he said.

Rauch said the best way to contact him is at


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I’m the Sarasota community reporter, which means I cover the people, places and things of Sarasota. I graduated from the University of South Florida St. Petersburg with a degree in journalism and digital communication and a minor in English. 

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