Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Conscientious Resident Returns Lost $1,110; Police Traced Owner through Credit Cards, Her Accountant in Panama

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Conscientious Resident Returns Lost $1,110; Police Traced Owner through Credit Cards, Her Accountant in Panama

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Byline: Dana Treen, The Times-Union

A small black fanny pack sticking out from beneath a pile of clothes in a Jacksonville department store dressing room made its way back to its owner Wednesday -- complete with the $1,110 stashed loosely inside.

The pack belonged to a Panamanian woman staying with her husband at a Mayo Clinic residential facility. It was found beneath clothes at a store in The Avenues mall just before the stored closed Tuesday, police said.

A Mandarin resident, who did not want to be identified, found the pack and called police after taking it home, Officer C.D. McClain of the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said. McClain contacted the owner's accountant in Panama through credit cards found inside the pack and learned she was at the clinic with her husband.

"If you have a good conscience, there is no way you could keep it," he said. "That's not like finding $2 on the sidewalk."

POLICE ID MAN FOUND DEAD

Jacksonville police have identified a man found dead Tuesday in a Southside apartment as Kenyatta Tiawan Johnson, 29.

Johnson died of a single gunshot wound, police said.

Police spokesman Ken Jefferson said investigators were not sure how long Johnson was dead inside the Villas of Timberlin Parc apartment on Timberlin Park Boulevard when he was found by his girlfriend just before midnight.

"She lives in Georgia, so it is not like she came over every day," he said.

Johnson had served three years of a 15-year sentence of a cocaine possession conviction in Georgia, but police did not know if the shooting was drug-related.

"We're checking out that possibility, but we're not sure," he said.

Anyone with information about the case can call the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office at (904) 630-0500.

FATAL CRASH ON BUTLER BOULEVARD

A Jacksonville man died Thursday after his car flipped in morning rush-hour Butler Boulevard traffic, went airborne and landed on top of another car.

Two others were injured in the accident, authorities said.

George W. Emerson, 37, of Sunbeam Road, died at Shands Jacksonville hospital shortly after the 8:43 a.m. accident, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. …

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