JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - A boy that found $10,000 in a hotel room in 2013 and reported it to police may still have a chance to get at least some of the money back.
Earlier this week, after nearly a year of waiting, the boy, now 11, found out that Kansas City Police were still not sure if they could return the unclaimed money to the him.
Police say they are still storing the money and believe they have to keep the money for another four years. If no one claims the cash by 2018, the money goes to the Missouri State Treasurer’s office.
But in a May 15 letter to Kansas City Police Chief Daryl Forte, Missouri State Treasurer Clint Zweifel is hopeful that his department and police can eventually find a way to allow the boy and his family to claim the money if no one else makes a claim for it first, perhaps sooner than the four years cited by police.
“When your department turns the money over to my office, I can work with you to ensure the boy and his father are able to claim this money,” Zweifel writes in the letter. “I believe this is the right thing to do.”
Chief Forte replied back to our story in a tweet, saying the following: