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Lost and Found: 1995 W&L Class Ring

Sometimes Washington and Lee turns up in the news in the most surprising ways. For Scott Sina, a member of W&L’s undergraduate class of 1995 and the law class of 2000, his lost 1995 class ring turned up in a similarly surprising manner.

Last week, in Huntington, W.Va., “Susan and Randal Custer were pulling weeds when something caught their eye,” wrote Bill Rosenberger in the Huntington Herald-Dispatch. “They were hoping it was Randal Custer’s wedding ring, which he recently lost, but it was a bulky gold ring that once cleaned revealed an inscription identifying its owner.”

That would be Scott. But how to find him and return his W&L class ring? The Custers’ grandson, Josh Engelbrecht, did some detective work online and on the telephone. His search led him to Scott, who is studying at a Virginia seminary.

According to the paper, “Engelbrecht said Sina returned his call and told him he had lived in Huntington for a short time in 2003, and the ring and other possessions were taken in a burglary. ‘He was just really shocked,’ Engelbrecht said. ‘And he was really relieved.’ “

The Custers, Engelbrecht and even a local jeweler have gone above and beyond the call of duty to return the ring to Scott. Read their story here.