Owner to be reunited with belongings lost during Hurricane Harvey

Port Aransas resident Karen Bentley made quite the directory under her house while cleaning after Hurricane Harvey.

CORPUS CHRISTI (KIII NEWS) - Port Aransas resident Karen Bentley made quite the discovery under her house while cleaning after Hurricane Harvey -- a box filled with Swarovski crystals and a letter to the person who was meant to keep the jewelry.

3News reported the story last week and thanks to a viewer, the owner of the Swarovski crystals has been found.

When Bentley discovered the box of jewelry, she also found a box containing the passports of a man named Austin Charles Meyer and his mother. It turns out Austin Meyer was the owner of both boxes.

The crystals were meant for Meyer's daughter, Katy.

Meyer said the boxes had been stored along with all of his personal items in a boat storage facility in Port Aransas. He also has a sailboat moored at the Corpus Christi Marina. When Hurricane Harvey came, Meyer was in New Orleans and hoped his belongings would not be lost in the storm.

Thanks to Bentley and her efforts to locate the rightful owners of the boxes she found, the irreplaceable items will be returned to Meyer when he returns to the Coastal Bend later this month.

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