Gun found after 36 years; owner missing

By The Associated Press

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — After nearly four decades on the national missing items list, a gun stolen in 1975 has turned up in a Gautier pawnshop.

Tupelo Police Capt. Tim Tate says the 22-caliber Ruger revolver was in the glove box of a Ford pickup truck when the truck was stolen in 1975 from outside a lounge.

Tate says the truck was recovered two years later in Georgia, but the gun hadn’t been found.

Tate told the American ( ) that a man brought it into the Gautier pawnshop for cash. The shop employee entered the gun’s information into a national database. It came back as stolen, and Tupelo police were notified. Tate says police have not been able to find the truck owner, who is no longer at the address on the report.

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