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Porterville woman looking for missing wedding ring stolen from purse

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Posted at 3:49 PM, Feb 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-28 18:49:54-05

Candie Elliot of Porterville is still searching for a missing valuable she lost years ago -– her wedding ring.

She was attending her eight grade niece’s graduation at Hope Elementary School when someone broke her car window and stole her purse in June 2012.

The police found the purse in a homeless man’s cart. She attended the hearing and believed the man had never seen the contents of her purse.

Her IDs were found in the middle of the road a mile from where the burglary took place. Her bank card was charged $2,000 for gas at a local station within hours of the crime.

Elliot reached out to gold-buying stores and pawn shops and still has no leads.

She had put the ring inside her purse in a plastic bag three days prior to the graduation since the diamond was falling loose.

The special ring was a piece of jewelry made from resizing her and her husband’s ring and making it in to one. The ring is completely custom.

Her husband, a Gulf War Marine Corps veteran, was diagnosed with brain cancer in December 2008 and died in October 2010.