Happy ending after missing bracelet post goes viral


A happy ending to a story many West Virginians have been watching. After a Facebook post about a bracelet featuring WVU charms found on Garden City Beach goes viral, the owner has been found.

Alicia Suttle, of Michigan, said she is expecting a FedEx Package with that special bracelet inside today.

Alicia said she was on vacation with her husband at the beach and had no idea she lost her bracelet.

Meanwhile, a retired Firefighter EMT from Virginia who has a hobby of metal detecting found that bracelet. His wife posted it on Facebook looking for the owner, and it went viral.

That bracelet was decked out in blue and gold Mountaineer charms, Steelers charms, and special charms from Alicia’s family.

She said she was going to check pawn shops in Garden City, thinking for sure the bracelet was gone forever. 

Alicia came home without her bracelet, and had not seen the viral Facebook post, until her friend called her last Thursday. She said she saw her bracelet on the news at our sister station WBOY in Morgantown.

Alicia said she never would have found the bracelet without social media. 

“You know the whole shock of seeing something that you lost that you think you’ll never see again. It’s just nice to know that there’s still good in the world, and it wasn’t taken apart and sold bead by bead, because it doesn’t really mean anything to anyone expect me,” said Alicia Suttle.

Ironically, Alicia and the couple who found her bracelet were at Garden City at the same time. She actually saw the man metal detecting. She said she is so thankful for his hobby.

Now she said not only does she have her bracelet back, she has two new friends.

She is a huge Mountaineer fan after being born in Buckhannon, attending Fairmount State, and working in Morgantown. 

She said she is not sure if the clasp came loose, or exactly how she lost the bracelet, but she has already called her jeweler to make sure it never happens again.

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