MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) – Mobile Police are searching for the owner of a briefcase filled with fossils, geodes, and a carving. Photos of the briefcase and its contents were posted on the Nextdoor App.
Investigators say a citizen found the briefcase and turned it over to the police. Detectives say, right now, nothing like this has been reported stolen.
Mobile Police say a detective did their best in describing the items found inside the briefcase. That includes:
- Carved head with headdress in what appears to be clay, possibly Native or Meso American
- Trilobite fossil
- 3 fossilized teeth, possibly shark teeth
- What appears to be clamshell fossil imprints
- A chunk of Amethyst
- What appears to be possibly a fossilized tusk
- 3 geodes
- A fossil of what appears to be a whole fish
- A piece of petrified wood with what is possibly a petrified mushroom on it
- A selenite or gypsum desert rose
- A fossil with what appears to be two and a half fish
- A fossil of what appears to be an intact closed mollusk shell
- A polished Ammonite Fossil
If you recognize the briefcase and the items inside, call the Mobile Police Department’s Investigation Unit at 251.208.1231.