The ring was was stolen from the owner’s house in the burglary in the 1980s. It either was pawned to someone else who later lost it at the Blue Whale, or the burglar lost it at the Route 66 landmark.
The ring was returned to Randal Wise, who graduated from Warsaw High School in Indiana in 1975.
“It has a lot more value now because of what it represents,” Wise said. “It just floors me … somebody would go through all that effort to return it.” […]
“It reminds me of what might have happened in the small town I grew up in,” he said. “It’s not something you see much anymore.”