Valuable Backpack Finds It’s Way Home 

Mainer Rebecca Knox was tired from playing a treasure hunt game in a New Jersey state park and absentmindedly left her backpack behind.That backpack was found by Joseph Monto of New Jersey.Inside was $5,000 cash and $18,000 worth of jewelry and family heirlooms.They were in the backpack because Knox was also in New Jersey to help her parents move.Besides the cash and jewels, Monto found medical contacts for Knox’s parents.That let Monto find the family, and return the $23,000 worth of treasure.Knox gave Monto a $1,000 reward and told him to contact her any time he wants a character reference.