FOX59 viewers help find military family’s stolen trailer

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Feb. 10, 2015) - An Indianapolis family's stolen travel trailer was found on Tuesday, all thanks to the help of FOX59 viewers.

Sgt. First Class Nathan Press and his wife Michelle first reported their trailer stolen from a lot in Lawrence last week. Lawrence Police investigated the theft, along with another trailer stolen from the same lot. The Press family uses the travel trailer to move when relocated by the Army.

On Tuesday, Michelle saw a comment on the FOX59 Facebook page from someone who said they noticed a trailer similar to theirs parked in a lot nearby.

“Honestly, I was in tears, because someone was so decent enough to take little effort to write something about hey this could be yours," Michelle says.

Nathan met an officer at the location where a tarp covered the trailer. He says it was the only vehicle in the lot.

"Sure enough, there was a trailer there with a tarp over it. The bottom was sticking out and it looked exactly like ours," he says.

The family and Lawrence Police credit FOX59 and viewers for helping the family find the trailer.

"It’s really exciting that the news worked and putting it on the air and that someone was mindful enough of their area to notice something out of place," says Nathan.

Some items were stolen from inside the trailer including cleaning supplies, a grill and the battery to power the trailer.

Police are still investigating and anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 317-262-TIPS.