PERKINSTON, MS (WLOX) - Imagine looking through your records and finding a marriage license with someone else's name on it! That was the case for Margie Twine of Perkinston, and now she's on a mission to find the mysterious owner of that and other documents she found.
Twine has been living in the same home for more than a decade. She recently decided to rummage through some old papers tucked away in a nightstand, and was surprised by what she found. That strange marriage license was just the tip of the iceberg.
She first noticed a letter for an honorable discharge from the Army in 1969, and thought it could be her son's.
"But it looked too old to be from his," said Twine.
Upon further inspection, Twine realized none of the papers belonged to her.
"I don't know anybody by this name," said Twine.
The name printed and scribed on most of the material was Harold James Price. His name was found on the discharge papers, a couple of vocational certificates, and the document that stood out the most to Twine - a marriage license from 1964 for Price and a Patricia Ann Thornton.
"I have no idea, at all, how it got into my papers," said Twine.
According to Twine, she bought the nightstand new in the 80s, which made her find even more confusing.
The marriage license was issued in Arkansas, but several addresses found on the encasing envelopes associated Price with Gulfport. After several calls to the Harrison County Courthouse, Twine still had no answers.
"They said they had no way to find out who it was. They didn't have anybody on record down there, anywhere," said Twine.
The stack also included an old picture of a toddler and an article about a Roy Price who suffered an injury in Helena, Arkansas. Twine wants to solve the mystery of the documents. But more than that, she wants to get them back to their rightful owner.
"Whoever they belong to, I believe that they would be a lot of value to them," said Twine.
We've already received several leads on where the rightful owners of the papers are today. Stay tuned to WLOX.com for an update.
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