John Fox

  • Land/Shallow Water Search

Cost For My Service

I work on a ''Reward Basis'' that means you pay what it's worth to you and what you can afford, for me to come out and find your lost item.

Search Types

Land, shallow water, insurance claims, tough retrievals,

Search Locations

Phoenix, Payson, and Show Low AZ and surrounding areas.

John Fox's Bio

I have been professionally finding lost items since the 1980s. I have worked for insurance companies on claims for lost items, including working ski resorts in the spring, disaster claims for large contracts and of course the personal insurance claim for one lost item.

I also work with individuals who have lost an item and just want to find what they misplaced. I work on land and in shallow water. I no longer dive. I don't charge a dime unless I find your item. I also used to write a column for Western and Eastern Treasures called "Cache Corner" where I explored lost caches across the west.

Most caches are derived from family legends and tips that "grandpa put his money in the ground instead of the bank" or that "a local lost (or stolen) treasure might be on an owned property". I have found items valued in the 6 digits, but I don't discuss anything I find. Not here, and not if I find something for you.

I have been written about or authored articles on lost items approximately 70 times in the past, but still keep a low profile and am totally confidential on any searches. truly, most of my work is just a lost ring or item like that though, and that is worth my time to search for you. Call or text me.

I respond 100% of the time to inquiries.

John Fox - Recent Blog Post

  • Ring found at Volleyball court (2023)

    I received a call from a woman franstic about her lost ring.  She was playing volleyball and jumped to spike a ball, and when she hit it her ring flew off.  The game was stopped and numerous people looked for the ring, but it was not to be found.  Her husband decided to go to […]

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  • Ring found in attic (2023)

    I received a call from SHow Low, about 4 hours away.  I don’ t normally care about the distance, since I do this more for fun than for the potential of profit.  So I took the assignment. A man lost his ring in the attic.  He heard it hit the plywood, then go into the […]

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  • Property corner marker found in Show Low (2023)

                It’s not just jewelry and rings that need finding sometimes.  A man called me because he could not find the fourth property corner on a property he just recently purchased.  he sent me the information and I went to work.   Instead of searching randomly in the general area where […]

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  • Lost Rings found in Phoenix (2023)

    Another successful search.  A woman was bagging leaves and lost two Sapphire rings while doing it. There were numerous large bags and it was a daunting task for her to go through them looking for these rings.  So she called me.   We took all the bags and laid them out as flat as possible.  We […]

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