Missing Key Fob Found in Snow! – Brookfield, WI

  • from Menomonee Falls (Wisconsin, United States)

Brookfield resident, Kelly, texted me to ask if I might help find a set of keys and fob. Kelly and his wife had turned the house upside down looking for them, unsuccessfully. Now, he wondered if the keys might be in the snow in his backyard. He had moved some firewood and played with his dog on the day the keys went missing. Did they fall out of his jacket pocket?

Kelly used a rake to comb through the snow in a large area of his yard but did not find the missing key fob. He even entertained the idea of renting a metal detector. That’s when he discovered me on The Ring Finders website.

It was very, very cold when I arrived at Kelly’s home that night, 5 below zero Fahrenheit (minus 20 Celsius). Even my detector screen was slow to register in the frigid temperatures. I could see where Kelly had been searching and raking through the snow.

Scanning the same area failed to turn up the lost keys. But in the course of our conversation, Kelly mentioned having been in a different area of the yard with his dog at one point. He had reached into his jacket pocket and pulled out a toy for the dog. Throwing the toy out into the snow, the dog fetched it back as was his custom. And so, we redirected our search efforts in that area.

I scanned the snow in the vicinity where Kelly had been standing. Sure enough, his key fob appeared just beneath the snow! It had fallen out of his pocket when he pulled out the toy for his dog. And the smile on Kelly’s face tells the rest of the story!

Thanks, Kelly, for the opportunity to solve the mystery of your missing key fob.

If you or someone you know has lost a jewelry item, perhaps even long ago, give me a call. I have over 40 years metal-detecting experience and specialize in solving lost-item mysteries. Whether on land, under the water or in the snow, chances are, your lost item is just waiting to be found.

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