[UPDATE 1] A $500 reward is now being offered for the engagement ring. Anyone with any information on the whereabouts of the ring is asked to contact the Alcona County Sheriff’s Department.
Curran, Mich. (WBKB) — A couple visiting from down state had a terrible experience ruin their Memorial Day weekend.
Sarah Klinger and Travis Ackerman of Paw Paw, Michigan were hiking in the Huron National Forest in Alcona County when they returned to a car with broken glass and a missing purse. What lied in that purse not only represented a bond but a family tradition.
“I burst into tears and was completely heartbroken,” said Sarah Klinger on her stolen engagement ring, “the significance to me was and is that it was my great grandmother’s ring.”
The engagement ring was then passed onto Klinger’s mother who wore it for 27 years before she passed away. Travis and Sarah have been engaged for seven months now.
The ring was stolen sometime before 10:00am on Sunday morning. The couple along with a few friends departed on a Sunday morning hike from the Hoist Lake Foot Travel Area. The Alcona County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating the incident. For Sarah, she hopes to be reunited with the family heirloom but more importantly, a symbol of love.
“I would give anything in the world to have this ring back,” said Klinger, “It means the world to me and I just want it back with me.”
A $500 reward is now being offered for the recovery of the ring. If you have any information on the lost engagement ring, please contact the Alcona County Sheriff’s Office at 989-724-6271.