LAUREL, Md. (WUSA9) -- For decades, a box of letters written by Amando Custodio to his wife during World War II sat unopened in an attic.
But a few days ago, the man with the box dropped it off at a Laurel police station with some other WWII memorabilia he found in his attic. He wanted to make sure those letters got to their rightful owner.
"We started looking through it, there were some pictures, some letters Christmas cards and it all seemed to come back to one person," Sgt. Erik Lynn of Laurel City police said.
And after some quick research, these long-lost pieces of family history have found their way back to Rita Shane and her two daughters. Letters home from World War II, from her father to her mother.
"I never read any of this before, it's pretty exciting," Shane said.