Woman searches for owner of lost camera full of family memories

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SAN DIEGO – A woman who found a camera loaded with hundreds of family photos on the side of the road near the San Diego Zoo Safari Park is hoping someone will recognize the people in the pictures so she can return it to the owner.

Katrina Evans, a park employee, spotted the blue point-and-shoot camera on the side of San Pasqual Valley Road just outside the Safari Park as she left work. She put on her emergency flashers and stopped to look at it.

Evans thinks someone left the camera on the roof of their car and it fell off as they turned right out of the park entrance. The camera appeared to have been run over at least once, but it was loaded with family memories.

"If it didn't have an SD card in it, I would probably just toss it, because it doesn't really work," Evans said. "But there are photos on this, and that's the gold."

Evans has poured through the hundreds of images on the card, hoping to find clues that would help her identify the strangers whose intimate moments are seen in the photos.

"I felt a little weird about it," she said, "but I want to get it back to them."

Anyone who recognizes the people seen in the photos should contact FOX 5.

"I wish if it were me in those shoes, someone would do the same for me," Evans said.

2 comments

  • William Brown

    The woman should contact Military.com, explain the story, and see if they will post the story along with the picture of the obvious military service member on thw website. Good chance SOMEONE might recognize him and get the camera back to the owner.

  • Michelle Balke

    Check military IDs at Safari Park and Legoland for faces and names of gentleman in the photo, in case family has a military family pass? Post to Craig’s list, other news stations, at OTHER amusement parks. Good deed!

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