Thursday, March 10, 2016

Teeth found in snowbank mystery intensifies after wrong person claimed them

A set of teeth found in a snowbank are still waiting to be reunited with their owner. The teeth were found near a restaurant in Hay River in the Northwest Territories, Canada, owned by Jane Groenewegen over the weekend.

Groenewegen thought she had helped reunite the upper plate with its owner when she got a text from staff at the restaurant on Monday night saying that an elderly gentleman had showed up and claimed them. "I thought, 'Great. End of story. They've been returned to the owner and that's really good,'" said Groenewegen.

That was until she got another text on Tuesday morning, this one from her husband telling her that the gentleman had just brought the teeth back. "They were actually not his," she said. Groenewegen said people in Hay River had teased her about something like this happening. "Some had jokingly said 'Are we going to do the Cinderella thing? When somebody comes and says 'Those are my dentures' are you going to ask them to try them on?' I told them, 'Oh, no, no, no.

"No one who doesn't own those dentures is going to come in and say, 'Those are my dentures.'" And sure enough that is exactly what happened. While the whole thing has given Groenewegen a laugh, she said she hopes all of the attention doesn't prevent the real owner from coming forward. "I really would like to see the person get their dentures back," she said. If they belong to you, your teeth are still safely in their Ziploc bag at the Driftwood Diner in Hay River and you can claim them, no questions asked, no fitting required.

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