Worcester teenager returns wedding ring, jewelry he found in jacket

WORCESTER — Luke Coelho doesn’t have a better word than “surprising” to describe finding a pouch full of jewelry worth thousands of dollars in the pocket of a donated jacket.

Trying on the jacket, which he received from Andy’s Attic, a clothing donation center at South High Community School, the high school senior would end up finding a litany of items, including two diamond rings and an emerald bracelet. 

“I got surprised when I saw all the objects, but when I realized that the rings looked like wedding rings, I … realized that it was a sentimental thing. That it meant a lot to someone,” Coelho, 17, said. 

Born in Massachusetts but raised in Brazil, Coelho moved to Worcester three months ago with the intention of finishing high school and enlisting in the Marines afterward. 

Katheleen Knopf

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