Missouri woman finds wedding photos in camera bag

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – Photos are precious things, especially those of the great moments in our lives.

Right now a Missouri woman is trying to track down the owner of some photos she found in a camera bag she bought at a local pawn shop. But so far the trail is cold.

Kristy Link’s husband bought her a camera and a camera bag in Overland Park a few years ago.

“That was probably the first thing I ever bought from a pawn shop,” said Link. “But I really wanted a camera and it’s so expensive.”

She used the camera a lot, but until a few weeks ago she hadn’t really explored the bag.

“It has this pocket on the front, and it’s kind of a tight-fitting pocket, and I just put my camera lens caps and stuff in there,” said Link. “I think I never dug in, little gem, you know.”

The hidden gem was a flash drive. Link plugged it into her laptop and found dozens of photos from a big, beautiful wedding. But there is no name, and the name of the file is in a different language.

“I am a very sentimental person. The thought that these are your only pictures from your wedding makes me feel sick if you don’t have them, ”said Link. “I’d like to get that back to you.”

And she tried. Within an hour of finding the photos, Link said she joined the Swap and Shop Facebook pages across Kansas City and posted some of the pictures. But no hints so far.

So now she’s just waiting and hoping for a happy ending.

41 Action News contacted the pawn shop where the camera was purchased. The phone number they had on their records for a previous owner no longer works.

If you recognize the people or even the venue in the photos, email taylor.hemness@kshb.com.