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Diamonds Found by Tenants Cleaning Rental Property in Australia

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By    |   Tuesday, 27 Feb 2018 05:49 PM

A stash of diamonds found by tenants of a Cairns, Australia, rental property may have been hidden there since the year 2000, and may belong to the tenants if no one can prove they own them.

The tenants were thoroughly cleaning the property in order to move out when they discovered the stash of high-quality stones with documentation and certificates of authenticity, News.com.au reported. The tenants turned the stones into police, who are investigating the matter.

The number of stones and location where they were hidden is not being reported by police in order to help verify the story of anyone who steps forward to claim them, News.com.au reported. If no one is able to claim them and they are not proven to be part of a crime, the tenants may get to keep them, the news site said.

No diamonds fitting their description were reported stolen since 2000, Senior Constable Russel Parker said, the Australian Broadcasting Corp. reported.

“All we can say is that they were tucked away, and it was only the fact that the tenant was vacating the unit and was doing a really thorough clean that they were found,” Parker said, Yahoo News Australia reported.

The diamonds are thought to be worth more than $10,000, Yahoo News Australia reported. Found property is typically held for about two months while police try to locate the owner, but has been extended in a last ditch effort to find the owners in this case, ABC Australia reported.

Former tenants who have been tracked down so far have not been able to claim the stones, ABC Australia reported.

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