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Police Search Turns Up Stolen Nobel Medal

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A peek inside the trunk of a car belonging to a wanted man turned up something police didn't expect -- a Nobel Peace Prize medal.

State parole officers looking for a handgun yesterday found the medal, which was stolen in October. The car belongs to a 24-year-old man wanted by police in connection with a series of crimes, including domestic violence, assault and impersonating an officer.

The medal belongs to Kay Miller. She was awarded the honor in 1985 for her work with the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War.

Last fall, Miller rented her basement apartment to the car owner.

The Nobel medal was in a cache of stolen goods, including credit cards, driver's licenses and other identity theft tools.

Information from: Deseret Morning News,

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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