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Hidden treasure found in walls of Tampa home

 
Now to a hidden treasure, found deep inside the walls of a Tampa home.
Memories that can never be replaced, dating back nearly half a century.

Jeanene couldn't believe what she found inside the walls of her bathroom, a baby book, filled with treasures.
It was discovered after a plumber tore the walls looking for a leak.

She knew by the baby's birthday, it had to be the home's first owner.
"I have to be able to find this guy." "It helped having his family tree that is how I tracked him down"

She posted pictures on Facebook and got advice from a friend who's a private investigator.
And before she knew it she connected with the man who's history is detailed in these pages.
We were there when Robert swindle drove in from Orlando

Jeanene walked him into the home he lived when he was only 5 years old and then she showed him a piece of his past.

"To get mementos to get things that you thought were lost for eternity is kind of pretty cool."

And Jeanene says, she thinks years ago the book fell from the attic and landed in that crevice in the walls.
If it had fallen just a few inches over, the book would have been destroyed by the leak.

"It was meant for you to get it back."

"It is quite emotional for me. More so than I thought it would be."

Robert says he wanted to see the book before he told his mom because he didn't want to get her hopes up.
But now that he knows it's his, he can't wait to share it with his family.