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Cincinnati residents find debris from Indiana tornado victims


Personal belongings - mostly papers - from victims of Friday's tornadoes in Indiana, have made their way to the Tri-State.

Mandy Mueller of Delhi took her dog out in the backyard after the skies cleared Friday, and Daisy went crazy sniffing a piece of paper on the ground.  Mandy picked it up, and saw it was a personal check from a couple who are from Lexington, Indiana.  She had to know who they were.

Some Internet research yielded horribly sad results.  The couple, Terry and Carol Jackson, were in their 70's and had been high school sweethearts.  They were killed Friday when the tornado that blew through their town threw their entire house 100 feet off its foundation.  Their 4 year-old great grandson died with them.  Mueller said the news was, "just unbelievable."

She said she spent the evening with her family, and told her kids how lucky they were that their home was not in the tornado's path.

In Price Hill, Dan Gabbard also found stray papers near his house.  One, a tattered business ledger from a lumberyard in New Pekin, Indiana.  Reports were that the business was destroyed.

Gabbard also found a personal check from a couple in Henryville, Indiana.  That town was devastated by the storms.  Gabbard says he hopes they made it out alive, "I'm now connected with someone - hopefully living - elderly, a hundred some odd miles away by a piece of paper."

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