State Treasurer's Office helps residents with unclaimed property

Note: These events have been cancelled. Visit showmemoney.com to search for unclaimed property.

You might be in for an unexpected Christmas surprise soon as representatives from the Missouri State Treasurerís Office make stops in Cape Girardeau today and Tuesday to help citizens determine whether they have unclaimed property.

According to a story by Southeast Missourian reporter Marybeth Niederkorn, about $12 million in unclaimed property exists in Cape Girardeau County and the surrounding area. Statewide, the Treasurerís Office has more than $1 billion in unclaimed property spanning more than 5 million accounts.

Along with cash, items include family heirlooms, jewelry, military medals, coins and more.

Missouri residents can check www.ShowMeMoney.com to see whether they have unclaimed property, write the Treasurerís Office or visit with representatives today and Tuesday in Cape Girardeau. The Treasurerís Office will have staff available from 3 to 6 p.m. today at West Park Mall and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Cape Girardeau Public Library.

We appreciate the treasurerís efforts to connect Missouri residents with their unclaimed property and encourage readers to check whether they are one of the account holders.