NEW YORK (1010 WINS) – The widow of a 9/11 victim is pleading for the return of her missing wedding ring just days before the 18th anniversary of the terrorist attacks.
Monica Iken is offering $500 for the return of the band, which she says they vanished from a nightstand at her co-worker’s Westhampton rental home when she stayed there in mid-August.
She says the ring is irreplaceable and that it was blessed by the Pope when he visited Ground Zero four years ago.
“It’s not about the money,” she told 1010 WINS. “I just want people to understand the significance.”
Iken is the widow of Michael Iken, a bond trader who was killed at the World Trade Center on 9/11. He would have turned 55 on Sunday.
Gems from the wedding ring given to her by Iken were placed in a new ring when she remarried an FDNY firefighter five years after the attacks.
Although two other bands are also missing, that special ring is considered stolen by police, according to the New York Post.
Iken is still hopeful she will will be reunited with the ring.
“Michael is there in spirit making sure that we can find it,” she said.
Anyone with knowledge of the rings’ whereabouts should call (347) 742-0431.