Tyler Schaefer found the stacked bills in his hotel room last year. His father, Cody Schaefer, told his then 10-year-old son they couldn’t keep the cash because they didn’t know whose it was.
The Kansas City Police Department is still storing the money, according to state law. If the owner doesn’t come forward in four years the money will go to the state treasurer’s office to be kept in a trust.
But Missouri State Treasurer Clint Zweifel wrote Police Chief Darryl Fort asking police to turn the money over to his office so the office could start proceedings to allow the boy and his father to claim the money.