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Woman's Lost Luggage Found in Airport 20 Years Later

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    An Arizona woman was reunited with luggage lost 20 years ago. Rebecca Taylor reports for KVOA. (Published Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014)

    Many travelers fear having their luggage lost at the airport. One Arizona woman had the fear become a reality, though her story has a happy ending — two decades later.

    Maria Dellos, a Tuscon teacher, received a phone call from the Transportation Security Administration at Tucson International Airport on Tuesday informing her that luggage she lost 20 years ago had been found.

    “I actually almost ignored the call because of telemarketing. All day long I get calls,” Dellos told NBC affiliate KVOA.

    Dellos explained to the station that a note she had in the bag containing an old address allowed the TSA to locate her. It contained "very valuable" art supplies from a trade show in Las Vegas, she said.

    "I was just absolutely blown away," Dellos said.

    “We just did some shuffling of equipment at the airport, so it's quite possible that we came across something that somebody left unattended for a long period of time," TSA spokesperson Nico Melendez told KVOA.