HOLMES BEACH, Fla. — A case involving an ear found on a Florida beach has been solved.

  • Resident finds ear in sand on Florida beach
  • Ear was prosthetic, belonged to SC man
  • Ower of ear has reached out to police

A prosthetic ear was recently picked up and placed into a plastic bag by someone who stumbled upon it at Holmes Beach on the West Coast of Florida. Then it was handed over to a detective with Holmes Beach Police.

On Thursday, police said the owner of the ear contacted them.

Police will mail the ear back to the man, who lives in Beaufort, South Carolina.

"It was just on the sand; it wasn't buried," Holmes Beach Police Chief William Tokajer said.

The ear didn't have any type of identification number on it.

Detectives contacted numerous prosthetic companies that make ears, hoping that maybe someone had reported one lost and could lead them to the rightful owner.