Titanic Necklace Stolen

Survivor's $20K jewelry missing from Copenhagen museum
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 20, 2011 2:44 AM CDT
The last person to steal this necklace ended up floating in icy North Atlantic waters.   (AP Photo/POLFOTO)

(Newser) – A gold-plated necklace whose owner survived the sinking of the Titanic has been stolen from a museum in Denmark. Thieves made off with the necklace from a traveling exhibition over the weekend without tripping any alarms, reports the Los Angeles Times. The necklace belonged to Eleanor Widener, daughter of a Philadelphia streetcar tycoon who went down with the ship. But rumor has it that it was found in the pocket of the family's butler, whose body was fished out of the Atlantic. The necklace is believed to be worth some $20,000 but it is probably too well-known to be safely sold by the thieves, according to the owner of the exhibit.

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