KINGMAN - Dominie Greene thought she lost her camera last May. On the memory card were images of some of life's biggest events - wedding photos and video, an ultrasound and photos of a newborn.
There were photos welcoming a Marine home after deployment.
As fate would have it, Greene, 24, did not misplace her camera. A thief stole it. Kingman police came across the item when they served a search warrant in August. They seized the camera and other electronics.
Detectives analyzed the images and were able to track the owner through, of all things, information that was contained in the ultrasound.
When Detective Todd Foster called Dominie to tell her she "won the lottery," she understandably thought it was a scam.
On Monday, Dominie, her husband Brent and their 9-month-old son Jeremiah arrived at the station on Andy Devine Avenue to retrieve what they thought were photos, but Foster presented her with compact discs he used to copy her photos and videos to, as well as a framed photograph of Jeremiah's ultrasound and birth announcement.
Brent was the Marine depicted in the welcome home photos. They were taken after he returned from Afghanistan in 2012. Fittingly, the family recovered the memories on the Marine Corps' birthday.
KPD spokeswoman Jennifer Sochocki said the Greenes were overjoyed.
"I will never forget this," Dominie said upon receiving Foster's gift. "I really did win the lottery."