NEWPORT, ATLANTIC BEACH -

A Carteret County man has been on a mission to locate the owner of a missing Bible. For two years he had no leads, until he found a high school diploma tucked inside.

The diploma belonged to an Alleyene Henderson a graduate of Beaufort High School in 1942.

After our story aired, family members of Henderson contacted NewsChannel 12. They tell us Alleyene Henderson was their uncle, and he passed away a few years ago. Henderson is now buried in Morehead City.

The family say they are excited to reclaim the Bible. They will be meeting with Delgado soon to receive it in person.

To see the story that sparked it all, please view the web video above.