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After her husband's death, a California woman dropped some boxes of his stuff at e-waste recycling plant CleanBayArea in South Bay. She didn't ask for a receipt, and didn't identify herself. Now, CleanBayArea is trying to find her, because they sold one of the discarded items for $200,000—and she gets half.

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA - JUNE 24: An Apple-1 computer, built in 1976, is displayed during the First Bytes: Iconic Technology From the Twentieth Century, an online auction featuring vintage tech products at the Computer History Museum on June 24, 2013 in Mountain View, California. Christie's is auctioning off an original Apple-1 computer owned by Ted Perry as part of its First Bytes: Iconic Technology from the Twentieth Century, an online auction of vintage tech products. The online auction begins today and runs through July 9. The Apple-1 is expected to fetch between $300,000 and $500,000. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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That item was a rare, 1976-era Apple I computer built by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Ron Wayne, reports the San Jose Mercury News. CleanBayArea posted this account of what happened to their blog:

A month ago, an anonymous lady around 60-70 years of age came to CleanBayArea’s recycling center in Milpitas, CA and dropped off a couple boxes of e-waste. She said that her husband had passed away and that she had decided to clean up their garage. She dropped off a couple boxes of e-waste and drove off without leaving any contact information. The boxes of e-waste had been sitting in CleanBayArea’s warehouse for a couple weeks until a CleanBayArea recycling manager opened the box and found the Apple-1 computer under a bunch of cables and old keyboards.

CleanBayArea president Victor Gichun told a local Fox affiliate, "Her husband passed away recently. And I don’t know her financial situation, but I think it can really help her."


Now, they're hoping the woman will come back to pick up her check. So come on Internet, let's get her attention.

Danielle Wiener-Bronner is a news reporter.