One of my sources of lost medals is through a couple of mail centers in Brisbane. When a package opens in the sorting process and the contents can not be connected to a sender they are investigated by the mail centre staff. Two contacts I have are Jackie E and Pauline S.
Recently Pauline sent me the WWII group awarded to QX6676 DONALD RUSSELL MCPHERSON. I picked them up from the post office yesterday and put the name and number in to Google. To my surprise the first hit was a story about these medals being stolen in April from the daughter of McPherson.
It took me a bit of time to track down the reporter and the proper police station but that is all resolved.
The returned medal tally is now 648.