IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIDK/KIFI) - UPDATE 8:20 a.m., Aug. 8, 2020: The two missing canes have been returned to the Murdock family.
Laura Murdock said she got a call early Saturday morning from Craig with Idaho Falls Parks & Rec, that the canes were turned into the lost and found and that he had them. He recognized them from the news story that aired the night before.
Murdock said after the story aired on television, many people had reached out offering to buy new canes. People from far away offered. Murdock told news anchor Todd Kunz that even a man in Jackson offered to buy a new pair.
"It wasn't about the money," said Murdock to Kunz. "We could replace them, but it was about the time it would take to get them," she said, referring to the fact that her son needs both canes to help him walk.
"We live in a wonderful community," said Murdock.
Murdock wanted to thank everyone for their help and concern.
ORIGINAL STORY: A family in the Idaho Falls community is in need of help and reaching out to the community Friday night.
perhaps we can help them.
Laura Murdock's son uses two canes to help him walk, but Laura tells news anchor Todd Kunz she accidentally left them Thursday at Mel Erickson Park on Sunnyside Road west of Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center.
Someone has since taken them.
If you know anything about where the canes might be, you can reach Laura Murdock through our newsroom at 208-525-2520.