Commerce City couple discovers WWII-era photos

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COMMERCE CITY, Colo. -- A couple from Commerce City hopes you’ll be able to identify the people featured in an old photo album they happened to stumble upon.

Aziah Pacheco and his fiance Zondrea Quintana were working at a Maaco Auto shop in Denver when they noticed the album sitting in a trash can.

“We clean out cars that come from auction so they get rid of everything before they go to the dealers,” Pacheco said.

Pacheco noticed how unique the photos were so he recovered them and brought them home. They show military soldiers, tanks and random people spending time on the beach. The photos appear to be from World War II and the Korean War.

“You don’t stumble across stuff like that [often],” Pacheco said.

More than anything, Pacheco and Quintana want to track down the rightful owner of the album -- or family members of the people featured in the photos.

“I have a cousin who is in the Navy and if something were to ever happen to him and there was old photos of him, I would want them back,” Quintana said.

If you recognize anyone or anything in the album, contact the FOX31 Denver Problem Solvers at problemsolvers@kdvr.com.

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