This is just pure speculation, but what's your take on it? What do you think happened?
I personally think it was a guy who proposed and the girl said no, and he killed himself. My future in laws think it was an old man who "lost" his love because she died. I disagree because why a brand new $15,000 engagement ring?!
So, what do YOU think? I want to hear every possibly story, even if it's completely outrageous or unlikely.
For those who don't believe it happened, here is a more "reputable" news website: http://www.cnn.com/2005/US/12/15/ring.found.reuters.reut/index.html
There is nothing on snopes.com about it that I'm aware of but like I said, it happened right down the street, there was footage of it on the news (and I believe some on CNN). Whether or not it was as simple as someone leaving it in his car is obviously not a given.