An estimated $250,000 worth of jewelry belonging to Lil’ Kim was recovered Friday at New York’s Kennedy International Airport, where it had disappeared one week earlier. The missing jewelry, including her signature diamond-encrusted “Queen Bee” necklace, was found wrapped inside a rag by a United Airlines worker in a locker room for airline employees, her attorney Mel Sachs said. Diamond-covered platinum dog tags were also recovered.
Lil’ Kim, whose real name is Kimberly Jones, was catching a flight to Los Angeles on June 20 as she headed out for the BET Awards.
She had a carry-on bag containing the jewelry. An error at the airline check-in counter caused the carry-on piece of Louis Vuitton luggage to get mixed in with the rest of the rapper’s luggage. When the bag was recovered, the jewelry was missing, police said.
A spokesperson for the Port Authority, which operates the airports, said no arrests were made and that the investigation was continuing.
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