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Missouri’s treasurer’s office is launching the annual effort to return unclaimed property to Missourians. The names of more than 129,400 individuals, small businesses and nonprofit organizations with unclaimed property will be listed in over 100 publications across the state. Missourians can also search and view the lists by county on {a href=”” target=”_blank”}, according to a state press release.

“I want to return unclaimed property to as many Missourians as possible. We are required by law to run these lists in newspapers, but we are also making them available online so that all Missourians have access to these county lists regardless of their ability to pay for a newspaper,” Treasurer Scott Fitzpatrick said. “I encourage all Missourians to check the list and claim any money that is rightfully yours. I also encourage Missourians to take a look at the list and if you see a name you recognize, let that person know. It is always free to claim your unclaimed property and many claims can be filed online.”

Most unclaimed property consists of cash from bank accounts, stocks, bonds and contents of safe deposit boxes that have been abandoned, states a treasurer’s office release. It can also include uncollected insurance policy proceeds, government refunds, utility deposits and wages from past jobs.

The treasurer currently manages over $1 billion in unclaimed assets in more than 5 million owner accounts.

One in 10 Missourians has unclaimed property, and the average return is nearly $300, states the release.