Photo Gallery: Items From 1996 Burglary Found In Lake Guntersville

Posted on: 10:43 pm, January 12, 2013, by , updated on: 10:50pm, January 12, 2013

GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Rescue teams searching for the body of a man who jumped off the Veterans Memorial Bridge found a pillowcase filled with stolen goods.

The items belong to Pat Upton, who was lead singer and guitarist for Spiral Starecase, which performed the hit song “More Today Than Yesterday” in 1969.

Burglars broke into Upton’s Guntersville home in 1996 and stole televisions and other items, but threw some of the goods into the Tennessee River, where the Guntersville Rescue Squad found them this week.

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  • This Polaroid photo of Pat Upton at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame spent 16 years underwater in Lake Guntersville.

  • Pat Upton spent three years performing on Rick Nelson's concert tours.

  • Pat Upton and Rick Nelson at Guntersville Airport on December 31, 1985. Nelson died as his flight from Guntersville to Dallas crashed in Texas. His final performance was at Upton's club, PJ's Alley.

  • Pins collected by Pat Upton during his travels, and guitar picks given to him by Rick Nelson.

  • The Guntersville Rescue Squad found these and other stolen items in a pillowcase at the bottom of the lake.

  • Lynn Upton hopes to restore this Swedish hunting knife which had intricate engravings.

  • Lynn Upton's mother wore this bracelet and passed it down.

  • Lynn Upton hopes to restore these pieces of jewelry.

  • Lynn Upton does not think these pieces of jewelry can be cleaned.

  • This jewelry spent 16 years at the bottom of Lake Guntersville.

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