UPDATE: Germantown police say they’ve found owner of diamond ring left on Christmas tree

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GERMANTOWN (WITI) -- The Germantown Police Department found an interesting "ornament" on its Christmas tree this past weekend. It was a diamond wedding ring.

Police Chief Peter Hoell tells FOX6 News the ring was found hanging from a branch while helpers were taking down the Christmas tree in the department's lobby.

"It wasn't like it fell off or something, you know. It was intentionally placed on that tree," said Hoell.

Chief Hoell posted about the ring on Facebook -- and inquiries flooded his inbox. Some came from as far away as Dallas, Texas.

On Monday night, Germantown police posted an update on Facebook -- saying they've found the ring's owner: