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Post Office: Still nothing to report on mail dumped in Ferguson trash receptacle

Post Office: Still nothing to report on mail dumped in Ferguson trash receptacle

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On May 3, a Ferguson business owner found about 1,000 undelivered pieces of mail in a trash receptacle behind his shop.

Almost three months later, the U.S. Post Office still has nothing to report.

In fact, Jonathan Thomas, the business owner who called in the missing parcels, said he has not heard from postal officials since mid-May.

"They told me they were pursuing it, and that they had identified someone," Thomas said. "But I haven't heard a word since then."

Kevin Cloninger, the postal service’s regional public information officer, said Wednesday that there was no information to release at this time.

"We should have something to share in the near future," Cloninger said in an email. 

Thomas is an owner of the old Corner Coffee House, at 100 Ferguson Road, which he is renovating to open later as Soul Coffee Roasters. He also is president of Civil Righteousness, a religion-oriented social justice group.

Upon finding the mail back in early May, Thomas said he called the post office because he thought someone needed to be held responsible for the mail-dumping.

Thomas said that along with advertising circulars, he also saw numerous items that looked like paychecks and letters from the Internal Revenue Service and the Social Security Administration.

In late May, two weeks after the mail was found, this bureau checked into the progress of the probe and was told it was ongoing. 

"Sometimes," Thomas said, "you get the feeling that they just want this to go away."

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