Reese Werkhoven is relaxing at home with his roommates when they notice something strange about their second-hand couch. So, reaching inside it, they discover a bubble-wrap envelope hidden within the cushions. They’re on the brink of a life-changing revelation – but will they do the right thing?
In March 2014, Werkhoven, a geology student at the State University of New York (SUNY), was living with two friends in New Paltz, NY, which is located about 80 miles north of New York City. His housemates were SUNY graduate Lara Russo and Cally Guasti, a graduate from Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts.