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Ruling 2596

If a person finds something that cannot remain for a year, he must take care of it for as long as it remains while protecting all those particulars that effect its price. And the obligatory precaution is that during this period he must announce [that he has found the property]. In the event that the owner is not found, the finder can specify a value for it and take it for himself, or he can sell it and keep the money. In both cases, he must continue to make the announcement. If the owner is found, he must give him the value of it. But if the owner is not found for one year, he must act according to what was said in Ruling 2585.