Jennifer Silva recently found out what happened to the jewelry stolen from her Fairbanks home in May. It was melted down to make a "dental grill," a form of jewelry that fits over the wearer's teeth.
Silva told the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner that the bigger shock was finding out who did it. She said it was a friend -- a man she tried to help when no one else would.
Kejuan Bruce Gaddis was arrested last week and is being held at Fairbanks Correctional Center on $5,000 bail.
Silva said the jewelry was taken from her home on May 22. Police told her to go to pawn shops and jewelry stores. Staff at Bishop's Jewelry said a man had dropped off the jewelry she described to be melted down and made into the grill.