State Treasurer John Perdue\u2019s office will begin on Sept. 22 distribution of its \u201cDiscover\u201d publication, which twice a year lists about 13,000 names of people due unclaimed property. The distribution will run through Oct. 6 in newspapers across West Virginia.\r\nUnclaimed property is any financial asset from which an individual has become separated. Examples include a forgotten utility deposit, a left-behind final paycheck or abandoned safe deposit box contents.\r\nDiscover is inserted into the largest newspaper in each county, with some copies direct mailed to households. It contains names previously not advertised. A reader whose name is in the list may call the Treasurer\u2019s Office at 1-800-642-8687 for assistance; fill out the paper inquiry form included in the insert; or go to www.wvtreasury.com and file a claim on-line. The website also includes a database of many more additional names from which to search.\r\n\u201cTraditionally our newspaper inserts are quite effective in getting the word out about who has unclaimed property waiting,\u201d Perdue said. \u201cIt works in two time-proven ways - either people see their names listed in the bulletin or someone tells them. Word of mouth still works.\u201d\r\nWith each Discover publication, an inside article or two helps illuminate the subject. Two people who received unclaimed property recently both found out about their assets through the spring insert. Their stories are told.\r\nAlso included in the upcoming insert is the feel-good account of Gary Cohen, reunited with an inheritance of $169,000. Cohen selflessly paid off his two daughters\u2019 mortgages with his windfall.\r\n\u201cThey\u2019ve always put a smile on my face so this is my turn to put a smile on their faces,\u201d Cohen said.