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LAS VEGAS - A moving company held their belongings hostage for a year. Now, a valley couple is getting the items back, thanks to 8 on Your Side.

How would you like to sleep on an air mattress for six months, because everything you owned disappeared? Johnny and Derita Knox faced that problem, when 8 on Your Side first met them earlier this year.

The moving company they hired in North Carolina claimed it couldn't deliver their stuff. The Knoxes turned to several government agencies for help, but no help was available.

8 on Your Side stepped in and witnessed the long-awaited arrival of the Knoxes' belongings. It took the moving company, Uncle Sam's, six months to deliver their furniture.

The moving company took their belongings and money, but never delivered. Every government agency, lawyer and member of law enforcement Derita contacted told her to assume her items were long gone. She wouldn't give up.

8 on Your Side helped deliver everything she lost.

"You guys have made me happy this morning," she said.

Within minutes of the truck's arrival, a plan was devised, and the team from Everyday Moving and Storage started to unload. Within hours, the Knoxes' empty house became a home. They are finally enjoying their new life in Las Vegas.

Their days of sleeping on an air mattress are over. Through it all, they never lost hope, sense of humor or faith.

"I felt like, you know, even if we didn't get this, then God had something better for us," Derita said.

After days of unpacking, Derita also found a picture of her father she thought was lost forever. Johnny found his mother's bible which also contained his family's genealogy and history.

Everything they had lost was found, and the next chapter of their lives – retirement – can finally begin.

"The best is always yet to come," said Derita.

If you have a problem you want investigated, contact 8 on Your Side at 702-650-1907.

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