By InStyle Staff
Mar 02, 2015 @ 12:45 pm
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A valuable dress that was stolen from the hotel room of actress Lupita Nyong'o after she wore it to the Oscars has been recovered, Los Angeles police said.

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The as-yet-unidentified thief who stole the 12 Years a Slave star's dress apparently returned it to the London Hotel in Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Times reports. A sheriff's department spokesman indicated some confidence that the pearl-covered dress discovered in a hotel bathroom is the same one Nyong'o wore to present J. K. Simmons’s Best Supporting Actor Oscar.

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"We believe this dress is the dress that was stolen from the London Hotel," a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said.

Nyong'o's dress was one of the biggest stories of Oscar night even before it was stolen; covered in 6,000 pearls, the dress was reportedly worth $150,000.

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