Lupita Nyong'o's $150K Oscar Gown Stolen From Hotel Room Has Been Returned

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A sheriff's official says deputies have recovered a dress that strongly resembles the custom dress taken from Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong'o's hotel room earlier this week.

Los Angeles sheriff's spokeswoman Nicole Nishida says the dress found Friday afternoon at a West Hollywood hotel "greatly resembles" the pearl-adorned Calvin Klein Collection by Francisco Costa dress Nyong'o wore to Sunday's Academy Awards. She says detectives are attempting to verify the recovered dress is the same one Nyong'o wore.

The dress was reported stolen by one of Nyong'o's representatives late Wednesday. Authorities placed its value at $150,000, although experts say it could have fetched more on the black market.

The recovery of the dress was first reported by celebrity website, which wrote in a post that a person claiming to have taken the gown gave them information about where to find the dress.