The gown was returned to The London West Hollywood hotel where it was taken from.
According to TMZ,The thief called saying he had taken the dress from Lupita's hotel room after he noticed the door was ajar. He and others took two pearls off of the dress and took them to the garment district in downtown L.A where he was told they were fake.
The thief according to TMZ, then decided to take the dress back to the Hotel in a garment bag that was inside a trash bag and deposited it on a 2nd floor bathroom adjacent to a fitness center.
According to L.A. County Sheriff's Dept,after TMZ tipped them ,the police went over to the hotel, and they found a garment bag with the dress inside just as the thief had described.
The thief said he contacted TMZ because he wanted the world to know "Hollywood's fake bulls**t."
Investigations will still continue to find out if truly the pearls are authenthic or fake and to confirm that its truly Lupita's Oscars dress,the Sheriff said.