I would say look at the contacts, and call a "dad", or similar number to see who's it is
but that's the problem with smartphones, everyone puts a code!
So if you lose it, there's no hope of getting it back lol.
You should be able to just force a factory reset through iunes, but I'm no iphone expert, so I have no idea. It might be more complicated though, since it's a phone, not an ipod.
I bet a verizon store would be able to track the owner down in their database.
you could make someone else's new years start out nice!
"Let's go racing" i said.