I'm a intern on an IT company. My manager made a purchase of 6 units of "things" (lets call object A) that is important for him to a project. He gave it to me and told me to store it and to not tell anyone of the company that object A ever existed on the company.
Along with these things, there were other things (lets call them object B) that came along and were to a co-worker. I initially thought what the coworker wanted was the 6 units of object A. However, he wanted the object B. So I stored the object A again and gave object B. My manager was around when this happened.
Yesterday I went to look where I stashed object A and found out that there were only 3 units of object A, and it should have been 6 units of object A. My first thought was that my manager took the 3 units missing, then I called him to ask. However, he said that he didn't take it, and the idea that it was missing annoyed him. I said that I would look for it.
Today I looked for it everywhere and didn't find it. I did what my manager wanted and told no one of the existence of object A, but it was kind of hidden in plain sight (there is nowhere in the room to truly hide something) and anyone with the keys could find and take it, if he opened the right doors, but no one would have any reason to do it.
How should this be handled? I could ask around, but this would break the first condition of not telling anyone of object A's existence.
Edit: Found it. No one died and all is well