Nevada officials find $7M in gold in dead man's house

Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Walter Samaszko Junior

Walter Samaszko Junior

Nevada officials struck gold - literally- while cleaning out the home of a man who had passed away.

Authorities in Carson City found more than $7 million worth of gold and coins in a man's house even though he only had $200 in his bank account.

Walter Samaszko Junior had been dead for at least a month before neighbors called the police.

Samazsko's neighbors say that he wasn't a shut-in, but that they didn't know much about him either.

Samaszko didn't leave a will and officials have had a hard time tracking his relatives down. He was originally from Chicago, but moved to Nevada in the 60s with his mother.

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