$7 million in gold discovered in home of dead recluse
Walter Samasko Jr., a recluse, died at home in May, but his body wasn’t discovered until June, when neighbors complained of the smell coming from his house.
There was only $200 in his bank account. But there was a $7 million surprise at home.As the house was being cleaned for sale, officials discovered gold bars and gold coins stored in boxes in the garage and in the house.
Gold worth $7 million found in house after Nevada man dies - Las Vegas Sun News
Samasko had no will and no apparent close relatives. He was cremated and his ashes were flown to Chicago to be placed with his mother, who moved with Samasko from California to Carson City. She died in 1992.Using a list of those who attended the mother’s funeral, Glover’s office tracked down Arlene Magdanz, a first cousin living in San Rafael, Calif.Magdanz, a substitute teacher, could not be reached for comment. But a lawyer who talked to her said her first reaction was, “Oh, my God. Oh, my God.”