$7 Million in Gold Found at Dead Person’s House
After the neighbors hadn’t seen him in weeks, and a foul odor started emanating from his house, they got concerned and contacted city officials. They found him dead, and the coroner said that he had been dead for about a month. Apparently, he died of heart disease.
Alan Glover, the Carson City clerk, had an attorney friend handle the estate and track down any living relatives. Since Somasko had no will and had only $200 in his bank account when he died, Glover didn’t expect there to be any difficulties with the estate. But the cleanup crew who was hired to remove the body and clean out the house found some unexpected things. Stashed away throughout the garage and house were gold bars and coins, some dating back to the 1840’s and originating from all around the world. The coins were so plentiful that they had to be transported out of the house with wheelbarrows. According to Glover, the bars and coins together value at least $7 million by their weight alone. It could be more considering that many of the coins were collector’s items. In addition to the gold, Somasko had about $12,000 in cash stowed away. It was also found that Somasko hadn’t worked in over 40 years and had been living off of his stock accounts that were worth about $160,000 dollars.
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