Striking Gold

Tuesday, September 18, 2012 - 9:39am

Millions in gold coins found in home of man who died alone without a will.

Months after a man died in his modest Carson City, Nevada home boxes of gold worth millions have been found hidden inside the house.

Walter Samaszko Jr., 69, died in his home in June.

Authorities say his body was not found until about a month later.

Joe Baxter, a neighbor who lives across the street, called authorities.

"He was a good neighbor. I never saw him that much," said Baxter.

When the house was put up for sale, the realtor who is a friend of Baxter's, asked if he wanted to come over and take a look some of Samaszko's belongings.

There were cases of ammunition, and Baxter says he likes to hunt with his nephew.

What he uncovered was far beyond expectation.

"We opened it thinking it was ammunition and found rolls of $20 gold pieces wrapped up in aluminum foil. I've never seen that much gold in my life or coins that old," Baxter said.

The realtor immediately called Carson City Clerk and Recorder Alan Glover.


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