Arlene Magdanz

File photo of gold coins. (credit: BERTRAND GUAY/AFP/GettyImages)

Nev. Recluse’s Gold Fortune, Worth Millions Of Dollars, To Be Auctioned For Taxes

Even though he lived in the same quiet neighborhood for decades, no one seemed to know Walter Samaszko Jr. He was so unknown that weeks passed before authorities discovered he had died in his modest Carson City home.


Gold bars have been found in a man's apartment who died weeks before. (Photo credit should read ATTILA KISBENEDEK/AFP/Getty Images)

$7 Million In Gold Bars Found In Reclusive Man’s Home Month After He Died

A Carson City recluse whose body was found in his home at least a month after he died left only $200 in his bank account. But as Walter Samaszko Jr.’s house was being cleared for sale, officials made a surprise discovery: gold bars and coins valued at $7 million.