Here's a twist on the old "hoarder dies at home and isn't found underneath piles of junk for a month" story.
--69-year-old Walter Samaszko Junior of Carson City, Nevada was a hoarder and a loner. And sometime in either April or May, he died from heart problems. No one found him until his neighbors finally called the police in late June.
--The police found Walter's dead body amongst his piles and piles of stuff. But they ALSO found something else. Walter wasn't just a junk hoarder. He also had $7 MILLION in gold bars and coins in his house.
--It's clear he didn't trust the banks, because he only had $200 in his account. In addition to the gold, he also had $165,000 worth of stock and $12,000 cash.--Authorities have been trying to track down a next of kin for the past few months, and were waiting to release this story until they did.--After months of searching, they finally found the name of a first cousin living in San Rafael, California . . . who just found herself several million dollars richer.
(--Here's a photo of Walter.)