September 22, 2014
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - A state judge in Carson City has scheduled a Feb. 26 auction to sell off part of $7.4 million in gold coins found in the home a recluse who died last summer.
The money raised will be used to pay $800,000 in inheritances taxes due in March.
The Las Vegas Sun reports the rest of the estate will go to Arlene Magdanz, of San Rafael, Calif.
A substitute teacher, Magdanz is the first cousin of Walter Samaszko Jr., who died in May at his home in Carson City at age 69. His body was discovered a month later after neighbors reported an odor coming from his home.
During a cleanup of his house, nearly 2,700 gold coins were discovered in boxes in the garage, among cartons of tuna.
Copyright 2014 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.