Man who died in Yellowstone in 2017 was looking for treasure

A 53 -year-old Illinois man who fell to his death in Yellowstone National Park last year was looking for a supposed hidden cache of gold and jewels.

KULR-TV reports that Jeff Murphy of Batavia, Illinois, was looking for the treasure that relics dealer Forrest Fenn says he stashed somewhere in the Rocky Mountains several years ago.

The investigation by Yellowstone officers into Murphy’s death was kept private, but KULR obtained it through a Freedom of Information Act request.

The investigative report uncovers Murphy’s wife told park authorities that Murphy was looking for the gem when she called to report him missing.

Murphy’s body was received June 9, 2017. He had fallen about 500 feet( 152 meters) down a steep slope.

The report ruled the demise an accident.

Thousands have hunted in vain across remote corners of the Western U.S. for the supposed buried treasure.


Information from: KULR-TV, http :// http://www.kulr8. com

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