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SANTA FE – A man who died after falling 500 feet in Yellowstone National Park last year was searching for Santa Fe author and antiquities dealer Forrest Fenn’s hidden treasure.
Jeff Murphy, 53, of Batavia, Ill., is the fourth man in the past two years to die while reportedly looking for an antique chest containing gold, coins, jewelry and other rare artifacts that Fenn says he hid somewhere in the Rocky Mountain region in 2010.
Murphy was found June 9, 2017, a day after he was reported missing. His widow confirmed to the Journal a report by a Billings, Mont., television station that Murphy died while in search of the treasure, estimated to be worth $2 million or more.