Art dealer whose treasure sent hunters scouring US West dies
Police confirmed Fenn died Monday of natural causes at his home in Santa Fe, New Mexico. It was only in recent months that Fenn announced his treasure had supposedly been found in Wyoming by someone he didn't name. Fenn had said he packed and repacked his bronze treasure chest for more than a decade, sprinkling in gold dust and adding hundreds of rare gold coins and gold nuggets. Fenn rebuffed those requests, saying it wouldn't be fair to those who spent time and money looking for the treasure chest. Fenn spent nearly two decades in the Air Force, including his decorated service as a fighter pilot in Vietnam.