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Case closed: Death of treasure hunter remains a mystery

Feb 28, 2017 - Associated Press

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - The case of a man who moved to the American West to search for $2 million in hidden treasure but turned up dead in New Mexico's backcountry was officially closed after authorities struggled to solve the mystery.

Investigators recently informed Randy Bilyeu's family, bringing some closure after more than a year of uncertainty and heartache that began when the 54-year-old father and grandfather vanished in January 2016.

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