Forrest Fenn, a self-taught antique dealer and Vietnamese war veteran who hid a treasure chest in the Rocky Mountains and died at the age of 90, the Santa Fe New Mexican reported citing a police representative in Santa Fe.
Forrest Fenn is a Vietnamese war veteran who moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico in 1972. He started his career as an art dealer and for about 20 years managed one of the best galleries in the country. In 2010, Fenn reported that he hid a treasure chest in the Rocky Mountains north of Santa Fe: gold nuggets, rare coins, jewelry, and gems. Finding the treasure with the help of hints, encrypted in Fenn’s poem, was offered to all comers. In June, the treasure hunt ended and an unknown treasure hunter found a treasure chest.
According to the newspaper, Fenn died on Monday in his home. According to the police, he died of natural causes.
As Fenn previously confessed, he hid the treasure in order to encourage people to explore nature and give them hope during the “Great Day.