08:14 AM EDT 04/13/2013
Originally posted 01/02/2013 08:10AM
The strange case of reclusive New York copper heiress Huguette Clark grew even stranger over New Year's with the news that her half-great-nephew, who stood to inherit $19 million from her $400 million estate, was found dead in the snow in Wyoming.
The body of Timothy Henry Gray, 60, was discovered Dec. 27 underneath the overpass of Union Pacific Railroad in the small mining town of Evanston by kids who were sledding nearby, reports ABC News.
The coroner said Gray, who reportedly was homeless, died of hypothermia. Police said there was no sign of foul play.
Originally posted 06/23/2011 07:50AM
She had cut off her family and communicated mostly with her dolls over the past 20 years while living in almost total secrecy in several New York hospital rooms before her death last month at 104.
Now, it appears reclusive copper heiress Huguette Clark has cut her family out of her will, too, leaving most of her fortune, its value newly pegged at $400 million, to charity and to her nurse and close friend, Hadassah Peri.
The will, filed Wednesday in Manhattan court, sheds some light on the exact contents of the Clark estate, reports The New York Times.
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