Why a California family was shocked when they found a $200,000 nest egg in the ground
By JOSEPH BACHALO, AP A man and his wife discovered a $300,000 hole on their backyard in Sacramento’s South Bay in July 2015.
But the couple didn’t believe it at first.
It turned out to be an enormous gold nest egg, hidden inside a large wooden crate that was hidden in a backyard fenced in by a tree.
In October, the couple got a warrant to search the crate, which was packed with dozens of gold coins and other valuables.
When they opened it up, the contents revealed a trove of coins and a trove, too.
But they weren’t the only treasure hunters to stumble across the treasure trove.
The treasure trove, discovered in the late ’70s, was unearthed by the Los Angeles County Coroner’s office after the death of a woman who was buried in it.
But it wasn’t until the 2017 discovery of the nest, and the discovery of a third treasure trove in a similar area, that it became a story in its own right.
The trove contains more than $200 million in gold and silver coins, jewelry and other property that had been hidden under tree limbs and a metal crate that had fallen to the ground.
The California State Treasurer’s Office, which oversees the state’s treasure trove program, released a statement Monday saying it was “extremely pleased with the discovery” of the third treasure in the Los Feliz treasure trove that included “large amounts of gold, silver, jewelry, art and other treasures.”
It added that the treasure “has not been identified by the public as yet” but was “likely” located in the same area.
The three treasure troves were discovered on property owned by the California Historical Society and California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.
The two Los Felises’ property owners had been told the two treasure trove sites were part of a larger plot and that they would be searched, according to the statement.
The Los Felis family told the Los Altos County Register they were not involved in the search for the treasure trod.
A spokesman for the California State Treasure Trove Office, David Brown, said the department was “very pleased with this discovery and are confident it will be returned to its rightful owner.”
“We want to thank the Los Los Felites for their help in the investigation of this mystery,” Brown said in a statement.
“The treasure trods of the Los Felsons are an important part of the Treasure Troves Program.
We will continue to work with them to ensure they are returned safely to their rightful owners.”
The Treasure Trod program was established in the 1960s as a way to help people who might be interested in finding lost property.
Brown said the Treasure Department will conduct additional searches of property owned or leased by both the Los Faris and the Los Alamos.
The first trove of treasure was discovered in October of 2015 and the other two were discovered last month.
The state’s Treasure Trovie Program has been in place since the 1970s.
Brown says the Treasure Departments treasure program is an “essential tool” to find lost property and recover lost valuings.
“This program is a critical tool in ensuring the continued survival of California’s economy, heritage and natural wonders,” Brown wrote in a letter to the Register.
“In addition, the treasure Trove Program is a key tool to help recover the value of California heritage assets such as treasure, antiquities and other natural resources.”