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Kansas Man Martin Manley Commits Suicide, Leaves Treasure Map to Fortune Behind

| by Emily Smith
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Kansas man Martin Manley committed suicide in front of the Overland Park police station Thursday, but not before uploading a website with a treasure map to his fortune.

The website, which has since been taken down, detailed Manley’s reasons for committing suicide, citing his memory loss as the main explanation.

“I began seeing the problems that come with aging some time ago,” the 60-year-old wrote. “I was sick of leaving the garage door open overnight … I was sick of forgetting the names of my best friends.”

Manley hoped the website would help his family and friends understand why he had chosen to end his life.

He followed his explanation with a statement about his financial status, noting that he had never had financial problems. His house had been paid off and the gold that he bought had increased in value, making his original $30,000 lot a $200,000 fortune.

Manley gave the coordinates for the location of his gold, pointing to a trail at the end of Arboretum Park.

The website received so much attention that Overland Park had to post a notice that digging was not allowed in the park and that the buried treasure claim was a hoax.

Sources: Inquisitir, The Blemish