A treasure hunter is accused of damaging a cemetery in Yellowstone National park while searching for Forrest Fenn loot

According to the prosecutor, the incidents occurred between October 1, 2019 and May 24, 2020 at the historic Fort Yellowstone Cemetery. There are more than 35 graves in the cemetery between 1888 and 1957, most of them soldiers, civilian employees of the army and relatives of the military and civilian personnel stationed in the fort.

CNN was unable to reach Craythorn for comment and the law firm declined to comment.

Prosecutors said Craythorn is looking for the treasure of Forrest Fenn – an almost mythical horde of gold, jewels and artifacts that evaded fortune hunters for a decade.

Fenn, an art historian and antique collector, hid a bronze box somewhere in the Rocky Mountains containing an estimated $ 1 million worth of loot and published references to her position in a poem in his 2010 autobiography, The Thrill of the Chase.

Forrest Fenn started a treasure hunt that lasted a decade.


The secret drew thousands of people from around the world and at least two people died looking for the treasure.

According to the US Attorney’s Office, the trial against Craythorn is scheduled for December 14, 2020 in the US District Court in Casper, Wyoming.

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