ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The 7-pound gold bar that is among the unclaimed property the New Mexico Taxation and Revenue Department plans to auction next week belongs to the surviving family members of a Russian immigrant, according to an Albuquerque attorney.
Jennifer Noya, who is representing the family, told television station KRQE (http://bit.ly/13sezib ) that finding the gold bar appeared to be a lost cause until one of the family members, Sonya Burke, spotted it during a television newscast.
Burke said she remembers playing with bar as a child and that her grandfather had used it as a door stop in his Manhattan apartment.
“I lugged it around everywhere,” Burke said. “I just remember playing with it, picking it up to see how tough I Login to read more