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A treasure hunter is accused of damaging a cemetery in Yellowstone National Park while searching for hidden treasure

  • A federal grand jury indicted Rodrick Dow Craythorn, 52, last month on two counts related to damaging archaeological resources and US property, according to a statement issued Thursday from the US Attorney's Office for the District of Wyoming.
  • Prosecutors say the incidents took place between October 1, 2019, and May 24, 2020, in the historic Fort Yellowstone Cemetery.
  • Prosecutors said Craythorn was searching for the Forrest Fenn treasure -- an almost mythical horde of gold, jewels and artifacts that eluded fortune hunters for a decade.
  • Fenn, 90, died last month, but not before he revealed that an anonymous man from "back East" had found the treasure in June of this year.
  • Craythorn's trial is set for December 14, 2020, in US District Court in Casper, Wyoming, according to the US attorney's office.

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