Colorado man sues after New Mexico treasure hunt search

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A Colorado treasure hunter claiming he was duped has filed a $1.5 million lawsuit against a New Mexico man who said he hid a chest filled with valuables somewhere in the Rocky Mountains.

The Santa Fe New Mexican reported Tuesday that David Hanson of Colorado Springs sued Forrest Fenn, 89, after suspecting he was given “fraudulent statements” about the treasure’s location.

Hanson said in a complaint filed Monday that he followed the clues and arrived at the location but Fenn gave additional clues that led Hanson to move away from his search area.

Hanson declined to comment when reached by phone on Tuesday.

Fenn said in an email Tuesday he was not aware of the lawsuit.

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