Posthumous troll? Man commits suicide, leaves location of $200k in gold

 

A Kansas man, Martin Manley committed suicide on Thursday, on his 60th birthday. He was a respected former Kansas City Star journalist, with a passion for statistics, who created the NBA’s Efficiency Rating formula.

He announced his suicide posthumously, via a redirect from his blog.

This is my final post on Sports In Review and the reason is pretty major. Before I get into that, I want to say how much I appreciated being able to follow my passion regarding statistics – more specifically, sports statistics – for so many years. It’s been a blast and I’ve had a great opportunity to make a contribution to the many areas that make up this subject.

The reason for my departure is 100% within my ability to control. You see, earlier today, I committed suicide. I created a web-site to deal with the many questions a person would rightfully have. It’s called martinmanleylifeanddeath.com. It went live today. In my opinion, there is no question which you could conceivably ask that I have left unanswered on that site. My goal with this post is closure for SIR.

The extensive website details his journey to the end of his life. Amongst the pages of the website are the coordinates to a stash of buried gold and silver coins reportedly worth over $200,000.

I sold my house which was completely paid for in 1998. The same year I bought $30,000 in 1/10 ounce gold coins and pre 1965 silver coins. Gold was $300/ounce when I bought it and silver was $4/ounce. Gold went up to $1,700 and Silver to $44 making my stash worth over $200,000.

38.800542, -94.687884

And, I had other assets, including a 401K. Besides, everyone who knows me knew I was extremely cheap. I wanted for nothing.

The GPS coordinates of 38.800542, -94.687884 are the location of the Overland Park Arboretum.

However, police report that his family says it is a hoax and and that Manley actually gave all the coins away.

Police are standing guard at the arboretum to keep away people with shovels.


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easedel site profile image  

8/19/13 2:29 PM by easedel

Dude was pretty well known in the sports world. I mean shit the guy created efficiency rate (EFF) for basketball.Apparently some people went to the GPS cords and police eventually came and started kicking people out of the area

easedel site profile image  

8/19/13 2:29 PM by easedel

Dude was pretty well known in the sports world. I mean shit the guy created efficiency rate (EFF) for basketball.Apparently some people went to the GPS cords and police eventually came and started kicking people out of the area

Road Warrior Fin site profile image  

8/16/13 2:47 PM by Road Warrior Fin

I have a feeling there will be a note inside of the box.

Road Warrior Fin site profile image  

8/16/13 2:47 PM by Road Warrior Fin

I have a feeling there will be a note inside of the box.

Ramon Maroni site profile image  

8/16/13 2:25 PM by Ramon Maroni

I call BS

Ramon Maroni site profile image  

8/16/13 2:25 PM by Ramon Maroni

I call BS

Burt Reynoldz site profile image  

8/16/13 2:20 PM by Burt Reynoldz

Yeah a pb cup would probably be about that but $200k in gold wouldn't be as big as a shoebox.  This of it as 7 stacks of 20 of 1 oz gold coins.  They're smaller than poker chips.

Burt Reynoldz site profile image  

8/16/13 2:20 PM by Burt Reynoldz

Yeah a pb cup would probably be about that but $200k in gold wouldn't be as big as a shoebox.  This of it as 7 stacks of 20 of 1 oz gold coins.  They're smaller than poker chips.

Tinerrz site profile image  

8/16/13 2:10 PM by Tinerrz

Can't see a mention of any gold on his suicide site but very interesting.

Tinerrz site profile image  

8/16/13 2:10 PM by Tinerrz

Can't see a mention of any gold on his suicide site but very interesting.



 

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