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.
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.