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|Hermit Died In Hut With No Water, Had 3m Dollars by Akbee(m): 12:55pm On Jul 07, 2014|
New York - A man who lived in solitary
has been found dead on his property in a
hut with no heat or running water, though
he had three million dollars in the bank,
local media reported.
George Konnight, 79, was found dead in
the forest on his family’s rural property in
New York’s Lower Hudson Valley, 30 km
north of New York City.
He lived a solitary, hermit-like existence,
the Journal News in White Plains, New
Konnight’s had sold 13 hectares of his 80-
hectare family property a few years ago,
reaping some three million dollars to pay a
130,000-dollar tax bill.
Local police, Lt. Mark Emma told the
newspaper that Konnight’s attorney and
another man had checked on the recluse
now and then, after both of Konnight’s
sisters had died.
“He’d wander through the paths and
woods,’’ Emma said. “It looks like he cut
his own firewood. He had one light. The
house was in disarray.
“People could have thought the house
may have been abandoned.’’
Thomas O’Connell, Konnight’s lawyer, said
that his client and the two sisters had lived
“off the grid’’ on the property and had
never held jobs, selling off parts of the
property when they needed money.
“They wanted to stay where they were
because they enjoyed their bucolic
lifestyle, being isolated and surrounded by
trees with deer running through the yard,’’
O’Connell told The Journal News.
“Their only overhead was taxes. They
didn’t want to get involved with the
government. They just couldn’t keep up
with the taxes.’’
O’Connell said Konnight had never been to
a dentist and had not had a telephone
until recently, when O’Connell persuaded
him to get a mobile phone.
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