A potential windfall of $300 million was not enough to sway a man from living under an overpass and dying from the cold, according to police reports.
A long lost relative of the lonely heiress Huguette Clark, who would have inherited at least $19 million of her $300 million fortune, was found dead under a Union Pacific railroad underpass in Wyoming.
Children sledding in the snow found the body of Timothy Henry Gray, 60, on Thursday afternoon in Evanston, a small mining town in southwest Wyoming near the Utah border.
The coroner said he apparently died of hypothermia. The low temperature that day was 10 degrees, and the region was hit with zero degree temperature in the previous week.
Lt. Bill Jeffers of the Evanston Police Department, said there was no evidence of foul play and that Gray was only wearing a light jacket. Gray’s brother said that he knew nothing of him since their mother's funeral in 1990, when he disappeared without a word.
It was unclear whether Gray was living under the bridge, where transients have been known to camp, or someplace else.
Tim Gray was a great-grandson of former U.S. Senator William Andrews Clark, known as one of the Montana copper kings, a banker, a railroad builder and founder of Las Vegas.
The youngest daughter of the senator, Huguette Clark, was a loner who died in 2011 in New York, at the age of 104, after having lived in hospitals for 20 years, while her myriad of homes sat unused. Gray was her half-nephew.