- Associated Press - Saturday, June 25, 2016

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - A Nevada man is accused of stalking the granddaughter of Santa Fe antiquities dealer Forrest Fenn and claiming she is actually the treasure that Fenn has been hiding.

The Santa Fe New Mexican reports (https://bit.ly/28USm4K) that 46-year-old Francisco “Paco” Chavez was released on bond Friday in Santa Fe after pleading not guilty to a charge of stalking.

According to court records, Chavez, of Henderson, was transported from a Nevada jail Thursday.

Santa Fe police say Chavez has allegedly been sending messages to Fenn’s adult granddaughter for the last several months.

They say he also visited Santa Fe several times to search for her.

The 85-year-old Fenn has inspired a treasure hunt since announcing in his 2010 memoir that he stashed a chest filled with $2 million in coins and gold.

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Information from: The Santa Fe New Mexican, https://www.sfnewmexican.com

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