Wayne Sabaj | Man who found $150K in garden dies 2 years later

Man who found $150K in garden dies 2 years later

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JOHNSBURG, Ill. (Associated Press) -

A northern Illinois man who discovered $150,000 in cash in his McHenry County vegetable garden died, nearly two years after discovering the bag of money.

Wayne Sabaj's lawyer, Robert Burke, says the 51-year-old Johnsburg man died Monday after a diabetic problem.

Sabaj was getting ready to head to court later this month in a fight about who owns the money. His neighbor claimed she owned the cash, but died in January.

The (Crystal Lake) Northwest Herald says a Naperville liquor store also tried to stake a claim on the money, which the owner said was taken during an armed robbery.

Burke told WBBM Radio that portion of the money will be distributed to Sabaj's estate, along with the estate of his 87-year-old neighbor.

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