The Arizona Court of Appeals ruled that the heirs of Robert Spann, a Paradise Valley resident, may keep the $500,000 cash found in the walls of his home years after he died. Spann died in 2001. Before selling his home 7 years later, Spann's daughters found cash, bonds, stocks and gold hidden in ammunition cans inside the walls of the home.
The couple who purchased the home tried to claim the cash after a worker found it in the walls during a remodel. The Court of Appeals ruled that since the money and property was only mislaid and not abandoned, it still belonged to Spann's estate.