ALBURGH, Vt. (February 1, 2013)—Months passed before anyone discovered that an eccentric man known simply as Radkin had died in an accident on his property on the shores of Lake Champlain in northern Vermont.
But it didn't take long for looters to ransack the hoarder's dilapidated house.
They hauled off antiques, a vehicle, scrap metal and more than $200,000 in gold coins, police say.
Four people, including at least one police suspect knew the 66-year-hoarder, are facing charges of stealing the coins and cashing them in at coin and jewelry stores.
Police expect to make more arrests.
The property is covered with cars, trailers, and outbuildings and a house filled to the brim with stuff.
A neighbor said he's been watching looters come and go.
He said no one called the police because no was concerned.