Private eye tells homeless man of inheritance

June 18, 2011 - 6:13 PM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A private investigator says he has tracked down a homeless Utah man and delivered some good news: He's inherited a lot of money.

David Lundberg says he found Max Melitzer pushing a shopping cart filled with personal possessions in a Salt Lake City park Saturday afternoon.

Lundberg declines to disclose how much money Melitzer will be receiving, but says the man's brother who died of cancer last year left him a "significant" amount in his will.

He says Melitzer was "in shock" after learning of the inheritance.

Lundberg says he was hired by the family's New York law firm to locate Melitzer, and some family members plan to meet Melitzer next week in Salt Lake City.