Monday, July 13, 2009

Heir Hunters

Two half-sisters living 100 miles apart have discovered each other's existence - and their shares in a £23,000 fortune.

The story comes from the popular U.K. show "Heir Hunters."

The story is about the estate of 80-year-old bachelor from Yarmouth, England named Cyril Curtis. He appeared to have no relatives when he died last year. The story comes from the Great Yarmouth Mercury.

The probate research firm, Hoopers got into the picture and discovered two nieces. A brother of Curtis had married a woman and had his first daughter. The couple never divorced, but the brother went on to have a long-term relationship with another, during which he fathered another daughter. The two daughters never knew of the other's existence until the death of their uncle set of the investigation.

Here's a video clip from the third series of the popular program.

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