Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Search for Dutch Schultz lost Treasure

Dutch Schultz (Arthur Flegenheimer; Aug 6, 1902 – Oct 24, 1935) was a New York City gangster of the 1930s who made his fortune in bootlegging, loan sharking, the numbers racket, and murder. Schultz became a powerful figure in the New York crime world. Along with other rackets, Schultz began extorting New York restaurant owners and workers. Gangsters who skimmed the take didn't last long.

"Dutch Schultz was ugly; he had been drinking and suddenly he had his gun out. Schultz wore his pistol under his vest, tucked inside his pants, right against his belly. One jerk at his vest and he had it in his hand. All in the same quick motion he swung it up, stuck it in Jules Martin's mouth and pulled the trigger. It was as simple and undramatic as that—just one quick motion of the hand. Dutch Schultz did that murder just as casually as if he were picking his teeth.”
As Martin contorted on the floor, Schultz apologized to Davis for killing someone in front of him. When Davis later read a newspaper story about Martin's murder, he found out that the body was found with a dozen stab wounds to the chest.

When Davis asked Schultz about this, the boss dead-panned, "I cut his heart out."
Schultz was said to have buried $7m in cash, jewels, gold and other valuables in a safe in a remote section of upstate New York.

The owners of the Lodge at Harrisburg Lake were surprised to hear from the producer of a television show.
The TV crew wanted to come to the western edge of Stony Creek because a researcher had concluded Dutch Schultz may have buried his loot near the property.
Schultz was known to frequent the area in the 1930s. He also was integrally involved in gambling in Saratoga Springs, and had an aunt who lived nearby. Schultz also hid out from the FBI and IRS on Tenant Mountain just to the south in Saratoga County.No loot has ever been found.
Cops recorded the gangster's rambling last words as he died of peritonitis caused by a rust-coated bullet.
  • Oh, mamma, mamma, please don't tear; don't rip...
  • Mother is the best bet and don't let Satan draw you too fast.
  • Who shot me? No one.
  • I will be checked and double-checked and please pull for me.
  • The sidewalk was in trouble and the bears were in trouble and I broke it up.
  • I can't come; express office was closed.
  • Please crack down on the Chinaman's friends and Hitler's commander.
  • These native children make this and sell you the joint.
  • You can play jacks, and girls do that with a soft ball and do tricks with it.