A Stolen $160M Painting Was Found In This Couple’s Home, And No One Knew How It Got There

In August 2017 an antique dealer discovered a painting in the home of a deceased New Mexico couple. The piece of art turned out to be worth millions of dollars  but the mystery would only become more compelling as investigators delved deeper into the bizarre story…

Early Begininings

Jerry and Rita Alter arrived in the small town of Cliff, NM, towards the end of the 1970s. Supposedly, Jerry had been employed as a teacher in New York City before moving west to enjoy his years of retirement. The self-published author also had a love for adventure, art and travel.