Family Fighting Over Estate Of T-Rex Sue Sellers

(Eagle Butte, SD) — A legal battle is underway between daughters for the estate of the South Dakota couple who earned millions from the sale of Sue the T-Rex. The controversy has shifted from land rights now to who inherits what is left of the fortune created by the skeleton. In 1990, fossil hunters discovered Sue’s massive skeleton on Maurice and Darlene Williams’ property on the Cheyenne River Reservation. Maurice Williams died in 2011 and his wife, Darlene, died in December of 2020. According to records filed in Lincoln County, Darlene has two wills. One of her daughters, Jacqueline Schwartz, is alleging possible misappropriations of funds and fraud, currently trying to go to court against two of her other siblings.

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