(NEWSER) – An elderly man found dead near his ramshackle rural home in New York state had millions of dollars in the bank but appears to have valued his solitude more than luxuries like plumbing or heating. George Konnight, 79, had lived in the same home with his sisters since childhood and had recently banked $3 million from the sale of 31.5 acres of property, the Journal Newsreports. Both sisters died of heart attacks in the last two years. "He lived a very simple life, hermit-like," a police spokesman says. "He had his attorney and another man looking in on him now and again. He was alone."