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    WA - Ben Keita, 18, Seattle, 26 Nov 2016

    I may be doing this wrong but I didn't see a thread for him. I couldn't find the exact date he went missing but I feel websleuths can help find out who did this if it wasn't a suicide. RIP Ben.

    "Ben Keita, an 18-year-old black Muslim, was missing for months. His body, which was found hanging from a tree, hints at a possible hate crime."

    http://resistancereport.com/news/bla...-teen-hanging/


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    More here:

    "The ME's report gives two reasons for the change, a K-9 search of the same area weeks earlier failed to find his body. Plus, the rope he was hanged with was tied an unusual 50 feet high in the tree."

    http://www.kiro7.com/news/north-soun...eath/498427512


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    Just found the missing fb page: https://m.facebook.com/Ben-Keita-RIP...4711280873986/

    It says he went missing November 26, 2016.
    How do I alert mods to ask them to change the title?


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    https://www.washingtonpost.com/natio...=.ab44cba9a47f


    "Early in the investigation we discovered that, unknown to the family, Ben did not go to work on November 25 or 26, and had not been to school for about three weeks.
    <<snipped>>
    http://q13fox.com/2017/03/02/lake-st...ope-from-tree/

    LSPD are investigating why these changes occurred. Who were Ben's closest associates? Did he mention anything to them about (hypothetical) threats received, failing grades, debts?
    "Some circumstantial evidence is very strong, as when you find a trout in the milk."
    - Henry David Thoreau

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    Quote Originally Posted by cnmccarthy View Post
    I may be doing this wrong but I didn't see a thread for him. I couldn't find the exact date he went missing but I feel websleuths can help find out who did this if it wasn't a suicide. RIP Ben.

    "Ben Keita, an 18-year-old black Muslim, was missing for months. His body, which was found hanging from a tree, hints at a possible hate crime."

    http://resistancereport.com/news/bla...-teen-hanging/


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    Replying to my own post to add another oddity found in the autopsy report.
    "the heart blood was noted to contain ice crystals and it is possible that the decedent had been in a semi-frozen state for a number of weeks"
    I find this weird. Since the cause of death was hanging, does this mean he was kept outside or in a freezer alive? I wouldn't think they'd say the cause of death was hanging if he was dead in a freezer. Sorry for the graphic post.


    http://resistancereport.com/news/bla...-teen-hanging/

    This case is odd.
    Last edited by cnmccarthy; 03-03-2017 at 09:01 AM. Reason: adding URL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Indy Anna View Post
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/natio...=.ab44cba9a47f



    <<snipped>>
    http://q13fox.com/2017/03/02/lake-st...ope-from-tree/

    LSPD are investigating why these changes occurred. Who were Ben's closest associates? Did he mention anything to them about (hypothetical) threats received, failing grades, debts?
    Do they mean three weeks before he went missing? If so, I wonder if it was voluntary?

    I am also having a hard time finding his facebook but I haven't been sleuthing super hard. Stupid bacteriology test ahead.

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    Thank you mods for changing the title to add the date missing! <3

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    FBI Will Review Death of Muslim Teen Found in Washington State

    http://time.com/4689707/fbi-review-muslim-teen-death/

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    ghastly

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    WA - Ben Keita, 18, Seattle, 26 Nov 2016

    A lot of good info from this article.

    His mother said his wallet, phone and car still were at the home, according to the medical examiner's report.
    And-
    "that Keita's family believes police haven't interviewed four people -- co-workers of Keita -- who they think may have known something about his whereabouts."
    Who were these people? Why haven't they been interviewed? Why did he not go to class for that long?




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    Last edited by cnmccarthy; 03-03-2017 at 10:16 PM.


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    Hmm. I think he has been in that tree the whole time and they just failed to look up (we have seen that before). I'm not sure why the high branch makes a difference - are they suggesting the rope was there before he was "lynched"? How far off the ground was he in relation to this branch? If one person can climb up there to tie it, there is no reason it couldn't have been him. It is good to see LE investigating all avenues though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vail View Post
    Hmm. I think he has been in that tree the whole time and they just failed to look up (we have seen that before). I'm not sure why the high branch makes a difference - are they suggesting the rope was there before he was "lynched"? How far off the ground was he in relation to this branch? If one person can climb up there to tie it, there is no reason it couldn't have been him. It is good to see LE investigating all avenues though.
    Agreed. It seems they are focusing on the height (which imo he could've climbed up the tree, tied the rope around his neck, and jumped) and the fact they didn't find him. If he was that high up they might have missed him depending on how long rope was. I find it weird they aren't focusing at all on the ice crystals in his heart. All I can think about is him being kept in a freezer but I don't think you can survive long periods in a freezer?




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    Interesting comment from CAB.

    https://www.facebook.com/lakestevens...703026/?type=3


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    Quote Originally Posted by cnmccarthy View Post
    And below that, his mother's comment. Why is the media trying to position this as a muslim hate crime? It is a bit ironic to assume a black family from Guinea is muslim.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vail View Post
    And below that, his mother's comment. Why is the media trying to position this as a muslim hate crime? It is a bit ironic to assume a black family from Guinea is muslim.
    I think he is Muslim. From what I've seen possibly? I feel like if it's a hate crime it's more likely to be because of his skin color so I'm not 100% sure why they're focusing on his religion. I was thinking last night, what if his death was an accident and someone was trying to make it look like a suicide? It wouldn't explain why he missed that much school. And if it was his high school why wasn't his mom called?

    I also find it super odd I cannot find a social media footprint for him ANYWHERE. no twitter, instagram, Facebook... strange for a teenage boy this day and age. IMO


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