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    Having Hope

    I just read this post from soyesterday in the Up to the Minute forum, and it gives me hope that if Benjaman can get more media attention, someone might recognize him.

    Here's a quote from the article at foxnews.com:
    Turns out 71-year-old Delaney had been in a care facility since 2000, after suffering a head injury and memory loss, the Mail reported. Unable to give any clues as to his identity, Delaney was given the name David Harrison and placed in a home.

    In April Delaney was featured on a TV show about missing persons.

    By coincidence, Renehan was watching and recognized his dad. DNA tests confirmed the link and the pair had an emotional reunion two weeks ago, the Mail reported.
    I've also been thinking about how much media attention the Anthony case is getting and wondered why, with all of the hundreds of channels available on tv, there isn't one single channel dedicated to finding the missing and unidentified.

    There are shows like Cold Case Files and AMW and things like that - maybe there should be one channel dedicated to airing stories and providing clues and photos for the missing and UID. Even if people just flipping through the channels saw an interesting segment or someone that looked familiar to them, wouldn't it be worth it?

    They could have different types of shows on this channel - some could be told in a story manner, with interviews from family and friends (think Dateline) - other times if there weren't enough stories, they could just run pictures of missing people with the general information. They could even have a show done by amateur sleuths like us - a behind-the-scenes type thing where it shows regular folks trying to find these people's identities.

    I, of course, have no idea how to get something like this accomplished, but it seems obvious to me that if we can have 3 or 4 sports channels and a few cooking networks and a couple of shopping channels, then why can't we have ONE channel dedicated to the missing and UID???
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    ITA, SieSie. I know its been mentioned here on WS countless times before. It seems so obvious and simple, in theory at least, but how to go about it. I like your idea about the behind the scenes amateur sleuths (GO Websleuths!!) show. If only someone would take this ball and run with it.

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    From your lips to God's ears, SieSie!!!!!
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    Hiya BeavisMom and believe!! Thanks for the comments.
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    Seriously. We have the GOLF channel, for crying out loud. A channel dedicated to missing persons/ UID persons would be way, way more interesting (and worlds more helpful) than 24 hours of golf a day.

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    Oh my stars!

    Benjaman was my first thought when I saw this story! I just cannot believe no one in the world knows he's missing!!! There has to be a logical explanation and something like this would be it!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lisahas2cats View Post
    Seriously. We have the GOLF channel, for crying out loud. A channel dedicated to missing persons/ UID persons would be way, way more interesting (and worlds more helpful) than 24 hours of golf a day.

    GOLF! Really, isn't that the truth!


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    We have started a new project called Monday4 the Missing. Each week we are asking bloggers to feature one particular missing person on their blogs so that one person can get attention for their case. It is still in its infancy, but this Monday is dedicated to Benjamin Kyle. Hopefully by spreading this article everywhere and anywhere you can will help someone recognize him. Surely there is a family that is missing him somewhere!!

    Benjamin Kyle

    The Benjamin Kyle story is a different twist on missing persons cases. You see, we know where he is, but, it isn't really him. If that sounds odd to you, please let it be known that missing persons cases are never cut and dried or even as similar as we think.

    Benjamin Kyle is the name a man, believed to be in his mid 50's, has taken for himself for the last 4 years. This man was found naked and beaten, most likely left for dead, beside a dumpster in Richmond Hill, Georgia, just south of Savannah. When he was found, he had no identification and no memory of who he is and where he came from.

    He started using the name "Benjamin Kyle" but was listed as a living "John Doe" and has been listed with The Doe Network so that workers there can help him figure out who he is, or who he was.

    Through the tireless efforts of Todd Matthews, Project EDAN was able to do age "regressed" pictures so that someone might recognize him from his former life. Todd is leading the development of NamUs, an organization to identify the many "Does", and will include living "Does" into that system.

    In the meantime, Benjamin Kyle is said to be a well spoken, above average intelligence man who carries himself with a professional demeanor.

    Maybe someone will recognize him today and help him find himself.

    If you have any information about this case please contact:
    FBI - Savannah, GA
    Bill Kirkconnell
    912-232-3716
    You may remain anonymous when submitting information.


    http://blogs.discovery.com/sleuth_tr...or-not-to.html

    http://savannahnow.com/node/364434

    http://www.wthr.com/Global/story.asp?S=7218919

    http://www.drphil.com/plugger/respond/?plugID=12477

    http://www.websleuths.com/forums/showthread.php?t=70309

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lisahas2cats View Post
    Seriously. We have the GOLF channel, for crying out loud. A channel dedicated to missing persons/ UID persons would be way, way more interesting (and worlds more helpful) than 24 hours of golf a day.
    I've thought this myself, many times! There are several theme-dedicated channels that I'm sure have a very small demographic and low viewership. One dedicated to missing/UID persons would be such a service to society. I cannot comprehend why such a thing does not exist!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peki51 View Post
    We have started a new project called Monday4 the Missing. Each week we are asking bloggers to feature one particular missing person on their blogs so that one person can get attention for their case. It is still in its infancy, but this Monday is dedicated to Benjamin Kyle. Hopefully by spreading this article everywhere and anywhere you can will help someone recognize him. Surely there is a family that is missing him somewhere!!
    Awesome, what great news about your project, Monday4 the Missing - good luck, I wish you lots of success! Thanks for featuring Benjaman Kyle and including the links and all, too.
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    What about Nancy Grace? People all over the country watch her.

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    Probably not enough "dirt" for NG!

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    The holidays are approaching yet again for this nice man-here's hoping that they are peaceful and meaningful...and I am always hopeful that they will bring the gift of some kind of forward momentum on his case.
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    Found this guys--this should give us some hope and insight. We need a senator from GA who will get BK a social!!!
    http://www.texnews.com/1998/2001/local/miss0109.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Julessleuther View Post
    Found this guys--this should give us some hope and insight. We need a senator from GA who will get BK a social!!!
    http://www.texnews.com/1998/2001/local/miss0109.html
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