Discussion in 'The Unidentified' started by Gardener1850, Aug 29, 2017.
Blonde and glasses. Missing May 2011 in WV would be sufficient time to get to CO and buy water bottled in Feb 2012. But his profile doesn't seem to fit the circumstances the UID was found in.
I found quite a few blondish men with wire glasses that look similar to the ones on the reconstruction:
David Schroeder: https://www.findthemissing.org/en/cases/17847/
Robert Bergner: https://www.findthemissing.org/en/cases/17801/
Gerald DeBerry: https://www.findthemissing.org/en/cases/18418/
Eric Grant: https://www.findthemissing.org/en/cases/22834/
However, I'm not sure that any of these are strong matches, except for their glasses and hair. Please feel free to submit if you think one of these men is a match.
Ryan Anthony Rodriguez
I wonder if he did not intend to commit suicide but got in a bad situation where he knew he couldn't hike out and wouldn't be rescued? He might have had the gun for protection against wild animals. But then he might have decided to use it to end his misery if he was starving or freezing to death. It's odd that he did not leave a note and did not have any ID on him, however.
Could this be another person lost while looking for the Forrest Fenn treasure?
Very interesting, never heard of it before now, but could easily imagine this UID searching for the treasure. imo
The competition must be fierce, speculation.
By Rose Minutaglio
Posted on July 31, 2017
Both Eric Ashby and Pastor Wallace have threads here, that's how I first heard about it-- from their threads (ETA: I see that Randall Bilyeu also had a thread). My opinion is that the treasure might not exist and Forrest Fenn made it up to make a ton of money selling his book about it.
This MP was last seen in the Great Smokey Mountains National Park in TN/NC in March 2012. That's far away but he was an avid survivalist, he had many of the same items of gear as the UID, and he wore wire-framed glasses.
could this be a missing 'wanted' criminal? (the defacing of the gun's serial number ...)
someone running from the law, hiding in the backcountry whose guilt finally caught up with them?
Was going to post the same. Seems very possible given the gun serial no.
This one caught my attention, a Germany tourist missing in Montana, 2013. He is described as having greying blond hair.
No glasses in his description, but this man robbed an armored car in 2004 and was said to be in possession of a glock: https://www.fbi.gov/wanted/topten/jason-derek-brown/@@download.pdf
Very intriguing, they have similar noses- and guessing that if the mp needed glasses, might not be inclined to be photographed wearing them, imo speculation.
He also might not have needed the glasses in 2004 when he would have been around 35 years old. By 2013 he was 44-45 and might have needed reading glasses. Another interesting thing is that 2013 was the year he was placed on the top ten most wanted list and the reward was doubled to $200,000:
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(Marking spot, thanks.)
Doh, :facepalm: and I just realized they think the UID died in 2012 from the 2012 water bottles, so disregard the part about 2013. I was thinking if he was alive when the reward was raised he might have felt the risk of getting caught was too great after that and decided to end it himself. I also realized the glock description is not exactly a match. I don't know much about handguns, but the one found on the UID was a .45 Glock and Brown had two guns-- a 9mm Glock and .45 handgun. I guess both guns could have been Glocks? IDK. Anyway, I don't feel strongly enough about Brown to submit him as a match but if anyone else does, please feel free. :seeya: