FL FL - Big Cypress National Preserve, Male hiker, "Denim" and "Mostly Harmless", 23 July 2018 #2

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  1. j_in_c

    j_in_c Well-Known Member

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    If anyone on here has a twitter account and is comfortable reaching out with information about Denim, there is a very active twitter user who has been a game developer in Brooklyn for 20 yrs. I am sure that "community" is enormous, but I wonder if he was interested enough to spread the word - information about Denim might reach the right person.
     


  2. inmyhumbleopinion

    inmyhumbleopinion #NeverGivingUp

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    Scott David Kurland has been added to the rule-out list.
    The National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs)

    According to The Charley Project:
    “Kurland was last seen in Wesley Chapel, Florida on November 27, 2017. He arrived home at 1:00 a.m., soaking wet, then left again at 1:30 a.m. and has never been heard from again. His vehicle was later found abandoned in the 30100 block of Elam Road, bear Boyette Road.” (BBM)
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    Scott David Kurland – The Charley Project

    And here is the picture of Denim holding up maps at Mountain Crossings at Walasi-yi that the shop posted on their Facebook and Instagram pages five days later, on December 2, 2017:
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    Mountain Crossings on Instagram: “This is Denim. He worked in the tech world for the last decade. In June he went for a two week hike on the AT in New York. Today he passed…”

    Mountain Crossings at Walasi-yi

    Based on the above alone, clearly, Scott is not Denim. So here I am, once again, wondering what the list is based on ....
     
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  3. MadMcGoo

    MadMcGoo Well-Known Member

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    I’m almost of the same mindset... seems like every time I’m certain it has to be him, the possibility is ruled out quickly... yet some that are even being considered at all are also being ruled out so quickly. I just hope there is a logical explanation and authorities are doing all they can to make sure the exclusions are truly not a match. And FWIW I think so far they have. Although I wish I knew all they knew, as I’m sure most of us do.

    that being said lol, I found a missing person on Charley Project yesterday who I think may be a very good possibility (JMO). I don’t want to get my hopes up and preface my suggestion with all the similarities I found between the two men. What do you all think about Kyle Fleischman ? Demographics are pretty much all spot on; disappeared in 2007, would have been 34 years old when UID was discovered, approx 6’0” (estimated, but off a few inches depending on accuracy of info), 180 pounds, brown hair, green eyes, perfect teeth... Kyle Fleischmann – The Charley Project

    Again, not trying to get hopes up, but gosh! Not just the resemblance but the circumstances... I’m thinking at this point it can’t hurt submitting?

    ETA: This has to be him, right?! :confused:o_O
     
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  4. MadMcGoo

    MadMcGoo Well-Known Member

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  5. K9Enzo

    K9Enzo Well-Known Member

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    I honestly don’t think MH was a missing person or is in any database. He was a dude that stepped out on the trail and passed away.
     
  6. Distantobserver

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    I think we are focusing too much time and attention on his pseudonym. I am not a social media person and am not the person to do this but I do think that there may be something strait forward that could be done. MH stated to other hikers that he was born or grew up in Baton Rouge. Lots of high school classes have face book pages. It would seem to me that the Baton Rouge area high school face book reunion pages for someone age 40-55 would be good places to post a photograph. Even if he did not graduate from a Baton Rouge area high school but only went to elementary school or middle school there someone in his cohort might recognize him. Only my two cents and my suggestion.

    Was not aware of other sites trying to identify MH. Don't know if it permitted, but would some one link those here if it is permitted?
     
  7. SugarQueen

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    Distant, if you google “Mostly Harmless hiker” you will find Other folks talking about him.
     
  8. Distantobserver

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    Thanks. Wasn't even sure which term to Google or if they would be specific enough.
     
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    navywife UtahMama

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  10. navywife

    navywife UtahMama

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    Couldn’t agree more!
     
  11. MadMcGoo

    MadMcGoo Well-Known Member

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    Fair enough. Thanks for the feedback :)
    I was taking into account the 10 year time gap and thought if Denim did have some type of terminal illness, it might have taken a toll on his physical appearance, making him look older than he really was. Something about him seems so youthful, in the earlier photos of him. JMO
     
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  12. Distantobserver

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    Agree. Not sure it will contribute anything to look for him in missing persons lists. Not sure that is a productive use of time. My two cents.
     
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  13. SugarQueen

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    Havent heard a thing from that Brooklyn Newspaper I emailed. Rant....... it pisses me off when the info could be right out there!!! LE never contacted Unionville to see about a camping permit, this newspaper never got back to me, the few town fb pages I was able to contact last year never got back to me!! Uuugggghhhhh!!
     
  14. Narkj

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    What video?
     
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    Bumping for denim. Been so frustrating. I don't get it. When you drop off the map or go missing, things happen. Did he hand a landlord, a car, a cell phone bill, insurance, apppointments, friends, family, former coworkers? So baffling. I keep thinking he was in this Twelve Tribes group or some other sect but he wouldn't have had tech knowledge in that case perhaps, right? I'm baffled.
     
  16. MadMcGoo

    MadMcGoo Well-Known Member

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  17. UnlicensedPI

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    @Narkj I think this comment was referring to the photo and video from the church in Duncannon. Let me find my original post
     
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    @Narkj
     
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  19. MadMcGoo

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    One thing I noticed about a couple of his photos, but especially the GoPro video... I’m almost certain he is chewing tobacco. I know it’s stated that his teeth were close to perfect and I’ve watched the video several times, but I’m sure he spits a few times. And I can see the bulge in his lip... maybe he only recently took up the habit? IDK, thought I’d mention it
     
  20. carbuff

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    His nose looks different in this video than it does in the face-on photos. Very distinctive.
     

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