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

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  1. eucalyptuz

    eucalyptuz Well-Known Member

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    I heard back from the IG poster and she thinks the "Denim" she met going NOBO on the AT in Dec of 2016 is NOT our UID. She thinks the person she met was older and the photos she has seen do not bear resemblance to her memories of the guy.

    So, yes, it seems there's more than one "Denim" out there...
     


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    eucalyptuz Well-Known Member

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  3. booghawk

    booghawk Well-Known Member

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    I just realized why I've felt he looks so familiar? Has anyone seen the movie Buster's Mal Heart?

    The description says. "Loving father. Eccentric fugitive. Man adrift at sea. The fragments of his life are bound together by a surreal mystery."

    He reminds me SO much of Rami Malek in this movie, but more gentle.
     
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    coffeeandacig Well-Known Member

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    People are sharing Mostly Harmless'
    Good call.
    SM in the Sarasota/Ft Myers area is being spammed with his information now. Someone posted on the Sarasota County Sheriff's FB page, and local chat rooms.
     
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    I came across this individual in NAMUS missing persons, case#MP34156 missing since 9/22/2015 Kevin L. Mitchell from Anchorage, AK 38 yrs. old, he is n0w 41 height 5' 6" brown hair, blue eyes. The vehicle he was driving was found parked off of Seward Hwy. @ a lake. A case was created on 6/23/2016... Kevin L. Mitchell missing 9-22-15.png john doe 2.jpg
     

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    Classito Well-Known Member

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    Updated photo of Kevin Mitchell from Seeking Alaska Missing FB page
    [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    Classito, thank you for finding this photo, I didn't even give it a thought to check for a Facebook page on Kevin...
     
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    Just received a reply from Collier County, Kevin Mitchell is not our John Doe!
     
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    Gardener1850 Timeline Guru (Still Remembering Cupcake)

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    Updated Rule Out List:

    Sheriff fb has directly responded on several suggestions on their page saying -- " That is not the decedent".
    Most of these responses are found here: Collier County Sheriff's Office

    Ruled out:
    Glen Oldfield (ruled out on UID's NAMUS page)
    Paul Glova (Ruled out on UID's NAMUS page)
    Kyle Leigh Art
    Robert Wayne Roush
    Jeffrey Alan Boughton
    Michael Robinson
    Joel Matthew Thompson
    Kris Fowler
    Trevor Nichols
    Kevin Mitchell

    Other MP's suggested on fb page (but Sheriff has not replied yet):
    David William Blake
    Joshua Wellman (a family member did reply that this is not him)
    Joshua Scott
    Eric Daniel Prueitt
    Christopher King
    Bradley Allen (a family member replied it is not him)
    Shane Michael Fell
    Patrick Lee Ghering
    Derek Lueking (his mother replied it is not him)
     
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    Gardener1850 Timeline Guru (Still Remembering Cupcake)

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    Thanks Yokota-Red, I have added him to the rule-out list above.
     
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    fred&edna Simply convoluted

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    RSBM

    I must admit I've been side-eyeing C King as a slight possibility... but finding it difficult because he's not listed in NAMUS.
     
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    I can find nothing on the 3 photos other than the original posting on Pinholti FB page. It’s mentioned the poster’s GF was talking with people on Instagram so they may have originated there. Not enough info to know whether or not they met him in possible travels or found the pics elsewhere

    I did find a post from a fellow hiker that he had no accent. Northern nor southern.

    Also read that he hiked with the same person from early Aug 17 to late Sept 17. It was mentioned by more than one that they crossed paths with that they were hiking together for awhile. General description and trail name available so hope it was followed up on.
     
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    Gardener1850 Timeline Guru (Still Remembering Cupcake)

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    Thanks for trying to find it Coffee. That is exactly what I found. I think some comments might be in private groups or something that I can't access. I have been working on a photo timeline superimposed on a map of his route and I think I will just put the photos on there without the dates/locations. It's not going to be anything really fancy as I'm not a graphic designer, but I think having the photos in a rough order of when they were taken will help.

    I think the hiker that traveled with him from Aug to Sept contacted police but doesn't know his real name either. JMO from comments I read. I'm aware of her name and trail name.
     
  14. eucalyptuz

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    Chiming in to bump this case but also to vent my frustrations with sleuthing this guy! I wish we had a few more clues. I don't think I have ever spent so much time digging around with so little to go on.
    My biggest frustrations:
    -A job in tech/IT => So many IT/Tech companies and most other companies bigger than 25 people have an IT/Tech person...
    -Non-unique trail names => There's at least another Denim out there on the AT...maybe 2. And "Mostly Harmless" pops ups often too! As a user name but also as a common phase and literary reference.
    -Ben Bilemy => Things I have tried: Anagrams, spoonerisms, truncations, abbreviations and acronyms...even sloppy handwriting imitations!

    I need a kernel of something else to try...

    At Gardener1850: I have also been working on a map with timeline tags but it is really a mammoth task with the sheer distances/time periods/possible trajectories/possible points of merging with other hikers etc
     
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    I read on yahoo that Ben Bilemy is an English slang for Ben Blimey or translated "God has blinded me."
     
  16. eucalyptuz

    eucalyptuz Well-Known Member

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    I read that too but I can not find any reference that states this that is unrelated to this case. I grew up with English slang, rhyming slang, Cockney etc and I have never heard of this. ‘Blimey’ is a thing but I can’t even find a spelling error where ‘Blimey’ (God blind me) may have been the writer’s intent and it came out as ‘Bilemy”
    ...Can anybody point to a link that pre-dates this case with “Bilemy used in context? Cheers x
     
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    Cinnalauda Usually just lurking

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    Cinnalauda Usually just lurking

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    Brit chiming in here. The expression you're talking about is Cor Blimey. It's just an expression of seeing or hearing something surprising. I don't think anyone takes it literally as 'God blind me!' as it's usually used in exaggeration, in jest :)
     
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    Early Aug 2017 –Hiker (SMJ) claims to have seen him hiking somewhere near Shenandoah, VA with an older woman with grey dreads. Google Maps

    Maybe I’m just stating the obvious here, but just to be clear: we are talking about the same woman right? The woman in the picture with him in the hostel in Virginia and “the older woman with dreads” he was seen hiking with?

    I would love to talk to her. It looks like she may have spend some considerable amount of time with him.

    PS: finally done with exams so I’m free to focus again on what really matters ^_^
     
  20. Gardener1850

    Gardener1850 Timeline Guru (Still Remembering Cupcake)

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    Yes, it seems likely that was her but I left it as a separate item because the early Aug sighting is another witness who saw him. I'm pretty sure she has spoken to the police. There were others who spent quite a bit of time with him as well. I agree it would be interesting if anyone who met him were to stop by here to talk to us but I'm pretty sure it is against the Websleuths rules to sleuth the people who met him/contact them. They are not speaking to the press and they have already given their info to the police. IMO they deserve their privacy just like friends of a missing person would.

    I am curious about things such as what did he like to eat-- did he have any dietary restrictions? Did he have any clear religious background or beliefs? Did he ever speak about other vacations he took? Did he ever mention anyplace specific besides the general locations we know about? Etc, etc, but those questions will probably not answer who he is. I'm at the point where I think he most likely has not been missed by his family yet. His family may assume he is still off hiking. They would know he is hiking without a cell phone so they would not be concerned when he doesn't call for a month or two (I'm assuming he has kept in touch borrowing stranger's phones or sending his family letters occasionally). I wonder if his family will become concerned when winter comes around and holidays arrive and they still have not heard from him?
    I hope someone who knew him in real life sees the photos soon. :(
     
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