I am so glad that they followed up on the Brooks Mountaineering Tent. That is not a common brand on the east coast and I thought about reaching out to the manufacturer directly. LE really seems to be on top of this. Wish we knew more about if he was actually living and working in NY and if so, was it in NYC or a suburb? It seems very likely that he was employed at some point and that might be the best way to ID him.