Discussion in 'Benjaman Kyle' started by christine2448, May 10, 2008.
Please list here anything we know Mr. Kyle REMEMBERS
Statement from nurse:
Although he has amnesia and cannot recall much factual data, he appears to have many memories of Indiana in general and Indianapolis as well. He also has memories of Colorado.
he believes he has 3 brothers; that the name Benjaman has an association to himself; that he fell off a loading dock and had skin grafts taken from his arm to rebuild a finger as a result; that he had cervical spine surgery at some point; he is familiar with electrical construction, wiring etc; he is familiar with restaurant layouts and building codes; he loves crossword puzzles and is very good at them.
Benjaman stated in an interview that when he looked into the mirror he seemed to think that he lost 20 years. He may have a very vague memory of being 15-25 years younger. This doesn't necessarily mean that he developed amnesia at that time. He could have developed it more recently, but instead vaguely remembers certain things from long ago.
Hi Everyone-I received a tip today that Benjaman may have attended University of Denver or Boulder in Colorado, and that there is a chance his DOB is close to 1948. No information still on name or even major. Does anyone want to take this and run with it...even trying to see if we can get any year books? I am in the middle of a couple weeks of insanity, so I cannot run with this one by myself. His build is pretty athletic, so it might be worthwhile to see if they had football or wrestling-we would be looking at a graduation date of around 1968 or 1969 I would think...
I found the alumni coordinator for the University of Denver class of 1968. They just had their reunion in March. I am emailing her with a picture of BK and asking if she recognizes him and if she could forward his pic to other alumni to see if anyone else recognizes him. Wish me luck!
Thank you Jules!~ Please follow up if you haven't heard back and please keep us updated. Thanks for taking the time!
Here is the email I sent:
Dear Ms. Beckmann:
I belong to a group of ameteur sleuths called websleuths.com. We volunteer our time to find missing and unidentified people. One of the people we are trying to help is a gentleman with amnesia, who lives in Georgia. He has been profiled on national news, and I will enclose some of the links to his case for you. While awaiting his real identity, he goes by Benjamin Kyle. He is also listed on the missing persons site, Doenetwork. http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/1007umga.html
It has come to our attention that Mr. Kyle may have attended the University of Denver, and may have been from the 1968 or 1969 graduating class. The attached is a recent photo of Mr. Kyle. I wanted to find out if you recognized him yourself, or if you could forward his information to your alumni to see if anyone else recognizes him. He also thinks he may be from the Denver or Indianapolis area.
Here are some of the media links for Mr. Kyle.
Some additional pictures/video of Mr. Kyle:
Lastly, here is the extensive research that has been done to locate his identity on websleuths.com
Thank you for any help you are able to provide.
EX-LOADING DOCK WORKER RECEIVES $1 MILLION JUDGMENT FOR HAND INJURY
Source: Thomas Tolliver Herald-Leader staff writer
A jury yesterday awarded more than $1 million to a Lexington man whose hand was crushed in a conveyor belt while he was working at the Herald-Leader. The jury determined that the manufacturer of the conveyor belt, IDAB Inc., was responsible for Timothy R. DeRossette's injury. DeRossette worked on the newspaper's loading dock, where bundles of newspapers are put into trucks. On Oct. 2, 1989, DeRossette was removing newspaper bundles from the conveyor when his left
Published on November 28, 1991, Page B10, Lexington Herald-Leader (KY)
Julessleuther, thank you.
I have heard nothing from the alumni coordinator.
I haven't cross checked all the eliminated matches, but his pictures on doe seem to be an almost perfect match to Benjamin Kyle Professor Emeritus in Chemical Engineering at Kansas State University. His phone number there is 785-532-5584. His e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org and his web site is listed as http://www.che.sku.edu/~bgkyle/
Excellent find, NJ! While I don't think he would still be listed on their website, if it was actually BK..it could be his brother. There is a resemblance and it would make sense that BK remembered the name.
NJshrink, from your post I am assuming that you saw Benjaman Kyle's pics. Since the website you listed is no longer good I am wondering how you saw the pic of Professor Benjamin Kyle, Emeritus. If you have access to or can post a link to a pic of the professor, I would be most grateful. Thank you.
The correct website is: http://www.che.ksu.edu/people/faculty.html
Thank you SS:blowkiss:.
I think there is a possibility that the two may be related, but I doubt strongly that this could be Benjaman. I would look into it mainly because Benjaman may have chosen his name for a reason and there may be a hint of resemblance to each other. Perhaps there is a remote possibility that they are related. This is just my take on it.
I don't think it is our BK because it is doubtful to me they would leave his photo on the faculty page for this long in his absence. However, there is a chance it could be his older brother or even cousin. I will be anxious to hear about this one. I think it is the best lead I have seen yet.
Is anyone going to contact the good professor to follow up? Can't hurt.....
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