December 11, 2015

"No one ever thought to report him missing because they thought he wanted to be missing."

Grateful Doe, the corpse found with 2 Grateful Dead ticket stubs in his pocket, is identified after 20 years. 

ADDED: "How Internet sleuths on Facebook and Reddit solved the 20-year-old mystery of a missing teenager." 
“It just broke my heart,” said Lauren Rutley, who helped publicize Doe’s case online. “That he was so young, and no one had reported him missing at the time.” Rutley was one of dozens of volunteers and amateur detectives who worked on Grateful Doe’s case over a period of nearly 10 years. Users on Websleuths, a forum popular with cold-case and true-crime fanatics, had been cross-referencing Grateful Doe’s case against hundreds of entries in the missing persons’ database since July 2005. The search only heated up last December, however, when Reddit took on the case....

5 comments:

FullMoon said...
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EDH said...

At least he caught both RFK Stadium shows June 24-25, 1995.

June 24
Set 1:
Jack Straw
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Althea
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Little Red Rooster
(Willie Dixon cover)
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Friend of the Devil
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El Paso
(Marty Robbins cover) (Acoustic)
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So Many Roads
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The Promised Land
(Chuck Berry cover)
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Set 2:
Iko Iko
(The Dixie Cups cover)
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Way to Go Home
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Saint of Circumstance
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New Speedway Boogie
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That Would Be Something
(Paul McCartney cover)
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Drums
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Space
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The Days Between
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One More Saturday Night
(Bob Weir song)
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Encore:
Black Muddy River


June 25
Set 1:
Shakedown Street
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Wang Dang Doodle
(Willie Dixon cover)
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Jack-A-Roe
([traditional] cover)
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Mama Tried
(Merle Haggard cover) (Acoustic)
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Mexicali Blues
(Bob Weir song) (Acoustic)
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Loose Lucy
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Picasso Moon
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Set 2:
Box of Rain
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Rain
(The Beatles cover)
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Samson and Delilah
([traditional] cover)
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Ship of Fools
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Truckin'
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Rollin' and Tumblin'
(Hambone Willie Newbern cover)
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Samba in the Rain
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Drums
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Space
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Wharf Rat
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Not Fade Away
(The Crickets cover)
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Encore:
Brokedown Palace
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Last song...

Brokedown Palace
Fare you well my honey
Fare you well my only true one
All the birds that were singing
Have flown except you alone

Going to leave this broke-down palace
On my hands and my knees I will roll roll roll
Make myself a bed by the waterside
In my time, in my time, I will roll roll roll

In a bed, in a bed
By the waterside I will lay my head
Listen to the river sing sweet songs
To rock my soul

River gonna take me
Sing me sweet and sleepy
Sing me sweet and sleepy
All the way back back home
It's a far gone lullaby
Sung many years ago
Mama, mama, many worlds I've come
Since I first left home

Going home, going home
By the waterside I will rest my bones
Listen to the river sing sweet songs
To rock my soul

Going to plant a weeping willow
On the banks green edge it will grow grow grow
Sing a lullaby beside the water
Lovers come and go, the river roll roll roll

Fare you well, fare you well
I love you more than words can tell
Listen to the river sing sweet songs
To rock my soul

sydney said...

That's sad, to be so young and so alone.

DavidD said...

He was 19; I'll bet plenty of people "disappear" at 19, at least for a while.

Fritz said...

June 25
Set 1:
Shakedown Street
Play Video
Wang Dang Doodle
(Willie Dixon cover)
Play Video
Jack-A-Roe
([traditional] cover)
Play Video
Mama Tried
(Merle Haggard cover) (Acoustic)
Play Video
Mexicali Blues
(Bob Weir song) (Acoustic)
Play Video
Loose Lucy
Play Video
Picasso Moon
Play Video
Set 2:
Box of Rain
Play Video
Rain
(The Beatles cover)
Play Video
Samson and Delilah
([traditional] cover)
Play Video
Ship of Fools
Play Video
Truckin'
Play Video
Rollin' and Tumblin'
(Hambone Willie Newbern cover)
Play Video
Samba in the Rain
Play Video
Drums
Play Video
Space
Play Video
Wharf Rat
Play Video
Not Fade Away
(The Crickets cover)
Play Video
Encore:
Brokedown Palace
Play Video

Really, it was that long? I don't remember.

Bob Dylan opened.