It seems like there have been a lot of missing persons books that have come out, or are about to come out, lately. I just found another: Finding Everett Ruess: The Life and Disappearance of a Legendary Wilderness Explorer by David Roberts, with a forward by Jon Krakauer of Into the Wild fame. You may recall that, a few years ago, they claimed to have found Everett’s skeleton (he had been robbed and murdered by Ute Indians). I actually went and resolved his Charley Project case. Then it turned out they were wrong, but I never put his case back up because I’m a lazy bastard.
Anyway, Finding Everett Ruess just came out last month and my local library has it. Both copies are checked out right now but I’ve put the book on hold.
Thanks for posting this. I am going to buy this one!
Can’t wait to read it. Thanks for the heads up.
*snickered* at lazy bastard
Meaghan, did you see yesterday where they id’d a woman’s body that had been dead 65 years? They found her in 1971. Her name was Betty Walraven. I don’t think you had her on Charley. It has to be some kind of record.
Yeah, I heard about that. It may be the oldest case identified through DNA. I’ve heard of a few older cases than that where the victims were identified, but it was because of circumstantial evidence. Like an MPCCN case, under Jennifer Marra’s tenure, when a couple and their car vanished in like 1928, and they found the car in a lake with two bodies inside and decided that was enough.
So are you going to put her back up?