Jason Saul and Kenford Farley

Annie gave me this article about the disappearance of Jason Saul. I had had nothing on his disappearance before. It appears to have been one of those “lost/injured missing” cases.

I thought I’d look up Kenford Farley, Jason’s friend who was with him. I found out a fair bit, actually. It appears he was adopted at the age of three days. He was married by the time he was sixteen, to an eighteen-year-old named Monica. This in 1996 — unusual. I wonder if she was pregnant. Anyway, that year they ran a stop sign, crashed into a brand-new, never-used ambulance and totaled it. This was in Colorado. Neither of them were wearing seat belts and both got ejected from their car and had to be hospitalized. I found a Colorado Springs Gazette article about the accident in Newslibrary.

I looked for Kenford on Facebook and couldn’t find him. Which is understandable, because he’s been dead for twelve years. He died on December 5, 2000, aged twenty-one.

I wonder what happened. I can’t find any articles about his death, whether it was an accident, suicide, maybe some tragic illness. He was so young.

19 thoughts on “Jason Saul and Kenford Farley

  1. Kim May 21, 2013 / 12:53 am

    So Jason is still missing but his friend Kenford turned up but is now dead?

    • Meaghan May 21, 2013 / 1:06 am

      Yes. They were walking back to town after their car got stuck, and they split up for some reason, and Kenford made it into town but Jason presumably got lost out in the desert.

      • Jason January 16, 2020 / 7:03 pm

        Melina Kramer, Kevin Curtis smart, Dominique Trujillo, and a girl named Krista killed Jason William Noble Saul. They found Jason walking down the toad and decided to sacrifice him to satan. They had been looking for crystals to use in a satanic sacrifice. They found Jason instead. They took him deep into the desert and killed him. Then they all fled to Minnesota. Brainerd Minnesota. Melina is still there.

  2. Mark Ryder May 21, 2013 / 9:14 am

    I accept it’s likely Jason got lost in the desert, but if he died there why would his body or skeleton not have been found? Forgive me if that seems like a stupid question. I live in England, so we don’t have any deserts, but we do have some very large open spaces of land, like the Yorkshire Moors for example. If someone died there, unless they were murdered and buried by their killer/s (which has happened), their body would be found pretty soon, by ramblers. Could someone die of natural causes in a desert in the USA and their remains never be found?

    • Meaghan May 21, 2013 / 4:33 pm

      Definitely. The desert in the SW United States basically eats people on a regular basis. It’s so friggin’ huge and remote and inaccessible that you can get totally lost there. See http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/m/meyer_cornelia.html These three people got lost within a certain area, where at least the searchers had a reasonably good idea where to look, and they STILL weren’t found for thirteen years.

  3. Princess Shantae May 21, 2013 / 10:13 am

    Yes, it is possible, very possible. Its veryy easy to get lost in the desert and people don’t tend to go rambling around there for fun b/c there’s no shade, no water, and it gets over dg100 or dg110 in the summer time. There’s also canyons and ravines to fall into, and flash floods when a big rain comes which it sometimes does, so a body might get washed way away from where it started.

  4. Kim May 21, 2013 / 1:20 pm

    BullHead City is VERY hot, it is probably one of the hottest parts of AZ. In Aug it was probably 110+F during the day and maybe down to 95 at night. Arizona has hundreds of square miles of desert. Not only is it very possible for the remains to never be found they could have been eaten by coyotes. I cant imagine though that if they were near a road, he would have been found.

  5. Princess Shantae May 21, 2013 / 1:49 pm

    He might of tried to take what he thought was a shortcut. Trying for a shortcut will get you lost faster than just about anything else. Also as you get weaker and more dehydrated you start seeing things that aren’t there and can’t think straight or know where you should go.

  6. Kat May 21, 2013 / 2:00 pm

    Did they ever find all the victims from the Brady/Hindley Moors Murders? I understand not having deserts, but really. Yes it is beyond possible to never be found. Decomp/breakdown happens very very fast, there are animals, and the desert areas in some states are HUGE and not all are for tourists or hikers, etc. There is more than one case on here where the remains are most likely in a desert area and might never be found. I’d say the chances of being found in a place like that, esp. if it was inaccessible, would be less than thirty percent.

    • Meaghan May 21, 2013 / 5:03 pm

      No, they never did find Keith Bennett. http://www.searchingforkeith.com/

      (Huh. Till I look at that link just now I didn’t realize Carol Ann Lee, author of the excellent “One Of Your Own” book about Myra Hindley, is actually Keith’s brother’s girlfriend.)

      • Kat May 21, 2013 / 9:23 pm

        Surprised you too, did it? Got me, that’s for sure, though I thought that the inner circle viewpoint was very interesting. that didn’t come out right. I mean, she had a more close to the family view. Oh hell, I can’t get my words right, but you know what I mean.

  7. Justin May 21, 2013 / 6:37 pm

    When I was in Melborne, Australia, I thought about cycling across the country to Perth on my own. I would be hugging the Southern coast, so I thought it was doable. Absolutely everyone I talked to in Australia said doing that was a death wish. Even the highway close to the coast was still a ways from it and the towns were few and far apart. You needed a very high amount of water intake a day just to function and unless you had someone in a car pacing you that had the water, you needed to have a sign that said NEED WATER so the few passing motorists could give you some so you wouldn’t get heat stroke and die. Needless to say, I headed their advice and didn’t take the trip because I’m still alive.

    I was told in the Southern California desert area around Death Valley, they find human remains all the time which are so weathered, it is very difficult if not impossible to get DNA from them.

    • Meaghan May 21, 2013 / 7:28 pm

      Ever read Bill Bryson’s “In a Sunburned Country”? He talks about driving across the Outback, and how he asked people “What happens if I run out of gas or something” and they were like “You die of course.”

      • Kat May 21, 2013 / 9:26 pm

        I would LOVE to go to Australia. Love it. But I’ve heard the same thing. There is reason so much is unpopulated. Very beautiful, but very harsh. And in the Death Valley, isn’t that where they found some if not all the remains of that German group? Can’t remember last names, but Cornelia, Egbert, and the two kids? Yeah, that’ll eat you up.

      • Meaghan May 21, 2013 / 9:30 pm

        They found Egbert Rimkus and bones from a woman that were probably Cornelia but they couldn’t get DNA from them. No kids’ bones.

  8. Kat May 21, 2013 / 9:40 pm

    Ah, yes, that was the one. Thanks.

  9. Princess Shantae May 22, 2013 / 8:38 am

    There’s a book called something like “The Long Walk” by a man named Slawomir Rawic, I think. Its his story of escaping froma prison camp in Siberia with several others and walking 2k miles to India. They had to cross the Gobi Desert on foot and it was just terrible, they lost a couple of of their number in the Gobi.

    • Kat May 22, 2013 / 10:26 pm

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S%C5%82awomir_Rawicz

      Oooh, I don’t know if that posted right, but anyway, that’s the Wikipedia article for the book and author. My father had that book many moons ago and I read it, it was a fascinating read. Hard to believe he came though so much and still carried on. I admire him for continuing to speak out all his life. Meaghan, have you read this one?

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