Awesome article on the Benjamin Kyle case

I thought I would share with you a comprehensive retelling of the famous unidentified man “Benjamin Kyle”, who is unidentified no longer, and the twelve-year search to give him back his name. Given my line of work, I’ve known about the case since the outset, but never followed it closely. This is a really good article about it. It’s really long, but it kind of has to be, as the case is so mysterious and took so long to come to a conclusion.

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9 thoughts on “Awesome article on the Benjamin Kyle case

  1. Marshall Loveday November 21, 2016 / 11:48 pm

    Wow! That was absolutely fascinating……

  2. Fiona Pickles November 22, 2016 / 2:29 am

    That’s an excellent article, thanks for flagging it up.

  3. diamondlil16 November 22, 2016 / 4:22 am

    Thanks for posting this. I had a thread for him since 2010 and it’s great to finally see it resolved. What an incredible story.

  4. Natalie November 22, 2016 / 1:41 pm

    Thanks, really enjoyed reading this

  5. Kevin November 24, 2016 / 11:38 am

    Thanks for the link to a great article. He was a fraud from the start, anyone with open eyes saw that. I found it interesting when they were on the cusp of identification, he halted all contact.

  6. Kevin November 24, 2016 / 11:45 am

    All the time spent on this loser, instead of actual missing chdren, will never be forgotten. A scumbag, no wonder he wasn’t reported missing.

    • Meaghan November 24, 2016 / 1:49 pm

      I don’t see how he was a scumbag; I don’t get that impression at all. He didn’t ask for a lot of money or anything like that. He didn’t have anything to gain by feigning amnesia; in fact, it was detrimental in that he didn’t have documents and couldn’t work a regular job as a result. I think his amnesia is/was real, probably the result of his abusive childhood.

      • forthelost November 24, 2016 / 9:20 pm

        Or his mental illness. His lack of affect does suggest a thought disorder.

  7. libraryjobber November 26, 2016 / 4:13 pm

    I think calling Mr. Powell a “fraud” is a disservice to people with mental illness. It seems obvious that he, and probably several of his family, suffer from some form of it. Beyond that, we don’t know why he disappeared in the 1980s. We don’t know what level of trauma or pain exists in his mind. Websleuths members cheapened themselves by making nasty comments about Benjaman Kyle. We shouldn’t stoop to that level of poor taste. I’m just glad that another mystery has been solved.

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