Hoping to get some updates in today, we’ll see

Started work on updating cases only to find some technical glitch is getting in the way of everything. For some reason none of the changes I make to the “details of disappearance” section of the casefile forms are going through. I’ll change the details, save the case, and the details go back to being what they were before.

Here’s to hoping my designer works this out and I can get to at least some of it later today. But as of the moment there’s no point in trying to get any work done.

I hope everyone is doing well. Michael and I went to see The Hu last week — our first event since the Delta variant came to the US, kicked off its shoes, had a seat and decided to stay awhile. We masked up, had a great time and avoided getting sick. I had never seen The Hu before. We were supposed to see them perform in April 2020, but, well…

I’ve been getting a lot of reading done. I am very happy and satisfied with my current life circumstances, in spite of the problems in the world.

Theodore Kampf identified

So it’s been in the news in several places: Theodore Frederick Kampf, a 46-year-old man who was last seen in Oaklyn, New Jersey in July 1981, has been identified.

I was just talking to David Mittelman, the Othram Inc. guy, and he says it was in part cause of Charley that Kampf was identified. He was identified through DNA, but I guess Kampf wouldn’t have even been on the list of possibles except his Charley Project page notes he was road-tripping to Canada and was supposed to cross the border on July 13.

His body was found in the Yukon, you see. Specifically, “in a wooded area near the North Fork Dam and Dempster Highway in Dawson City.” Which is about as far away as it is possible for him to be and still be on the same continent. I looked it up and Dawson City, Yukon Territory is a 63-hour drive from Oaklyn, New Jersey — and that’s only if you take a direct route (which Kampf didn’t, since he was last known to be in Washington State). The direct route is 6,382 kilometers, or almost 4,000 miles.

After forty years I think it’s unlikely his murder will ever be solved. The killer could even be dead by now. But at least he’s coming home.