Friday, February 08, 2008

Old Photo Solves Mystery Drowning After 15 Years

A treasured old photograph, a police investigator's long-shot appeal to the public and a retiree's sharp memory have combined to solve a 15-year-old drowning mystery.

State police in Somers, N.Y., tried for years to identify a body found in the Titicus Reservoir on June 13, 1993, carrying 38 pounds of rocks in a backpack. The man left no clues to his name and matched no local missing-persons reports.

The only lead was a black-and-white snapshot found on the body that showed a grandfatherly man holding a small boy in the crook of his arm, both wearing attire from the 1950s or early 1960s.


Read the rest of the Associated Press story here.

2 comments:

Lidian said...

Yes, that was quite a story - think I saw it on CNN's site. Real stories are way more remarkable than anything in fiction!

Terry said...

Craig, What a story! Thanks for linking us to it.
TERRY