How the internet solved the mystery of an unknown man killed 20 years ago

How the internet solved the mystery of an unknown man killed 20 years ago

how facebook and reddit helped identify missing man Source: Imgur ref: http://imgur.com/gallery/vfXjr/new

The appeal (Picture: Imgur)

This story is a testament to the power of the internet.

Twenty years ago, a hitchhiker was killed in a car accident while following the Grateful Dead on tour in 1995. All he had with him were his gig tickets, two necklaces, his clothes and a star shaped tattoo, and he was too badly injured for investigators to take a picture to identify him.

Police made the computer generated image above, and circulated the appeal showing his tie-dye t-shirt and a note nearby reading ‘Jason, Sorry we had to go, see ya around’, along with a phone number.

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