• Random Images

  • Hiker found dead in 2018 in Florida could be from New York

    Hiker found dead in Florida could be from New York.
    Investigators said the body of the missing hiker was found on July 23.
    The victim was found by other hikers in his tent at Nobel's Campground in Big Cypress National Preserve.
    It's about five miles north of the I-75 rest stop at mile marker 63 in Ochopee, Florida.
    No identification was found with the body or at the campsite.
    Deputies believe he had been living in the park.
    The man is believed to be between 35 and 50 years old.
    He was 5 feet 8 inches tall and about 83 pounds at the time of his death.
    The man had salt and pepper-colored hair and blue/gray eyes.
    The coroner said his teeth were in excellent condition.
    A cause of death was not released, but it was not considered suspicious.
    Deputies said he had been dead a few days before his body was discovered.
    He was wearing a beige shirt and green shorts and black hiking boots.
    The man was found dead in a yellow brooks-range mountaineering two-person tent and had black and copper-colored hiking poles.
    Based on several tips, investigators believe the victim may be Ben Bilemy.
    A hiker used that name to check into various hostels along trails in Virginia, Georgia and Florida, deputies said.
    He may have also used the trail names of "Denim" and/or "Mostly Harmless."
    Deputies said searches for anyone by the name of Ben Bilemy returned no results.
    They believe he had ties to New York and Louisiana and may have worked in the tech industry.
    Investigators think his hike began somewhere in New York.
    That information was given by other hikers who encountered the man on various trails this summer.

    Anyone who recognizes the victim or may know anything about him was asked to call the Collier County Sheriff's Office at 239-252-9300.
  • Recent RSS feeds


    Appalachian Trail Experts Share Hiking Tips for Beginners - Community Idea Stations

    Community Idea StationsAppalachian Trail Experts Share Hiking Tips for BeginnersCommunity Idea StationsBoth Lotz and Fetig are part ofthe Appalachian

    WhiteBlaze Yesterday, 17:20 Go to last post

    Belchertown native reflects on his 2190-mile Appalachian Trail hike - The Recorder

    The RecorderBelchertown native reflects on his 2190-mile Appalachian Trail hikeThe RecorderThe Appalachian Trail, which is the longest hiking-only trail

    WhiteBlaze Yesterday, 16:10 Go to last post

    Thursday, September 27th: Hiking the Appalachian Trail for Cause - WMUR Manchester

    WMUR ManchesterThursday, September 27th: Hiking the Appalachian Trail for CauseWMUR ManchesterThe Appalachian Trail is 2,200 miles long and one man from

    WhiteBlaze 09-20-2018, 17:00 Go to last post

    Former Northmont educator hikes the Appalachian Trail - Dayton Daily News

    Dayton Daily NewsFormer Northmont educator hikes the Appalachian TrailDayton Daily NewsUnion resident Greg Behrens decided when he was in middle school

    WhiteBlaze 09-20-2018, 12:40 Go to last post
  • Newest Images

  • Currently Active UsersCurrently Active Users

    There are currently 624 users online. 13 members and 611 guests

    Most users ever online was 9,543, 12-23-2015 at 12:06.

    1. bayoutrail,
    2. capehiker,
    3. Chubbs4U,
    4. DaFireMedic,
    5. freekncreekn,
    6. heyduff,
    7. Kulliman,
    8. lindrome,
    9. poussin,
    10. saltysack,
    11. syc,
    12. TwoSpirits,
    13. ZombieDust66