1. Cousin Jimmy ditches post and shows up dead
Just had my Dad refresh this story for me about his cousin. So in the early 1990’s, my dad’s cousin Jimmy worked for the CIA. He seems to recall he dealt with some sort of political espionage in South America. He held a cover job in Boston at a media outlet covering South American politics (writing stories not on-air talent or anything).
One day, Jimmy calmly tells his boss that his mother is sick and has to leave work and is never heard from again — Until he was found dead in Washington DC and ruled a suicide which, according to everyone who knew him seemed extremely unlikely. This was followed by weird phone calls from the government to his family with stories trying to justify the suicide.
None of it really made sense and to this day, nobody knows what he was really into or what happened.
2. Who were all these people?
I was doing an audit of a public program. I pulled a sample from something like 60,000 people. There was 12 people with the same name in the same town. I thought this was a clerical error so I asked for backup. I found out 6 were really different people but 6 others had the same middle initial and Birthday. I asked for ids and they sent me 8. There was 8 people with the same first and last name, same middle initial, same birthday, born in the same area. The two extras were two people with all those similarities but they both had died. Here is the kicker, they died on the same day.
I think about this all the time.
3. Cousin just vanished
My cousin dropped her kids off at Daycare 11 years ago and was never seen again. Her face has been plastered all over my state, she’s been on countless news segments and was even featured on the missing persons segment of America’s most wanted.
Then a few years back her name came up in a torture case where the guy threatened to put his victim in the same hole he put Melanie in. Her case is still no closer to being solved: http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/m/metheny_melanie.html