Friday, September 30, 2016

Mr. Dovestone For Freaky Friday...!

Here is another strange case of a mysterious person being found dead, with no one knowing his identity.

His cause of death was known, but the why and wherefore remain unknown to date. Strange how these things can turn up, don't you think?

Neil Dovestone

Photo credit: Documenting Reality

On December 11, 2015, an elderly man walked into the Clarence Pub in Greenfield, England. He asked for the quickest route to walk to the “top of the mountain” even though he wasn’t dressed for such a trip. The following day, his body was found at the top of nearby Saddleworth Moor. He had died from taking strychnine.

The man had £130 and some train tickets in his pockets, which showed that he had traveled 320 kilometers (200 mi) from London. However, he had no identification. Since he was last seen near the Dovestone Reservoir, he was named “Neil Dovestone.”

The biggest clue in his possession was an empty bottle of thyroxine sodium, a specific batch which is only manufactured and distributed in Pakistan. Yet this lead has not helped investigators uncover the identity of Neil Dovestone.

So what do you think is the old man's story? Was he maybe just despondent? Maybe lonely or feeling forgotten? Guess we will ever know what the whole story isa.

Coffee out on the patio this morning. It's nice and cool out today.


linda m said...

Maybe he was despondent over something he did or created? Guess we'll never know. This is a good mystery for today. Have a great weekend.

Momlady said...

How sad.

Chickenmom said...

He must have been a very lonely person. Stopping to ask for direction probably meant he wanted to talk to someone. I hope they find out who he was.

JO said...

Its always sad when they take their own lives like this and leave no name. And I think that kind of poison had to be a very painful death.

It is beautiful morning here today to hope it lasts, see you on the patio

HermitJim said...

Hey Linda...
Must be sad to die alone. Taking your own life is always sad to me.
Thanks for stopping by today!

Hey Momlady...
It really is.
Thanks for coming over today!

Hey Phyllis...
Probably right about wanting to talk, but also about him being lonely. Maybe his head wasn't right.
Thanks for the visit this morning!

Hey Jo...
I would think that he should have chosen a quicker way out.
Thanks for dropping in, sweetie!

Dizzy-Dick said...

Why walk all that way up a mountain just to kill yourself? He didn't jump off the mountain, he took poison which he could have done anywhere. There had to be some meaning to the location.

HermitJim said...

Hey Dizzy...
I reckon the meaning is lost until we know his identity.
Thanks for the visit today!