Monday, November 30, 2015

Strange Disappearance For Monday Mystery...!

Nothing like starting off the new week with a new mystery story.

The sad part of this story from Listverse is that it was partly solved in August of this year. Trouble is, the part that was solved led to even yet another mystery. Seems like this one just won't go away easily, ya know?

The Disappearance Of Robin Putnam

On July 7, 2012, 25-year-old college student Robin Putnam hopped on an Amtrak train in California to visit his family in Colorado. At approximately 3:00 AM the following morning, the train made a stop in Salt Lake City, and Robin inexplicably climbed off. He left some of his belongings behind, including his laptop and wallet, and disappeared without a trace. Prior to his disappearance, Robin had been suffering from anxiety attacks and displaying erratic behavior. Since he had allegedly not slept for days before his train trip, all signs seemed to point to him having some sort of mental breakdown.

In the months following Robin’s disappearance, there were unconfirmed sightings of him in the Salt Lake City area, suggesting that he might have been wandering the streets as a homeless transient. Robin’s family would spend the next three years searching for him, but the mystery finally came to a tragic end when railroad employees found some skeletal remains next to railway tracks in a remote desert area 24 kilometers (15 mi) outside of Wells, Nevada. Since Robin’s debit card and a set of keys with his name were also found, it seemed likely that the remains were him. Dental records would officially confirm this in August 2015. At the moment, Robin Putnam’s cause of death is unknown, and there are still no answers about why his remains were found over 290 kilometers (180 mi) away from where he was last seen.

It's always sad when a family member goes missing with no apparent reason. Obviously this young man had some serious problems, and just didn't get the help he needed before disappearing. Very sad for his family!

Coffee out on the patio this chilly morning, OK?


JO said...

Maybe he jumped a train and tried to jump off at that point or close by and was either instantly killed or died from his injuries soon after. A good Mystery even if it is sad

Pretty darn cold here again.

linda m said...

Mental illness seems to be a growing problem that health officials continue to ignore. I feel very deeply for his family.

Dizzy-Dick said...

Some mysteries will never be solved and this may be one of those.