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?
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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.