Friday, October 08, 2004
Google Used to Identify Person Eleven Years Later
Back in 1994 a man died from an apparant hit-and-run accident. Detective Pat Ditter of the Washington State Patrol searched with Google for about a week solid before identifying the victim as David Glen Lewis, 39, who died 1,606 miles from his home in Amarillo, Texas.
"Lewis had no known ties to central Washington, and his presence in the area is still a mystery", Ditter said. Relatives believe Lewis was kidnapped.
The detective finally identified the victim when he came across a distinctive pair of glasses in a photograph on the Web sites of the Texas Department of Public Safety and the Doe Network, an international volunteer organization devoted to solving unidentified cases.
VIA: Las Vegas SUN