Story of missing hiker in Joshua Tree NP

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Re: Story of missing hiker in Joshua Tree NP

Postby Perry » Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:59 pm

Is it reasonable to assume that Ranger Grayson's vehicle had a dashcam and that it showed a white car in the parking lot? I can't imagine a law enforcement car not having a dashcam, or investigators not reviewing the footage, and if the footage showed no car I would think they would not have done all that searching around Smith Water and there would have been media reports that they were looking for Ewasko outside the park.

If someone obtains the dashcam footage through FOIA, perhaps we can stop talking about the U-Haul theory and Sherlock Holmes? I would gladly abandon my silly theories if it shows even a blurry white blob made of a few pixels, unless of course that white blob is really a ghost.
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Re: Story of missing hiker in Joshua Tree NP

Postby RichardK » Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:51 am

Did park service vehicles have dashcams back in 2010? They are something of a more recent development. If so, would not Tom Mahood have gotten the footage with his FOIA request? It would answer a big question if their were any footage, but I don't think it ever existed.
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Re: Story of missing hiker in Joshua Tree NP

Postby OtherHand » Thu Sep 13, 2018 5:30 pm

I'm highly confident JTNP didn't have any sort of dashcams running on their vehicles when Ewasko went missing. I doubt they do to this day, as their budget really doesn't let them be early adopters. Remember that they didn't even have cameras running at their entrance stations to record after-hours access until well after Ewasko. I suspect the circumstances of the Ewasko case may have spurred the park to install them.
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Re: Story of missing hiker in Joshua Tree NP

Postby Perry » Sun Sep 16, 2018 12:37 pm

Perry wrote:I can't imagine a law enforcement car not having a dashcam...

Apparently I need to improve my imagination a bit.
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Re: Story of missing hiker in Joshua Tree NP

Postby Alchad » Thu Sep 20, 2018 8:47 am

Interesting comment posted on Adam's webpage a couple of days ago.

"I worked under Bill many yrs ago. Knowing what he was like and the financial problems he got himself into. It would not surprise me that he faked his disappearance"


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Re: Story of missing hiker in Joshua Tree NP

Postby Ed » Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:07 am

Yes, certainly interesting. Some years ago I was browsing in Barnes & Noble, and saw some books on both how to disappear and how to find people. Sorry I did not buy one on how to disappear, I'm sure it would have been interesting.
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