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Steve Fossett missing [UPDATED: Wreckage and remains found]
Posted: 03 October 2008 03:55 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 23 ]
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Ah. Good. Closure is always nice on these things. Otherwise, twenty years from now, you know some conspiracy theorist would latch onto it as proof of whatever theory they were espousing..

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Posted: 04 October 2008 09:04 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 24 ]
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Robin Bobcat - 03 October 2008 07:55 AM

Ah. Good. Closure is always nice on these things. Otherwise, twenty years from now, you know some conspiracy theorist would latch onto it as proof of whatever theory they were espousing..

You seem to be suffering under the delusion that actually being able to point to the guy’s remains, the airplane’s wreckage, pages of DNA printouts, all the personal belongings, and a signed affidavit from God himself would in some small way deter a dedicated conspiracy theorist.  Heck, they’d probably take all that as proof that Fossett’s remains were not found, and that he’s really employed by the government (who of course are covering things up).

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Posted: 05 October 2008 01:08 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 25 ]
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Robin Bobcat - 03 October 2008 07:55 AM

Ah. Good. Closure is always nice on these things. Otherwise, twenty years from now, you know some conspiracy theorist would latch onto it as proof of whatever theory they were espousing..

What do you mean, “in twenty years”?

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Posted: 02 November 2008 01:42 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 26 ]
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Update to the update:  the bones they found at the scene weren’t human, but now they think that they’ve found some of Fossett’s remains nearby.

http://www.cnn.com/2008/US/10/30/fossett.search/index.html

Bones, ID found near Fossett crash site

Two bones and and a driver’s license with Steve Fossett’s name have been found near the site where Fossett’s plane crashed in eastern California, authorities said Thursday.

The bones appear to be human, and DNA testing will determine whether they belong to the adventurer, Madera County Sheriff John Anderson said at a news conference.

But Anderson said he believes “our coroner’s investigation is over and the Fossett family will finally have closure.”

“We talked to the family and advised them that we possibly, most likely, found the remains of J. Stephen Fossett,” Anderson said.

Searchers found “two large bones,” the driver’s license, a pair of shoes and a $100 bill on Wednesday, Anderson said. The discovery site was a little more than a half-mile from where Fossett’s plane wreckage was found on October 1 in a remote area of the Sierra Nevadas at an altitude of 10,000 feet.

The site of Wednesday’s discovery also is about a quarter-mile from where a hiker reported finding aviation identification cards with Fossett’s name and $1,000 in cash in late September, Anderson said.

Fossett was last seen on the morning of September 3, 2007, when he took off from the Flying-M Ranch outside Minden, Nevada. He was scouting locations for an attempt to break the land speed record in a rocket-propelled car.

Animal chew marks were found on the driver’s license and the shoes, Anderson said. He said the marks indicate that “animals possibly [moved] the body.”

Previous DNA tests on what were believed to be bone fragments at and near the crash site showed that the fragments weren’t human remains, Anderson said.

Before this week’s discovery, Anderson said, officials could not be certain that Fossett was dead.

“We could not categorically state that Steve Fossett perished in that crash because the only conclusive evidence our department had were those two aviation identification cards and $1,000 in cash,” the sheriff said in a written statement.

The National Transportation Safety Board has been investigating the wreck.

Fossett made his money in the financial services industry but became renowned for his daredevil exploits.

Fossett was the first person to circle the globe solo in a balloon, in 2002, and the first to fly a plane around the world solo without refueling three years later. He also set world records in round-the-world sailing and cross-country skiing.

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Posted: 03 November 2008 07:17 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 27 ]
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DNA tests have confirmed two large bones found near the wreckage of a plane in California are those of US millionaire Steve Fossett, police say.

The adventurer was 63 when he disappeared in September 2007 while on a solo flight from a Nevada ranch.

The bones were found last Wednesday 0.5 miles (0.8km) east of a crash site in isolated eastern California.

Fossett’s shoes and driver’s licence were also found. Both showed evidence of animal bite marks, police said.

“A California Department of Justice Forensics lab has determined that items containing DNA - discovered last week - match James Stephen Fossett’s DNA,” said police coroners in California.

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