Rider Missing in Mexico

Discussion in 'Latin America' started by TeeVee, Feb 5, 2014.

  1. Animo

    Animo Been n00b awhile

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    No, they are less likely than a shark attack and certainly less likely than getting hit by lightening in Florida.
  2. glasswave

    glasswave Been here awhile

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    OTH, it could be worse.
  3. T.Low

    T.Low Been here awhile

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    Any new news?
  4. Some Dude

    Some Dude what attitude problem???

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    Tampa, FL has the highest incidence of Lightening strikes/activity in the USA :deal

    I'm guessing there's still no news on this???
  5. SeanF

    SeanF Long timer

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    It's a long shot...but I'm occasionally going through the Mexican Craigslist (and other Mexican auto- and bike-selling sites) looking for a green (or "custom painted") KLR. I noticed in a photo earlier in the thread that there's a sticker on the right front fork leg. There's also the low front fender. I'm guessing the hard bags have racks. Anyone else have additional photos or info on the KLR?

    Like I said, it's a long shot. But that might be all we have at this point.
  6. Rockhopper Doe

    Rockhopper Doe Been here awhile

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    Any news on this? I've been thinking about this rider a lot. So weird that he just went missing without a trace...
  7. WhicheverAnyWayCan

    WhicheverAnyWayCan Deaf Biker

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  8. Mikehusa

    Mikehusa Been here awhile

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  9. booger1

    booger1 Long timer

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    This is hopefull news, at least for the 35 ppl. And still sending prayers out to Harry and his family.
  10. WhicheverAnyWayCan

    WhicheverAnyWayCan Deaf Biker

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    Unfortunately it was not so.. here is news from American Embassey to Ann (Harry's mother)

    Message from Ann, Harry's Mom

    From the American Embassy:
    Ann:
    We have heard from the PGR(preliminarily/not officially) that the kidnapping victims recovered are believed to be Central Americans who were being smuggled through Mexico to the U.S. No sign of any U.S. citizen involved. The investigation into the remains found is a separate investigation, and we haven't been able to get any details on that yet.

    We'll keep you informed as this develops.

    *******

    I remain increasingly HOPEFUL. The Mexican government is charging forward full speed ahead in their investigations of missing persons and that certainly includes Harry. ,whether he was kidnapped or is wandering with a head injury relying on the kindness of strangers. That boy is a survivor. He doesn't just survive, he THRIVES.
    Thank you all for keeping the faith as we go through this together.
    _Ann, Harry's Mom
  11. Rockhopper Doe

    Rockhopper Doe Been here awhile

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    Any recent news about this?
  12. Airhead Wrangler

    Airhead Wrangler Adios Mexico

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    Npt much.
  13. lizannalot

    lizannalot Adventurer

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    I have done both coasts of Mexico roundtrip 8 times and have been stopped by police, mexican dea, immigrations, customs, federales, and of course the ejercito (army) but they have never , ever offered me a personal escort and I am a solo female rider from the USA. This part is very suspicious.
    This story about what appears to be a really great guy is tearing me up. I feel so bad for his mom and his family. I will be leaving in 2 weeks for my 9th adventure through Mexico and on to Panama but for sure Harry will be on my mind and in my thoughts and conversations with the locals. I wish I had psychic abilities. Does anyone here have any further insights or information about this rider?
  14. SkizzMan

    SkizzMan There, that's it

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    Risk assessment in Mexico is fairly dynamic at the moment with Michoacan, Guerrero, Tamaulipas, Fresnillo and Veracruz/Boca del Rio among the current hot spots. Just rode solo through several of these areas a few weeks ago with no personal troubles but I witnessed some intense activity and was thoroughly questioned/searched at more checkpoints than all five rides last year combined. The army soldiers were not the fun-loving guys of previous years. My buddy in Fresnillo hears gunfire at night with the Gulf-Zeta turf war. Another friend in Boca del Rio is seeing increased activity. Lunched with Aussie RTW'ers yesterday who were recently stopped on MX134 but without incident, fortunately. Sounded like autodefensas.

    I have 2-3 more Mexico rides left this year so I'm keeping as current as I can. Please do likewise. It's an ever-changing landscape down there these days.
  15. Merlin III

    Merlin III Lone Wolf-No Club

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    Risk assessment is the operative term one should always have no matter where they are. I just got word an old friend was shot outside of MX City where a gunman robbed him and his wife. They admitted after the fact that they just became too complacent. They all survived and all is now okay-lesson learned.
  16. Airhead Wrangler

    Airhead Wrangler Adios Mexico

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    That wasn't Ken and Carrol, was it? I know they're on they're way back across Mexico after a trip to Cuba.
  17. SkizzMan

    SkizzMan There, that's it

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    Yes. They had a great time in Cuba and on the Stahlratte.

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  18. Airhead Wrangler

    Airhead Wrangler Adios Mexico

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    Those two are legendary. I met them down at Dakar Motos in BA about 4 years ago at which point they had already been on the road for several years. While living in Mexico I met some Dutch RTWers living just up the coast from me running a small hostel and restaurant on the beach who also happened to know the Duvals and said they'd coincidentally be swinging through in a few weeks. The Duvals ended up crashing at my house in Manzanillo for a few weeks a month later. Those two have a LOT of cool stories to tell. Great people.
  19. SkizzMan

    SkizzMan There, that's it

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    Spent some time with them in La Manzanita last year. We discussed Harry and some various risk assessment issues over lunch. They had found themselves riding routes that they likely won't repeat. "Local knowledge" is vital for travelers in Mexico.
  20. SkizzMan

    SkizzMan There, that's it

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    Apologies for taking this thread off-topic.

    Not a day passes that I don't think about Harry and his mother's efforts to find him. Harry is often a topic of conversation among those of us who ride Mexico.

    Prayers for Harry and his family.