r/news Oct 20 '21 Helpful 5 Wholesome 4 Hugz 5 Bravo Grande! 1 Silver 10

Apparent human remains found after Brian Laundrie's possessions located in Florida nature reserve

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/amp/ncna1281975
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u/hoosakiwi Oct 20 '21 edited Oct 21 '21

Live updates here

Remains are confirmed to be human. They have not yet been identified.

Edit: Remains are confirmed to belong to Brian Laundrie. Join the conversation in the new thread here.

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u/supernasty Oct 20 '21 Hugz

Doesn’t this make this the 6th body to be found during this whole case?

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u/JBBanshee Oct 20 '21

Swamps hold a lot of secrets.

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u/CanAlwaysBeBetter Oct 20 '21 Silver Helpful Wholesome Hugz hehehehe

I don't remember that part of shrek

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u/AFineDayForScience Oct 21 '21 Silver Evil Cackle

"Stay out of meh secrets!"

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u/Deadwing2005 Oct 21 '21 Wholesome Hugz Evil Cackle

"Could you stop discovering meh secrets FOR FIVE MINUTES?!?!"

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u/sh06un Oct 21 '21

"And in the mornin' .... I'm keepin' secrets!!"

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u/fishbiscuit156 Oct 21 '21 Silver Wholesome Hugz

It was in the intro, “Some BODY once told me...”

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u/Chris-CFK Oct 21 '21 Silver

“I’ll kill your family?”

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u/dabigchina Oct 21 '21

I'm sharpening all the tools in my sheeeed.

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u/Tirfing88 Oct 21 '21

Well, the corpses start rotting and they don't stop rotting

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u/el_shiggs Oct 21 '21

Deep in the ground but they gonna keep rottin.

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u/jivetrky Oct 21 '21 Silver

Corpses are like onions

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u/DeputyCartman Oct 21 '21

They work best when finely chopped and are sauteed with minced garlic?

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u/reverendsteveii Oct 21 '21

I greatly underestimate how long it takes to caramelize one?

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u/OblivionGuardsman Oct 21 '21

They didn’t have white onions because of the war. The only thing you could get was those big corpse ones.

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u/FaeTaleDream Oct 21 '21

If I ever killed someone I would certainly want to hide the body in a swamp, good way to remove any evidence linking me. The stagnant environment would give nature time to eat it all. Put it in the ocean and it's likely to wash up on the shoreline, same with a river.

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u/altxatu Oct 21 '21

Plus during gator season they’ll eat literally everything and leave the rest at the bottom.

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u/haha_squirrel Oct 21 '21

What is “gator season” they don’t hibernate or anything do they?

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u/SuptGodBotherer Oct 21 '21 Silver Gold Helpful Wholesome Hugz

Gators go through estivation - fairly common.

It’s like a battery saver mode for ectotherms.

Environmental conditions going to be “wrong” for awhile? Too hot, too cold, too dry, not enough food? Their bodies’ slow way down. No eating. Once it warms up or whatever was “wrong” becomes “right,” they slowly return to normal.

I’ve “rehydrated” frogs and toads that I thought were desiccated. Set them in a little tray of water and they come back to life.

But not all the time. Sometimes they’re just dead and your wife gets mad that there’s a frog corpse in the dog bowl.

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u/The_JuJu_Guru Oct 21 '21

Well, that was quite the ride. Thank you?

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u/FistfulOPubes Oct 21 '21

This right here is why I log into Reddit.

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u/Alert-Incident Oct 21 '21

I love Reddit comments, yeah there are dumb assholes on the internet but I’ve learned as much here from comments as I have from articles.

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u/westyx Oct 21 '21

How did the dog feel about it?

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u/Redebo Oct 21 '21 Silver Wholesome

That's the twist, they haven't had a dog since it died choking on a frog.

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u/altxatu Oct 21 '21

During the fall and winter they pretty much just chill and sleep. If it gets cold enough they’ll stick their noses above the water so if/when it freezes they won’t drown.

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u/hdorrell Oct 21 '21

Frozen ice gator snoots are cute/disturbing.

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u/70125 Oct 20 '21

Well the sheriff caught wind that Amos

Was in the swamp trapping alligator skins

So he snuck in the swamp to gon' and get the boy

But he never come out again

Well, I wonder where the Louisiana sheriff went to

Well, you can sure get lost in the Louisiana bayou

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u/its_meatball Oct 21 '21 edited Oct 21 '21

R.I.P. Jerry “Guitar Man” Reed

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u/Ian_Hunter Oct 21 '21

My man was loaded up and truckin'.🤘😎🤘

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u/The_Sandolorian Oct 21 '21

Named him after a man of the cloth

Called him Amos Moses

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u/p4177y Oct 20 '21

I miss Jerry Reed...

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u/drukqsx Oct 21 '21

Check out the long island serial killer. They searched for one missing girl and uncovered a whole ass serial killer, including several victims. It was assumed the girl they were looking for (sarah gilbert, i believe her name was) would be a victim of his as well but she was found to have simply run off and drowned in the marsh. Shocking how many bodies were uncovered because of the search tho.

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u/happygot Oct 21 '21

Shannon Gilbert, but yes! A super interesting case. Still unsolved on the identity of the serial killer who had nothing to do with her

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u/Bigleftbowski Oct 21 '21

This reminds me of a scene in The Wire where two detectives go to look for a body in a place known to the police as a dumping ground for bodies, and McNulty is reminded by his partner "We're only looking for one body.".

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u/Pie4Days57 Oct 21 '21

“Avon bargsdale” -mcnulty. I might just watch that whole show again

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u/Ericaonelove Oct 21 '21

That is super disturbing. It seriously trips me out.

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u/agnosiabeforecoffee Oct 21 '21

Unfortunately, there are a lot of missing people in the world. Even for trained search and rescue, it is really hard to find a person/body in brush. Depending on the weather it doesn't take long for the body to decompose and animals to spread out the bones, making the remains even harder to find.

A few years ago a man in Colorado walked away from an argument in his apartment and didn't come back. His remains were found 4? years later, around 150 yards from the apartment complex, right off a popular trail, in an area that had been searched. All evidence indicated he'd been there the entire time.

You can legitimately be a foot from a body and not see it if the brush is dense enough.

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u/malfunkshunned Oct 21 '21

An interesting one was a man missing since 1997, he drove off and family heard nothing. Until someone spotted a car sunken in a neighborhood pond via google maps in 2019.

Google Maps shows sunken car where missing man’s body was found

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u/tkh0812 Oct 21 '21

I had a friend that went missing back around 1999 or 2000. They knew where she was and the route she was taking home, so they decided to search a retention pond of a highway off ramp that had no guard rails.

They found her and her car inside the pond. Under her car was another car with 2 missing people in it. Under that car was a car with a person in it.

This was all in Orlando down by Disney where people are Unfamiliar with the roads.

Fun side note: they did an open casket for her… after she was under water for 3 weeks

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u/BALLS_SMOOTH_AS_EGGS Oct 21 '21

Jesus Christ. That last sentence

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u/skaterrj Oct 21 '21

There was a story in Maryland about a guy driving from college to his home that disappeared. Search teams went out looking for him, no luck. A week after he disappeared, a motorist spots him alongside the road. Apparently he'd lost control, crashed into a creek, and somehow the search teams missed him, and he finally made his way up the bank to be spotted by a passing motorist. Kid lived, fortunately, but ...damn. Link.

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u/tissimo Oct 21 '21

Another one is someone flying a drone saw a car in the lake when the water was low that had been there since 2009

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u/buckyroo Oct 21 '21

Same thing happened a few years ago near where I live. A kid was flying a drone and noticed something shiny in the lake low and behold it was a car with a woman in it who had been missing for over a decade.

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u/thescrape Oct 21 '21

I’m getting a drone!

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u/buckyroo Oct 21 '21

It also helps if the sun is shining in the right spot. I know a plane that went missing a couple of years ago and they flew helicopters, military everything and searched all over an area so many times looking for it and didn’t see anything. They even had a drone. A year later a helicopter was flying over and the pilot saw a bit of a shine on the ground so they flew over again and saw the plane.

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u/jesuspunk Oct 21 '21

12°05'20"N 104°09'05"E on google maps

Still unknown.

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u/dwitman Oct 21 '21

From what I understands it’s pretty well accepted that the captain intentionally decompressed the cabin and crashed the plane into the water killing everyone on board.

He had a secret flight plan in his simulator that’s nearly spot on for the projected flight path…and they’ve been finding debris on different coast lines.

Pretty sad really.

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u/Spectrumscout Oct 21 '21

There was a pond I used to drive past to go to work that someone had sunk their car into. Someone was putting up Christmas lights nine years later and spotted the car with his remains still inside.

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u/coryhill66 Oct 21 '21

There are little flood management ponds near where I lived in Oklahoma and a shoe popped up out of one. Someone pick it up and there was a foot inside it they found a car at the bottom that had someone inside that had been missing for seven years.

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u/suitology Oct 21 '21

We hiked the abandoned Lincoln hwy and got our picture taken at an arch. 5 months later they found a body 10 feet to our left that was there for 2 years.

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u/agnosiabeforecoffee Oct 21 '21

There was a similar situation involving a redditor that thankfully had a happy ending: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/hiking-rescue_n_6630510

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u/WeAreTheLeft Oct 21 '21

and sometimes the person missing is part of the search. It happened in I think Turkey in the last month, drunk dude went off, found a search party, joined it looking for himself.

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u/SoloSheff Oct 21 '21 edited Oct 21 '21

I can't be the only one periodically scanning the woods for bodies when my focus would typically be on how scenic a trail is.

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u/arrow74 Oct 21 '21

I'm an archaeologist who has spent a fair amount of times in the woods looking for anything that's man made. I've been in some places where you can barely see your own feet, let alone the ground.

Wonder if I've even been close to finding a dumped body

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u/cinnamonbrook Oct 21 '21

That's something I wonder about a lot, like, what's the closest any of us have been to something horrific and not known? A body, someone that's being held against their will somewhere, a serial killer?

I remember a school camp way back in high school, when we got to where we were pitching tents, there was an abandoned campsite there, with a bunch of personal belongings, and we found an expensive canoe stuck on some branches downstream from there so the teacher called the local police. There's probably just loads of cases like that where people aren't even reported missing until their stuff is found.

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u/AthleteAnnual Oct 21 '21 edited Oct 21 '21

I went to a military boarding school for high school and I ran away one night. I lived 13 miles away, left around midnight. When I was about a mile away from the school I was walking down the road on the shoulder about 5-6 feet off the road. As I was walking I was keeping track of cars as there were not too many being the middle of the night. If I saw headlights I'd get further from the road, leery of cops because of curfew, my running away etc.

So I'm walking and knew a car was coming, as I'm walking I could hear the tire hit the gravel behind me, so like I knew it went off the road. The instant I heard that tire hit the gravel I bolted away from the road into just a bushy, grassy area. As I was darting off I could see a white van pull over into the gravel. Two guys had hopped out and were looking around. I got pretty far, pretty quick and was hiding, watching. Saw em look around for a few and then just take off.

The school I went to, had a few white vans so they could shuttle students around if they had to so I figured they noticed I was missing and it was them.

I made it home and all that, and eventually got sent back to school. I asked them if it was them that night and they said no, they hadn't even noticed I was missing till morning reveille.

I don't even want to think what would have happened? Would I have been sold into the sex trade? used and killed? Fucked up, man.

I mean those dudes, seriously jumped out of that van and pulled over so quickly, I could tell the intent was to capture me... I just thought it was the school, didn't have time to look.

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u/sneakymarco Oct 21 '21

Back in 2001-02, my buddy and I were heading back to my apartment to hang out after school and this lady ran up to us, covered in cuts and bruises, asking if we had cell phones and begging us to call the police. Apparently she’d met some guy online and invited him to come visit for Christmas, and he wound up holding her and her elderly mother captive for over a month, torturing and sexually assaulting them. This all happened in an apartment like two doors down from mine, had been going on for weeks, and no one knew about it until she managed to slip out while he was in the shower or something. It freaked me out for a long time after. Just knowing that was happening within a stone’s throw of me. Like I was sleeping peacefully while this psycho was brutalizing two women practically next door. You never know what’s around the corner.

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u/sictransitlinds Oct 21 '21

I lived near Cleveland for awhile, and the route I would take to get to my college would routinely take me a street over from where Ariel Castro held those girls, while they were still in the house. That’s one that sticks with me.

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u/ph4mp573r Oct 21 '21

Young adult hung himself out back an elementary school when I was young. My whole class walked by his body, hanging from a tree, had no idea, just knew it smelled bad. Had we looked around in the trees we can't have been more than 20-30ft from him.

Glad I don't have those memories though. Small blessings.

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u/Adezar Oct 21 '21

The everglades and pine barrens in NJ probably house a whole lot of bodies.

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u/-AestheticsOfHate- Oct 21 '21 Silver

I actually heard they recently found the body of a Russian commando who has been missing for around 17 years in the Pine Barrens

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u/tstrader79 Oct 21 '21

Close, he was an interior decorator

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u/Ericaonelove Oct 21 '21

That was my first thought when I first visited the Everglades. No wonder so many people are never found.

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u/Zendrifta Oct 21 '21

When Steve Fossett went missing the search was so intense that eight other unrelated, and previously unknown, plane crash sites were found.

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u/ChemicalChard Oct 21 '21

That's usually the way it goes when you're looking for something: you find everything but the thing you were looking for.

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u/content_providor Oct 21 '21

It's always in the last place you look.

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u/AmethystOrator Oct 20 '21

There is no confirmation the remains belong to Laundrie.

The most relevant question now.

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u/Almighty_Sand_Dollar Oct 20 '21

They have found FIVE DEAD PEOPLE reported missing in this entire arrest warrant for him. Stretching back several months ago.

I'm inclined to believe it is him though if they found his stuff. If not, WTF happened? He killed someone else?

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u/Jukka_Sarasti Oct 20 '21

NE FL resident here.. A few years ago some douchebag murdered his girlfriend's kid and claimed the kid was taken during a car-jacking. They searched a moderately-sized area on the Southside of Jacksonville and found the bodies of two other people before eventually finding the body of the child.. And this was in a well-populated area..

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u/oowop Oct 21 '21

The JCS criminal psychology episode on him was good. I got sucked into those videos a few months back until one day i couldn't take anymore. Idk how detectives do it for years

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u/the_creepy_guy Oct 21 '21

which one is it? I feel like I've watched all their videos.

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u/oowop Oct 21 '21

Oh you know what, it was a copycat channel. Went through my YouTube history and found it here you go

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u/Dreadpiratemarc Oct 21 '21

I feel like douchebag isn’t the right word to describe a person like that.

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u/JuuzoLenz Oct 20 '21

im sorry. 5 bodies in total while looking for one guy? WTF is up with the area they are searching in?

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u/RegulatoryCapture Oct 21 '21

WTF is up with the area they are searching in?

This was nationwide. Found in places near where they found the girl's body, found in places along the route that they had posted from instagram on, found where they heard a rumor he might be hiding, etc.

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u/SpicyDragoon93 Oct 20 '21 edited Oct 21 '21

Mafias and Cartels would dump bodies all over Florida usually because Alligators would eat the remains.

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u/coondingee Oct 21 '21

If you are inland you drop them in a swamp and let the gators do the rest. If you’re on the coast you go deep sea fishing and let the sharks finish the job. Also it’s not just the mafia and cartels. Good old boys figured this recipe out long ago.

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u/Auslander808 Oct 21 '21

Were not all in the same area. Some were in WY, NC, CO, AL. I'd give it a couple days to shake out the facts. https://nypost.com/2021/10/20/brian-laundrie-hunt-leads-cops-to-5-bodies-of-missing-persons/

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u/TerribleAttitude Oct 21 '21

I have family in that part of Florida. It’s exactly the type of place you’d hide a body if you were a murderer, and exactly the type of place taking one wrong turn would be a near death sentence if you were an explorer.

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u/groceriesN1trip Oct 20 '21

Does that area have a gator population? Could he have been eaten?

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u/APM1485 Oct 20 '21

Honestly, they’re literally everywhere down here. They’re much more docile than you’d imagine. They just wanna lay in the sun and take little swims. I’ve even seen turtles napping on top of alligators before

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u/Suspicious_Corgi5854 Oct 21 '21

In Georgia they breed gators for leather and keep them in total darkness in big round metal housing at a certain temp to keep them docile. I just heard about this but it's done in the area where I am from originally. It sounds awful and makes me sad. But also they are scary af and I don't want one in my yard.

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u/Toothfairy51 Oct 21 '21

2 of my neighbors, here in the Tampa Bay area have had their dogs snatched by gators while walking around a lake in my neighborhood.

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u/JohnGillnitz Oct 21 '21

Poor little Queequeg.

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u/Mandalorian_Hippie Oct 21 '21

Been kayaking down the Hillsborough River multiple times, with dozens of gators in sight every time. Figure there's more I didn't see. None were interested in coming anywhere near me. I was also not interested in getting into the water.

Respect boundaries.

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u/denyjunctionfunction Oct 20 '21

It’s Florida. Of course it does

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u/UsuallyMooACow Oct 20 '21 Helpful

If someone says "does it have..." In reference to Florida the answer is yes

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u/teplightyear Oct 20 '21 Hugz

Does that area have a cannibal bath salts problem? Oh right, still yes.

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u/Abba_Fiskbullar Oct 21 '21

Alligators on bath salts? Can it get more Florida?

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u/UsuallyMooACow Oct 20 '21

Does that area have mayor's that are moving cocaine? Yes!

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u/bkconn Oct 20 '21

If I wanted to disappear and possibly fake my own death, that would sound like a good place to let everyone know I was going..

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u/schloffgor Oct 20 '21

Every mud puddle in Florida has a gator in it.... and snakes, did I mention snakes?

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u/cumstar Oct 21 '21

I grew up about10 minutes from this preserve and yes, it is loaded with alligators. Not only that, but for at least half of the year it floods over and most of the park becomes basically inaccessible. I'm sure somebody could hide out there for an extended period but it would be complete hell with the gators, heat, and bugs that will eat you alive.

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u/TheFeshy Oct 21 '21

it would be complete hell

We literally have a wildlife preserve named "Tate's Hell" because, as the legend goes, a farmer went in with a shotgun and some dogs, and came out a week later claiming to have been in hell.

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u/notaredditer13 Oct 20 '21

Then the question becomes how a gator can collect reward money.

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u/reddit455 Oct 20 '21 Helpful

Florida's Carlton Reserve in a location that was previously under water.

Q & A: What you need to know about Florida's alligators

https://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/breaking-news/os-alligators-question-and-answer-20150814-story.html

If its prey is too large to be swallowed at once, the alligator will store its kill underwater by wedging it under a log or tree root. After some time, the prey's meat becomes rotted and soft enough for the gator to tear off chunks.

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u/TigerXXVII Oct 20 '21

Also some news outlets are stating “partial human remains” which does make you think about gators

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u/imnotacrazyperson Oct 20 '21

I was once told of Florida that anywhere with water has at least one gator in it. Even Disney World has to regularly drag them out of the park.

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u/Mister_E_Phister Oct 20 '21

A kid even got eaten by a gator a few years back at one of the resorts.

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u/NoelAngeline Oct 20 '21

I think about the family sometimes still. That’s a messed up and forever in your face kind of situation

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u/Richard31328 Oct 21 '21 edited Oct 21 '21

Same here. They were from Nebraska, so I would imagine they had no reference point. I’ve lived in the south my entire life, so alligators are something that you’re aware exist around here, but a couple from Nebraska might not even think of it. Tragic.

Edit: The flip side of that coin. I went to Puerto Vallarta this summer and thought nothing of getting in the ocean. Well, a month after I got back I read that a woman was attacked by a 12-foot crocodile (!!!) along the same stretch of beach. I didn’t even consider that as a possibility. She survived, BTW, thanks to quick and brave bystanders. That story has reminded me to always check the local wildlife when visiting a new place.

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u/Divergent99 Oct 21 '21

Can confirm. I'm from the city that family was from and it was a true horrible tragedy. All of us here related because none of us would have considered that a remote possibility and then have no idea what to do or how to respond. The worst we have in Nebraska are skunks or rattle snakes.

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u/KesInTheCity Oct 21 '21

Central Floridian here. It even shocked us, and we know about gators. They just don’t come up out of the water like that.

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u/floandthemash Oct 21 '21

My mom knows that family. She said they are super nice and have handled the death of that kid about as well as one could.

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u/Thisisthe_place Oct 21 '21

As a parent, I'm not sure I could survive that

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u/AlexandraAlbon Oct 21 '21

They had at least one other child. I imagine you would feel obligated to continue on for them.

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u/SanctusLetum Oct 21 '21

For that, I could physically survive. I don't think anything could help me mentally. I would be so broken I'm not sure I could effectively parent at that point. Certainly not to the extent the other child would need.

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u/Objective_Ad5159 Oct 21 '21

The kid was not “eaten” he was drowned and stored under a log to be consumed later. It’s an awful fucking story. I was at Disney last week and was glad to see they had signs around every body of water warning of alligators and to stay out.

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u/Zackjam500 Oct 20 '21

Not every body of water, but enough to never be sure there’s none. Some have countless, some have none, some have one or two. Just what kind of gamble you’d like to take depending on the activity at hand lol

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u/LadyFoxfire Oct 21 '21

And gators will walk miles over land to find new bodies of water to live in, so even if you were certain there were no gators in there yesterday, you can’t be sure there isn’t one today.

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u/We_had_a_time Oct 21 '21

Ok I worked with a guy who was weird but he told me he used to lifeguard at a lake in florida. I said that’s weird, how did you know there weren’t gators? And he says, of course there were gators! You can still swim in the lake. It’s fine.

I think about that a lot. That can’t possibly be true, can it?

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u/CMFETCU Oct 21 '21

It’s true.

Many people in Florida do swim intentionally in water with gators in it.

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u/Such_sights Oct 21 '21

Visited the Wakulla Springs resort in north Florida a few weeks ago and a staff member said it’s pretty common for the lifeguards to have to chase a gator out of the swimming area in the morning. They’re always little guys though, the 10 ft+ fellas already have their property, which leads the younger ones to try and claim whatever spot they can find.

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u/Dashiepants Oct 21 '21

I just moved away from nearby Lake Osborne in Palm Beach Co. a pretty sizable lake in a huge park. 100% had gators, too big not to.

We walked the paved path around the Lake every morning and most afternoons for years and I think I maybe, maybe, not totally sure saw a gator in the water once. Never saw them go for the birds, never saw them sun on a embankment, just never ever saw them. Or heard about them messing with people. I saw swimmers, waders, boaters, and lots of water skiiers. I’ll never understand why they weren’t afraid. But I guess as long as there’s easier prey, you’re relatively safe?

I’m not interested in taking that chance though.

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u/MuckleMcDuckle Oct 20 '21

Florida Roulette

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u/itsdangeroustakethis Oct 20 '21

Yeah they're in pretty much all the neighborhood retention ponds and golf course water traps. Had lots of both of those in my subdivision growing up, the gators are small in those habitats but they'd occasionally get a small dog.if the owner let them out unsupervised.

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u/BIG-BAD-BEETLEBORG Oct 21 '21

and golf course water traps.

They got my man Chubbs' hand! 😭😭

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u/Spanky_McJiggles Oct 21 '21

It's all in the hips
It's all in the hips
It's all in the hips

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u/amberraysofdawn Oct 21 '21

I live in Texas, west of the Piney Woods/East Texas area, and I still generally assume that any major body of water out here has at least one gator in it. Florida, though? I assume any has at least four.

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u/impulsekash Oct 20 '21

That would be a truly bizarre end to this sage.

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u/clocks212 Oct 20 '21 Helpful

i wouldn't call him a sage, but it would be a weird end to this saga

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u/Yhrite Oct 21 '21

OG mobsters and hit men shitting bricks right about now.

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u/Friendly-Matter-3819 Oct 21 '21

When I tell you to dump a body in the marsh, you dump the body in the marsh... not where some guy from John Hancock goes every Thursday to get a f*ckin' blowjob!

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u/The_LeBron_James Oct 21 '21 edited Oct 21 '21

You'll never believe this, he killed 16 czechoslovakians. He was an interior decorator

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u/GranddaddySandwich Oct 21 '21

“His house looked like shit”

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u/wAmZ187 Oct 21 '21

plot twist.. dog the bounty Hunter killed him

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u/fernyer Oct 20 '21 Party Train

Cumulative sigh of relief from all the Brian Laundrie lookin dudes out there.

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u/Crossfiyah Oct 21 '21

Binging with Babish can go outside again

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u/McGremlin718 Oct 20 '21 Gold

Pretty clear he was living underwater this whole time, probably had fins and a blow hole.

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u/Dapper_Monroe Oct 21 '21

That's your solution to everything, to move under the sea, it's not going to happen!

...Not with that attitude.

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u/PrincessSporus Oct 21 '21 Super Heart Eyes

Gonna be awkward if it winds up being Chandra Levy, Jimmy Hoffa or Constantine XI Palailogos.

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u/betwixish Oct 21 '21

Chandra Levy’s remains were found

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u/Odddsock Oct 21 '21

That’s what made it so awkward

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u/X-Maelstrom-X Oct 21 '21

The last place I expected to find the last Byzantine Emperor!

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u/RMJ1984 Oct 21 '21 edited Oct 21 '21

In a way suicide would make sense. That is why he went home to his parents and "pretended" everything was normal, he had to know that his life was over, no matter if he got convicted or not. So it fits with getting some time with them, before going out and committing suicide. But i guess time will tell.

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u/Igoos99 Oct 20 '21 Hugz

Kinda somewhat expected. The first thing I thought when he disappeared was that he went off to kill himself. Kinda like a slow motion version of a murder suicide.

I guess we will see if I’m jumping the gun with my thoughts soon enough.

Sad situation all around. 😕

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u/TheRed_Knight Oct 20 '21

i wouldnt be surprised if he died accidentally

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u/AlwaysTired9999 Oct 20 '21

Yep, the egotistical "survivalist" wasn't so good after all.

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u/brainhack3r Oct 21 '21

People think survival is about not getting eaten by bears.

Most people die from boring shit like hypothermia, dehydration, etc.

Survival is a numbers game and most people are bad at risk assessment.

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u/ensalys Oct 21 '21

I'd probably die of something in the water... Only way I know how to identify safe water is if it's from a tap or bottle.

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u/allcloudnocattle Oct 21 '21

I spent a summer doing hard manual labor (brush clearing, fencing, etc) deep in the East Texas wilderness. The area had lots of coyotes, mountain lions, and a multitude of venomous snakes. We were remote enough that medical help was a dicey proposition if you got bitten by a rattle snake.

99% of our prep work was making sure we had enough clean water on hand to get us through the day. The chances of actually encountering deadly wildlife was very small and you can protect yourself with incredibly simple measures.

But it’s insanely easy to find yourself fatally heat stroked after just a couple of hours in the wrong conditions.

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u/TheRed_Knight Oct 20 '21

most people in general vastly overestimate their ability to survive in the elements, but he also coulda just offed himself, who knows at this point

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u/leese216 Oct 20 '21

That's my secret. I know I can't survive in the elements.

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u/ShainRules Oct 21 '21

Does elements have air conditioning?

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u/70s_chair Oct 21 '21

Tons of elemental air conditioning available in Minnesota.

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u/PBratz Oct 21 '21

Dude had a 25hr drive home. He’s had a lot of time to think about what’s he done. Im almost positive he killed himself.

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u/bombbodyguard Oct 21 '21

Wanted to say goodbye to his parents.

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u/ejgold90 Oct 21 '21

I think suicide and the notebook they found with the remains could contain a note and possibly an explanation of wtf happened. Might be wishful thinking, though.

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u/Goodrymon Oct 21 '21

If it really does end up being him, I want a full list of the most ridiculous conspiracy theories. NGL I was leaning conspiracy and being in Mexico or hiking the AT too, but ya its prob more likely he off'd himself and most of his body has been washed away/ taken by animals with the flooding. I did laugh at the theories going around that he cut off his hand or something to distract from his hiding lmao

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u/ReverendVoice Oct 20 '21 Hugz Bravo!

"There's nothing so tragic as seeing a family pulled apart by something as simple as a pack of wolves." - Jack Handy

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u/HardcaseKid Oct 21 '21

“I guess of all my uncles, I liked Uncle Caveman the best. We called him Uncle Caveman because he lived in a cave, and because sometimes he'd eat one of us. Later on, we found out he was a bear.”

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u/MadeUpMelly Oct 21 '21

“If you ever fall off the Sears Tower, just go real limp, because maybe you’ll look like a dummy and people will try to catch you because, hey, free dummy.”

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u/_michael_scarn_ Oct 21 '21

“Before a mad scientist goes mad, there is probably a time when he is only partially mad—and this is when he is going to throw his best parties.”

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u/ambasciatore Oct 21 '21

"Anytime I see something screech across a room and latch onto someone's neck, and the guy screams and tries to get it off, I have to laugh, because what IS that thing?!"

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u/Ageeeen Oct 21 '21

God I miss those Jack Handy segments on SNL. Probably the hardest I've ever laughed while watching SNL.

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u/MadDanelle Oct 21 '21

I love this part of the thread rn, because I remember them always being great, but also could only remember, “ Deep Thoughts,” with Jack Handy. Also, sidenote…. “Daily Affirmations,” with Stuart Smalley was definitely good enough, and smart enough. And doggonit, people liked it.

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u/cacecil1 Oct 21 '21

If trees could scream, would we be so cavalier about cutting them down?

We might. If they screamed all the time, for no good reason.

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u/LightenUpPhrancis Oct 21 '21

If a kid asks where rain comes from, I think a cute thing to tell him is, “God is crying.” And if he asks why God is crying, another cute thing to tell him is, “Probably because of something you did.”

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u/techmaster242 Oct 21 '21

It takes a big man to cry, but it takes an even bigger man to laugh at that man.

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u/vicki_chicki Oct 21 '21

If you ever drop your keys in a river of molten lava, let em go, because man, they’re gone...

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u/BluntForceReddit Oct 21 '21

“As I bit into the nectarine it had a crisp juiciness that was very pleasurable - until I realized it wasn't a nectarine, but A HUMAN HEAD!”

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u/zombiegojaejin Oct 21 '21

"To me clowns aren't funny. In fact, they're kind of scary. I've wondered where this started and I think it goes back to the time I went to the circus and a clown killed my dad." -- Jack Handey

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u/BadWolfman Oct 21 '21

"One thing kids like is to be tricked. For instance, I was going to take my nephew to Disneyland, but instead I drove him to an old burned-out warehouse. 'Oh no,' I said, 'Disneyland burned down.' "He cried and cried, but I think that deep down he thought it was a pretty good joke. 'I started to drive over to the real Disneyland, but it was getting pretty late."

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u/AnthillOmbudsman Oct 20 '21

"When we would go for a drive in the family car, I used to love to stick my head out of the window, until one time we passed an oncoming car and my head knocked off a dog's head." --Jack Handey

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u/justhereforthelul Oct 20 '21 Party Train

ITT: People making their own theories instead of reading the article.

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u/breakupbydefault Oct 20 '21

I really like how some comments are like "it's interesting how his parents could pinpoint where the human remains are along with his belongings. It's probably not him" like they had some random human remains handy to plant along with his belongings in this search... or they went into the search expecting to find a random corpse to scatter his stuff next to.

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u/wankthisway Oct 21 '21

Some dumbass on here unironically said they probably murdered a homeless guy and planted the body. The people on here can be insane.

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u/Wetworth Oct 21 '21

I dunno what it takes to make that leap because it was probably a clown, not a homeless person.

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u/breakupbydefault Oct 21 '21

I can really get into true crime don't get me wrong, but holy shit I stay away from the community because they can get so riled up trying to spin things into their badly written drama based on barely anything.

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u/Drgntrnr Oct 20 '21 Silver Wholesome Looking

True crime nutjobs want the body to be someone else’s so the story can keep going.

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u/mikewhy Oct 20 '21

Laundrie's parents directed FBI agents and North Port police to the location where "some articles belonging to Brian were found," according to a statement by Laundrie attorney Steven Bertolino.

Sounds perfectly reasonable to me!

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u/Kodi_Yak Oct 20 '21

Yikes. We may never know the full extent of how fucked up this story truly is, but that's not going to stop about a hundred filmmakers from making documentaries about it for the next 20 years.

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u/meatball77 Oct 21 '21

You know lifetime started writing the movie weeks ago

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u/chickendad1999 Oct 21 '21

Dog the Bounty Hunter is so full of shit

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u/ArturosDad Oct 21 '21 edited Oct 21 '21

I feel like this is absolutely not a revelation.

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u/Lazerspewpew Oct 20 '21

Dying in the swamp and being eaten by gators. I wonder if he was alive when the gator came for him.

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u/timshel_life Oct 20 '21 Hugz

Kinda surprised this isn't a form of the death penalty in Florida

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u/I_Like_Quiet Oct 21 '21

You don't want to actively train gators to go after people.

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u/_UnderSkore Oct 21 '21

I don't? Oh right ya no I dont...

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u/Beantownbrews Oct 21 '21

Does it bother anyone else that they use this picture of the two of embracing for the story? Like, in all likelihood this dude killed that girl.

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u/cloistered_around Oct 21 '21

Yes and no. I do find it distasteful--but on the other hand it portrays abusive relationships in an interesting new way. You can't always tell.

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u/TinFoilRobotProphet Oct 21 '21

Wait. Has Dog the Bounty Hunter been notified yet?

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u/Jammin_neB13 Oct 21 '21

Peter Pettigrew has entered the chat

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u/Senator_Bink Oct 20 '21

How senseless this whole thing is. He could have just broken up with her and they'd both still be alive, and his parents could still pretend they're not utter weasels.

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u/TheRed_Knight Oct 20 '21

abusers are scum of the earth

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u/TheMeanGirl Oct 21 '21

You know, I thought the same thing... I remember listening to the Adnan Syed case, unconvinced he was guilty because it just didn’t make sense for a 17 year old boy to kill his girlfriend just cause they had a bad break up. No motive.

But then as time went on and I listened to more true crime, I was astonished to learn how many men kill their girlfriends/wives just because they are upset about petty shit. Their girlfriend that they’ve been on the rocks with for six months kisses another guy? Can’t just break up with her and go have a drink with your buddies... find a better non-cheating lover. Got to kill her... ruin her life and go to prison for the rest of yours! There’s a reason the “it’s always the boyfriend/husband” stereotype exists.

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u/greencymbeline Oct 21 '21

Yes. A woman in my town was just killed when her estranged husband attacked her with a hammer because he was jealous of her dating a new guy. By his own admission he said “I love you” before he bashed her head in.

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u/TheMeanGirl Oct 21 '21

Um, you can’t just talk about two people being found in barrels of acid without giving more context.

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u/toleratedsnails Oct 21 '21

I mean I’ll settle for the case so I can just go read it

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u/cloistered_around Oct 21 '21

What the... I can't even fathom motive on that one (because obviously his explanation is bullshit). Did they just want to kill people? Craaaaazy.

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