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Date: 2008-05-27 18:21
Subject: Feeling mixed up
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Location:Home and on my corner of the couch
I've been home from work for about 15 minutes and sat down to go through today's email. One of the messages was from someone who works for Channel 13 Action News in Las Vegas (KTNV-TV) asking me to call the station in regards to my missing step-brother. I went to the station's web page to see if the message was legitimate and discovered that one of today's lead stories is "Bones Found Linked To 39 Year Old Man." I called the station, but the person who sent me email has already left for the day. I next called my step-sister to see if she's heard anything, and learned from her husband that about a week ago Chad's driver's license was found in the desert near some sun-bleached bones. Chad's dental records have been compared with the partial jawbone recovered from the desert and it's now confirmed, the bones belong to my step-brother.

To quote from the article:

Bones, believed to be human remains, were found in the desert on May 20 near Lake Mead Blvd., near Sunrise Mountain.

The Coroner's office now says the bones belong to Chad Robert Lightle, a 39 year old man.

He was originally from Rochester, MI.

Lightle was reported missing in 2001.

The cause of his death has not been determined at this time.

(Source: http://www.ktnv.com/global/story.asp?s=8384344)

Chad was missing for a long time and I thought there was good possibility he was murdered or committed suicide. Nevertheless, learning that he really is gone is a shock. I guess I'd never really given up hope that he was alive and well, and that he would rejoin the family some day.
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User: lorelei633
Date: 2008-05-27 23:24 (UTC)
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Oh my God, I had no idea. I am so sorry for your loss. *hugs you tight* And what a terrible way to find out. :(

I hope that this brings you closure and, eventually, peace. I hope that they can find out what happened to him. I'm just so sorry this happened.
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User: mrs_sweetpeach
Date: 2008-05-28 00:19 (UTC)
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Finding out was a shock, but I always knew it was a possibility. When I found the email tonight my first thought was that it was another hoax -- there are a surprising number of jokers in this world who, apparently, don't have anything better to do than give false leads. Now I have to update Chad's web page and announce that he is no longer missing.
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