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Body found near motorcycle belonging to missing New York man who disappeared in Mexico
NY Daily News ^ | 7/12/14 | JOSEPH STEPANSKY

Posted on 07/12/2014 4:19:44 PM PDT by jimbo123

Authorities have discovered a body alongside the motorcycle of a Westchester day trader who disappeared in Mexico in January while traveling across Latin America, according to published reports.

The ominous find of 32-year-old Harry Devert's green Kawasaki bike next to the remains wrapped in a black plastic bag was made on a dirt road leading to La Majahua beach in the township of Union Isidoro Montes de Oca, Mexican officials said Friday.

The abandoned bike's vehicle-identification number matched that of Devert's, his mother, Ann Devert, told the Daily Mail on Friday. Ten packages of what appeared to be marijuana and cocaine were found near the motorcycle and body, according to a statement from the Guerrero office of public security.

Devert disappeared Jan. 25, while 44 days into a trans-Latin American motorcycle trip in which the former day trader planned to ride in Central and South America.

(Excerpt) Read more at nydailynews.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: mexico

1 posted on 07/12/2014 4:19:44 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

It could have been motorcycle found near body? WTF!


2 posted on 07/12/2014 4:21:29 PM PDT by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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To: jimbo123
A gringo traveling alone through the wilds of Mexico. What could go wrong?
3 posted on 07/12/2014 4:21:46 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: jimbo123

if i were to don the tinfoil...

sounds like he was a CIA operative that got killed while trying to organize 0bama’s ‘humanitarian border crisis’


4 posted on 07/12/2014 4:24:06 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: jimbo123

I ride about 15k miles a year but I rarely ride alone. Not that this man would still be alive had someone been with him but could have increased his chances.


5 posted on 07/12/2014 4:27:33 PM PDT by South40 (Hillary Clinton was a "great secretary of state". - Texas Governor Rick Perry)
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To: jimbo123
You can't cure stupid but it can surely die a premature death.

Even if by some miracle he made it all the way through Mexico, what are the odds he would have survived the rest of the trip?...


6 posted on 07/12/2014 4:32:08 PM PDT by Gritty (Obama's governing as president of a Latin American republic, where only the president matters-MSteyn)
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To: jimbo123

“Ten packages of what appeared to be marijuana and cocaine were found near the motorcycle and body”? That’s just bizarre.

If the guy was a drug-runner (and I’m not saying he was), you’d think whoever killed him would have taken the stuff.

If he wasn’t a drug-runner, then one questions why that stuff would be there, or even if it really was there (I’m not taking the word of something called the “office of public security” without a grain of salt).


7 posted on 07/12/2014 4:33:55 PM PDT by DemforBush (Whoever double-crosses me and leaves me alive, he understands nothing about Tuco.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

My thoughts exactly!


8 posted on 07/12/2014 4:34:11 PM PDT by berdie
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To: DemforBush

That is weird. I doubt the guy was running drugs. He might have stumbled across something. And as a “sign”, the drug guys kill him and leave a bunch of drugs around as a warning. Also perhaps a show of “we are so powerful and rich - we can leave a bunch of drugs behind.”


9 posted on 07/12/2014 4:38:31 PM PDT by 21twelve (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2185147/posts 2013 is 1933 REBORN)
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To: 21twelve

yeah. same thoughts.


10 posted on 07/12/2014 4:44:07 PM PDT by Theoria (I should never have surrendered. I should have fought until I was the last man alive)
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To: jimbo123
Thanks, Mexico:


11 posted on 07/12/2014 4:47:40 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: Gritty

Well, I see two trash size plastic bags in the picture.
Neither look big enough to be holding an intact human...


12 posted on 07/12/2014 4:48:11 PM PDT by sockmonkey (Of course I didn't read the article. After all, this is Free Republic.)
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To: Theoria

My sister went to one of those famous beaches in Mexico for a vacation. She said it was strange to be out there with the cops/military and their M-16s on patrol. (No thanks!)


13 posted on 07/12/2014 4:51:19 PM PDT by 21twelve (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2185147/posts 2013 is 1933 REBORN)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Same thing happened to Ambrose Bierce in 1913 when he joined Pancho Villa and wrote about the battles before disappearing. He was never found.


14 posted on 07/12/2014 4:53:53 PM PDT by Portcall24
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To: jimbo123

About 30 years ago, I’d just turned 21, we took a trip all the way down Mexico’s East Coast to Yucatan and back in a small RV, camping at the various camp sites along the way.

Except for the initial few miles in Matamoros, right across the border from Brownsville, it was a wonderful, almost idyllic trip.

Beautiful countryside, nice friendly helpful people.


15 posted on 07/12/2014 4:54:12 PM PDT by ifinnegan
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To: Portcall24

I read that half a dozen journalists disappeared trying to get the scoop on the Khmer Rouge; they expected the Hanoi Jane treatment, and truly underestimated the evil of much more serious communists than the Viet Cong.


16 posted on 07/12/2014 5:52:42 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: South40
Not that this man would still be alive had someone been with him but could have increased his chances.

I hope he had his helmet on.

17 posted on 07/12/2014 5:54:06 PM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: gaijin

Sorry to say this about a dead man, but...

That’s the face of a beaming idiot.

If he had even a tiny clue about what Central and South America are really like, he would have never set foot across the Mexican border. Or tires.


18 posted on 07/12/2014 6:02:44 PM PDT by Regulator
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To: 21twelve

A friend of mine moved to Mexico. She wanted me to come down and told me one day “It’s really safe, there are guards every where”.

Sorry but I am not convinced.


19 posted on 07/12/2014 6:03:20 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: Portcall24

I read a science fiction story about this years ago. He goes to Mexico, falls in with some natives, gets cured of his ills, gets fat, gets killed and eaten by his hosts.


20 posted on 07/12/2014 6:10:27 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need more than seven rounds, Much more.)
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To: Ditter

Same situation here


21 posted on 07/12/2014 6:11:58 PM PDT by Irish Eyes
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To: Ditter

My son came to me a couple of years ago and said he was going to go with some friends to Mexico and then travel to Brazil for the World Cup - I gave him a hug - he asked what I did that for I said “Well there’s a good chance you won’t come back so I though I would get as many hugs in as I can”. - He didn’t end up going - one of his friends did but it was a corporate trip paid by his boss - my boy couldn’t afford that!


22 posted on 07/12/2014 6:14:12 PM PDT by melsec (Once a Jolly Swagman camped by a Billabong.)
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To: kearnyirish2

***trying to get the scoop on the Khmer Rouge***

I believe one of these was Sean Flynn, son of Errol Flynn.


23 posted on 07/12/2014 6:15:46 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need more than seven rounds, Much more.)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

I didn’t know that; I don’t believe remains of any of them were ever found. The whole “Killing Fields” thing was very creepy; I’d highly recommend the book (a short read) for anyone interested in the “Year Zero” experiment in Kampuchea from 1975 to 1979.


24 posted on 07/12/2014 6:18:42 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: melsec

We have taken many trips to Mexico, most Texans have but after a couple of scary incidents we said never again.


25 posted on 07/12/2014 6:20:59 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: Ditter
A friend of mine moved to Mexico. She wanted me to come down and told me one day “It’s really safe, there are guards every where”.
Sorry but I am not convinced.

Your intuition is working well; trust it.
Between 1993 and 2000 I would go to Cabo San Lucas once or twice a year.
In 2000 I chose never to go back.

What persuaded me?
I am fluent in Spanish, but don't "look it" and my English has no hint of any foreign origin.
And everywhere I went, I heard stuff hostile to Americans, getting worse each year.
Plus, the few local professional friends we made kept telling us about murders, rapes and abductions of Americans never reported in the local "tourist" press.

No Thank you.

26 posted on 07/12/2014 6:21:03 PM PDT by publius911 ( Politicians come and go... but the (union) bureaucracy lives and grows forever.)
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To: Ditter
We have taken many trips to Mexico, most Texans have but after a couple of scary incidents we said never again.

We bought a '95 Toyota 4Runner in BElize from a Belizean who for years has been making trips to California to buy clean older cars and then return to Belize to sell them there.

He told us that he no long will make these trips - too dangerous now.

Driving over to Chetumal or up to Cancun is no problem, though.

27 posted on 07/12/2014 6:28:51 PM PDT by BwanaNdege ( "For those who have fought for it, Life bears a savor the protected will never know")
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To: gaijin

28 posted on 07/12/2014 6:31:50 PM PDT by Third Person
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To: Ditter

Always happens. Give it enough time and you eventually see the savage reality of Mexico.


29 posted on 07/12/2014 6:56:07 PM PDT by Trod Upon (Every penny given to film and TV media companies goes right into enemy coffers. Starve them out!)
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To: Trod Upon

Thanks to our treasonous pols that serve only themselves, lobbyists, or big business they are bringing the Mexican culture etc, to the USA whether we citizens want it or not.


30 posted on 07/12/2014 7:01:25 PM PDT by apoliticalone (Global corporatism is the threat to freedom and rights. They want your sovereignty and politicians.)
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To: apoliticalone

***they are bringing the Mexican culture etc, to the USA whether we citizens want it or not.***

Back in 1968, just after the 1968 Gun Control act was passed, it was pointed out to a newspaper editor that more people were murdered with KNIVES in Mexico than guns in the USA.

The editor poo-pooed the report with a ...”That is because Mexico has a cult of “Macho” which we do not have here.”

Well, it’s here!


31 posted on 07/12/2014 7:08:59 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need more than seven rounds, Much more.)
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To: Portcall24
Ambrose Bierce

Author of "The Devil's Dictionary", very funny stuff. Mr. Bierce had a wicked wit.

Regards,
GtG

32 posted on 07/12/2014 10:06:50 PM PDT by Gandalf_The_Gray (I live in my own little world, I like it 'cuz they know me here.)
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To: Ditter

Now he wants to got to Russia for the next World Cup - goodness gracious - Oh well that is his girlfriend’s dilemma now!


33 posted on 07/12/2014 10:36:18 PM PDT by melsec (Once a Jolly Swagman camped by a Billabong.)
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To: sockmonkey

Mexican authorities have found remains they believe to be Devert’s in two plastic bags with a motorcycle in La Union, in the state of Guerrero, according to news reports in Mexico and a blog that covers the cartel drug war in that country.


34 posted on 07/12/2014 10:49:37 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: jimbo123

A 1999 graduate of Pelham High School, Devert disappeared while traveling through Mexico by motorcycle, planning to make it to Brazil for the World Cup. The 32-year-old’s last texts to his girlfriend said he had just been escorted “out of some area it was too dangerous for me to be” and that he was waiting for a second escort.

He was in an area southwest of Mexico City known for clashes between local vigilante groups and the cartels.


35 posted on 07/12/2014 10:50:28 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: DemforBush
If the guy was a drug-runner (and I’m not saying he was), you’d think whoever killed him would have taken the stuff.

And if he were a government agent doing secret squirrel type things, it might also have been left alone or even planted to "leave a message".

Not nearly enough info to make a good guess up, but the stories are fun anyway.

36 posted on 07/13/2014 3:32:55 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: Gandalf_The_Gray; Ruy Dias de Bivar; kearnyirish2

He also wrote, “Incident At Owl Creek” which was one of the few stories ever written about a military combatant killing a fellow team member to put him out of misery after being wounded with no hope of survival. A subject that is taboo among military. This story may have been based upon personal experience as he was a Union Major in the Civil War that saw substantial action.


37 posted on 07/13/2014 4:38:55 AM PDT by Portcall24
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To: Portcall24

Great story; good ending...


38 posted on 07/13/2014 4:42:17 AM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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