Sworn Statement – Dead Hiker ep211


Sworn Statement is a podcast exploring local cases and public safety issues here in Collier County.

The first three episodes will focus on the case of the deceased hiker known as Mostly Harmless.

Hikers found the man’s body in Big Cypress National Preserve in July 2018. Facebook tipsters quickly linked a composite image of the man to photos taken of him during his hike along the Appalachian Trail, beginning in 2017. But detectives have not yet made a positive ID.

Sworn Statement will take a deep dive into the case with first-hand accounts from the 911 caller, hikers who met him on the trail and CCSO’s own investigators.

Future episodes of the podcast will delve into other issues and cases taking place in our community.

Listen to the first three episodes here.



If you have information about who this man might be please contact Collier County Florida Sheriff’s Office


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About the Author
Darren is a 30 year veteran of law enforcement and criminal investigations. He currently serves as an investigator for the Crawford County Missouri coroner’s office. He holds credentials as an instructor for the Missouri Sheriff’s Training Academy, has served as president of the Missouri Medical Examiners and Coroners Association, and is certified and credentialed in numerous fields of investigation. He holds the position of lead instructor and facilitator for the Coroner Talk™ community as he speaks and writes in the area of death investigation and scene management.

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