The case of a lacking man in Camdenton, Missouri that is been unsolved since December 2013 is lastly seeing some solutions — and authorities have a YouTuber to thank.
Practically a decade after 59-year-old Donald Erwin’s disappearance, YouTuber and videographer James Hinkle helped authorities find human stays on Sunday in a personal pond, in keeping with a news release from the Camden County Sheriff’s Workplace.
Hinkle runs the YouTube channel Echo Divers and oversees a scuba diving search and rescue workforce.
“Once I discovered that Donnie was a veteran and lived an hour and a half from my house in Clinton, Missouri, I knew I might assist with the search,” Hinkle instructed CNN by way of Fb.
Erwin was final seen at roughly 9:30 a.m. on December 29, 2013, driving a silver 2002 Hyundai Elantra, in keeping with a missing person’s report.
Hinkle pinpointed a automobile beneath the pond’s floor together with his drone and alerted the property’s homeowners, per the Sheriff’s Workplace.
On December 16, detectives confirmed the automotive was Erwin’s Hyundai Elantra. One other search with cadaver canines within the space on December 24 led investigators to human stays and “a synthetic hip in step with the one Mr. Erwin had.”
Though authorities “are assured” the stays and hip are Erwin’s, a forensic pathologist nonetheless has to research the findings to verify.