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Q: San Diego Scientist Death ( No Answer,   2 Comments )
Subject: San Diego Scientist Death
Category: Relationships and Society > Government
Asked by: bobhuff-ga
List Price: $75.00
Posted: 21 Oct 2005 11:57 PDT
Expires: 20 Nov 2005 10:57 PST
Question ID: 583152

I'm trying to identify the name of a scientist who died in the Amazon
in 2003 or 2004. He died from an disease contracted there.

He was from San Diego and attended University of Michigan. Mid to late 40's.

Request for Question Clarification by pafalafa-ga on 22 Oct 2005 15:55 PDT

I must say, I've done a pretty thorough search of obituaries from
newspapers in both California and Michigan (as well as national
search) and nothing is turning up that seems to fit.

Can you give us some more context?  What makes you think such a death
occured?  How sure are you of the timing and details?  And if you
don't mind my asking, why are you interested in this?

Any additional details you can provide might be the key to tracking this down.


Clarification of Question by bobhuff-ga on 22 Oct 2005 17:12 PDT

I was informed of his death by a friend.

As his death occurred in Peru or Brazil, perhaps it was not recorded
through normal channels. Are foreign US consulates informed of US
deaths in-country?

Individual was involved in some events prior to and post 9/11.

If I told you any more...:-)

Very Best,
There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: San Diego Scientist Death
From: pinkfreud-ga on 21 Oct 2005 12:02 PDT
Someone asked a very similar question several months ago:

The earlier question was never answered, although several Google
Answers Researchers (myself included) spent quite a bit of time on it.

If you can think of any additional details, no matter how small they
may seem, please post them. Sometimes a tiny clue can lead to success.
Subject: Re: San Diego Scientist Death
From: bobhuff-ga on 21 Oct 2005 12:12 PDT
Yes - that was me.

I think he may have been an employee or associated with the University of Michigan.

Owned a sailboat in San Diego.

Almost certainly a biologist or environmental scientist.

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