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Old 05-12-2014, 08:35 PM   #406
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It's a long shot...but I'm occasionally going through the Mexican Craigslist (and other Mexican auto- and bike-selling sites) looking for a green (or "custom painted") KLR. I noticed in a photo earlier in the thread that there's a sticker on the right front fork leg. There's also the low front fender. I'm guessing the hard bags have racks. Anyone else have additional photos or info on the KLR?

Like I said, it's a long shot. But that might be all we have at this point.
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Old 05-20-2014, 11:38 AM   #407
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Any news on this? I've been thinking about this rider a lot. So weird that he just went missing without a trace...
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Old 05-21-2014, 11:23 PM   #408
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Could be that Harry was just found among these 35 victims? We will find out soon enough!

Mexico Authority rescued 35 kidnapped victims.
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Old 05-22-2014, 06:08 AM   #409
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Could be that Harry was just found among these 35 victims? We will find out soon enough!

Mexico Authority rescued 35 kidnapped victims.
I hope so........
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Old 05-23-2014, 08:01 PM   #410
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This is hopefull news, at least for the 35 ppl. And still sending prayers out to Harry and his family.
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Old 05-26-2014, 06:52 AM   #411
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Unfortunately it was not so.. here is news from American Embassey to Ann (Harry's mother)

Message from Ann, Harry's Mom

From the American Embassy:
Ann:
We have heard from the PGR(preliminarily/not officially) that the kidnapping victims recovered are believed to be Central Americans who were being smuggled through Mexico to the U.S. No sign of any U.S. citizen involved. The investigation into the remains found is a separate investigation, and we haven't been able to get any details on that yet.

We'll keep you informed as this develops.

*******

I remain increasingly HOPEFUL. The Mexican government is charging forward full speed ahead in their investigations of missing persons and that certainly includes Harry. ,whether he was kidnapped or is wandering with a head injury relying on the kindness of strangers. That boy is a survivor. He doesn't just survive, he THRIVES.
Thank you all for keeping the faith as we go through this together.
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Old 06-17-2014, 05:04 AM   #412
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Any recent news about this?
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Old 06-17-2014, 09:18 PM   #413
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People have been asking me what we’ve learned from the military escort that accompanied Harry the day he disappeared. I had mentioned I expected to have an answer 10 days ago. The news is – no news yet. My most recent conversation with the Ministerio Publico in Zitacuaro who are investigating the escort was Friday when Ivonne Butler and I called together. The lawyer in charge of the Zitacuaro investigation told us his investigation is now part of the formal federal inquiry. This means not a phone call or visit to the battalion responsible for the escort, but written documentation. The appropriate documents have been sent . Once they are filled out and returned to the Ministerio Publico , the lawyer, Licenciado Perez, will let us know what has been learned, at which point I will let you know what we know. It is my understanding the battalion in the area that day is part of a division of the federal army based in Sarabia near Guanajuato in the state of Jalisco. - Ann, Harry's Mom
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A woman who works at Sam's Club, a taxi driver and a combi driver all believe they have seen Harry in Zihuatanejo. Mary V. was notified and got on the job right away and spoke to them all. She contacted Mar S.T. who updated her original flyer. Mary V. had the flyer made into the enormous billboard you see. Marly J.T. posted it on the Harry Devert page and Mar posted it on the HFH page but it was hard to see in the category "recent posts by others". Jackie B. then posted it for all to see. Here is what I hope: I hope the person who has been seen is Harry. If he is Harry, I hope he sticks around long enough for some good person to call Mary V., the Cruz Roja or the local police, all of whom are ready to receive Harry and hold on to him for us. Here's to hope.

What I ask you to do is PLEASE!!! Hold your horses! It is NOT CERTAIN this is Harry! Be guardedly optimistic for now and euphoric if/when Harry is identified and found. Mary V. and Belen M. are once again talking to people, local businesses, street vendors, etc. and distributing flyers for which I thank them. Both Mary and Belen have been a great help in the search for Harry since the middle of March. Note: The last time the person who may be Harry was in and around Zihuatanejo he did not stay long! I myself mistook a couple of people for Harry while I was in Mexico -- until I got close enough to have my hopes dashed. Don't go nuts yet! We are back on the roller coaster and may jerk to a grinding halt -- or we may find Harry. We won't know which until we know.
Ann, Harry's guardedly optimistic Mom


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Old 06-20-2014, 03:38 PM   #414
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Looking for Harry.........

I have done both coasts of Mexico roundtrip 8 times and have been stopped by police, mexican dea, immigrations, customs, federales, and of course the ejercito (army) but they have never , ever offered me a personal escort and I am a solo female rider from the USA. This part is very suspicious.
This story about what appears to be a really great guy is tearing me up. I feel so bad for his mom and his family. I will be leaving in 2 weeks for my 9th adventure through Mexico and on to Panama but for sure Harry will be on my mind and in my thoughts and conversations with the locals. I wish I had psychic abilities. Does anyone here have any further insights or information about this rider?
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Old 06-20-2014, 04:24 PM   #415
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Risk assessment in Mexico is fairly dynamic at the moment with Michoacan, Guerrero, Tamaulipas, Fresnillo and Veracruz/Boca del Rio among the current hot spots. Just rode solo through several of these areas a few weeks ago with no personal troubles but I witnessed some intense activity and was thoroughly questioned/searched at more checkpoints than all five rides last year combined. The army soldiers were not the fun-loving guys of previous years. My buddy in Fresnillo hears gunfire at night with the Gulf-Zeta turf war. Another friend in Boca del Rio is seeing increased activity. Lunched with Aussie RTW'ers yesterday who were recently stopped on MX134 but without incident, fortunately. Sounded like autodefensas.

I have 2-3 more Mexico rides left this year so I'm keeping as current as I can. Please do likewise. It's an ever-changing landscape down there these days.
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Old 06-20-2014, 04:47 PM   #416
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Risk assessment in Mexico is fairly dynamic at the moment with Michoacan, Guerrero, Tamaulipas, Fresnillo and Veracruz/Boca del Rio among the current hot spots. Just rode solo through several of these areas a few weeks ago with no personal troubles but I witnessed some intense activity and was thoroughly questioned/searched at more checkpoints than all five rides last year combined. The army soldiers were not the fun-loving guys of previous years. My buddy in Fresnillo hears gunfire at night with the Gulf-Zeta turf war. Another friend in Boca del Rio is seeing increased activity. Lunched with Aussie RTW'ers yesterday who were recently stopped on MX134 but without incident, fortunately. Sounded like autodefensas.

I have 2-3 more Mexico rides left this year so I'm keeping as current as I can. Please do likewise. It's an ever-changing landscape down there these days.
Risk assessment is the operative term one should always have no matter where they are. I just got word an old friend was shot outside of MX City where a gunman robbed him and his wife. They admitted after the fact that they just became too complacent. They all survived and all is now okay-lesson learned.
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Old 06-20-2014, 06:58 PM   #417
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Lunched with Aussie RTW'ers yesterday who were recently stopped on MX134 but without incident, fortunately. Sounded like autodefensas.
That wasn't Ken and Carrol, was it? I know they're on they're way back across Mexico after a trip to Cuba.
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Old 06-20-2014, 09:54 PM   #418
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Yes. They had a great time in Cuba and on the Stahlratte.

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Old 06-21-2014, 10:44 AM   #419
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Yes. They had a great time in Cuba and on the Stahlratte.

Those two are legendary. I met them down at Dakar Motos in BA about 4 years ago at which point they had already been on the road for several years. While living in Mexico I met some Dutch RTWers living just up the coast from me running a small hostel and restaurant on the beach who also happened to know the Duvals and said they'd coincidentally be swinging through in a few weeks. The Duvals ended up crashing at my house in Manzanillo for a few weeks a month later. Those two have a LOT of cool stories to tell. Great people.
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Old 06-21-2014, 06:53 PM   #420
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Spent some time with them in La Manzanita last year. We discussed Harry and some various risk assessment issues over lunch. They had found themselves riding routes that they likely won't repeat. "Local knowledge" is vital for travelers in Mexico.
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