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About identifinders

Rocket Scientist turned world class Forensic Genealogist.

Benjaman Kyle – Indianapolis Birth Announcements, 30 Aug 1948


In 1948, the Indy Star and the Indy Commercial newspapers published birth announcements obtained from either the county or from local hospitals.  The two papers published identical lists, although sometimes not on the same day, as the Commercial was not … Continue reading

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Benjaman Kyle – Close Calls, Conclusion?


All anyone knew about him was that he was born Robert Lee King in March 1949. To find Jennie King’s remaining son was going to be tough with so little information to go on. Benjaman Kyle claims his birthdate is … Continue reading

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Benjaman Kyle – Close Calls, Part III


From 1938 through 1953, Jennie Lee King gave birth to four boys, putting the older three up for adoption or in foster homes.  She was born Barnett Rudio in Louisville, KY on December 20, 1918 the daughter of Wallace Rudio … Continue reading

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Benjaman Kyle – Close Calls, Part II


Since I have been involved in trying to identify the amnesiac Benjaman Kyle, I’ve seen many leads come in, ranging from the casual to the very serious. Many people have contacted me that they are related to Powells or Davidsons (or both).  Many … Continue reading

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Benjaman Kyle – Close Calls, Part I


Hi Colleen:   I read the article about you in the June 2010 issue of More Magazine, and am curious about one thing. Are you the same person who competed on Wheel of Fortune in 1991? If so, I was … Continue reading

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Benjaman’s 23 and Me Matches


Benjaman Kyle is the adopted name of an amnesiac who was found near Savannah, GA in August 2004.  (See his Wikipedia page for more details.)  Since recovering from a severe beating that left him unconscious, he cannot remember who he … Continue reading

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July 2010      Consultant, Elmer Crawford Murder Case, Melbourne, Victoria                               Police Department -    Assisted Melbourne law enforcement in locating a mitochondrial DNA reference in … Continue reading

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