On July 23, 2018, hikers stopped on the Florida Trail at a picnic table in Ochopee, Florida. They discovered a yellow tent and the decedent's body inside after yelling out and receiving no response.
There was no identification found on the body or at the campsite. The decedent appeared to be living at the park and did not seem to be in good health. He used the name "Ben Bilemy" at various hostels across Virginia, Georgia and Florida. He also used the names "Demin" and "Mostly Harmless". The name "Mostly Harmless" might be a reference to a character in Douglas Adams' Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy.
- Possible indistinct fine linear scar across the abdomen. Very faint.
- He had perfect teeth.
Clothing and belongings
- Beige Shirt/neon green (w/gray accents) Shorts/Gray Russell "Performance" Underwear size M
- Columbia baseball hat, very dirty possibly gray and white
- Yellow two-man tent – Manufacturer: Brooks-Range Mountaineering, Model: Foray
- Yellow sleeping bag
- Two hiking poles, black and copper color. Brand "Outdoor Products"
- One yellow and gray Isobutane 110 G fuel cartridge
- Bluegreen Nalgene water bottle
- $3,600 found in the tent
- He may have worked in the tech industry.