"Mostly Harmless" was an alias of a man found deceased in Florida in 2018. He also used the names "Denim" and "Ben Bilemy."


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 "Denim" and "Mostly Harmless". The name "Mostly Harmless" might be a reference to a character in Douglas Adams' Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy.

Recent developments

In July 2020, it was announced that the Collier County Sheriff's Office was working with Othram, Inc. to identify the decedent through forensic genealogy.


  • Dark brown hair with some gray.
  • Blue eyes.
  • Brown/gray beard.
  • Possible indistinct fine linear scar across the abdomen. Very faint.
  • He had perfect teeth.


  • Beige Shirt.
  • Neon green shorts with gray accents.
  • Gray Russell "Performance" underwear (Size M).
  • Columbia baseball hat, possibly gray and white (very dirty).


  • Yellow two-man tent (Manufacturer: Brooks-Range Mountaineering, Model: Foray).
  • Yellow sleeping bag.
  • Two hiking poles, black and copper (Brand "Outdoor Products").
  • One yellow and gray Isobutane 110 G fuel cartridge.
  • Bluegreen Nalgene water bottle.
  • $3,600 found in the tent.




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