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Harry Deverts Remains Found

Chivis
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Ann Devert emails me    in the subject "It's Finished"

SHe writes they found two black plastic bags next to a Kawasaki (green) motorbike.  in the bags were remains.

DNA is being done but there is little doubt.

Ann Devert is an exceptional woman.  One that I am proud to call my friend.

I have often said, she is the mother I hope I am.

If you would like to send a message to her, please comments here and I promise I will make sure she gets them all.

"Thank you, Chivis, for being courageous in the face of horror and
evil and for being my friend."

May you and your family love your lives and love each other always
and may you stay safe.

Ann


PS...Harry's blog is an incredible read.  He lived as though he subconsciously was aware he had to hurry with life and pack in all humanly possible in 34 years.  
 
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Siskiyou_Kid
What an awful end. I hope Ann can find some kind of peace.

Are Los Viagras or someone in that area the likely killers?
Those that say, don't know. Those that know, don't say.
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choco
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Wow... tragic news, but I'm sure not unexpected for her at this point.

Her diligence and perseverance has paid off.

My message to Ann...

Dear Ann, I have been with you in spirit as you have not given up in your search for finding out what happened to your son and only child.  I really can not imagine the pain you have endured, but I greatly admire you and your strength in doing everything you could to find him.  Now may you begin to heal from this tragedy.

An expat in Mexico.
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Chivis, do you have any information on where he was found?
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Chivis
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I don't think so.

she said it was in Lagunillas  and there is a town by that name in Mich but not in the path he was going.
there is Lagunillas in gro right next to Zihuatanejo which was his destination and where Ann has been searching on the ground.
 
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choco
Just read the facebook page.  Saw the banner in Zihua so it does seem that she/they were focused on that area.

The most recent posts say they were waiting to talk to the "military escorts" who supposedly accompanied Harry, which he mentioned in his last texts.

She said the escorts came from GTO, so it sounds as if they had narrowed down the people... but then it got mired in red tape and everything had to be done thru official written correspondence.

I wonder if something leaked from that group, or if someone near Zihua called Cruz Roja and reported where he was found.

We will probably never know exactly what happened.  It's hard to understand why they would kill him but make no attempt to obtain money... but then, you read about teenagers in Coahuila, Tamaulipas... all over kidnapping people, and then inexplicably killing them. Maybe that's what happened.
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Chivis
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The reason she was focused there was there was "sightings"  which of course were not true.

I realize finding his remains to take home is probably good, but looks at the foto, my God, her imagination must be pure horror, he was dismembered.

I almost think not finding them would be better.
 
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choco
What photo?
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Chivis
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sorry...I wrote a post on mainboard

 
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ElEscocés
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Love and prayers to Harry's family.

At least there's no more pain in his life.
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Theres a lot of mud on that bike.Any suspects?Guess its still too early.
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Chivis
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It is CJNG territory.
the mud was most likely because the bike was partially buried, so to the bags of Harry's remains.  the bags visible in the foto are concealing the trash bags of the remains.  they were muddy also
 
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choco
Discovered on a routine patrol? Hmmmmmm
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choco
And can I just add.... Fucking bastards.
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635787at
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Poor Harry of course he was of more importance then any other innocent Mexican by stander because US national.
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Chivis
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oh the mouth of the self righteous.

We spend 99% if our time writing about the ills of Mexico and Mexicans.  less than 1% about americans.

SO blowhard, is the kidnapping, dismemberment of an American any less important?

Shame on you
 
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ElEscocés
Thanks for replying to that dude Chivis.

Much more...eloquent and less...aggressive than I would've.
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Mexico-Watcher
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635787at wrote
Poor Harry of course he was of more importance then any other innocent Mexican by stander because US national.
   
Harry provides an autobiographic sketch of his life's adventures throughout the world.  After all he experienced, he died in Mexico..... something to think about , amigo.

 Please read what he wrote about himself a full year before he was murdered then get back to us with your thoughts.

 [ I've taken liberties to insert paragraph breaks in Harry's autobiography for readability.... I "know" Harry would approve. Mexico-Watcher]  

 ======= www.anewyorkertravels.com

In Harry's own words 16 June, 2013:

Harry@anewyorkertravels.com

I’m the owner of a big smile and a broad taste for adventure.

I haven’t always (or barely ever) walked the beaten path, and I try and live by my ever-evolving set of rules and values as well as I know how. I try to be a good human being. I am a life observer, a world traveler and a resident, light and dark, good and bad, a thinker, an admirer and a critic, a lover and a fighter.

I’m passionate about life and I LOVE living. I’m not sure what the purpose of this life is, but I love to talk and debate about it endlessly.

I’m drawn to people with a sense of wonder and an open mind. Nothing is more important to me than my family and my friends who range from 8 weeks to 80+ years. I value all the people that have come, gone and lingered through my lifetime thus far….they are a huge representation of who I am and what I stand for.

I’ve moved to a new country/city after a five minute conversation with a stranger in a bar. I’m not sure if it makes me impulsive or insightful or not but I always try and go with my gut. I have, so far, managed to not take this crazy planet or my place on it too seriously, and while I doubt I’ll change in that regard, I’m always open to the possibility.

I’m a nature lover, an adventure lover, a music lover, a book lover, a sports lover, an arts lover, an animal lover, and above all a human lover. I am still exploring who I am. A simple guy, friendly, open minded, sarcastic, a gypsy at heart. Occasionally I surprise myself…and I like it that way.

I’m told I smile when I sleep and have a hard time not smiling constantly while I’m awake. I laugh easily and loudly. You probably won’t want to sit anywhere near me in a comedy club or a funny movie. As for me, I hope you do.  I’m not a guy who thinks he has the answers.  I’m a guy with questions. A guy who loves monkeys, waterfalls and mangoes. I know I’m lucky because I’ve had the chance to see, touch, taste, smell, hear and experience so many of the world’s wonders.

There is so much good and so much to love in this world I sometimes can’t understand how people find time to hate things or even find enough things to be upset about. I believe life is short and that we need to make the most of it, and while many people say this, I truly try and live my life accordingly.

I will forever be grateful to my parents for giving me deep roots and soaring wings. They nurtured my take on the world and let me choose my path.  

I walk that path with my eyes and my heart open.
Beauty moves me….in nature, an idea, art, literature, architecture, music and especially female. I love photography.

Each moment in time is miraculous.

 Striving to capture the perfection of a certain moment in a photograph speaks to me. Knowing that I have the power to let people linger on amazing moments by simply clicking a button feels incredible.

I see people. I hear them.  Everyone has something interesting to say. It’s up to me to find out what that is.

I believe we are constantly changing. Life, experience, and time change us whether we like it or not in varying degrees. I love it. I’m glad I’m not who I was last year and I’m glad I won’t be the same person in the year that follows. I don’t think life is easy. I think life is beautiful. I think knowledge is oxygen. I think human relationships are key.

I’ve run with the bulls, and broken 3 ribs because of it in Pamplona. I’ve spent time in a small jail in Paraguay, swum in the highest waterfall in the world and almost died swimming in a hurricane. I’ve climbed the highest tepui mountain in the world and almost got stuck at the top of a mountain in Brasil until I made a rope out of vines and got myself down.

I’ve sipped champagne on lazy afternoons with billionaires and sipped dirty water on equally lazy afternoons with the homeless. I’ve showered with a bucket and a bowl while spending a week with a family who’ve never had running water in Colombia, gone months without hot water and showered in the endlessly running waters of countless waterfalls around the world.

I’ve slept on a beach in Rio, a bench in Barcelona, a street in India, a cave in Vietnam, a hammock in Laos, a floor in Venezuela, a board with 3 other people in Colombia and I’ve stayed in some of the world’s best hotels. I even slept in a castle once.

I’ve run 3 miles to try and save a bird’s life and I’ve sat and watched as someone was hacked to death with a machete only a few meters away from me. I choose my battles. I’ve been in the largest food fight in the world in Spain and eaten some of the world’s best in France.

I’ve been chased with a gun in Colombia, chipped my tooth on a gun that was shoved in my mouth in Venezuela and shot everything from a bazooka to a machine gun, an M16 to a Colt 45.

I’ve traveled in steerage class on a 30 hour long train ride in India, frozen to death on an 18 hour bus ride in Colombia, got kicked off a bus for refusing to stop surfing on the roof in Nepal, flown in a private jet in America and flown a small 4 seat plane myself in France.

I’ve tried to break into Pablo Escobar’s old compound in Colombia, danced with a pirate on a beach in Peru and chased locals around a beach in Mexico on horseback.

I’ve taken a rowboat to a deserted island and fished for my food for a few days in the Philippines, ran out of food after a few days while exploring the jungle in Vietnam in search of the world’s largest cave and cut my toe almost completely off while jumping from the backs of moving jeeps in Thailand and managed to sew it back on with the help of a bottle of whiskey and a sock to bite down on.

 I’ve seen a baby being born and know there is some pain I will never understand.

I’ve seen the sunrise over Angkor Wat, set over the Himalayas in Nepal and I’ve seen the Aurora Borealis in Iceland. I’ve hiked 20km barefoot in the rice paddies of Banaue and Batad, worked in rice fields for food and shelter when I spent all my remaining money celebrating the NY Giants Superbowl victory in a small town in the Philippines and worked at a coffee farm in the hills of Minca.

I’ve trained Muay Thai in Thailand, worked at Mother Teresa’s in Kolkata, free dove a crystal clear cave no one has ever been to the bottom of and caught malaria working at a school in the jungles of north east India.

I’ve taken a nap with a tiger, slept at the house of an amazing H’mong family on the Vietnam/China border, climbed the highest mountain in Indochina and almost got killed being chased by a wild elephant I was following in the jungle.

I’ve lived on a Caribbean island for three months, been to what I’m convinced is the most beautiful island in the world in the Philippines, and the best party island in the world in Spain.

I’ve raved in a cave in Ibiza, practically called the Ritz Carlton in Miami Beach my home, spent days on end sipping cervejas and caipirinhas at Posto 9 in Rio, watched too many sunrises to count while coming home from nights out in Barcelona and started just about every night out for a month with a bottle of wine a bottle of gin and a good friend in Paris.

I’ve drunk some of best beer in the world in Belgium and chugged some of the best at Oktoberfest in Munich. I’ve eaten some of the best steak in the world in Argentina, gotten sick off gelato in Italy and taken advice from a group of swans I thought could talk in Amsterdam.

I’ve charmed a snake and spent 10 days meditating 10 hours a day in an Indian ashram. I’ve trekked the Himalayas and found a love for swimming with and washing elephants in Nepal.

I’ve tried to track a tiger in a jungle and spent an afternoon watching a rhinoceros take a bath.

I’ve debated philosophy with scholars and with people who were illiterate and gained insight from them all.

I’ve been in some of the poorest and some of the most dangerous parts of the world and to many of the finest, and I still can’t tell which I liked more.

I think that life is a pilgrimage. My life is something like a small boat in the middle of an ocean driven by the weather and the tide.

 All I carry is faith. I dream, I search, I love, I live.
 
- See more at: http://www.anewyorkertravels.com/my-story/#sthash.B09AKIm4.dpuf

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I wish I had known Harry.... Now he sleeps with a beautiful tiger.

Mexico-Watcher

P.S. #1 What a great book and or movie this man's story would make!  I hope his parents , friends, loved ones could possibly get together  and work on the possibilities.  Many of the people Harry met in his worldwide adventures would be heartbroken at how Harry ended up dead.  This man's life has much to teach us about love, life, etc.

P.S. #2 Chivis, you did the right thing to help Harry's mom and family.  IMO, God guided your decision.  Now you have "another" friend in Harry's mom.
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choco
Thx for posting that M-W.

What a fitting tribute for the man.

And 635....    No mother's grief is more or less important than another mother's grief, and the murder of one child is no more or less important than the murder of another. It is all really beyond my comprehension.

Ann is not responsible for the 100,000+ murders in Mexico. They were all someone's children.

She loves the people of Mexico and grieves for the horrors.  Her search for her son in no way discounts the other parents' searches in Mexico.
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Chivis
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this was the first thing I read on his blog, months ago when his mother told me of it.  It compelled me to work and dig harder than I have ever done in the past.  I wanted answers for dear Ann.

I was so impressed by Harry's philosophy of life.  as I said, of course he didn't know, but he lived life as though he did.

This was to be his last summer trips of adventure.  He told Ann he would finish his book, and settle down somewhat.  He had a serious GF, she was the last to speak to him on Jan 25th 2014.

After things settle down, I will encourage Ann to use Harry's material and write the book.  Maybe she will consider it.

I chose to post something different.  It was between the post Mex-Watch posted or one Ann chose to post, so if you want to read that, it is now on the second page.  I chose it because it is written from his Barcelona friend, about his travels with Harry.  It is awesome.

I am happy we have both writings up.
 
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