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The Curious Case of an Unidentified Hiker Found in Big Cypress Preserve

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Kelly Farirbanks
Collier County Sheriff's Office
Mostly Harmless holds a sticker for the Florida Trail. Trail Angel Kelly Fairbanks snapped this photo around Crestview, Florida in January 2018.

It's been two years since the Collier County Sheriff’s Office found the body of a hiker in Big Cypress preserve. Despite dozens of people recognizing the hiker from the Appalachian Trail, investigators have not been able to identify him beyond the trail name “Mostly Harmless.”

In an effort to try and identify him, CCSO released a podcast Sworn Statement last year that brought the case national attention.

The host of the podcast, media relations specialist Kristine Gill will join us to discuss the curious details of this case and share the latest updates.

Andrea Perdomo is a reporter for WGCU News. She started her career in public radio as an intern for the Miami-based NPR station, WLRN. Andrea graduated from Florida International University, where she was a contributing writer for the student-run newspaper, The Panther Press, and was also a member of the university's Society of Professional Journalists chapter.