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Who doesn't like a good mystery now and then? Starting here, you can revisit the case of a man who's gone missing from Fremont County. His disappearance was officially reported six years ago yesterday, by a friend in New York state. His spouse has said he left on June 20, 2004. Or was it June 21?

That's just one of many discrepancies in a story that Fremont County authorities have looked at with skepticism.

I've reported on this disappearance off and on since 2005, after two private investigators, both retired from law enforcement, told me about it. They had been hired by the missing man's father and couldn't believe Fremont officials couldn't see what they believed was obvious.

They're still not seeing it, apparently. They've made no arrests.

But now there's a new figure in the mix. The younger generation probably won't know him, but people alive during the Vietnam War might. He's a war hero who accused military leaders of war crimes, a best-selling author who has sued CBS and won.

He's laid low for years. A publishing company actually entered "in memoriam" on the title page of one of his books a few years ago when it was reprinted as part of a "commander's series." His simple response: "I'm still alive."

It's a fact authorities in Cañon City are learning first-hand now.

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