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Name: Description:

?, Rick
First named on page: xx 

Boyfriend of Stephanie McCann.

Alger, Horatio
First named on page: xx 

Paul Devane was called a "little sip of Horatio Alger".

Arnault, Nancy
First named on page: xx 

With her boyfriend Johnny Gravlin when they found the Colorado Kid dead April 1980 on Hammock Beach.

Bin Laden, Osama
First named on page: xx 

Mentioned in passing.

Blakee, William
First named on page: xx 

Tashmore Methodist Church pastor in 1980, and attended the Tashmore Lake Church Picnic in 1990. He had previously had an affair with Rhoda Parks, but had ended the relationship. Died after drinking the poisoned iced coffee.

Bond, James
First named on page: xx 

Mentioned in passing.

Bowie, Dave
First named on page: xx 

65 year old managing editor for "The Weekly Islander". 35 pounds overweight. Worked for the paper for about 40 years. He helped tell Stephanie McCann the story of the Colorado Kid.

Carvey, Abe
First named on page: xx 

Worked at the Tinnock Funeral Home. Embalmed the body of the Colorado Kid.

Cat Stephens
First named on page: xx 

Singer thought of by Stephanie McCann.

Cathcart, ?
First named on page: xx 

County medical examiner in Tinnock that did the autopsy on the Colorado Kid. Died of a heart attack in 1998 or 1999.

Christie, Agatha
First named on page: xx 

Author mentioned .

Cogan, Arla
First named on page: xx 

Wife of James Cogan and mother of Michael. She rang Dave Bowie in October 1981 after seeing a picture of James in the paper. Chubby redhead with freckles.

Cogan, James (Colorado Kid)
First named on page: xx 

Found dead by Johnny Gravlin & Nancy Arnault on 24 April 1980 on Hammock Beach. He was from Nederland, west of Boulder, Colorado. 42 years old, blond. Worked as a commercial artist for Mountain Outlook Advertising, he went out for a coffee 23 April, 1980 and never returned. Buried in the Tinnock funeral home crypt at Seaview Cemetery before his identity was found.

Cogan, Michael
First named on page: xx 

Son of Arla and James Cogan. 6 months old when his father disappeared.

Devane, Paul
First named on page: xx 

23 year old graduate that worked with Dr Cathcart. Used mainly to fetch useless things, and became disilluisioned with the job. When he left he went back to study to be a lawyer. He noticed the stamp on the bottom of the cigarettes that were on the Colorado Kid, which was eventually used to help track his identity down.

Dunwoodie, Ellen
First named on page: xx 

Woman who's car parkbrake failed and it crashed into a fire hydrant on beach lane. Contacted the paper to tell her story while it was fresh in her mind.

Edwick, ?
First named on page: xx 

5 unnamed children of Gard Edwick.

Edwick, Gard
First named on page: xx 

Ferryman in April 1980 when James Cogan, the Colorado Kid, went across the ferry. He was sacked in 1985 for drinking, and then drove a snowplough. Soon after he crashed the snowplough into a power pole, knocking the lights out for a week in February, and was sacked and left the area.

Edwick, Mrs.
First named on page: xx 

Wife of Gard Edwick.

Ferguson, Ella
First named on page: xx 

One of the only 2 survivors of the Tashmore Lake Church Picnic in 1990, along with Clayton Riggs. She drunk the poisoned iced coffee, but did not die. Interviewed about once a year about the story.

Ford, John
First named on page: xx 

Mentioned in passing.

Gernerd, ?
First named on page: xx 

5 unnamed children of Sam Gernerd.

Gernerd, Mrs.
First named on page: xx 

Wife of Sam Gernerd.

Gernerd, Sam
First named on page: xx 

Owner of the Gernerd farm.

God
First named on page: xx 

Mentioned in passing.

Gosslin, Herbie
First named on page: xx 

Ferryman mentioned.

Gravlin, Johnny
First named on page: xx 

With his girlfriend Nancy Arnault, when they found the Colorado Kid dead April 1980 on Hammock Beach. In 2005 he is the Moose-Lookit Island mayor. Had buck teeth as a child, but had them fixed, and now sports a flashy gold tooth.

Hafner, ?
First named on page: xx 

2 unknown children of Helen Hafner.

Hafner, Helen
First named on page: xx 

Waitress at The Grey Gull. 40 years old and single mother of 3 children. She was given $40 of Hanratty's money as a tip.

Hafner, Jude
First named on page: xx 

Child of Helen Hafner. Fell from a tree a week earlier and broke his arm.

Hafner, Mr.
First named on page: xx 

Ex-Husband of Helen Hafner. He left her.

Hanratty, ?
First named on page: xx 

Feature writer from the Boston Globe. He spoke with Vince Teague and Dave Bowie about mysteries in the area while at lunch, then left after paying $100 for the lunch. $40 of it was put into the pocket of Helen Hafner .

Harrington, Jack
First named on page: xx 

Father of Maisie.

Harrington, Maisie
First named on page: xx 

Lived beside an airstrip on the coast. She was asked about air traffic in April 1980, but said no plane had landed there at all. 

Haverty, ?
First named on page: xx 

Founding partner at Mountain Outlook Advertising. He was retiring in May 1980 and there was a party for him planned.

Holmes, Sherlock
First named on page: xx 

Detective mentioned .

Hood, Robin
First named on page: xx 

Mentioned by Dave Bowie.

Jesus
First named on page: xx 

Mentioned in passing

Jonna Jaye and the Strawhill Boys
First named on page: xx 

Played at the the annual end-of-summer Gernerd Farm's picnic.

Lagasse, Marcy
First named on page: xx 

Ferryman mentioned.

Lansbury, Angela
First named on page: xx 

Actress from "Murder, She Wrote".

Lester, ?
First named on page: xx 

Young boy waiting for a kidney transplant

Little Red Riding Hood
First named on page: xx 

Childrens story character mentioned.

Marple, Jane
First named on page: xx 

Mentioned in passing.

Mary
First named on page: xx 

The Virgin Mary, mentioned.

Mays, Willie
First named on page: xx 

Mentioned in passing.

McCann, Mrs.
First named on page: xx 

Mother of Stephanie McCann.

McCann, Stephanie
First named on page: xx 

22 Year old writer at "The Weekly Islander", she prefers writing her stories onto Yellow Legal pads rather than into a computer. Hired from the university, she is 3 months into a 4 month Internship, and stay on Moose-Lookit Island and is told the story of the Colorado Kid by Vince Teague and Dave Bowie.

Millay, Edna St. Vincent
First named on page: xx 

Poet mentioned by Dave Bowie.

Moody, Jack
First named on page: xx 

Owner of The Grey Gull.

Morrison, ?
First named on page: xx 

Detective that attended the scene after the body of the Colorado Kid was found.

Murray, ?
First named on page: xx 

Worked at the Attorney Generals office and spoken to by Dave Bowie regarding the evidence found on the Colorado Kid's body. He told Dave that it was a Colorado sticker on the base of the cigarettes.

Oakley, Annie
First named on page: xx 

Sharpshooter mentioned .

Olson, Jimmy
First named on page: xx 

Mentioned in passing.

Oscar the Grouch
First named on page: xx 

Mentioned in passing.

O'Shanny, ?
First named on page: xx 

Detective that attended the scene after the body of the Colorado Kid was found.

Parks, Rhoda
First named on page: xx 

At the Tashmore Lake Church Picnic in 1990. She had previously had an affair with the Tashmore Methodist Church pastor William Blakee, and was upset that he had ended the relationship. Died after drinking the poisoned iced coffee.

Pinder, Mrs.
First named on page: xx 

Part-time secretary for "The Weekly Islander".

Poe, Edgar Allan
First named on page: xx 

Poet mentioned .

Queen, Ellery
First named on page: xx 

author mentioned by George Wournos.

Rankin (Or Franklin), George
First named on page: xx 

Artist who worked with James Cogan on the Chevrolet account at Mountain Outlook Advertising. Spoke to James just before he disappeared .

Riggs, Clayton
First named on page: xx 

One of the only 2 survivors of the Tashmore Lake Church Picnic in 1990, along with Ella Ferguson. He drunk the poisoned iced coffee, but did not die. He was paralised down the left side of his body. Interviewed about once a year about the story.

Riponeaux, Teodore
First named on page: xx 

Crewman on "Pritty Lisa" when it washed up on Smack Island in 1927. He was dead, but none of the other 5 crewmembers were ever found.

Robinson, Chris
First named on page: xx 

Moose-Lookit doctor in 1980. Brother of Henry Robinson. He was called by George Wournos when the body of the Colorado Kid was found. Big man.

Robinson, Henry
First named on page: xx 

Brother of Chris Robinson. Once dated Arlette Teague before she married Vince Teague.

Steen, Edina
First named on page: xx 

Wrote a letter of complaint to "The Weekly Islander" about Stephanie McCann's column. Dave Bowie said she was "Quite Mad" and was the Downeast Grammar Queen.

Stewart, Al
First named on page: xx 

Singer thought of by Stephanie McCann.

Stout, Red
First named on page: xx 

Mentioned in passing.

Teague, ?
First named on page: xx 

2 unnamed children of Vince Teague.

Teague, Arlette
First named on page: xx 

Second wife of Vince Teague. Married 6 years after the death of his first wife Joanne.

Teague, Joanne
First named on page: xx 

First wife of Vince Teague. She died.

Teague, Mrs.
First named on page: xx 

Mother of Vince Teague. Mentioned.

Teague, Vincent
First named on page: xx 

90 year old writer for "The Weekly Islander". He started the paper in 1948. Looked 70. He helped tell Stephanie McCann the story of the Colorado Kid, and the research they did to find his true identity. Died 6 months after telling the story.

Watson, Dr.
First named on page: xx 

Helper of Sherlock Holmes.

Wilde, Oscar
First named on page: xx 

Mentioned in passing.

Wournos, George
First named on page: xx 

Moose-Lookit Island constable in 1980. Rung by Nancy Arnault when she and Johnny Gravlin found the body of the Colorado Kid. Owned "Western Auto".

Yeates, ?
First named on page: xx 

Author mentioned.


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