LIFE

Man Spends 9 Years Following Clues Hidden In Marine’s Lost Camera Before Finally Returning It

by Mauricio Castillo
Mauricio has been writing for 11 years and is deeply into movies, sports and anything funny.

A mystery nine years in the making was finally solved, and it all began with a camera.

Matt Walker and his landscaping team were returning from a job when they spotted a smashed camera on the side of the road back in 2008.

While the camera wasn’t functional, Matt found the memory card and put it into his laptop to see if he could discover its origins.

He found 300 photos, and he kept seeing the same man in nearly all of them.

The man appeared to be a Marine. Every single photo provided another clue. The name on his uniform read “Zellmann.” He attended a Washington Redskins game. He was deployed in Iraq.

The more Matt looked at the photos, the more he knew what he had to do.

“I’ve never been in the military, but by the photos I can feel what they were going through and this is why it makes it important to give it back to him,” he said.

Unfortunately, that proved easier said than done.

“I’ve contacted recruiters, I’ve contacted Marine buddies trying to figure out how to get this back to him but nothing,” he said.

Check out the full story below (and how Matt was finally able to return the camera with the help of a local news station), and please SHARE it on Facebook!

Right Thumbnail Photo: Flickr / Robbie Sproule

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