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On August 31, 2004, a man now living under the name Benjaman Kyle was discovered behind a Burger King at the intersection of Interstate 95 and Highway 17 in Richmond Hill, Georgia. He was found by the managers of the restaurant, lying on the ground inside the stone wall enclosing the dumpsters, in a space between the dumpsters that is accessed by a walk-through used for trash disposal. The dumpster enclosure was behind the Burger King in an area hidden from view from all directions except from the restaurant parking lot. Prolonged exposure to the sun had left him sunburned. He was assumed homeless and taken to a hospital for treatment. Officers who searched the scene found no clothes or wallet to identify the man.
According to the manager, there were no weapons found at the scene. Paramedics reported that there were three depressions in his head, that may indicate blows by a blunt object. When found, he had no memory of who he was, and did not even recognize his own face. He was legally blind with cataracts, indicating he may have been without medical care for some time before he was assaulted. Initially, he was known as BK because he was discovered on the premises of a Burger King. Since then, he has chosen to live under the name Benjaman Kyle. Living without a social security number, Benjaman is unable to get a job, get an apartment, or even stay at a homeless shelter. (SSN’s are required to stay at a homeless shelter in the state of Florida, in which he currently resides.) The government does not reissue SSN’s and has said they cannot make an exception. Benjaman is currently hoping that petitions find their way to the White House so that he may start a new identity. Until then, he has memories of Indianapolis as a child, including the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument, the Woolworth’s on the Circle, and the Indiana Theater showing movies in Cinerama. He remembers Crown Hill Cemetery (though not its name), the Scottish Rite Cathedral, and the White River when “it was mostly just a dumping ground”. He also remembers grilled cheese sandwiches for a quarter and glasses of milk for a nickel at the Indiana State Fair. Please Share this in hopes that Banjamin may find somebody that knows him! Let’s find Benjaman Kyle!