On September 17th, 2001, police were called to a suicide at the Lake Quinault Hotel in Amanda Park, Washington. The man, who had checked into the hotel with the name Lyle Stevik, had hanged himself. Police assumed an open and shut case. But Lyle was a fake name, and since his death, no missing persons case has matched him, and no family has come forward to claim him, and his true identity remains unknown.
For today’s episode, we speak with Detective Brad Johannsen and Lyndsay Sawler, who is a moderator on a subreddit dedicated to Lyle’s lost identity, reddit.com/r/lylestevik.
If you have any information, please contact Det. Brad Johanssen with the Greys Harbor Sheriff’s Office at 360-249-6070.
We reference a lot of online materials in th is episode, some of which are post mortem pictures of Lyle. View at your own risk.
Google Doc: Case Overview
Warning: contains photos of a deceased person. May be distressing.
Imgur Photo Album
If the above link doesn’t work, try our Google doc here
Jordan’s Photos of 1019 S. Progress Ave, Meridian, Idaho.
Picture Lyndsay refers to from the Chimera Circus.