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They just now found Harry body in pieces burried in plastic bags By Z town in mainland Mexico alongside his Motorcycle!!-- last heard from In January??

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Actually they found a dismembered and badly decomposed male body with Harry's bike. The body was wearing plastic sandals and grey pants (neither of which can be seen in any of his photos). I don't see any reason to believe it would be Harry. Gringos don't ride around in sandals, Carteleros wouldn't want Harry's giant boots. Also there was found several packages of coke and pot. When there's a shoot-em up at a drug deal, somebody always leaves with the goods. I'm sure they've got the right bike but I doubt it shines much light on Harry's fate... .yet

If Harry was captured by bad guys its hard to imagine why his remains would be found amongst a valuable cargo of dope????? The bad guys or their connection would of course be sure and get the dope before they left. i also doubt that the find by a Federal Policeman walking along the road was an accident. I've never seen a Federale walk anywhere and especially along a hot rural road like that. He got a tip from the perpetrators because they realized the bike was Harry's.

 

my theory:

Harry got separated from his bike either by accident or theft and it got passed around the local carteleros.

The dead man was a petty courier using the bike to make a delivery somewhere for the carteleros.

The dead man was not killed near the beach road because they used plastic bags to haul the body there, along with the bike.

The drugs were left with the body and the bike as a grim "message" from a tough anti-cartel vigilante group, probably well ensconced with the authorities

A local cop was tipped off because nobody had yet found the "Message" and the perpetrators had finally figured out the bike belonged to the long lost Gringo(for whom they bore no ill will)

 

Perhaps now the Federale (or FBI) forensics teams can examine the bike and find some evidence leading towards Harry.

 

I have ridden in central Mexico several times, most recently in December.  I've always thought that Harry's lack of riding experience, dangerous road conditions and apparent over-confidence was more likely to lead to his demise on a motorcycle than the obvious risk of bad guys. That idea still hasn't been disproven.

Could Harry Devert still be alive?

perhaps but a long shot.

Harry was known to be a deep traveler and an adrenaline junky. A person that wasn't satisfied with normal superficial interactions with the locals. He spoke spanish quite well and was a very friendly and apparently charismatic type person. It is possible that Harry might have left his bike behind and joined a native group in the mountains. Others have done this before. He could be exploring their culture, religion and herbs. He might been injured or incapacitated while doing this. Running against this idea is his history of communicating often with his loved ones, even when travelling in the far outback.

 

What if the remains are Devert's?  This would be the most perplexing of all results. It would still point towards a vigilante killing due to the drugs not being taken. How Harry would wind up hauling drugs on a KLR in his sandals is a bit hard to figure? 

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We all hope that this discovery is not Harry Devert. As travelers we know that things can go sideways fast and even a guy with the most wholesome intentions can end up mixing with the wrong people unknowingly. I love chatting with locals and sharing some good vibes, but after a very close call in Shanghai.....I don't let things get very far.

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Horrible news. Just crushing to know that monsters walk amongst us. Sounds like we lost a true goodwill ambassador. My heart goes out to his family and all those who still believe in the powers of good.

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Everything and nothing at all.

Last year while riding to cabo, our chase van picked up a kid on a bicycle, he was heading to Guatemala via the ferry in lapaz. He wrote about his travels, don't think he made it much past puerto villarta before fearing for his life. He did talk about the attitudes from the locals in Baja vs the mainland. Scary stuff on the east side
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Last year while riding to cabo, our chase van picked up a kid on a bicycle, he was heading to Guatemala via the ferry in lapaz. He wrote about his travels, don't think he made it much past puerto villarta before fearing for his life. He did talk about the attitudes from the locals in Baja vs the mainland. Scary stuff on the east side

 

Anyone who decides to ride their motorcycle through one of the most dangerous regions in the entire world (e.g. mainland Mexico) is, frankly speaking, an idiot.

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It is really sad news and I am sure that it will affect Baja travel again. Reading some of the news about the situation leads me to believe the rider was not acting in a manner that was sensitive to the part of the country he was traveling. One account said that he had already been escorted out of one dangerous area by the military. Apparently he still chose to travel further in similar areas.

 

Again, really sad all around, but it does not reflect the kind of situations that we see throughout Baja where security is seldom a real concern. Yes, there are incidents, but not the kind of wide spread "bad places" that the mainland is faced with.

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Anyone who decides to ride their motorcycle through one of the most dangerous regions in the entire world (e.g. mainland Mexico) is, frankly speaking, an idiot.

Show some respect, he might have been naive, but he didn't deserve what was probably a violent death.

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Just curious was Harry a thumpertalker that alot of you guys knew. Obviously it's a sad situation and I feel bad for his family . Is there any kind of fund set up for the family.

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Nevermind just look him up sounds like he Was cool guy.

Nevermind just look him up sounds like he was cool guy.

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Show some respect, he might have been naive, but he didn't deserve what was probably a violent death.

 

Did they ever determine where the drugs came from that they found near his body?

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