Every bro must follow his dreams. In 1995, Jason Patrick Callahan followed his dreams, and his favorite band, The Grateful Dead. He left his mom’s house in South Carolina to live the ultimate “Dead Head” lifestyle.
He never returned home and his mom is looking for him. Finally.
Margaretta Evans, 63, told a Myrtle Beach Police Department officer that “she has not seen or heard from her son since early June of 1995. The missing man, Jason Patrick Callahan, would now be 38, Evans told police. She described him as “approximately 5’ 10” to 6’ 00” in height and approximately 160 pounds” with “wavy brown hair and brown eyes.”
So why did mom wait so long? And why, all of sudden, is she interested in finding her long lost son? Because internet.
While the police report does not indicate why Evans waited two decades to report her son missing, the notification appears connected to the recent social media interest in the 1995 death of an unidentified man dubbed “Grateful Doe.”
The victim, who was killed in a June 26 car accident in Virginia, had Grateful Dead ticket stubs in his pocket at the time of his death, as well as a note addressed to “Jason.” The driver of the vehicle was a South Carolina man, 21, who fell asleep at the wheel and also died in the crash.
What a short, sad trip it was.
[H/T: The Smoking Gun]