Dead Head Reported Missing Could Be ‘Grateful Doe’
Do you know any Dead Heads?
You can claim me if you like, I consider myself a Dead Head. I've spent many enjoyable evenings with the Grateful Dead and their fans. Recently a Mother reported her son missing, 20 years after he'd left to 'follow the Dead.'
The South Carolina Mom's missing report follows a recent surge in social media about an unidentified Dead Head dubbed 'Grateful Doe.' He was killed in a June 26, 1995 car accident in Virginia and had ticket stubs from an RFK Stadium Grateful Dead concert in his pocket. There was also a note addressed to 'Jason' and the driver of the vehicle was a 21-year-old South Carolina man, who was also killed in the crash. Authorities think the driver had picked up a hitchhiker before falling asleep at the wheel of his Volkswagon Vanogan.
The Mother, Margaretta Evans, told a Myrtle Beach Police officer that she had not seen or heard from her son since early June of 1995. His name is Jason Patrick Callahan and would now be 38.
Seems like there are plenty of coincidences that could lead to this 20 year old missing person case being solved.
In related news, the Grateful Dead announced today that they will play one final performance to celebrate their 50th anniversary this year. The surviving members of the band will be joined by Bruce Hornsby, Jeff Chimenti and Trey Anastasio for three concerts at Chicago's Soldier Field July 3, 4 and 5.
There are sure to be legions of Dead Heads converging on the 'Windy City' for Independence Day in 2015.
I'll be featuring the Grateful Dead from 1972 with 'One More Saturday Night' as tonight's KING Concert Cut about 7:50.