A Kingston, Jamaica news station is reporting the identity of a dead homeless man to be the legendary Bob Marley. The man was found dead behind a fast food restaurant, presumably living in a cardboard box. This kind of report should be held with extreme skepticism, as external sources are usually never around for claims like this.
Jamaican authorities initially discovered the man with a small amount of cannabis and an aging guitar, with no I.D. on his person. He also carried a small photograph of the Parliament Buildings in London. Jamaica’s National DNA Database confirmed the theory with a positive ID using samples from the deceased man. The chief coroner Jacob Chambers made this statement after the results were public.
I thought it must be a joke. My colleague came running into my office waving a piece of paper in the air. ‘You’re not going to believe this’, he shouted. I told him to calm down and explain what all the excitement was about.
When he told me, I…