“The wild thing that we can’t figure out is how did
the wallet get there?” said Michelle. “Was it pick-pocketed?
Was (Kenny) visiting Mayer? Did it have something
to do with the Central Intelligence Agency?”
Also puzzling: Why the wallet was in 10 inches of concrete when building codes of the time didn’t require foundations that thick, and why the bones of an animal were found nearby.
Floering believes all three scenarios are possibilities.
“Everything is conjecture at this point,” he said. “I
hope that someday when I’m in heaven I can ask
Both the couple and Snyder say they plan to continue
their new friendship and to delve further into
the intrigue. Whether or not they solve it, Floering
said the mystery has helped him revisit memories of his
“It’s been a more rich experience to actually
think about what their lives were like then, before I was
born,” he said.
Details for this story were provided by Marta Hepler Drahos, a reporter for The Record-Eagle in Traverse City, Mich.