21 Year Old Drake Kramer Missing Since 1/31/15, Last Seen at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon in AZ (Update: Cryptic Text Message Sent, Needed to be with Mother Earth)

21 year old Drake Kramer of San Antonio, Texas was last seen at the south rim of the Grand Canyon on Saturday, January 31, 2015. Drake Kramer hasn’t been seen since he checked out the Bright Angel Lodge Sunday morning, officials said. Authorities did find Kramer’s car at the Bright Angel Lodge where he had previously checked out.  His family reported him missing on Monday, and search efforts and a missing persons investigation are now under way.  The 21 year old is described as having brown hair and blue eyes. He is described as 5 feet 7 inches tall and 140 pounds.  He has now been missing for a week as searches continue to look for the missing San Antonio man.

Drake Kramer

Missing – Drake Kramer

Search and rescue teams have been searching 285 square miles of the Grand Canyon for the last week, combing the area for a 21-year-old geology student who went missing there after sending a puzzling text message to his worried parents.

Drake Kramer of San Antonio, Texas was last spotted at the south rim of the Grand Canyon on Saturday, January 31.

He checked out of the Bright Angel Lodge the next morning and hasn’t been seen by friends or family since.

His parents Robin and Brenda Kramer reported him missing on Monday, when they learned of the trip and received a text message from their son in which he said he ‘needed to be with Mother Earth’.

UPDATE I: Search area expands for missing San Antonio man at Grand Canyon National Park.

The search for a missing San Antonio man at the Grand Canyon has expanded, The National Park Service announced.

The search area was expanded east from the South Rim developed area along Highway 64 towards Grandview. Rescue teams, with the help of helicopters, have not located 21-year-old Drake Kramer since he was reported missing by his family on Monday.

UPDATE II: A cryptic text message prompted the parents of a missing 21-year-old Texas man to contact authorities.

 A cryptic text message prompted the parents of a missing 21-year-old Texas man to contact authorities, after learning he embarked on what they believe to be a solo trip to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon.

“He indicated that he needed to be with Mother Earth,” said Robin Kramer, the father of 21-year-old Drake Kramer.

The text message was sent Monday morning, the last time Robin and his wife Brenda heard from Drake. They were unaware of their son’s travel plans and the last time they saw him was Thursday, Jan. 29 in San Antonio.

UPDATE III: Hiker Missing in Grand Canyon Told Dad He ‘Needed to Be Back With Mother Earth.

His father, Robbin Kramer, said his son told him Monday that “he was at the Grand Canyon and he needed to be back with Mother Earth and set his soul free. At that point we really started getting worried and started calling and trying to get people to look for him.”

The family reported Drake Kramer missing on Monday, and search efforts and a missing person investigation are now under way.

If anyone has any information with regards to Drake Kramer’s whereabouts, please contact  NPS’s Silent Witness Line at 928-638-7840.

Posted February 8, 2015 by
Missing Persons, Texting | one comment

WHAT!!! Upskirt Photos Not Illegal According to Massachusetts High Court


How can it be that a man who took cellphone photos up the skirts of women riding the Boston subway did not violate state law?  Massachusetts highest court ruled the following on Wednesday, “A female passenger on a MBTA trolley who is wearing a skirt, dress, or the like covering these parts of her body is not a person who is ‘partially nude,’ no matter what is or is not underneath the skirt by way of underwear or other clothing.”  The Court overruled a lower court and stated that the State law “does not apply to photographing (or videotaping or electronically surveilling) persons who are fully clothed and, in particular, does not reach the type of upskirting that the defendant is charged with attempting to accomplish on the MBTA.” Unbelievable! What ever happened to intent? Hell, what ever happened to Justice?

Just curious, what would have happened if he was doing this on a play ground?

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A man who took cellphone photos up the skirts of women riding the Boston subway did not violate state law because the women were not nude or partially nude, Massachusetts’ highest court ruled Wednesday.

The Supreme Judicial Court overruled a lower court that had upheld charges against Michael Robertson, who was arrested in August 2010 by transit police who set up a sting after getting reports that he was using his cellphone to take photos and video up female riders’ skirts and dresses.

The ruling immediately prompted top Beacon Hill lawmakers to pledge to update state law.

The Massachusetts Supreme Court’s justice is not only blind, it’s stupid as well.

71 Year Old Retired Police Officer Curtis Reeves Shoots & Kills Moviegoer Chad Oulson Over Texting Altercation … Suspect Arrest & Charged with Second Degree Murder

Father’s texting to 3 year old daughter sparks fatal argument …

What has this country come to when texting in a movie theater results in a murder? This was not a result of gang violence or some teenage fight over a girl. The suspect was a retired cop and the victim a dad. UNREAL. Trust me, I think that individuals on cell phones in movie theaters are annoying, but it is hardly worth shooting some one over, but such was the sad case that occurred in Wesley Chapel, Florida.

On Monday during a 1:20 p.m. showing of “Lone Survivor” at a Wesley Chapel, Florida, it started with a father, 43 year old Chad Oulson, texting his 3 year old daughter and ended with 71 year old retired police officer Curtis Reeves firing his .380 caliber, killing Chad Oulson and wounding his wife.

Investigators say two couples had gotten into an argument over noise.

“The victim was on his cell phone; he was texting. We believe he was making some kind of noise. This noise led to an altercation between the suspect and the victim,” Sheriff Chris Nocco explained.

A witness recalled seeing the agitated man — later identified by deputies as Curtis Reeves — get up and leave in an apparent attempt to find a manager. When he came back alone, the argument escalated.

CNN: Dad’s texting to daughter sparks argument, fatal shooting in movie theater.

It started with a father sending text messages to his daughter during the previews of a movie.

It ended with the 43-year-old man shot dead amid the theater seats, and a 71-year-old retired police officer in custody.

The shooting Monday during a 1:20 p.m. showing of “Lone Survivor” at a Wesley Chapel, Florida, movie theater escalated from an objection to cell phone use, to a series of arguments, to the sudden and deadly shooting, according to police and witnesses.

As a male moviegoer texted, the man seated behind him objected, and asked the texter to put his phone away.

The man who had been texting, Chad Oulson, got up and turned to Reeves to ask him if he had gone to tell on him for his texting. Oulson reportedly said, in effect: I was just sending a message to my young daughter.

Voices were raised. Popcorn was thrown. And then came something unimaginable — except maybe in a movie. A gun shot.

Oulson was fatally wounded. His wife was hit, too, through the hand as she raised her hand in front of her husband as the shooter drew a handgun.

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Chad Oulson and his wife – pic Facebook

UPDATE I: Retired Tampa Police Captain Curtis Reeves Charged  with Second-Degree Murder.

A retired Tampa police captain was charged  with second-degree murder on Monday for shooting two people in a movie theater after an altercation over texting, the Associated Press reports.

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Murder Suspect Curtis Reeves – pic Facebook

UPDATES II: More from The Raw Story.

UPDATE III: Accused shooter in movie theater murder to appear before judge.

The 71-year-old former police officer accused of fatally shooting a man at a Wesley Chapel movie theater Monday is scheduled to appear before a judge today.

Curtis Reeves is being held at the Pasco County Central Detention Center in Land O’ Lakes jail on a second-degree murder charge. He is set to appear in court this afternoon and could have bond set.

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