On August 31, 2004, Burger King workers called Richmond Hill Police when they found naked man sleeping near their dumpster just off of I-95. A police report from 6:30 that morning shows he was semi-conscious, but couldn’t respond to officers. EMS arrived minutes later. Their report says “no trauma noted” in their initial assessment, but “redness to shoulders, face, and head total body covered in sores and rash.”
According to the GBI, paramedics thought he may have received blows to the head from a blunt object. They transported him to St. Joesph’s Hospital.
The man recovered, but never recovered his memory. He decided to take his initials from the restaurant where he was found: B.K. for Burger King and, now, Benjaman Kyle.
It’s been more than 10 years, and Benjaman’s story has been told in a documentary, on the Dr. Phil show, and by numerous news organizations. Coverage included stories by News4Jax in nearby Jacksonville, Florida. Despite the exposure, no one has come forward to say they recognize him.
Richmond Hill Police ran his fingerprints through the FBI’s system. There were no matches.