Sunday, July 4, 2010

David Gimelfarb and Michael Dixon- the DIFFERENCE

David Gimelfarb, missing in Costa Rica since last August, is ALIVE! WTF!

Don't know the David Gimelfarb story? I've written about it numerous times, although not lately (links below, start at the TOP and work DOwn). If you're not in the mood to read, here's the gist: David Gimelfarb went missing from Rincon de la Vieja National Park in Costa Rica last August and his friends and family put together a Facebook page in order to get the WORD out and hopefully either FIND him or at least get some ANSWERS. Here's his Facebook page: Help Find David Gimelfarb

* David Gimelfarb MISSING in Costa Rica
* David Gimelfarb- the search CONTINUES
* Red Cross pull OUT of Search
* David Gimelfarb- MISSING or NOT?
*David Gimelfarb- What's the STORY?
*David Gimelfarb and Michael Dixon- MY THOUGHTS

So, why am I writing about this again, now? Well, I was curious as to what was going on and it's been awhile since I last 'checked in', so I re-visited David's FB page and ran across the above poster, which was posted on his 'Wall' early June.

You should read my other posts about the saga of David Gimelfarb in order to completely understand why I'm going to say what I'm about to say, but you should know, I've been VERY skeptical about the information friends and family have been posting about David almost from the very beginning- things just didn't seem to add up, and in my opinion, STILL don't.

I want to know why they think David is still ALIVE. No recent UPDATES have been added to his INFO page in like FOREVER, since February 28th to be exact, but yet they're actively circulating this poster that he IS alive and may have even changed his appearance. Why would they say this? They've been playing this 'ALIVE' but 'ALLUSIVE' card since early on, with very little evidence to support it. They've also been saying David could be in a "state of amnesia, injured, confused and afraid of people." Now, I can understand why David's parents may have said this in the beginning when he first went missing, since the odds of falling and striking ones head and lying unconscious for hours and then waking up DAZED, CONFUSED and seriously injured in a place such as Rincon de la Vieja are better than 5 steps above probable. But 10 months after the fact, a person disoriented or with amnesia would STICK out like a sore thumb.... and there's no indication he was the type of person who could 'live off the land' so to speak. Somethings amiss. It makes no sense unless the family knows something they're not telling us.

Coincidentally, there's another guy missing in Costa Rica. His name is Michael Dixon and he's been missing since October '09. *Just so we're CLEAR, people do NOT often go missing in Costa Rica. He also has a Facebook page which is here: Help Find Michael Dixon. Here, friends and family appear to be more realistic about 'finding' Michael. I'm sure in the back of their heads, they know, but they want ANSWERS, yes they're trying to keep the story ALIVE, but mostly because they're looking for some sort of CLOSURE, I believe they know the chances of finding Michael alive are between slim and none, but again, they want ANSWERS damn it, and who wouldn't?

However, the on-going search for David Gimelfarb is becoming UNHEALTHY if you ask me. The Michael Dixon people made a 'Help find Michael Dixon' website, are selling t-shirts, making VIDEOS and involving celebrities such as Grace Jones to help raise money and awareness in their struggle for answers. The Gimelfarb's on the other hand are attempting to raise a FALSE hope that David is still out there somewhere, roaming the rugged terrain of Central America, in order to keep public interest (and David) ALIVE, and again, with no EVIDENCE.... at least none they will talk about publicly. And yes, I do think they should be up front since they have enlisted the public for help.

David is either no more or doesn't want to be found- PERIOD. The odds of amnesia or being injured etc, couldn't be much LOWer. If the Gimelbarb's want help in finding answers, and again, who wouldn't, then I say take a page from the Michael Dixon camp- raise AWARENESS in a more practical and realistic way.

*For those of you who are going to give me SHIT about this post, regardless, it will help keep the David Gimelfarb and Michael Dixon stories alive.

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Anonymous said...

If someone goes crazy, Costa Rican authorities leave people rotting on the street until they cause problems. Yes, I've seen some long blond golfing hair Gringo alike type apathic out of his mind on the streets of the capital (not this missing person). If they cause problems, they go to the one and only psychiatric institute: Hospital Nacional Psychiatrico "Pavas" in Pavas.

Anonymous said...

Family Still looking for answers:

Anonymous said...

Kim Paris, a 33-year-old Canadian woman, is the latest ex-pat to disappear in Costa Rica, according to A.M. Costa Rica. The woman, who lives in Santa Teresa de Cóbano de Puntarenas, disappeared Aug. 26, judicial agents in Costa Rica said. U.S. citizen, Roger Peter Biennvennu, 64, has been missing since early July. He lives in Barrio Quebradas, San Isidro de Peréz Zeledón. According to A.M. Costa Rica, Kim is the fifth expat to disappear in the country since March 2009, when Craig Snell disappeared from his home in Ostional. In August 2009, Chicago resident David Gimelfarb disappeared in Rincon La Vieja National Park in Eastern Guanacaste. Michael Dixon, a British journalist vacationing in Tamarindo, vanished shortly after arriving on Oct. 18.
I have reprinted the entire A.M. Costa Rica article below, as the publication's online format makes individual articles difficult to find.

For full story, visit:

Anonymous said...

I really think David is alive! Not injured not crazy... Just some guy tired of his parents, simple as that. Why David go to Costa Rica by himself??? Something is not matching . I thrully believe their parents are hiding something from us!! Many people downherere watch David many times around Guana... Who knows!!?? who wouldn't like $100.000?? I'll keep u guys post, pura vida!!

Anonymous said...

Sad story...I have a few comments:
It’s hard to go off the grid folks! People fantasize about it...Live off the land - go native...But try it and see how long you last. A person David's age would need 2500 calories per day...You cannot do that on berries and nuts. Just drinking the water in the park is going to get you sick for sure...Needing intravenous anti-biotics and a 3 day trip to the clinic. The sad reality is, Costa Rica has become much like Central America - Yes, CR has followed in step with Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador. Crack cocaine is an epidemic and violent and indiscriminate crime is off the hook! Expats and tourists are subject to robbery assault and murder throughout the country on a regular basis! Pura Vida baby! Especially on the Caribbean side. People will kill you for your cell phone down there because they know they will never be caught and there is a significant anti American attitude in San Jose and Liberia. David likely came across the wrong people and lies in an unmarked grave...killed for the $50 bucks he might have had in his wallet. The message is, if you go, go with no less than 3 or stay home.