Could A Black-Out Spell Out Dylan Ward’s Where Abouts?
During the 2004 Presidential Campaign, CBS News ran a story critical of President George W. Bush’s service in the Air National Guard. Right-leaning political bloggers immediately raised questions about the authenticity of the documents.
They argued that the documents were more than likely forgeries because the typography used was not available in the late 1960s, the time when the documents would have been created. The story highlighted the clash between old and new media. In the end old media took a hit as long-time CBS anchor Dan Rather resigned, while new media bloggers earned new found respect.
Ripping a page from this playbook, WMRW sought to answer a question about where defendant Dylan Ward is currently living.
While we didn’t need to go to the lengths that those bloggers did in 2004, we did apply the same rigorous standards. What we found wasn’t a total surprise. More importantly though, if our calculations hold up, it could answer a few questions about state of the relationship between the defendants as they head towards the civil trial.
What did we learn?
Let us first explain our method. We took the pages from Ward’s interrogatory where redactions occurred (pages 8 and 12 in Exhibit B). We then recreated each of those pages with the same font, Courier, and font size, 12. We measured the the length of the redactions in character spaces, then we added in our educated guesses for a potential location where Ward could be living. In each case we found an exact match for the Miami Shores, Florida location (no surprise there.) More interestingly, we also found an exact match for address where Ward is living to be the same as the Miami Shores home owned by Joe Price and Victor Zaborsky. We have uploaded our version for our readers’ review.
If our calculations hold up, what could this mean? First, it would indicate that Dylan Ward did not move back home to the city where he grew up and his parents currently live, Tacoma, Washington. Secondly, it would seem to indicate that the relationship between Ward and Price is still together is some sort of fashion, even at minimum as a tenant (Ward) to landlord (Price and Zaborsky).
We also found that there was no match for Tacoma, Washington or anywhere in Taiwan or other previously known locations where Dylan Ward has been known to have lived. We are under no illusions that other potential locations could probably fit here, which is why wouldn’t offer this up with complete certainty.
We look forward to learning what our dedicated and committed readers are able to decipher in those mysterious black blocks.
Original deposition with redaction: