This morning someone with the blogger name of Spiderpoo left a reply that simply said "Poor Chip, will be missed xxx." I tried to check on that blogger name to see if I could contact Spiderpoo for additional info but all I found was a link to a blog in Adrian's name that has apparently been removed.
That was followed by a post half an hour later by a "Mark Noble" (no contact information left either): which said: "I knew Chip very well, and he was a lovely lad. His death is a complete shock to his friends and family. he will sorely be missed. At least maybe this might show people how dangerous 'internet dating' can be."
Checking UK and US newspapers through Google I failed to find anything recent related to this story but a search of other blogs came up with "Disturbing Resolutions" posted earlier this morning by reddywhp which leads to the following two articles posted in The Daily Item of Lynn:
- Police descend on Lynn Home, remain mum on investigation (Fri, June 23, 2006)
- Lynn police seek help in search for body (Sunday, June 24, 2006)
Gary Leblanc, AKA rubrman, of Boston was found dead on Friday. Gary has been the lead suspect in the disappearance of Adrian Exley. The articles suggest that a note found subsequent to Gary's death had led authorities to look for Adrian's body in Rhode IslandHe also finds some confirmation of these facts in this article as well:
- Claremont suicide leads to police investigation through three states (WMUR9, June 25, 2006)
- So sad: Adrian Alun Dennis Exley's body unearthed in RI (June 28, 2006)
- Lynn man's suicide note may be key in search of missing Brit (The Daily Item, June 27, 2006)
- Body found in Exter (NBC-Channel 10, Rhode Island, June 27, 2006)
- Body in Rhode Island may be Brit (The Daily Item, June 28, 2006)
- UK tourist's body thought to be found in R.I. park (Boston Globe, June 28, 2006)
- Man's body recovered in Hopkinton (The Providence Journal, June 28, 2006)