Diver Who Wants to Find Body of Osama bin Laden is a Former St. Louisan (We Think)

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Bill Warren: Is this the same man we wrote about in 2005?
The name Bill Warren rang a bell; Daily RFT just couldn't place it.

Warren, a treasurer-hunter and diver from California, made news this week for his plan to search the Arabian Sea for the corpse of Osama bin Laden. Still, something told us that we'd heard Warren's name prior to today's headlines.

Then it hit us -- like a depth charge.

Waaaay back in 2005, Riverfront Times reported on a Maryland Heights man who planned to search the waters off Aruba for missing American Natalee Holloway.

That man's name? Bill Warren.

So, is the Bill Warren who wants to find bin Laden the same Bill Warren who wanted to find Holloway? We can't say for certain. In our exhaustive (two minute) Internet search, we could not find a way to contact Warren(s). Still, we think it's probably more than just a coincidence that the two divers share the same name.

The Warren in the news today says he will use sonar to find bin Laden's body. In 2005, the Warren we spoke to planned a less conventional way to find Holloway. It involved stringing his California-based business partner, Joe Barnett, up to the back of a boat.

"I will rent a boat, and I will pull Joe slowly on a long rope, like shark bait," Warren told us. "When he releases and disappears, you know he's found something."

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A FOOL AND HIS MONEY ARE SOON PARTED. THERE IS NO WAY THIS GUY COULD FIND BIN LADEN'S BODY! FIRST OF ALL, IT'S A HUGE OCEAN. SECOND, THERE IS NO RECORD OF WHERE THE USS CARL VINSON WAS WHEN THEY DUMPED THE PIECE OF SHITS BODY. THIRD, THE BODY DOES NOT HAVE A HOMING DEVICE OR ANY OTHER GADGET THAT COULD BE TRACED TO THE LOCATION OF THE BURIAL. THE ODDS OF HIM FINDING THE BODY ARE A MILLION TIMES HIGHER THAN TRYING TO FIND THE PROVERBIAL NEEDLE IN THE HAY STACK. THIS IS NOTHING BUT A PUBLICITY STUNT BY A FOOL WHO HAD TOO MUCH TIME AND MONEY ON HIS HANDS.

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