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Daveshira

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I just finished the Colorado kid. The afterword by king says he got the inspiration from a news article that later he couldn’t find the actual article or even anything on google. I got curious and found this case with striking similarities to what he described. Does anyone know if King has mentioned any development regarding this?

Drowning case from ’72 getting new look
 

Dana Jean

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I just finished the Colorado kid. The afterword by king says he got the inspiration from a news article that later he couldn’t find the actual article or even anything on google. I got curious and found this case with striking similarities to what he described. Does anyone know if King has mentioned any development regarding this?

Drowning case from ’72 getting new look
Welcome! I will tag Moderator as she may know more.
 

mal

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I just finished the Colorado kid. The afterword by king says he got the inspiration from a news article that later he couldn’t find the actual article or even anything on google. I got curious and found this case with striking similarities to what he described. Does anyone know if King has mentioned any development regarding this?

Drowning case from ’72 getting new look
Wow! How can it not be related to his story? Good find, and thanks Daveshira! I guess sai King cast his net in that direction once long ago. All the best, mal
 

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I just finished the Colorado kid. The afterword by king says he got the inspiration from a news article that later he couldn’t find the actual article or even anything on google. I got curious and found this case with striking similarities to what he described. Does anyone know if King has mentioned any development regarding this?

Drowning case from ’72 getting new look
It's the first I've heard of this case and don't recall Steve ever mentioning either this one or what inspired The Colorado Kid. If I can find out more, I'll pass it along.
 

Neesy

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I just finished the Colorado kid. The afterword by king says he got the inspiration from a news article that later he couldn’t find the actual article or even anything on google. I got curious and found this case with striking similarities to what he described. Does anyone know if King has mentioned any development regarding this?

Drowning case from ’72 getting new look
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Hello Dave and welcome
 
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