BARNSTABLE - The body of a missing Yarmouth man authorities said built a network of underground trenches in the woods has been found. Cape & Island District Attorney Michael O'Keefe announced Tuesday that the body of Jason Bryant was recovered in a wooded area in Barnstable where the 29-year dug the series of tunnels. Police believe one of the tunnels collapsed and buried the him. Police had searched a conservation area near the Barnstable Airport after Bryant's truck was found in a nearby neighborhood. While police were at the site Monday, a man told them he had seen the owner of the truck digging in the area several times recently. Police also found a backpack and sweat shirt outside the hole.
So many, so, so many questions. What was he digging for, was it a hobby or did he know something we didn’t? Did he have help? What kind of tunnels are we talking about here? Just under the surface or legit drug smuggeling quality. Did he currently or did he plan to live there? Were there personal belongings in the tunnels. Did other people go there with him. Was he the insane hole digging guy from Seinfeld? How long’s he been at this, how vast is the tunnel system? Hadn’t anyone raised serious questions about the guy digging tunnels in the woods before? The list could go on and on.
But most importantly, shouldn’t an experienced digger such as himself, have been able to dig himself out? Seems like a challenge someone digging tunnels all over the woods would be up for.
Me? I’d probably just accept my fate. Buried alive seems like one of those things where you either have it in to fight your way out or you don’t. I definitely don’t. I’d just accept it and wait it out. No sense in struggling and getting all tired and sweaty and shit. Dirt sticks to sweat like a mother. Sweaty and dirty is not the way I wanna go out.