Lyle Stevik was the pseudonym used by an unidentified suicide victim who checked into a small motel in Amanda park, Grays Harbor county, Washington and hanged himself in a closet.
The name is shared with that of a character who contemplates suicide due to failure in a book by Joyce Carol Oates titled “you must remember this”.
The body was discovered on the 17th of September 2001, in a kneeling position, in the closet of room 5, surrounded by pillows with a belt acting as a makeshift noose around the victims neck.
He had checked in the previous Friday 14th, killed himself and left $160 on the dressing table with a note stating “for the room”.
There was another note in the rooms waste paper bin that simply said “suicide”.
He had limited luggage, including tooth paste, a tooth brush, a pen found in his pocket and a few dollar bills in his pocket.
The body was found in good condition so samples and finger prints were taken, but when ran through CODIS and IAFIS turned up no information on the mans identity.
He had provided an address upon check in, that Of an address for a small motel in Idaho, however nobody could identify him and it seemed to provide no link.
The victim was said to have lost large amounts of weight before his suicide. Many photo reconstructoins depict him post weightloss. Do you recognize this unknown man?
The crowd-funded photo regression picture of Lyle has recently been posted in the /r/lylestevik/ reddit sub.