Treasure hunter Bill Warren is continuing the moral mission-cum-publicity stunt he started last June, claiming he has located the body of Osama bin Laden off the the coast of the Arabian Sea. "I've located where they threw him. I am the only one with this information. It's 200 miles west of the Indian city of Surat," he told El Mundo. Oh, so he hasn't actually found the body. He just thinks he knows where the Navy threw it, information he got based on photos the Navy released. If this whole thing didn't already sound suspect, we'd like to point out the date he happened to have "found" the body. One year plus one day -- maybe it took El Mundo a day to get the story up? -- after Obama announced the death of OBL. Okay, dude. We will not believe this is true until we see some evidence, preferably of the photo sort.
The skepticism Warren received 11 months ago has only gotten more legitimate with time. Given that Warren hasn't located the actual bag, what if the body has decomposed or been ravaged by sharks, something critics asked just one month after the announcement. "The fish can’t get at it. He’s in a sealed Navy burial bag, zipped up, white canvas, rubber-lined inside, 200lbs of lead weight," Warren told Death and Taxes's Colleen Stufflebeem. What about after a year?