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Found an SD-Card with images. Looking for the owner Kyle/Maus?

I bought second hand shorts from Brockiland/Zurich today and found an SD card in the pocket.
It has pictures and videos. They speak in English in the videos. The man I think has American accent and woman has Swiss accent. She calls him Kyle and sometimes Maus..(?)
The photos are from their trip to Yellowstone National Park/USA. From the image file properties the date is January 2009.
Not enough clue to track them down. I searched the photos on Google. No match. Any suggestion what to do?
Knowing that people also donate to Brockiland when someone dies, this might be very valuable for some people.
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Old 06.08.2015, 23:31
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Re: Found an SD-Card with images. Looking for the owner Kyle/Maus?

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I bought second hand shorts from Brockiland/Zurich today and found an SD card in the pocket.
It has pictures and videos. They speak in English in the videos. The man I think has American accent and woman has Swiss accent. She calls him Kyle and sometimes Maus..(?)
The photos are from their trip to Yellowstone National Park/USA. From the image file properties the date is January 2009.
Not enough clue to track them down. I searched the photos on Google. No match. Any suggestion what to do?
Knowing that people also donate to Brockiland when someone dies, this might be very valuable for some people.
You take this kind of thing to the nearest police station and they'll take care of it. You might get a bouquet of flowers from the owner for returning their SD card.

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Old 07.08.2015, 00:13
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Re: Found an SD-Card with images. Looking for the owner Kyle/Maus?

I'm not sure the police would do much here as few people would report an SD card on its own missing. Sure, if the camera was taken or lost it might end up in the hands of the police, but an awol SD card. I doubt it.

I've seen a few stories like this on Facebook though. Finders have posted some of the images; they go somewhat viral, and after a few degrees of shares someone knows someone who knows the people in the images.

Next step: heartwarming story or salt in the wound of a breakup that happened some point after that trip in 2009.
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Old 07.08.2015, 00:19
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Re: Found an SD-Card with images. Looking for the owner Kyle/Maus?

You could use the power of Google and image search some of the pictures. You may get lucky and find matching ones on a Facebook page or something (assuming they were uploaded).
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Old 07.08.2015, 00:29
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Re: Found an SD-Card with images. Looking for the owner Kyle/Maus?

There are some face recognition algorithms out there. Facebook has it. Google has it in its image search. Google face recognition search for others. Not sure what they spider. Cops will not likely go through the trouble of looking.
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Re: Found an SD-Card with images. Looking for the owner Kyle/Maus?

I uploaded the photos to images.google.com to search but there was no match. Image search doesn't do face recognition.
Facebook and Google+ only suggests tags if that person is in your friend list I think.
I hope it is alright to put a photo. Maybe someone here recognizes.
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-8...o/IMG_4957.JPG
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Re: Found an SD-Card with images. Looking for the owner Kyle/Maus?

I would strongly advise against uploading people's photos without their permission to do so. Take the card to the police and be done with it.
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Old 07.08.2015, 08:23
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Re: Found an SD-Card with images. Looking for the owner Kyle/Maus?

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I would strongly advise against uploading people's photos without their permission to do so. Take the card to the police and be done with it.
Honestly, you are a bit too Swiss about this. The cops won't do anything with it but only wait if somebody shows up and says "I am missing an SD card". Finding the rightful owner is hardly a crime and posting a well intended picture on the web will hardly get you into jail.

I'd send an email with the photo and the story to 20 mins. They love stories like this...
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Old 07.08.2015, 08:34
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I would strongly advise against uploading people's photos without their permission to do so. Take the card to the police and be done with it.

Technically, the SD card and any content was donated and subsequently purchased and now owned by the OP.


OP, I applaud you for trying to find the owner.
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Old 07.08.2015, 08:55
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Re: Found an SD-Card with images. Looking for the owner Kyle/Maus?

Did you try asking at the Brocki if the original owner ever came back looking for his SD card?
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Old 07.08.2015, 09:20
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Re: Found an SD-Card with images. Looking for the owner Kyle/Maus?

www.tineye.com often gives different results from google image.
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Re: Found an SD-Card with images. Looking for the owner Kyle/Maus?

Thank you dear OP for trying to find the owners. Good Luck in your search.

I can't help in this case but know how painful it is to lose pictures. We lost all the pictures of my OH's childhood and deceased family members. Those pics cannot be replaced.
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Re: Found an SD-Card with images. Looking for the owner Kyle/Maus?

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Technically, the SD card and any content was donated and subsequently purchased and now owned by the OP.


OP, I applaud you for trying to find the owner.
Wrong, if the pictures are of people who aren't the OP the OP needs their written signature for their upload and these signatures deposited at the local police station under the digital database laws. Uploading them was a really bad move.
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Old 07.08.2015, 11:15
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Re: Found an SD-Card with images. Looking for the owner Kyle/Maus?

You do realise those two might be having and affair and you just blew their cover....

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I uploaded the photos to images.google.com to search but there was no match. Image search doesn't do face recognition.
Facebook and Google+ only suggests tags if that person is in your friend list I think.
I hope it is alright to put a photo. Maybe someone here recognizes.
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-8...o/IMG_4957.JPG
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Old 07.08.2015, 11:18
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Did you try asking at the Brocki if the original owner ever came back looking for his SD card?
Chances that somebody remembers that his SD card was in the pants he brought to the Brocki are about zero.
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Old 07.08.2015, 11:40
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Chances that somebody remembers that his SD card was in the pants he brought to the Brocki are about zero.
Especially when the images are 6 years old.

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Especially when the images are 6 years old.

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and taken on a long vacation across the USA
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Old 07.08.2015, 11:50
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Re: Found an SD-Card with images. Looking for the owner Kyle/Maus?

and they both died in a horrible accident and had their clothes donated to the brocki
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Old 07.08.2015, 11:56
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Re: Found an SD-Card with images. Looking for the owner Kyle/Maus?

People, stop be so frigging anal about this.
OP, load a couple of images to Facebook, if you have an account or a friend's if you don't, and see how far it gets. I'm sure the original owner will be delighted to get them back. You read about this kind of ting all the time.
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Old 07.08.2015, 12:54
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Re: Found an SD-Card with images. Looking for the owner Kyle/Maus?

Why not contact Yellowstone? These people may have visited there again, or the American man may be a regular visitor there.

I love these sort of stories!!
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