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In what some are calling an eerily coincidental turn of events, authorities have filed a missing website report for Florida blog SportsCasualties.com, which turned 18 months old on Monday.
Investigators were unwilling to comment at the time this publication went to press, but South Florida private investigation service One Miami is expected to begin searching for the site on Wednesday.
Robert Hilson, the blog’s co-founder and sole author after the mysterious March disappearance of founder Bryan Holt, was last seen at a computer at 7:15 Tuesday night on the second floor of 444 Brickell Ave. in Miami. Sources confirm that he was not with SportsCasualties.com.
The site, a long-time fixture of the ‘new’ sports blogosphere, had in recent months turned into something of a clearinghouse for flighty pop culture analysis and personal diary entries.
Seattle blogger Kyle Rancourt of Kylerancourt.com says he suspected neglect.
“I figure, man, I never blog anymore. It’s kind of pathetic, really. At least Hilson isn’t churning out three posts per day like he used to. That makes me feel slightly better,” he stated in a post published June 30.
No abductor suspects have yet been identified, but media speculation points to the 24-year-old Hilson, who on May 9 was kidnapped by the Accompaniment of Sassified E-Harmony Spaniards and had since turned over custody of Sports Casualties to casual commenters.
Readers of the missing site suggested that the once vibrant log had displayed signs of depression since May, perhaps do to sporadic traffic and an overall lack of attention.
Hilson wrote as early as last August and again in early May that readers should not expect the consistent output of the blog’s formative year. He complained several times in the last two months about not being able to take care of the site on his own.
“Been rough around these parts lately,” he blogged on June 9, “rougher than ball chaffage on the 12th hole.”
Holt, the blog’s estranged parent, was not available for comment, but recently posted “I love my country. I love my guns.” in a cryptic Facebook status on Monday.