New York, NY, December 17, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- Writer and researcher Marilyn Grace of St George, Utah has dug up fascinating evidence that may prove to the rest of the world that Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid did not die in Bolivia as is widely promoted in history books, but actually lived to be a ripe old age in Utah.
According to Grace's book, “Finding Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,” a team of researchers compared the exhumed body of Utah resident William Henry Long to the Sundance Kids body and the two were a perfect match in every way.
Dr. John McCullough, a certified forensic anthropologist, told Salt Lake City's KSL television news that, “Two gringos definitely died, but we just don't know which ones,” he said, referring to the legend that Cassidy and his sidekick die in Bolivia.
Grace's book argues that Long, who had made his way to Utah, married a widow with six children in 1894 and kept his identity hidden, leading a double life throughout the famed Butch and Sundance years of the wild west. Grace is quoted as saying, “It's a great cover, to be married with six children instead of an outlaw on the loose.”
In the book Grace publishes images of both Sundance and Long that, at first glance, may or may not look that much alike, but as transparencies are laid upon each other, the image of the outlaw is portrayed perfectly.
Grace also points out other similarities by adding, “Both have broken noses. Both have a notch in the ear. Both have a notch in the chin.
The researcher has toiled over this project for seventeen years and has put together what is sure to become a great read for Butch and Sundance buffs.
The Butch and Sundance project is now represented by Creative Partners and Randy Jernigan for publicity.