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'Dead' N.Y. man wants to be declared legally alive

'Dead' N.Y. Man Wants To Be Declared Legally Alive

According to KGTV, a 65-year-old man who goes by the name of Kwame Seku claims he is the former Winston Bright and wants to be declared alive again. Winston Bright, a California telephone company worker, was declared legally dead by a court after he disappeared.

Seku says, "I was lost, confused, and it was kind of frightening."

Bright, a married father of three, disappeared after leaving work back in October 1990 and was declared legally dead by a court in 2000. But Seku says he has a DNA test that proves he's really Winston Bright.

The New York Post reports Seku is trying to get a Manhattan Surrogate's Court to recognize him as Bright so he can collect a pension from the telephone company where he worked.

But not everyone is too happy he's come back from the dead, so to speak.

Leslie Bright, Winston's wife and the person who's been collecting that pension, told the New York Daily News she doesn't believe Seku's story and says he's not her husband.

Bright told the Post, "[Winston] kissed me on the cheek, called me at lunchtime like he always did and again when he was on his way home. He never made it."

But if Seku does turn out to be Bright, Leslie says she'll fight for the monetary support her husband would owe her. She told the Post, "I will go at him for back child support, cat support, everything! If he wants a fight, I'll give him a fight!"

Seku told the New York Post in an interview Wednesday that he found himself wandering the streets of San Diego sometime between 1990 and 1991 without any identification, money or recollection of how he got there.

He says after awhile, his memory began to return, and he was able to track down his old identity with the help of the Internet. He says he still can't remember what caused his amnesia in the first place.

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bcrnbs2 February 22 2014 at 1:15 PM

another great huff story... no infor on how he survived over the years, is he working now, under what name... and of course a d n a should prove his point... .. maybe the wife wacked him over the head years ago and dump him in an alley.. but nothing of interest inthis story...

man missing for 20 years.
wander streets.
woke up with memory
wants his pension
wife says no hes dead.
end of story...

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fbq181 February 22 2014 at 12:27 PM

No way a man of his nationality could live in Sand Diego for 20 yrs without getting arrested for something, even nothing. I'm thinking 65 and the word pension jogged his memory. Figures never lie, but liers figure. Today, photo ID is required for almost everything. He couldn't have received finacial, medical, rental, utilities, credit, banking assitance without ID.

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smoses80 February 22 2014 at 11:23 AM

I worked at the phone company. The Pension is Not enough to Live On.....

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sunking1st February 22 2014 at 12:12 PM

It is if your subsidized in other areas. Think about it, there are people and i know a few that get gas/electric payed, partial or 80% of thier rent paid, food and medicaid, still work a job and drive nice cars, it's a business with these people, a cult. They teach others in thier circle how to do this. Hey, this is coming from someone whos Self-Employed Blue Collor working man who's struggling for the past few years. I'm constantly trying to catch up with bills. NO ONE helps me. No welafare, No food stamps, No unemployment, No Disability, No Medicaid. God forbid i get really sick i'm screwed. I pay cash to see the doctor or dentist, I have no Dental care the past 6 years. Hey, I'm not looking for an argument or to put you down, or any others on this thread,... Im not about that. I look at the issues and information and a back story on evrything to come to a well thought out, decent conclusion. Take care.

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Mary February 22 2014 at 11:22 AM

And, if you believe this.............................

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bugrocksj February 22 2014 at 11:16 AM

yea right

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HI RENO AND BEAN February 22 2014 at 11:10 AM


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Dianne February 22 2014 at 11:00 AM

...guess it's not what you do ... but how long you can do it for,,,

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sunking1st February 22 2014 at 10:36 AM

Good points Snachcatcher. Also, he never went to the police and said i have nowhere to be, who am I. The police woud have searched the data on missing persons accross the entire Untited States. Im sure this was a big story in New York and getting a lot of attention. It probably is him, she dealt him out after some time figuring he was a no show. Money supercedes everything in the country know, more than ever. She doesnt have to prove anything or defend anything, she just has to keep saying its not him. No one wants to work anymore. Can't wait till Obamacares IRS Division catches up with all these people with 2-3 Social security #'s and collecting welfare. All these dumb Obama voters don't realise whats coming with all this NSA, IRS, Obama's Comoncore. LOL, I love it.

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smoses80 February 22 2014 at 11:18 AM

why is it that no matter the TOPIC you have to turn it into OBAMA hate?? BORING

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sunking1st February 22 2014 at 11:50 AM

I certainly "DON'T" hate Obama. Facts are facts. I want the best for this counrty and myself. Not this Ponzi scheme we have in office. We both have our own oppinions, and if a person cant deal with truth aspects of someone past or didnt do thier due diligence to learn about someone before voting, or want free things we cant pay for,...we can't dispute any persons claims made. Also, I didn't make it about Obama, I simply state that his programs he has placed through executive orders and when the house and Senate were on vactation that these programs all have a common thread,...That is the IRS, NSA, The Justice Department and Federal Govrnment. That with all these people doing these types of actions will be caught eventually, so its a good thing wouldnt you agree? That's all i was injecting into this story.

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IBruzEZ February 22 2014 at 10:35 AM

Maybe he is Jason Bourne.!! lol... sounds strange, but as so many cases it is all about the money.

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liondog96 February 22 2014 at 10:34 AM

If he earned the pension he should get it. Reminds me of a crazy story down in Lauderhill Florida when some dude stuck his dead father in a freezer so he could live off his SS. Amazing what hominids will do for money.

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