‘Bachelorette’ star ready to fight crime
Breckenridge, CO Colorado
BRECKENRIDGE, Colorado “-Breckenridge snowboarder Jesse Csincsak has moved from sexy bachelor to gritty crime sleuth.
When John Walsh, of “America’s Most Wanted,” called Csincsak to help solve the murder of snowboarder Benjamin Bradley, Csincsak said yes. He will appear on FOX television’s “America’s Most Wanted” at 8 p.m. Saturday.
Csincsak hopes the following he created with 12 million viewers watching “The Bachelorette” will cause fans to tune into “American’s Most Wanted” Saturday ” and perhaps someone who sees the show will provide clues to put Bradley’s mysterious disappearance to rest.
Bradley, a dedicated snowboarder, started hitchhiking from Colorado to Wyoming on June 2, 2006, to meet friends in Jackson Hole for his 29th birthday bash. But he never showed up. His last call from his cell phone told friends he was two hours outside Pinedale, Wyo., with his backpack and snowboard, waiting for one of them to drive down from Jackson to pick him up.
On Oct. 1, 2006, two tourists found Bradley’s body near Boar’s Tusk, Wyo. Detectives believe his body was placed there, because for Bradley to walk off his course to the area would have taken some time, according to a report on “America’s Most Wanted” website.
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Walsh and other detectives believe that a key to tracking down Bradley’s killer is the snowboard Bradley carried: a Never Summer splitboard. The board splits to form two short skis in order to climb slopes.
Walsh called in Csincsak and Jackson Hole snowboarder Rob Kingwill to describe the snowboard and how it works to national audiences. The snowboarders were filmed at Jackson Hole describing the board, as well as making some turns down the mountain.
“There’s got to be someone out there who bought his board on e-bay, or something,” Csincsak said. “There’s only 128 (of the Never Summer splitboards) out there.”
In fact, each splitboard has unique characteristics. Bradley’s was predominately black, with an eagle grasping lightning bolts in its talons. The eagle’s wings have the words “Never” written on the left and “Summer” on the right. A banner running parallel to the wings reads “Denver,” and the word “Legacy” lies on the bottom of the snowboard.
Csincsak didn’t get paid for any of his time; he did the show to help out a fellow snowboarder.
“I just looked at it as, ‘Hey, I’ve been in that kid’s shoes, not having any money and traveling around to snowboard,'” Csincsak said. “Snowboarding is not a sport ” it’s a lifestyle. And for someone to die doing what they love is tragic.”