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Lost Rewind – Looking Back at the Obituary from the Season 3 Finale

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Since the powers that be have informed us that we will find out the identity of the person in the casket, I thought it would be fruitful to revisit the obituary that got Jack all worked up in last year’s finale “Through the Looking Glass”

 

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From all of the sources that I could find in HD, the following represents the most reasonable recreation of the article.  The source material is included in the gallery at the bottom.  Most of the sources provided are pre-enhancement. 

 

UPDATE: I took the screen cap from the airplane and enhaced it.  It helps clarify some words, but you could not use that cap to figure out the text alone.  The remaining spaces on the article represent the missing words.  The tildes are not representative of the number of letters in the word.  It only means that it is a short word or a long word.  The number of words remaining in the episode version match the remaining words in the “leaked” version. 

 

Los Angeles

Man found dead in
downtown loft.

     The body of John Lantham of
New York was found shortly after 4
a.m. in the ~~~~ block of Grand
Avenue.
     Ted ~~~~ a doorman at The
Tower ~~~~ complex heard loud
noises coming from the victim’s loft.
Concerned for the ~~~~ safety, he
entered the loft and discovered the
body hanging from a beam in the
living room.
     According to ~~~~ ~~~~ Ortiz,
a police spokesman, the incident
was deemed a ~~~~ ~~~~ ~~~~
~~~~.
     ~~~~~ ~~ ~~~~~ ~~ ~~~ ~~~~~
~~~. ~~~~~~ ~~~~~~ ~~~~ ~~ ~~~~
~~ ~~~ ~~~~-~~~~~~ ~~~~~ ~~~~~
~~~~~ ~~~~~.

 

 

The next is supposedly a leaked version of the article. This was originally posted at The Fuselage.  Make note that there is no proof from any of the source materials for the bottom portion of the article and where the “leaked” version used the word “found,” the version on the episode used “discovered.”  Also, there is an additional word between “to” and “Jaime” in the episode version, most likely “officer.” Also, the name “Lantham” is spelled “Latham” in the part of the article that we cannot make out from the episode.

 

Los Angeles

Man found dead in
downtown loft.

     The body of John Lantham of
New York was found shortly after 4
am in the 4300 block of Grand
Avenue.

     Ted Worden, a doorman at The
Tower Lofts complex, heard loud
noises coming from the victim’s loft.
Concerned for tenants’ safety, he
entered the loft and found the
body hanging from a beam in the
living room.

     According to Jaime Ortiz,
a police spokesman, the incident
was deemed a suicide after medical
tests.

     Latham is survived by one teenaged
son. Memorial services will be held
at the Hoffs-Drawlar Funeral Home
tomorrow evening.

 

We found out this season that Jack could not kill himself because the island wouldn’t let him. This obituary gave him some motivation to at least try. We have been left theorizing about the identity of this person since last year. There is a great deal out there about “survived by one teenaged son.”  However, no conclusions can be raised because only the “leaked” version of the article says anything about a son.  At least there will be one question answered, and most likely another one raised.

 

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