Two days following 9/11/2001, my best friend Benjamin Patrick Doyle was beaten to death while attending a party at his ex-girl friends apartment and left for dead. The following morning his sister, looking for him, found him at the bottom of the stair case of that residence covered in blood.
Police assumed he had been intoxicated and fallen to his death. He was brain dead upon arrival at the hospital. Ben was a former Marine and had pre-arranged to be an organ donor. The hospital kept him on life support until his organs could be harvested. As Ben lost his life he saved the lives of seven people he never knew.
An autopsy followed and the results revealed that he was not intoxicated at all. nothing was found in his system. The autopsy revealed something even more significant; he did not die from a fall at all but rather injuries consistent with blunt trauma resulting from a beating. His death was ruled a homicide.
By then, the scene of the crime had been spoiled. Police, not suspecting foul play did not secure the area. Witnesses had a chance to talk to each other and get their stories straight, the apartment had been cleaned and no one knew anything.
It has been over ten years now and despite Ben's story being aired on Americas Most Wanted there has been few positive results (see AMW report here: http://www.amw.com/fugitives/case.cfm?id=39583&refresh=1 ) but we have not lost hope that this killer will be brought to justice.
We have developed a Facebook Tribute page in honor of Ben so that people who knew Ben or sympathies with his family can stop in and visit, "like" his page and offer support. We want to get many, many "likes" for Ben's page to present to Americas Most Wanted once again in hopes they will do an update on his case. We cannot rest with this killer at large.
If you have a facebook account please go to https://www.facebook.com/findbenskiller and show his family and friends your support by "liking" his page. Any help, from anyone at this point will be greatly appreciated!