Boozing kayaker from Key West paddled off Into the foggy night to his sailboat; found days later in creek

Coast Guard drill near Baltimore, Maryland. The Chesapeake Today photo

Coast Guard drill near Baltimore, Maryland. The Chesapeake Today photo

Boozing Kayaker Paddled Off Into the Foggy Night

Key West carpenter died in eerily similar way as his girlfriend did, after they had a weekend of drinking and ending in a fight…will her spirit now get some rest?

ANNAPOLIS, MD. — (October 15, 2015) –Maryland Natural Resources Police report that officers recovered the body of a man last week in Back Creek.

The victim, Kenneth Scott McKiel, 41, of Key West, Fl., who lived aboard a sailboat, was found at about 7:20 a.m. on Oct. 6, 2015, floating in the water near the dead end of 6th Street in Annapolis.

kenneth Scott McKield arrested after DUI demo derby in Key West Florida. photo courtesy of ROB O'NEAL/The Citizen

Kenneth Scott McKiel arrested after DUI demo derby in Key West Florida. photo courtesy of ROB O’NEAL/The Citizen

McKiel had been drinking on board a friend’s sailboat on the evening of Thursday, October 1. Just after midnight, McKiel set out in the heavy fog and rain to his boat.

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His friend said he watched McKiel paddle in the kayak until he lost sight of him, and assumed he returned to his vessel safely.  After not hearing from McKiel for several days, his friend called in a missing person report. NRP officers found his body after a quick canvas of the area.

McKiel was not wearing a life-jacket and no foul play is suspected. The body was transported to the Maryland Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for an autopsy.

McKiel had a history of not being able to operate a motor vehicle after drinking any more than a kayak. In Key West Florida, his drinking bout led to an adventure of bumper cars on a local highway.

The Florida Keys News reported that, “An allegedly intoxicated man played bumper cars on Frances and then Southard streets about 5:15 p.m. Monday, causing an estimated $20,000 in damage to property in his path, police said.

Kenneth Scott McKiel was charged with four misdemeanors: hit and run, DUI with property damage, refusing to submit to DUI tests and driving while his license was either suspended, canceled or revoked.”  see MORE

McKiel’s girlfriend died in similar way two years ago

Kenneth Scott McKield Facebook profile photo

Kenneth Scott McKiel Facebook profile photo

In another incident in 2013, a girlfriend of McKiel died in a strikingly similar way.

According to the Key West Keynoter on Oct. 9, 2013, Angela Taylor, 36, of Key West died after a night of partying.

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office reported that a boater called the U. S. Coast Guard when he found a dinghy washed up on shore near Man Key. The newspaper reported that the dinghy belonged to Taylor.  Her body was later found in Boco Grand Channel by a Coast Guard crew.  McKiel, her boyfriend, was interviewed by detectives. McKiel lived on a boat about a 100 yards away from where Taylor lived on her boat.

“He said they were at a party, drinking, from Friday night until the early morning hours Saturday,” said a Sheriff’s spokeswoman. 

 “He said they left the party and returned to his boat in her dinghy…. They argued and she left his boat on her dinghy about 1:30 a.m.” Saturday. 

Accidental drowning or unsolved Murder?

Did she paddle away in her dinghy after their argument or was she pushed overboard?

Kenneth Scott McKiel Monroe County jail

Kenneth Scott McKiel Monroe County jail

Arrest Date: 08/12/2004 CAD #: MCSO04CAD076506 Arrest #: MCSO04ARR007109 Offense #: MCSO04OFF007622
Address:
CHRISTMAS TREE ISLAND, KEY WEST,

Occupation:
SELF EMPLOYEED
CARPENTER
Arrest Location: US1 @ 69 MILE MARKER LAYTON,
Charges:
1 Unknown
Count(s) of 941.02.
WANTED IN ANOTHER STATE OR COUNTY
Officer/Agency: 4113 – MCSO\ROAD PATROL – SECTOR 4    Bond Amount: $0
Arrest Date: 12/28/2004 CAD #: Arrest #: MCSO04ARR011469 Offense #: KWPD04OFF012359
Address:
CHRISTMAS TREE ISLAND, KEY WEST,

Occupation:
SELF EMPLOYEED
CARPENTER
Arrest Location: COAST GUARD BASE KEY WEST KEY WEST,
Charges:
1 Unknown
Count(s) of 316.192.1
RECKLESS DRIVING
Officer/Agency: KWPD – KWPD    Bond Amount: $0
Arrest Date: 01/19/2005 CAD #: Arrest #: MCSO05ARR000542 Offense #: KWPD05OFF000671
Address:
CHRISTMAS TREE ISLAND, KEY WEST,

Occupation:
SELF EMPLOYEED
CARPENTER
Arrest Location: MARGARET ST KEY WEST, 261
Charges:
1 Misdemeanor
Count(s) of 893.13.1a2
LESS THAN 20 GRAMS
1 Unknown
Count(s) of 999.9999.9999
MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE VIOL
Officer/Agency: KWPD – KWPD    Bond Amount: $0
Arrest Date: 03/17/2006 CAD #: Arrest #: MCSO06ARR002422 Offense #: KWPD06-40141
Address:
CHRISTMAS TREE ISLAND, KEY WEST,

Occupation:
SELF EMPLOYEED
CARPENTER
Arrest Location: CATHERINE STREET KEY WEST, 300
Charges:
1 Misdemeanor
Count(s) of 316.061.
LEAVE SCENE ACCIDENT INVOLVING DAMAGE TO PROP
Officer/Agency: KWPD – KWPD    Bond Amount: $0
Arrest Date: 03/17/2006 CAD #: Arrest #: MCSO06ARR002421 Offense #: KWPD06-40142
Address:
CHRISTMAS TREE ISLAND, KEY WEST,

Occupation:
SELF EMPLOYEED
CARPENTER
Arrest Location: CATHERINE AND THOMAS STREET KEY WEST,
Charges:
1 Unknown
Count(s) of 316.061.1
ACC-MORE THAN $50 DAMAGE -SPECIFY AMOUNT
1 Unknown
Count(s) of 316.193.1A
TRAFFIC OFFENSE DUI – DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE
1 Unknown
Count(s) of 322.34.2
OPERATE WHILE SUSP/CANC/REVOKED-W/KNOWLEDGE
Officer/Agency: KWPD – KWPD    Bond Amount: $0
Arrest Date: 03/17/2006 CAD #: Arrest #: MCSO06ARR002423 Offense #: KWPD06-1735
Address:
CHRISTMAS TREE ISLAND, KEY WEST,

Occupation:
SELF EMPLOYEED
CARPENTER
Arrest Location: 300 BLOCK OF CATHERINE STREET KEY WEST,
Charges:
1 Felony
Count(s) of 316.1935.3
AGGRAV FLEE ATT ELUDE LEO W INJURY OR PROP DMG
1 Felony
Count(s) of 812.014.2c6
VEH THEFT – GRAND MOTORIZED VEHICLE (UNDER $100,000)
1 Unknown
Count(s) of 843.02.
RESISTING W/OUT VIOLENCE
Officer/Agency: KWPD – KWPD    Bond Amount: $0
Arrest Date: 11/12/2007 CAD #: MCSO07CAD091210 Arrest #: MCSO07ARR007569 Offense #: MCSO07OFF008186
Address:
CHRISTMAS TREE ISLAND, KEY WEST,

Occupation:
SELF EMPLOYEED
CARPENTER
Arrest Location: COLLEGE RD STOCK ISLAND, 5501
Charges:
1 Felony
Count(s) of 812.014.2c
LARC – OVER 300 DOLLARS UNDER 20000 DOLLARS
Officer/Agency: D635 –     Bond Amount: $10000
Arrest Date: 11/12/2007 CAD #: Arrest #: MCSO07ARR008190 Offense #: MCSO07OFF010146
Address:
CHRISTMAS TREE ISLAND, KEY WEST,

Occupation:
SELF EMPLOYEED
CARPENTER
Arrest Location: COLLEGE RD STOCK ISLAND, 5501
Charges:
1 Misdemeanor
Count(s) of 327.3.
PUBLIC ORDER CRIMES – FAIL TO REPORT BOAT ACCIDENT
1 Misdemeanor
Count(s) of 327.3.5
PUBLIC ORDER CRIMES – LEAVE SCENE OF VESSEL ACCIDENT PROP DMG ONLY
1 Misdemeanor
Count(s) of 823.11.
HEALTH-SAFETY – ABANDONED VESSEL
Officer/Agency: D635 –     Bond Amount: $4500
Arrest Date: 10/09/2008 CAD #: Arrest #: MCSO08ARR005859 Offense #: MCSO08OFF008762
Address:
CHRISTMAS TREE ISLAND, KEY WEST,

Occupation:
SELF EMPLOYEED
CARPENTER
Arrest Location: COLLEGE RD KEY WEST, 5501
Charges:
1 Unknown
Count(s) of 948.06
OR COMMTY CONT RE UNK/FEL/MISD/JUV NON CRITRIA
Officer/Agency: D610 – MCSO\CORRECTIONS    Bond Amount: $0
Arrest Date: 10/12/2009 CAD #: Arrest #: MCSO09ARR006695 Offense #: KWPD09OFF400842
Address:
CHRISTMAS TREE ISLAND, KEY WEST,

Occupation:
SELF EMPLOYEED
CARPENTER
Arrest Location: SOUTHARD ST KEY WEST, 1000
Charges:
1 Misdemeanor
Count(s) of 316.061.1
LEAVE SCENE OF CRASH INVOLVE DAMAGE TO PROP
8 Misdemeanor
Count(s) of 316.193.3c1
DUI AND DAMAGE PROPERTY
1 Misdemeanor
Count(s) of 316.1939.
REFUSAL TO SUBMIT TO TEST
1 Unknown
Count(s) of 322.34.2
OPERATE WHILE SUSP/CANC/REVOKED-W/KNOWLEDGE
Officer/Agency: KWPD – KWPD    Bond Amount: $0
Arrest Date: 05/04/2011 CAD #: MCSO Arrest #: MCSO11ARR001924 Offense #: KWPD11OFF002419
Address:
CHRISTMAS TREE ISLAND, KEY WEST,

Occupation:
SELF EMPLOYEED
CARPENTER
Arrest Location: COLLEGE RD STOCK ISLAND, 5501
Charges:
1 Unknown
Count(s) of 948.06Officer/Agency: KWPD – KWPD    Bond Amount: $15000
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