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Calif. Diver Vows to Find, Photograph bin Laden's Body


"It's what they found the Titanic with, it's sidescan sonar, and it's very high tech."

A California diver is about to spend $400,000 and two weeks looking for unequivocal proof that the U.S. killed Osama bin Laden. He's setting out to find and film the body of the world's former number one terrorist.

"I'm doing it because I am a patriotic American who wants to know the truth. I do it for the world," veteran diver Bill Warren told the New York Post.

The money will go toward renting a ship in India for $10,000 a day, and another $1,000 a day will go toward a remote-controlled submarine.

WDAM-TV gives more details about the mission:

Warren claims he has a good idea where bin Laden's body is located, and said his 180-foot boat is waiting in Western India with high-tech equipment that can point out just about anything in water.

"It's what they found the Titanic with, it's sidescan sonar, and it's very high tech," Warren said.

There's a lot of thought that finding the body in an open ocean will be very difficult, and bin Laden's body may be decomposed beyond recognition.

"The fish can't get at it. It's in a sealed Navy burial bag, zipped up," Warren said. "White canvass rubber lined inside, 200-pounds of weights."

Warren already has plans if he does find the corpse.

"We would photograph, videotape, do a DNA test and then try to figure out what we are going to do with his body after that," he said.

Bin Laden, who was killed in early May by a team of Navy SEALS, was buried in the Arabian sea by the air craft carrier USS Carl Vinson. The administration decided on that procedure so as not to create a pilgrimage site for radical Muslims. Photos of bin Laden's corpse have not been releases, but they have been shown to a select group of legislators.

"The Obama administration should have released the photo, like we did with Billy the Kid, or [John] Dillinger, or even Saddam Hussein," Warren told the Post. "I have a Russian girlfriend, and she tells me that over there, in intelligence circles, they don't believe bin Laden's really dead."

Warren has discovered more than 200 shipwrecks in his career. He hasn't said when he will undertake his bin Laden mission.

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