Was Dr. H. Wayne Carver, Newtown’s Chief Medical Examiner at the time of the Sandy Hook shooting, photographed acting as a member of Newtown’s Fire Police and directing traffic in front of the school, at the intersection of Riverside Road and Dickenson Drive?
I encountered this claim for the very first time after it was posted on Facebook by a “Janice Anderson”:
While the claim regarding David Wheeler (mistakenly referred to as “Dan Wheeler” by the author) has already been addressed here, the idea that Dr. Carver also played multiple roles that day was completely new to me. When asked for proof, “Janice” provided the following photo:
Since it’s clear that the photograph being used to support this claim was heavily cropped, the first thing I did was locate the original, taken by AP photographer Frank Becerra, Jr.:
From there, I was also able to find a different photo of the same man taken on the same day, this time on Getty Images:
It was immediately obvious to me that this face — even as it is mostly obscured by a shadows, sunglasses, and a hat — does not belong to Dr. H. Wayne Carver. And there is an even more noticeable difference in the bodies. As demonstrated in the following photo, Dr. Carver was an enormous mountain of a man:
But if that’s not Dr. H. Wayne Carver dressed as a member of the Fire Police and directing traffic, then who is it? Who is this mystery man directing traffic while wearing a bright green “Fire Police” cap? Well, it turns out that he is actually a member of Newtown’s Fire Police force.
Looking through some of Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue’s photos, I noticed this picture of a man who bore an uncanny resemblance to the man seen directing traffic:
This man’s name is Karl Sieling Sr., and back in December of 2012, he was Newtown’s Chief of Fire Police, having worked for the department for nearly fourteen years. Here’s a picture of him directing traffic at Sandy Hook’s LobsterFest 2011:
Notice he’s wearing the same exact sunglasses in all three photos. Also notice that he is of average or even below average height, a stark contrast from hulking Dr. Carver.
Here’s one last photo, taken from Karl’s Facebook page, for a closer look at his facial features:
Same exact nose, same exact beard, and again, same exact sunglasses.
Karl’s identity has even been confirmed by a friend, posting on the AR15.com message board:
I see my friend Karl here, being accused of being the weird coroner guy.
THIS is the fireman you’re seeing in the pictures… Karl Sieling Sr.
He’s the Chief of Fire Police. It’s his job to direct traffic, while the police are too busy doing other things, like investigating the shooting of 26 children and adult women. He’s an ex Newtown cop and is EXTREMELY active in the Newtown community, as far as doing charity work, benefits, public speaking, etc. He’s also a devoted Constitutionalist and couldn’t be more against our current government administration.
And he’s no actor.
So, after already having seen the Phelps’ and the Robbie Parker interview, and then seeing Karl being brought into this… It got my conspiracy minded brain thinking. I started thinking to myself, “What the fuck. What’s true now? What’s bullshit and what’s true? Because THIS certainly isn’t true!”
So, I contacted Karl and told him what I was seeing. It was news to him, to find out he was part of some crazy conspiracy. Not only did it piss him off, but it also got him worried. Not only worried that his name is being passed around in a negative way… But also worried that this whole story itself, was getting out of hand. We ALL know people involved in the shooting. And none of us want to see a friend’s name getting dragged into the md, especially since so many horrific things are already under everyone’s belts.
And it’s true: Karl really, really disliked the Obama administration (or any other democrat, for that matter), a fact he has made abundantly clear on both Facebook and Twitter. He is also an avid supporter of gun rights, so he was likely less-than-enthused to learn that he’s actually an actor, hired to participate in a phony school shooting, coordinated by President Obama himself, in an effort to take everyone’s guns away from them. But at least he seems to have a sense of humor about it: