A Decade After This Dad Was Declared Dead, A Man Turned Up At His Family Home Claiming To Be Him

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Image: New York Post

It’s 2008 in New York City and Kwame Seku is walking the streets thousands of miles from his California home. Suddenly, he is recognized – not as a retired teacher from San Diego, but as a missing man named Winston Bright. However, there’s just one problem – Bright has been officially dead for eight years.

Image: Leslie Bright via Daily Mail

On June 20, 1970, Winston and Leslie Bright tied the knot. With the groom dressed in a smart black tuxedo and the bride sporting a delicate white lace veil, they looked the very picture of the perfect happy couple. But just two decades later, their story would take a bizarre turn.

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Image: David Shankbone

Together, Winston and Leslie set up home in Stuyvesant Town, a sprawling post-war development found on the edge of Manhattan in New York City. And over time, they welcomed three children to their family. Meanwhile, Winston established a career with the New York Telephone Company, where he worked as a switch operator.

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