The leader of a Jacksonville-area nudist club said the former youth pastor and mental health counselor suspected of dismembering a teen boy 23 years ago attended several local nudist events.
For more than two decades, Laster was known as “John Doe” to investigators looking into his death. His dismembered body was recovered behind a dumpster on Highway 441 near Interstate 10 on June 5, 1994.
The leader of First Coast Naturists recognized Hyde from his photo.
He said Hyde “came to a couple of events but never became a member … No one had a problem with him … he seemed OK … not outwardly weird or anything.”