Joshua was watching The Oprah Show when a familiar face on the screen caught his eye. He recognized Walter Edward Myer as "Eddie," the kind but strange man he had known during the two years he lived in Costa Rica—they rode the bus together and taught English at the same university. Joshua remembers that Eddie was popular with his students and invited many of them to his house for holiday events.
Joshua says that, like Chas and Ray, he considered Myer "a really nice guy." One of the only clues that something was "off" with his colleague was the fact that the otherwise talkative Myer changed the subject whenever Joshua asked him about his family.
"Luckily," Joshua says, "I had [The Oprah Winfrey Show] digitally recorded and so I was able to rewind it … eight times." Legally blind, Joshua emailed Myer's Oprah.com photo to friends who had taught with him in Costa Rica in an attempt to confirm the accused predator's identity. They agreed Myer was the fugitive, so Joshua called the FBI.