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mysticrose
08-06-2010, 06:15 PM
Cumberland, Md., Police Probe Reported Abduction
Suspect may have 2nd child
Updated: Friday, 06 Aug 2010, 5:37 PM EDT
Published : Friday, 06 Aug 2010, 4:15 PM EDT


CUMBERLAND, Md. - A 6-year-old Cumberland girl says she was kidnapped by man who choked her, hit her in the head with a rock and then drove off with another small child in his van, police said Friday.

The FBI said it was monitoring local authorities' search for the suspect, described by the girl as a thin, white man with a tattooed neck driving a black van.

Police didn't know his relationship to the 4-year-old boy with whom the girl said she talked while riding to the rural spot where she was allegedly assaulted Thursday afternoon.

She sought help from a nearby resident who called police when she showed up at his door. Her mother had reported her missing about 20 minutes earlier, police said.

http://www.myfoxdc.com/dpp/news/maryland/cumberland-md-police-probe-reported-abduction-080610

Filly
08-07-2010, 03:37 AM
"Somebody stole me" This is what this little girl said to a man who woke to find a naked, battered and bruised little girl holding her bathing suit in her hand and crying.

Police released a photo of the vehicle the little girl was taken in. Either a van or SUV. White male with possibly a tattoo on his neck.

Poor, poor baby. Praying the little boy is safe.



http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/38600431/ns/local_news-hagerstown_md/

Debbie3223
08-07-2010, 09:01 AM
Angels :angel: were with this lil girl..Im so glad sheis ok... for the most part...and was able to find help..

wonder who the lil boy is.. hope they find this monster TODAY!!

Salem
08-07-2010, 11:27 AM
That poor man that she went to for help is just all choked up in the video, bless his heart. This poor child.

I hope they catch the POS quickly. If the 4-year old was in a car seat, I'm thinking it is someone the POS was supposed to have - either his child, or a child he agreed to pick up from school or something. I hope the child made it home safely.

Ugghhhgghghg,

Salem

KaylynnCouture
08-07-2010, 11:30 AM
Police Release Possible Photo of Abductors Van

http://your4state.com/fulltext/?nxd_id=127645

Belinda
08-07-2010, 11:45 AM
That poor man that she went to for help is just all choked up in the video, bless his heart. This poor child.

I hope they catch the POS quickly. If the 4-year old was in a car seat, I'm thinking it is someone the POS was supposed to have - either his child, or a child he agreed to pick up from school or something. I hope the child made it home safely.

Ugghhhgghghg,

Salem

Oh my gosh, I just watched the video with the man. I am so thankful that she found a home with someone so obviously caring. He is clearly tore up over this, as anyone would be. He will always be her guardian angel now.

laura08
08-07-2010, 03:04 PM
Hope they catch this guy. Am thankful the little girl is okay. On Mystics link there is a comment by a guy saying he is at Nana's house. I thought it was Random comment wonder if they have checked to see where he is located. Or it could be a troll comment and nothing of importance. I don't like hearing she was found naked and they did a rape test, I pray thats not what happened.

Elphaba
08-07-2010, 03:14 PM
Over in the Missing section we have a PA Amber Alert dealing with a possible abduction of an unknown child seen in a van.

Lovejac
08-07-2010, 11:08 PM
They've idenitified the POS suspect!!!

Police have released the identity of the man they say kidnapped and assaulted a six-year-old girl in Allegany County.Allegany County investigators have an arrest warrant for Stephen Westfall of Arch Street in Cumberland

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/38600431/ns/local_news-hagerstown_md/

Filly
08-08-2010, 06:37 PM
Lovejac special thanks.

O.K. this guy says he is an author, He had a book published. Has another one supposed to be published.

They still haven't found him. I'm wondering why the law has a mugshot on him?




Myspace



http://www.myspace.com/stevieo1965



Ummmmmmmm, anyone care to read the description of this novel?


http://www.publishamerica.net/product19383.html

Lovejac
08-08-2010, 06:59 PM
Lovejac special thanks.

O.K. this guy says he is an author, He had a book published. Has another one supposed to be published.

They still haven't found him. I'm wondering why the law has a mugshot on him?




Myspace



http://www.myspace.com/stevieo1965



Ummmmmmmm, anyone care to read the description of this novel?


http://www.publishamerica.net/product19383.html

a dreaded disease we inherited from the tainted blood of our ancestors’ evil desires

Truer words have never been spoken. But 32.95, I think NOT :snooty:

Lovejac
08-08-2010, 07:03 PM
http://www.google.com/profiles/huggiebear43

Lovejac
08-08-2010, 07:06 PM
http://times-news.com/breakingnews/x1243789532/Authorities-identify-suspect-in-alleged-abduction

The suspect, Stephen Matthew Westfall, 44, of Arch Street, remained at large late Saturday. He was last seen at his residence early Saturday morning, and witnesses told police he left on foot.


The victim told authorities that another child, a boy, was also in the van, riding in a child safety seat in the back. The boy told the victim he was 4 years old but did not tell her his name.

Dick said the boy is not a victim, and was not in any danger, but declined to comment further.

Elphaba
08-08-2010, 07:08 PM
He's a Publish on Demand "author"... ie: he submitted his written work to Publish America and in turn they publish his work if people order it (anyone can get this done... writing talent not needed). Usually POD Publishers and Vanity Press companies (you pay bookoos of money to get your work published with a VP) tend to not put hard lines down on editing and content , so I hope LE takes the time to read his "book"... it could be very telling about him.

Filly
08-08-2010, 07:15 PM
http://www.google.com/profiles/huggiebear43

He and his girlfriend moved back to Maryland from Kentucky in 2009.

Places he lived or so he says: Florida, California, Kentucky and of course Maryland.

Do they know where this little boy is? It looks like the "fiance" has quite a few grands. Maybe it's on of those poor kids.

What in the world would make a human being do that to a child? Also originally they said possible tattoo on his neck. In his mugshot in the one article they described tattoos, but I didn't see one on the neck. That poor little baby girl. No doubt she had to comb over mugshots?

Raging lunatic. Oh yeah and as Elphaba said about editing and such. In his Myspace profile he used the word "too" instead of "to". Hey, no big deal but if you're a writer like ummmmmm you would know, right?

Lovejac
08-08-2010, 07:20 PM
He and his girlfriend moved back to Maryland from Kentucky in 2009.

Places he lived or so he says: Florida, California, Kentucky and of course Maryland.

Do they know where this little boy is? It looks like the "fiance" has quite a few grands. Maybe it's on of those poor kids.

What in the world would make a human being do that to a child? Also originally they said possible tattoo on his neck. In his mugshot in the one article they described tattoos, but I didn't see one on the neck. That poor little baby girl. No doubt she had to comb over mugshots?

Raging lunatic. Oh yeah and as Elphaba said about editing and such. In his Myspace profile he used the word "too" instead of "to". Hey, no big deal but if you're a writer like ummmmmm you would know, right?

BBM.

I hope he doesn't try to say he was doing "research for a new book" :rolleyes:

That one article I found above states that the boy in the van was not in any danger. I wonder if it was his grandson. That is tooooooo creepy. I hope the boy has no memories of it.

What a brave little girl.

Missizzy
08-08-2010, 07:27 PM
Also been in the Navy. Did everyone notice the names of his book:

"Stephen Matthew Westfall is a successfully published author of horror, his first book being titled “Midnight Collection Tales From an Undead World”."

You are so right, Filly, he's no writer!!

Missizzy
08-08-2010, 07:28 PM
Is it possible that the boy was a relative and was used as a lure for the little girl?

Missizzy
08-08-2010, 07:31 PM
http://www.google.com/profiles/huggiebear43

This will probably disappear from the link so I'm posting it, with editing:

Stephen and H both grew up together in Cumberland, Maryland, where they attended high school together but over the years were separated until being reunited after almost 25 years.

Stephen and H moved from Kentucky back to Maryland in the early part of 2009, to be near family and friends.

Their daughter S is an honor student at XXXX, where she is active in the XXX and the XXX department.

When not writing, Stephen enjoys participating in outdoor activities such as camping and fishing, or spending quiet times with H and S.

Stephen is also a veteran of the U.S. Navy having served during the early 1980’s after his high school graduation."

Where I grew up:
Cumberland, Maryland

Places I've lived:
Maryland,Florida,California,Kentucky

Schools I've attended:
Fort Hill High School; Frostburg State College

Other names
Steve



more at link

mysticrose
08-08-2010, 07:48 PM
Well if he left on foot he probally is going to go off himself ......

Missizzy
08-08-2010, 07:54 PM
http://hubpages.com/hub/The-Morbid-World-Of-A-Demented-Published-Author

"Crazy you say? A demented mind you accuse me of being posessed with? Alas, my insanity be nothing more than a dreaded disease I inherited from the tainted blood of my evil ancestors!"

Also, includes; "Images from my mind".

Note: If you enlarge the book cover, the biography is a bit different. There's a lot of information about links to Catlettsburg and Ashland, Kentucky. He also says he enjoys sitting outside and watching wild animals roam through their yard.

FWIW, his MS page just disappeared as did several other very close to the same name, just with different #s at the end .

Missizzy
08-08-2010, 08:08 PM
On the MS page which is still open, I believe the fiance is the first friend. That name comes up with a FB and MS pages. LOTS of little ones. Maybe that's what filly meant above. I was just so focused on another one which disappeared.

Missizzy
08-08-2010, 08:17 PM
Another MS linked to SW.

http://www.myspace.com/2liveluvnlaugh

fhc
08-08-2010, 09:05 PM
May I post his convictions?

Missizzy
08-08-2010, 09:29 PM
I definitely think you should post his convictions!! I'm impressed you found them. I checked all the states listed and didn't find anything. Good find, fhc.

I don't think that violates any rule.

Filly
08-08-2010, 09:30 PM
May I post his convictions?


Please do. I mean they are public knowledge know? Then again I'm not sure how that works. I'd love to know why I am looking at a mugshot of him.

Meanwhile I found his first wife name Lea died. Early. She was in her 40's.


http://www.herald-mail.com/?cmd=displaystory&story_id=165153&format=print

LadyL
08-08-2010, 09:35 PM
http://www.google.com/profiles/huggiebear43

from that link:

'My subperb Writing Skills'

:waitasec:
:banghead:

fhc
08-08-2010, 09:38 PM
idk if this will work

http://casesearch.courts.state.md.us/inquiry/inquiryDetail.jis?caseId=21K02029423&loc=59&detailLoc=K

Filly
08-08-2010, 09:40 PM
Another MS linked to SW.

http://www.myspace.com/2liveluvnlaugh

That's who I thought the fiance is, Izzy. However, it would make more sense it's the Buddah Bell lady as she is first on his Myspace.

Oh the evil that lurks within.

This guy had to do something off. He had to have hurt kids in the past. I doubt this is his first time of hurting a child. Somewhere out there I'm betting it pops up he did something bizarre.

fhc
08-08-2010, 09:45 PM
That's who I thought the fiance is, Izzy. However, it would make more sense it's the Buddah Bell lady as she is first on his Myspace.

Oh the evil that lurks within.

This guy had to do something off. He had to have hurt kids in the past. I doubt this is his first time of hurting a child. Somewhere out there I'm betting it pops up he did something bizarre.

like arson? malicious burning? reckless endangerment?

Filly
08-08-2010, 09:46 PM
idk if this will work

http://casesearch.courts.state.md.us/inquiry/inquiryDetail.jis?caseId=21K02029423&loc=59&detailLoc=K

Yepper, it works. Thank you dear.:blowkiss:

One of the cases is still active. Hmmmmmmmm. I noticed one he is the Plaintiff. I'm clueless on those things so I have no idea what he did, but seeing he did something illegal over the span of all those years spells ticking time bomb.

Filly
08-08-2010, 09:50 PM
like arson? malicious burning? reckless endangerment?



;)You're like my psychic sister. I see. I so see now.

Dang, arson? Malicious burning? Reckless endangerment? Yikes.:eek:

Now I am wondering how his wife died at such a young age.

LadyL
08-08-2010, 09:59 PM
That's who I thought the fiance is, Izzy. However, it would make more sense it's the Buddah Bell lady as she is first on his Myspace.

Oh the evil that lurks within.

This guy had to do something off. He had to have hurt kids in the past. I doubt this is his first time of hurting a child. Somewhere out there I'm betting it pops up he did something bizarre.

that MS is his 17 year old daughter (or stepdaughter)

I think that link should be deleted as she's a minor (I know you didn't post it Filly - just didn't want to quote the original post with the link in it)

LadyL
08-08-2010, 10:07 PM
Over in the Missing section we have a PA Amber Alert dealing with a possible abduction of an unknown child seen in a van.

yes and the witnesses said it was a little girl right?

was it a black van? and is it close to this place in MD? forgive me, I'm Canadian & have (mostly) no idea about American geography

fhc
08-08-2010, 10:10 PM
http://www.wbaltv.com/r/24552605/detail.html

Westfall has a tattoo of two hearts and separate tattoo an eagle on his right arm, the "Grim Reaper" on his left arm, and a joker on his back, according to police.

fhc
08-08-2010, 10:14 PM
http://times-news.com/local/x1778838830/Abduction-suspect-still-at-large

suspect still at large

Filly
08-08-2010, 10:36 PM
that MS is his 17 year old daughter (or stepdaughter)

I think that link should be deleted as she's a minor (I know you didn't post it Filly - just didn't want to quote the original post with the link in it)

Thanks Lady L. It made more sense that the Mee Maw was the fiance.

Missizzy
08-09-2010, 12:00 AM
I'm confused. I thought the MS page I posted was for an older woman. If not, I will immediately delete. Let me know. Thanks.

The cases are scary and confusing and he surely isn't working out his probation too smoothly. What exactly is an "Infamous Crime Report"?

Malicious burning mixed in with some of the other elements doesn't bode well with me these days.

Missizzy
08-09-2010, 12:17 AM
I wonder if the fact that the child said she saw a tattoo on the slimeball's neck, means that he had his shirt off as The Joker is supposed to be on his back. YUCK.

Also, that curious comment (about being at Nana's house) under the very first article linked is still there. I see it as PST. Not sure how it corresponds with ET. It could be a troll as I see no one in the entire US listed as Jason Ryan Fanucchi.

TGIRecovered
08-09-2010, 01:52 AM
http://www.google.com/profiles/huggiebear43

From his profile page:

My superpower- "My subperb Writing Skills"
Notice how he spelled "superb"...sub-perb!
I am so impressed with his writing skills- Not!

Belinda
08-09-2010, 02:24 AM
Just posting the record for ease of viewing. He had one criminal prior. The rest were traffic and civil. I find no priors in other states.

Stephen Matthew Westfall

Filing Date: 01/28/2002
Sentence Date: 05/30/2002

Offense: 2nd Degree Arson
Disposition: Nolle Prossed

Offense: 1st Degree Malicious Burning
Plea: Guilty
Sentence: 10 years suspended

Offense: Reckless Endangerment
Disposition: Nolle Prossed

Offense: Malicious Destruction of Property Over $500
Disposition: Nolle Prossed

Another huge court failure. Lack of prosecution. Lack of appropriate sentencing.

Filly
08-09-2010, 08:45 AM
Still not caught but LE got 911 calls where folks saw a man matching this description walking along a tow path?






http://www.herald-mail.com/?cmd=displaystory&story_id=250575

Filly
08-09-2010, 08:48 AM
I wonder if the fact that the child said she saw a tattoo on the slimeball's neck, means that he had his shirt off as The Joker is supposed to be on his back. YUCK.

Also, that curious comment (about being at Nana's house) under the very first article linked is still there. I see it as PST. Not sure how it corresponds with ET. It could be a troll as I see no one in the entire US listed as Jason Ryan Fanucchi.

Man, Izzy we so think alike. I automatically thought this poor baby saw the joker tattoo on his back and confused it with the neck. Poor little girl I can't even believe after all that trauma she was able to give information.

Also, I saw that comment and I too looked up that Jason name. Was it a way for the family to let people know he returned the little boy?:waitasec:

Missizzy
08-09-2010, 11:03 AM
OK, I'm going to go for it and hope it doesn't clear the room. Sorry about this guys, but I think we have to keep this date in mind while we look at this crime AND this guy's clearly stated interests:

http://members.cox.net/lop1/SRAcalendar.html


"Aug 3
Satanic Revels
sexual/oral, anal, vaginal
7-17 (female)"


So if Westfall is worth his salt at researching horror and the "undead", he'd surely know about the calendars available to all people who choose to learn or practice rituals related to Satanism. NOTE: Not Paganism, Wiccan, Islam, Judaism, Christianity, Shamanism, Hinduism, Buddhism, nor any other path/following/belief/religion--but Satanism.

This little girl is six but maybe she's as close as he could come to the right age. One thing I've learned from my research is that the dates are important but there's some wiggle room as victims are hard to procure. I wish we knew why his wife died so young. For those interested, the calendar linked to above, has lots of information. There are also many, many similar ones available on the net.

I honestly wish I hadn't come upon this knowledge but I have. I feel it short-sighted and wrong not to consider ALL possibilities and motives.

Please don't shoot the messenger.

Belinda
08-09-2010, 01:40 PM
Alright Missizzy. You have me totally convinced. In fact I even saved the calendar on my computer even though it scares the bejesus out of me. There are just too many weird coincidences going on in these cases to ignore.

Missizzy
08-09-2010, 03:19 PM
Thank you Belinda and Kaylynn (and yes, I know I have Filly's ear). But I still cleared the room. That makes me sad.

The fact remains that these calendars exist and sick people will use anything to further their evil. All a psychopath or pedophile needs is yet another "excuse" to do evil things. It's like a ticket to ride.

Remember the three types of Satanism--theistic (the Biblical Satan that Christians and Jews believe in), atheistic (meaning that you are your own god a la Anton LaVey--if you want it, take it) and pseudo (just playing or dabbling). I don't CARE what you call it, it just seems that far too many evil inexplicable crimes occur on or around these dates. I think it's been under our radar for far too long. If you read about LaVey's brand of Satanism, there's a joker/trickster element. It's almost as if they really get off on committing their evil under our noses.

Belinda
08-09-2010, 03:24 PM
Remember the three types of Satanism--theistic (the Biblical Satan that Christians and Jews believe in), atheistic (meaning that you are your own god a la Anton LaVey--if you want it, take it) and pseudo (just playing or dabbling).

Didn't know that either. Adding it to my new file. This is some heavy-duty stuff.

Missizzy, I can always count on you to learn me up!

fhc
08-09-2010, 03:40 PM
Thank you to Miss Izzy & Belinda for being brave enough to go where most fear to tread. Knowledge is power against evil. Now i must admit, i'm afraid to open that website and so appreciate those that will :)

CHICANA
08-09-2010, 03:44 PM
Please do. I mean they are public knowledge know? Then again I'm not sure how that works. I'd love to know why I am looking at a mugshot of him.

Meanwhile I found his first wife name Lea died. Early. She was in her 40's.


http://www.herald-mail.com/?cmd=displaystory&story_id=165153&format=print

She died at home. Really strange that her sister listed in the obit died 12 days later, she was also at home.
Last name Gatrell.

http://www.herald-mail.com/?cmd=displaystory&story_id=166112&format=print

carbuff
08-09-2010, 03:49 PM
I don't necessarily disbelieve your basic premise, but I've seen various Satanic calendars that wind up naming half the days of the year as one ritual or another. The free-lance Satanism advocates seem to be willing to steal any holiday from any religion and twist it -- especially from traditional deities like Kali who are "dark" by Western standards. So I hesitate to ascribe a crime to Satanism based just on the date, unless it's a major "holiday."

But that said, there's something about this particular case -- maybe the guy's bad writing -- that makes me wonder whether you might be right.

fhc
08-09-2010, 04:04 PM
She died at home. Really strange that her sister listed in the obit died 12 days later, she was also at home.
Last name Gatrell.

http://www.herald-mail.com/?cmd=displaystory&story_id=166112&format=print

several kowinky dinks. Also, the same year he published his book but ask for donations to pay for funeral costs! The sisters had an 18 year age difference...would the older sister have felt like she had lost her child? Did she blame SW or question anything related to Lea's death?

This guy is so dark and twisted, idk.

fhc
08-09-2010, 04:07 PM
Just posting the record for ease of viewing. He had one criminal prior. The rest were traffic and civil. I find no priors in other states.

Stephen Matthew Westfall

Filing Date: 01/28/2002
Sentence Date: 05/30/2002

Offense: 2nd Degree Arson
Disposition: Nolle Prossed

Offense: 1st Degree Malicious Burning
Plea: Guilty
Sentence: 10 years suspended

Offense: Reckless Endangerment
Disposition: Nolle Prossed

Offense: Malicious Destruction of Property Over $500
Disposition: Nolle Prossed

Another huge court failure. Lack of prosecution. Lack of appropriate sentencing.

and violated probation. I'm seeing he pleaded guilty to the arson & mal.burning to have the reckless endangerment charge dropped.

Filly
08-09-2010, 04:54 PM
She died at home. Really strange that her sister listed in the obit died 12 days later, she was also at home.
Last name Gatrell.

http://www.herald-mail.com/?cmd=displaystory&story_id=166112&format=print


Chicana, I say what your avatar says "OMG W*F" I mean what are the chances?

fhc, is right. Is it ironic this young woman passes and he publishes that book and then he wants loot to pay for a funeral?

Too bad we don't know where he was living in Kentucky. For real I am sure this isn't the first time he has hurt a child.

As fhc said I give kudos to Miss Izzy and Belinda. There's no clearing me out of the room. In fact I recall in a thread I had started a ways back about Santeria or something similar and the guy with all the animal sacrifices and symbols on the roof here in Philly that there were our very own members who said these things do exist. They know this for personal reasons. So, heck yeah the rotten writer who batters, bruises, chokes, and hits a little girl in the head with a rock could very well be looking to an underworld of sorts.

No way did he sell his soul to the devil to become a famous, well written author. If he did he got ripped off.

RoseWhite
08-09-2010, 07:00 PM
I really hope they catch this POS. That poor little girl!

Filly
08-10-2010, 12:56 AM
Awwww, come on. Where is this creep? Somebody has to know where he went or at least knows where he hangs out or which way he'd be going.

Lovejac
08-10-2010, 01:28 AM
Where is this POS hiding? Seriously, he's on foot. I wonder if he killed himself.

Filly
08-10-2010, 01:46 AM
Where is this POS hiding? Seriously, he's on foot. I wonder if he killed himself.

Naw, he's got books to write Lovejac.:chicken::rolleyes:

Seen on a tow path. I have no clue what one is, but I'm going to look it up. How far could he get if he didn't off himself? Dare I wonder how the buses run in that part of Maryland?

Missizzy
08-10-2010, 01:50 AM
fhc--I also was afraid to open the sites at first but you need to remember that these calendars are available on SRA survivor sites. They are very welcoming and sensitive. There is nothing at all to be be concerned about. And please note that most will describe whether the holiday is "borrowed" from another faith and used for a different purpose. I'm told that these days are also outlined along with accompanying rituals in the Satanic bible. I haven't read it so I do not know. But somehow this information is being passed around and surely the internet has played a large part in that.

Another place I found helpful was this site:

http://www.survivorship.org/resources/dates.html (difficult dates for survivors)



I guess what most convinced me that not all is hysteria is the time I've spent this last year doing extensive research into the supposed Satanic overtones with Randy Leach's disappearance. I've learned along with an author who is writing a book on that disappearance that there is a literal dearth of info out there for the reasonable and non-sensational analysis of possibly Satanic crimes. Even Italy has paired up with a Satanic expert to solve some of their strangest crimes. Yes, I know there will be gnashing of teeth as the Vatican is involved but look at the numbers of crimes:

http://www.tldm.org/News10/satanismInItaly.htm

"Many of the new wave of Satanists in Italy indulge in a potentially lethal blend of black magic, hard drugs, sex and heavy metal..."

more at link

I find it particularly strange that, here in the US, we have expert witnesses on just about every subject, but I could find not a single person offering services to testify on Satanic practices. Is it fear? If we don't speak up, we fail the victims.

I have no growing sense of dread that our country is being taken over by Satanists. Quite the contrary. I think, though, that there is a growing desensitization. Heavy metal bands and confused and questing teens or those in edgier lifestyles are needing to push the envelope a little further each day. If one reads something as basic as the Wiki article on the basic tenets of Satanism, one can see how it might appeal to those who are anchorless or just striving to satisfy their own lust:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Church_of_Satan

"The Church of Satan does not worship or support a belief in the Devil or other supernatural entities."

"Satan is a model or a mode of behavior."



"The Nine Satanic Statements outline what "Satan" represents in the Church of Satan:

Satan represents indulgence instead of abstinence.

Satan represents vital existence instead of spiritual pipe dreams.

Satan represents undefiled wisdom instead of hypocritical self-deceit.

Satan represents kindness to those who deserve it instead of love wasted on ingrates.

Satan represents vengeance instead of turning the other cheek.

Satan represents responsibility to the responsible instead of concern for psychic vampires.

Satan represents man as just another animal, sometimes better, more often worse than those that walk on all-fours, who, because of his "divine spiritual and intellectual development", has become the most vicious animal of all.

Satan represents all of the so-called sins, as they all lead to physical, mental, or emotional gratification.

Satan has been the best friend the Church has ever had, as He has kept it in business all these years."



It took me a long time to really grasp the concept of their belief that you are your own god and what you desire, is yours. That is not the way I approach life. But then, I'm not a criminal. I think that each person must approach this disturbing study as they feel most comfortable. No one who has suffered SRA should investigate this without a support system in place. I never want to set off any triggers for anyone. I just feel very drawn to shine a light on a mechanism that seems to be pulled into play by some of our most evil criminals.

Missizzy
08-10-2010, 02:00 AM
Am I totally missing the boat? Still no Westfall nor any 4 year old boy? There's been no comment about that strange statement under the first article, "I'm at Nana's house". Is the little guy there? If so, can we be told?

As to the obituary above, I noted that the wife had lost two sisters and a baby had died too. Odd, how death follows some of these creeps around.

Filly
08-10-2010, 03:15 AM
Am I totally missing the boat? Still no Westfall nor any 4 year old boy? There's been no comment about that strange statement under the first article, "I'm at Nana's house". Is the little guy there? If so, can we be told?

As to the obituary above, I noted that the wife had lost two sisters and a baby had died too. Odd, how death follows some of these creeps around.


Izzy I think our dear fhc read the little guy was safe. I can't be positive so I'll check again. Nana would probably be the fiance to this guy as she has quite a few grands.

There's got to be something to the death of the wife and then the sister and a baby. That or this guy has bad luck which befalls people around him. I'd be worried he lived in kentucky and other places. I mean you so just don't grab a child and drive off and then beat her and strangle her and hit her with a rock. Come on now. This can't be a first.

CHICANA
08-10-2010, 09:14 AM
Izzy I think our dear fhc read the little guy was safe. I can't be positive so I'll check again. Nana would probably be the fiance to this guy as she has quite a few grands.

There's got to be something to the death of the wife and then the sister and a baby. That or this guy has bad luck which befalls people around him. I'd be worried he lived in kentucky and other places. I mean you so just don't grab a child and drive off and then beat her and strangle her and hit her with a rock. Come on now. This can't be a first.

What baby ?

Belinda
08-10-2010, 10:42 AM
I'm a little confused too. What did the sister and baby die from? Plus, isn't there another dead sister that died first? Who's baby was it?

Missizzy
08-10-2010, 11:11 AM
http://times-news.com/local/x664157519/Manhunt-ongoing-for-kidnapping-suspect

Manhunt ongoing for kidnapping suspect

"A massive manhunt for 44-year-old Stephen Westfall, who is wanted for kidnapping and assault of a 6-year-old Cumberland girl Thursday, continued Monday with investigators following up on possible sightings being reported by the public...."

and

"Police have since determined the identity of the boy who was in the suspect vehicle. “That child was not a victim of the suspect’s and is safe at home at this time,” said a C3I spokesman...."

and

"Police ask anyone who may have information on Westfall’s whereabouts to call their nearest police agency, Cumberland Police or the Bureau of Police at 301-777-1600 or the C3I Unit at 301-777-0326.

A cash reward of $1,500 is being offered by Allegany & Mineral County Crime Solvers for information that leads to Westfall’s arrest. Callers may remain anonymous and do not have to appear in court.

more at link


Thank goodness the little guy is safe. That comment MUST have come from Westfall himself. I think he's playing with people's heads, as he always has.

Salem
08-10-2010, 11:12 AM
She died at home. Really strange that her sister listed in the obit died 12 days later, she was also at home.
Last name Gatrell.

http://www.herald-mail.com/?cmd=displaystory&story_id=166112&format=print

http://www.herald-mail.com/?cmd=displaystory&story_id=165153&format=print

Does anyone have access to Hagerstown archives? This is very interesting and there must have been at least one news article that talks about the deaths, given that they are just 12 days apart.

Salem

PS - please let's be careful with the name calling.

Thanks!

Missizzy
08-10-2010, 11:20 AM
From the obit linked above for a woman, with the initials MWG, age 60 who died May 19, 2007--bottom of the page:

http://www.herald-mail.com/?cmd=displaystory&story_id=166112&format=print

"She was preceded in death by one grandson, JR; and two sisters, PB and LJB Westfall."

I believe this would be Westfall's sister-in-law. So, three relatively young women and an infant died connected to this guy.

Lovejac
08-10-2010, 01:30 PM
http://www.herald-mail.com/?cmd=displaystory&story_id=165153&format=print

Does anyone have access to Hagerstown archives? This is very interesting and there must have been at least one news article that talks about the deaths, given that they are just 12 days apart.

Salem

PS - please let's be careful with the name calling.Thanks!

Sorry :blushing:

fhc
08-10-2010, 05:42 PM
http://wjz.com/local/Cumberland.Maryland.police.2.1851990.html

Still at large. Prayers for the little girl & her family. I hope they are staying at a different location until this yuck is located.

Filly
08-10-2010, 11:40 PM
What baby ?

Chicana see Izzy's Post #65. I only originally found the obituary of his first wife. Well his only wife it looks like. I found her connection to him searching where he's lived. Then our super-de-dooper Sleuther's especially Izzy found the baby and the rest.

Filly
08-10-2010, 11:41 PM
Sorry :blushing:

Ditto.

Lovejac
08-11-2010, 12:25 AM
I wonder if he has someone helping him stay hidden. I mean, he's on foot, no car, surely not using his debit card so LE can't track him. Who is helping him?

fhc
08-11-2010, 01:38 PM
Interesting video interview that he did a few years back and update.

http://your4state.com/fulltext/?nxd_id=128335

fhc
08-11-2010, 01:39 PM
Where is this POS hiding? Seriously, he's on foot. I wonder if he killed himself.

I'm thinking he may float up dead.

Searchfortruth
08-11-2010, 02:27 PM
Search for city kidnapping suspect continues

The manhunt entered its fifth day Tuesday with involvement of numerous state and county authorities in Maryland and nearby West Virginia. Assistance has also been provided by the FBI.

Westfall is 6 feet, 2 inches tall and weighs 190 pounds. He has short, graying hair, wears eyeglasses and has tattoos of two hearts on his right arm, the Grim Reaper on his left arm and a joker on his back. Officers have also learned that Westfall is missing both upper front teeth. When last seen leaving the South End area on foot Saturday, Westfall was wearing light-colored shirt and shorts and tennis shoes.

Anyone with information in the case is asked to call C3I at 301-777-0326; Cumberland Police or the Allegany County Bureau of Police, 301-777-1600; or Maryland State Police, 301-729-2101.


http://times-news.com/local/x664158609/Search-for-city-kidnapping-suspect-continues

KaylynnCouture
08-11-2010, 02:48 PM
I'm thinking he may float up dead.

Me too. I wouldn't be shocked if this ended in suicide.

Filly
08-12-2010, 02:40 AM
Suspect may have been seen in Somerset County.

Forgive me if Somerset County is the place people saw this guy at the tow path. This was just reported 24 minutes ago. It's taking quite awhile to load for me so I couldn't read it save for the title.



http://www.dailyamerican.com/articles/2010/08/12/news/local/news108.txt



Honestly I don't think this guy would kill himself. I really don't. Then again I'm not a good judge of charachter like that. One would think he'd have done it immediately when he knew he was busted. Who knows? Scary to think he's out there though.

Missizzy
08-12-2010, 03:38 AM
You're right, Filly. They have an unconfirmed sighting in Somerset County (no details) posted at 1:09 am EDT Aug. 11th.

He's on the move.

I'm afraid that he's going to grab another child. He strikes me as extremely predatory and if he thinks he has nothing to lose, he'll go for it.

Filly
08-12-2010, 04:35 AM
You're right, Filly. They have an unconfirmed sighting in Somerset County (no details) posted at 1:09 am EDT Aug. 11th.

He's on the move.

I'm afraid that he's going to grab another child. He strikes me as extremely predatory and if he thinks he has nothing to lose, he'll go for it.

Oh boy. Thanks Izzy. Now this guy is like "Where's Waldo".


Definately a predator and like you said nothing to lose. Man, I hope they nab him. Quick.

Missizzy
08-12-2010, 12:31 PM
http://times-news.com/local/x208444130/Abduction-suspect-missing-two-teeth

Nothing new to report this morning other than the search has gone national and Westfall is missing two front teeth. The only reason I can think of that this description was not reported earlier would be that they got knocked out in a scuffle with the six year old. Could that be?

Gee that would be a shame. Yes, I said that.

Lovejac
08-12-2010, 03:03 PM
http://times-news.com/local/x208444130/Abduction-suspect-missing-two-teeth

Nothing new to report this morning other than the search has gone national and Westfall is missing two front teeth. The only reason I can think of that this description was not reported earlier would be that they got knocked out in a scuffle with the six year old. Could that be?

Gee that would be a shame. Yes, I said that.

LOL! Wouldn't that be shame :rolleyes: Actually, I watched a video of him on a news site where he was interviewed for receiving an award for writing a poem (that wasn't even his) and in the interview you can tell by watching him speak that he was missing some teeth there.

I'll go find the link.

Lovejac
08-12-2010, 03:06 PM
Interesting video interview that he did a few years back and update.

http://your4state.com/fulltext/?nxd_id=128335



Bumping for missizzy and anyone else who hasn't seen this yet.

Great find from fhc!

Missizzy
08-12-2010, 05:20 PM
I watched that last night. He plagiarized the darned poem!!! What a total slime. Has the guy ever turned an honest dime or has he lived off of one woman after another? One wonders about his former wife's life insurance status.

OK, I just watched the video again. Yes, he is missing upper teeth in the video. Finding that older video (kudos to the news studio) probably gave them that info as it surely didn't come from family, now did it? He is not well spoken and surely does not speak like an author. I imagine his book would be painful to read. Also, did anyone else note that the prize looks to have been $25,000? Really? And they wouldn't have run a plagiarism check 5 years ago? That sounds fishy to me. My daughter-in-law teaches college English and she and I have gotten pretty darn good at catching the cheaters. Google makes it so easy. The same search was available 5 years ago. Very strange.

Notice that he's shown petting and stroking his dogs, a long haired dachshund and a bigger dog. His own biography says that he adores his two Jack Russell terriers, Bruno and Joy. I hope the first two dogs are safe.

Has anyone heard a peep from his family? No pleading with him to turn himself in?

Filly
08-13-2010, 07:32 PM
There's a whopping $1,500 reward if anyone has a tip on where this guy is.

Wow. $1,500 eh? For a guy that just abducted a child off the street, strangles her, and beats her in the head with a rock?

Me thinks somebody knows where he is alrightie. Link tells they've searched by air, on bikes and such.


http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/breaking/suspect-in-abduction-may-have-fled-area-100641039.html



Don't tell me he won $25,000? No way!

Missizzy
08-13-2010, 10:30 PM
That's the background for that video. I find it hard to believe too. Let me look into that.

Filly, I thought the same thing, $1500? That's not going to do much.

Missizzy
08-13-2010, 11:31 PM
Westfall won the poetry prize from the Famous Poetry Society in 2005. Here's an interesting bit of info on that "society":

http://www.famouspoets.com/

"Famous Poets Society" (scam)

It looks to me as if this company has been scamming hopeful poets and authors for a long time. You "win" a prize (who knows for how much) and then are given the "opportunity" to pay for them to publish a book for you. Hmmmmmm

Some prize.

Filly
08-14-2010, 01:30 AM
Westfall won the poetry prize from the Famous Poetry Society in 2005. Here's an interesting bit of info on that "society":

http://www.famouspoets.com/

"Famous Poets Society" (scam) (http://www.scam.com/showthread.php?t=1037)

It looks to me as if this company has been scamming hopeful poets and authors for a long time. You "win" a prize (who knows for how much) and then are given the "opportunity" to pay for them to publish a book for you. Hmmmmmm

Some prize.

Ohhhhhhhh there's quite a few of those scams, Miss Iz. I actually did that once years ago.:doh: Thought I'd be the next Toni Morrison or Sylvia Plath. I didn't do it in person though.

Perfect place for a con to get conned.

Missizzy
08-14-2010, 12:34 PM
http://times-news.com/local/x1316176006/Westfall-could-have-left-the-area-or-is-getting-help-here

Westfall could have left the area or is getting help here
Police widen search, issue national alert

"Police now believe that accused child abductor Stephen Westfall could have left the area — or is possibly getting help from someone in the community.

For the past week, an intensive manhunt has continued without letup to locate the 44-year-old Westfall, who is wanted in the alleged abduction of a 6-year-old Columbia Street girl Aug. 5...."

and

"...“We want to caution anyone who may be assisting Westfall to avoid capture. Anyone who would assist him is subject to arrest and could be charged with aiding and abetting a fugitive, and accessory after the fact to attempted first-degree murder, and will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law....."


more at link

Is this the first time we've seen the charges against Westfall? I don't remember that.

Filly
08-14-2010, 12:42 PM
http://times-news.com/local/x1316176006/Westfall-could-have-left-the-area-or-is-getting-help-here

Westfall could have left the area or is getting help here
Police widen search, issue national alert

"Police now believe that accused child abductor Stephen Westfall could have left the area — or is possibly getting help from someone in the community.

For the past week, an intensive manhunt has continued without letup to locate the 44-year-old Westfall, who is wanted in the alleged abduction of a 6-year-old Columbia Street girl Aug. 5...."

and

"...“We want to caution anyone who may be assisting Westfall to avoid capture. Anyone who would assist him is subject to arrest and could be charged with aiding and abetting a fugitive, and accessory after the fact to attempted first-degree murder, and will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law....."


more at link

Is this the first time we've seen the charges against Westfall? I don't remember that.


Miss Izzy I do believe it is the first time we've seen the attempted murder charge. I think I'd remember that. However, I'll have to go back and read the thread again.

BTW talk about a creepy photograph.

Belinda
08-14-2010, 12:45 PM
I'm so glad they are going with the attempted first degree murder. I hope it sticks when they find him and he is charged accordingly. Secondly, I hope it doesn't get pled down to something stupid like assault. I think he is going to have such a long, laundry list of charges, he should be going away for a long time.

tfrohning
08-14-2010, 01:11 PM
I not been followint this case but after reading the thread...this guy is danger to all children.

After seeing his picture he looks a little like Lester Hobbs.

I am susprise this thread is not hopping...(

Lovejac
08-14-2010, 01:30 PM
http://times-news.com/local/x1316176006/Westfall-could-have-left-the-area-or-is-getting-help-here

Westfall could have left the area or is getting help here
Police widen search, issue national alert

"Police now believe that accused child abductor Stephen Westfall could have left the area — or is possibly getting help from someone in the community.

For the past week, an intensive manhunt has continued without letup to locate the 44-year-old Westfall, who is wanted in the alleged abduction of a 6-year-old Columbia Street girl Aug. 5...."

and

"...“We want to caution anyone who may be assisting Westfall to avoid capture. Anyone who would assist him is subject to arrest and could be charged with aiding and abetting a fugitive, and accessory after the fact to attempted first-degree murder, and will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law....."


more at link

Is this the first time we've seen the charges against Westfall? I don't remember that.

What AWESOME news about the attempted first degree murder charge. That is the first I've heard of that charge.

I too think that someone is helping him. I mean, he left on foot and can't be using his debit/bank card. I wonder who they think it is. That statement about prosecuting anyone who helps him makes me think they have someone in ming.

Missizzy
08-14-2010, 01:40 PM
My thoughts exactly. I would think that all family members and known friends would be under surveillance. However, does anyone remember me commenting way upthread about a MS page closing right as I opened it? Well I decided to play around with googling other MS accounts with the same general name, changing the last two numbers after the name. One came up and it closed on me too. You can always tell when they are recently closed as MS does some funky stuff and flips you back to your own profile. I wonder if Westfall doesn't have a friend where he is seeking refuge. Possibly together, they closed down those pages.

If it helps anyone, the MS was the one with a url of huggiebear84. Very close to Westfall's and closed within minutes of his. Westfall's was huggiebear43.

Missizzy
08-14-2010, 02:16 PM
Isn't it interesting that we have heard nary a word from Westfall's family? If he is wanted for attempted first degree murder, I'd think they would be encouraging him to come forth and turn himself in--IF they are still supportive of him. I wonder if their silence means that possibly they've had the opportunity to disclose some problems with Westfall within their home?

Also, does anyone has any theory as to what Westfall's motive was with this child? Did he mean to kill her and then rape her or was he tussling with her and tried to subdue her? Wasn't she naked and dirty when she arrived at the helpful neighbor's home? She'd been whacked with a rock. No telling how long or if she was knocked out. Surely she's been thoroughly examined, evaluated and questioned about the event but we haven't read that she was sexually assaulted, have we? So, what was the motive here?

Did she run? Did he change his mind? The whole case is very curious. I just thank God that little one made it out alive. There are angels.

ShowerSinger
08-14-2010, 03:28 PM
I personally hope he offed himself. This poor child forever will remember this sick act committed against her.
Prayers for her, her family, and that this sick B offs himself.

nursebeeme
08-14-2010, 03:43 PM
http://www.hagerstownkitchens.com/

the article/video posted said he set the fire at hagerstown kitchens (linky ^^)

Missizzy
08-14-2010, 03:57 PM
I was just looking at the locations again. Westfall is listed as living on Winchester Road SW. That's a mile or so southwest of Cumberland proper. The little girl was taken from her home on Columbia St, pretty much in the center of town. She asked for help on Pea Vine Run Road, about 2-3 miles north of the town center. Pea Vine Run Road seems to be quite rural. It seems that he trolled through town and grabbed the little girl and headed north. I wonder if Pea Vine Run Road was his destination or if the child started fighting and he had to pull over and subdue her. I keep wondering if he was trying to knock her out and continue to a destination or if she got away from him and ran.

If a reasonably intelligent man wanted to abduct a child, one would think that he'd have gone about things a bit differently. I don't want to even suggest the ways I can think of but there are many.

Missizzy
08-14-2010, 04:03 PM
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/38647657/ns/local_news-hagerstown_md/

"Three years earlier, Westfall was charged with second degree arson in Washington County after a fire at the Hagerstown Kitchens. Westfall never served jail time..."

Another msnbc site said that he did 3 years probation.

This looks to be the address for their cabinet shop. Note that there are showrooms but no details are really given as to where the fire was. Still looking.

Hagerstown Kitchens Inc
19227 Longmeadow Rd
Hagerstown, MD

Missizzy
08-14-2010, 04:17 PM
I need to correct my earlier post and clarify some things:

http://www.wfrb.com/page.php?page_id=35593

Sightings of Stephen Westfall have been reported in Maryland, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania. It has been over a week since the abduction and assault of a Columbia Street youngster occurred. Police attempted to serve a warrant on Westfall last Saturday at his Arch Street residence, but he left the residence before police arrived. Westfall should be considered dangerous; if he is spotted, police are asking residents to contact the nearest police agency."



So, Westfall lived on Arch Street, which is 2 miles south of where the child was abducted. He must have grabbed her and headed north several miles to Pea Vine Run Road and then circled back to his home in town--possibly dropping off the four year old, before leaving before police arrived. Hmmmm

Missizzy
08-14-2010, 05:04 PM
http://www.1390espn.com/news/local.php


"As the search for an alleged kidnapper continues many people are wondering who exactly is Stephen Westfall. According to Maryland court records in 1993 Westfall who was living in Hagerstown was sued by Addiction Specialist Associates in Hagerstown. Then in 1996 he was sued by T and R Tire Center, Inc also of Hagerstown. In 1996 and 1999 again Westfall was sued by Washington County Hospital. Then in 2002 Westfall was charged with second degree arson, malicious burning malicious destruction of property and reckless endangerment. According to Maryland Court records the arson allegedly happened on October 31st 2001 at Hagerstowns Kitchens...."

and

"According to witnesses he left his Arch street home on foot on Saturday morning [after attack on the child] and he has not been seen since...."

more at link (many details I hadn't seen before as well as contact numbers)

Izzy
08-14-2010, 07:45 PM
Tonight (Saturday the 14th) at 9pm Stephen Matthew Westfall's story will be on Americas Most Wanted. On the Fox network. Let everyone know
... this is now a nationwide case.

fhc
08-14-2010, 08:16 PM
This is new

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Search-for-Stephen-Matthew-Westfall/139163552788776

Missizzy
08-14-2010, 08:21 PM
That's great news!! Being, though, that I still believe that Westfall placed that comment under the initial article about the child being safe at Nana's, I have to wonder if he'll taunt LE through the FB site.

He seems to be quite the trickster. Fancies himself as much, at least.

tfrohning
08-14-2010, 08:38 PM
So gald he going to be on AMW!

I do wonder if he known the little girl family?

Missizzy
08-14-2010, 08:56 PM
It's surely possible but I have a feeling that he just snatched a little girl at random. I'm very worried that he's going to do it again before he gets caught. IRRC he was identified by the van he was driving.

greeneyes19782000
08-14-2010, 09:40 PM
Here's a place you can go if you have Facebook and stay updated with correct information.

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Cumberlands-Most-Wanted-Stephen-Matthew-Westfall/142551282445175

This guy is sick! There's nothing reasonable about him or sane. The family does not know him and the people that do know him say he is like Jeckle and Hyde (i know spelling is probably wrong). He's demented! I believe someone around the town is hiding him or he is long gone. If someone is helping him then they are as sick as him!

Latest information that was in the Newspaper.

http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Ftimes-news.com%2Flocal%2Fx664158609%2FSearch-for-city-kidnapping-suspect-continues&h=8fda7

Filly
08-14-2010, 09:59 PM
http://www.1390espn.com/news/local.php


"As the search for an alleged kidnapper continues many people are wondering who exactly is Stephen Westfall. According to Maryland court records in 1993 Westfall who was living in Hagerstown was sued by Addiction Specialist Associates in Hagerstown. Then in 1996 he was sued by T and R Tire Center, Inc also of Hagerstown. In 1996 and 1999 again Westfall was sued by Washington County Hospital. Then in 2002 Westfall was charged with second degree arson, malicious burning malicious destruction of property and reckless endangerment. According to Maryland Court records the arson allegedly happened on October 31st 2001 at Hagerstowns Kitchens...."

and

"According to witnesses he left his Arch street home on foot on Saturday morning [after attack on the child] and he has not been seen since...."

more at link (many details I hadn't seen before as well as contact numbers)



What? What? What? Sued by an addictions specialist? How's that work?

Sued by a tire center? What? He didn't pay for his wheels?

It's mentioned he probably wouldn't be using his debit card or credit card. I'm betting this guy has neither. A welfare card possibly but that's about it. Although they could track him by that so heck yeah someoe is helping him.

Nix that. He'd have had dental work if he got public assitance. Man, that's the thing will have him identified. His missing teeth. People notice that.

Again and it's JMO there's no way this guy would kill himself. He has some superior attitude. He's a con.

Let's review though. In his one profile he said he'd visited such and such a place. That all didn't show up on a search so he may have been lying.

Also the deaths of his wife and was it her sister? Man, this guy now I think 100% had something to do with that.

Filly
08-14-2010, 10:00 PM
Here's a place you can go if you have Facebook and stay updated with correct information.

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Cumberlands-Most-Wanted-Stephen-Matthew-Westfall/142551282445175

This guy is sick! There's nothing reasonable about him or sane. The family does not know him and the people that do know him say he is like Jeckle and Hyde (i know spelling is probably wrong). He's demented! I believe someone around the town is hiding him or he is long gone. If someone is helping him then they are as sick as him!

Latest information that was in the Newspaper.

http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Ftimes-news.com%2Flocal%2Fx664158609%2FSearch-for-city-kidnapping-suspect-continues&h=8fda7



Welcome green eyes and thank you.

Filly
08-14-2010, 10:04 PM
That's great news!! Being, though, that I still believe that Westfall placed that comment under the initial article about the child being safe at Nana's, I have to wonder if he'll taunt LE through the FB site.

He seems to be quite the trickster. Fancies himself as much, at least.


Miss Izzy I agree you are on to something there with that comment from get go!

Wonder why he used that name though? Maybe him and that "feants" had a code word or code name? That's how he knew to let her know he was still out there. Yepper, Nana whoever that is can be holing him up.

Izzy
08-14-2010, 10:57 PM
I have no idea what happened. I thought the story was to be on AMW tonight. Guess I was wrong. I didn't watch it but I taped it and before I could watch it I was told this story wasn't on. So sorry for the misinformation.

Missizzy
08-14-2010, 11:08 PM
So, I took that poster's name from the very first new article posted on this thread. Nobody by that name comes up in the whole US. However, if you just search for just the last name, a female who is 26 comes up in Mt. Airy, 100 miles away.

sfbaynancydrew
08-15-2010, 12:02 AM
That poor terrifed baby. They have GOT to catch this piece of human garbage before he acts out again.

sfbaynancydrew
08-15-2010, 12:07 AM
Hmm, MissIzz, I actually found a picture in a flickr album by that name. Am I allowed to post the link though?

Edited: I've learned through a series of searches that the person of the same last name you found in MD but she lives in GA now. Not sure if they are related to the freak who kidnapped the little girl.

sfbaynancydrew
08-15-2010, 01:31 AM
Stephens personal Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1328901518
http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001303463316
His fiance's Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=847920365

Missizzy
08-15-2010, 02:06 AM
I see a 26 year old young woman who has lived in Mt. Airy, MD and Rome, GA with that last name. I must be missing it. I can see her photo on her school site. I can't see anything on FB as I'm not a member. I wonder how this woman could be linked to Westfall.

And no, I don't think we are ever allowed to link to children's photos. I'll keep searching but I haven't found the link between Westfall and the child yet. IIRC, he said something in one of his "biographies" of being married to one woman for a while and then being apart from her your years--possibly while he was married to the woman who died so young, as well as her sisters. They've recently reconnected. Maybe that's where the connection is. I'm just pleased that the little guy was safe. I wonder if Westfall took him with permission or just grabbed him too.

Belinda
08-15-2010, 02:14 AM
I'm thinking he probably had permission for the little boy, simply because he was in a car seat. I would think if just grabbed him, he wouldn't have had the car seat.

greeneyes19782000
08-15-2010, 10:40 PM
The little boy was a grandson of someone he was friends with (or whatever you call it) and the van he was driving was his friends cuz from what I understand she knew or let him use it. Of course she had no idea what the heck is was going to do with it ( I sure hope not ). The little boy did tell his family that they picked up a little girl but after that they said he was scared to death to say anymore. God only knows what Westfall said to that little boy. Westfall has messed both the little girls and the little boys life up forever. Cuz even though he didn't do anything physically to the boy, just seeing what he did to the little girl is enough.

Filly
08-15-2010, 11:22 PM
I see a 26 year old young woman who has lived in Mt. Airy, MD and Rome, GA with that last name. I must be missing it. I can see her photo on her school site. I can't see anything on FB as I'm not a member. I wonder how this woman could be linked to Westfall.

And no, I don't think we are ever allowed to link to children's photos. I'll keep searching but I haven't found the link between Westfall and the child yet. IIRC, he said something in one of his "biographies" of being married to one woman for a while and then being apart from her your years--possibly while he was married to the woman who died so young, as well as her sisters. They've recently reconnected. Maybe that's where the connection is. I'm just pleased that the little guy was safe. I wonder if Westfall took him with permission or just grabbed him too.


Izzy, that female I believe got married. She now has a different last name. Also I see what SFB Nancy Drew meant.

I don't think that little message is in regards to anything to do with the child he had in the car with him. Plus Green Eyes pretty much explained that to us.

However, I think it's a message from that EF person letting people know that her own kid is O.K. The lady with the Flikr account is a grandmom as well. Appears the grands are her world. Well, from pics that is. Also Jaye may be short for Jason.

To add more to it Westfall lived in California at one time. There's more people by that name in California than here. In Maryland they're all in Baltimore mostly.

Plus Plus Plus Plus the chick with that name that EF she's on a police site. Like one of those "Say something nice about so and so". Don't make her a cop, but who knows?

tfrohning
08-15-2010, 11:28 PM
I was reading the news and came upon this story
Body of Pennsylvania Girl Who Died in 1962 Stolen From Grave

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2010/08/15/body-pennsylvania-girl-died-stolen-grave/

Could this be connect to Westfall? This guy is creepy I would not put this pass him.

The distance is 3 hrs. HMMM I need to look at that clander that post earlier.

sfbaynancydrew
08-15-2010, 11:59 PM
greeneyes, how do you know that? Do you have a link or is this personal knowledge? Even if it was a friend, IF it's the same boy, it's incredibly creepy that someone posted his wereabouts before the suspect was even named. Someone knew what had happened.

sfbaynancydrew
08-16-2010, 12:07 AM
Just found EF on a classmates type site and she graduated HS with that name. I'm assuming F is her maiden name and that she gave it to her son. Which would make figuring out who the father is all but impossible. She is definitely from MD. Perhaps her mother is a friends with Westfall?

Missizzy
08-16-2010, 03:55 AM
The theft of the dead child's remains and coffin is awful. That family must be terribly distraught. I have to agree that Westfall would be drawn to something like this....considering the name of his book and his interests.

Have there been any other graves raided in this manner in that general area? And once again it's a young girl. This is so frightening. Westfall must have help. He's too large and obvious with his missing teeth. He would have been caught be now, IMO. He's probably hiding out my day and traveling at night. And possibly digging.


And I have to agree with Nancy Drew, it's just beyond weird that that comment was posted when it was. Has anyone looked at the time stamp? I'm not sure it's the same for me as I'm on the west coast. Can someone check out the time the crime was reported compared to the comment time stamp.

This is what it says for me:

I'm at nana's house.
August 6, 2010, 1:34:38 PM PDT

I'm guessing it would be best for someone on the east coast to check this out as I assume it comes to me with the time changed to PDT.

Belinda
08-16-2010, 04:09 AM
I'm at nana's house.

Friday, August 06, 2010, 4:34:38 PM

This is what I get.

greeneyes19782000
08-16-2010, 10:07 AM
greeneyes, how do you know that? Do you have a link or is this personal knowledge? Even if it was a friend, IF it's the same boy, it's incredibly creepy that someone posted his wereabouts before the suspect was even named. Someone knew what had happened.

Nancydrew - I actually live here in Cumberland. I don't personally know the man Westfall but I know the girls mom/dad (however I did not know the little girl) but a friend of mine knows Westfall from being out drinking in the Bars and she is close with some people that personally know the van owner. That's where I got that information. And just before I posted that last night I double checked with her to make sure I didn't type something wrong. I'm just leaving the name of them out.

The people that I have talked to around here that say they know him only say that "he was weird", "he's like Jeckle and Hyde", "they never would've thought", "he wasn't what he led to believe". I mean so many people here have such different opinions but one thing that is consistent is that HE's NOT RIGHT IN THE HEAD!

This man has this whole town in complete anger, I'm just hoping that someone is not helping him and if so I sure hope that they are also prosecuted to the FULLEST extent of the law.

I didn't read the post about "Nana's house" til I read it here. I have no clue who it was or is. I truely believe it was probably Westfall or some teenager who obviously shouldn't be allowed to play on computers and needs to be better monitored!

greeneyes19782000
08-16-2010, 10:16 AM
Just to let everyone know again, there is a page on facebook that they are trying to get out there so everyone can see different pics of him and hopefully with enough help it will make it clear across the U.S.

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Cumberlands-Most-Wanted-Stephen-Matthew-Westfall/142551282445175

I've noticed that the site has "banned" some people that was writing nasty stuff to everyone because they were Westfall's friends/family. Westfall and/or his friends probably spy on sites like the one on facebook, this one and many others for information. So I'm glad people can be banned. People like that make me sick!

greeneyes19782000
08-16-2010, 11:30 AM
Here is the latest news that was in today's local paper.

http://times-news.com/local/x666131098/New-leads-few-in-search-for-Westfall

Belinda
08-16-2010, 12:11 PM
I certainly hope anyone who is helping him is identified and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. How could anyone protect and aide such a person? He is a danger to the whole of society and needs to be taken off the street.

The story about the grave is just plain weird. I can't begin to imagine what her family is going through. It must be so awful for them. To even think about that gives me chills.

sfbaynancydrew
08-16-2010, 12:36 PM
Wow, thanks so much for posting all that greeneyes. I think the reason we're all so gungho to find out to find out info about the boy in the signature is that if this person (who used the little boys name in a post) knew about the crime and who did it before LE did, then perhaps they are also helping to harbor Westfall? The comment is just SO odd. It's almost meant to reassure someone out there OR to just play a sick game. It could very well be Westfall himself that posted it though, so it may, in the end, prove useless.

If there are any alternative routes we can take to help with research and figuring out where this sick**** is hiding, please let us know!

sfbaynancydrew
08-16-2010, 12:38 PM
Part of the reason the grave thing creeps me out so much is that MY first thought was maybe he planned on killing the 6 year old and reburying her in the gravesite, thinking she would NEVER be found. An idea that was used on Dexter, btw.

Missizzy
08-16-2010, 12:46 PM
I also find it interesting that the poster of the comment chose to use a real child's name. It would have been easy to make up any name to still get the point across. A child's name is far harder to trace but certainly not impossible. Especially for LE. It was a curious thing to do. Being that Westfall was reported to have returned to the Arch St. house, does anyone know what time he was reported to have been there and what time he was seen leaving? I can't find an actual timeline.

I'm just wondering if the time stamp doesn't correspond with when Westfall might have been back at his house closing down some accounts. It seems that he had a running start. Personally, I think he's gotten help from someone local or someone who transported him out of the area.

Thanks for all the insight Greeneyes!! I have no doubt your town is in an uproar right now. This is really frightening. My thoughts are with you.

Missizzy
08-16-2010, 12:51 PM
Some new info on the little girl's grave in Lancaster. She died in August 1962. I wonder which day in August?

http://www.wgal.com/r/24646702/detail.html

(Also photos)

Hmmm, interesting. This site says that Paula's family visited at her grave about 10 days ago. I wonder if that was to commemorate the anniversary of her death.

sfbaynancydrew
08-16-2010, 12:55 PM
Iz, it almost makes me wonder if Westfall is choreographing all of this for some ridiculous book plot. If so, he better hire a writer.

Missizzy
08-16-2010, 01:01 PM
More info on Paula Ream:

http://articles.lancasteronline.com/local/4/277234

"Paula Ream had cerebral palsy. She loved car rides. She loved music and listening to "American Bandstand," while sitting in a special chair her parents had made for her.

Her three sisters carried her everywhere, as she never walked. She never talked either, but she laughed often.

Paula was just 9 when she died, at 6:30 on a Tuesday morning in August 1962...."

more at link

This little girl's body must be found and returned to her resting place. My prayers are with her sisters. There's also a comment that the grave was most likely dug up on Friday the 13th.

Missizzy
08-16-2010, 01:07 PM
Paula died on a Tuesday morning in August 1962. The Tuesdays that month were the 4th, 11th, 18th, and 25th.

The little girl in Cumberland was assaulted by Westfall on August 5th.

greeneyes19782000
08-16-2010, 02:05 PM
I just find it hard to believe that he has not done something like this in his past. I mean come on, do people just get up one day and say that they feel like doing that?! I doubt that. Besides he has lived in all them places - kentucky, california, florida and of course maryland. I wonder what cities in them states. And I wonder if anything like this has happened there? They say his fiance didn't know anything about this before hand, which she may not have and I sure hope she didn't, but she had to know this was a demented man! Since I find it hard to believe this is his first time, I then find it hard to believe she doesn't know about something. They didn't move back to Maryland the one site says until 2009. A man can't just walk out of his house with just whatever was in his pockets and get far without help. Think about it....he can't use credit/debit cards or withdraw from bank account cuz that all can be traced. So how can he survive out there with nothing unless he did indeed have a heads up that he was getting turned in. But still they would know by his accounts if a large sum of money was withdrawn and no body has reported that so I don't believe he had to much on him. Plus he was on disability. Someone has to be helping!

Missizzy
08-16-2010, 02:09 PM
http://www.parenfaire.com/

The Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire started this last weekend and continues each weekend through October. Would Westfall be drawn to something like that?

Help!! Didn't I see a person on one of Westfall's friend's pages who was a seamstress of SCA/Ren Faire clothing? She was posed with her husband and she was wearing a white outfit. She's a larger woman. She said she had mild cerebral palsy. I seem to remember a comment about the PA Ren Faire but I can't, for the life of me, find the link.

FWIW, the Faire is held in Manheim, PA--18 miles from the cemetery where Paula was buried. I'm not certain but I think there is camping nearby. I'm just not certain as to whether Westfall would be interested. With everyone in costume, it would be hard to find him.

Missizzy
08-16-2010, 02:11 PM
Greeneyes--Any idea where in California? I did see that one of his friends is in Portland, OR too. I'd be interested in any info about the west coast as I know this side of the country far better than the east!!

Salem
08-16-2010, 02:17 PM
Hmm, MissIzz, I actually found a picture in a flickr album by that name. Am I allowed to post the link though?

Edited: I've learned through a series of searches that the person of the same last name you found in MD but she lives in GA now. Not sure if they are related to the freak who kidnapped the little girl.

No sfbaynancydrew - you may not post the link. I am using your post to put up a warning that everyone remember we DO NOT sleuth minors. We do not make it easy for others to sleuth minors.

I know this case is a bit convoluted because of the little girl and other possibilities so I am asking everyone to be careful. Before you hit the post button, read your post and ask yourself - can I say this without referring to the minor? Can I direct to only the adults involved, without making reference to the minor? If this were my child, what would I think about this post?

Kids are innocent, we want them to stay that way :)

Let me know if there are questions.

Salem

Missizzy
08-16-2010, 02:24 PM
I've been going through Westfall's friends to see if any are in the Lancaster area. I've been struck by the number of friends--over 700--and especially the number of attractive middle aged women. What's the attraction? Was he a schemer and a schmoozer? Did he possibly write "love" letters to a bunch of these women? Could one of them possibly be helping him? Someone's been supporting this guy. I haven't seen a lot of work history and I highly doubt that the book is bringing in royalties.

He's all about HIM--extremely narcissistic. His online persona is so very different than what we saw in the poetry contest video. I think he's very good at hoodwinking people. That's what makes him dangerous, IMO.

Missizzy
08-16-2010, 02:26 PM
Salem--Is it OK for us to discuss the little girl whose grave was dug up? If not, I'll be happy to delete those posts.

Salem
08-16-2010, 02:35 PM
Salem--Is it OK for us to discuss the little girl whose grave was dug up? If not, I'll be happy to delete those posts.

Missizzy - your timing is perfect. I was just coming to say that the story of the little girl in PA is off limits UNLESS it can be connected to Westfall. At this point it looks like the only connection is that "it seems to be something Westfall would do." We need a stronger connection than that.

Was Westfall ever in PA and more importantly, was he there recently? Is there anyway to connect him with the girl's family?

We need a connection or no discussion, okay?

Thanks,

Salem

sfbaynancydrew
08-16-2010, 03:17 PM
Just to let everyone know again, there is a page on facebook that they are trying to get out there so everyone can see different pics of him and hopefully with enough help it will make it clear across the U.S.

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Cumberlands-Most-Wanted-Stephen-Matthew-Westfall/142551282445175

I've noticed that the site has "banned" some people that was writing nasty stuff to everyone because they were Westfall's friends/family. Westfall and/or his friends probably spy on sites like the one on facebook, this one and many others for information. So I'm glad people can be banned. People like that make me sick!


If I was the Admin of that group I would leave them up there and let law enforcement knock at their doors and find out why they are so protective of him...

Missizzy
08-16-2010, 03:24 PM
I'm trying. Cumberland, MD looks to be only 3-4 miles from the Pennsylvania border. Several friends of Westfall's are certainly into costuming and possible SCA role-playing. He's written a book about the "undead".

Does any of that count?

I also traced him to Fresno and Modesto, CA. Those cities are in the Central Valley--NE of LA. The only schools I see listed for him are Fort Hill in Cumberland (no doubt they played sports and did other activities with PA kids) and Frostburg State College right outside Cumberland, also on the PA border.

Salem
08-16-2010, 05:10 PM
Okay - let's look at what we know:

1. He allegedly abducted a 6-year old on Aug. 5th, 2010.
2. At that time, he had a young boy in his truck, approx. 4 years old and in a car seat.
3. The little girl found help after being severely beaten and left for dead (I'm sure).
4. LE identifies Steven Westfall as the wanted perp - still 8/5/2010.
5. LE begins looking for Westfall and the little boy.
Anyone remember what time he supposedly left his house? I thought it was 2:30ish?
6. On 8/6/2010 at 4:34 p.m. EST a comment was left following a news article that said the little boy was safe at Nana's house (paraphrasing).
7. LE continue to look for Westfall who was reported leaving his home, on foot.
8. New reports show Westfall in a video at a convenience store on 8/7/2010 at approx. 5:00 a.m. EST.
8. Approx. 9 days later, on or about Friday the 13th, August 2010, a grave was robbed in PA, 150+ miles away. This could have been anyone - teenagers, etc. given that it was Friday the 13th, kwim?

Please take this very basic timeline and add to it as you would like.

Salem

Here's a google map from Cumberland, MD to Lancaster, PA. http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=Cumberland,+MD+21502&daddr=Lancaster,+PA&hl=en&geocode=FQEOXQId6i1O-ykpAZSxxI7KiTHiFHBYlozcmw%3B&mra=ls&sll=39.652865,-78.762518&sspn=0.112341,0.21389&ie=UTF8&z=8

It's only about 168 miles. About 3.5 to 4 hours by car I would think.

Missizzy
08-16-2010, 05:57 PM
I'm not so sure she was left for dead. Her name has not been revealed and therefore I can't imagine that if she had been sexually assaulted, that info would not have been released. He's wanted for attempted murder, not rape. Wasn't the child naked and dirty when she appeared at the door asking for help? Why would a person snatch a little girl, pull off the road, strip her down, and whack her over the head with a rock unless he wanted to kill her or abuse her? Was he trying to subdue her with the rock?

I think it's possible that she got away from Westfall and ran for her life. She might have opened the door while they were driving and there was a struggle.I don't know how to check the Pea Vine Run Road area but maybe a local can speak to that. Would it be possible to head off through the woods towards a house? Westfall would have just hightailed it out of there when he saw that she was out of his grasp.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/38600431/ns/local_news-hagerstown_md/

"....The girl was later found alive, but naked, covered with bruises and crying...."

"....she was holding her bathing suit and crying. She had contusions on her forehead and under her neck..."

"....Investigators say the suspect walked her down the embankment to the creek bed where, for no known reason, he started to choke her and hit her in the head several times with a rock..."

I keep wondering what the motive was. If he wanted to rape the child, it doesn't seem like he could subdue her--even though he's 6'2". If he wanted her dead, why? Given his interest in the macabre and the outside possibility that he might have visited a graveyard in PA a few days later, I'd think that he wanted the child's dead body for some horrible purpose. If so, she foiled him as she got away.

Still, so many questions.

Missizzy
08-16-2010, 06:02 PM
I don't recall seeing this before. If one is to believe Westfall's profile on MS, he does not drink but he does smoke. That might be helpful to know.

Lovejac
08-16-2010, 07:50 PM
If I was the Admin of that group I would leave them up there and let law enforcement knock at their doors and find out why they are so protective of him...



Amen! They might get some names of whomever is helping him, because, someone is helping him, and if you are, and you're reading here,

SHAME ON YOU!!! You will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law, so I hope he's worth it!!!

fhc
08-16-2010, 08:02 PM
Okay - let's look at what we know:

1. He allegedly abducted a 6-year old on Aug. 6th, 2010.
2. At that time, he had a young boy in his truck, approx. 4 years old and in a car seat.
3. The little girl found help after being severely beaten and left for dead (I'm sure).
4. LE identifies Steven Westfall as the wanted perp - still 8/6/2010.
5. LE begins looking for Westfall and the little boy.
6. On 8/6/2010 at 4:34 p.m. EST a comment was left following a news article that said the little boy was safe at Nana's house (paraphrasing).
7. LE continue to look for Westfall who was reported leaving his home, on foot.
8. Approx. 9 days later, on or about Friday the 13th, August 2010, a grave was robbed in PA, 150+ miles away. This could have been anyone - teenagers, etc. given that it was Friday the 13th, kwim?

Please take this very basic timeline and add to it as you would like.

Salem

Here's a google map from Cumberland, MD to Lancaster, PA. http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=Cumberland,+MD+21502&daddr=Lancaster,+PA&hl=en&geocode=FQEOXQId6i1O-ykpAZSxxI7KiTHiFHBYlozcmw%3B&mra=ls&sll=39.652865,-78.762518&sspn=0.112341,0.21389&ie=UTF8&z=8

It's only about 168 miles. About 3.5 to 4 hours by car I would think.

Thank God for the little girl's neighbor that had a quality security camera going that day that picked up the van he was driving and even the license plate!

sfbaynancydrew
08-16-2010, 08:12 PM
Oh wow, fhc is that how he was located? Amen to that about the neighbor then!

This case sort of reminds me of that awful child molester Chester Stiles, who's kiddy porn was found the desert. He had a whole slew of women who protected him and sympathized with him. I will never understand the mentality of women like these!! NEVER!

greeneyes19782000
08-16-2010, 09:30 PM
I don't recall seeing this before. If one is to believe Westfall's profile on MS, he does not drink but he does smoke. That might be helpful to know.

He might have wrote he don't drink but he does. There are pictures on that facebook site of him sitting at the bar and there are more of him out there sitting at the bar. Plus 2 of the people I know that know of him only know him from the bar.

greeneyes19782000
08-16-2010, 09:31 PM
Here is the lastest news! It will be on tonight at www.your4state.com

http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fyour4state.com%2Ffulltext%2F% 3Fnxd_id%3D129315&h=8b78f

Filly
08-16-2010, 10:24 PM
http://www.parenfaire.com/

The Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire started this last weekend and continues each weekend through October. Would Westfall be drawn to something like that?

Help!! Didn't I see a person on one of Westfall's friend's pages who was a seamstress of SCA/Ren Faire clothing? She was posed with her husband and she was wearing a white outfit. She's a larger woman. She said she had mild cerebral palsy. I seem to remember a comment about the PA Ren Faire but I can't, for the life of me, find the link.

FWIW, the Faire is held in Manheim, PA--18 miles from the cemetery where Paula was buried. I'm not certain but I think there is camping nearby. I'm just not certain as to whether Westfall would be interested. With everyone in costume, it would be hard to find him.

In all honesty I do not believe Westfall had anything to do with that poor little girls corpse being stolen. He left on foot and it would take well you mentioned it Izzy it would take almost a good two hours to get up to Lancaster from Hagerstown. It's roughly about 115 miles on I-81.

We have gone to that Ren Faire for heck it has to be close to 23 years now. It's on the site of The Mount Hope Winery unless they have changed it.

Just assuming would he be drawn to something like that? Sure. He'd fit right the heck in if all he has to do is speak Olde English. Yet another place I was like a hawk watching my DD. They have a parade of sort at the end of each day. I was looking very quickly at a piece of jewelry as my ex had my DD. I turn around and my kid is about no lie a blocks width away from me in this parade. They thought she was adorable they said. She's holding hands with a woman with a basket and a big da*n stick.

Sorry yet another memory that makes me think if she was with my ex husband on her own Lord knows where the kid would be.

If we're really looking at cerebal palsy and this poor Ream child my dang bet would be more on that nutter with the baby corpses in her house. Reading is way closer to Lancaster. A mere hop/skip and that woman's son did have cerebal palsy.

The telling sign on Westfall that will get him busted is his missing teeth I think. Not his ink. People notice missing teeth.

As for the EF person I think I mentioned I think she is now EB. However I do believe she has something to do with Westfall. For all we know he had a DD years ago and that is her and maybe her way of saying "We're here. It's safe. You can come here?"

They just need to get this creep. But yeah he'd be interested in Ren Faire. Surely. He fancied himself a poet and all. Trust me I met some really out there people at that thing back when they allowed you to bring the wine from the winery in with ya. It's huge and Lord forbid somebody could certainly grab up a child and get away.

tfrohning
08-16-2010, 10:54 PM
I did find this link for Stephen that he also in to vampires.
http://www.flipkart.com/author/stephen-matthew-westfall/

fhc
08-16-2010, 11:22 PM
Here is the lastest news! It will be on tonight at www.your4state.com

http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fyour4state.com%2Ffulltext%2F% 3Fnxd_id%3D129315&h=8b78f

oh, that makes me so angry. I really thought he would float up somewhere dead. Now, we know he is alive and was by the train station 2 days after the attack. Sickening. WTH is he???

Missizzy
08-17-2010, 12:05 AM
Well there you go. He's buying cigarettes and he's most likely getting a ride from someone waiting across the train tracks (or possibly at a house over there). I seriously doubt that he walked those 7 miles with the posse out looking for him.

I'm feeling really strongly that he could try to blend in with the festivities at the Ren Faire if he could hop a ride. Filly, just imagine that 365 days of the year and you've got Ashland!!

I can't help but think that someone is aiding and abetting him. I realize that he's got two missing teeth but if he was at the Ren Faire or some other busy and congested place, he'd figure something out. I'm sure one of his 742 friends could help him out. I just can't figure out what the draw is for so many of his middle aged lovely lady friends. And why so many babies? He doesn't seem well spoken, he's creepy as all get out. What is the attraction?

Lovejac
08-17-2010, 12:11 AM
Well there you go. He's buying cigarettes and he's most likely getting a ride from someone waiting across the train tracks (or possibly at a house over there). I seriously doubt that he walked those 7 miles with the posse out looking for him.

I'm feeling really strongly that he could try to blend in with the festivities at the Ren Faire if he could hop a ride. Filly, just imagine that 365 days of the year and you've got Ashland!!

I can't help but think that someone is aiding and abetting him. I realize that he's got two missing teeth but if he was at the Ren Faire or some other busy and congested place, he'd figure something out. I'm sure one of his 742 friends could help him out. I just can't figure out what the draw is for so many of his middle aged lovely lady friends. And why so many babies? He doesn't seem well spoken, he's creepy as all get out. What is the attraction?

I just KNOW someone is helping him! He left on foot, in shorts and tennis shoes, with a pack of smokes and a drink? How far is he gonna get that way?

He's been gone for 9 days!! Someone is helping him. I hope to God that LE suspects someone and is watching them like a hawk!!

Missizzy
08-17-2010, 02:35 AM
Take a look at that photo and what do you see? You see a reasonably and casually dressed man who looks put together and clean. Then read this description of the search:

http://times-news.com/local/x1316176006/Westfall-could-have-left-the-area-or-is-getting-help-here

“The search has been conducted by air, on foot, by bicycle, and four-wheeler, with tracking dogs and specially trained search teams. Most of the search has been conducted on difficult terrain and in areas overgrown with extremely thick vegetation.”

What's missing? Bruises, abrasions, scratches, torn clothes, muddy knees. He's being transported around by someone. He might have turned toward the railroad tracks but my money is on the fact that there's a car waiting over there. Is the fact that he's going in to a store to buy his own cigarettes just thumbing his nose at LE? This was only 7 miles from the location of the attack. I would think that the store would be plastered with Wanted posters. Is he begging to get arrested?

Question, in some states and counties, everyone who buys cigarettes must show ID. Is that true in Maryland?

Filly
08-17-2010, 03:09 AM
For some reason I just found photographs of him in a store that are full length and one head and shoulders.

Sorry if someone else linked it although I checked each link.




http://times-news.com/local/x1316178162/New-photos-of-abduction-suspect

Naw, I so knew this guy wasn't going to kill himself. He's too cocky.

tfrohning
08-17-2010, 09:36 AM
It was reported he had a tatoo on his neck. I don't see it in this picture.

Do we know what kind of tattoo?

tfrohning
08-17-2010, 10:07 AM
snip
He has tattoos of two hearts and another of an eagle on his right arm, the “Grim Reaper” on his left arm, and a joker on his back. He may be wearing a light colored shirt (possibly with stripes), light colored shorts, and white tennis shoes. Authorities began a massive manhunt at that time in areas he was reported to be familiar with and where he may have headed.Investigators just

tfrohning
08-17-2010, 10:10 AM
after looking at the new photos I guessing that the tattoos must be on the upper arm??

And it also looks like he got a little goatee..

Another snip
All leads are being followed up on.The Cumberland Police, the Allegany County Bureau of Police, the Maryland State Police, MSP helicopter Trooper 5, Maryland Department of Natural Resources Police, National Park Service Police, West Virginia State Police, Mineral County Sheriff’s Office, Hampshire County Sheriff’s Office, Ridgeley Police, C3I Narcotics Task Force, and C3I all participated in the effort.

hmmm West Virginia State Police also helping in the search. (thinking out loud)

Missizzy
08-17-2010, 01:09 PM
It was initially reported by the 6 year old girl that he had a tattoo on his neck. We've surmised that possibly he was shirtless when he attacked her and that her description of the placement of the tattoo was slightly off.

I'm actually shocked that she remembered anything about the details. This little girl is a quick thinker IMO. I also have to hand it to whomever interviewed her. They were able to get an awful lot of info from a very young child.

I keep praying that her terror is subsiding. She's going to need lots of treatment to rebuild a sense of safety and trust.

Filly, concerning Westfall being cocky, ITA. I also think that's why he's not being caught. I think he gives off vibes of self-confidence. He's not skulking about. No, he's just waltzing right in the door and walking with his head held high.

I Din Doot
08-17-2010, 02:21 PM
My wife has pancreatic cancer and we travel 3 times a month from central WV to Baltimore (Johns Hopkins) for treatment. We always travel on 68 from Morgantown,WV thru Cumberland,Md to 70, etc.

Just wanted to say that I'm glad they released these photos and you can bet there will be two more sets of eyes looking for this guy today!! We are leaving...Now.

greeneyes19782000
08-17-2010, 07:51 PM
http://your4state.com/fulltext/?nxd_id=129645

THEY CAUGHT THE POS. above is the link!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

AMEN AMEN AMEN

fhc
08-17-2010, 07:54 PM
http://your4state.com/fulltext/?nxd_id=129645

THEY CAUGHT THE POS. above is the link!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

AMEN AMEN AMEN

Thank you for that good news, now I hope they keep him under lock & key forever.

picture of him in custody

http://times-news.com/local/x666132841/-NEW-Kidnapping-suspect-Westfall-nabbed-in-Garrett-County

Missizzy
08-17-2010, 08:27 PM
So he was picked up in Grantsville, MD which is about 25 miles west of Cumberland. He had to have been aided. I have to think that the release of the photos taken by the store surveillance must have helped or maybe someone just got tired of being taken advantage of.

Great great news. I certainly hope the little girl is healing. I always cringe when I read those words, "repeatedly hit in the head by a rock".

Maybe the people of that area can rest a bit easier tonight.

Missizzy
08-17-2010, 08:31 PM
Hmmm...in the photo at the above link, Westfall is wearing a different set of clothes. He has on a black cap, grey T-shirt, and baggy jeans. Not at all like what he was seen in on the store video. It looks as if he was trying to modify his style/appearance, IMO.

tfrohning
08-17-2010, 10:04 PM
this is great news... it also said he was in Pittsburg?? that PA

tfrohning
08-17-2010, 10:08 PM
Maybe he was taking clothes off clothes lines

greeneyes19782000
08-17-2010, 10:27 PM
I hope this link works. Its a picture of Westfall being taken into custody!

Lovejac
08-18-2010, 12:00 AM
http://your4state.com/fulltext/?nxd_id=129645

THEY CAUGHT THE POS. above is the link!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

AMEN AMEN AMEN

:woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: Thank GOD!

And to think, I was just about to go to sleep and I thought 'let me log in really quick to see if there are any updates an this case' :crazy:

I'll sleep like a baby now!!

Lovejac
08-18-2010, 12:04 AM
YAY! The "perp walk"!! I love it!

Rest easy tonight little one, the monster who hurt you is LOCKED UP!

Filly
08-18-2010, 10:04 AM
My wife has pancreatic cancer and we travel 3 times a month from central WV to Baltimore (Johns Hopkins) for treatment. We always travel on 68 from Morgantown,WV thru Cumberland,Md to 70, etc.

Just wanted to say that I'm glad they released these photos and you can bet there will be two more sets of eyes looking for this guy today!! We are leaving...Now.

Dinn Doot I am very sorry for your wife's suffering. I pray she is feeling better today. That's a heck of a travel you have but she's in good hands at Johns Hopkins.

Plus on a good note now you don't have to keep your eyes peeled for some creep.

GreenEyes thank you so very much for the good news.

Yep, Izzy I knew this guy wouldn't have the goonads to kill himself. He's not the type. He actually thought he'd get away with this. Now maybe we'll find out what other harm he has caused.

tfrohning good lookout on the clothes off the clothes line. That or maybe he hit a Wally World store.

No matter how he changed his appearance if he was missing his teeth he couldn't change that. Unless he went to a real good Dentist.

Filly
08-18-2010, 10:12 AM
this is great news... it also said he was in Pittsburg?? that PA



Yep. Also Ligioner, Pa. Hope I spelled that right.

Dude walked a long ways. No wonder he's so skinny.

Got busted because he called his feeants. From a Church none the less. He walked in an open door to Little Meadows Church and helped himself to the phone.

There's a camp ground right by that church. Thank goodness nobody was harmed at the camp ground.

greeneyes19782000
08-18-2010, 09:49 PM
More will be on the 11 o'clock news but just incase you don't get the channel you can read it here and later they usually put the actual video up.

http://your4state.com/fulltext/?nxd_id=129815

Lovejac
08-18-2010, 09:58 PM
More will be on the 11 o'clock news but just incase you don't get the channel you can read it here and later they usually put the actual video up.

http://your4state.com/fulltext/?nxd_id=129815

Thank you, thank you, thank you for that article! It is the first article regarding this horrible crime, that actually made me smile :)

Here are some snipped parts that were my favorite:

When they went to arrest him, he was already gone, but he left a note to his girlfriend. Part of it said, "No matter what happens, I love you dearly... I don't want to cause you problems."

It was Westfall's girlfriend who turned him in. He made it to Pittsburgh, Penns. but came back to the area.

He called her after sneaking into a church in Grantsville, Md. and she alerted police.

With Westfall behind bars and facing a number of charges, the mother says now, her daughter can stop having nightmares about that horrific day.

"I would tell him you tried to break a six-year-old girl and now she broke you," she says. "You didn't win and you didn't break her spirit.

Filly
08-18-2010, 10:10 PM
Thank you, thank you, thank you for that article! It is the first article regarding this horrible crime, that actually made me smile :)

Here are some snipped parts that were my favorite:

Ohhhhhhhhhh the "feantsay" dimed him out. Good.

Creep.

Missizzy
08-18-2010, 10:22 PM
I'm glad a woman finally stood up to this slime. A child did too, we have to remember. What the heck is the comment about the child being strapped to a board? I had not heard that.

I just cannot imagine what this man's motive was. It sounds like he beat her until she lost consciousness and then left her. Why? He even took her bathing suit off. What in the world was he doing?

I'm ecstatic that the child is healing. I want to celebrate that, truly I do. However, this little one's nightmares are not going to fade for a long time. I'm actually sorry the reporter was kind of glib about that. I know she's excited about first grade. I'm excited for her. My heart is also breaking for her as her world got turned upside down.

My prayers are with her and her family. It sounds like she has spirit. She's going to need it IMO.

Lovejac
08-18-2010, 10:26 PM
Ohhhhhhhhhh the "feantsay" dimed him out. Good.

Creep.

and to think that I was actually suspicious of her helping him :rolleyes:

I swear I'm getting jaded :crazy:

greeneyes19782000
08-18-2010, 10:26 PM
Best picture every

Filly
08-18-2010, 10:59 PM
Best picture every

What the heck does that shirt say that he has on? Looks like a lighthouse with some kind of invitational that took place on an island.

One has to wonder did somebody hit him in thehead with a rock when he got locked up.

Warning, Lovejac is getting jaded.:hand:

epochmiss
08-18-2010, 11:10 PM
Amen. I've been following this since the first day it was on the loca news. Awful man. Scum.

Missizzy
08-19-2010, 02:06 AM
So, anyone heard about the child being strapped to a board before? That is beyond scary.

Filly
08-19-2010, 02:20 AM
So, anyone heard about the child being strapped to a board before? That is beyond scary.

O.K. Miss Izzy where did you see this? Noooooooooooooooo. Please do not tell me the guy strapped that poor child to a board.

My heart breaks for that baby. Dear Lord please let her get the right help.

I still want to know what that lighthouse on his shirt is.

Missizzy
08-19-2010, 03:10 AM
It's here, Filly:

http://your4state.com/fulltext/?nxd_id=129815

".....She was just beat really bad and choked and strapped to a board and her head was swollen, choke marks on her neck," recalls her mother. "She said he didn't say anything. He just hit her and hit her and she said, 'Mommy it hurt, but I didn't cry.' I said, 'It's ok, you can cry......"


Is it possible that her mother is speaking about the EMTs strapping the child to a gurney or is she referring to some other abuse Westfall meted out? The little girl walked on her own to the neighbor's house. She was not rescued from her place of assault. I read it to mean that Westfall strapped her onto something. Why?

Filly
08-19-2010, 04:34 AM
It's here, Filly:

http://your4state.com/fulltext/?nxd_id=129815

".....She was just beat really bad and choked and strapped to a board and her head was swollen, choke marks on her neck," recalls her mother. "She said he didn't say anything. He just hit her and hit her and she said, 'Mommy it hurt, but I didn't cry.' I said, 'It's ok, you can cry......"


Is it possible that her mother is speaking about the EMTs strapping the child to a gurney or is she referring to some other abuse Westfall meted out? The little girl walked on her own to the neighbor's house. She was not rescued from her place of assault. I read it to mean that Westfall strapped her onto something. Why?

Izzy I am sorry. I had read that and maybe subconciously passed it over.

No, I think you're right. Wouldn't her mom say she was strapped to a gurney or a cot or bed?

Poor little baby and she didn't cry. That creep probably got angry she didn't cry. Maybe that saved her from death? Maybe he unstrapped her?

Who could even begin to wonder what that evil monster did or why he did it?

He left his "girl" a note. Ain't that swell? He didn't want to cause her any problems. Geez he's a model citizen. I'm thankful she turned him in.

Missizzy
08-19-2010, 04:38 AM
I really think that the public needs some sort of explanation of the motive here. Westfall had 746 friends just on MS. A lot of them had children. People need to know what this guy was all about.

I'm not going to be real happy if he pleads down and skulks away. We need some insight here.

Belinda
08-19-2010, 04:38 AM
She was probably strapped to a back board by EMT's and would have still been on it when her mother saw her.

tfrohning
08-19-2010, 06:46 AM
It's here, Filly:

http://your4state.com/fulltext/?nxd_id=129815

".....She was just beat really bad and choked and strapped to a board and her head was swollen, choke marks on her neck," recalls her mother. "She said he didn't say anything. He just hit her and hit her and she said, 'Mommy it hurt, but I didn't cry.' I said, 'It's ok, you can cry......"


Is it possible that her mother is speaking about the EMTs strapping the child to a gurney or is she referring to some other abuse Westfall meted out? The little girl walked on her own to the neighbor's house. She was not rescued from her place of assault. I read it to mean that Westfall strapped her onto something. Why?

yes! that make more sense...I had to read that a couple times.

tfrohning
08-19-2010, 07:04 AM
I really think that the public needs some sort of explanation of the motive here. Westfall had 746 friends just on MS. A lot of them had children. People need to know what this guy was all about.

I'm not going to be real happy if he pleads down and skulks away. We need some insight here.

I agree! It sound like he made a statement to LE.
I just pray the little boy didn't see what this monster did to this little girl:furious:

Has far has the motive...I hope it comes out soon.

With this case and Paula Ream... I read up on the cults and all the great links that was provided here from other posters. Places I didn't want to take my computer.

I still find it weird within a week we had this abduction and a little girl
remains stolen from her grave. And just about 160 miles apart.
But a least this perp in behind bars.

greeneyes19782000
08-19-2010, 10:30 AM
Just to help everyone understand exactly what the mom meant.....

She did mean that her daughter was strapped to a gurnery by the EMT's. Westfall didn't strap her down. When they took the mom to the hospital her daughter was still strapped down for safety.

And like others I did to think his girlfriend had to have something in it. I do commend her for turning him in.

greeneyes19782000
08-19-2010, 12:57 PM
http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Ftimes-news.com%2Flocal%2Fx107496960%2FWestfall-indicted-held-without-bond&h=f919d

Here's the latest News. This sick SOB is NEVER getting out.

Belinda
08-19-2010, 01:12 PM
It is continuing to sound like he didn't have the chance or chose not to sexually assault her. That is certainly something to be thankful for. However, if that wasn't the motive, what was? Very odd.

Filly
08-26-2010, 12:19 AM
The family of the little girl kidnapped speaks out and thanks everyone who helped this dear child and who helped capture Westfall.

They actually name the little girl and her family.




http://times-news.com/opinion/x1442550633/Family-of-kidnap-victim-grateful-to-all-those-who-came-to-help

Lovejac
08-26-2010, 12:32 AM
http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Ftimes-news.com%2Flocal%2Fx107496960%2FWestfall-indicted-held-without-bond&h=f919d

Here's the latest News. This sick SOB is NEVER getting out.

Ha ha ha!! So his EX girlfriend and his CURRENT girlfriend (who is probably an EX at this point :innocent: are the reason he was identified and captured!

clap, clap, clap!!! Way to go, ladies!!!!

Missizzy
08-26-2010, 01:29 AM
Way to go, little Miss O!!! I'll bet that Momma just glowed as she wrote that thank you letter. We all know what ran through her mind when her baby went missing. An awful lot of people were heros here but it all comes back to a brave little girl who stayed strong.

Trust me, Miss O will join us in about 15 years. She's already got her "own cop", after all. That tells me that her family and the local police are really trying to empower her. The bad guys better watch out as I wouldn't be surprised at all to learn that she's become a cop herself.

Prayers to this sweetie. I think of her so often.

Missizzy
09-13-2010, 11:31 AM
http://times-news.com/local/x2044458313/Westfall-pleads-not-guilty-to-kidnapping

Westfall pleads not guilty to kidnapping

Faces charges of assault and attempted murder


"Accused child abductor Stephen Westfall pleaded not guilty to the kidnapping and attempted murder of a 6-year-old girl during a Tuesday morning hearing in Allegany County Circuit Court.

Westfall, 45, of Arch Street remains at the Allegany County Detention Center where he is being held without bond. The court set a Nov. 30 trial date for Westfall.

Last month, when Westfall was indicted on six counts by a grand jury, he told the court, “I am grateful for still being alive with all the harm I have caused to the little girl and everybody...."

more at link


Isn't it just amazing listening to criminals frame their thoughts--do their spin? As per the usual he places his own safety ahead of the victim's. He's grateful to be alive. I also think what he did to Miss O goes far beyond "harm".

Filly
07-18-2011, 11:35 PM
Missed the updates on this raging lunatic. However good news is the little girl is doing O.K. Her mom says she has her moments, but will probably get through all this better than mom herself.

Westfall has a criminal history. Figures. He also owes money to addiction specialists. Sets fires and owes other loot to quite a few people.

The picture of this guy is frightening enough. He says he's been on Xanax since before the attack. Sooooooo what? Half the free world is on Xanax and they don't abduct children and strap them to boards and hit them in the head with rocks.


http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700100068/Md-man-pleads-guilty-in-girls-abduction-beating.html

Missizzy
07-19-2011, 01:16 AM
I am still shocked beyond belief that the little girl lived through that horrid ordeal. Westfall totally creeped me out from the moment this story broke. I don't understand why he wasn't charged with a sex crime. He stripped the child naked.

I hope the child gets the best of therapy. We know that she will indeed remember this event and she'll have to "revisit" it and the media attention over and over throughout her life. I have a sense that she's a true survivor but she needs lots of help staying in that space.

Filly
07-08-2013, 05:20 PM
For some reason this case popped into my head today. I have to see what amount of time this "person" got.

Missing tfrohning. T was a wonderful poster and sleuther.

Filly
07-08-2013, 05:27 PM
Stephen Matthew Westfall

According to this FB page he got sentenced to 55 years in prison.



https://www.facebook.com/pages/Search-for-Stephen-Matthew-Westfall/139163552788776