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fourboys
10-12-2005, 02:11 PM
Woman missing after casino trip

Posted: October 11, 2005

The Placer County Sheriff's Department is asking for the public's help in locating a 27-year-old woman whose car was found abandoned at the Thunder Valley Casino in Lincoln.

Sheriff's officials report Sacramento resident Christie Wilson was last seen by her boyfriend, Daniel Burlando, 30, of Sacramento, at 5 p.m. Oct. 4 when he left to go to his father's house for dinner.

Later that evening, Wilson reportedly left Burlando a phone message stating she was going to the casino. Burlando did not grow concerned when she didn't come home that night, since she has stayed out all night in the past, officials report.

But by Oct. 6 Burlando grew concerned when his girlfriend never materialized, officials say.

Burlando reportedly notified the Sacramento Police Department, who confirmed Wilson as a missing person.

Wilson is described as a 5-foot, 4-inch tall white female, weighing around 150 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes.

Placer County Sheriff's Department detectives are working with Sacramento authorities and ask anyone with information to contact Placer County Sheriff's Sgt. Bob McDonald at (530) 889-7852 or the Sacramento Police Department at (916) 433-0650

Photo at link:

http://www.auburnjournal.com/articles/2005...s/08missing.txt (http://www.auburnjournal.com/articles/2005/10/11/news/top_stories/08missing.txt)

fourboys
10-12-2005, 02:13 PM
Investigators Focus on Casino in Search for Missing Woman

10/12/2005
by Elizabeth Bishop

Investigators from the Placer County Sheriff's Department are searching the area around Thunder Valley Casino for a missing Sacramento woman.

Christie Wilson, 27, was reported missing by her boyfriend after she failed to return from a trip to the Lincoln casino last week. Searchers using dog teams are looking in the fields around the casino and flying over the area.

Wilson's boyfriend, Daniel Burlando, said he last saw her on October 4. He became worried when he hadn't heard from her by the sixth, so he drove to the casino where he found her car still in the parking lot.

Wilson was seen on surveillance video leaving the Thunder Valley Casino at 1:15 a.m. on October 5 with a 53-year-old man she'd apparently met there, investigators said. Authorities identified and located the man and questioned him about Wilson.

Investigators are not releasing the name of the man but say he is a Placer County resident and married.

http://www.news10.net/storyfull2.aspx?storyid=13611

MistyGirl
10-12-2005, 03:00 PM
Wow I can't beleive I have not heard anythingabout this case on the national level. So sad this poor girl has been missing for 8 days now and they still can't find her and this is the 1st I heard of it. I pray they find her safe and sound.

This 53 year old man she was seen leaving with seems very fishy to me. Did she meet him at the casino while gambling..............or did he see her there and follow her out to her car or start up a conversation with her on the way out the door to the parking lot. Maybe they became freind while gambling etc and he offered to walk her to her car or give her a ride to her car since it was the early mornig hours and then he assulated her once in his car.

chicoliving
10-12-2005, 03:19 PM
Greta covered this last night with someone in LE from Sacramento as the guest....there's no trancript and my memory isn't good enough to repeat what was said but the articles basically cover it. This is not far from me and I haven't been to that casino.

Bobbisangel
10-12-2005, 05:48 PM
I wonder if she won a lot of money that night. I would imagine that LE has checked that out through the casino.

I'm glad that LE was able to identify the man she walked out the door with.
Odd she walks out the door with this guy...she disappears but her car is still in the parking lot. Hope this is solved soon and that Christie is found alive.

mocity
10-12-2005, 06:03 PM
I just read the Greta transcript and it said that it appears she met the older guy that night at the casino. The camera shows them walking out together but in their interviews with the older guy he said they both went to their own cars. She said she left something in the casino, headed back in and he left. He is married and his wife said he came home in the early morning hours.

Prayers for her and her family.

fourboys
10-12-2005, 06:46 PM
Agonizing Vigil For Gilroy Family

UPDATED: October 12, 2005

<SNIP>

Christie Wilson, who now lives in Sacramento, was last seen on surveillance cameras at Thunder Valley walking around the casino and leaving with a 53-year-old man.
But she never made it to her car and has not been seen or heard from since those early hours of Oct. 4

"Her car is really highlighted well on the tape," her stepfather Pat Boyd, a San Jose police detective, told KTVU Wednesday. "She never made it to her car."

Authorities said Wilson, 27, was clearly seen several times on the tapes in the casino interacting with the unidentified man, who they are calling a 'person of interest.'

"They went from table to table," Placer County Sheriff's Lt. George Malim said of the tape. "They spent some time together going table to table and we see them walk around…and then walk out of the casino to the parking lot…The fact we see her walk into the parking lot with the man gives us great concern."

Malim said Wilson's silver BMW was about 200 yards from the man's vehicle.

Wilson's mother said police have told them there is evidence pointing to the man.

"They have some circumstantial evidence, but not enough to pinpoint him," she said.

http://www.ktvu.com/news/5089915/detail.html

chicoliving
10-13-2005, 04:19 AM
GRETA VAN SUSTEREN, HOST: A desperate search is under way right now for the daughter of a California police detective. No one has heard from 27-year-old Christie Wilson (search (javascript:siteSearch('Christie Wilson');)) since she left for a night out at a casino on October 4. Her car was found in the casino parking lot, but where is she?

Joining me live in Sacramento is Lieutenant George Malim of the Placer County Sheriff's Department. Welcome, Lieutenant.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,172057,00.html

ketel0ne
10-13-2005, 10:35 AM
The early show on CBS covered Christie Wilson’s disappearance. She has been missing since early on the morning of Oct. 5th from the Thunder Valley Casino. It sounds to us like the 53 year old man she was seen leaving with is a STRONG person of interest.


CBS News | Have You Seen Christie Wilson? | October 13, 2005 10:02:35 (http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2005/10/13/earlyshow/living/main939187.shtml)

(CBS/AP) In California, police are questioning a man in the mysterious disappearance of a young woman last seen leaving a casino.

National correspondent Hattie Kauffman reports 27-year-old Christie Wilson vanished Oct. 5. Wilson was last seen at the Thunder Valley Casino in Roseville, Calif., near Sacramento with a man almost twice her age.

“It’s horrible, just horrible,” her mother, Debbie Boyd, said.

A police officer reports, “They met each other, went from table to table, walked out together to the parking lot.”

Police say surveillance cameras caught the two walking toward the man’s car. Detectives have located the 53-year-old married man, and say he’s a “person of interest,” after finding evidence in his vehicle.

At a press conference, police reported, “We did find items of forensic evidence that we’re taking to the lab.” More……. (http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2005/10/13/earlyshow/living/main939187.shtml)

fourboys
10-13-2005, 08:18 PM
Investigators Release New Details in Missing Woman Case

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Placer County sheriff's investigators said a "person of interest" in the week-old disappearance of Sacramento woman at a Lincoln casino is no longer cooperating with detectives.

Investigators said the 53-year-old man was captured on Thunder Valley Casino surveillance tape as he left the casino with Christie Wilson, 27 at 1:15 a.m, October 5. That was the last time anyone has seen Wilson.

Investigators also said the man has not been able or willing to explain how he obtained a black eye. Detectives have not released the man's identity but have said he is a Placer County resident and is married.

Investigators also urged anyone who left the casino about the same time as the man and Wilson to contact them.

http://www.news10.net/storyfull2.aspx?storyid=13645

chicoliving
10-14-2005, 12:48 AM
GRACE: Very quickly, everybody, to tonight`s "Case Alert." California police questioning a man in the disappearance of 27-year-old Christie Wilson. Christie last seen October 5 at the Thunder Valley Casino, Roseville (ph), California, with an unidentified man almost twice her age. Police say surveillance cameras caught the two walking toward his car. Detectives located the man, the married man, and say he`s a person of interest after finding evidence in his car. His name not released because, police say, as far as they know, a crime hasn`t been committed.

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: There was only one person seen walking out of that casino with her. She`s a strong-willed gal, and you know, if somebody took her and left her somewhere, I`m just -- you know, I`m really hoping that she`s just hanging on and knowing that everybody is out there looking for her.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0510/13/ng.01.html

michelle
10-14-2005, 01:00 AM
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2005/10/13/earlyshow/living/main939187.shtml

This 53 yr old man seems suspicious.....

chicoliving
10-14-2005, 01:04 AM
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2005/10/13/earlyshow/living/main939187.shtml

This 53 yr old man seems suspicious.....Yes, he sure does....I'm gonna move this thread to the Missing Discussion forum so we can carry on a discussion there.

chicoliving
10-14-2005, 01:05 AM
Transcript from Greta's show
GRETA VAN SUSTEREN, HOST: A desperate search is under way right now for the daughter of a California police detective. No one has heard from 27-year-old Christie Wilson (search (http://javascript<b></b>:siteSearch('Christie%20Wilson');)) since she left for a night out at a casino on October 4. Her car was found in the casino parking lot, but where is she?

Joining me live in Sacramento is Lieutenant George Malim of the Placer County Sheriff's Department. Welcome, Lieutenant.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,172057,00.html

michelle
10-14-2005, 01:08 AM
I swear its one after another these days, the news is depressing, i feel so bad for all these missing people and there is nothing we can do!! Its frustrating..:banghead: ..

chicoliving
10-14-2005, 01:10 AM
VAN SUSTEREN: All right. Now, the video that you do have of her leaving the casino — how far can you see the two of them walk together?

MALIM: They go into the parking lot probably about 50 yards or so, and then because it's nighttime and the incoming cars and the cars moving around, as well as the diffuse lighting in the parking lot, they kind of disappear. And we haven't been able to determine, at this point, if she had gotten in the car with him or what direction she went in.

VAN SUSTEREN: And this is about 1:30, is that right, sir?

MALIM: About 1:15 on Wednesday morning.

~snip~

VAN SUSTEREN: Does Christie know him, or does he know Christie?
MALIM: At this point in the investigation, we believe that, no, they do not know each other, and it appears from the video that they met each other at the casino that night.

VAN SUSTEREN: Have you seized his car and given it a full examination, a forensic exam?

MALIM: We have done that, yes.

VAN SUSTEREN: Anything peculiar, sir?

MALIM: Nothing right now. Obviously, the stuff is getting sent to the crime lab to evaluate.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,172057,00.html


He mentions nothing peculiar yet "stuff" is getting sent to the crime lab for evaluation. Wonder what they sent to test thats suspicious enough to send for testing yet not peculiar....

chicoliving
10-14-2005, 01:12 AM
I swear its one after another these days, the news is depressing, i feel so bad for all these missing people and there is nothing we can do!! Its frustrating..:banghead: ..
It does seem that way.....:(

michelle
10-14-2005, 01:13 AM
this is crazy her boyfriend said he wasnt worried when she didnt come home because she has been known to stay out all night......i mean why would you go by yourself to the casino?

chicoliving
10-14-2005, 01:14 AM
Investigators said the 53-year-old man was captured on Thunder Valley Casino surveillance tape as he left the casino with Christie Wilson, 27 at 1:15 a.m, October 5. That was the last time anyone has seen Wilson.

Investigators also said the man has not been able or willing to explain how he obtained a black eye. Detectives have not released the man's identity but have said he is a Placer County resident and is married.


http://www.news10.net/storyfull2.aspx?storyid=13645

michelle
10-14-2005, 01:15 AM
Investigators said the 53-year-old man was captured on Thunder Valley Casino surveillance tape as he left the casino with Christie Wilson, 27 at 1:15 a.m, October 5. That was the last time anyone has seen Wilson.

Investigators also said the man has not been able or willing to explain how he obtained a black eye. Detectives have not released the man's identity but have said he is a Placer County resident and is married.


http://www.news10.net/storyfull2.aspx?storyid=13645
Well i tell you what if he did anything to her i hope she socked him good!!!!!

dancingdaisy
10-14-2005, 01:22 AM
VAN SUSTEREN: All right. Now, the video that you do have of her leaving the casino — how far can you see the two of them walk together?

MALIM: They go into the parking lot probably about 50 yards or so, and then because it's nighttime and the incoming cars and the cars moving around, as well as the diffuse lighting in the parking lot, they kind of disappear. And we haven't been able to determine, at this point, if she had gotten in the car with him or what direction she went in.

VAN SUSTEREN: And this is about 1:30, is that right, sir?

MALIM: About 1:15 on Wednesday morning.

~snip~

VAN SUSTEREN: Does Christie know him, or does he know Christie?
MALIM: At this point in the investigation, we believe that, no, they do not know each other, and it appears from the video that they met each other at the casino that night.

VAN SUSTEREN: Have you seized his car and given it a full examination, a forensic exam?

MALIM: We have done that, yes.

VAN SUSTEREN: Anything peculiar, sir?

MALIM: Nothing right now. Obviously, the stuff is getting sent to the crime lab to evaluate.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,172057,00.html


He mentions nothing peculiar yet "stuff" is getting sent to the crime lab for evaluation. Wonder what they sent to test thats suspicious enough to send for testing yet not peculiar....
i think she probably got in his car either on her own or by force, because they said her car was still in the parking lot the next day

michelle
10-14-2005, 01:26 AM
I think she was probably forced too....:(

chicoliving
10-14-2005, 01:26 AM
i think she probably got in his car either on her own or by force, because they said her car was still in the parking lot the next day
Yeah, looks like cause it went on to say...

MALIM: No. They just walked out towards where his car was parked, and that at that point, he didn't see her again. She said she forgot something in the casino and went in. And that's the last he saw of her. He went home.

VAN SUSTEREN: All right. Did the video show her going back into — the video, the surveillance video, to corroborate his statement that she said that she had something to go back into the casino for?

MALIM: At this point, no, we haven't been able to locate any of that. And we do have video of her car also, and she is never seen going to her car. And it sits there until her boyfriend discovers it on Thursday.

VAN SUSTEREN: All right. So it's pretty plain she didn't get into her car and drive off, if her car is there.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,172057,00.html

michelle
10-14-2005, 01:32 AM
well we know she didnt go back in the casino , so where is she.......hmmmm

chicoliving
10-14-2005, 01:32 AM
So this guy makes up some story about her forgetting something and going back in the casino which is not seen on tape and it would be there if she had indeed reentered.

Her car is on tape and she's not seen going near it......

He's got a half baked alibi cause his wife says he was home before daylight (basically) and a black eye to boot that he won't share with LE in how he got it.

He's become uncooperative after something was taken from his vehicle and sent for forensic testing.....

Oh, and wasn't he identified and then located from the surveillance tape?

michelle
10-14-2005, 01:35 AM
Well i read that they did have some forensic evidence and he is a person of interest...........So is his wife saying he was home with her??

kgeaux
10-14-2005, 07:44 AM
So this guy makes up some story about her forgetting something and going back in the casino which is not seen on tape and it would be there if she had indeed reentered.

Her car is on tape and she's not seen going near it......

He's got a half baked alibi cause his wife says he was home before daylight (basically) and a black eye to boot that he won't share with LE in how he got it.

He's become uncooperative after something was taken from his vehicle and sent for forensic testing.....

Oh, and wasn't he identified and then located from the surveillance tape?


I'm hoping that black eye isn't his only injury. I hope she kicked the hell out of the old creep. I hope hope hope that the forensic testing solves this case.

She's such a beautiful girl with a beautiful smile.

Thank you so much for posting the transcripts! I tried to stay away to watch Greta but I fell asleep before it came on.

MrsMush99
10-14-2005, 08:39 AM
this is crazy her boyfriend said he wasnt worried when she didnt come home because she has been known to stay out all night......i mean why would you go by yourself to the casino?


She wasn't by herself. She was with her boyfriend. He left because she said she forgot something inside. Even if she was by herself, I wouldn't find it unusual at all. I would think a casino is generally safe, security guards, cameras, lots of people around. I never went to a casino by myself, but I have gambled by myself, and never felt unsafe.

MrsMush99
10-14-2005, 08:42 AM
I'm hoping that black eye isn't his only injury. I hope she kicked the hell out of the old creep.

This is what I think happened, but this is just speculation. I think, that she may have known him from the casino. If you are a regular at a casino, you generally get to know the other regulars. I don't know if he was a regular or not, like I said I'm just speculating. So, she walked out with him, thinking she was safe, because she "knew" him. I'm thinking he may have wanted "more" from her and she was unwilling, and this is where it went bad, would explain the black eye. I hope she is still alive, but I have a feeling she is not.

kato
10-14-2005, 09:22 AM
She wasn't by herself. She was with her boyfriend. He left because she said she forgot something inside. Even if she was by herself, I wouldn't find it unusual at all. I would think a casino is generally safe, security guards, cameras, lots of people around. I never went to a casino by myself, but I have gambled by myself, and never felt unsafe.

I thought I had read somewhere that her boyfriend was at his dad's house (I think am not sure) and she hadn't wanted to go with him. That she called him later about 10:30 to tell him she was going to the casino.

MrsMush99
10-14-2005, 09:29 AM
:waitasec: I'm pretty sure I heard that he was there with her, maybe I'm the one getting confused. I was confused when I first heard this story, because I kept hearing boyfriend, and then I heard about the other man. Let me see if I can find something that states where the boyfriend was. Also, I did hear that the boyfriend is not a suspect.

MrsMush99
10-14-2005, 09:33 AM
OK Kato, looks like I was getting confused.


Wilson was last seen on the evening of Oct. 4 by her boyfriend, Daniel Burlando, while she was visiting and staying at his home in Sacramento. He is not considered a suspect or person of interest. Burlando says he got a voicemail from Wilson on Oct. 4 to let him know that she would be out that night at the casino. And he didn't worry when she didn't return on Oct. 5 because according to Burlando, Wilson would on occasion stay out all night.
Link to the story (http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2005/10/13/earlyshow/living/main939187.shtml)

The last time he saw her was October 4th. It still doesn't change my opinion that it was not odd that she was by herself at the casino.

MrsMush99
10-14-2005, 10:17 AM
I didn't see this posted here.

The police have released the video of Christie:

Video (http://www.news10.net/storyfull2.aspx?storyid=13648)

docwho3
10-14-2005, 12:45 PM
To harm someone you met at a casino seems really stupid since there have been so many documentaries showing how they have so many security cameras all over & knowing that they are all well monitored.

I am thinking a person must be feeling a real need to still harm someone in spite of all that. So someone is either a sick person with desires that crop up at times & can't be overcome (like some serial killlers) or maybe there is a drug abuse component involved.



( I am not adding in how stupid it is to have harmed the daughter of a police officer because he might not have known that fact.)

MrsMush99
10-14-2005, 12:51 PM
I'm still thinking that this man wanted to have sex with her, and when it didn't go the way he planned he got violent with her. Of course, if we hear any other evidence, I might change my mind.

chicoliving
10-14-2005, 01:55 PM
OK Kato, looks like I was getting confused.


Link to the story (http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2005/10/13/earlyshow/living/main939187.shtml)

The last time he saw her was October 4th. It still doesn't change my opinion that it was not odd that she was by herself at the casino.
I know Mushy.....I go to the casinos really late at night alone. Its the surveillance cameras all over that give me some sense of security especially when parking or returning to my car. Gonna have to rethink that maybe...

MrsMush99
10-14-2005, 03:06 PM
I know Mushy.....I go to the casinos really late at night alone. Its the surveillance cameras all over that give me some sense of security especially when parking or returning to my car. Gonna have to rethink that maybe...


Ummmm Chico, do you have a gambling problem?? :p

chicoliving
10-14-2005, 03:20 PM
LOL No....don't think so. Once a month or so for a few hours....never spending more than hubby can afford for me to lose :) I have a system :D

MrsMush99
10-14-2005, 03:24 PM
LOL No....don't think so. Once a month or so for a few hours....never spending more than hubby can afford for me to lose :) I have a system :D


LOL, I think we all have a system. My system is, go to Vegas once a year, lose everything I went with, and then swear off gambling until my next trip to Vegas. :eek:

chicoliving
10-14-2005, 03:32 PM
I hope they find her soon and all is well.....if not, then it looks like a prime suspect (my words) is already under the watchful eye of LE. Thank goodness for those cameras...surveillance departments rock!

MrsMush99
10-14-2005, 03:35 PM
I hope they find her soon and all is well.....if not, then it looks like a prime suspect (my words) is already under the watchful eye of LE. Thank goodness for those cameras...surveillance departments rock!

I already mentioned my theory. I hope they find her soon too. So sad.

michelle
10-14-2005, 03:37 PM
my parents go to the casinos all the time and my grandmother called me one day and said at the casino my parents go to there was a string of robberys, people waiting inside and seeing who the winners are and them robbing them outside the building, i have always told my mom not to go alone....I am just afraid for her safety if she did.....

chicoliving
10-14-2005, 04:25 PM
Sheriff's detectives have served a search warrant at the home of a man considered a "person of interest" in the disappearance of a 27-year-old Sacramento woman last seen leaving a Lincoln casino with him last week.

A spokesperson for the Placer County Sheriff's Department said items were seized from the 53-year-old man's home, but would not elaborate on what they were.

Also today, investigators are interviewing Thunder Valley Casino employees and a customer who may have had contact with Christie Wilson, the missing woman.


Video at link.....chilling video of Christie walking from the casino towards the parking lot at times possibly pushing this man's hand/arm away from her.

http://www.news10.net/storyfull2.aspx?storyid=13661

michelle
10-14-2005, 04:29 PM
Thats a creepy video, its looks like she is pushing him away, do you think he could have put something in her drink, that seems to be possibly going around alot these days!

MrsMush99
10-14-2005, 05:06 PM
Grrrrrr I can't see it.

fourboys
10-14-2005, 05:09 PM
Investigators Search Home in Case of Missing Woman

Sheriff's detectives have served a search warrant at the home of a man considered a "person of interest" in the disappearance of a 27-year-old Sacramento woman last seen leaving a Lincoln casino with him last week.

A spokesperson for the Placer County Sheriff's Department said items were seized from the 53-year-old man's home, but would not elaborate on what they were.

Also today, investigators are interviewing Thunder Valley Casino employees and a customer who may have had contact with Christie Wilson, the missing woman.

Story continued at link:

http://www.news10.net/storyfull2.aspx?storyid=13661

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I don't know if it has been mentioned yet, but if they saw her leave on tape they would have seen her go back in the casino on the tape. So my guess is they didn't see this or they would have made mention of it. Wonder how close the 53 yo was parked to her? Wouldn't a guy that walked you out of a casino make sure you got in your car ok? Wonder how "early" in the morning his wife claims he got home.......just thinking outloud.


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Ok, I just looked at the video. And to me, it does not look like she was being forced to go anywhere. It does look like they are both drunk, to me anyway.
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Ok, I just looked at the video. And to me, it does not look like she was being forced to go anywhere. It does look like they are both drunk, to me anyway.


Me too. Casual pushing away not fighting for your life pushing away. Also not falling down like she was drugged or extremely drunk. More odd to me than anything. Like she wanted to walk with him for whatever reason, a destination for what purpose unknown.




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Me too. Casual pushing away not fighting for your life pushing away. Also not falling down like she was drugged or extremely drunk. More odd to me than anything. Like she wanted to walk with him for whatever reason, a destination for what purpose unknown.



Exactly! Kind of like they were flirting with each other.
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I don't know if it has been mentioned yet, but if they saw her leave on tape they would have seen her go back in the casino on the tape. So my guess is they didn't see this or they would have made mention of it.



They did not see her going back into the casino.
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CrimeHater
10-14-2005, 07:33 PM
It does look like she is pushing him away but then later it looks like she is bumping into him, like they are kind of joking around.
Has anyone heard of any other girls this age missing in that area? If so maybe this is something that he has done (if guilty) before.
I can't imagine how it got from in the Casino -them meeting to leaving the place together. Especially since she had a boyfriend.
I wonder if they were on any survalence cameras in the casino to see how long they had been talking. They just met that night...right?
And the black eye thing.... if I was his wife, I would really be analyzing my husbands character. What kind of story did he tell her??

MrsMush99
10-14-2005, 09:26 PM
Just heard on Rita Cosby that Christie's hair was found in the "person of interest"'s car. And he will not tell the authorities, how he got the black eye, or what happened that night.

chicoliving
10-14-2005, 09:30 PM
Just heard on Rita Cosby that Christie's hair was found in the "person of interest"'s car. And he will not tell the authorities, how he got the black eye, or what happened that night.
Thanks mushy....not sounding too good is it?

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It does look like she is pushing him away but then later it looks like she is bumping into him, like they are kind of joking around.
Has anyone heard of any other girls this age missing in that area? If so maybe this is something that he has done (if guilty) before.
I can't imagine how it got from in the Casino -them meeting to leaving the place together. Especially since she had a boyfriend.
I wonder if they were on any survalence cameras in the casino to see how long they had been talking. They just met that night...right?
And the black eye thing.... if I was his wife, I would really be analyzing my husbands character. What kind of story did he tell her??




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Hi everyone! I've been following this case too, since I JUST found out this SPECIAL "person of interest" lives in Auburn!!!!! :hand: :doh: :D As soon as I heard that, my Huz goes... oh, oh... I can sleuth around here!!

And there are a few items in the first post that are QUITE different from what I'm reading right now in my Auburn Journal. The differences are original is in bold and my NEW information in bold below the quote:
Quote:
Originally Posted by fourboys
Woman missing after casino trip

Posted: October 11, 2005

Sheriff's officials report Sacramento resident Christie Wilson was last seen by her boyfriend, Daniel Burlando, 30, of Sacramento, at 5 p.m. Oct. 4 when he left to go to his father's house for dinner.


In the paper today it says Wilson was last seen Oct. 4 around 4:30 p.m. by her boyfriend, Daniel.
Quote:
Originally Posted by fourboys
Wilson is described as a 5-foot, 4-inch tall white female, weighing around 150 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes.


the paper says brown eyes...
Quote:
Originally Posted by fourboys
Placer County Sheriff's Department detectives are working with Sacramento authorities and ask anyone with information to contact Placer County Sheriff's Sgt. Bob McDonald at (530) 889-7852 or the Sacramento Police Department at (916) 433-0650


paper says 530-889-7867

just a couple of errors... or ?? :confused:

Also heard on the news just now, that this SPECIAL "person of interest" has been questioned BEFORE on missing girl cases.... :hand: :hand: hmmm.... anyone find out his name and address yet?? I have some sleuthing to do!! :dance: My Huz is coming with when I do, though!! :D

what do all think? am I crazy... :D




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Originally Posted by CrimeHater
It does look like she is pushing him away but then later it looks like she is bumping into him, like they are kind of joking around.
Has anyone heard of any other girls this age missing in that area? If so maybe this is something that he has done (if guilty) before.
I can't imagine how it got from in the Casino -them meeting to leaving the place together. Especially since she had a boyfriend.
I wonder if they were on any survalence cameras in the casino to see how long they had been talking. They just met that night...right?
And the black eye thing.... if I was his wife, I would really be analyzing my husbands character. What kind of story did he tell her??


That's what it looked like to me too CrimeHater - regarding the "look like she is pushing him away but then later it looks like she is bumping into him..." Also it looked like at first that the guy was "trying" to put is arm around her, and then she kind of pushes away, and goes about 3 away from him. Then comes back a bit closer... that's all I saw! Had I known that I SHOULD have taped it well... I'd be watching it again... and again... LOL!!

so.... if you guys want me to go sleuthing - I'm game!!




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Also, there was a quote above about the police getting forensic evidence on this man's Toyota Camry - but wouldn't elaborate on exactly what evidence was retrieved... well I heard it was hair - probably Christie!!! :sick: on the PASSENGER side of the car on less...
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Also, my work is right down the street from the Thunder Valley Casino... and no I haven't been there either!! :doh: BUT, my friend at work has the bug... BUT she just won $1500 a couple of days ago! I don't 'think' she's even YET!! LOL! I hear there food is terrific!! :cool:

chicoliving
10-14-2005, 09:46 PM
This forum is for information and support only. Take all discussion to the Missing/Discussion thread in the Missing/Discussion forum.

http://websleuths.com/forums/showthread.php?p=845912#post845912

mysteriew
10-14-2005, 10:38 PM
Surveillance video was released late Thursday in the case of a missing Sacramento woman who was last seen leaving a Placer County casino.

The video shows 27-year-old Christie Wilson leaving the Thunder Valley Casino more than a week ago with a married 53-year-old man who police said has not answered all of their questions.

The video appears to show Wilson leaving with the man voluntarily. At one point, it looks like he has his arm around her.

"The surveillance tape is a 53-minute clip showing Christie Wilson and our person of interest walking out of the casino door and into the parking lot," Placer County Sheriff's Department Lt. George Malim said.
http://www.kcra.com/news/5099954/detail.html

Niner
10-14-2005, 11:42 PM
???? What happened to ALL my posts??!!! :confused:

I posted about 5 posts, and they are ALL gone... about 6:30pm PST time tonite? Did anyone 'see' them? or am I going crazy?? :eek:

Niner
10-14-2005, 11:45 PM
This forum is for information and support only. Take all discussion to the Missing/Discussion thread in the Missing/Discussion forum.

http://websleuths.com/forums/showthread.php?p=845912#post845912

Oh OKAY!! :doh: sorry Chico!!! :blowkiss: I saw your post up there... ;) Thanks for setting me straight! :D

gardenmom
10-15-2005, 02:05 AM
I have been to Thunder Valley Casino if anyone needs any insite on the set up. I can tell you that the parking lot is absolutely huge. Yes, Niner, they have a wonderful buffet!! It's our favorite family place to go. I have not heard of any other missing girls cases around this area, so I don't know what they are talking about, do you? Have they released his name? Is he a sex offender? I agree with other's observations, they both, or at least she looked drunk or drugged. The area around Thunder Valley is semi-rural, and a garbage dump is VERY close by. I hope they have checked there. There is also a lot of construction around this area, closer to Roseville. Lots of places to hide a body. Also very dark at night, no lights on the back streets, and there are several ways out of the casino when you leave the parking lot. Right next to highway 65 and close to 80. Heck, you can even be in Nevada in less than an hour.

Bobbisangel
10-15-2005, 02:27 AM
This forum is for information and support only. Take all discussion to the Missing/Discussion thread in the Missing/Discussion forum.

http://websleuths.com/forums/showthread.php?p=845912#post845912


No need to yell. I think the titles of the different forums dealing with missing people can be confusing.

We have "Missing Persons Info and Support". I guess that is supposed to be articles from newspaper and the media. Support????? Who are we supporting? How many families of missing people come here for support? Are we supposed to direct anything that we say to the families? Not to other posters?

Then you have..."Located! Info and Support". I gather this forum is strictly for people who have been located. Are we again only to support the families of missing people who have been located? No posting to each other?

Then you have "Missing but not forgotten." So here we can discuss the people who are still missing but articles from the newspapers and media shouldn't be put here. I gather this forum is for people who have been missing for some time.

And last but not least..."Missing/Located discussion. I guess we can discuss the missing in this forum but newspaper/media articles shouldn't be placed her either. Is this for both missing and located people? Aren't the two forums above...."Located! Info and Support" covering the located and the forum "Missing but Not Forgotten" covering the people still missing?

Maybe it is just me but it seems there should be a forum where we can discuss the people who have gone missing recently. I personally like it when we can add newspaper articles and media info and discuss it on the same forum. Why have the same articles in two different forums? Why have the "Missing/Located on the same forum? It makes more sense to me to seperate the two.

Well, I didn't post this to step on anyone's toes but I just find it really confussing at times. Take a look at the thread on Amanda Jones who is listed under "Missing Persons Info and Support." I'm not the only one who isn't sure where things are supposed to be posted but no one said anything to us about Amanda's thread. It felt like we all posted in the right place. She was/is missing like a lot of others on that forum. :confused: :confused: :confused: :confused: :confused: :confused:

tezi
10-15-2005, 09:24 AM
That video really bothered me. It was creepy, IMO.

Now that they have found her hair in his car, I wonder if there will be an arrest soon? I can't believe he hasn't come up with a doozy of a story about the black eye. Like he ran into a door or something.

Marisa714
10-15-2005, 10:07 AM
No need to yell. I think the titles of the different forums dealing with missing people can be confusing.

We have "Missing Persons Info and Support". I guess that is supposed to be articles from newspaper and the media. Support????? Who are we supporting? How many families of missing people come here for support? Are we supposed to direct anything that we say to the families? Not to other posters?

Then you have..."Located! Info and Support". I gather this forum is strictly for people who have been located. Are we again only to support the families of missing people who have been located? No posting to each other?

Then you have "Missing but not forgotten." So here we can discuss the people who are still missing but articles from the newspapers and media shouldn't be put here. I gather this forum is for people who have been missing for some time.

And last but not least..."Missing/Located discussion. I guess we can discuss the missing in this forum but newspaper/media articles shouldn't be placed her either. Is this for both missing and located people? Aren't the two forums above...."Located! Info and Support" covering the located and the forum "Missing but Not Forgotten" covering the people still missing?

Maybe it is just me but it seems there should be a forum where we can discuss the people who have gone missing recently. I personally like it when we can add newspaper articles and media info and discuss it on the same forum. Why have the same articles in two different forums? Why have the "Missing/Located on the same forum? It makes more sense to me to seperate the two.

Well, I didn't post this to step on anyone's toes but I just find it really confussing at times. Take a look at the thread on Amanda Jones who is listed under "Missing Persons Info and Support." I'm not the only one who isn't sure where things are supposed to be posted but no one said anything to us about Amanda's thread. It felt like we all posted in the right place. She was/is missing like a lot of others on that forum. :confused: :confused: :confused: :confused: :confused: :confused:

I think I've been posting in all the wrong places and posting newspaper articles! Ooops! Wow, Bobbisangel...your post is so confusing...you wrote it out very well I just can't comprehend all of it, hehe. I'll try to post in the right places and I'll try not to post articles where they should not go (I don't understand why that is? anybody know?). Thanks

docwho3
10-15-2005, 12:19 PM
That video really bothered me. It was creepy, IMO.

Now that they have found her hair in his car, I wonder if there will be an arrest soon? I can't believe he hasn't come up with a doozy of a story about the black eye. Like he ran into a door or something.Maybe he was kidnapped and they hit him in the eye to get him to hand over his keys. And they put her hair in his car. . . yeah that's his story. :crazy:

(Ok just kidding.) I sure hope he just tells it straight.

MrsMush99
10-15-2005, 12:28 PM
I'm hoping that his wife is able to put some pressure on him. By now, I would think, that's she's thinking something is not right with his story. Let's hope she pressures him to tell the truth.

Niner
10-15-2005, 01:06 PM
I'm hoping that his wife is able to put some pressure on him. By now, I would think, that's she's thinking something is not right with his story. Let's up she pressures him to tell the truth.

I hope his wife TOO starts asking him questions!! I know I would be! :waitasec:

Niner
10-15-2005, 01:14 PM
He's got a half baked alibi cause his wife says he was home before daylight (basically) and a black eye to boot that he won't share with LE in how he got it.

well... I work right down the street from the casino, as I said before, so I travel that route EVERY work day! It only takes me 20 to 25 minutes to drive from there to my house in Auburn. So if he left at about 1:15am or so... then he SHOULD have been home at LEAST by 2am! And I live a bit past the city of Auburn... IF the news is correct and he DOES actually live here! :)


so... what do you all think... as soon as someone hears anything on this guy's identity or address... maybe I can do some sleuthing! :angel: with the Huz of course!

Any more 'new' news this morning? I just heard that they (police) have searched his home again! :waitasec: wonder what MORE they found??

On any missing ladies around here... not too many have made the news, but there is one missing from Reno. If this guy gambles, Reno is just up the road - well about 100 miles from Auburn - so... I'll look into that case and report back in a bit!

chicoliving
10-15-2005, 01:22 PM
No need to yell. I think the titles of the different forums dealing with missing people can be confusing.


After moving a dozen posts I felt a raised voice to get attention was appropriate....I know it is confusing.....we will fix it and make it better than before :)

MrsMush99
10-15-2005, 02:08 PM
I haven't heard anything more today. Only what I heard last night on Rita Cosby was they found a hair in his car, that is probably Christie's. They are running more tests on it, but the preliminary tests have not ruled it out has being her hair.

michelle
10-15-2005, 02:11 PM
I haven't heard anything more today. Only what I heard last night on Rita Cosby was they found a hair in his car, that is probably Christie's. They are running more tests on it, but the preliminary tests have not ruled it out has being her hair.
Thats last i heard anyting too...

tezi
10-15-2005, 02:25 PM
Maybe he was kidnapped and they hit him in the eye to get him to hand over his keys. And they put her hair in his car. . . yeah that's his story. :crazy:

(Ok just kidding.) I sure hope he just tells it straight.
I wouldn't be surprised if he tried that story!

fourboys
10-15-2005, 07:50 PM
"Person of Interest" Arrested on weapons charges

Updated: 10/15/2005

A 53-year-old man who is a "person of interest" in the disappearance of 27-year-old Christie Wilson was arrested Friday evening on weapons charges.

The Placer County Sheriff's Department confirmed today that the arrest was made at about 5:15 p.m. yesterday near the man's home. He was booked on two felony counts of illegal weapons possession. The charges stem from a search of the man's home conducted as part of the investigation into Wilson's disappearance.

According to the sheriff's department, bail for the man has been set at $1 million. The high amount is reportedly due to the suspect's past criminal history and concerns that he might be a flight risk.

Continued:

http://www.news10.net/storyfull2.aspx?storyid=13683

chicoliving
10-15-2005, 07:53 PM
A 53-year-old man who is a "person of interest" in the disappearance of 27-year-old Christie Wilson was arrested Friday evening on weapons charges.

The Placer County Sheriff's Department confirmed today that the arrest was made at about 5:15 p.m. yesterday near the man's home. He was booked on two felony counts of illegal weapons possession. The charges stem from a search of the man's home conducted as part of the investigation into Wilson's disappearance.

http://www.news10.net/storyfull2.aspx?storyid=13683

michelle
10-15-2005, 08:57 PM
A 53-year-old man who is a "person of interest" in the disappearance of 27-year-old Christie Wilson was arrested Friday evening on weapons charges.

The Placer County Sheriff's Department confirmed today that the arrest was made at about 5:15 p.m. yesterday near the man's home. He was booked on two felony counts of illegal weapons possession. The charges stem from a search of the man's home conducted as part of the investigation into Wilson's disappearance.

http://www.news10.net/storyfull2.aspx?storyid=13683

Well maybe now he will start talking?.?......

edeuce33
10-15-2005, 10:09 PM
this is the booking info
from the Placer County Sheriff Dept on the man seen leaving with Christie
Wilson:


http://www.placer.ca.gov/sheriff/jail/jailreports/incustbookingdetails_G.htm#P00
159379 (http://www.placer.ca.gov/sheriff/jail/jailreports/incustbookingdetails_G.htm#P00159379)


He is already a felon and obviously his priors are VERY serious!!! A million
dollar bail per charge-WOW!!!

Name: Garcia, Mario Flabio
Age/Gender: 52/Male
Jail ID/Booking No: P00159379/0511071#
Facility/Floor: PC/R
Book Date: 10/14/2005 19:56
Arresting Agency: Placer County Sheriffs Department
Custody Status: In Custody
Authority: Charge(s): Bail:
Arrest Made By Peace Officer 1. 12020 (A)(1)PC Manufactur/sell/poss
$1,000,000
Arrest Made By Peace Officer 2. 12021 (A)(1)PC Felon/addict Possess $
Total Bail: $1,000,000.00

Bobbisangel
10-15-2005, 11:50 PM
I think I've been posting in all the wrong places and posting newspaper articles! Ooops! Wow, Bobbisangel...your post is so confusing...you wrote it out very well I just can't comprehend all of it, hehe. I'll try to post in the right places and I'll try not to post articles where they should not go (I don't understand why that is? anybody know?). Thanks


Marisa, my post wasn't directed to you at all. Just call me "still confussed" cause my head is still spinning trying to figure it all out :confused: :D

Bobbisangel
10-15-2005, 11:54 PM
After moving a dozen posts I felt a raised voice to get attention was appropriate....I know it is confusing.....we will fix it and make it better than before :)


Thanks. It seems like it should be so simple:

Missing w/articles

Located w/articles

Missing But Not Forgotten w/articles

Not confussing at all now :D

Marisa714
10-16-2005, 12:27 AM
Marisa, my post wasn't directed to you at all. Just call me "still confussed" cause my head is still spinning trying to figure it all out :confused: :D

Oops, I don't think I made my post very clear! I know it wasn't directed at me, I was just replying to your post b/c it made my head spin....and I've been pretty clueless as to all those rules! I read your post this morning and couldn't help but laugh!!! Especially b/c at the end of your post you said you were a little confused...and so am I (your wrote it all out for me though, so thank you very much!) I'm horrible at communicating through writing, I have a hard time organizing my thoughts in an organized manner! Not to mention I'm not getting enough sleep b/c I can't leave this forum! Sorry for going off topic!!!!

:crazy:

fourboys
10-16-2005, 12:37 AM
Marcia Flavio Garcia Is In Custody On Unrelated Weapons Charge

PLACER COUNTY -- Deputies have arrested the man they say Christie Wilson left Thunder Valley Casino with on October 5th.

Mario Flavio Garcia was arrested near his Auburn area home Friday night. They took him in on felony weapons charges, after investigators uncovered un-registered weapons during a search.

Still authorities are playing it safe, only calling him a "person of interest."

"For us to name him a suspect at this point, we have to have a better level of probable cause other than the weapons charges. We still don't know if a crime was committed although we suspect it," said Lt. George Malim, Placer Co. Sheriff's Department.

Continued at link:
http://fox40.trb.com/news/ktxl-101505wilson,0,3072881.story?coll=ktxl-home-2

Niner
10-16-2005, 01:06 AM
A 53-year-old man who is a "person of interest" in the disappearance of 27-year-old Christie Wilson was arrested Friday evening on weapons charges.

The Placer County Sheriff's Department confirmed today that the arrest was made at about 5:15 p.m. yesterday near the man's home. He was booked on two felony counts of illegal weapons possession. The charges stem from a search of the man's home conducted as part of the investigation into Wilson's disappearance.

http://www.news10.net/storyfull2.aspx?storyid=13683

Thanks Chico! WOW! I sure too hope he starts talking! Any name yet on this guy?? And still no sign of Christie? :(

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10-16-2005, 01:12 AM
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Arrest log of POI in Christie Wilsion case
this is the booking info
from the Placer County Sheriff Dept on the man seen leaving with Christie
Wilson:


http://www.placer.ca.gov/sheriff/jail/jailreports/incustbookingdetails_G.htm#P00
159379 (http://www.placer.ca.gov/sheriff/jail/jailreports/incustbookingdetails_G.htm#P00159379)


He is already a felon and obviously his priors are VERY serious!!! A million
dollar bail per charge-WOW!!!

Name: Garcia, Mario Flabio
Age/Gender: 52/Male
Jail ID/Booking No: P00159379/0511071#
Facility/Floor: PC/R
Book Date: 10/14/2005 19:56
Arresting Agency: Placer County Sheriffs Department
Custody Status: In Custody
Authority: Charge(s): Bail:
Arrest Made By Peace Officer 1. 12020 (A)(1)PC Manufactur/sell/poss
$1,000,000
Arrest Made By Peace Officer 2. 12021 (A)(1)PC Felon/addict Possess $
Total Bail: $1,000,000.00

MrsMush99
10-16-2005, 09:24 AM
WOW, didn't hear anything about this on the news yet. And I watched that new show The Line Up (It's replacing The Big Story) and they didn't have a word about Christie on there. I hope he tells them where she is now.

mysteriew
10-16-2005, 08:37 PM
An Auburn man that police believe could be connected to the disappearance of a 27-year-old Sacramento woman is in custody on unrelated weapons charges, Placer County sheriff's officials announced Saturday.
Mario Flavio Garcia, 53, was arrested in Auburn on Friday evening after officers found guns and an illegal club during a search of his home and car, Placer County Sheriff's Lt. George Malim said.

Garcia, who Malim said works for a computer-related business, is charged with two felony counts of weapons possession and is being held in the Placer County jail on a $1 million bond.

Malim said the weapons charges are based on Garcia being an ex-felon, and the high bail reflects Garcia's history and possible connection to the Wilson case. He would not provide details of Garcia's record.

Authorities, who served a search warrant on Garcia's home Thursday, have not labeled him a suspect in Wilson's disappearance. "We still don't know for a fact that a crime was committed," Malim said.

Malim described Garcia as "uncooperative."

http://www.sacbee.com/content/news/story/13723706p-14566582c.html

chicoliving
10-16-2005, 09:03 PM
On Fox News Channel "The Lineup"....Jamie Colby will have Christie's parents on sometime within the next hour. Covering Dan Horowitz's wife's murder now.....

MrsMush99
10-17-2005, 12:28 PM
Anyone hear anything new on the case??

PrayersForMaura
10-17-2005, 01:51 PM
Media Links:

FOX Affiliate: http://fox40.trb.com/news/

ABC Affiliate: http://www.kxtv10.com/

CBS Affiliate: http://www.kovr13.com/

NBC Affiliate: http://www.kcra.com/index.html


Sacramento Bee: http://www.sacbee.com/

PrayersForMaura
10-17-2005, 01:53 PM
Authorities Step Up Search For Missing Woman

CBS 13) ROSEVILLE Authorities in Sacramento are stepping up the search for missing San Jose woman Christie WIlson. They searched by land and air sunday.

The person of interest in the disappearance of 27-yeara-old Wilson is behind bars, but he's not talking. And that has Christie's mother angry.

Christie's mother wants Garcia to start talking now. "Give me 5 minutes and allow me to look in your eye, we'll just look in each other's eyes because right now I've had it," a clearly frustrated Debbie Boyd told CBS 13, "So you know what buddy, you have my daughter, I have your address and you better start talking because I'm going to continue to work with media and we're going to be all over your behind until you start talking." :clap:

More: http://cbs13.com/local/local_story_289131021.html

PrayersForMaura
10-17-2005, 01:57 PM
Investigators Broaden Search for Missing Woman

The Placer County Sheriff's Department helicopter and ground teams on all-terrain vehicles spent much of Sunday scouring the property around Thunder Valley Casino to look for any sign of 27-year-old Christie Wilson. It was the second time the area has been searched.

In addition to the search of the area around the casino, helicopters also conducted flyovers of the American and Sacramento rivers to look for signs of Wilson. The search effort included units from the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department and the Sacramento Metropolitan Fire Department.



On Sunday, Wilson's mother, Debbie Boyd, was at McClellan Business Park where air search crews were lifting off. She made a plea to Garcia's wife. "Put yourself in my shoes," she said. "Obviously you know your husband has a history. You know that now. Help me. Please take my pain away. Help me find my daughter." :(



More: http://www.kxtv10.com/storyfull2.aspx?storyid=13694

PrayersForMaura
10-17-2005, 02:01 PM
Anyone hear anything new on the case??yes, I just posted some new stories in the missing: news information and support forum about Christie. Christie's mom is mad and wants to talk with Gargia alone. She is also making a public please to his wife to say something.
She said obviously she had to know something... I'm paraphrasing, not directly quoting, so you'll want to read her quotes to get her exact words.
:)

Also, the police are searching certain specific areas.
I think there were 2 or 3 new stories I had found along with the main media links so that we can all check for updates.

Prayers for Christie and her family.

mysteriew
10-17-2005, 05:06 PM
A search of west Placer County by several dozen law enforcement officers Sunday revealed no trace of Christie Wilson, the 27-year-old woman reported missing Oct. 6.
A helicopter crew from Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District joined Placer and Sacramento sheriff's helicopter crews searching separate areas, said George Malim, Placer County sheriff's spokesman. The Placer Sheriff's Search and Rescue team sent out ground patrols with scent dogs.

http://www.sacbee.com/content/news/story/13727961p-14570841c.html

MrsMush99
10-17-2005, 05:08 PM
Thanks Prayersfor Maura!! I'll go read what you posted.

PrayersForMaura
10-18-2005, 01:00 AM
Person of Interest in Wilson Case Has Criminal History

The man considered by police to be a "person of interest" in the disappearance of a 27-year-old Sacramento woman was arrested in 1979 and charged with kidnapping and rape in Alameda County. That information uncovered by News10 has been confirmed by Placer County Sheriff's investigators.

When the case was settled in 1981, Mario Flavio Garcia, 53, was convicted of felony assault with a deadly weapon. The kidnapping and rape charges were dismissed. Garcia was sentenced to 18 months probation on the assault charge.

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Today, News10 talked to several of Garcia's neighbors. Although no one would appear on camera, opinions varied. One neighbor said he was friendly, a family man and good with computers. Others, however, recounted allegations of harassment, threats, and a punching incident that resulted in a restraining order being issued against Garcia. Some of the problems, say neighbors, were the result of Garcia's attempts to make changes to neighborhood roads. Public works officials told News10 Garcia always was professional in his dealings with them.

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During a news conference this afternoon, Placer County Sheriff's Department spokesman Lt. George Malim described three other people seen playing at the casino with Garcia and Wilson shortly before Wilson's disappearance. Investigators want to interview them to see if they have more information about the conversations Wilson and Garcia had that night.

One customer was an Asian woman in her early to mid-30s who sat down at the table at about 10:20 p.m. on October 4. She was wearing a dark top.

The second customer was a white man in his mid to late 40s who bought a $180 bottle of wine and shared it with others at the table.

The third customer was a black man in his mid-30s wearing a royal blue shirt.

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More: http://www.kxtv10.com/storyfull2.aspx?storyid=13713

Bobbisangel
10-18-2005, 05:31 AM
Didn't they find one of Christie's hairs at this guys place? He must have carried it in on his clothing though as he has a family and they were probably at home?? His wife may very will not know anything about what her husband has been up to.

Think how helpless Christie's dad must feel. He is a detective and his daughter is missing. I bet he would give his job to have about 5 minutes alone with that creep that Christie was seen walking out of the casino with.

We need to go back to the time of NYPD Blue with Andy and the crew. Ole Andy would have this guy face down on the table with two missing teeth and a handful of hair in his hand just for starters :p

Sunnmoon
10-18-2005, 03:55 PM
I watched the video of Christie and him (seemingly) leaving "with" the older man. At one point in the video when they are headed out, he seems to have ahold of her left arm and she pulls away from him, to where they are separate when they get to the pillars at the beginning of the walk way entrance into the casino.

Is it possible that she went there, met him, he became friendly, kinda took her under his wing, she felt more comfortable with him (he knew his plan) and then enticed her to come to his car for something he was going to give her, (free tickets to a concert) (ecstasy....) it's just a theory. She felt comfortable enough to go out with him alone, so he must have enticed her someway. It doesn't look like he's holding her hostage.

If there is anything we need to tell our children, "don't trust anyone" and there is safety in numbers. Never put yourself at risk! Women alone.....big no no. I am just sickened by this. This is 35 miles down the road from me. My mom and aunts go there all the time. Hell my Aunt used to work there. Roseville is one of the safest places in northern California.

Wake up call to women. Things HAVE changed. Even close friends commit crimes. Don't put yourselves at risk, take a friend or two and don't separate yourself from them. Remember crimes usually happen when someone happens to go off with someone ALONE!

If someone points a gun, or holds a knife to you in a public place, sit down and scream your head off......they won't drag you off and chances are if you GO with them alone they will likely kill you. REmember, drop, sit and scream if anyone ever attempts to take you at knife or gun point. YOu are much better off taking your chances with people around than being off in who know's where alone and no one to hear your screams for help.

Maike your children aware that there are predators everywhere!

PrayersForMaura
10-18-2005, 07:18 PM
Man Last Seen With Christie Wilson In Court
Oct 18, 2005 1:36 pm US/Pacific


(CBS 13) AUBURN Several new developments in the case of a missing woman last seen at the Thunder Valley Casino in Placer County. The Auburn man who authorities consider a "person of interest" in the disappearance of the 27-year-old woman has made his first court appearance. And a new witness who saw the two together has come forward.

Family and friends were in court today for Garcia's arraignment. Wilson's mother told CBS 13's Tony Lopez she was in court because she "just had to look at him." When asked why she thought Garcia was involved with her daughter's disappearance, she said, "Mother's intuition, mother's intuition is never wrong."

Also on Tuesday, a man who may have seen Garcia and Wilson together at Thunder Valley Casino has come forward. The Placer County Sheriff's department is questioning the man about what he saw and heard that night as he gambled.

He is just one of three people detectives had hoped would come forward in the case. Yesterday, they released descriptions of three people who were seen on surveillance video gambling at or near the same as Wilson and Garcia.


More: http://cbs13.com/topstories/local_story_291174042.html

mysteriew
10-18-2005, 10:12 PM
A person of interest in the disappearance of a 27-year-old Sacramento woman was in court Tuesday on unrelated charges, but the woman's family still wanted to see him in court. http://www.kcra.com/news/5120653/detail.html

fourboys
10-19-2005, 01:12 PM
News and Updates on Christie:

http://christiewilson.blogspot.com/

chicoliving
10-19-2005, 01:39 PM
Thanks to fourboys for this link from the information/support thread...


http://christiewilson.blogspot.com/

mysteriew
10-19-2005, 11:00 PM
The man who is the focus of an investigation into the disappearance of a Sacramento woman pleaded not guilty Tuesday to unrelated charges of illegally possessing weapons.
Mario Flavio Garcia, 53, of Auburn was charged with two counts of possession of a firearm by an ex-felon and one count each of possessing a deadly weapon and ammunition. All the counts are felonies.
http://www.sacbee.com/content/news/story/13737219p-14579249c.html

Bobbisangel
10-19-2005, 11:04 PM
Here is one reason why crime is so darn rampent in the USA. We can thank the judges, prosecutors and everyone else who has a say so in the way charges are determined:
.................................................. .................................................. .....

According to this News 13 Report (w/video), Mario Garcia jumped a woman as she was entering her car 20 years ago in Fremont. He choked her, and forced her to drive to his van, which he then used to drive her into the hills and rape her. He then drove her back to an apartment, made her take a bath - and then raped her again. He then threatened her with a gun, putting it in her mouth and pulling the trigger on an empty chamber - before taking her back to her car and letting her go.

He was charged with 5 counts related to that, but eventually plead to lesser charges - but no sexual related charges apparently.

It would seem that this time Mario Garcia wanted to be sure his next parking lot mugging and rape victim wouldn't be around to talk...
.................................................. .................................................. ....

They allowed him to plead to lesser charges but no sexual related charges :banghead: He raped that woman TWICE....held a gun to her head...kidnapped her....the article doesn't say how long his sentence was...probably a day in jail and the promise never to do it again :furious:

I wonder how the woman in that case felt when she found out what his charges were :banghead: It is just sickening.

ketel0ne
10-20-2005, 08:06 PM
Investigators "Making Progress" in Missing Woman Case (http://www.news10.net/storyfull2.aspx?storyid=13791)

mysteriew
10-21-2005, 12:14 AM
A Gilroy family is losing hope of finding their daughter alive. She has been missing for two weeks.

Wilson's mother and stepfather, Debbie and Patrick Boyd, of Gilroy, have been in Placer County keeping vigil over search efforts for their daughter.

"We want to bring her home. We want that part of this nightmare over as soon as possible," Debbie Boyd said.
http://www.theksbwchannel.com/news/5134538/detail.html

ketel0ne
10-22-2005, 01:15 PM
Searching for Christie Wilson: Although there are several new developments in the case of the missing Sacramento woman who was last seen at the Thunder Valley Casino (search (javascript:siteSearch('Thunder Valley Casino');)), authorities are still searching for clues to her whereabouts. There’s a suspect currently in custody, but do cops have the right guy? Christie’s mom and stepfather, Debbie and Patrick Boyd, join the show.

The Line Up on FoxNews Saturday and Sunday at 9pm EDT, not sure which night Christie's story will air.

chicoliving
10-23-2005, 01:51 AM
Investigators "Making Progress" in Missing Woman Case (http://www.news10.net/storyfull2.aspx?storyid=13791)

In the surveillance footage the man authorities want to talk with can be seen sitting at a blackjack table with Wilson. He is believed to be in his mid to late 40s, about 6 feet tall, with light brown or gray hair. He was wearing a light colored shirt with dark trim and a stripe down the front. While sitting at the table he purchased a $180 bottle of champagne and shared it with his seatmates.

Wonder if the casino has any information about this player....wonder how he paid for this wine? CC? probably not or they would have his name.....

I caught the update on Fox...nothing new was added. LE agencies from other areas are joining in the search for Christie....I haven't heard any details about any searches or if volunteers are needed or not.

Christie's mom made a plea to Garcia's wife to be up front with LE about any information regarding her husband and especially that night.

The mother answered a question about what she thinks happened and she said that she thinks Christie has fallen prey to a sexual predator.....

ketel0ne
10-23-2005, 03:04 PM
Debbie Boyd, Wilson’s mother, said Saturday that it’s imperative for the man who bought the wine to come forward and help officials in their investigation. She also called upon locals to help aid in finding her daughter’s remains.

“Everybody in the Auburn area needs to be out looking on their land,” she said. “Even on those areas where it’s heavily brushed or full of poison oak, those are areas where (her murderer) may have put her.”
Sheriff’s Department files new search warrants in case of missing woman (http://www.auburnjournal.com/articles/2005/10/23/news/top_stories/04missing23.txt)

gardenmom
10-24-2005, 01:38 AM
Fox 40 Sacramento news reported this evening that a search had turned up a black sweater on someone's front property Sunday. The owner said the sweater had not been there the previous day. Christie was last seen wearing black. The police took the sweater as potential evidense. The sweater was located in Auburn. There was a foot search done today by family and friends, and locals. They went about 2 miles around the casino and also in Auburn.

Marisa714
10-24-2005, 02:53 AM
Gardenmom,

Thank you for posting that! There hasn't really been too much news on progress. I can't see the video of her b/c I have a Mac and it won't work, can you see her clearly enough to tell if she's wearing a black sweater?

Marisa714
10-24-2005, 12:55 PM
http://www.news10.net/storyfull2.aspx?storyid=13845

Detectives to Interview Casino Witness in Missing Woman Case

Written for the web by Elizabeth Bishop, Internet News Producer *

Placer County sheriff detectives report a witness they have been looking for in the disappearance of Christie Wilson has come forward. It is the man seen on casino surveillance tape playing blackjack at the same table as Wilson and Mario Garcia.
Detectives said they will interview the individual today.
Also on Sunday, searchers out looking for the 27-year-old woman found a black shirt. Wilson was wearing a black shirt on the night she was last seen.
Wilson and Garcia, 53, were captured on surveillance tape as they left the Thunder Valley Casino in Lincoln at 1:15 a.m. October 5. Garcia said Wilson went back into the building to retrieve her cell phone and he left the parking lot alone. Surveillance video does not show Wilson going back into the casino and there was no tape of the parking lot.
Investigators consider Garcia a person of interest in Wilson's disappearance. He has been arrested on an unrelated felony weapons charge.
Yesterday more than 70 volunteers, including 40 law enforcement officers from around the state, helped the Boyds search around the casino. They also expanded the search in Auburn near the home of Garcia.
The family is resuming their search this morning.
Created: 10/24/2005 8:40:36 AM


Updated: 10/24/2005 8:45:25 AM

SewingDeb
10-24-2005, 02:14 PM
On Fox News Channel "The Lineup"....Jamie Colby will have Christie's parents on sometime within the next hour. Covering Dan Horowitz's wife's murder now.....

Chico, did it bother you as much as it did me when the show's host called it "an affair"? Watching the video of the two walking in the parking lot, it appears that she pushed his arm away several times. It didn't look like she was off on a great love affair. I noticed that her mother corrected that.

fourboys
10-24-2005, 07:50 PM
Hair Found in Car Matches Missing Woman's

Updated: 10/24/2005
by C. Johnson

The Placer County Sheriff's Department is now treating the disappearance of Christie Wilson as a homicide case and the man considered a "person of interest" in the investigation is a suspect.

Mario Flavio Garcia, 53, is in jail on unrelated weapons charges. He was in court today asking for bail reduction but the judge denied it.

An analysis of hair found in Garcia's car has been confirmed to be a match with Wilson's hair.

Placer County Sheriff's Department spokesman Lt. George Malim said DNA analysis confirmed the finding.

The hair was found in Garcia's white Toyota. Garcia was the last person seen with the 27-year-old Wilson. The two were captured on surveillance tape leaving Thunder Valley Casino in Lincoln on October 5 at 1:15 a.m.

Garcia has told investigators that Wilson went back inside the casino to retrieve her cell phone and he left the parking lot alone. Surveillance video does not show Wilson going back into the casino and there was no tape of the parking lot.

Garcia has pleaded not guilty to two counts of illegal weapons possession. He is in Placer County Jail on $1 million bond. The high amount is reportedly due to Garcia's criminal history, concerns that he might be a flight risk and because he is a suspect in the Wilson case.

Garcia is scheduled to appear in court next week for a preliminary hearing on the weapons charges.

http://www.news10.net/storyfull2.aspx?storyid=13857

Marisa714
10-24-2005, 09:40 PM
In missing persons info & support theres a post/link saying that the hair found in the car was confirmed to be Christies...The links below and it's post #42.

http://websleuths.com/forums/showthread.php?p=858559#post858559

I wonder specifically where the hair was found? Do you think it was in the trunk since LE seems pretty certain it was a homicide? I just wonder if they would come to that conclusion if it was in the passenger seat...although I'm sure they have more info then they are releasing. I guess I'm just too used to LE saying there isn't enough evidence to indicate foul play.

Marisa714
10-25-2005, 04:37 AM
I found an article that has a TON more information, at least I hadn't heard a lot of it til I saw this. I'll post a lil snippet of the article but it's super long so you'll have to check it out at the link.


http://www.auburnjournal.com/articles/2005/10/25/news/top_stories/01court25.txt

Wilson, of Sacramento, was last seen on video surveillance tapes leaving the Thunder Valley Casino in Lincoln around 1 a.m. Oct. 5 with Garcia. She hasn't been heard from since. Although after extensive searches no body has been located, investigators say they are certain Wilson was killed.

"This is a homicide investigation," said Garen Horst, deputy district attorney for Placer County. "He is a suspect."

DNA results confirm that a hair taken from Garcia's white Toyota Camry belonged to Wilson, Lt. George Malim, spokesman for the Placer County Sheriff's Department, said outside the courtroom Monday.

"It was found in such a way to be inconsistent with casual transfer," Malim said. "DNA confirmed it's a positive match.

Additionally, trace evidence from Garcia's trunk has been sent to the Department of Justice crime lab in Sacramento and another hair that could belong to Wilson was located in the Garcia home, officials said.

SewingDeb
10-25-2005, 11:00 AM
Marissa, this clinches it for me. Now all they need is her body.

gardenmom
10-25-2005, 11:02 AM
Gardenmom,

Thank you for posting that! There hasn't really been too much news on progress. I can't see the video of her b/c I have a Mac and it won't work, can you see her clearly enough to tell if she's wearing a black sweater?

The newsperson mentioned she had on a black outfit, they didn't mention specifically a sweater, just "she was last seen wearing black". They probably did conclude this from the videos of her. Personally I couldn't tell what color she was wearing, but it did appear to be dark. The video of her leaving with hime really does bother me. She looked like she was trying to pull her arm away from him. Like he was trying to put his arm around her and she definately did not want it there. I sure wish that video showed futher into the parking lot. I really hope they find her body soon. There are just so many places around here to hide a body. It's very rural in many places.

Marisa714
10-25-2005, 04:44 PM
Marissa, this clinches it for me. Now all they need is her body.

I agree 100% It seems they have a lot of people searching for her, and several from LE. This guy shouldn't have been anywhere but locked up, that poor family :-(

Marisa714
10-25-2005, 04:48 PM
The newsperson mentioned she had on a black outfit, they didn't mention specifically a sweater, just "she was last seen wearing black". They probably did conclude this from the videos of her. Personally I couldn't tell what color she was wearing, but it did appear to be dark. The video of her leaving with hime really does bother me. She looked like she was trying to pull her arm away from him. Like he was trying to put his arm around her and she definately did not want it there. I sure wish that video showed futher into the parking lot. I really hope they find her body soon. There are just so many places around here to hide a body. It's very rural in many places.


Thanks for the description of the video! I wonder if the black top belongs to her....That would be sorta of odd if it did. Didn't they say that the top hadn't been there the day before and the next day it was? And during this time wasn't Mario Garcia already being held? Hmmm this is gonna bug me a lot!

JDB
10-25-2005, 09:01 PM
MAn I must be living under a Rock. First I heard of this one was on Nancy tonight. I saw the video and guess what she looked Drunk.She could not walk straight

chicoliving
10-26-2005, 01:07 AM
Nancy had Christie's mom and stepdad on tonight....more at link.


LT. GEORGE MALIM, COMMANDER OF INVESTIGATIONS DIVISION: Well, the only thing we released so far is, obviously, the hair that came back with a DNA match positive to Christie. We have processed the entire car inside and out. And those items, tape lifts and everything else, are trace evidence and things are currently at the lab being evaluated.

GRACE: Where was the hair?

MALIM: The hair was found during -- we`re not releasing exactly where it was, but it was found during the search of his car.

GRACE: In his car.

Lieutenant, isn`t it true that it has been released that the hair was in a location inconsistent with a casual, a coincidental transfer, like, "I hug Debbie Boyd when I see her, and my hair attaches to her lapel." Isn`t it true this hair found in the car is in an inconsistent location with a casual transfer?

MALIM: Correct.

Nancy Grace 10/25 (http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0510/25/ng.01.html)

MrsMush99
10-26-2005, 07:36 AM
hmmm, I wonder where the hair was found. Very interesting.

less0305
10-26-2005, 09:55 AM
Thanks for the description of the video! I wonder if the black top belongs to her....That would be sorta of odd if it did. Didn't they say that the top hadn't been there the day before and the next day it was? And during this time wasn't Mario Garcia already being held? Hmmm this is gonna bug me a lot!

Unless an animal drug it up from somewhere else.

gardenmom
10-26-2005, 10:03 AM
Unless an animal drug it up from somewhere else.
It looked very clean. Maybe it fell out of a teens back pack while walking to school, although... it was found on Sunday. I don't really think it is linked. If I was trying to help this man get rid of evidense I wouldn't fling it in someones front yard. It was found in front of a rural looking road by the mail box. Good animal theory though.

gardenmom
10-26-2005, 10:05 AM
hmmm, I wonder where the hair was found. Very interesting.
I'm thinking trunk. Maybe he ran her over, then it could have been in a tire, or stuck in the bumper.

nanandjim
10-26-2005, 11:59 AM
MAn I must be living under a Rock. First I heard of this one was on Nancy tonight. I saw the video and guess what she looked Drunk.She could not walk straight
When I watched the video, it looked like the guy had his arm wrapped in hers. She appeared to pull away from him (like she didn't want to be that close). Then, it appeared that she was kiddingly bumping into him and he was kiddingly pushing her away. She did appear as if she was drinking but not falling down drunk.

This guy looked stocky and strong, like he could have easily overpowered her. I can well imagine that he targeted her in the casino. He probably watched her and befriended her, with the intention of raping her.

I thought that I heard (on Nancy Grace) that he had a prior rape charge years ago.

I think that he forced this young woman into his car, drove her somewhere, raped her and killed her. Now, it's a matter of figuring out where he went.

He could even have forced her into the trunk of his car and drove somewhere to rape her. I'm thinking that they found the hair in his car trunk.

I don't think that this guy is going to confess or cooperate. So, it will be up to the police to figure it out.

I also thought that I heard that he is now being called a suspect and not just a person of interest.

Marisa714
10-26-2005, 04:09 PM
Heres part of an article, rest is at the link.


http://www.auburnjournal.com/articles/2005/10/26/news/top_stories/02christie.txt
His wife has also retained an attorney and has declined further interviews with law enforcement. Garcia reportedly had a black eye, which is not evident in his booking photo. He also reportedly had bite marks, but Lt. George Malim, spokesman for the Placer County Sheriff's Department, would not confirm nor deny the information. He declined to discuss "forensic evidence."

gardenmom
10-26-2005, 04:32 PM
I drove the highway from Roseville to past Auburn today and I was looking on the side of the road for Christie. There are just so many places he could have pulled up to and tossed her out of the car. She could have just rolled down an embankment, and won't be found unless they do foot searches all along there. That's if he dumped her close. I had a very uneasy feeling, especially around Penryn Rd. Niner will know where I'm talking about. I hope he talks, or told someone.

Edited to add: I should have said I wasn't specifically out looking for Christie today, but drove past there on my way to somewhere else. I just looked hoping I would see something. Probably has been done many times before now.

Michelle Read
10-26-2005, 04:55 PM
Here is one reason why crime is so darn rampent in the USA. We can thank the judges, prosecutors and everyone else who has a say so in the way charges are determined:
.................................................. .................................................. .....

According to this News 13 Report (w/video), Mario Garcia jumped a woman as she was entering her car 20 years ago in Fremont. He choked her, and forced her to drive to his van, which he then used to drive her into the hills and rape her. He then drove her back to an apartment, made her take a bath - and then raped her again. He then threatened her with a gun, putting it in her mouth and pulling the trigger on an empty chamber - before taking her back to her car and letting her go.

He was charged with 5 counts related to that, but eventually plead to lesser charges - but no sexual related charges apparently.

It would seem that this time Mario Garcia wanted to be sure his next parking lot mugging and rape victim wouldn't be around to talk...
.................................................. .................................................. ....

They allowed him to plead to lesser charges but no sexual related charges :banghead: He raped that woman TWICE....held a gun to her head...kidnapped her....the article doesn't say how long his sentence was...probably a day in jail and the promise never to do it again :furious:

I wonder how the woman in that case felt when she found out what his charges were :banghead: It is just sickening.
I heard last night on Nancy Grace that he did not serve ANY time for the crime 20 years ago. He was sentenced to probation only. Obviously Christie Wilson's parents were upset about this information.

petra
10-26-2005, 05:10 PM
I heard last night on Nancy Grace that he did not serve ANY time for the crime 20 years ago. He was sentenced to probation only. Obviously Christie Wilson's parents were upset about this information.
This is outragous!!!!!:furious: :furious: I get so beyond angry when i hear things like this.

Who knows how many other violent acts this perp has commited.

Prayers for Christie and her family.

chicoliving
10-26-2005, 07:25 PM
Sheriff's Lt. George Malim said after the hearing that forensics experts for the state are analyzing other trace evidence from Garcia's car and home, including fibers, possible skin cells and another hair.

link (http://www.sacbee.com/content/news/story/13766249p-14608441c.html)

Niner
10-27-2005, 11:14 AM
I drove the highway from Roseville to past Auburn today and I was looking on the side of the road for Christie. There are just so many places he could have pulled up to and tossed her out of the car. She could have just rolled down an embankment, and won't be found unless they do foot searches all along there. That's if he dumped her close. I had a very uneasy feeling, especially around Penryn Rd. Niner will know where I'm talking about. I hope he talks, or told someone.

Edited to add: I should have said I wasn't specifically out looking for Christie today, but drove past there on my way to somewhere else. I just looked hoping I would see something. Probably has been done many times before now.

Hey gardenmom! Yes, I know 'where' you are talking about! I was planning on actually driving from Auburn on 193 towards Lincoln... That's the way I believe he might have driven home, as it's through the rural countryside and he could have stopped ANYWHERE along that route!
I'm wondering if he actually brought her home, as his wife is not talking either now and has her own lawyer - do ya think??

Niner
10-28-2005, 11:38 AM
Was reading my local paper (The Auburn Journal) last night and noticed something in the article that I don't believe has been shared before by police.


Garcia reportedly had a black eye, which is not evident in his booking photo. He also reportedly had bite marks, but Lt. George Malim, spokesman for the Placer Cnty Sheriff's Dept, would not confirm nor deny the information.

Oh - I HOPE they took pictures of these bite marks!! :dance:

Niner
10-28-2005, 11:41 AM
I see that a preliminary hearing is expected to begin November 1st... hmmm... anyone want me to go and take notes - or should I wait until the trial?? :D IF this court appearance is in the Auburn courthouse....

Oceanbreeze
10-28-2005, 11:46 AM
I see that a preliminary hearing is expected to begin November 1st... hmmm... anyone want me to go and take notes - or should I wait until the trial?? :D IF this court appearance is in the Auburn courthouse....

Niner, if you can make it, I say go for it. I'm sure we all would appreciate the first hand news.

fourboys
10-28-2005, 01:32 PM
Mario Garcia was charged with suspicion of murder of Christie Wilson Friday morning.

Mario F. Garcia, 53, was charged with suspicion of murder Friday morning in connection with the disappearance of 27-year-old Christie Wilson, according to his attorney.

"I can only assume the evidence exceeds beyond a reasonable doubt in order to have a charge of murder," said Garcia's attorney Ron Peters. "They better have a case that's ironclad."

Prosecutors have said DNA evidence links Garcia, who remains in custody at the Placer County Jail on $1 million bail for weapons charges, to Wilson's disappearance.

Wilson, of Sacramento, was last seen on video surveillance tapes leaving the Thunder Valley Casino in Lincoln around 1 a.m. Oct. 5 with Garcia. She hasn't been heard from since. Although after extensive searches no body has been located, investigators say they are certain Wilson was killed.

Officials declared the case a homicide earlier this week and named Garcia as the prime suspect.

"A case like this should not be filed unless the evidence is well beyond the reasonable doubt and irrefutable," Peters said.

DNA results confirm that a hair taken from Garcia's white Toyota Camry belonged to Wilson, said Lt. George Malim, spokesman for the Placer County Sheriff's Department.

Additionally, trace evidence from Garcia's trunk has been sent to the Department of Justice crime lab in Sacramento and another hair that could belong to Wilson was located in the Garcia home.

Results are expected to be returned to the Placer County Sheriff's Department soon.

Pat Boyd, Wilson's stepfather and a San Jose detective, has said there is evidence that the missing woman was in Garcia's car.

Garcia was arrested Oct. 14 on weapons charges. Garcia is scheduled to return to court Oct. 31 for a trial confirming conference. A preliminary hearing is expected to begin Nov. 1 on the weapons charges, however all that could change in light of the new murder charge.

http://www.auburnjournal.com/articles/2005/10/28/news/top_stories/01charged.txt

MrsMush99
10-28-2005, 01:35 PM
Oh, how sad, I knew she was probably dead, but I was hoping they would find her. Let's hope he tells LE where she is so her parents can put her to rest.

chicoliving
10-28-2005, 01:39 PM
Mario F. Garcia, 53, was charged with suspicion of murder Friday morning in connection with the disappearance of 27-year-old Christie Wilson, according to his attorney.

~snip~

Garcia is scheduled to return to court Oct. 31 for a trial confirming conference. A preliminary hearing is expected to begin Nov. 1 on the weapons charges, however all that could change in light of the new murder charge.

link (http://www.auburnjournal.com/articles/2005/10/28/news/top_stories/01charged.txt)

chicoliving
10-28-2005, 05:23 PM
The sheriff's department has announced a press conference on the Garcia arrest for 2:30 this afternoon. News10.net will carry the conference live.

http://www.news10.net/storyfull2.aspx?storyid=13949

chicoliving
10-28-2005, 07:40 PM
The link has been updated about an hour ago....

"Based on the evidence we have, we are completely convinced Garcia did in fact kill Christie Wilson," Lt. George Malim told reporters this afternoon.

Malim said the arrest was also based on other evidence that had been processed at the state crime lab.


http://www.news10.net/storyfull2.aspx?storyid=13949

mysteriew
10-28-2005, 08:36 PM
Mario F. Garcia, 53, was arrested for suspicion of murder Friday morning in connection with the disappearance of 27-year-old Christie Wilson, according to his attorney.

"I can only assume the evidence exceeds beyond a reasonable doubt in order to have a charge of murder," said Garcia's attorney Ron Peters. "They better have a case that's ironclad."

Prosecutors have said DNA evidence links Garcia, who is now being held without bail
http://www.auburnjournal.com/articles/2005/10/28/news/top_stories/01charged.txt

Bobbisangel
10-28-2005, 11:21 PM
This is outragous!!!!!:furious: :furious: I get so beyond angry when i hear things like this.

Who knows how many other violent acts this perp has commited.

Prayers for Christie and her family.


On Nancy Grace.... Nancy said that the woman in the parking lot 20 yrs ago was a girlfriend of Garcia's. Nancy had that wrong. According to the article that I posted above...he came upon the woman in the parking lot.

It is unbelievable that all he got was probation for that incident. He raped that woman twice, etc, etc. What in the heck is wrong with Prosecutors anyway? No wonder people are starting to take the law into their own hands.
Nothing has changed in the last 20 years! When are lawmakers going to get their heads out of their butts???? :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad:

The lawmakers need to toughen up the laws and then the Prosecutors and judges need to use those laws on these violent sex offenders.

My family and I have been involved with the justice system...the murder of my daughter and the molestation of my 9 yr. old grandaughter. In both cases
Pros and the Department of Corrections got together and the criminals got a "deal" which never should have happened. It is just total bull chit. :banghead:

My respect for "Lady Justice" is about zilch....due to my experience with it.

chicoliving
10-29-2005, 03:14 PM
Sources close to the investigation said interviews with witnesses indicate a connection between Wilson and Garcia, including indications that Wilson borrowed a sum of money from Garcia the night she disappeared.

http://www.news10.net/storyfull2.aspx?storyid=13949

chicoliving
10-29-2005, 04:15 PM
The Placer County Sheriff's Department, which has not found her body, reported that forensics evidence taken from searches of Garcia's car and home was strong enough to make the arrest.

Lt. George Malim declined to say what new evidence was found, saying the evidence is being "saved" for a possible trial. "We're confident, based on the physical evidence that we have, that Mr. Garcia murdered her," said Malim.

The lieutenant said proving murder without a body can be difficult for prosecutors, but "with physical evidence and with witnesses, you can make a good case."

http://www.sacbee.com/content/news/story/13784974p-14626712c.html

mysteriew
10-29-2005, 07:51 PM
Mario Flavio Garcia, the Auburn man suspected in the disappearance of 27-year-old Christie Wilson of Sacramento, was arrested Friday on suspicion of murdering her.
The Placer County Sheriff's Department, which has not found her body, reported that forensics evidence taken from searches of Garcia's car and home was strong enough to make the arrest.

Lt. George Malim declined to say what new evidence was found, saying the evidence is being "saved" for a possible trial.

"We're confident, based on the physical evidence that we have, that Mr. Garcia murdered her," said Malim.

Ron Peters and David Dratman, attorneys for Garcia, were upset by Friday's developments.

"Mario Garcia is innocent of murder," the two said in an e-mail to The Bee. "We have not been shown any evidence that Mario is responsible for either the alleged disappearance of Ms. Wilson or her death.

"An accusation of murder is no substitute for evidence. In the absence of a body and in the absence of evidence beyond any reasonable doubt that there has even been a death, this accusation cannot be proved."
http://www.sacbee.com/content/news/story/13784974p-14626712c.html

mysteriew
10-30-2005, 06:53 AM
More than 80 family, friends and volunteers spent much of the day looking for Christie Wilson, the 27-year-old Sacramento woman last seen more than three weeks ago leaving a Lincoln casino with a man now considered the prime suspect in her disappearance.

On Saturday, searchers concentrated their efforts in portions of Auburn, along Highway 49, and near the home of the suspect, 53-year-old Mario Garcia. On Friday, the Placer County Sheriff's Department arrested Garcia for Wilson's murder. Garcia was already in jail on unrelated weapons charges.
http://www.news10.net/storyfull2.aspx?storyid=13968

chicoliving
11-01-2005, 03:49 AM
Prosecutors have dropped weapons charges against the Auburn man accused of murdering a Sacramento woman.

~snip~

Investigators say DNA evidence shows a hair found in the trunk of Garcia's car matches Wilson. They also say Wilson borrowed some money from Garcia the night she disappeared.

http://www.news10.net/storyfull2.aspx?storyid=13989

mysteriew
11-01-2005, 07:38 AM
The parents of Christie Wilson came face-to-face with the man now charged with her murder Monday.

Wilson's parents sat just feet from Mario Garcia, as he faced a judge on weapons charges. Those charges were dropped and the murder charges took center stage.

Mario Garcia will be back in court tommorow to face the murder charges.
http://cbs13.com/topstories/local_story_304203946.html

Niner
11-01-2005, 01:27 PM
sorry... had a LOT work to do at work today - so I won't be able to get to the courthouse today for Garcia's preliminary hearing... :(

BUT !! when the trial starts - I'll try and take some vacation time to get to the courthouse for some "on the spot" reporting!! :)

chicoliving
11-01-2005, 01:32 PM
sorry... had a LOT work to do at work today - so I won't be able to get to the courthouse today for Garcia's preliminary hearing... :(

BUT !! when the trial starts - I'll try and take some vacation time to get to the courthouse for some "on the spot" reporting!! :)That's ok about today....the trial will be what's important Niner! :)



Auburn resident Mario Flavio Garcia is scheduled to be arraigned today on a charge that he murdered Christie Wilson, who has been missing since Oct. 5.

~snip~

On Monday, the Placer County District Attorney's Office dismissed the weapons charges against Garcia in a procedural move so that he can be arraigned today on the murder charge.

~snip~

Prosecutor Garen Horst told Judge Frances Kearney on Monday that some of the weapons charges may be refiled at today's murder arraignment.

http://www.sacbee.com/content/news/story/13798454p-14640036c.html

gardenmom
11-01-2005, 09:05 PM
Why would she borrow money from a stranger? Are we talking a small amount of cash, like gas money, or did she lose a lot of money? I would have to be pretty desparate to borrow money from some creepy guy I didn't know.

So, the hair was in the trunk like we thought. I bet there's more evidense in the trunk.

chicoliving
11-01-2005, 10:07 PM
The complaint against Garcia accuses him of murdering Wilson on October 5, the day she went missing. It also accuses him of having a billy club in his possession. The documents make note of his 1981 felony conviction for assault with a deadly weapon, which it says counts as a strike against him.

http://www.news10.net/storyfull2.aspx?storyid=14001

fourboys
11-02-2005, 09:22 AM
Defendant may be first in Placer tried without body found.

Wednesday, November 2, 2005
By Art Campos -- Bee Staff Writer

Mario Flavio Garcia of Auburn entered a plea of not guilty Tuesday to a charge that he murdered 27-year-old Christie Wilson, who has been missing since Oct. 5.
Garcia's plea was made during an arraignment procedure in Placer Superior Court during which he also was charged with possession of a deadly weapon - a billy club.

Deputy District Attorney Garen Horst said after Monday's hearing that the Garcia case is believed to be the first in Placer County in which a person will be tried for murder without a body being found.

"We will use circumstantial evidence," Horst said. "Sometimes, circumstantial evidence is even more persuasive than direct evidence."

Garcia's attorneys, Ron Peters and David Dratman, declined to say what evidence has been presented to them thus far by the prosecution.

But Peters said they asked for a preliminary hearing and a trial date "to reach some sort of resolution as quickly as possible."

Judge J. Richard Couzens chose Nov. 14 for assigning Garcia a possible trial date and Nov. 15 or 16 for a preliminary hearing, during which a judge will determine whether there is enough evidence for Garcia to stand trial.

In addition to the murder and deadly-weapons charges, the Placer County District Attorney's Office is alleging a prior felony strike for a 1981 conviction of Garcia in Alameda County.

http://www.sacbee.com/content/news/crime/story/13802655p-14644087c.html

Niner
11-02-2005, 12:22 PM
gardenmom - I heard it was about $100 to $150 that Christie borrowed from him...

Has anyone heard or read (I have not!) - WHEN his next court appearance will be? So I can take off from work and give you all the scoop!!

:cool:

chicoliving
11-02-2005, 01:44 PM
Garcia's attorneys, Ron Peters and David Dratman, declined to say what evidence has been presented to them thus far by the prosecution. But Peters said they asked for a preliminary hearing and a trial date "to reach some sort of resolution as quickly as possible."

Judge J. Richard Couzens chose Nov. 14 for assigning Garcia a possible trial date and Nov. 15 or 16 for a preliminary hearing, during which a judge will determine whether there is enough evidence for Garcia to stand trial.

In addition to the murder and deadly-weapons charges, the Placer County District Attorney's Office is alleging a prior felony strike for a 1981 conviction of Garcia in Alameda County.

http://www.sacbee.com/content/news/...-14644087c.html (http://www.sacbee.com/content/news/crime/story/13802655p-14644087c.html)

nanandjim
11-02-2005, 04:27 PM
gardenmom - I heard it was about $100 to $150 that Christie borrowed from him...
How did the police find out about this? Was there an eyewitness who saw this happen?

That's a lot of money to ask for or to receive from a stranger. I wonder how it all transpired and if Garcia was acting like he was made of money.

chicoliving
11-02-2005, 06:30 PM
I think the borrowing of the money may have occured at one of the tables since this info was released just after all three witnesses (table game participants) were located and interviewed. Or.....there could be an image from the casino surveillance showing an exchange of money between the two....but to say "borrowed" leans me towards it occuring at the table and was overheard/seen by the other players.

fourboys
11-03-2005, 01:24 PM
Reward Increases for Information About Wilson

Placer County Crimestoppers is now offering $35,000 for information that leads to her recovery. Anyone with information is asked to call 1-800-923-8191. Callers can remain anonymous.

http://www.news10.net/storyfull2.aspx?storyid=14039

Niner
11-05-2005, 08:21 PM
here's an update in my local paper The Auburn Journal from Friday 11/3:


For nearly a month law enforcement and volunteers have searched hundreds of miles of grasslands, lakes, rivers, culverts and mountainous terrain to no avail. WIlson's body has not been found.
Many questions about Garcia's background & what he knows about Wilson's disappearance remain unanswered.
"He continues to be uncooperative," said Lt George Malim, spokesman for the Placer Cnty Sheriff's Dept.
Officials have confirmed that Garcia has been suspected of kidnapping and rape, but those charges were dropped. Garcia's Auburn neighbor, Lynn XXXXXX, has said it was her understanding that the 1979 dispute involved a former girlfriend.
Documents show that Garcia has gone by the names of Mario Flabio Garcia, Mario Johnson & Mario Flavio Garcia-Johnson.
Garcia married Jean in March 1984 and they have two teenage sons. Although not much is known about his previous relationships, one woman claims to be his biological daughter.
Aileen M.xxxx wrote in an email sent to the journal's sister paper, that Garcia is her father. She wrote in part, "I (have) just see(n) him a couple of times, but he was always violent..."
"He didn't get along with his family either."
...wife has reportedly not spoken to law enfocement officials about her husband's involement with Wilson. Ron Peters is also representing her. Why she has retained an attorney in unknown.
Each time Garcia has appeared in court, he has kept his gaze down, only glancing up to answer questions posed by the court. He appears sullen. Roach said he has seen a different side. "He seemed to be an angry person; Nothing ever seems to be happy."

Okay - I see in the above from chico - that the prelim is either 11/15 or the 16th - I guess I'll have to wait for 11/14 and 'see' what the judge decides. I'll let my boss know that I'll be taking off either one of those days and 'see' if I can get in & take some notes for you all!! Wish I had a laptop...

chicoliving
11-06-2005, 02:45 PM
Placer County sheriff's detectives investigating the Oct. 5 disappearance of Christie Wilson believe she put up a valiant fight against an attacker, scratching and clawing his arms and chest and blackening his left eye before she was murdered, according to documents made public Friday.

Detectives stated their belief in a request for a search warrant seeking medical records for her alleged attacker, Mario Flavio Garcia, 53, of Auburn, who has been charged with her murder although her body has not been found.

The documents, which were placed in Garcia's court file Friday, indicate that Garcia went to the UC Davis Medical Group clinic at 3200 Bell Road in Auburn on Oct. 6 to seek attention for scratches on his arms and chest and for a black eye.

http://www.sacbee.com/content/community_news/placer/story/13817082p-14658027c.html

less0305
11-06-2005, 07:49 PM
Chico....thanks for the update.

I say, "Good!" I hope she wore his ass out good!! I hope it was soooo bad that medical staff made a good report of it and its description - and I'd love to know what excuse he provided the medical providers.

chicoliving
11-06-2005, 07:56 PM
and what he told his wife :eek:

Niner
11-06-2005, 09:14 PM
Chico....thanks for the update.

I say, "Good!" I hope she wore his ass out good!! I hope it was soooo bad that medical staff made a good report of it and its description - and I'd love to know what excuse he provided the medical providers.

Wow Chico! Haven't heard anything about that! Good catch!

Niner
11-06-2005, 09:22 PM
Here's part of an article that was in my local paper called "Perspective" written by Jim Ruffalo (Looking Behind the Scenes):


...We keep hearing that a hair belonging to Wilson was found in Garcia's Toyota, and then we're told it was found elsewhere. Tell me, Mr. Wizard, was it discovered in the car or elsewhere? The correct answer is "yes," because this particular evidence is actually two hairs - one found in the handle of the front seat passenger door, and a second in the car's trunk.
The one in the door handle still had its follicle, suggesting that the hair was yanked out rather than fell out naturally. By the way, both hairs have been DNA tested, and both belong to Wilson.
Not sure if any of this will come up at Garcia's bail hearing tomorrow afternoon in the jail court, (this article was written Sun, 11/6, so this is for Monday 11/7 hearing) but it surely will be discussed at the Nov. 14th preliminary hearing. The court dates are coming fast and furious because Garcia declined to waive his right to a speedy trial, no doubt hoping the prosecution won't have all it's T's crossed in time.

so... I don't know about the rest of you, but I hadn't heard about TWO hairs being found!

Also, I see that this guy says the prelim is going to be Monday 11/14 - so I'll have to find out at WHAT TIME this starts - if 9am, I can still go to work in the afternoon - but if in afternoon - say 1:30pm, I believe they usually start, I can go to work in the morning and leave for court then... If anyone hears about WHEN it should start, before I do - please post!! :D it would be appreciated! Now the other item WHICH court house - in Old Town Auburn, or the DeWitt Center court house - if anyone hears - again please post!!

:)

Niner
11-06-2005, 09:25 PM
And... :( :( unfortunately I do not have a laptop to keep you updated to a minute-by-minute report from the courthouse... I'll try and keep GOOD notes and post after I get back to work, or home!

The prelim IS a hearing I should attend - NO??!! anyone??!! don't they (DA) reveal WHAT they have to hold the defendant over for trial??!! :waitasec:

chicoliving
11-06-2005, 10:39 PM
And... :( :( unfortunately I do not have a laptop to keep you updated to a minute-by-minute report from the courthouse... I'll try and keep GOOD notes and post after I get back to work, or home!

The prelim IS a hearing I should attend - NO??!! anyone??!! don't they (DA) reveal WHAT they have to hold the defendant over for trial??!! :waitasec:
Yeah, go! :) I don't know what court or what time...I'll do some looking.

gardenmom
11-07-2005, 02:21 AM
Why would he seek medical attention for scratches? Especially the way he got them. Very odd.

Sunnmoon
11-07-2005, 04:28 PM
This makes my heart hurt.

We have to tell our daughters and sons to not place themselves with ANYONE EVER, alone.

Times have changed so much that everyone is a victim if you're not careful. Just being in the wrong place at the wrong time with a world full of no good people like this loser Mario!

Makes me just sick! I'll never go anywhere alone again.

chicoliving
11-08-2005, 05:31 PM
~snip~

Prosecutors asked the judge to order Garcia held on no bail, arguing they consider him a threat to public safety, that he has a prior violent conviction, and that they found two firearms at his home. They asked that if bail were set, that it be no less than $3 million because they believe Garcia has the assets to flee.

In the end, Judge J. Richard Couzens set bail at $3 million, saying he didn't think the prosecution met the standard to prove Garcia is a danger to the community but that he does consider the case to be serious.

Outside court, Wilson's stepfather, Patrick Boyd said he was angry bail had been set. "How can he say Garcia is not a danger?" he asked. "It's not like he killed someone he knew. He killed a stranger. How much more dangerous can you be?"

http://www.news10.net/storyfull.asp?id=14117

MrsMush99
11-08-2005, 06:24 PM
I can't believe they haven't found this poor girl yet. So sad.

Niner
11-08-2005, 07:48 PM
so chico - found anything yet for the hearing on Monday 11/14???? :D

chicoliving
11-08-2005, 10:58 PM
so chico - found anything yet for the hearing on Monday 11/14???? :D
Nope...jail website shows him on the roster but the cases aren't online....best guess is same courthouse as yesterday first thing in the morning on 11/14 :D

Niner
11-09-2005, 11:50 AM
well... now I've read in the local paper that his hearing starts on Tuesday, 11/15!! I guess I'll just have to check it out myself. I'm headed that way this afternoon - as my glasses broke, so the eye place is just around the corner from the courthouse, so I'll go in & see what I can find out!! :D

WhiteWolf
11-09-2005, 12:19 PM
Why would he seek medical attention for scratches? Especially the way he got them. Very odd.


Good question.

Maybe he told his wife he had an altercation with a man as a cover story for his injuries, and she talked him into going for treatment? Maybe he was paranoid about aids? Stupidity?

Niner
11-11-2005, 12:24 PM
YO CHICO!!!!???? :crazy:

Okay - I stopped at the Court Clerk's office the other day to try & find out WHEN and WHERE this prelim is going to be held - of course, the office was closed, as I missed it by 15 minutes..... :silenced: :silenced: :rolleyes:

So... has anyone been able to find out WHEN this prelim hearing will be?? I sure would like to go and take notes for you all... at least... if anyone here is really interested!!??

I'm computer challenged... so can't look anything up!! :doh:

chicoliving
11-12-2005, 01:33 AM
Volunteers were out in force again today near the Thunder Valley Casino outside Lincoln, searching for any sign of 27-year-old Christie Wilson, who disappeared more than a month ago.

Homicide investigators helped lead various search teams across rural areas around the casino and along Highway 193, looking for any clues to Wilson's disappearance on October 5 after a night of gambling. Wilson was seen on a surveillance tape leaving the casino with 53-year-old Mario Flavio Garcia, an Auburn man who is now charged with her murder.

http://www.news10.net/storyfull2.aspx?storyid=14231

gardenmom
11-12-2005, 04:55 AM
On the news today I was only half listening and I heard them say that Garcia had once been in a car accident with two women and they both died. I had not heard this before. They also said that one was his girl friend. Shortly after that he got married and abused his wife. I cannot remember what channel we watched, I think it was KCRA in Sacramento, but I couldn't find a link.

Niner
11-12-2005, 03:44 PM
On the news today I was only half listening and I heard them say that Garcia had once been in a car accident with two women and they both died. I had not heard this before. They also said that one was his girl friend. Shortly after that he got married and abused his wife. I cannot remember what channel we watched, I think it was KCRA in Sacramento, but I couldn't find a link.

WOW gardenmom! I was listening/watching KCRA this morning... but I didn't hear them say that!! :eek: All they talked about was the search going on around the casino and highways... today is going to be the last day that they will search for her... :( so I heard...

Niner
11-12-2005, 03:50 PM
Volunteers were out in force again today near the Thunder Valley Casino outside Lincoln, searching for any sign of 27-year-old Christie Wilson, who disappeared more than a month ago.

Homicide investigators helped lead various search teams across rural areas around the casino and along Highway 193, looking for any clues to Wilson's disappearance on October 5 after a night of gambling. Wilson was seen on a surveillance tape leaving the casino with 53-year-old Mario Flavio Garcia, an Auburn man who is now charged with her murder.

http://www.news10.net/storyfull2.aspx?storyid=14231

okay, just read the article. I guess tomorrow will be the last day... but I don't think her mom is going to give up!

I'll go google & see if I can find something on this prelim hearing, since Chico hasn't "said" anything... :blowkiss: be right back...

If worse comes to worse, I can always call into work tomorrow and say "something came up... I'll be in when I get in..." I can do that ya know! :D great place I work for! but still takes hours away from my vacation time... need to save some for my Christmas holiday shut down days! Remember I just took a MONTH (!) off for my great vacation! :woohoo:

Niner
11-12-2005, 03:57 PM
okay... definitely computer challenged here! :doh: googled: placer county court date mario garcia wilson and came up with the first one as SacBee, but went there - no court date... did you know that Websleuths comes up fourth !! :) How should I google this? anyone? :rolleyes:

i'll be back...

Niner
11-12-2005, 04:06 PM
okay, now I goggled: placer county auburn california mario garcia preliminary court hearing...

came up with the placer county sheriff's press release - aahhh... dated 10.25.05 - excerpt:


Garcia's bail was not reduced and he remains in custody with bail set at $1 million. Sheriff's deputies arrested on October 14th on unrelated weapons charges. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Tuesday, November 11th.

aahh.... excuse me... but it's November 11th - yesterday?? :waitasec: MUST be a typographical error!! ya think? so... I'll take that as being Tuesday, November 15th... would you? :rolleyes:

Niner
11-12-2005, 04:08 PM
OR... was it actually meant to say "Friday, November 11th" ??!! and I missed it!! :doh: :bang:

If anyone "hears" anything about the court date - please! please! post! I'll keep my eye out here!

TIA! :D

chicoliving
11-12-2005, 04:18 PM
LOL Niner! ;) I can't find anything on the court website so I guess we'll have to go with what is mentioned in the paper as the next court date, thought you posted 11/15 a while ago?? Court probably was closed on Friday the 11th for Veterans Day....I'll go thru the old articles in a bit and see what is mentioned as the next hearing date.

Niner
11-12-2005, 04:40 PM
LOL Niner! ;) I can't find anything on the court website so I guess we'll have to go with what is mentioned in the paper as the next court date, thought you posted 11/15 a while ago?? Court probably was closed on Friday the 11th for Veterans Day....I'll go thru the old articles in a bit and see what is mentioned as the next hearing date.

Thanks Chico! your a peach! :blowkiss: I searched some more, or I should say "tried" to search over at the placer county sheriff's site... but alas no progress there either! :banghead: this is getting frustrating. But I shall tell my manager on Monday that I have "things to do" on Tuesday. Do you think it will be at the historic courthouse - Old town Auburn? or at the court buildings on "B" ave - ?? I've watched the news stuff, and the background sure doesn't look like the old courthouse. More like at the DeWitt center, but the court rooms are actually down the street from there. So I don't know what to do! But I'll keep an eye out on this thread and see if you can or anyone else for that matter - can find out! I'm doing this for YOU guys!! :)

and off topic - I've asked Tricia to add some more smilie guys, but I see that she hasn't yet... guess I'll have to ask again...

chicoliving
11-12-2005, 05:33 PM
Ok, the best I can come up with is the 15 or 16th at the DeWitt Center on "B" around 8:30 and its just a guess from what the articles said....I don't think DeWitt was mentioned but I'm going with your assessment of the background from the news coverage. The Placer County website led to the court website which is low on info, at least the info I was after :D It showed the Judge Couzens as in Dept 1 and starting at 8:30 in general, not specific to this case. Of course we could just email one of the reporters and ask :p

Niner
11-12-2005, 05:41 PM
Ok, the best I can come up with is the 15 or 16th at the DeWitt Center on "B" around 8:30 and its just a guess from what the articles said....I don't think DeWitt was mentioned but I'm going with your assessment of the background from the news coverage. The Placer County website led to the court website which is low on info, at least the info I was after :D It showed the Judge Couzens as in Dept 1 and starting at 8:30 in general, not specific to this case. Of course we could just email one of the reporters and ask :p

Is that who the Judge was? Couzens... I thought I read McKearney or something like that! Okay then - Tuesday it is... I'll get there (near the Dewitt center) about 8am and check out the court calendars or just ask one of the police officers that search you when you first go in! Off to enjoy this sunny day! Thanks again Chico! :D Oh, and I asked Tricia again for some more smilie icons!!

birdie
11-12-2005, 11:46 PM
I just heard a 'breaking news' report on KOVR13 news. During the search for Christie Wilson today, they found a bag that had bondage items and hair that was thought to be human. The newscaster said they would report more on the 11:00 news.

Maybe this is the break they needed..

I just found this link on KOVR's site.
http://cbs13.com/topstories/local_story_316203138.html

chicoliving
11-13-2005, 02:32 AM
TY birdie! Ohhhh I hope finding Christie isn't far behind :(

chicoliving
11-13-2005, 04:02 AM
A group of volunteers made the discovery around 2 p.m. Saturday in the Spenceville Wildlife Area in Nevada County, approximately 30 miles north of the Thunder Valley Casino near Lincoln, where Wilson was last seen October 5, according to Placer County Sheriff's Lt. George Malim.

Searchers found a white plastic bag described by Malim as what appeared to be a "bondage kit" in the middle of an open field. Inside the bag, volunteers found rope, tape, a ball gag and traces of human hair. Malim characterized the find as highly unusual for the remote wilderness area.

Malim said investigators have no indication that the bag has any connection to Wilson's disappearance, but the evidence will be fully examined by forensic experts for further information.

Malim also said investigators will concentrate their efforts Sunday on a further search of the immediate area for any other possible clues.

http://www.news10.net/storyfull2.aspx?storyid=14231


Link to Spenceville Wildlife Area (http://www.dfg.ca.gov/lands/wa/region2/maps/spenceville.htm)

chicoliving
11-13-2005, 10:52 PM
Malim said investigators have no indication that the bag has any connection to Wilson's disappearance, but the evidence will be fully examined by forensic experts for further information.

Detectives are especially interested in the hair. The want to see if the color matches Wilson's hair color and if so, the hair will be sent a laboratory for DNA testing to determine if it is a match.

Debbie Boyd, the mother of Wilson, told News10 she saw the contents of the bag and said the hair was similar in color and length to her daughter's. She also said there was a blindfold among the contents.

http://www.news10.net/storyfull2.aspx?storyid=14254

gardenmom
11-14-2005, 03:55 AM
I know this area of Spenceville Rd. , and it would be a very odd place for this stuff to end up. It is far away from the casino, like maybe 1/2 hour or more. I guess it would be a good place to dispose of things though, being that it is not on route to his home. Also worth noting is that it is in Yuba County, so they went out of the original search range, which is good. I really hope it's related so they can hopefully recover her.

I also have not heard another thing about him being in a car accident with those two women. Maybe it was someone else. I was busy in the kitchen, so maybe I heard wrong. :waitasec:

chicoliving
11-15-2005, 01:30 AM
After initially pushing for a speedy trial, lawyers for accused murderer Mario Garcia this afternoon asked to delay his preliminary hearing, which was scheduled to start Tuesday.

Garcia's attorney, Ron Peters, said his office is still waiting for copies of discovery from prosecutors and wouldn't be prepared for the hearing for two weeks. He did not blame the district attorney's office and said both sides are waiting for analysis of evidence.

~snip~

A trial setting hearing was set for November 28, and the preliminary hearing which will determine if there is enough evidence for a trial will likely take place later that week.

http://www.news10.net/storyfull2.aspx?storyid=14272

chicoliving
11-16-2005, 02:08 AM
Garcia remains in Placer County Jail on $3 million bail. He is scheduled to return to Placer County Superior Court at 1 p.m. in Dept. 3, Nov. 28 for further proceedings.

http://www.auburnjournal.com/articles/2005/11/15/news/top_stories/01trial15.txt

Niner
11-16-2005, 01:20 PM
After initially pushing for a speedy trial, lawyers for accused murderer Mario Garcia this afternoon asked to delay his preliminary hearing, which was scheduled to start Tuesday.

Garcia's attorney, Ron Peters, said his office is still waiting for copies of discovery from prosecutors and wouldn't be prepared for the hearing for two weeks. He did not blame the district attorney's office and said both sides are waiting for analysis of evidence.

~snip~

A trial setting hearing was set for November 28, and the preliminary hearing which will determine if there is enough evidence for a trial will likely take place later that week.

http://www.news10.net/storyfull2.aspx?storyid=14272

I WAS going to go to the hearing on Tuesday... but like we just found out that hearing was on Monday... so I screwed up again!! LOL! I don't think I'll attend the Nov. 28th hearing, but WILL go to the prelim - as that is where they (DA) will be showing what evidence they have to continue with trial. So I'll do that one! I'll take notes and report back here! Please keep an eye out for that prelim hearing date!! The article does say... "later that week" So I'll let my manager know that I'll be taking a day or so off!

Niner
11-18-2005, 12:04 PM
From an article in the Auburn Journal:


Boyfriend speaks out in missing woman case:

Daniel Burlando, 30, of Sacramento, has kept a low profile since Wilson's Oct. 5 disappearance and has not particpated in any of the numerous searches for Wilson.
...Just days before Wilson disappeared, she and Burlando enjoyed a weekend getaway at South Lake Tahoe celebrating their one-year anniversary. Sadly, it was to be their last. "I believe she was killed," Burlando said.
Garcia's attorneys, Ron Peters and David Dratman have said that their client isn't the person who killed Wilson, but instead say investigators shoudl focus their attention on Burlando. Prosecutors disagree. "Mr. Burlando has been very cooperative and is not a suspect..." Investigators have spoken to Burlando numerous times and have ruled him out as a suspect. The night of Wilson's disappearance Burlando said he was having dinner with his father, who had returned from being out of the country fo a month. Officials have said that receipts and witnesses have confirmed Burlando's whereabouts the night of Wilson's disappearance.
Some have questioned whether Wilson and Garcia had a relationship. Officials said there is no indication that Wilson and Garcia knew each other prior to the night of Oct. 5. "A man and woman walking together -- some have speculated, 'what was she doing with him?'" Burlando said. "I know her very well. There was nothing romantic between them."
Burlando said it has been established that Wilson borrowed money from Garcia and they may have developed a friendship while playing cards at the casino. Officials declined to discuss whether Garcia gave Wilson any money. It isn't like Wilson to borrow money from someone she doesn't know, officials said. "She's been to the casino before,m but I'm not sure if she usually goes alone," said Lt. George Malin.
Attorneys for the defense hae said Wilson and Burlando have a history of domestic violence and both were arrested March 24 for domestic violence and that Burlando reportedly had recent bruises on him when interviewed by police. Burlando contends this is not the case......
Searchers did find a plastic bag containing human hair, tape,m rope and a "bondage ball" that has been sent to the Dept of Justice crime lab in Sacramento for fingerprint and DNA testing. Results are expected to be returned in the next few weeks. At this point there is no indication that the "bondage kit" found at the Spenceville Wildlife Area is related to Wilson's disappearance.
DNA results confirm that at least one of two hairs taken from Garcia's white Toyota Camry belonged to Wilson.
Additionally, Garcia reportedly went to a UC Davis Medical building on Bell Road for medical treatment the day after Wilson's disappearance. he was reportedly treated for scratches and claw marks on his arms, as well as a black eye, officials said.
Garcia remains in Placer County Jail on $3 million bail. He is scheduled to return to Placer County Superior Court at 1pm in Dept 3, Nov. 28 for further proceedings.

and there you go! I'll definitely be there on Nov. 28th at 1pm - I'll take a half day off! And then I also heard that the prelim hearing should start that same week. I'm going to try and go to that one - since that will be the one where they (DA) will show the evidence against him! I'm going to talk with a few of my co-workers here, and see if I can't "borrow" one of their laptops, so I report DIRECTLY to you all!! LOL! :D

chicoliving
11-18-2005, 02:02 PM
Wonderful Niner! I'll think about making it to the prelim also :) No laptop or blackberry but I got pen and paper ;)

Niner
11-18-2005, 07:52 PM
Wonderful Niner! I'll think about making it to the prelim also :) No laptop or blackberry but I got pen and paper ;)


Hey!! That's sound cool!! Hope to see you there Chico! :woohoo:

Niner
11-21-2005, 01:37 PM
here's a "Perspective" by Jim Ruffalo in the Auburn Journal this past Sunday:


Could it be a case of "ahir today, gone tomorrow" for mario Flavio Garcia, the North Auburn man accused of murdering 27-year-old Christie Wilson?
While Wilson remains missing, more and more evidence piles up, and not much of it looks good for the suspect. The Journal earlier enumerated some of the particulars--including two hairs reportedly found in Garcia's vehicle. Both those hairs are said to have been traced back to the victim.
Well, we've now learned that two more hairs have been shipped off to a criminal-evidence lab at Chico. Our sources say one of the hairs was allegedly found in yet another part of the suspect's vehilce, while the other was reportedly discovered in the garage of his residence.
The preliminary test of thsoe hairs will be microscopic to see if there's enough follicle for modern DNA tests, but if not, they'll be shipped off to the FBI facility at Quantico, Va. for traditional mitochondrial DNA testing.
Meanwhile, we're told that hair reportedly found when that so-called bondage kit was discovered is of a similar color as Wilson's, so DNA test results there could be vital.

That's all I've seen updated in my paper! Still going to the 28th hearing at 1pm - in the Old Town CourtHouse - Dept 3 - that's for you Chico.... just in case you can make it on Monday also!!!

Bobbisangel
11-22-2005, 04:29 AM
I wonder what this guy did with Christie? It has to be so frustrating for her dad...his being a detective and unable to find her. I just don't understand how all of these missing people can just vanish into thin air without a trace.

Once this guy is convicted I hope that he will tell his attorney or someone what he did with Christie. Maybe they should let her dad into his cell for a little visit. The guards could all get real busy.

chicoliving
11-28-2005, 04:05 PM
The man accused of killing Sacramento woman Christie Wilson is expected back in court today so a date for his preliminary hearing can be selected.

Mario Garcia, 53, was arrested October 28 on suspicion of murder. The hearing will determine whether there is enough evidence for a trial.

http://www.news10.net/storyfull2.aspx?storyid=14496



Looking forward to Niner's experience in court today :) Keeping my fingers crossed the prelim will be held at the end of the week....of any week.

nanandjim
11-28-2005, 04:28 PM
Okay, two hairs of Christie's were found in Garcia's car. Plus, the Auburn Journal article says, "...Garcia reportedly went to a UC Davis Medical building on Bell Road for medical treatment the day after Wilson's disappearance. He was reportedly treated for scratches and claw marks on his arms, as well as a black eye, officials said."

I'd say that Christie at least put up a fight for her life, so much so, that this murderous idiot went to a hospital for treatment.

Niner
11-28-2005, 06:18 PM
Oh Chico... sorry to disappoint you... but I didn't go to court today... :(
I had to work!! :hand: BUT!! I will be there for the prelim hearing. Haven't heard anything 'yet' when this is... but I'm sure it will be in the paper at least by tomorrow! I'll keep you updated Chico (and others interested!) in when it is!

I WILL definitely be there!! :cool:

Marisa714
11-28-2005, 07:45 PM
Here's a snippet from an article about the prelim hearing..more at link


The man accused of killing 27-year-old Christie Wilson was back in court this afternoon so a date for his preliminary hearing could be selected. The judge set the date for Wednesday, November 30.


http://www.news10.net/storyfull2.aspx?storyid=14496

Niner
11-29-2005, 12:41 PM
As Marisa says - the prelim hearing is tomorrow morning at 8:30am in Dept 2 - at the Old Town Courthouse.

Chico!!! Are you going to go?? I'll be there!! :)

chicoliving
11-29-2005, 01:40 PM
Can't on a Wednesday :( So....I'm gonna go to the search on Saturday...

Volunteers will conduct a search this weekend and encourage anyone interested in helping with the search meet at the Thunder Valley Casino's employee parking lot at 9 a.m.

http://www.auburnjournal.com/articles/2005/11/29/news/top_stories/04case29.txt

Niner
11-29-2005, 06:44 PM
ooohhh... sorry to hear that chico!! Was looking forward to meeting you! :D oh well! I'll try & keep good notes - and will report here after the hearing tomorrow! :dance:

Marisa714
11-29-2005, 07:18 PM
I'm so happy your going niner!!! Can't wait to read about it!!

P.S. thanks for going!!! :)

nanandjim
11-29-2005, 11:28 PM
I'm so happy your going niner!!! Can't wait to read about it!!

P.S. thanks for going!!! :)
I'm looking forward to reading about the hearing, too! :)

Niner
11-30-2005, 03:37 PM
Okay - just got into work from the prelim hearing - unfortunately I only stayed for the prosecutors questions, had a 11am morning recese and had to leave - but here is what I captured from this morning...

sitting outside the court room - got there about 8:20am - walking thru the parking lot - saw 2 news trucks - channel 10 & 3; outside the court room... waiting... 8 to 10 police men milling around.
2 journalist from the Auburn Journal - 1 news guy that looked familiar - but don't know what station he is from.
Mom and step dad arrived - now 8:35am still waiting to get into the courtroom...
Almost 9am... still waiting... don't see Garcia's wife - sat next to 4 KTVU reporters - din't over hear anything re case!! LOL!
9:05am - overheard reporter say Garcia hasn't been brought over jet from jail...
9:30am still waiting...
chatted with a Tawna of channel 3 news - his wife is Asian - but a no show! Hasn't been to any of the hearings as far as she knows...

finally at 9:45am we are let in...
Vicky, a sketch artist is in courtroom - same one who was at Scott Peterson's trial...
starting...
had a discussion of Prop 115 - re Mr/Mrs Boyd will testify through someone else (from what I gather!) - and defense trying to get parents excluded from prelim hearing as they WILL be witnesses (according to him!).
Defense has not served subpeonas on parents - or the prosecutors... (trying to read my notes here!!) anyway.. much discussion, about 15 minutes worth of whether to let parents stay...

Judge not convinced to exclude family members from prelim...

Will refer to Chritie as "alleged victim"

First witness - Don Murchison - police officer:
Exhibit 1 is Christi'es drivers license - October 9th got call re missing person; was too busy, so responsed on 10/10

continued...

Niner
11-30-2005, 03:46 PM
2 officers responsed to Dan Burlando's call at 23:00 Oct. 6th

police searched premises - on Truxel Road in Sacramento (boyfriend's premises) - noticed several of her personal items:
*black coat draped over a computer chair
*2 suitcases - one in bedroom, and the other I believe in living room
*medication in bathroom with her name on them
*diary/note book and job resume in one of the suitcases

parents contacted and sheriffs also

witness learned thru Dan - last know place Thunder Valley Casino

Dan checked a mental facility for her (??) and called hospitals.

officers went to Casino / checked her vehicle in parking lot.

Exhibit 2 - vehicle registration for Christie's BMW

*car was locked / clean, but dusty - several items in vehicle (mop, bucket, card board box in car (noticed by detective)

car was towed on 10/6 or early 10/7; no signs of foul play around or in vehicle

collected 27 items of evidence
luggage, clothing, grooming items (hair dryer, curling iron), coat, medications collected from Burlando's residence.

items 14 thru 16: "sonic" toothbrush, "bozi" hair brush, "elegant" hair brush - collected for dna purposes.

Boy friend cooperative / love-hate relationship togerther for 1 year.
cared about each other/ Christie lived in Gilroy

9/26 arrived at his residence and then to casino on 10/4

How they met: Cache Creek Casino - sitting at black jack table; requested and lended $10 to her; asked for more $$ later in evening - gamlbing together - walked to vehicles, exchanged phone #s, a couple of kisses before departing.
Talked about the fights - detail of 4 - police responsed 4 times - both verbal and physical - both had injuries/ had been arrested.

verbal arguments start early in morning - they sprayed water on each other / cheated on each other in past.

Discussions of affairs before her disappearance... both deleted phone #s from each other's phones of "other" people..

continued...

Niner
11-30-2005, 03:54 PM
hope this is making sense - reading from my scribbles!!

about 9:30am woke up together / maybe had lunch together/ left about 4pm (10/4) went to father's house in Carmichael.
asked why she didn't go with him...
his parents didn't care for her, and her parents didn't care for him...

Called her at casino / told her she had a parking ticket on her car / didn't answer her call around 6:30pm.

Detective arrived at Dan's residence about 9:05pm and a friend of Dan's came over. Both gambled frequently; go together or and alone quite regularly.

Friend stayed until about 11pm.

Received call from Christie about 22:28 10/4 - told him was at casino; near the restrooms; up $600 and was leaving shortly... he tended to nag her about her gambling.
50/50 chance of her coming home (usually) said by boyfriend

attempted to call her thru the nite; friend attempts to call her also, no answer... (friend called so Christie would not know it was boyfriend, as she had caller id.)

went to bed about 1:30am; woke at 8:30am and was surprised she was not there; attempted to call her on cell phone and about 30+ times during the day.

reports missing on 10/6 at 10:12pm - felt he had to wait 48 hours to report her missing (this is the boyfriend)

went ot casinom found her car in lot E, right away and went into casino; contacted a pit boss asking about her credit line spending - but told they couldn't give out that information.

contacted her parents and Sacramento polic.

Collected 7 items in his residence:
dryer lint, hair from shower, ahir from cat, Joey; hair sample from Dan Burlando, and cheek swab from him. oh and vacuum bag...

Niner
11-30-2005, 04:06 PM
Interviewed 2 to 3 employees at casino
a Rachel Lee - blackjack dealer (says:)
*showed picture of Christie; recognized her; was a relief dealer at table 36 approx 10pm (10/4 thru 10/5)
*showed picture of Mario - recognized him as playing cards with her.
*Ms Lee described - very friendly, sitting close to each other; felt they were close friends; Christie called him "romeo" per blackjack dealer - thought that was his name...
indicated Christe was winning / 1 hour later losing money / 3rd relief - lost ALL money and borrowing $$ from Mario. $100 to $300 through course of evening; didn't see being paid back.
Observed drinking wine together; Garcia purchased wine bottle and consumed that at table.
*Garcia made comment to go to other table; take a break; Christie did not want to.
last seen approximately at 1am 10/5

Another dealer Miss Irene Lu - said/observations:
looked like very close friends; more close as evening wore on; she kissed him on cheek and lips; knew his name either from news or that nite - she called him Mario several times that nite (per blackjack dealer)

Christi'es demeanor changed thru out evening:
1st winning, happy, friendly
then, very upset about losing $$, verbally talking nasty (? didn't catch the word) to dealers; felt they knew each other

Dealer overhears: Christie explained to Mario she had a new job; excited about this/ Mario owns own business; observed lending $$. Also Christie asked a white, ~ 45 yrs old male for some $$ ($100); Mario said to him, she would repay him; overheard relationship with boyfriend; waking in moring and he had bruised her - Christie was showing her bruises off to others; about fight with boyfriend that morning; dealer said really couldn't 'see' any bruising on her.

Mario asked Christie to leave with him, she wanted to stay and play; substanial amount of wine - both drinking - flirting more obvious as night wore on...

Blackjack dealer did not observe any injuries on Mario's face that night;

BJ dealer - "Mario to Wilson - "did you lose your job; you can come to my place - I own my own business" (or something like that....)

Mario's house on Florence Court in Auburn; found hand gun (380 caliber) in computer room in safe (unlocked); gun loaded.

collected 2 computer towers and multiple disks; misc bank records; noticed prinouts on his dining room table - papers with penal codes, evidence codes printed out - didn't catch the penal code #s on this...

cross examine... 11 am break.... and since I had already missed 4 hours of work this morning, decided I better split!!

Sorry, I didn't get to stay for the cross examination!! But work calls!! I'll see if I can get into another session later this week or.... not...!!

Hope this helps!!

concernedperson
11-30-2005, 04:10 PM
Helps tons, Niner. Thank you so much for your hard work. It also explains the video we saw with the odd behavior when they were walking out of the casino.

chicoliving
11-30-2005, 04:11 PM
Wow! Good job Niner!

Interesting little tidbits that I can see the defense using.....interesting indeed! Oh how I pray that Christie will be found!!!

Niner
11-30-2005, 04:23 PM
Thanks! :blushing:

yes - it does explain 'some' of the interesting tidbits that we've been hearing about - especially that video of them walking out of the casino...

Hope you have SUCCESS on Saturday, chico!!

chicoliving
11-30-2005, 04:51 PM
Detective Don Murchison said a dealer he interviewed at Thunder Valley Casino told him Wilson and Garcia gambled together on October 4, the night before she disappeared. The dealer said the two were kissing at times, and she thought they knew each other well. Wilson borrowed between $150 and $300 from Garcia, according to the dealer. Garcia bought a bottle of wine and shared it with Wilson, but the dealer said the wine did not appear to affect Wilson's faculties. The dealer also said Garcia asked Wilson several times if she wanted to leave but Wilson said no. At one point, she showed bruises on her arm to Garcia she said she'd gotten from her boyfriend that morning.

According to Murchison, the dealer said Wilson initially was winning and seemed happy, but then she went on a losing streak and began smoking and cursing.

http://www.news10.net/storyfull2.aspx?storyid=14550

chicoliving
11-30-2005, 08:30 PM
~snip~

A dealer at the casino also said that at one point in the night, Garcia told Wilson, "Come to my place and I'll take care of you."

~snip~

It was also revealed in court that in the months prior to her disappearance, Wilson tried to commit suicide and was kicked out of her parent's home.

http://cbs13.com/local/local_story_334161310.html

itsreenw
11-30-2005, 11:52 PM
Niner, thanx for the info!!
Today's events give me a whole new outlook on things.

After reading Niner's notes, I think Christie had a gambling habit and used
her sexuality as a means to fund it. She seems to have had a pattern of meeting men in casinos and asking them for $$. I don't do the casino circuit, but it seems odd to ask a complete stranger to "borrow" money. How/when/where are you going to pay it back if you don't even know them? Does "the check is in the mail" line still work?? Why would a stranger be willing to loan $ out unless they were hoping to be repaid the same night in some way other than $.

She met her boyfriend that way, she asked a "45 yr old man" for money the night she disappeared plus she borrowed that $ from Garcia.

One of the witnesses stated that Garcia vouched for Christie when she asked the other man to borrow $. Garcia supposedly told the other man that Christie would pay him back. That leads me to believe that Garcia was speaking from experience and had dealt with Christie in the past.

I think she may have been more familiar with Garcia than we first thought. Her boyfriend said they frequented local casinos. Christie and Garcia were seen kissing, etc... way too familiar for a first meeting IMO. I wonder if they planned to meet there with Christie's intentions being just to gamble and knowing that if she flirted, kissed him, etc...she could get $ from Garcia if she ran low. I think Garcia expected her to want to borrow $ and he planned on a little late night tryst so Christie could "pay" her debt.

Now the video footage makes more sense to me. He was thinking he was going to 'get lucky' but he had served his purpose and Christie wasn't interested in being intimate with him. He tried to cozy up with her as they walked out and she was playfully (but with real intent) pushing him away.

I think he was angry at her for getting money from him and (in his eyes) "leading him on".

Her poor parents and boyfriend have to hear all that about her. Hopefiully Garcia's wife heard all that in court and will get pissed off enough to help LE.

chicoliving
11-30-2005, 11:57 PM
The man accused of murdering 27-year-old Christie Wilson was identified because he used a players card at the casino where the two gambled the night she disappeared, an investigator testified during a preliminary hearing this afternoon.

Mario Garcia and Wilson both used their cards on October 4. That enabled investigators to track their activities at the Thunder Valley Casino that night.

Casinos issue the cards to customers to track the amount they play so they can receive incentives. By looking at surveillance cameras and then at the cards, investigators knew the name of the man Wilson gambled with, according to testimony this afternoon.

http://www.news10.net/storyfull2.aspx?storyid=14550

gardenmom
12-01-2005, 04:03 AM
Niner, thanx for the info!!
Today's events give me a whole new outlook on things.

After reading Niner's notes, I think Christie had a gambling habit and used
her sexuality as a means to fund it. She seems to have had a pattern of meeting men in casinos and asking them for $$. I don't do the casino circuit, but it seems odd to ask a complete stranger to "borrow" money. How/when/where are you going to pay it back if you don't even know them? Does "the check is in the mail" line still work?? Why would a stranger be willing to loan $ out unless they were hoping to be repaid the same night in some way other than $.

She met her boyfriend that way, she asked a "45 yr old man" for money the night she disappeared plus she borrowed that $ from Garcia.

One of the witnesses stated that Garcia vouched for Christie when she asked the other man to borrow $. Garcia supposedly told the other man that Christie would pay him back. That leads me to believe that Garcia was speaking from experience and had dealt with Christie in the past.

I think she may have been more familiar with Garcia than we first thought. Her boyfriend said they frequented local casinos. Christie and Garcia were seen kissing, etc... way too familiar for a first meeting IMO. I wonder if they planned to meet there with Christie's intentions being just to gamble and knowing that if she flirted, kissed him, etc...she could get $ from Garcia if she ran low. I think Garcia expected her to want to borrow $ and he planned on a little late night tryst so Christie could "pay" her debt.

Now the video footage makes more sense to me. He was thinking he was going to 'get lucky' but he had served his purpose and Christie wasn't interested in being intimate with him. He tried to cozy up with her as they walked out and she was playfully (but with real intent) pushing him away.

I think he was angry at her for getting money from him and (in his eyes) "leading him on".

Her poor parents and boyfriend have to hear all that about her. Hopefiully Garcia's wife heard all that in court and will get pissed off enough to help LE.

This scenerio is certainly possible. I sure don't blame her for what happened to her. I used to put myself in some pretty risky situations when I was younger, and I am lucky nothing happened to me.

nanandjim
12-01-2005, 01:28 PM
When I watched the video, it looked like the guy had his arm wrapped in hers. She appeared to pull away from him (like she didn't want to be that close). Then, it appeared that she was kiddingly bumping into him and he was kiddingly pushing her away. She did appear as if she was drinking but not falling down drunk...
The above 10/26 comments were my thoughts upon watching the video.

After reading Niner's notes as well as the subsequent articles containing testimony at the preliminary hearing, I am going to make some additional speculation.

Garcia bought a bottle of wine. I feel certain that he was hoping to get Christie tipsy enough to have his way with her.

He may have even talked her into getting into his car just to give him a goodnight kiss. Once she was in the car, he drove her somewhere. She could have resisted his advances, and that's when he raped her and murdered her.

Another poster was perplexed about asking strangers for money. I would never do that, either. I also wouldn't expect somebody to fork over any money, much less hundreds of dollars. I know that I wouldn't lend anyone that I didn't know very well any money at all.

I think that Christie must have done this on a regular basis and been successful at it else she wouldn't have continued to ask for "loans."

I have a feeling that Christie just met Garcia, and the alcohol made her friendlier (unless that was just her mode of operation). Garcia could have seen her at the casino before or targeted her that evening since she was attractive and alone.

Of course, one card dealer said that Christie was calling him "Romeo." He either was making passes at her all evening or she did know his reputation from previous encounters...

I think that this was a crime of opportunity for Garcia.

chicoliving
12-01-2005, 04:47 PM
~snip~
In reaction to what she heard in court, Debbie Boyd said outside the courtroom that nothing justifies murder.

"I don't care what Christy did, it doesn't justify Garcia's actions," Boyd said. "Nothing justifies taking somebody and murdering them and stuffing them in the trunk."

DNA results confirm that two hairs taken from Garcia's white Toyota Camry belonged to Wilson.

Additionally, video surveillance tapes shown in court Wednesday show Wilson leaving the casino and although the footage is grainy, Wilson can be seen at Garcia's car.

Tapes collected from the casino give a timeline of the movement of Garcia's car. The car is seen leaving a parking spot in the F lot around 1:19 a.m. Oct. 4. However, how many people are in the car cannot be determined.

Det. Mike Davis, of the Placer County Sheriff's Department, testified that the car seen on the videos matches Garcia's Toyota Camry, which did not have license plates and sported a spoiler in the rear.

"At 1:20 a.m. the video shows Garcia's vehicle turning right onto Athens Road," Davis said. "(That) takes you to a rural area, Sacramento or Roseville and a dump."

If Garcia had been heading to his Auburn home he would have most likely turned left onto Athens Road toward Industrial Avenue and Highway 65, officials said.


http://www.auburnjournal.com/articles/2005/12/01/news/top_stories/01wilson.txt

chicoliving
12-01-2005, 08:36 PM
A Placer County Sheriff's Department evidence technician testified Thursday that fingerprints and a hair found lodged in suspect Mario Garcia's car door prove murder victim Christie Wilson was in the car before she died.

Garcia, 53, is charged with murder in connection with Wilson's disappearance last October after the woman was last seen with Garcia on Thunder Valley Casino surveillance video.

During the second day of testimony in Garcia's preliminary hearing, technician Tammy Harris recounted for Placer Superior Court Judge Larry D. Gaddis how she examined Garcia's white Toyota Camry. Harris testified to finding Wilson's fingerprints in the vehicle as well as a hair which belonged to Wilson. Harris said the hair, with the follicle intact, was found lodged in the door handle of the front passenger door.

http://www.news10.net/storyfull2.aspx?storyid=14573

gardenmom
12-01-2005, 09:37 PM
Can't on a Wednesday :( So....I'm gonna go to the search on Saturday...

Volunteers will conduct a search this weekend and encourage anyone interested in helping with the search meet at the Thunder Valley Casino's employee parking lot at 9 a.m.

http://www.auburnjournal.com/articles/2005/11/29/news/top_stories/04case29.txt
"Judge Francis Kearney opened five envelopes containing Garcia's telephone records from SBC, Placer High School, U.C. Davis Medical Center, Sierra College and Addison Avenue Credit Union."

I am wondering about this quote from the above article. ARe these the places his cell phone was used? I wonder what he was doing at Sierra College, it was a weekend, right? There would be no one there and there is a wooded area there and a trail, and a body of water. I'm not sure how accessible the body of water is, but I will check next week. I wonder if they have looked there.

chicoliving
12-01-2005, 10:02 PM
~snip~

Harris said the hair, with the follicle intact, was found lodged in the stationary portion of door handle on the front passenger door.

Wilson family members feel the evidence, particularly the circumstances surrounding that hair, offers chilling insight into how Wilson may have died.

"It only occurs one way. Somebody's head got slammed," Pat Boyd, Wilson's stepfather, said. "That's plain and simple. It's not a fall off. It's stuck in there. Her head got slammed in the side of that car."

http://www.news10.net/storyfull2.aspx?storyid=14573

itsreenw
12-02-2005, 12:06 AM
This scenerio is certainly possible. I sure don't blame her for what happened to her. I used to put myself in some pretty risky situations when I was younger, and I am lucky nothing happened to me.
Gardenmom, I didn't mean to sound as though I blame Christie for her murder. There is never a justifiable reason for a crime against another human being. However, I do feel that her actions contributed to her fate and that bothers me. She was "playing him" to get what she wanted-$$$. And he wasn't letting her off the hook that easy.

In this day and age, a 27 year old woman knows the risks involved when she accepts money and drinks from a man she hardly knows and flirts with him, kisses him, calls him "Romeo", which to most would suggest a romantic term of endearment. She must have known this was giving him the wrong idea.

It shouldn't be that way, but it is. You shouldn't have to always be on guard, but unfortunately, that's the way of the world nowadays and I don't believe that Christie was naive about that.

He had asked her to leave with him at one point and she said no. If only she would've stuck to her guns or let security know he was making her uncomfortable, requested an escort to her car...anything except leaving with him!!!

It's sad that Christie was gambling, literally, with her life that night-and she lost. And it is heartbreaking.

I may not be saying what is politically correct, IMHO, I am saying what is true.

Niner
12-02-2005, 01:24 PM
~snip~

A dealer at the casino also said that at one point in the night, Garcia told Wilson, "Come to my place and I'll take care of you."

~snip~

It was also revealed in court that in the months prior to her disappearance, Wilson tried to commit suicide and was kicked out of her parent's home.

http://cbs13.com/local/local_story_334161310.html

Oh WOW! -- see I should have stayed!! They showed the videos that afternoon! Darn... :(

chicoliving
12-02-2005, 01:26 PM
Burlando said in a telephone interview Thursday that although he hasn't been in the courtroom, he is getting updates daily, presumably from his parents. He was out of town on business Thursday and declined to discuss details about his life.

When told he was the focus of Wednesday's cross examination by Garcia's defense attorneys, Burlando said, "I'm not surprised. I believe it will get a lot worse before it gets better."

Burlando said he is certain that he will be called to testify, perhaps during the preliminary hearing.

"I've been prepared for the fact that I may have to take the stand. The defense might keep me up there for a week," he said.

http://www.auburnjournal.com/articles/2005/12/02/news/top_stories/01wilson.txt

Niner
12-02-2005, 01:27 PM
Niner, thanx for the info!!
Today's events give me a whole new outlook on things.

After reading Niner's notes, I think Christie had a gambling habit and used
her sexuality as a means to fund it. She seems to have had a pattern of meeting men in casinos and asking them for $$. I don't do the casino circuit, but it seems odd to ask a complete stranger to "borrow" money. How/when/where are you going to pay it back if you don't even know them? Does "the check is in the mail" line still work?? Why would a stranger be willing to loan $ out unless they were hoping to be repaid the same night in some way other than $.

True itsreenw! I agree with you totally. I would NEVER ask someone I didn't know to borrow money - and I've been gambling quite often in the early 80s!!



One of the witnesses stated that Garcia vouched for Christie when she asked the other man to borrow $. Garcia supposedly told the other man that Christie would pay him back. That leads me to believe that Garcia was speaking from experience and had dealt with Christie in the past.

hmmm.... interesting thought!


Now the video footage makes more sense to me. He was thinking he was going to 'get lucky' but he had served his purpose and Christie wasn't interested in being intimate with him. He tried to cozy up with her as they walked out and she was playfully (but with real intent) pushing him away.

I think he was angry at her for getting money from him and (in his eyes) "leading him on".

I was thinking the same thing!


Her poor parents and boyfriend have to hear all that about her. Hopefiully Garcia's wife heard all that in court and will get pissed off enough to help LE.

unfortunately she hasn't shown up in court at all!

Niner
12-02-2005, 01:29 PM
This scenerio is certainly possible. I sure don't blame her for what happened to her. I used to put myself in some pretty risky situations when I was younger, and I am lucky nothing happened to me.

Oh I totally agree gardenmom! I too wonder how I got through my early years unscatched!! LOL! Thank the Lord! :D Wild and crazy teen years! and 20s!!

chicoliving
12-02-2005, 01:29 PM
Oh WOW! -- see I should have stayed!! They showed the videos that afternoon! Darn... :(
I coulda planned on being there today, I have no idea why I didn't think of this last night :doh:

Niner
12-02-2005, 01:33 PM
Garcia bought a bottle of wine. I feel certain that he was hoping to get Christie tipsy enough to have his way with her.

He may have even talked her into getting into his car just to give him a goodnight kiss. Once she was in the car, he drove her somewhere. She could have resisted his advances, and that's when he raped her and murdered her.

regarding that quote from above:


Additionally, video surveillance tapes shown in court Wednesday show Wilson leaving the casino and although the footage is grainy, Wilson can be seen at Garcia's car.

now WHY can they (LE) NOT see what happened to her??!! Even if it is grainy??!! Can't they 'see' 'where' she goes?? That's really strange to me! :doh:





I think that this was a crime of opportunity for Garcia.

my thinking also, nan!

Niner
12-02-2005, 01:35 PM
I coulda planned on being there today, I have no idea why I didn't think of this last night :doh:

well... you can still make it!! It will be going on all day!! ;)

chicoliving
12-02-2005, 01:41 PM
I'm gearing up for tomorrow :) The part about what is seen on the video after reaching his car is curious.....I wonder what part of his car was seen while it was still parked? Specifically wondering if the trunk area was out of range....and the part about him leaving and turning right instead of left towards his home. Ok, all of it is curious LOL

chicoliving
12-02-2005, 07:05 PM
Murder suspect Mario Garcia was absent from his workplace for six days after Christie Wilson disappeared, a Placer County detective testified this morning.

Detective Ken Addison told Judge Larry D. Gaddis during a preliminary hearing today that he spoke with Garcia's coworkers at Sutter Health where Garcia worked in the information technology department. He said the office's logs show Garcia took personal time on Thursday, October 6; telecommuted on Friday, October 7; took a personal day on Monday, October 10; and went into the office briefly on October 11. On that day, Garcia asked for more time off but was denied, according to the detective.

One coworker said that on the 11th Garcia appeared nervous, had an injury to his jaw that made it difficult for him to speak, appeared to be suffering from a poison oak rash and had a welt on the inside of his right arm, Addison testified.

http://www.news10.net/storyfull2.aspx?storyid=14584

chicoliving
12-02-2005, 09:31 PM
Search and rescue workers spent much of the day searching an area near the Placer County community of Dutch Flat, but were unable to find any sign of Christie Wilson.

On Thursday night authorities received a tip that the body of the 27-year-old woman might be somewhere within a former hydraulic mining site near Dutch Flat, according to Placer County Sheriff's Department spokesman Lt. George Malim. Based on the information given, investigators regarded the tip as credible.

About 50 searchers fanned out through the area this morning, carefully combing the area for any sign of Wilson. The area is dotted with ponds, deep ravines, and heavy vegetation, making a thorough search a slow process. The search will continue on Saturday.

http://www.news10.net/storyfull2.aspx?storyid=14583

chicoliving
12-02-2005, 11:22 PM
I just listened to the video in the previous post's link and the volunteer search at a different location has been called off. :doh:

chicoliving
12-02-2005, 11:43 PM
Dec. 2 - KGO - The search for a missing Sacramento woman ramped up Friday as investigators began combing a remote area in Placer County's Gold Country.

Twenty-seven-year-old Christie Wilson was last seen at the Thunder Valley Casino in Roseville. Information today led investigators up I-80 to the town of Dutch Flat.

Previous searches for Christie Wilson have focused on locations with a known connection to suspect Mario Garcia. This time the only connection is a tip to the Sheriff's Department.

http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/story?section=local&id=3690852

Tip Leads To New Search For Christie Wilson

http://fox40.trb.com/news/ktxl-120205wilson,0,2089839.story?coll=ktxl-news-1


Christie Wilson Case: Testimony Focuses On Suspect

~snip~

A detective who examined Garcia’s car said he found a fabric impression in the passenger door—perhaps left by someone leaning on it with force. That is the same location where a hair and hair follicle were found in the door handle. The detective also testified he found a pocketknife in the car’s center console and an ATM receipt for a $200 withdrawal two days after Christie was last seen.

http://cbs13.com/topstories/local_story_336194423.html

Tristan
12-03-2005, 08:11 PM
Does anyone know what's going on with this case?

Has Garcia gone to trial? Any news of a body being found?

mysteriew
12-03-2005, 08:33 PM
Prosecutors tried to establish in court Friday that Auburn resident Mario Flavio Garcia, accused of murdering a woman who has been missing since Oct. 5, lied about how he got a black eye and scratches and bruises on his arms and chest.
Garcia, 53, sought treatment for the injuries Oct. 6 at an Auburn medical clinic and told a physician he had had received them falling from a tree while trimming branches on his property and also had contracted poison oak, a Placer County sheriff's detective testified.

When investigators searched Garcia's rural property on Oct. 11, they found two areas with poison oak but were unable to find evidence of recently cut or broken tree limbs or find where Garcia may have fallen, said Detective Bill Summers.

While detectives were testifying Friday, the Sheriff's Department embarked on a new search for Wilson's body - this time in woods and steep terrain in the Dutch Flat area of Placer County. The old mining area is known as "The Diggings."

D'Arcy said the probe was touched off by "new information on a potential burial site" received by his department.

Lt. George Malim said in a press release that the tip was received about 7 p.m. Thursday.

"The information provided was specific enough that detectives believed it was credible," Malim said.

Nothing was found in Friday's effort from early morning to 4 p.m., but searchers will continue to comb the area today, he said.
http://www.sacbee.com/content/news/story/13931626p-14768429c.html

mysteriew
12-03-2005, 09:26 PM
They were in court Fri, it was the third day of the preliminary hearing. I just posted an article about it in the missing thread.

On Thurs the sheriff's dept recieved a tip about where Christie's body was and they began a new search on Fri. Nothing was found on Fri, so they planned more searching today.

chicoliving
12-04-2005, 08:56 PM
The family of Christie Wilson is spending Sunday searching a remote area of Nevada County for the missing woman. Meanwhile, authorities in Placer County have called off official searches for Wilson after a tip to investigators produced no new evidence in the area near Dutch Flat.

Family, friends and volunteer searchers met at Thunder Valley Casino in Lincoln at 9 a.m. Sunday, the last place the 27-year-old was seen eight and a half weeks ago.

Today's efforts are focused on the campgrounds near Camp Far West in remote Nevada County.

http://www.news10.net/storyfull2.aspx?storyid=14593

Niner
12-04-2005, 09:19 PM
Burlando said in a telephone interview Thursday that although he hasn't been in the courtroom, he is getting updates daily, presumably from his parents.

Oh I believe I saw them! Sat right behind Christie's parents. Or, another thought - they could have been Christie's grandparents, as they looked "pretty" old to me! Everyone else that I recall in the courtroom looked like reporters!

oh - and remember I sat outside the courtroom waiting to get in that first day - I sat next to Tana Castro - which at the time I did NOT know 'who' she was. Saw her on the channel 3 news that night. Boy - I would never have recognized her. In person her hair is REALLY blonde, but on tv it looks pretty dark! Anyway... what I was going to say... I asked first 'where' she was from - and she said channel 3, and then she asked me - and I said I was taking notes for a crime forum that I belong to, and she asked which one, and I said WS, and she said - OH, I know that place - great place! So we are known!! :D just wanted to share!

Niner
12-04-2005, 09:24 PM
The search at Dutch Flat has been called of... in the paper today:


The search turned up remnants of a methamphetamine lab, a dead bear, a couple of dog corpses, a women's shoe and several items of clothing. The clothing doesn't appear to be Wilson's, Malim said. Bones found during the search will be examined by the county pathologist to confirm that ey are not human.

I haven't heard anything about the search at Camp Far West - well, at least nothing in the paper. Nothing on the news...

Niner
12-04-2005, 09:28 PM
in an another article in the paper:


David Dratman, co-council for the defense, told the court Friday that he was concerned with at least one local news station's "erroneous information" in reporting, calling the unidentified station's news story "irresponsible journalism."
The defense does have the option of proposing to the judge that media be banned from further proceedings, although that hasn't happened yet.
Superior Court Judge Larry gaddis expressed his displeasure and called the report "very inaccurate."

chico, or anyone else, do you know 'what' they are talking about? I haven't "heard" anyone "irresponsiblely" reported?? have you?

Also - for the person above asking about the prelim hearing...

it will be in session again at 8:30 Tuesday morning in Dept 2, in the Old Town Courthouse. Chico... you going??

Niner
12-04-2005, 09:29 PM
also heard that there will be DNA evidence presented later this coming week!! So maybe we'll "see" something VERY important presented that will nail this guy - and they WILL go to trial! :furious:

I wish they would find Christie... :(

chicoliving
12-04-2005, 09:38 PM
Hmmm not sure what that article is talking about.....I know the family had a quote regarding the reporting in the past day or so.

I went to the search today....found nothing but the usual debris. The search leader did mention that they would assess the Dutch Flat area and then decide if further searching with volunteers in that area is needed.

Camp Far West is right! In the middle of the boonies but one more place that is known to have been searched. News10 (red) and another news van (white) was there...mighta been channel 3.

Can't do court unless it maybe runs over til the end of the week. Hopefully there will be another search next weekend...I can do Saturday.

Niner
12-06-2005, 12:18 PM
I went to the search today....found nothing but the usual debris. The search leader did mention that they would assess the Dutch Flat area and then decide if further searching with volunteers in that area is needed.

Camp Far West is right! In the middle of the boonies but one more place that is known to have been searched. News10 (red) and another news van (white) was there...mighta been channel 3.

Can't do court unless it maybe runs over til the end of the week. Hopefully there will be another search next weekend...I can do Saturday.

What IS the usual debris?? They should look where there is poison oak!! Must be laid out plans 'where' it grows? No? LOL! Since he had this all over him - well... not exactly ALL over him, but he did have it!! :slap:

Also - I think it will... (Can't do court unless it maybe runs over til the end of the week). DO IT!!

chicoliving
12-06-2005, 01:45 PM
Those white grocery plastic bags, beer cans, beer bottles.....pieces of plastic, food wrappers, cowpies, old newspapers....just debris.

Lots of areas where poison oak would be prolific in season...lots of brambles and berry's growing along creek beds and roadside ditches.

The dna experts are to testify today....I don't think there will be much left after that testimony, but we'll see :)

chicoliving
12-06-2005, 05:17 PM
Hairs found on the exterior and in the trunk of the car belonging to accused murderer Mario Garcia are consistent with hair belonging to a missing Sacramento woman, a Department of Justice expert testified during a preliminary hearing this morning.

Brandy Spas, a criminalist who works in the state Department of Justice lab in Chico, said she compared three hairs found on and in Garcia's car to hairs from a brush that belongs to Christie Wilson. Spas said that two of the hairs were consistent with hairs on the brush.

~snip~

DNA experts are expected to take the stand later today. They will focus the hairs found on the exterior of Garcia's car and in the trunk.

http://www.news10.net/storyfull2.aspx?storyid=14641

chicoliving
12-07-2005, 03:51 AM
A state Department of Justice DNA expert testified Tuesday afternoon, saying that he unknowingly contaminated one piece of evidence during analysis -- a piece of Garcia's clothing.

http://www.wb58tv.com/news/5477901/detail.html

chicoliving
12-08-2005, 02:10 AM
Mario Garcia's legal fight continues Thursday in what could be a key day in court. CBS 13 has uncovered what explosive evidence is expected to come out.

Earlier this week, State Criminalists testified the hair strands found on the door and in the trunk, appeared similar in color, texture and length to those taken from Christie Wilson’s hairbrush. Another analyst testified that DNA samples from Wilson’s toothbrush were the same as DNA from the hair strands. They stopped just short of saying they were definitively a match to Wilson’s, although Placer County officials have maintained since October that the hairs matched her DNA.

CBS 13 has learned tomorrow prosecutors are expected to call those experts back to the stand, or other DNA analysts, to testify that they were indeed a DNA match.

http://cbs13.com/local/local_story_342005239.html

chicoliving
12-08-2005, 05:50 PM
An assistant deputy sheriff testified on the last communications Christie Wilson had with family and friends before she disappeared October 5.

Placer County Sheriff's Department Assistant Deputy Sheriff Derek Beverly took the stand this morning in the continuation of the preliminary hearing for Mario Garcia, the 53-year-old Auburn man accused of Wilson's murder.

Beverly investigated the last contact Wilson made with her family and friends. He said Wilson sent a group e-mail to relatives and friends on October 4, at 5:09 p.m. She wrote, "Hi guys, I had a little too much time on my hands today. I was really getting into the Halloween spirit. Check this pics of my little Joey (aka Chew). Hope you are all having a nice day. Love, Christie." She also attached photographs of Joey, her cat.

Beverly also testified that Wilson sent an e-mail to a former worker on October 2 that in essence said she felt like the "old happy Christie again."

Prosecutors also had Beverly verify he found that Wilson left voice mail messages on her mother's work phone and personal cell phone talking about her excitement over an upcoming job interview for a purchasing manager position in the Bay Area. Those messages were recorded in the days before she was last seen.

The assistant sheriff deputy's testimony was presented to refute the possibility that Wilson was despondent and perhaps had taken her own life.

http://www.news10.net/storyfull2.aspx?storyid=14686

chicoliving
12-08-2005, 09:42 PM
The lead detective in the investigation of the disappearance and presumed murder of 27-year-old Christie Wilson took the stand today in the preliminary hearing for her accused killer.

Placer County sheriff's detective Sgt. Bob McDonald was the first investigator to question Mario Garcia after Wilson's disappearance October 5. McDonald testified that the 53-year-old Auburn man appeared nervous. He also noted Garcia had scratches and bruises on his face and around his eye. McDonald told prosecutors Garica said he had gotten the scratches when he fell out of a tree.

The detective testified he had consulted with physicians about Garcia's wounds and was told they were not consistent with a fall from a tree. One doctor said it appeared someone had clawed at Garcia's face.

Wilson's parents contended their daughter fought her alleged assailant. "It's fingernails, that's what that is, Christie's fingernails," said Debbie Boyd. "We know she fought hard. We know she's a fighter and she'd fight hard. That's what happened."

http://www.news10.net/storyfull2.aspx?storyid=14694

michelle
12-08-2005, 09:53 PM
i hope they find out what happened to her...

Niner
12-10-2005, 06:58 PM
here's another article I found - I don't see it posted yet - from scanning the most recent posts...

http://cbs13.com/topstories/local_story_342220109.html

here's a quote from it:


Garcia told detectives that at about one o'clock in the morning that he wanted to head home. Christie followed him through the parking lot toward his Toyota Camry. Garcia then said that he thought Christie was going to proceed to her BMW parked nearby. Garcia then said that Christie forgot her cell phone and turned back to the casino. And that's the last time, garcia says, he saw her.

and when she "turned back to the casino" that's when he hit her... I believe! :razz:

Niner
12-10-2005, 07:00 PM
The last day of the prelim is on Monday starting at 1pm Dept 2 at the Old Town Courthouse. I'm going to go again!! I'll take a 1/2 day off of work!

Chico!!! Want to join me?? I'll be there!! :dance: I'll try and get good notes again! How'd I do last time?? :p