I guess we'll have to wait to see how these alibi witnesses pan out. If he was at work that day, there should be no problem documenting his presence in VA. The fact that he hasn't relayed that message to media (I was at work) coupled with only two alibi witnesses, leads me to believe he wasn't at work on monday. But, we'll see...
X called everyday but on the day Venus disappeared, he never called.
But calls everyday still.
No windows on that side on house...............
X claims to be in VA 9 hours away.
X is a truck driver.........delivers food service to restaurants.
X had restraining orders against him....sounds violent domestic issues..............
neighbors saw a white male crouching behind a light colored 4 door pick up truck
Last edited by eyes4crime; 05-05-2010 at 10:47 PM.
Please think long and hard before calling a child a 'run-a-way':
You might be giving a 'perk' to the 'perp'.
Democracy requires the occasional necessity of deferring to the opinions of other people. (Winston Churchill)
Who knows what he is capable of, it is not worth the risk. Their reaction seems more normal to me than the route Susan Powells parent's have taken. moo
IF he did this -- big IF -- his goal is absolutely to get his hands on the children again. His revenge will not be complete until he does.
The GPs sense this and have made a very good decision -- they can't hide the kids forever, though.
There are a lot of unanswered questions. I pray this doesn't go the way of so many cases -- LE thinks they know who did it, but just. can't. get. proof.
It's early days, yet, and I'm hoping whoever did this was sloppy and left clues. I don't why, I guess it was Venus's picture -- she looks so sad and frightened -- but I really feel for this case and am praying for justice...
http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIP.../04/ng.01.htmlJOHN MCNEILL, NEWS DIRECTOR, WKZO NEWSRADIO: Well, we have learned from a filing for a search warrant for Douglas Stewart`s pickup that they may have a lot more evidence than they`ve talked about previous to this. We`re hearing about the discovery of a clear plastic packaging in the driveway that may have been used to cover a tarp.
We`re learning that they have the tire tracks taken from a field nearby, an eyewitness account of a pickup in a field nearby, with a white male crouching behind it about the time of the disappearance.
We`re hearing that -- or we`re reading in this request for a warrant that they want to match the tire patterns that they found in the field with the ones on Douglas Stewart`s pickup truck. That the general tread pattern is similar, but they need to match the actual tires.
This is all new information that we didn`t hear about before. The truck description matches the eyewitness account. It`s a crew cab, a four- wheel pickup truck, light in color, very similar to the Dodge Ram that Douglas Stewart drives.
I think the person did get sloppy and left clues.
Last edited by RubyRed; 05-05-2010 at 11:07 PM.
Douglas Stewart speaks to reporter...
There are no words to explain being connected with his wife's case, Doug told 24 Hour News 8 over the phone Wednesday.
"I still care about her very much, and to be told that you could be involved of something of this nature, it's repulsive," he said.
Doug says he is innocent, and the concern for Venus is mounting.
"It makes me feel horrible," he said. "And now, that the timeline has gone so far ... I'm getting very worried and very concerned."
The couple is in the process of getting divorced. Venus had left Doug in February with their two young children, and moved in with her parents in Colon Township. Previously, the family lived in Virginia.
More at link...
The ten hours began ticking only after she went missing. So, say she went missing Tuesday at 5PM...as long as the police could talk to him at home by midnight Tuesday, he couldn't be responsible.
If he's responsible, he just got lucky that she happened to walk outside to put the mail in the box that morning. Had he not found her then, then who knows what he might have done, and what kind of case this would have been.
He might have gone into the house and taken her AND the children by force. (She had just been awarded custody several days before her disappearance IIRC, which makes me think that he was angry about losing that battle, which is a huge one in divorce proceedings.) He might have waited three days until he could get her. Of course, his absence would have been more noticeable had he been gone three days.
IF he did it, he got lucky that she walked out to the mailbox that morning and it gave him time to make the Sunday night call, boogie on up to Michigan, kidnap (kill?) his wife, hide her body, and book on back down to Virginia.
IF he's responsible and if I were LE, I'd be looking at all rural side roads off of the interstates he would have taken. Her body will be there somewhere, IF he's responsible.
I think he acted in rage about the losing custody of the kids, and then the circumstances just happened to work out to his advantage.... of course, all of this hinges on the quality of his alibis, about which we know nothing yet.
http://www.wwmt.com/articles/margin-...wschannel.htmlAround the time of Stewart's disappearance, something unusual happened in the area.
“Some guy came out of the woods, out of nowhere,” said Leana Powell, “came up behind me and asked, 'do you know where I am?'”
Powell reported that man to police.
There are other plausible explanations for what happened, that don't involve the husband:
1) She was abducted at random by a stranger
2) She was abducted by someone else she knew
3) She wasn't abducted at all, and just upped and left without telling anyone (we know this happens because it happened a few weeks ago in another case)
4) She wasn't abducted at all and is in hiding in the area with the assistance of people known to her.
The last two scenarios could easily happen because IMO people who are engrossed in their own problems come up with all sorts of bizarre actions without appreciating how things can rapidly snowball out of control. It is scenario 4 that interests me because it is quite clear that these folk were VERY paranoid about hubby.
Any of these things could have happened. And if it turns out that the husband's whereabouts can be verified, then it would have to be one of the above 4 scenarios. Alternatively, if it turns out that his alibi is fake then he becomes the most likely suspect, but so far, as far as we know, his alibi is holding.