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    Risko said Venus Stewart’s estranged husband Douglas H. Stewart, of Newport News, VA, remains the sole “person of interest in the case.”

    According to Risko, Douglas Stewart’s alibi that he was in Virginia at the time of the abduction “checks out so far.”

    Risko said Douglas Stewart has retained an attorney and is “not cooperating” with investigators at this time.

    http://www.mlive.com/news/kalamazoo/...e_want_to.html

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    http://www.mlive.com/news/kalamazoo/...e_want_to.html

    Risko said Douglas Stewart has retained an attorney and is “not cooperating” with investigators at this time.


    .........I'll say it this time......."jerk"!!

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    Person of interest sought in missing Colon woman case
    Updated:5/7/2010 11:17:41 AM - Posted: 5/7/2010 9:59:01 AM



    The Michigan State Police Post in White Pigeon, Michigan is looking for information about a person of interest in the case of a missing Colon Twp. woman.

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    The person police are looking for is a white male in his late 20's to early 30's, approximately 5'5" to 5'8" tall, and approximately 150 to 160 pounds. He was last seen in the area of Adams Lake in northeast St. Joseph County, about one mile east of the site from where Venus Stewart was last seen. Witnesses tell police that the man had been acting suspiciously prior to Stewart's disappearance.

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    Police do not consider the man a suspect or a “person of interest” in the investigation at this time, but detectives “would like to speak to him,” said Lt. Mike Risko, commander of the Michigan State Police White Pigeon Post.

    http://www.mlive.com/news/kalamazoo/...e_want_to.html

    Can't the media get it straight as to whether or not this guy is a person of interest??? sheesh

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    Risko said Venus Stewart’s estranged husband Douglas H. Stewart, of Newport News, VA, remains the sole “person of interest in the case.”

    Risko is LE, and this article was published this morning (May 07, 2010, 7:37AM) so in my opinion, this is the correct info - Douglas Stewart is the sole POI. The other guy is not a POI, but just someone LE wants to talk to.

    I don't know what else to do about this until hopefully later today, LE will say more and clarify.

    sheesh what a mess!
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    Will the real person of interest please stand up?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BeanE View Post
    Will the real person of interest please stand up?
    DS just stood up! I gotta feeling. lol
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    State Police in St. Joseph County say he is not a suspect in the abduction and disappearance of 32-year-old Venus Stewart, but they still want to talk to him. The man was seen by two different people at Adams Lake prior to the woman’s abduction, and they thought it was suspicious.
    For one thing, he was wet, as if he had been swimming in the frigid water. He is around 30, with a medium build and medium height with short dark hair and a moustache. They have searched the lake twice because of the sighting and want to determine if his appearance and her disappearance are at all connected.
    http://www.wtvbam.com/news/articles/2010/may/07/searc/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blondie in Spokane View Post
    http://www.mlive.com/news/kalamazoo/...e_want_to.html

    Risko said Douglas Stewart has retained an attorney and is “not cooperating” with investigators at this time.


    .........I'll say it this time......."jerk"!!
    Thanks Blondie... my thoughts exactly.

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    The address for Douglas is not far from the Ocean. I looked up DS and it shows LM and TM as living with DS at the Newport News Adddress. I really dont think all these people lived in one apartment.
    I also found another city fulton Mi, but so far I dont see mention of it.

    JMO, I think grandpa is either on heavy meds or may be alheimers. That may also be the reason he did not hear anything out side.

    Amanda: Im sending you a msg about another name that I have not seen mentioned, I dont know about putting it here.

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    Yep yep. This guy....

    I think he's running out of space to evade, and he'll be arrested soon. Gotta get to him, knowing that forensics is going over his vehicles, looking for anything from pollen or bugs in the radiator to a stray weed in the suspension.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pufnstuf View Post
    Yep yep. This guy....

    I think he's running out of space to evade, and he'll be arrested soon. Gotta get to him, knowing that forensics is going over his vehicles, looking for anything from pollen or bugs in the radiator to a stray weed in the suspension.
    And if he is the perp, I hope he breaks before the tests are even back...just spare her family the pain.
    I feel so bad for her parents and her kids, but especially her kids, as they are too young to understand precisely what is going on.
    JMO. Unless there's a link, I can't prove it.

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    The couple moved from Michigan to Virginia in 2009. Venus Stewart and the couple’s two daughters, aged 3 and 5, returned to Michigan in February [2010].

    http://www.mlive.com/news/kalamazoo/...e_want_to.html

    For my own reference. (I lose dates.)
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    JMO. Unless there's a link, I can't prove it.

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    Hey, NMK, I'll try to pull a timeline together.

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    From the above link:

    http://www.wtvbam.com/news/articles/2010/may/07/searc/

    A woman who lives in the neighborhood says she saw a pickup, roughly matching the description of Stewart’s Crew Cab parked in that field that morning, with a man crouching down behind it. Doug Stewart says he has no knowledge of her disappearance was in Virginia when it happened and says he hope police find her alive for the sake of their children.



    IF he has an alibi, wonder if he's spent andy EXTRA MONEY?

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    "The people who live in the area who have seen him said he was disheveled and was wet and without a shirt and asking for a cigarette," said First Lt. Mike Risco, commander of the Michigan State Police at White Pigeon. "At this time he is not a suspect; however detectives would like to speak to him."
    http://www.battlecreekenquirer.com/a...-missing-woman

    Is Doug a smoker?
    JMO. Unless there's a link, I can't prove it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by not_my_kids View Post
    "The people who live in the area who have seen him said he was disheveled and was wet and without a shirt and asking for a cigarette," said First Lt. Mike Risco, commander of the Michigan State Police at White Pigeon. "At this time he is not a suspect; however detectives would like to speak to him."
    http://www.battlecreekenquirer.com/a...-missing-woman

    Is Doug a smoker?
    This particular person does not fit DS's description.

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    Quote Originally Posted by orb4me View Post
    The address for Douglas is not far from the Ocean. I looked up DS and it shows LM and TM as living with DS at the Newport News Adddress. I really dont think all these people lived in one apartment.
    I also found another city fulton Mi, but so far I dont see mention of it.

    .JMO, I think grandpa is either on heavy meds or may be alheimers. That may also be the reason he did not hear anything out side

    Amanda: Im sending you a msg about another name that I have not seen mentioned, I dont know about putting it here.
    BBM (bolded by me)

    Did a background check on Venus' dad and, if I have the right person, he is 54yo, with no criminal record. 54yo seems kind of young to have Alzheimers. Maybe Venus didn't have a chance to scream. Moo
    Please think long and hard before calling a child a 'run-a-way':
    You might be giving a 'perk' to the 'perp'.


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    He may simply be hard of hearing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by not_my_kids View Post
    "The people who live in the area who have seen him said he was disheveled and was wet and without a shirt and asking for a cigarette," said First Lt. Mike Risco, commander of the Michigan State Police at White Pigeon. "At this time he is not a suspect; however detectives would like to speak to him."
    http://www.battlecreekenquirer.com/a...-missing-woman

    Is Doug a smoker?
    What are the odds that at the time Venus is abducted a man asks " do you know where I am?, asks for a smoke, comes out of the woods soaking wet with leaves and without a shirt. This is almost surreal.

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    VENUS ROSE STEWART TIMELINE

    2002: Venus Rose McComb and Douglas Harrie Stewart marry.

    2007 through 2009: Venus Stewart and Douglas Harrie Stewart's marriage is marred by mutual allegations of violence and multiple divorce filings from both parties.

    2009: Venus and Douglas Stewart move from Schoolcraft, Michigan, to eastern Virginia.

    February 2010: Venus Stewart and her two daughters, age 3 and 5, move back to Michigan, where they live with her parents, Therese and Larry McComb, in Colon Township. Back in Michigan, Venus Stewart files for a protective order in St. Joseph County. Court documents reveal that this latest move was sparked by an investigation into the alleged sexual abuse of their 5-year-old daughter, which concluded that at the time there was insufficient evidence to charge Douglas Stewart with sexual molestation of the couple's daughter.

    February - April 2010: Venus Stewart writes notes detailing the alleged sexual abuse of her daughter by her husband. Also, according to her father, Venus wrote out a will days before she disappeared, because she was concerned that her husband would harm her.

    Monday - April 19, 2010: Venus Stewart is granted temporary custody of the couple’s two daughters by Judge William Welty in St. Joseph County District Court.

    Monday - 7:10 AM - 8:30 AM- 26 April 2010: Venus Stewart is abducted between 7:10 and 8:3a.m. Monday outside her parent’s home in the 55000 block of Driftwood Drive in Colon Township while walking to her parents' mailbox to post a letter. Police immediately name her estranged husband, Douglas Harrie Stewart, as the person of interest in the abduction and begin a multi-state manhunt to find him. According to Lt. Mike Risko of the MSP, "There is evidence that there was a struggle. We do not believe she left of her own free will."

    Monday - "late night" - 26 April 2010: Douglas Harrie Stewart, Venus's estranged husband, is located at his residence in Newport News, Virginia. Police continue to attempt to locate two vehicles associated with Doug Stewart: a 1998 silver Mercury sedan and a 2005 silver Dodge Ram extended-cab pick-up. Despite locating Douglas Stewart, police have yet to find the car or pickup truck.

    Wednesday - 28 April 2010: Douglas Stewart refuses to answer questions by investigators or the media and refers all contact to his attorney, Jeffrey M. Schroder of Portage, Michigan. Lt. Mike Risko says all investigators' contact with Doug Stewart is through his lawyer. Newport News police locate the Dodge Ram truck at Doug Stewart's apartment building's parking lot.

    Friday - 30 April 2010: Michigan State Police troopers and sheriff’s deputies began searching near Adams Lake and Oak Leaf Trail, approximately a mile from the McCombs' residence from which Venus Stewart was abducted, after receiving a tip, State Police Lt. Mike Risko said. Risko said the tip that police acted on Friday was information that a person saw a man near the shoreline of Adams Lake within the time frame that Venus Stewart is believed to have been taken. “It’s one of the few tips we’ve got so we’re going to act on it,” Risko said. “At this stage of the game, I don’t think we can let anything slide." The Michigan State Police and the Sheriff's Department canvassed the area on foot but didn't find anything.

    Monday - 3 May 2010: Media report that the two vehicles associated with Douglas Stewart for which police have been searching have been located in Virginia.

    Tuesday - 4 May 2010: A neighbor of the McCombs says that she spotted a pick-up truck in the area at the time of her disappearance. The Michigan State Police crime lab compared photos of the tread on her husband’s trucks’ tires to the tire marks left at the scene in Michigan, and advised that the “general tread pattern” was in agreement, but they needed the actual tires from Stewart’s truck for “more thorough, further analysis.”

    Wednesday - 5 May 2010: Using side-scan sonar and divers, investigators search Adams Lake but find no clues to Venus Stewart's disappearance. Investigators continue to state that Doug Stewart is the sole person of interest in Venus Stewart's disappearance, despite having what investigators say is a solid alibi. While the dive team conducted its search Wednesday, Lt. Mike Risko said that MSP crime lab personnel were flying to Virginia to conduct searches of a Mercury sedan and Dodge Ram pickup truck that are both registered to Douglas Stewart. Police obtained search warrants for the vehicles, which were seized today by Newport News police.

    Contacted by the media on Wednesday, Doug Stewart makes the following statement: "I still care about her very much, and to be told that you could be involved of something of this nature, it's repulsive. It makes me feel horrible, and now, that the timeline has gone so far ... I'm getting very worried and very concerned."

    Thursday - 6 May 2010: 24 Hour News 8 obtained a copy of the handwritten notes by Venus detailing her daughter's story. According to the documents, her daughter told Venus about the incident in February 2010 in which Doug Stewart allegedly had his eldest daughter touch him inappropriately. The notes were provided by Larry McComb, Venus' father, who said he stumbled across the papers in a drawer. February is when Venus left her husband, Douglas Stewart, and moved in with the McCombs in Colon Township, Larry McComb added.

    Also on Thursday, police released a sketch of a person with whom they would like to speak. Police state that the man is not a suspect. The sketch is based on several reports of a man near Adam's lake who approached people. Two people say they encountered the man the night before Stewart disappeared. The witnesses said it was unusual, and the man was disheveled and wet, as if he had been swimming. He asked the witnesses for a cigarette. “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?'”

    On Thursday, State Police Forensics Teams from Michigan continue to inspect the two vehicles in the possession of Douglas Stewart. A copy of the search warrant says they want to test the Dodge Ram, which is owned by Venus Stewart but has been in the possession of Doug Stewart, for dirt, plant material, or any other evidence that shows the truck was driven to Michigan recently. They are also looking for blood, hair, a tarp, or other signs it may have been used for an abduction. They also want to compare tire treads on the Dodge Ram with plaster casts of tracks left in a field near the Colon Township home where Venus Stewart was staying with her parents. A woman who lives in the neighborhood says she saw a pickup, roughly matching the description of Stewart’s crew cab, parked in that field that morning, with a man crouching down behind it.

    MSP Lt. Mike Risko says that Doug Stewart continues to be uncooperative with investigators as of Thursday.

    Friday - 8 May 2010: Larry McComb, Venus' father, states that investigators took into their possession a plastic tarp wrapper that was found in the driveway on the morning of Venus' disappearance. McComb is certain that the wrapper is not his and states that he believes that it fell out of the vehicle of the person who abducted his daughter. McComb and his wife Therese also claim that Doug Stewart will not tell them whether or not he was at work on the day that Venus disappeared, instead claiming that he has told police all details of his whereabouts on Monday, April 26. Police continue to assert that Doug Stewart is not cooperating with the investigation.

    Dana Jones, who lives at River Park Apartments, tells Newport News media that, earlier in the investigation of Venus Stewart's disappearance, Michigan State Police had visited the high-rise apartment building where Doug Stewart lives, causing a commotion unusual for the apartment residents. Kiara Roundtree, whose boyfriend lives in the apartment building, said, "I saw, like, cops lined up, and people were just staring, like, wondering what's going on. People that live on the ninth floor were saying they saw the cops on the ninth floor, like, kind of knocking on someone's door."



    WHO'S WHO IN THE VENUS STEWART CASE:

    VS - Venus Rose McComb Stewart, 32, who disappeared from her parents home in Colon, MI, on 4-16-10.
    DS - Douglas Harrie Stewart, 29 (?), estranged husband of Venus Stewart.
    LM - father of Venus Stewart, in whose home Venus and her children have lived since Feb. 2010.
    TM - mother of Venus Stewart, in whose home Venus and children have lived since Feb. 2010.
    BS - daughter, 5, of Venus and Doug Stewart.
    RS - daughter, 3, of Venus and Doug Stewart.



    LOCAL MEDIA:

    MLIVE - Kalamazoo (MI) Gazette newspaper and local media site.
    WTVB Radio - AM radio in Branch County, MI.
    WOODTV - NBC TV station in Grand Rapids, MI.
    WZZM13 - CBS TV station in Western Michigan.
    WWMT - CBS station for Kalamazoo, Battle Creek, and Grand Rapids, MI.
    WNDU - NBC TV in South Bend, MI.
    Daily Reporter - Coldwater, MI, newspaper.
    Battle Creek Enquirer - newspaper in Battle Creek, MI.
    Sturgis Jornal - Sturgis, MI, newspaper.
    WAVY - Newport News, VA, NBC TV station.
    WVEC - Hampton Roads, VA, ABC TV station.



    LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT NEWS:

    MSP Twitter - official twitter account for Michigan State Police, frequently updated.
    MSP News Releases - official press releases by Michigan State Police.



    CASE-RELATED LINKS:

    Douglas Stewart's Myspace - see family videos.
    Case Archive Album - a must-see link of case-related photos compiled by WSer AmandaReckonwith (thanks!)
    Map of case-related locations - under construction - check back soon.
    Sierra1947 Youtube - archive of all Nancy Grace shows.



    THE VICTIM - VENUS ROSE MCCOMB STEWART:

    Venus Stewart is described as a white female, 5-feet, 4-inches tall and weighing 130 pounds. She has brown eyes and dark hair.

    Click the image below to go to a slideshow of photos related to this case.



    IF YOU HAVE INFORMATION:

    Police ask anyone with information about Venus Stewart’s whereabouts to call the State Police post in White Pigeon at 269-483-7611, or the MSP Rockford Regional Dispatch Center at (616) 866-6666 or 911.
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    Quote Originally Posted by not_my_kids View Post
    "The people who live in the area who have seen him said he was disheveled and was wet and without a shirt and asking for a cigarette," said First Lt. Mike Risco, commander of the Michigan State Police at White Pigeon. "At this time he is not a suspect; however detectives would like to speak to him."
    http://www.battlecreekenquirer.com/a...-missing-woman

    Is Doug a smoker?
    According to his MS no.....

    http://www.myspace.com/dougstewart44
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    BBM (bolded by me)

    Did a background check on Venus' dad and, if I have the right person, he is 54yo, with no criminal record. 54yo seems kind of young to have Alzheimers. Maybe Venus didn't have a chance to scream. Moo
    His behavior on TV looks like sheer exhaustion to me. He is probably staying up all hours trying to protect his household and his grandchildren, and I don't blame him.

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