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    Janet's body to be exhumed

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    DURHAM (WTVD) -- The Durham Police Department has requested the family's permission and consent to exhume Janet Abaroa's body from her final resting place in Pennsylvania - permission and consent were granted.

    Investigators want to gather more evidence before the trial of Janet's husband Raven on first-degree murder charges.

    Authorities extradited Abaroa from Idaho on February 26. Janet was found stabbed to death in the couple's Durham home in 2005. She was pregnant at the time of her death.

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    http://www.wral.com/news/local/story/7718536/

    Durham, N.C. The family of a Durham woman killed inside her home five years ago have given authorities consent to exhume her body.


    In a statement Thursday, Janet Christiansen Abaroa's family said the Durham Police Department and the district attorney's office recently made the request to remove her remains from her Pennsylvania grave.


    "While this is heartbreaking and emotionally difficult for the family, it is yet one more example of this family's commitment to pursuing justice for Janet," the statement read.


    Janet Abaroa was 25 and pregnant with her second child when, police say, her husband, Raven Abaroa, stabbed her to death in an upstairs bedroom at their Durham home on April 26, 2005.


    Police arrested him Feb. 1 in southern Idaho on a first-degree murder charge.
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    What in the world are they expecting to find by re-examining Janet's remains 5 years later?
    This autopsy appears to be very thorough, with all wounds detailed and every organ dissected and examined. In addition a sexual assault kit was preformed and a blood sample collected. There are detailed photos of all wounds and abrasions. I can understand if it were not ruled a homicide after the 1st examination. This exhumation seems like an odd thing to do. Any ideas what they hope to find that was apparently missed the 1st time?

    http://www.ncwanted.com/asset/unsolv...psy_Report.swf


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    If it's just another t crossed or i dotted, it's worth it. This needs to be an iron clad case because Raven should never be out on the street. I think whatever they are re-examination is just going to tighten and clean-up the case against Raven.
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    Quote Originally Posted by terminatrixator View Post
    If it's just another t crossed or i dotted, it's worth it. This needs to be an iron clad case because Raven should never be out on the street. I think whatever they are re-examination is just going to tighten and clean-up the case against Raven.
    I agree with i's dotted and t's crossed, but you don't just exhume a corpse unless there is a very compelling reason. Again, what could they possibly be looking to find that was not covered the first time????


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    Amos Tyndall got served the papers, so wouldn't those papers be public? He'll probably be coming forward and speaking publicly in the near future.

    2:30 today is a hearing on the case.
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    Quote Originally Posted by terminatrixator View Post
    Amos Tyndall got served the papers, so wouldn't those papers be public? He'll probably be coming forward and speaking publicly in the near future.

    2:30 today is a hearing on the case.
    Since the family was not even told the reason, I doubt his attorney will get any info at this time. It is still part of the 'ongoing investigation', so Tyndall won't get anything until the final autopsy results are complete and published.

    "Christiansen family spokesman Tim Dowd said the family does not know why investigators want to exhume the body or when it will happen.

    "The exhumation is part of the investigative process in this case, and the police department has no further comment," spokeswoman Kammie Michael said."


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    Quote Originally Posted by terminatrixator View Post

    2:30 today is a hearing on the case.
    Routine status hearing before the judge that was set 90 days from his arraignment. The defense can complain to the judge if they have not received all discovery, ect. If it looks like everything is proceeding on time, the judge will set a trial date at one of these status hearings ....there are 3, 90 days apart.

    Because of the still 'active' investigation, we may see a trial date set for another 3 months. But then again, Raven can request a 'speedy trial' and the Judge can set a trial date now.


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    I got a note from someone that there was a lot of reporters at the hearing today and that Amos Tyndall did speak with reporters. I haven't seen anything on it online.

    Also, I read something on WRAL.com that was quite interesting

    http://www.wral.com/golo/page/1896337/?id=7718536

    Rarely do I ever know any of the people covered in a news story, but I met this family at a local tech school one night within weeks before the murder. Raven seemed like a friendly guy and they seemed to be very happy and excited about their future -- him with a new career and them with a new baby with another on the way. I was devastated when I learned about this, thinking, "No wait -- I just met them the other day!" And they were really nice; this was just so difficult to believe.

    Snipped...

    I really hope this person has reached out to Law Enforcement or even Janet's family for that matter through tearsforjanet.com

    This person made a comment about meeting Raven & Janet and commenting about about another baby on the way, one more thing that points to the fact that Raven knew Janet was pregnant and therefore decided to take two lives and not one, in my opinion!
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    http://m.heraldsun.com/heraldsun/db_39935/contentdetail.htm?contentguid=WRrNs7fc&detailindex =0&pn=1&ps=5&full=true#display


    By John McCann

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    DURHAM - The man charged with first-degree murder in the death of his wife is troubled by the idea of local authorities wanting her body dug up, but he won't stand in the way of their work, according to the defendant's lawyer.

    Janet Abaroa's remains were interred in Pennsylvania, according to Tim Dowd, a representative of her family. The Durham County District Attorney's Office and the Durham Police Department requested access to the victim's body, he said. The family gave authorities permission to have the body exhumed, Dowd said.

    Raven Abaroa is charged with killing Janet Abaroa in 2005. He is being held in the Durham County Detention Facility.

    "We are not going to object to the state exhuming the body," said the defendant's lawyer, Amos Tyndall. "As her husband, however, the idea of his wife's body being disturbed saddens Raven."

    Durham Police Department spokeswoman Kammie Michael said the exhumation is part of the investigative process in this case.

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    IMO Raven should have thought of this before he decided that divorce was not an option for him and he took Janet and his unborn babies life.

    Right after the embezzlement and Janet's murder you think he would have done everything in his power to lead an exemplary life, he did not. Raven is a sociopath, he will always be a sociopath. Obviously Amos Tyndall is a good attorney, but you can only put so much spin on things and had Raven not been arrested, perhaps his girlfriend Melissa or another girl would have been next.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Just the Fax View Post
    I agree with i's dotted and t's crossed, but you don't just exhume a corpse unless there is a very compelling reason. Again, what could they possibly be looking to find that was not covered the first time????
    I agree, JTF. I'm surprised to hear this. Very perplexing, indeed. I look forward to learning what they were searching for...


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    Husband balks at exhuming slain Durham woman's remains


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    Durham, N.C. — A man accused of stabbing his wife to death inside their Durham home five years ago has objected to an attempt by police and prosecutors to exhume her body.

    Attorney Amos Tyndall previously said Raven Abaroa had no objections to removing Janet Christiansen Abaroa's remains from her Pennsylvania grave. Janet Abaroa's family issued a statement Thursday, however, saying that they learned Wednesday that Raven Abaroa had refused to sign a court order allowing the exhumation.

    Janet Abaroa, 25, was pregnant with her second child when she was stabbed her to death in an upstairs bedroom at the couple's Durham home on April 26, 2005.

    Raven Abaroa, 35, has said he had nothing to do with his first wife's death. He told police he was at a soccer game when she was killed, and he found her when he returned home later that night.

    Police arrested him Feb. 1 in southern Idaho on a first-degree murder charge. He had moved to Utah and Idaho with the couple's son, Kaiden, after the stabbing and later remarried.

    Tyndall couldn't be reached Thursday for comment about the exhumation.
    Janet Abaroa's family said they were "prepared to do whatever is required," including going through a court hearing about exhuming her remains.
    "The family is united in their effort to pursue justice in this case and has had an extremely tough time with the very real stress surrounding the whole exhumation process, but they understand the importance of this initiative as part of an active, ongoing murder investigation," the family said in the statement.

    "The fact that Mr. Abaroa has elected not to cooperate, despite his initial indication that he would, saddens the family but comes as no surprise, as he has never been engaged in helping authorities solve the brutal stabbing murder of his pregnant wife," the statement continued. "His actions are certainly not appreciated by the Christiansen family and will only serve to strengthen their resolve to push forward."

    Raven Abaroa remains in the Durham County jail under a $5 million bond.
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    So despite being "publicly" ok with exhuming Janet's body, Raven has now refused to sign the court order.

    http://www.wral.com/news/local/story/7890347/

    I love this part of the family's statement, though:
    "The fact that Mr. Abaroa has elected not to cooperate, despite his initial indication that he would, saddens the family but comes as no surprise, as he has never been engaged in helping authorities solve the brutal stabbing murder of his pregnant wife," the statement continued. "His actions are certainly not appreciated by the Christiansen family and will only serve to strengthen their resolve to push forward."

    Ha! Take that, Bird!


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    Guera, we must have both got the Google News at the same time!

    I cannot believe that they would try to stop it. What makes me so angry is that this family has to deal with this exhumation process and dealing with knowing it's going to happen and having it halted and the process postponed has to be rough on them.

    In the research I have done, it looks as though Amos Tyndall is a respectable and ethical attorney. I do know there are defense attorneys that can have those qualities and give a rigorous defense for their client.

    I hope that these actions are not so he can stall more and then jump in with the "speedy trial" and then throw a bunch of red herrings in there and a bunch of stupid publicity stunts. This would be a travesty to the justice system and not fair to Janet her unborn child and her family.

    Raven deserves all the Karma he has coming his way.

    My prayers are with Janet's family & friends and I hope that this issue can be resolved soon for the family's sake.
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    http://abclocal.go.com/wtvd/story?se...cal&id=7532436

    Story at link:

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    "Now that Raven has refused to sign an order of court consent for the exhumation, the Christiansen family said in a statement Thursday that the process will now likely take months instead of weeks. It says it will appear in court in Pennsylvania to ask a judge to move forward with the investigation."

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    I cannot imagine knowing for a month that your daughter, sister was going to be exhumed to have it stalled and now have to go through a court system to get it done and think about this process for months.

    How sad for the family.
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