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    CA - Bob Harrod, Time Line and Media Links only

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    Timeline

    Timeline

    Jun, 2002
    • Bob and his first wife GH move from Monrovia to Placentia

    Mar, 2008
    • Bob’s first wife of 59 years, GH, passed away after a prolonged illness

    Apr 1, 2008
    • GH – “Harrod - Safekeeping Will” filed in Orange County, CA Probate Court (Case No. 30-2008-00068771-PR-OP-LJC)

    Early 2009?
    • Bob decided he needed some time away from his daughters and he asked them to leave him alone for six months

    Date?
    • Orange County Social Services conducted an investigation of suspected elder financial abuse. Family was told that Bob did not want to pursue the issue (ref hearsay from daughter on IS forum)

    End of May, 2009
    • FH’s daughter, who grew up listening to stories about her mother's first love (Bob), found Bob's number and dialed it so FH could speak to Bob

    Tues, June 23, 2009
    • FH came to visit Bob in Placentia for the first time, after having spoken by phone for several weeks prior

    Sat, June 27, 2009
    • Bob called daughter RB to tell her for the first time about Fontelle and that they wanted to get married and hoped the family would be there once they figured out the date, etc. (ref hearsay from daughter on IS forum)
    Mon, June 29, 2009
    • Bob and FH got married at the Fullerton courthouse without telling either family

    Thurs, July 2, 2009
    • Bob and FH told their families about the marriage (ref hearsay from daughter on IS forum)

    Date?
    • Per Bob’s daughter RB, the hairdresser called Bob and said she had no money and no place to live (ref hearsay from daughter on IS forum)

    Fri, July 3, 2009
    • Daughter RB met FH for the first time (ref hearsay from daughter on IS forum)
    • Per Bob’s daughter RB, Bob wrote a check to the hairdresser (ref hearsay from daughter on IS forum)

    Tues, July 7, 2009
    • FH returned to her Missouri home to pack up her belongings before making the move to Placentia
    • KTLA crew interviewed Bob about the reunion with FH
    Video: http://www.ktla.com/videobeta/787b96...ambers-reports

    Date?
    • Bob's daughter JM contacted Orange County Social Services for the 2nd time regarding suspected elder financial abuse (ref hearsay from daughter on IS forum)

    Sat, July 25, 2009
    • Bob was last seen by a neighbor or neighbors

    Sun, July 26, 2009
    • Afternoon – Bob’s 3 daughters went to his house in Placentia
    • Police: They argued over finances / money
    • FH: Bob said his daughters became upset when he told them he planned to include his new wife in the estate
    • Daughter PB: “There was a family meeting on Sunday, it was heated at times, there were NO threats and we all left on good terms.” (ref hearsay from daughter on IS forum)
    • Daughter RB: She said her father lost his temper. She said he had failed to provide copies of their mother's will, which he was obligated to do because of the financial mechanisms set up by the estate. "It wasn't a heated meeting," she said in a phone interview. "Dad got heated. He's very selfish, very conditional. The day before he went missing in the afternoon, he was going to provide us copies of the will, and we went over to get the copies. He didn't have them."
    • Evening - FH last spoke to Bob by phone while she was in MO
    • ~8:00PM – Sunset in CA

    Mon, July 27, 2009
    • Weather: Low temp: 68.5 F, high temp: 91.4 F, avg: 78.2 F; precipitation: 0.0
    • ~6:00AM – Sunrise in CA
    • 9:30AM – JM, Bob’s son-in-law, arrived at Bob’s house
    • AM/Time? – SIL went to CVS in Placentia in the AM, and he purchased soda and paper plates (rumor/hearsay)
    • 10:00AM – Per officials, there was a phone call to Bob, which is the last time anyone other than SIL JM verified he was at the house. (Ref: This was a comment posted by the reporter/writer of article Adam Townsend, under the actual article) (Note: Was this the call with the housekeeper?)
    • Morning - Bob talked to the housekeeper on the phone and told her to come
    • 11:00AM-12:00 – Per daughter PB, she called and spoke to Bob during this time. She said she heard SIL (her BIL) say he was going to the hardware store and her father “responded in a favorable way.” She also posted that her number “came up as private.” (ref: NAMUS report published Aug 18, 2009 and August 11, 2009 post on IS forum)
    • ~2:30PM-2:40PM – SIL JM left Bob’s house and went to Home Depot (ref OC Register and LA Times articles)
    • Time? – SIL JM arrived at Home Depot. (Note: Unknown which Home Depot JM went to. There is a Home Depot at 601 S Placentia Ave, Fullerton, CA 92831-5199. Distance is only 2.7 miles from Bob’s address in Placentia, about a 6-minute drive. There is another Home Depot located at 2455 E Imperial Hwy, Brea, CA 92821-6114. Distance from Bob’s address in Placentia is 2.8 miles, about a 7-minute drive.)
    • Time? – The housekeeper arrived at Bob’s house. The door was locked and nobody answered (rumor/hearsay she arrived at ~3PM)
    • 3:04PM – SIL JM paid for purchases at Home Depot (time stamp of purchase receipt). It has not been made public what the purchase was
    • 3:30PM – SIL JM arrived back at Bob’s house from Home Depot, and the housekeeper was sitting on the porch, waiting to be let in. She told SIL JM the door was locked and nobody was answering, and that Bob might be taking a nap. SIL JM then went into the house to check, and Bob was not there. SIL JM told the housekeeper his father-in-law might have gone to visit a neighbor
    • Time? – The housekeeper cleaned and left the house
    • 6:00PM – SIL JM left the house and headed home to Running Springs
    • Time? – SIL JM arrived home in Running Springs
    • ~8:00PM – FH called Bob’s house but he didn’t answer. She called him every 20 minutes until daughter JM later called to say her father was missing
    • Evening/Night – Bob’s daughter JM called the house, and there was no answer. She called her sisters, RB and PB
    • Evening/Night – Daughter RB posted later that she called Placentia Police to do a wellness/welfare check at Bob’s residence (not confirmed; possible discrepancy). Officers found the house/car secure and no signs of foul play.
    • Evening/Night – Bob’s daughter JM called FH in Missouri and told her Bob was missing

    Date? Time?
    • Daughter JM went to Bob’s house to “change the linens” (per daughter’s Aug 4th post on ROTW stating that before she went dth to get the house ready, linens changed for he and his wife; she started to call all the local hospitals, coroner’s office, etc.) http://rimoftheworld.net/discuss/166/53721?page=4)

    Tues, July 28, 2009
    • Time? - FH called the PPD from Missouri and filed a missing persons report (rumor/hearsay time was 12:22PM Pacific Daylight Time - CA and 2:22AM Central Daylight Time – MO)
    • Time? - Daughter JM gave an interview to a reporter in Bob’s house. She said her husband was with her dad at his home the day before, he went to the hardware store alone, and when he came back, her dad was gone. Asked what time, she replied “We’re thinking maybe 1, noon?” The reporter also quotes JM as saying her father is showing signs of dementia.
    • 1:50PM – Daughter JM posts on ROTW that her father had been missing for approximately 28 hours (which would have been ~10:00AM on Mon) http://rimoftheworld.net/discuss/166/53721?page=0
    • After Bob disappeared, someone -- police won't say who -- told officers he might have regretted the decision to marry. For three days police thought they were dealing with a case of cold feet

    Wed, July 29, 2009
    • Daytime - FH returned to Bob’s house in Placentia from MO with her daughter (as previously scheduled). Bob’s daughters RB and JM were at the house when she arrived. Daughter PB had been there but left to go to her nephew’s house because of the news frenzy (ref hearsay from daughter on IS forum)
    Video: http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/Weekend/st...8227798&page=1
    Video: http://cbs2.com/local/newlywed.groom...2.1120666.html
    • Daytime - In response to being contacted by family before Bob went missing, an investigator from OC Social Services showed up at Bob’s house to conduct the second investigation into suspected elder financial abuse. Daughter RB posted that it was then the investigator found out that their investigation might have been "a day late and a dollar short". (ref hearsay from daughter on IS forum)
    • Nighttime - Detective Corinne Loomis spoke to FH at length

    Thu, Jul 30, 2009

    • LA Time article publishes story – includes reference to what Detective Loomis said about checking surveillance tape at the Home Depot:

    "We're going to look into bank activity, identify bank accounts and get phone records," the detective said.

    Police will also determine whether any of his movements, as outlined by witnesses in the days before he disappeared, can be confirmed by surveillance tape.

    For instance, she said, Harrod's son-in-law told police that he went to a Home Depot on Monday, and when he returned, Harrod was gone.

    Surveillance tape at the Home Depot might corroborate that account, or show something different, such as that Harrod was at the business with the son- in-law, she said.
    http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/lo...-52086697.html

    Fri, July 31, 2009
    • Detective Loomis stated: "My personal sense was that if he did not return home by dark Wednesday night, we have a big problem," Loomis said. "We didn't ramp up a serious investigation in hopes he would come home yesterday. That was the break point."
    • Sergeant Millsap stated they don’t suspect foul play, but they haven’t ruled anything out. "We're looking at it with an open mind," Millsap said. "We're chasing every lead, looking under every rock for him."

    Sun, Aug 2, 2009
    • Daughter RB posted that Bob was very excited about and looking forward to FH’s arrival. He arranged to have carpet shampooed, patio cleaned, housekeeper in, and a few repairs done, for her homecoming (ref hearsay from daughter on IS forum)

    Fri, August 7, 2009
    • Petition filed in Orange County Court by PB and RB for Appointment of Conservatorship of Estate Only of Robert Merle Harrod (Case No. 30-2009-00291267-PR-CE-LJC)
    • Daughter RB posted on Aug 14 that they filed to obtain trust moneys for reimbursement of F's travel and shipping that Dad was going to pay, and to avail funds to be able to offer a reward. (ref hearsay from daughter on IS forum)

    Mon, August 10, 2009
    • Daughter RB posted that the cleaning lady, SIL, and all family members had been questioned, and that she was due to be questioned on Tuesday (which would be Aug 11) (ref hearsay from daughter on IS forum)

    Tues, August 11, 2009
    • Daughter PB posted that “There was a family meeting on Sunday, it was heated at times, there were NO threats and we all left on good terms” (ref hearsay from daughter on IS forum)
    • Daughter PB posted ‘I called my dad that morning by telephone, he had obviously been getting quite a few phone calls that morning. Then I realized that my BIL was there and I DID hear him say he was going to the "hardware store". My dad responded to him in a favorable way. I told my dad that I would let him go and talk to him later. That was the last time that I spoke to him. Times vary as I could not tell you the exact time that I called Dad, I gave an approximate of sometime between 11 and 12 and found later it was probably after 11:30 a.m.’ (ref hearsay from daughter on IS forum)

    Tues, August 18, 2009
    • Bob’s report entered into NAMUS with this commentary in Circumstances section: “He was at home and seemed in good spirits when I last spoke to him somewhere between 11 a.m. - 12pm. His son-in-law was there doing odd jobs as Dads new wife was returning from Missouri on Wed. 7/29/09. Heard son-in-law say he was going to the hardware store. When he returned the housekeeper was waiting outside and Dad was gone. He did NOT take his car, but did have his keys and wallet. No contact or word has been heard from since.”

    Wed, August 26, 2009
    • Detective Corinne Loomis mentions a search warrant to check phone records: "We're just now winding down the full-court press part of this investigation," said department spokeswoman Detective Corinne Loomis Tuesday. "We're going back and doing some follow-up stuff and documentation. We have a search warrant for phone records to see who he might have talked to that we don't know about."

    August 28, 2009
    • Petition filed in Orange County Court by PB and RB for Trust Proceedings - Harrod – Trust (Case No. 30-2009-00297798-PR-TR-LJC)

    September 2, 2009
    • Daughter JM posted on ROTW that she was giving away for free a “Beautiful Oak Display Case 11 ft. L x 3 ft W x 4 1/2 ft tall.” She posts “If you want it delivered please donate $2,000. to ROTW!”
    http://www.rimoftheworld.net/discuss/194/55175

    September 3, 2009
    • Daughter JM posted that the last time they gave away stuff in bulk, her husband had to drive across to the far side of Big Bear with no thanks – hence the reason to offer as pickup only. She posted again that cabinet was worth $2,000 so if delivered she would like ROTW to receive $2,000 as a donation for delivery. She posted the display case was still up for grabs.

    September 4, 2009
    • Daughter JM bumped her post.

    September 4, 2009
    • A poster on ROTW posted that they would like the display case and to email them.

    September 6, 2009
    • Daughter JM posted on ROTW “The display case is gone!”

    Wed, September 16, 2009
    • Detective Corinne Loomis references result of checking phone records: Loomis said they are close to exhausting all their leads in the case, but continue to do follow-up work. "There is no movement on any bank account or credit cards," Loomis said, adding that Harrod did not have a cell phone and calls made to and from his home before he vanished don't point to anything suspicious.

    Thu, October 8, 2009
    • Per an article in the OC Register, police cleared the barber and her husband of any connection with the case (Note: Verified on Aug 15, 2010 by an anonymous source to WS mod that the barber and her husband are cleared of any involvement in Bob’s case. LE reviewed receipts and video surveillance which confirmed their story and whereabouts the day Bob went missing.)

    Mon, October 19, 2009
    • FH filed for conservatorship of Harrod Estate

    Late November 2009
    • IS thread for Bob Harrod deleted by Moderator. (IS Moderator posted on Feb 2, 2010 that the thread was "deleted at family's request, too much personal info & family fights on public forum.")

    Late 2009?
    • FH said to reporter included in Feb 2010 article that late last year police were giving polygraph tests to family members and those close to Bob Harrod
    • Detective Loomis confirmed that police were using a lie-detector test, but would not disclose publicly the results or to whom the tests were being administered
    • Per PE on WS, not all of the daughters took a lie detector test (hearsay/rumor) CA CA - Bob Harrod, 81, Orange County, 27 July 2009 - Page 22 - Websleuths Crime Sleuthing Community

    Mon, March 1, 2010
    • FH filed objection to petition filed by PB and RB as co-successor trustees of Harrod Family Trust

    March 16, 2010
    • Partial skeletal remains found in Lucerne Valley. Identity can only be established through DNA.

    Wed, May 5, 2010
    • Daughters PB and RB named as Co-conservators of the Harrod Estate and Co-trustees of the Harrod Trust

    June-August, 2010
    • Daughters RB and PB start posting on IS forum again (see In Sessions Posts – 2010)

    August 2010
    • Facebook and Myspace pages setup for Bob and turned over to the daughters in Aug 2009 are activated after posters on WS discuss that pages were not active
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    Timeline References

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    Time line for last time seen

    Time Line for last time seen


    11am - Placentia Police department flyer

    Robert Harrod was last seen at his residence on July 27, 2009 at 1100 A.M. in the city of Placentia. When a family member returned to the house at approximately 1:00P.M., Harrod was gone.

    http://www.placentiapd.org/pd/defaul...=192&type=News

    http://www.placentiapd.org/pd/PDF/mi...20HARROD-1.pdf



    Between 11am and 12pm - Project Jason flyer

    Bob was last seen at his residence at 522 Carnation Dr., Placentia, CA at somewhere between 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. on Monday, July 27th, 2009 by his son-in-law.


    http://projectjason.org/forums/index.php?topic=6671.0


    1:30pm - Placentia PD via OC register

    Harrod was last seen by his son-in-law, Jeff Michaels, around 1:30 p.m. on Monday. Harrod, a former contract manager, sent Michaels to Home Depot, but when Michaels returned, Harrod was no longer in the house, said Loomis.

    http://articles.ocregister.com/2009-...entia-new-wife


    2:30pm -Placentia PD via OC register

    Michaels told police he left the house for Home Depot to buy supplies around 2:30p.m., and time stamped-receipts bear him out, Loomis said
    About 2:30 p.m. was the last time anyone says they saw Bob Harrod.

    http://articles.ocregister.com/2009-...-water-balloon
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    $50,000 reward offered for missing 81 year old
    Robert Harrod disappeared on July 27, 2009, just two days before he was to be reunited with his new wife.
    Two years after 81-year-old Robert Harrod went missing, fliers offering a reward are still circulating in Placentia neighborhoods.

    Harrod, called Bob by his friends and family, disappeared on July 27, 2009, just two days before he was to be reunited with his new wife, a childhood sweetheart whom he had married in the months leading up to his disappearance.
    More...

    Family offering $50K reward for information on disappearance of 81 year old newlywed millionaire
    The family of a then-81-year-old newlywed millionaire who disappeared just two days before he was to be reunited with his wife is offering a $50,000 reward for any information on his disappearance.
    Police are investigating the disappearance of Bob Harrod, who went missing from his home on Monday, July 27, 2009, as a murder, but they have not yet developed any leads.
    His disappearance occurred some 48 hours before he was to be reunited with his new bride, Fontelle.
    More...

    Police baffled in disappearance of Placentia millionaire
    Authorities say he was last seen by his son-in-law, Jeff Michaels, who was at Harrod’s home doing maintenance work. When Michaels returned to the home later, he found the house locked up and Harrod’s keys and wallet gone.
    More... Video included...

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    Originally posted by Sparkyswife:

    Video with Mrs Harrod, also in video Detective Loomis.

    http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/video?id=8228833
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    Disappeared video transcript

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    Looks like Bob's story will be on Disappeared (Season 5). A clip of the show is posted on their website (watch video at link below). Agnes the housekeeper is interviewed and appears in clip. I did my best to transcribe the clip below.

    ===

    Disappeared Season 5 - Sign of Trouble (Bob Harrod)

    Clip (3:23) – Posted 4/26/12

    (transcribed below)

    Narrator: But Jeff was not the only person at Bob’s house that day. Agnes, Bob’s housekeeper of more than 10 years, arrived around Noon. Normally, she cleans Bob’s house on Tuesday, but this week she’d arranged to come on Monday.

    Agnes: And he said that will be fine, I will be here, and Jeff is coming and he’s gonna to take care of a couple of things in the house before Fontelle comes. So I went to the house, knocked on the door, nobody answered, I looked in the mailbox because that’s where he normally leaves me the key, the key wasn’t there, so I sat on the bench in front of the house.

    Narrator: The situation made her very uneasy. Nothing like this had ever happened before.

    Agnes: Bob always was home when I went over there, or if, him and Georgia, they would always always tell me if they would not be home, and they put a key in the mailbox. But it was a very rare occasion that they were not home.

    Narrator: After about 15 minutes, Jeff drove up to the house.

    Agnes: I told him right away that, you know, that where Bob is, because he’s not answering the door. And Jeff was just asking me, “Are you supposed to be here today?” I said, “Yeah, Bob knew that I’m coming today.”

    Narrator: Agnes was surprised to hear that Bob didn’t tell Jeff that she would be coming that day. As Jeff let her in the house, she began to feel that something was very wrong.

    Agnes: I was really concerned at that point, I was afraid to go upstairs, I didn’t want to find anything. So I asked Jeff if he would go upstairs and see if Bob was there.

    Narrator: Agnes waited at the bottom of the stairs while Jeff went up to have a look around.

    Agnes: I thought he’s just going to look into the room, it takes a minute to go up, look into the room, and just see if Bob was there or not. But he actually ended up spending a couple of minutes there, so I thought maybe, you know, he find something, he find him there or something. So I yelled up, I said, “Is he there, is he ok?” And he said, ‘No, he’s not here.” And then he came back.

    Narrator: Uncertain about what to do next, Agnes began cleaning, while Jeff resumed his repairs. As she worked her way around the house, she noticed something disturbing.

    Agnes: When I went upstairs, I saw that in his bedroom, the bed was unmade, and never in the 10 years I worked for them, that happened before. It was just so out of character for him to not to make the bed, I just thought it was very strange.

    Narrator: Deeply troubled, Agnes finished up and left, shortly after Jeff, who had also completed his work.

    Agnes: I was there all together about 3 hours. I can honestly tell you that during the whole time I was there, I was very concerned. I kept thinking, where is he at?

    Video Clip: http://investigation.discovery.com/v...f-trouble.html


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    Don't think we have this link (could be wrong) which contains date of forensic search of Robert Harrod's home (March 18, 2011. No results released).
    We 'embraced' the missing Bob Harrod case as requested but 6 years on, are still waiting for further guidance


    Flyers/FB/Case Overview&Media Links
    http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...2009-19/page22

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    JuM and JeM publicity for kidney donation.

    Page 10 on this link;
    http://www.onelegacy.org/site/docs/B...e_Summer03.pdf

    http://www.nancola.com/wp-content/up.../05/kidney.pdf

    http://articles.latimes.com/2002/aug...ws/lv-kidney28

    http://tinyurl.com/c6pmmcq

    JeM publicity for Bob:


    JuM publicity for Bob:
    single video link in Angelo's post above
    We 'embraced' the missing Bob Harrod case as requested but 6 years on, are still waiting for further guidance


    Flyers/FB/Case Overview&Media Links
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    Quote Originally Posted by zwiebel View Post
    Don't think we have this link (could be wrong) which contains date of forensic search of Robert Harrod's home (March 18, 2011. No results released).
    Sorry for messing up this post above. Forgot to put the link in:

    http://www.examiner.com/article/robe...ing-since-2009
    We 'embraced' the missing Bob Harrod case as requested but 6 years on, are still waiting for further guidance


    Flyers/FB/Case Overview&Media Links
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    Investigation Discovery Network Disappeared



    Set your DVR's for February 18!!!!!!

    Quote:
    Monday, February 18, on Investigation Discovery at 9pm ET/PT

    Quote:
    About the episode:
    Eighty-one year old Bob Harrod is walking on air when he reconnects with his long lost sweetheart Fontelle. In a whirlwind reunion after 60 years apart, the two are married and make plans for Fontelle to live with Bob in California. But while Fontelle is home in Missouri preparing for her cross-country move, Bob disappears.
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    Quote Originally Posted by believe09 View Post


    Set your DVR's for February 18!!!!!!

    Quote:
    Monday, February 18, on Investigation Discovery at 9pm ET/PT

    Quote:
    About the episode:
    Eighty-one year old Bob Harrod is walking on air when he reconnects with his long lost sweetheart Fontelle. In a whirlwind reunion after 60 years apart, the two are married and make plans for Fontelle to live with Bob in California. But while Fontelle is home in Missouri preparing for her cross-country move, Bob disappears.

    For those that do not have the Discovery ID channel, you can purchase individual episodes of Disappeared at the link below. Episodes are usually available the following day after the episode airs and cost $1.99.


    Amazon.com: Disappeared: Season 6, Episode 7 "Missing in the Mountains"
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    TV links. Includes interviews with Mrs Harrod and Bob's daughter.

    ‘Legally blind and his bad knees kept him from walking too far’ Fox 11 News

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=lwXpl6VGOIQ

    'We were just getting started again and he would not have left on his own’ Abc7

    Help needed locating 81 year old newlywed abc7 com - YouTube

    ‘Our father means the world to us’ ktl.com3

    ktla com3 - YouTube
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    We 'embraced' the missing Bob Harrod case as requested but 6 years on, are still waiting for further guidance


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    Case Overview
    Compiled from information gathered by websleuths’ posters over the years.

    1950, Kansas, Missouri. Young, newly-enlisted marine Bob Harrod becomes engaged to Fontelle, both Missouri natives. He’s called up for training and never returns to her. Her letters to him are returned, opened but without reply. Eventually, she moves on with her life and marries someone else. She keeps her engagement ring though, and her memories.

    2008, March, California. 80-year-old Bob Harrod of Placentia, OC, became a widower. His marriage to Georgia had lasted 56 years and he and his wife had brought up three daughters, now adults. They, along with a son-in-law and one adult grandson, all lived in California within easy driving distance of Bob’s home. Grandson lived only a few of blocks away.

    Financially, Bob was very comfortable. He was at least a millionaire and owned several properties, some of which family members lived in, one of which had many thousands of debt attached to it, not incurred by Bob. He and his wife had made a will and trust so that their money and property could pass to their children after their deaths without incurring large tax bills. Georgia Harrod’s Safekeeping Will was filed in Orange County, CA Probate Court on April 1st, 2008, less than a month after her death.

    Bob, legally blind and with bad knees, struggled to adjust to a life alone and his closest friend became a neighbour, who has blogged about that time: (http://paulkestes.blogspot.de/2010/0...one-year.html:) Bob also became closer friends with a woman who had been he and Georgia's hairdresser for several years. He began to give her money. This concerned his daughters, who made reports of elder abuse before he disappeared. Bob refuted these. After his disappearance, Bob's daughters' brought a court case against the hairdresser for the return of monies given to her by Bob, which they lost: (Websleuths Crime Sleuthing Community - View Single Post - CA CA - Bob Harrod-Court Documents No discussion above). The OC register later reported police as saying she had a solid alibi for the day Bob disappeared.

    2009, Spring. California: Bob’s faithful companion, sassy (a little Pomeranian dog) dies. Bob’s friend and neighbour said Bob told him he had paid each of his daughters $15,000 and asked them to leave him alone for six months.

    2009, May. Missouri. 75-year-old Fontelle is living alone and, like Bob, is legally blind. She has loving children around her though, and an internet-savvy daughter asks if she can help find old friends. Fontelle asks her to find Bob Harrod and, almost immediately, daughter is able to. Fontelle picks up the phone.

    June 23, 2009, California. Fontelle answers her long-lost fiance’s invitation and arrives in Placentia for a visit. They take up where they left off decades before, and decide to get married. Neither of them know much about what has happened to each other in the intervening years; Bob doesn’t know about Fontelle’s divorce, Fontelle doesn’t know Bob is a millionaire.

    June 29, 2009. Bob and Fontelle get married unexpectedly (they’d just gone to book their wedding) at Fullerton Courthouse, OC.

    July 2, 2009. Bob tells his daughters about Fontelle….and that they are now married.

    July 7, 2009. Fontelle (now referred to as Mrs Harrod) goes home to Missouri to pack her things and say goodbye to family and friends. She is scheduled to return on Wednesday 29 July. Bob tells his neighbour how happy he is. The media get to hear about the story and interview Bob, and eagerly await Mrs Harrod’s return. Following his disappearance, internet posters claiming to be Bob’s daughters said they made a report of financial elder abuse (for the second time) at this time. An investigator does arrive to investigate eventually, but it is not until two days after Bob had disappeared.

    July 17, 2009. Bob receives an attorney letter from a daughter, RB, regarding her mother's will: (Websleuths Crime Sleuthing Community - View Single Post - CA CA - Bob Harrod, 81, Orange County, 27 July 2009 - #9). In it, she states how Bob had launched an angry, uncalled-for tirade against his son-in-law JeM about the will, and had also blamed his eldest daughter, PB.

    July 20, 2009. Bob’s close friend and neighbour reluctantly moves away to a different state. He has a lengthy conversation with Bob before he goes and later says he is willing to attest to Bob’s happy mental state and feelings for Fontelle to police. The following week, he is told about Bob’s disappearance by another neighbour of Bob’s, the day after Bob’s disappearance. He says he tried to contact one of Bob’s daughters but his calls were not returned, and when he posted about Bob on a website, one of Bob’s daughters sent him a threatening message to stop posting.

    July, possibly 26/27, 2009. Bob arranges for his cleaner to visit his home on Monday instead of her normal Tuesday, to prepare the house for Mrs Harrod’s return. It is not known if Bob informed anybody else about this arrangement.

    July 26, 2009. A family meeting with Bob, his three daughters and his son-in-law is held at Bob’s home, in order for Bob to provide them with copies of the first Mrs Harrod’s will, which, according to his daughters, Bob had failed to provide. This will had been filed in OC Probate court one year and three months before and was a publicly available document which anyone was entitled to obtain a copy of, if they visited the courthouse. According to Bob’s middle daughter, RB, the meeting was NOT heated. Bob became heated because he was ‘selfish and conditional’: (http://www2.ocregister.com/articles/...e=2#slComments). According to Bob’s grandson, AH however, there had been ‘fighting in the family’: (Websleuths Crime Sleuthing Community - View Single Post - CA CA - Bob Harrod-Court Documents No discussion ).
    Bob's wife, Fontelle, later said that Bob told her in a phone call that night that he had informed his daughters and son-in-law that he was going to add her to his accounts, and they were unhappy about this.

    Monday, 27th July, 2009.

    10AM: Police say Bob was at home in the morning and answered a phone call. Details of who the call was from were not released. It was possibly to arrange for the cleaner’s visit that day.

    Morning, unknown time: Bob's youngest daughter, JuM, said in a TV interview with ktl that her husband (Bob's son-in-law) JeM, was at the house that day to carry out some minor repairs: (Websleuths Crime Sleuthing Community - View Single Post - CA CA - Bob Harrod, Time Line and Media Links only ) and ‘we’ think Bob went missing between noon and one.

    11.30am-12pm: Daughter PB says that she also called Bob, and overheard Bob's son-in-law telling Bob he was going to the hardware store: (www.findthemissing.org/cases/2706 )

    12noon (approx): The cleaning lady says she arrived at Bob's house to find no answer to her knock and no key left in the mailbox for her. This was unusual and she was very concerned (see Disappeared TV show, ‘Long Lost Love’). Son-in-law JeM drives up to the house at this point, lets her in and says Bob must have gone to visit a neighbour. The cleaner is even more concerned when she finds Bob's bed unmade, which she has never known before.

    3pm approx: Cleaner says she finished her work and left Bob’s house, and that the son-in-law had left a little earlier.

    3.04pm: Son-in-law gets a receipt from Home Depot, according to police statements. At some point he leaves a note in Bob’s house telling Bob he will return to finish the repairs in the morning. Time unknown.
    4pm
    5pm
    6pm
    7pm
    8pm
    9pm
    From 3.04pm until 9pm the activity/whereabouts of Bob’s family in California are unknown/unconfirmed. Mrs Harrod has stated she made calls to Bob’s home during this period but received no answer.

    The following times are all pacific time.
    9pm : Mrs Harrod stated to police she received a phone call in Missouri from Bob’s daughter JuM in California. JuM told her Bob had been missing since 11am that morning and that her husband, JeM, had been working in the house at approximately that time. She also said JuM told her that her husband had seen a suspicious car driving outside Bob’s house that morning, for about ten minutes, and he thought Bob might have got into it.

    9-9.30pm approx: Either Mrs Harrod in Missouri or Bob’s family in California ask police to carry out a welfare check. Internet posters claiming to be Bob’s daughters have stated they asked LE to carry out the welfare check, but this is not mentioned on the police report.

    9.32pm: Police arrive at Bob’s home to conduct a welfare check. Bob’s locked car is parked outside. They are met on the front drive by Bob’s grandson, AH, the son of JeM and JuM. He explains he has a key and wants officers to check the home with him. Police find the home clean, freshly vacuumed, with the bed made and no apparent disturbance. AH tells police it was not like his grandfather to leave without telling anybody, there had been fighting in the family recently, Bob was very frustrated over this and probably left to get away from the family problems. Websleuths Crime Sleuthing Community - View Single Post - CA CA - Bob Harrod-Court Documents No discussion


    12-12.22am. 27/28 July According to the police report above, police make out a missing person report for Bob and return a call to Mrs Harrod in Missouri, who has called earlier to report Bob missing. The exact time of the initial call to report Bob missing (rather than the welfare check) is not stated.

    LE Response Times
    If Bob went missing at noon, there is a nine and a half hour gap before police first went to his home that day. Police can only respond when they are informed though, and if it was Mrs Harrod who called them around 9pm, the first response time was 32 minutes. After the 9.32pm welfare check though, there is a gap of almost three hours until the missing person report is written out and filed, by an officer who has called Mrs Harrod back in response to an earlier call (time not stated).

    Tuesday 28 July, 2009: Bob’s daughter JuM enters Bob’s house and changes the sheets on his bed. Her husband JeM does not return with her to finish the repairs, as he had said in the note he left Bob the day before. Media are present and she gives the interview with ktla (link above) and states her husband JeM was working in the house that day, went to the hardware store between noon and one, and Bob was gone when he got back. The reporter also quotes JuM as saying her father is showing signs of dementia. Later in 2009, Bob’s doctor strongly refutes this.

    Wednesday July 29, 2009. Mrs Harrod returns from Missouri to Bob’s house and gives interviews with waiting media, stressing Bob would not have left on his own. Bob’s daughters JuM and RB are in the house waiting, daughter PB has just left. An investigator from OC social services arrives, to follow up on the allegations of elder abuse by Bob’s daughter made on July 7, the day Mrs Harrod had left Placentia for Missouri. TV reports from that day state that Bob was legally blind, had bad knees and had NOT taken his glasses or car with him. Later, Bob’s daughters say he may have taken his glasses with him.

    August, 2009: Days after Bob disappeared, Mrs Harrod says Bob’s daughters came to the house and told her she had no right to live in it.

    August 7,2009: Bob’s daughters, PB and RB, file a petition for conservatorship to gain control of their father’s assets, at Orange County Probate Court.

    August, 2009: Bob’s grandson, AH, stops making his regular repayments to Bob on a loan of hundreds of thousands of dollars. In a deposition later (see post no: 5 here, by ******: CA CA - Bob Harrod-Court Documents No discussion - Websleuths Crime Sleuthing Community ) he says that is because he understood the loan was to be forgiven upon Bob’s death, although Bob left no record of this amongst his detailed financial records. As of this date, February 5, 2013, Bob has not been declared dead.

    April 8, 2010: Bob’s daughter, JuM, compiles an extensive list of the items she and Bob’s other daughters and grandson want from his house, where Mrs Harrod is still living. It contains more than 79 items, as well as a requirement for a day to go through the house for any items not listed, or items the daughters cannot recall until they see, at a time when Mrs Harrod and her family are away from the house. Later, all these items are duly taken, including the sheets JuM put on the bed the morning after Bob disappeared. Despite items including a bed, sheets and teacups being taken, JuM also instructs that ‘the elevator chair must remain intact and NOT removed(sic) from the house; per Dad’s request.’ Being legally blind, Mrs Harrod finds the stairs difficult and dangerous to negotiate with a stair elevator in place. This was installed before 2008, for the benefit of the first Mrs Harrod, not Bob.

    2009-20013

    The initial descriptions of what Bob was wearing that day have included a white shirt, an unknown colour shirt and a ‘may have been wearing’. That, and if he had his glasses with him, remain uncertain.

    Times that Bob disappeared and son-in-law went to the hardware store have ranged from 11am – 3pm, with many of these times provided by son-in-law’s wife, JuM. JeM, the son-in-law, has never spoken to the media, it is believed.

    A facebook page and myspace page for Bob were created by posters here and handed over to Bob’s daughter. After a long period of inactivity, uncomplimentary ‘interests’ for Bob are posted and deleted, and there is little activity after that.

    A $50,000 reward was offered by Bob’s daughters for his location, payable from Bob’s estate. They excluded any family members from claiming this reward.

    Bob’s daughters PB and RB, have been appointed co-conservators of his estate. Fees are payable for this. They have undertaken legal proceedings against Bob’s hairdresser and his wife, and Bob’s grandson said in the deposition linked above that they threatened to take them against him as well. Legal fees, conservator’s fees, and the reward offered for Bob’s location can all be paid from Bob’s own estate. Bob did not get the chance to add Mrs Harrod to his accounts, will or trust before he disappeared. She lives in Bob’s house but does not own it, and is fighting ongoing legal battles for the right to stay in it and receive a monthly allowance from her husband’s estate.

    Bob’s daughter PB has asked for, and been granted, permission to stop her rental payments to Bob’s estate.

    Bob’s grandson AH never did resume his repayments to Bob’s estate and eventually came to an agreement with his aunts, the co-conservators of the estate.
    Last edited by KateB; 04-03-2015 at 03:05 AM. Reason: repair url tags.
    We 'embraced' the missing Bob Harrod case as requested but 6 years on, are still waiting for further guidance


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    Disappeared aired Long Lost Love in Australia on Foxtel

    Here is a you tube link to 5 minutes of the show:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cj3l6...ature=youtu.be
    email me


    Long Lost Love: The Bob Harrod Story Disappeared/ID Network
    Amazon: Purchase Long Lost Love $1.99


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