Just thinking outloud here. Maybe the guy only gave JE a "down payment" of $500 - $1000 bucks, and got to drive it away. He could have thought they would meet at the DMV on Monday morning to do the paperwork stuff.
TS posts on FB 1:30-ish
Walmart purchases at 8:30-ish
AM purchases at 9:30-ish (possibly sold car)
Considering that there were accusations of inappropriate behavior before Friday, the comments made by TS and her family after BS went missing, I'm pretty sure TS was murdered prior to the Walmart trip. TS kept BS from school that friday for whatever reason, I doubt she would have allowed BS to go with JE willingly. What's puzzling is what did they do for those 45 minutes???
If LE knew about this AM video and the selling of the car, the information they gave to the public was very misleading. I understand keeping certain information quiet to preserve certain evidence, but to be misleading when there is a child that is missing...is bothersome.
depending on who this person is that bought the car and his relationship to je le may not of wanted to tip their hand to je that they had spoken to the buyer...
eta: which is why they wouldnt confirm where the suv was found...
Last edited by nervous_nellie; 12-13-2010 at 06:44 PM. Reason: eta: comment
the new video footage is from 9:20pm...
The video, taken at the Salem Apple Market on West Main Street, shows Easley buying gas and a few other items at around 9:20 p.m., roughly 45 minutes after leaving the Salem Walmart, where police say he bought camping gear with Tina Smith's credit card.
Also, if I am seeing it correctly, JE gets back into that red SUV and backs it away from the pump. Wonder where the switch was made between the buyer and JE and BS got into TS's Neon.
On the 5:30 news cast on WSLS, they did not go into much detail, but did show a very brief interview of this male clerk there at AM who said he recognized JE because he was a "regular" at the AM and he remarked to his boss "Debbie" that the girl did not even have on a coat or long sleeves. "Debbie" then called the police. This is making less sense as I'm typing it. Hope they put this up on their web site so all can see it as I am not doing so good at interpreting it for ya'll.
2 to 3 day head start + transportation (TS Car) + cash money = could be anywhere. All LE had to say was that they could be anywhere....this is a nationwide manhunt and EVERYONE should be on the look out. If it wasn't for Nancy Grace, Good Morning America (which by the time it airs in the morning, most people are at work), or on here, Californians would have had no idea what was going on. Some people still don't. It only made SF news. Major news stations haven't covered it at all.
Last edited by A_News_Junkie; 12-13-2010 at 07:34 PM.
STRAWBERRY & RANSOM- I changed my post. I was totally mixed up! Sorry!!!!
I agree, clearly LE must have known that they had money, and could be anywhere...yet they contained their alerts to specific areas...wonder why it never occurred to them that they could be much further afield, as they indeed were? They must have had a decent stash, even if they only got $1000 or so for the car...
Just my opinion, of course.
I was just kind of elaborating on what I thought was misleading. I get frustrated when I see all these cases on here and nothing in the news. I can tell you where all the hot spots are to get christmas sweaters for your dog though...
well, they had barely enough to make it to sf and then they were caught panhandling and living in a tent... idk, i dont think le has released enough info yet to make heads or tails out of it...
HLN covering it now.
Well, I'll attempt to tell you some more of what I heard/saw on the 6 p.m. newcast on WSLS now.
Mostly the same information about Easley selling the SUV, but, Scott Leiman (the reporter) actually says this guy who bought the SUV left his "purple Dodge Stratus" abandoned somewhere. They show it being towed on a video while Scott Leiman is reporting and he said "apparently LE was so interested in this car that they had it towed". Then they show Scott Leiman knocking on the door of what looks like a duplex apartment and he asked this woman who was at the door "did Easley come here". She says the police told her not to say anything so I'm not saying anything. Then as the story goes off, Scott Leiman says "this is Scott Leiman reporting from Garden City". Well, this is the SE part of Roanoke City. Not really in the downtown area, (about 3 miles from downtown Roanoke).
Posted: 2:56 pm PST December 13, 2010Updated: 2:57 pm PST December 13, 2010
ROANOKE, Va. -- An abducted 12-year-old Virginia girl who was found unharmed last week in San Francisco is heading home. Roanoke County spokeswoman Teresa Hamilton Hall says Brittany Mae Smith and two police escorts are expected back late Monday night. <snip>
Easley is expected to have his extradition hearing Tuesday morning in San Francisco. More at link: http://www.ktvu.com/news/26121898/detail.html
Please help locate Mark Dribin http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...ht=Mark+Dribin and Ilene Misheloff http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...lene+Misheloff and bring them home.
That might be the reason the Amber alerts stayed in certain areas.
im wondering who the buyer of the suv is, if he is an acquaintance of je and possibly had info but if le put it out in the media then je would know that his friend blabbed and further complicate the situation??