I think that he was there for a perfectly rational reason. But I have to do some more work on it. I will say that it's not some wild conspiracy theory, or has to do with drugs or any of that nonsense, and I have never believed this guy walked away from his life. I am sure that didn't happen.
I subscribe to what the well known atheist Anthony Flew said when he stated that he finally was able to believe in a Creator, "I have always gone where the evidence leads me."
Given his character of a pretty normal guy who was struggling with the economy like many of us have been doing you take it to the most logical step,
We know that he wasn't kidnapped by men from outer space. He didn't just, poof, vanish into thin air. He didn't do drugs, he didn't run off with some girl and very doubtful that he was gay and ran off with some guy.
But it's only a theory and until I there is solid proof or evidence that is where it stays in the theory category. With respect to the Susan Powell theory, I really think that has been pretty much been debunked and run completely into the ground. Give it a rest.
There is no evidence that Steven is alive and there is no evidence that Steven is not alive. So you can call them crazy conspiracies but many people (including myself) have spent alot of time trying to help find the truth and bring Steven home one way or another.
I myself have stepped away from this case because it's really too much drama for me and I'm not a PI nor LE so I really dont have to deal with it. I am just a person who became involved with helping find the missing because I have 2 close friends that have been missing for decades. It has always been my hope (even if it's false hope) that they would appear one day with some amazing story of where they have been all this time but I know it's improbable at this point. Yet, there is no evidence that they are not alive, only too much time passed.
I hope one day that there is closure for his family in some form and I hope that it is Steven walking in one day alive.
Some people may consider me crazy, I say I'm just inspired.
I am looking for a few good sleuthers to help Missie find her sister--please, please, please bring your fresh ideas!!
For those questioning Steven's family, you may find this enlightening:
Try to keep in mind also that since Steven has been missing, they have lost their patriarch and the driving force in the search for Steven. Maybe they've had enough?
Question: Why was the dad the driving force in the search for Steven? I must have missed something. I am guessing that if the family has had enough of the speculation/search, it is because they find comfort in their faith and the belief that Steven is in a better place and since they are sealed to him, they will all meet up in the Celestial Kingdom.
JMHO, Just thought I would take a look at Steven's thread and see if there was anything new that had been reported. I think that speculation/conspiracy theories can get out of hand, but I get the impression all the Koecher family wants is comfort. I think some theories might be useful, but IMHO, if all they want is comfort/supporting comments, maybe all of the Websleuthers are wasting their time thinking about this case????
The thing that I find most disconcerting is that I am not sure that LE has completely checked out a person very close to SK that has a criminal history. SK owed money to his LL, and it makes the most sense if Steven was trying to find a way to pay his rent.
From his family, friends, ward members, and those that actually knew Steven, I think it is a VERY long shot that he was gay and wanted out of the LDS faith. I know that this theory is one that needs to be discussed, but I find this one to be very hard to believe. I am LDS, and I do know those that have wanted out of our faith, but this case doesn't really sit like that with me. The signs for wanting out of the faith are just not there in Steven's case. JMHO
I wish that LE had taken his disappearance with more Umph in the beginning. I think that critical time passed; and I still doubt that a thorough investigation has happened. I really hate the fact that LE seems to take the disappearance of young men less seriously than beautiful young girls. I think there is every chance that young men can meet with foul play too.
I still hope that answers come one day, but I will be honest in saying that any answers may not ever come. We need a truly gifted and tenacious investigator to break this case IMHO.
This is where Sky belongs!! Proud member of the Sky Crew & proud supporter of Solomon's quest to find his precious son!
I am sorry I missed this JS-this was not directed at you. This was directed at the subject. As Fairy stated, the theory was concocted by the Powell's. I would think that the comforter with Susan's blood on it in Josh's storage unit might put this completely to rest even if the fact that LE debunked it hasnt.
I remember many years ago I was invited to some spiritual group and the man who was leading the meeting said, "If you feel the warmth right now that is because the Spirit is moving through the room as I speak." Yeah I felt the warmth alright, because we were in the middle of a record breaking heatwave and the room was probably about 115 degrees with no air conditioning. My friend and I began laughing our heads off and we finally got up and walked out. That is the mind set of people who "offer their services" to people like the Koechers.
Snip from Kelly's post:
The Koechers have been plagued by psychics. Which is Kelly's point, I believe.Because I have heard that the Koechers have been inundated with these predators. Like I mentioned I think that we may all have some extra sensory perception, such as everyone has experienced when they have been thinking of someone whom they have not seen in years and then all of a sudden you run into them. Perhaps that is some extra sensory perception, I don't know, but that is a far cry from these jackasses who prey on people who are going through hell like the Koechers have.
Someone knows something, something important about each of these cases!
Long-time lurker entering the fray with great reluctance, given that I'm in the midst of moving and (somewhat ironically) supposed to be job-hunting. I will admit that I've only read the first four or five threads in this series in their entirety and skimmed the rest, so if the subject's been brought up before, I apologize.
I'm a freelance writer and editor who's worked in journalism, so the word portfolio means something different to me than it does to most people, as I suspect it would have to Steven Koecher. For a journalist, a very basic portfolio is a collection of about 5-10 clips of your best work photocopied onto regular 8 1/2 x 11 paper and set in a binder. Traditionally, you take them to job interviews. These days, many (if not most) people create and send them electronically or post them online. Either way, if you want to work in journalism, you need a portfolio -- or at the very least, a stack of clips and your resume.
I don't know if this is what Steven Koecher was carrying, though a standard manila folder could certainly hold a set of photocopied clips. A too-good-to-pass-up job opportunity does seem like the most logical reason for a responsible, devout young man in financial trouble to be in a such an out-of-the-way location, at a specific time, on a Sunday. Kelly Robinson mentioned that at one time a seemingly shady technical recruiter was operating on Evening Lights. Steven had experience in online journalism, so perhaps he'd been lured by the promise of well-paying tech work, only to find it was not quite what he'd expected.
This is pure conjecture, of course, and given the paucity of facts available, I don't think anything short of alien abduction can be ruled out.
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Thinking about Steven today and wherever he is, I hope he is happy.
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There is a company in that neighborhood that stencils the names of companies on the windows of cars and I am thinking that if Steven had considered having the logo of his company stenciled on his car that he would have to show an example of one. There is currently a company that does that and in 2009 the company's only office was in that neighborhood, but now they have one in Vegas and one in the neighborhood.
But who knows, it's just a theory. Nobody really knows what he was doing there.