Word of caution.
There have been some comments regarding MP being an alcoholic or substance abuser. We really do not have any direct evidence of that, so lets stay away from that issue,please.
Suck Creek is too obvious a place to hide her car. You can hide just about anything smaller than an airplane on Signal Mtn. and it could take years to find, not too mention the area between the town and Dunlap.
Is is possible that GP left SM April 30 to meet MP at the base of the mountain? Could that be why she called AD and said to "say little". Maybe she wanted AD to not talk, but to listen to what was said between her and MP. Is there anyone that can say that MP returned to the house in 10 minutes to meet GP there? Do we really know where he was?
Thought Fox, did you take that text directly from his letter? Did it really say:
"who is the private investigator whom I have hired on my behalf."
At the news conference, didn't he say something about hiring a private investigator and wasn't he trying to indicate that it was on "Gail's behalf" that he had hired them? i.e. to help find her?
Now we are learning the truth... He has hired a PI on "his behalf." And of course, that is why he wants the DVR. Just what is on that recording? Is there anything that might work against him? Did the DVR record the drive by of his last PI or the person he hired prior to Gail's disappearance to follow her? He wants to know and he wants to know if anything in the Lake house indicated why Gail went home suddenly (but of course he knows why, he just wants to know if she left anything telling why). He isn't interested in Gail missing except to the extent that he can "protect himself."
Rest assured, Gail's sudden departure from the Lake house was absolutely due to something she learned to take away her peace there. Perhaps Matt called her cell phone the night before (after the argument), or early that AM and said, "When you show up again, there will be nothing left -- count on it." You can bet that he "was not happy" about the 911 call. Gail left in a hurry because she perceived that there was something she "had to do" back in Signal Mountain in order to protect the children or herself from some type of damage by Matt.
After this length of time, if Gail left to go to a domestic violence shelter or to stay with a very good friend, she would have at least contacted the police or had an attorney
contact the police on her behalf.
She has not, as far as we know.
I hate to be negative, but I think the worst has happened.
I don't know how or why, but I don't think she will come back..
And I hope I am totally wrong.
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On April 30 the only telephone conversations I know about were from Gail to her sister, Diane. Please correct me if I am wrong!
Regardless of phone calls, what you say is possible though---maybe she was meeting MP at the base of the mountain. Certainly possible.
Also, "Rest assured, Gail's sudden departure from the Lake house was absolutely due to something she learned to take away her peace there."... is this something that is fact or your opinion? Please clarify.
I found this video on youtube. It's not directly linked to this specific case, but you can get an idea of the layout of parts of the mtn, and some of the specific locations that have been mentioned here, and the type of terrain that needs to be searched. Pretty spooky stuff...
Just wondering and hope that someone can help me, from the many visits by LE, was there ever report of abuse? If so, at what level and by whom?
Praying we find you Gail and you'll have many more peaceful days at the lake house with the kids. You can set on banks and reflect in the water many years from now how great it was in seeing your kids grow up there.
We really don't know at this point how the DVR comes into play. AD stated she picked it for GP and may never have been installed.
The recording may hold a piece of it, but GP may have held the rest of it. She knew about the affair, was in the process of the divorce (sending documents to Arlene) so there would be no reason for her to run (for her life) or have something done to her. WHAT IF what the recording proved and GP could testify could affect his career, future life? JMHO!
Now, it appears you are equating mistrust with abuse.
Consider the evidence.
Look at her past pattern. In a dispute, LE was called. I don't recall any of those calls to LE resulted in an abuse charge.
No abuse reported, her leaving to go to AL, her going back to Signal Mountian, her dropping the kids off at the house (presumably alone) and not calling LE indicates that she was not in fear of abuse.
Those things could indicate an unstable person.
If she was in fear for her life, I would expect her to secure the children in a safe place and not the items that she did. If she in fear for her life, I would expect her not to return the kids to Signal Mountain. If she was in fear for her life, I would expect her to call LE while in AL.
Her behaviour seems more bizare than his.
Her actions and a lack of finding the Jeep, points to a self disappearance.
Is this what happen with the ATV drivers? Why did that guy shoot them?
Multiple calls and lack of "charges" being pressed does not indicate instability exclusively. It indicates a woman who would not press charges against her spouse. I am not familiar enough with Signal Mountain to know how they handle domestic calls...my friend in the Northeast was permitted to take her children out of state while her spouse was held at the house. She declined to press charges as well. Which did not mean that there was no evidence. Her decision was based upon her desire NOT to have her husband dragged out in cuffs in front of her terrified children.
When she came back, she filed for and received an order of protection.
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