OTOH, maybe the body is too decomposed?
This body probably isn't Lauren.
However, Jennings county is a fairly straight shot from Bloomington, maybe a little more than an hour. So it would be a plausible location for her.
The other thing -- if they think it is Lauren, they probably don't want to announce anything until 1) they can match dental records, and 2) give a quick autopsy, to see if there's an ovbious cause of death or if there is anything that could lead to a quick arrest.
I'd say an immediate public announcement about the gender, etc. would be more likely if they could rule out Lauren from the start. And remember, Lauren was 4'11'' and even with the most advanced decomposition, they'd be able to take one look and determine if the body is small enough to be her (which I guess they noticed with the body in Indy).
Last edited by eqh; 09-14-2011 at 06:14 AM.
I tend to think that you're not ruling DB out as the MPOI. Could it also be that the ZO, AB group had an out of town guest that this board is unaware of?
I don't doubt DB's presence at JR's that night. JR could have tried to thwart anything between DB and Lauren by sending Lauren home. But it wasn't as if he had total control over DB's actions after JR sent Lauren home. That is what I thought you were getting at. But then I cannot rule out another out of town guest that may have been in those apts at 5 North or the Apts that ZO lived in, a MPOI that LE isn't aware of? I almost feel like DB was bragging went he tweeted that morning as in, "I'm still here, how could I be disposing of a body in Michigan?" which sends me back to DB.
I think LE has every right to all of the phone records from JR and DB that night and the days following. He can tweet all he wants saying he's in Bton but the pings to his phone might tell a different story.
I thought I read that JR's Dad picked him up. Perhaps he didn't want to go with DB that morning because he knew what DB had to do on his way back to MI. He'd be just as culpable as DB had he traveled with him back to MI as DB disposed of a body along the way.
I do not think Lauren is in Bton. I think LE needs to bring in DB's car and see what the cadaver dogs do. Get his phone records and JR's as well. JR may have been or tried to be the voice of reason that night but he was overruled by his guest and turned the other cheek. What does DB have on JR that is keeping him from talking? I would think it was the other way around with DB being higher up on the food chain so to speak. Perhaps fear?
I think Lauren is in Michigan and he tried to throw off a timeline by tweeting. Check his phone records and find his route home. It may be a needle in a haystack but perhaps giving JR some immunity may help.
Unless of course, there's a MPOI that I don't know of - does LE know of this MPOI?
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Jennings County would be south from Bloomington ... see Jupiter's suggested route and bx2's map in last night's posts ...
Last edited by imkeylime; 09-14-2011 at 07:47 AM.
Jennings County is an hour plus from where she was last scene. That seems like a pretty far distance to drive with a body, passing all sorts of forested area, and with daylight around the corner.
I just hope that the Spierers find some closure today- I want this body to be hers and I don't at the same time
This is the type of lake I'd envision a body in ... but park-goers would have been out by the time a MPOI arrived there from Bloomington. (Bit of trivia: There is a town called Hell in this rec area ...)
Last edited by imkeylime; 09-14-2011 at 09:10 AM.
For what it's worth, the Spierers' new flyer hanging campaign a couple weeks ago must have worked very well. I've seen several of Lauren's missing posters hanging in businesses in Martinsville this week, which were not there 3-4 weeks ago. I'm glad they're keeping her fresh in peoples' minds, even in areas slightly outside of Bloomington. They're kind of neat too, they have one of those square codes that you can scan with a cell phone (kind of looks like a bar code), which I'm assuming probably takes you to the family's facebook group or a similar site to find out more info. Neat idea, technology is pretty amazing.
Did anyone look at DB's family business Web site before he went private? I swear his bio and photo were posted on the investment group page beneath his brother's bio. It's not there now.
Maybe the bio was deleted if it's resulting in bad publicity or something. The family business seems to be doing really well in MI's sad economy ...
If anyone that is local to Bloomington, would do something for me, I would greatly appreciate it. I would like to see any links that you are able to find, with live traffic cameras, from Bloomington north on 37 to Martinsville. I was able to pull one up and my computer locked up and I'm not able to find it again. Thank you in advance.
*edit* Looks to have angled from the last time I looked at it. It is facing toward traffic on College Avenue so would be able to pick up vehicles that drove south on College.
And the other one would be, on west ninth and the title says there is one camera on the north side of smallwood plaza halfway between morton and college ave, on 9th street and it is a moving camera and pans to film the entire block, makes a full pan in about 20 sec. It is located near the entrance to the parking garage.