Very good, send in that tip. LOL I think they should search that area!
As far as my gut, I was just looking on google earth following roads around the area, and I saw one right next to bakers hot springs, looked at a picture of it and not only is there hot springs but loads of junk around the area. Looks like a place nobody ventures to. It is just a gut feeling I have nothing but that, just gut.
I wonder if the press puts out there that an arrest is pending, LE goes and brings daddy in for questioning, would JP start talking? JP seems like he has done everything daddy told him to do. Would JP show up and say leave him alone, I did it?
Wishful thinking again. LOL
Per the video...not the article. This is the first I have found on it.
Timeline, map, etc for Rachael
"Police found that DNA material on some charred wood in that search near Topaz Mountain and they are continuing to search..."
Decomposition would likely have trace DNA... I wouldn't be surprised if somebody ASSumed that they have found DNA.
Or, this could simply be something to see how Josh reacts. I really hope they aren't doing that though.
I think there's a partial problem with some reporters, the same as there is on many cases these days. They're rushing to get their stories out, not checking facts or following up or asking clarifying/confirming questions, and their focus is ratings rather than accuracy.
Primarily though, the main problem seems to go back to Merritt.
Just my opinion, and certainly not slamming LE. I'm a very strong supporter of LE in these cases. I just think Merritt has a little problem with what he's saying to reporters, and the wording he's using, and jumping the gun.
Couple of thoughts on the case:
It is a comforting thought to realize that a Utah jury should be nothing like a Pinellas County one, IMO.
The system is too criminal friendly. I think LE has been a little confusing lately because of legal risks. They probably would love to tell us what the score is. But defense attorneys have their slick maneuvers that could undermine the conviction and waste all their efforts, not to mention let a killer go free. MOO.
If you are worried or upset, just read what Mr Cox said to one of Susan's friends a few days ago, and realize he got to know the score:
"Kiirs: Had a great visit with Chuck Cox last night. He is in good spirits and feeling very confident about police. #findsusan"
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We are talking about a missing person here. A missing person who has family and friends anxiously awaiting any news of where she may be, and what may have happened to her.
Gah- seriously, I want to slap him.
(Ok...off rant again. Give it a few hrs and I'll probably have another.)
No... I doubt they would "love" to tell the public anything. Most jurisdictions want as few details as possible to get out to the public, because that keeps the gawkers away. They prefer to do their work unhindered without any interference from the public and especially the media.
Since her DNA is already on file...that'd be fairly easy, and would explain why they suddenly ramped up their efforts after ramping them down.
Paulette Bennett - dog handler, Search and Rescue
There has been confusion on wording used by police last week when they announced they’d found human remains in a shallow grave near Topaz Mountain. In an attempt to clear up the confusion that human remains aren’t always bones, Paulette said, “Dogs are taught only one alert for human remains regardless of the size or specific source.
Continue reading on Examiner.com Public expresses gratitude to WVCPD and others searching for Susan Cox Powell - National missing persons | Examiner.com http://www.examiner.com/missing-pers...#ixzz1YUzUHB5n
Could DNA be a piece of unburnt FABRIC from a deceased person with decomp on it attached to a charred piece of wood that someone forgot to gather when moving the remains? Just a thought I had.
More and more I'm seeing handlers talk about how dogs can hit on blood, urine, feces, etc (you know things like dirty diapers and bandaids), while I have a HUGE problem with this, and in my opinion it makes your HRD dog pretty much worthless, I'm wondering if it's possible that these dogs fall under that training criteria. Maybe that's the explanation for the "interest". Maybe someone did pee on the fire (ok, sorry, couldn't help myself).
On a side note, has the "grave" itself been discussed? I know that they had dug down over 2 feet at this alleged site, but has anyone talked about the logistics of him doing this. It's not a quick process, digging a hole that size in winter ground none the less. Where were the kids?
I'm ok with being wrong, but I don't think she is or ever was in this hole.
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This exerpt is from a book called "to young to kill"
but could SP/JP of done this to Susan? Speculation if they had read
this also. True crime from out west.
'Adrianne's body charred, stuffed into garbage bags, and scattered. It seemed the work of hardened criminals, but the truth was far more astonishing: her own "best friends” choked Adrianne to death and cut her up. '