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    FL - Dr. Hector, 76, & Debra Rivera, 55, murdered in Avila mansion, 9 Jan 2012

    this is a strange one...

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...community.html

    Hector Rivera, 76, and Debra Rivera, 55, who lived in the exclusive Avila community in Tampa Bay, Florida, were found dead after 8pm in an apparent double homicide.
    A deputy said he responded to calls that shots were fired at the home and when he went to investigate he found the body of Dr Rivera in his front yard and the body of his wife inside.

    According to the Times, to enter Avila, residents must have a bar code on their vehicles, and any visitors must pass through security checks.
    The subdivision is surrounded by six-to-seven-foot walls and multiple surveillance cameras.

    http://www.wtsp.com/news/article/231...l-on-the-loose

    Investigators say it does not appear anything was taken from the home.

    The sheriff's office is conducting an extensive investigation of what Sheriff David Gee called a "complicated crime scene."

    Detectives are searching the 11,000 square foot home, along with a foot search of the neighborhood. The dive team is also searching the area ponds and lakes for any evidence.

    Debbie Carter, spokeswoman for HCSO, says they do not believe the murders were random.

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    Wonder if it was somebody who lives in the same gated community? The surveillance cameras should be a help to LE also.

    Not robbery, not random...sounds like someone with a grudge against the doctor and/or his wife...I see now he is retired so not about his work I guess...

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    First thing I have to say they are indeed going to a lot of trouble to search the area. I've seen less of a search on some missing kids cases.

    From the link:
    He also said that investigators are working through a 'complex crime scene'.
    He said: 'The crime scene is a bit complicated. It’s going to take a long time. We’re going to do a very thorough job.


    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...#ixzz1j5zmO9BJ
    That makes me think there is more to this than just two bodies at the scene. What else, rape, torture, mutilation or something?

    The Dr. found outside. That makes me think he was meeting someone he knew or walking someone out. The gated community also points to someone he knew well. Either a relative or a neighbor who lived in the community too.

    They say they are checking the neighbors and asking about private survellience cameras. Likely there will be some. And with the gate there will be records of anyone in the community, even the residents.

    What time was the shots heard?
    Just when I think that I have seen the most depraved things a human can do to another human, somebody posts a new story...........

    Why is it that when a custodial parent fails to provide for a child it is called neglect and is a criminal matter. But when a non custodial parent fails to provide it is called failure to support and is a civil matter?


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    I wonder if it was a family member. Maybe someone was visiting their home and left with one of their cars.
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    So, no one saw anything?? Obviously ppl were awake and alert as this was before 8pm at night, the shots were heard and called in??? I mean naturally when one hears gunshots one would think that "ATLEAST" one of the neighbors would have been a position to look over at the home from which the gunshots sounded?? The man was in his front yard.. Just seems to me that someone saw something.. But then again maybe Im not understanding the layout of he neighborhood but rather speculating from the view I have of our neighbor(which admittedly is not in an exclusive gated community).. So, in now thinking about that issue it may in fact be that the neighbor's would not have a clear vantage point of looking out over at their neighbors and seeing him in his front yard.. I suppose the homes could be offset from the road and therefor the yard in which this deceased homeowner was not visible..

    Still would think with the multi cameras and security check Point along with the immediate response upon the shots being fired.. IMO they've gotta have the perp(s) on camera, as well as the security officers being able to possibly Id if not the perp, then the car used to flee the scene..

    IMO it certainly appears as tho this should be a case that has potential to be solved rather quickly..

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    So according to the security set up, the perp will be on record at least entering or they lived in the community. How good are the walls? any breaches. Gotta be a ton of cameras around.

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    Yes, I agree that the "complicated scene" leads me to believe there is an entire situation within this murder that we haven't a clue of, yet.. Hmmmm.. Complicated leads me to believe that the perp(s) spent a good amount of time at or around the home(the crime scene).. Anxious to hear more on what exactly is meant by "complicated crime scene".. Because husband deceased on front lawn and wife deceased in the home, both shot.. IMO sounds like a nothing unusual murder crime scene(typical for lack of a better word).. It being deemed "complicated" points in an entirely different direction.. Hopefully they'll be able to release more details after their initial investigation..

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    The fact that the wife had just returned from a trade show that evening and ran her business from home, could she have had someone with her when she returned? Was the husband trying to run from his home when shot? very strange. Were there adult children from the Drs. first marriage (if there was one).

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    Once detectives got inside the residence, it was obvious it was a homicide, Carter said.
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    I was shocked to read that LE was not allowed to enter the home til 3am when a search warrant had finally been procured.. This was news to me as it clearly stated that due to the homeowners being deceased they must have a search warrant to enter the premisis.. I found that strange and didn't realize that to be a procedure when the occupants of a home are murder victims.. Of course I understand the logistics of it legally that should it reach the courtroom that they want all evidence to have been retrieved by the book, but I guess I'd just never heard of this having to be done before..

    Also I am wondering what else was within the home that they saw upon their entering that made them certain "at that point"(and not before) that this indeed was a murder?? Meaning I believe upon their arriving with the husband deceased on the lawn that at that point they knew it was murder.. But they clearly state that upon their entering the home they were then certain it was murder.. Leads me to believe the inside of that home has a scene that none of the public yet know about.. KWIM!?.. Because then..

    The crime scene is complex, Carter said, because of the size of the residence and because of where the bodies were found.[husband, front lawn and wife, a bathroom]
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    In the above snipped quote LE state that it's due to where the bodies were found that makes it complex(front yard and bathroom).. So while those two locations do not alone make it complex IMO there is much more here about the inside of the home that we do not know..

    The community gathered together once the alert came from security at about 10 p.m. last night. Neighbors were calling each other throughout the evening, checking on each other and making sure everyone was safe, they say.

    Following the alert, security did what they were supposed to, one resident said, "That's the procedure. We know as residents that we're supposed to check our email for updates. They told us what to do and we did it."
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    http://carrollwood.patch.com/article...la-subdivision

    The last snipped quote I found to be interesting but yet incomplete in it tells us that the neighborhood does infact have a security procedure in place should a circumstance such as this ever present itself.. The neighbor says they know to then check their email for further direction or information at which they then follow..

    What was it they are saying they were directed to do regarding the security procedure?? As it does say they in fact did so, but doesn't explain what it is that they all did..

    Anyone have any clarification about this detail??

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    Quote Originally Posted by fhc View Post
    The fact that the wife had just returned from a trade show that evening and ran her business from home, could she have had someone with her when she returned? Was the husband trying to run from his home when shot? very strange. Were there adult children from the Drs. first marriage (if there was one).
    I think that she was probably with someone when she went to the trade show.
    That is usually a 2 person job. So, imo,she either has a missing business partner or a missing family member. And also, adult children came to mind as well. Sadly, when an elderly wealthy couple is killed, it often leads back to greedy kids.
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    At the wtsp link above is video and a picture of the multi-million $ home and shows why neighbors could not see what was happening...it is set off the road and has a lot of trees around.

    I'm wondering also if this has something to do with the wife's return from her trip...she brought someone back with her or someone was following her?

    One thing that could have indicated it was a murder after LE got inside is the lack of a weapon since both were shot.

    On the security measures for residents, I imagine some of the things they were told to do were to stay inside, lock all doors and windows, activate their security systems, check where all members of family are...
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    Quote Originally Posted by katydid23 View Post
    I think that she was probably with someone when she went to the trade show.
    That is usually a 2 person job. So, imo,she either has a missing business partner or a missing family member. And also, adult children came to mind as well. Sadly, when an elderly wealthy couple is killed, it often leads back to greedy kids.
    In the article I read no adult children were mentioned. However an adult nephew did make a quote about his aunt and uncle.
    Just when I think that I have seen the most depraved things a human can do to another human, somebody posts a new story...........

    Why is it that when a custodial parent fails to provide for a child it is called neglect and is a criminal matter. But when a non custodial parent fails to provide it is called failure to support and is a civil matter?


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    Quote Originally Posted by mysteriew View Post
    In the article I read no adult children were mentioned. However an adult nephew did make a quote about his aunt and uncle.
    If they don't have any living children then a nephew might be next in line.
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    http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headline...a-subdivision/

    Adult children mentioned here

    Hector Rivera was a retired doctor and his wife Debra worked from home selling jewelry and accessories. The couple had a son together and Hector had three children from a previous marriage, according to a family member.
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    If they had a child together I'm guessing due to the couples age difference that child would be between 15-20 years of age.
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