Wish we had some live stream video!!
It won't let me copy and paste tweets.
The Williams County Sheriff, Williston Chief of Police and Sidney Chief of Police will be speaking shortly... not sure in what order.
Jim Lokken - Williston Police Chief at the podium
I posted a map on page 4 showing the proximity of Williston, ND to rezzes in the area. There was no rumor about tribal land. Because the one guy was picked up in Rapid City, I'm wondering if he is connected to anyone from a rez near Williston or if he just got on a bus to Rapid.
Lokken: Read a brief statement that was prepared, we will take some questions but no questions about the actual criminal investing
We believe Mrs. Arnold is deceased but her body has not been recovered
My first thought that selling anything door to door in an area where everyone is so spread out sounds suspicious to me considering how much gas you would go through, but I don't know if people are closer together in the town.
Another had the meat in a styrofoam cooler with dry ice and drove a truck with no company name or anything. Of course I didn't buy meat from either one of them.
Going fast here... Q and As...
I guess the reporter is slow........??
BBMArnold's husband, Gary Arnold, said he was grateful for the work of the FBI and police in the case and told Reuters he believes police "may know where she is."
If LE doesn't have a pretty good idea of where her body is located, it seems they would be getting pictures of BOTH men into MSM. They would be seeking video surveillance footage from building owners and accounts from people who may have seen one or both of the men, e.g., a clerk in a hardware store who remembers someone coming in to purchase a shovel.
Since MSM is not publishing a picture of the younger man, I wonder if he fled once they made a stop. If the men were traveling together, how did Spell end up in South Dakota so far from Waters? Two thoughts:
1) Spell was driving and took off in the vehicle when they made a stop. Possibly, he was shaken by what happened (either hit or run and Waters told him to keep driving, or Waters kidnapped Sherry and assaulted her).
2) Waters was driving and stopped the vehicle to assault Sherry or dispose of her body. Spell fled the scene and hitched a ride from someone passing through the area. The tip that led to the suspects may have come from the driver who offered Spell a ride and noted he was badly shaken.
Don't know whether Spell would be charged with kidnapping if he were scared for his own life and just followed Waters' instructions. But, maybe so if he had opportunity to notify authorities once he escaped, but didn't.
Just speculating here.
Were these suspects oil field workers?
I'm not impressed by the reporter who is supposed to be tweeting during this presser. She basically stopped tweeting as soon as they started the Q & A.
A few questions were answered, but nothing about the investigation itself. The press conference is now over. Story to come soon.
I could see people living in remote areas paying extra money to buy meat at their door. It would save them the fuel expense of traveling miles away to buy the meat at a store. I would think they would stock up on it (possibly keep a meat freezer out in the garage) so they wouldn't need to buy it often. Likely, it is cheaper if purchased in the bulk because of the saving on fuel.
I don't know how else to interpret that quote to mean anything other than Sherry's body was recovered so that means that the quote was made up or embellished.
That's all I can think of unless you go with the theory that there is a lot more going on here than the very little we know about.