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  1. #751
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    Linda Sohus has been missing for 31 years now.

    State Supreme Court Rejects Con Man's Plea in San Marino Murder - January 20, 2016

    http://patch.com/california/sanmarin...-marino-murder

    The state Supreme Court refused Wednesday to hear the case against a con man convicted of the 1985 killing of a San Marino man whose remains were found buried in the victim’s backyard nearly a decade later.

    The state’s highest court denied a defense petition seeking review of the case against Christian Gerhartsreiter, who once passed himself off as a member of the wealthy Rockefeller family.
    Gerhartsreiter -- who maintained his innocence at his August 2013 sentencing -- was not charged in connection with the disappearance of Sohus’ wife, Linda, who vanished at about the same time and was never seen again. But the appellate court panel noted that the prosecution theorized that Gerhartsreiter had also killed Linda Sohus.
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    Linda is 6 feet tall! Why can't we find her, or her remains???

    "Clark" isn't going anywhere, he might as well tell us what he did....

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    I have been reading up n the whole "Clark Rockefeller" case and it is quite fascinating. The murder case bothers me a bit. No motive was introduced at the trial and the actual evidence against him was pretty thin. He did "misappropriate" John and Linda's truck, there was traces of somebody's blood in the guest house and a neighbor remembered Chris/Clark borrowing a chainsaw. That was about it but the jury did buy it. The real evidence against him was that he was the only "shady" character affiliated with the couple at the time.

    Then there is the problem of Linda. Presumably Chris/Clark did her in as well and concealed the body elsewhere but there really is no evidence. If evidence emerges that he didn't kill her, everything changes.

    The same with the issue of embezzlement from Didi Sohus. There is no evidence that Chris/Clark got hold of any of Didi's money. There is some evidence that the Wetherbees, the melderly couple who sold Didi her mobile home, may have taken advantage of her and one of them told a Sheriff Dept detective that they paid Chris/Clark a $40,000 "finders fee". That sounds very strange. Chris/Clark seems to have been gone for months before Didi linked up with the Wetherbees.

    The mystery of what happened to Linda is part of the greater mystery of what all was going on in the Sohus household in 1985.

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    Some of the human remains were found in a plastic bag from the bookstore of the university campus in Wisconsin located where Gehrhartsreiter married the green-card wife.

    Sorry, no link, but maybe someone else can locate the photograph of the open whole, the backhoe, the guesthouse, and that bag.

    Or improve that run-on sentence.

    Apparently no one else known to be involved had been in the bookstore.

    Earlier in the investigation, investigative reporter Frank Girardot searched deceased Jane Does near major highways & found a 6' red-haired female's remains midway between SoCal & Greenwich.

    "Clark" is convicted of killing John, and I expect tired of Linda or she stopped believing his lies & was then a detriment to "Clark's" social advancement....

    ETA: remembered that Frank G. located consistent remains
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    http://articles.latimes.com/2013/mar...eller-20130321

    March21 2013
    Witnesses also described two plastic bags wrapped around Sohus' skull.
    One bore a logo of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee that was only in use from 1979 to 1982, said Linda Hausladen, who works in the university bookstore. Gerhartsreiter was a student there during that time, Deputy Dist. Atty. Habib Balian said.
    The other bag said "Trojan Stores USC." Herold, who attended USC, said it was from a campus bookstore. Gerhartsreiter often visited the USC film school and said he was a student there, several witnesses have said.

    A photo of the swimming pool area being unearthed (AP)
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worl...of-murder.html
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    Kudos, dotr, you found it!

    TY, Laughing

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    Yes, there was a University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee bag used in the disposable of Sohus's body. This is valid circumstantial evidence. I'm not claiming Gehartsreiter
    Is innocent, just that there is a lot we don't know. Has Linda's body been found? I have been unable to find any reference. Do you have a link. (From what I can tell, both of the Sohus's disappeared 3 to 4 month before Gehartsreiter took off)

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    Perhaps Linda's remains will be found in 2017....

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    The connection between Chris/Clark and the murder/disappearance of the Sohus is all pretty tenuous. The lack of an obvious motive bothers me but the lack of a body for Linda and the fact that the bodies were disposed of separately is very strange. Something was going on that nobody seems to have any explanation for. True, murder is murder and the motive need not be established and all details of the crime don't have to be explained. Still, these mysteries raise real questions about Chris /Clark's guilt.

    Chris/Clark was a great manipulator of people but he wasn't much of a criminal. He never managed to set himself up with an effective new identity and, for all his stunts as an imposter, he was very careful to avoid crossing paths with the legal system. I have no basis to claim he was not capable of murder, but it would be inconsistent with his other behavior for him to involve himself in any criminal activity unless he stood to gain a lot or he was really afraid of losing everything. (The kidnapping of his daughter would meet this condition)

    Linda Sohus was a big girl; six feet tall and over 200 lbs. Chris/Clark was a small guy, there is no way he could have moved Linda any distance from a vehicle. Bodies dumped from a vehicle usually turn up pretty fast. If he killed them both, it stands to reason he would figure out the best way to dispose of the bodies and then do them together the same way.


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