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    AK - Richard Belisle, 51, & James Hopkins, 41, murdered, Kodiak Island, 12 April 2012

    Two Coast Guard members were fatally shot Thursday at a communications station on an island off Alaska in what officials said appeared to be a double homicide. They have yet to identify a suspect.
    http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/...ska/54219924/1

    Alaska: 2 Dead at Coast Guard Station
    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/13/us...d-station.html
    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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    The victims, who have not been identified by name, were members at the Coast Guard Communications Station Kodiak.
    http://edition.cnn.com/2012/04/12/us...ard-shootings/
    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?


    "Just when the caterpillar thought its world was over, it became a butterfly" ~ Michelle Knight

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    Seems rather strange, it's my understanding that these communications faculties are well guarded where one has to present ID and be escorted. Several articles have stated that in addition to the "secured entry access" (as they termed it) they also have security cameras covering the facility.

    I thinking it must have been a workplace dispute since it would be quite difficult for a non-servicemember to gain access and then escape after the shooting.

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    Some of the articles have said they haven't ruled out a murder suicide or even a double suicide. But they didn't rule out a separate shooter either (and they did lock down the base and a nearby school.)

    I think there will be difficulty getting info on this one though, I don't know if we will ever be able to find out what happened. The statements on this really said almost nothing and the FBI is going there too, you get almost nothing when the FBI investigates.
    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?


    "Just when the caterpillar thought its world was over, it became a butterfly" ~ Michelle Knight

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    Law officers assured residents of Alaska's Kodiak Island that they aren't in immediate danger following the shooting deaths of two workers at a Coast Guard communications station, but the fact that no one had been arrested left people on edge.

    snip...FBI agents flew to Kodiak Island from Anchorage, about 250 miles away, and were treating the case as a double homicide.

    http://www.wandtv.com/story/17445234...guard-killings
    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?


    "Just when the caterpillar thought its world was over, it became a butterfly" ~ Michelle Knight

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    http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/...83C1F620120413

    FBI seeks clues to slayings at Alaska Coast Guard base

    Coast Guard Base Kodiak is home to 1,000 active-duty personnel and hundreds of civilian employees and is the largest installation in the Coast Guard system, according to the Kodiak Island Convention and Visitors Bureau.

    The base is the operations hub for enforcement patrols and search-and-rescue missions in much of the North Pacific and in the Bering Sea, and conducts missions as far north as the Arctic Ocean

    more at link ............... http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/...83C1F620120413

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    Awfully strange case. They are being very tight lipped about it.

    Im starting to wonder if there is more to the story

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    I am surprized there is'nt more coverage of this case. It always seems more dangerous when something happens on a base. Trained professionals, weapons & security.
    Imo the only way LE could tell the public that there is no immeadiate danger, is a murder/suicide. Otherwise the people up there would have to worry about which one of their co-workers is capable of killing two people.imo

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    If it was a co-worker don't you think he/she would be in custody by now? Surely they had cameras and they would have needed a keycard/password to gain access. The FBI has not released a single thing about this case since the shooting took place, only to give the usual "the public is not in immediate danger" line.

    How does someone infiltrate a secure facility, kill a Coastie and a USCG civilian employee, escape without being stopped an completely vanish?

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    More than 900 attend Coast Guard shooting memorial

    Published: April 18th, 2012 07:13 PM
    Last Modified: April 18th, 2012 07:25 PM


    KODIAK, Alaska - Six days after a double murder that left two Coast Guard employees dead, over 900 Kodiakans attended a solemn memorial service in a hangar at Kodiak's Coast Guard base.

    Dignitaries including Alaska Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell and Coast Guard Pacific Area commander Vice Adm. Manson Brown offered condolences Wednesday to the families of Richard Belisle and James "Jim" Hopkins.

    Read more here: http://www.adn.com/2012/04/18/242999...#storylink=cpy


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    It is so strange that this story isn't getting more national coverage, or even local coverage. Here in Kodiak we certainly hear more than is covered on the news but still no arrest... These things don't happen very often here and especially on base. I would be interested for some experienced sleuths to take a look at the evidence so far. I'm not really sure what i am allowed to say on this site, I don't want to break any rules. The FBI sure does not report much.

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    Rubys if you are local, check with a mod. They can verify that you are local and let you know what you can say. I believe you can say what you are hearing (after you are verified) as long as you make it clear that it is local rumor. I for one would be interested in what you have 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?


    "Just when the caterpillar thought its world was over, it became a butterfly" ~ Michelle Knight

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rubys View Post
    It is so strange that this story isn't getting more national coverage, or even local coverage. Here in Kodiak we certainly hear more than is covered on the news but still no arrest... These things don't happen very often here and especially on base. I would be interested for some experienced sleuths to take a look at the evidence so far. I'm not really sure what i am allowed to say on this site, I don't want to break any rules. The FBI sure does not report much.
    What evidence do you want looked at? Please link to a media site.

    If you know of some evidence that has not been reported, maybe law enforcement doesn't want it released?

    Please contact a moderator privately if you have some inside information so we can help direct you. If the information you have is about living in the area, you don't need to be verified.

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    One month since the shootings and the FBI has said next to nothing. Nothing on a suspect(s). No news on what led to the shooting. Nothing.

    Very strange.

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    Finally

    I am so glad this case is finally on trial. It was the most violent to happen in kodiak for a very long time. I just thought I would bump it since it is currently in the news.

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