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    NC - Davina Buff-Jones, Bald Head Island, 1999

    This case involving the death of an officer on Bald Head Island, N.C. is being reopened by the current DA. It was originally ruled a suicide, but prior to the shooting the female officer can be heard on radio calls telling someone to 'put down the gun'. How it was ever ruled a suicide to begin with escapes me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gracielee View Post
    Davina Buff Jones - YouTube

    Interesting video including the last transmit by Davina, telling someone 'there are no guns allowed on Bald Head Island.'
    Last edited by OkieGranny; 04-07-2015 at 02:40 PM. Reason: fixed broken link

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    Glee, I found this -- lots of sections of info about the case -- I have not read it all by a longshot, but I thought it might be informative. I hope it's okay -- if not, let me know, and I'll delete this post.


    http://www.officerdavinabuffjones.com/index.html


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    Quote Originally Posted by borndem View Post
    Glee, I found this -- lots of sections of info about the case -- I have not read it all by a longshot, but I thought it might be informative. I hope it's okay -- if not, let me know, and I'll delete this post.


    http://www.officerdavinabuffjones.com/index.html
    Thanks borndem! That site looks pretty comprehensive, I want to check it out. This case has always interested me. Years ago one of my daughters usd to nanny for a family that has a home on Bald Head, and she & the other nanny would take the kids to Bald Head for extended vacations during the summers. I never believed this poor woman committed suicide. Who in their right mind would, especially after hearing her voice on the radio call she made to dispatch.

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    I ordered the book written by Davina's sister today. I hope it will be a good read.

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    Many families cannot accept a loved one's suicide. Some deal with it privately while others go on crusades.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarylandObserver View Post
    Many families cannot accept a loved one's suicide. Some deal with it privately while others go on crusades.
    Very true, however, this police officer was in communication with dispatchers, and was shot at point blank range in the center of the back of the head. - and had NO gunshot residue on her hands. I wouldn't accept that premise, either! Especially since she had made a TO DO list for the following day which included errands. The more I read about the shoddy investigation...the madder i GET!
    "I hope that someone gets my message in a bottle..." Sting

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    Quote Originally Posted by gracielee View Post
    I ordered the book written by Davina's sister today. I hope it will be a good read.
    oH YES,it's a good read. I have gone through it in one day. Cannot put it down.
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    I always have been interested in going to Bald Head Island - because it looks so heavenly, just beautiful. But after looking at this case, and hearing her voice saying, "put the gun down..." and then that horrible screeching noise, which was probably a gun to her head....It doesn't seem like such a safe place to be. If I do go, now it will be for another reason...to see where this little package of female dynamite was killed. All she wanted was to be a good police officer. I feel for her parents and family and hope that the truth will finally come out. I know her parents will not rest until it does!
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    Quote Originally Posted by laces View Post
    Very true, however, this police officer was in communication with dispatchers, and was shot at point blank range in the center of the back of the head. - and had NO gunshot residue on her hands. I wouldn't accept that premise, either! Especially since she had made a TO DO list for the following day which included errands. The more I read about the shoddy investigation...the madder i GET!
    It wasn't only a shoddy investigation, it was a cover-up. The entire crime scene was hosed down in what was it, 12 hours? No time to even go back and check for evidence or take 'day time photos'. By the time the sun came up the crime scene was gone, as if it never was.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarylandObserver View Post
    Many families cannot accept a loved one's suicide. Some deal with it privately while others go on crusades.
    I'm sure that's true, but that's not what happened here. The evidence all points towards an execution style murder. And two separate commissions, state and federal, found this to be a homicide and not a suicide.

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    gracielee, Thank you for starting this thread for Davina. I have read the book by Elaine Buff and really liked it. We e-mailed a few times and EB was hopeful for the old DA, Rex Gore, to be voted out and for Mr David to be voted in so the case would possibly be reopened. Nice lady!

    Davina's name is not read at the national day of remembering fallen officers because Gore ruled her death a suicide. Very sad for her family.

    I submitted Davina to the forensic astrology forum over a couple of years ago and a chart was done by LeoMoon. I'm sure if I can link since that forum is closed for discussion but for anyone who cares to read it go to the Forensic Astrology forum>CASE BRIEFINGS only-#1> page 19>post 475.

    Davina was murdered. I suggest everyone read the book 'Out With Three'. This was a good ole boy cover up, IMO.

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    ...and be sure your sin will find you out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by waltzingmatilda View Post
    gracielee, Thank you for starting this thread for Davina. I have read the book by Elaine Buff and really liked it. We e-mailed a few times and EB was hopeful for the old DA, Rex Gore, to be voted out and for Mr David to be voted in so the case would possibly be reopened. Nice lady!

    Davina's name is not read at the national day of remembering fallen officers because Gore ruled her death a suicide. Very sad for her family.

    I submitted Davina to the forensic astrology forum over a couple of years ago and a chart was done by LeoMoon. I'm sure if I can link since that forum is closed for discussion but for anyone who cares to read it go to the Forensic Astrology forum>CASE BRIEFINGS only-#1> page 19>post 475.

    Davina was murdered. I suggest everyone read the book 'Out With Three'. This was a good ole boy cover up, IMO.

    http://womenincrimeink.blogspot.com/...-paradise.html

    moo and all that jazz.

    wm
    Thank you so much 'tilda! I don't know how to find the forensic astrology forum? I read the other link you provided, women in crime. Interesting to get some feedback from the orig. author of 'Out With Three'.

    Does anyone have any idea who the 'high ranking official' with the 'white van', living on the island is?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gracielee View Post
    Thank you so much 'tilda! I don't know how to find the forensic astrology forum? I read the other link you provided, women in crime. Interesting to get some feedback from the orig. author of 'Out With Three'.

    Does anyone have any idea who the 'high ranking official' with the 'white van', living on the island is?

    Glee, IIIRC, that person was the AG in '99 who went on to be elected gov in 2000, IMO, JMO, MOO. I spent alot of time at BHI up til 2001. Heard all the rumors of the planes without lights making drops at night. It is really dark and spooky at night. I could tell a few tales about things that went on over there in the '90's but will save that for later. I remember '99 real well because we won a fishing tournament that summer.

    That disgraced sheriff, RH, was convicted of OJ and sent of to that cushy federal prison where Madoff resides, Butner? He is out now and last I heard he works for a car dealership. Anyway, a documentary was made about him which should be available on Netflix. (that's where I rented it) It is called The Work Series: Sheriff. It basically follows RH and his posse around while they attempt to solve crimes but gives insight into his character. He is the one who made the insensitive comment to Mr and Mrs Buff that maybe Dee laid down to kill herself when they questioned how it was possible that she committed suicide. Small man, Big ego. He claimed to have pentagon clearance. If true, why would the pentagon give clearance to this piddly small town sheriff from rural SE NC?

    ALL MOO

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    ...and be sure your sin will find you out.

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