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    Quote Originally Posted by 'Ailina View Post
    I don't know. The perp's already proven he is a taker of huge risks. I don't think his actions were chosen out of stupidity. I think it was experience and conceit.

    I could be completely wrong, but it seems the risk of being seen were not big concerns to him. MOO
    I agree with you. We're talking about a psychopath who abducted a woman right in a city! I don't think he would be the least bit put off dumping her bike off a ramp or driving down to the surface road and calmly placing it with the trash. This is a cold, cunning, premeditating criminal who thinks he can't get caught.

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    To everyone new to this thread or case in general, the FBI has been on the case since the weekend it happened. Information is being held from the public at the FBI's discretion. These tiny clues leaking out can hinder their entire investigation, especially in relation to the perp.

    The family should be kept in the know of recent developments, but the FBI is insistent that they not confirm any clues without their consent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chicken fried View Post
    Looking at Google Earth at the above coordinates, I see a problem with the pull-over-and-dump scenario. Look at the bridge as it crosses the river. That's where it gets very narrow, with no shoulder to pull over! Remember how many bad wrecks happen on that bridge? Got stuck once for 6 hours a few years back after two trucks tangled at the top.

    To have dumped the bike so it landed under the bridgel, the perp would had to have stopped IN the traffic lane - liable to be rear-ended at any second by traffic coming from behind.

    Maybe the perp had to walk it under the bridge after all. After all, look at the map - the trees are cleared. He could have carried - or driven - the bike back under the bridge.

    Remembering how there is absolutely no shoulder there - just two lanes - how could he have stopped to throw the bike over?!
    Isn't there a road that runs under the bridge? Maybe he was traveling that, not I-10

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    I got a question for the "locals" cuz I'm pretty local but not real real local...
    Does that road that is in the pictures on the news go all the way through to 190? Anytime I ever went to shurburne we went down 190 and exited right after the bridge in big beautiful krotz springs. So I was wondering since shurburne had been mentioned earlier does that same road go all the way through to where we used to go?

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    Goodnight folks. I've lost any ability to concentrate. Hopefully new evidence will surface tomorrow.

    Putting thoughts and prayers out to the families of our fallen Soldiers and those who are currently serving and away from home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Woe.be.gone View Post
    The more I think about the bike and where it was found, as has been proposed before, it may have been dropped off by someone who happened upon the bike the same night MS disappeared or early the next morning.
    Maybe once the thief realized the significance of the 'stolen' bike that they had in their possession they may have freaked out. Instead of doing the right thing by going immediately to LE and reporting where they found the bike in the first place, they decide to ditch it in a remote location but not so much so that the bike would never be found.

    Pros and cons to this theory? I'll begin,

    Con No. 1. ~ If witnessed dropping the bike off, they'd become suspects in a kidnapping case versus simply a bike thief/s. Would anyone take that risk? Once the bike was ditched, they'd be guilty of impeding an investigation as well.
    When I think about it, it doesn't seem plausible that an abductor would take the extra time or trouble to grab the bike, too.

    It makes far more sense for him to just grab Mickey and split.

    Like you said, Woe, it seems likely, now, that Mickey's bike had been left behind, only to be snatched up by some unsuspecting bike thief who dumped the Schwin when he realized the bike was much hotter than he ever could have imagined.

    JMO

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    I got a question for the "locals" cuz I'm pretty local but not real real local...
    Does that road that is in the pictures on the news go all the way through to 190? Anytime I ever went to shurburne we went down 190 and exited right after the bridge in big beautiful krotz springs. So I was wondering since shurburne had been mentioned earlier does that same road go all the way through to where we used to go?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Artis View Post
    I agree with you. We're talking about a psychopath who abducted a woman right in a city! I don't think he would be the least bit put off dumping her bike off a ramp or driving down to the surface road and calmly placing it with the trash. This is a cold, cunning, premeditating criminal who thinks he can't get caught.
    This is the exact vibe that I recieve from this chain of events. A sadistic and possibly serial abductor who thinks he cannot be caught.

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    OK, I'm serious. Looking at Google Earth, and knowing there's no shoulder, there's no way he dumped the bike off I-10. He'd have to stop at the bottom of that bridge, knowing that someone doing 90 mph could come right up behind and cream him, just in the time it took to get out and lift the bike to the rail.

    That bike was put there from ground level. Notice that the photos have the LE vehicles parked on the west side, on the north-south road. Repeat - there is NO shoulder on I-10 there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Backwoods View Post
    Isn't there a road that runs under the bridge? Maybe he was traveling that, not I-10
    Same thing I was thinking. (It posters twice oops)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Backwoods View Post
    Isn't there a road that runs under the bridge? Maybe he was traveling that, not I-10
    Possible.... possible. But that sure would be a back way to go. But not impossible. That's the levee road.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fairest of them all View Post
    I got a question for the "locals" cuz I'm pretty local but not real real local...
    Does that road that is in the pictures on the news go all the way through to 190? Anytime I ever went to shurburne we went down 190 and exited right after the bridge in big beautiful krotz springs. So I was wondering since shurburne had been mentioned earlier does that same road go all the way through to where we used to go?
    I don't think any other highway is accessible from the basin. Just Ole' I-10

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    Any of y'all have Google Earth, put in the coordinates: 3022'01.48" N 9137'53.26" W so you can see the layout.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chicken fried View Post
    Possible.... possible. But that sure would be a back way to go. But not impossible. That's the levee road.
    Which is a gravel road that requires extensive knowledge, let's hope he didn't travel these roads.

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    Gypsy Road, it has been confirmed that it was her bike that was recovered.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fairest of them all View Post
    I got a question for the "locals" cuz I'm pretty local but not real real local...
    Does that road that is in the pictures on the news go all the way through to 190? Anytime I ever went to shurburne we went down 190 and exited right after the bridge in big beautiful krotz springs. So I was wondering since shurburne had been mentioned earlier does that same road go all the way through to where we used to go?
    Yikes. One of the RSO's who live in the vicinity is from Krotz Springs. He's also the owner of a white 4-door pick-up.

    I'll have to dig for the link to his profile. IIRC, he's a violent offender. Gotta confirm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fairest of them all View Post
    I got a question for the "locals" cuz I'm pretty local but not real real local...
    Does that road that is in the pictures on the news go all the way through to 190? Anytime I ever went to shurburne we went down 190 and exited right after the bridge in big beautiful krotz springs. So I was wondering since shurburne had been mentioned earlier does that same road go all the way through to where we used to go?
    Yes. The levee road goes all the way north to Krotz Springs.

    He could have taken I-49 north to Opelousas, east on 190, and south at Krotz Springs and arrived at Whiskey Bay.

    Google Earth is a great tool.

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    Who is out and about that time of morning? Speaks of 'younger' group to me. Bar crowd, etc.......
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dum-Dum Sucker View Post
    When I think about it, it doesn't seem plausible that an abductor would take the extra time or trouble to grab the bike, too.

    It makes far more sense for him to just grab Mickey and split.

    Like you said, Woe, it seems likely, now, that Mickey's bike had been left behind, only to be snatched up by some unsuspecting bike thief who dumped the Schwin when he realized the bike was much hotter than he ever could have imagined.

    JMO
    Unless he bumped/lightly hit her on her bike past the traffic cameras (not a big enough hit to leave any sign of it along her route & she was pretty much ok and maybe bike wasn't as okay (or maybe it was) and he offers her a ride to the hospital or her home (depending if she's hurt a little or not). (this theory would also mean she accepted ride, who knows how likely that is - but I knew some cyclists in college who had similar things happen who were brought back to campus or home by person who hit them...none of them were seriously hurt). He throws her bike in back of vehicle (vehicle must be able to hold bike somehow) and she and bike go with him. That's the only way the possibilty of the perp having/taking the bike and Mickey makes sense to me.....
    This is

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    Quote Originally Posted by chicken fried View Post
    OK, I'm serious. Looking at Google Earth, and knowing there's no shoulder, there's no way he dumped the bike off I-10. He'd have to stop at the bottom of that bridge, knowing that someone doing 90 mph could come right up behind and cream him, just in the time it took to get out and lift the bike to the rail.

    That bike was put there from ground level. Notice that the photos have the LE vehicles parked on the west side, on the north-south road. Repeat - there is NO shoulder on I-10 there.
    http://www.okroads.com/121303/i10laexit127.JPG

    That picture shows very little / no shoulder.

    Also, you can plug the coords 3022'01.48" N 9137'53.26" W into Google Maps. I'm not sure how different the picture is in Google Earth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 'Ailina View Post
    Yes: Hoot hoot.

    I agree re: the Caddy. That's one vehicle that won't be hard to spot. And I'm out kid-taxiing enough to be able to spot it if it's there to spot.

    Plus, I've got a crew of observant (read: nosy) individuals under my roof. Heh.
    Train 'em to find those huge old 4-door classic-looking Caddys.

    Any color. Look for right rear fender damage. Kids have sharp eyes!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 'Ailina View Post
    Yikes. One of the RSO's who live in the vicinity is from Krotz Springs. He's also the owner of a white 4-door pick-up.

    I'll have to dig for the link to his profile. IIRC, he's a violent offender. Gotta confirm.
    I called the RSO into the tip line today. He was last verified 5/23/12 so I believe that he may have been checked out by LE already bc of his vehicle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bitizen View Post
    http://www.okroads.com/121303/i10laexit127.JPG

    That picture shows very little / no shoulder.

    Also, you can plug the coords 3022'01.48" N 9137'53.26" W into Google Maps. I'm not sure how different the picture is in Google Earth.

    I'm telling you this from personal experience. There is NO shoulder across that bridge. Not even enough to park a motorcycle.

    He didn't stop on the bridge to toss it unless he was a total lunatic. Even perps don't want to get rear-ended at 90 mph, which is what a good number of out-of-state people do across that bridge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chicken fried View Post
    I'm telling you this from personal experience. There is NO shoulder across that bridge. Not even enough to park a motorcycle.

    He didn't stop on the bridge to toss it unless he was a total lunatic. Even perps don't want to get rear-ended at 90 mph, which is what a good number of out-of-state people do across that bridge.
    Right, I'm agreeing with you. Just a picture to confirm for people not familiar with the area. Apologize for the misunderstanding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CIRCA View Post
    I called the RSO into the tip line today. He was last verified 5/23/12 so I believe that he may have been checked out by LE already bc of his vehicle.
    Thanks, Circa. Saved me a bunch of time and headache!
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