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    CA - Tom, 57, & Jackie Hawks, 47, Newport Beach, 14 Nov 2004 *Four guilty*

    An Arizona couple, Tom and Jackie Hawks, has vanished after selling their 55' cabin cruiser for $400,000 in Newport Beach, California. Tom is a former probation officer in Arizona.

    http://www.tomandjackiehawks.com/

    http://www.signonsandiego.com/uniont...n12vanish.html
    ďI know God wonít give me anything I canít handle. Sometimes I just wish He didnít trust me so much.Ē Elizabeth Smart

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    Quote Originally Posted by dani
    An Arizona couple, Tom and Jackie Hawks, has vanished after selling their 55' cabin cruiser for $400,000 in Newport Beach, California. Tom is a former probation officer in Arizona.

    http://www.tomandjackiehawks.com/

    http://www.signonsandiego.com/uniont...n12vanish.html
    This has been on my local news recently and has gotten my attention. I will have to hear more facts of the case, but so far I think there is something up with the people who 'purchased' their boat. They claim they paid for it in cash ?? Kind of alot of money to exchange hands in cash.... I think it will play out that they were set up or pushed overboard after being robbed for the boat, but you never can tell.

    I will keep praying that they just wanted a little privacy and took off traveling. But the longer they go without calling relatives, especially being this is the holiday season, it doesnt look good.

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    Yes, it sounds highly suspicious..

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    Is this also in our "MISSING" forum?

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    These don't sound like the killers, but just some teens who also read or heard on tv about the yacht and missing former owners, and took advantage:

    Police arrest 3 teens aboard harbor yacht
    Police on Monday arrested three teenagers who broke into the boat recently sold by Tom and Jackie Hawks, a Newport Beach couple who have been missing for a month.
    Two Costa Mesa residents and one Santa Ana resident, all between 15 and 17, stole a small boat and used it to paddle out to the Well Deserved, a 55-foot cabin cruiser moored in the harbor, Newport Beach Police Sgt. Steve Shulman said. There, they broke a window, entered the boat and helped themselves to food and drink, Shulman said.

    They stayed aboard and fished from the boat, he said.--->>

    Newport Beach Police arrested the three teenagers on suspicion of vandalism and burglary, he said.
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    http://www.latimes.com/news/local/pi...ot-news-police

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    I will look for more details, but I just heard on FOX news that they have found the couples car, but still no sign of the couple

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    The network news (Friday evening) reported the couple's car was found in or near Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico.

    They also reported the 25 year-old *buyer* of the boat has been arrested, but for "money laundering".

    I'll see if I can find a link.

    Meanwhile, here's a link to an interview Greta VS did regarding the Hawks' on Dec. 16th.
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    Here's the only info I've found....

    Newport Beach, CA, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- Newport Beach, Calif., police have arrested a man who purchased a boat from a couple who disappeared a short time after the deal was completed.

    Officials said Skylar DeLeon of Long Beach was arrested on a money-laundering charge related to his cash purchase of a 55-foot cruiser from Thomas and Jackie Hawks, a retired Arizona couple who had lived aboard the vessel for several years.

    http://washingtontimes.com/upi-break...5248-8247r.htm

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    This case has gotten my attention. It is a real mystery so far...

    Unfortunately I must admit that I dont see a happy ending coming out of this. I hope I am wrong, but I think the couple are no longer with us. No activity on their bank accounts, credit cards, cell phones... all that supposed cash money. No calls during the holidays, especially with news of a baby in the family, some of their personal effects still being on the boat, car being found in Mexico --- I wish there was some other conclusion than the one I think--

    prayers for them and their family

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    The article did say that the boat purchaser is being cooperative. Of course, that doesn't mean much. This is real creepy. I was near Newport Beach a couple days ago. I sure hope they are OK.
    Karen


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rag Doll 02
    I will look for more details, but I just heard on FOX news that they have found the couples car, but still no sign of the couple
    Uh-oh...this is not good...
    Karen

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    If they are still alive, I will truly be amazed. Sad.

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    When I first heard this sad story I had a sinking feeling that they were gone and the killer is the so-called "buyer." So tragic.

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    Shouldn't this be in the "Missing" forum?
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    Mexico Returns Car of Missing Couple
    By Christine Hanley, Times Staff Writer

    A missing Newport Beach couple's sport utility vehicle was returned Saturday from Mexico, and police said they hoped it would yield clues to their whereabouts.

    "We just don't know whether they're alive or not," Newport Beach Police Sgt. Steve Shulman said.

    The Mexican man who was driving the couple's vehicle is cooperating with authorities and providing leads, Shulman said, and the California Highway Patrol's liaison to Mexico was helping local police with the investigation.
    - http://www.latimes.com/news/local/or...ditions-orange

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