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  1. #16
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    I'm wondering now if maybe the sister was reposting from a mobile device and that's why it posted twice? Or someone else on her feed posted something, deleted a comment so the chain was broken in the reposting? I really hope she joins here because I'd love to help her if I could.

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    According to the Missing Nelly Nicole Bertolini FB page, there is a lot of frustration with the Fortuna PD. They say they have given LE enough info to make arrests and find Danielle or her remains, but LE isn't acting on it. Fortuna PD is said to have told her father that the only reason they are spending as much time as they have is that he is there. The family has asked that the Down East Emergency Medical Institute SAR group from Maine, which Danielle's mother is a member of, be allowed to help search. Fortuna PD refused. Danielle has ties to Fortuna (bad ones) and they wonder if there is something bigger than Danielle going on. They are desperate for help.

    https://www.facebook.com/missingnelly2014

    Personally, I give the family a lot of credit for being there and pushing the issue. That's what you have to do in missing adults cases. But there is only so much Fortuna PD can do. People who may know something don't have to talk to them. LE can't search private property without permission or a search warrant. They can't arrest people without a solid reason. SAR groups have to be requested by the PD. I'm sure Humboldt County has SAR teams that know the land better than a group from Maine, but again, they can't go on private property without permission or a warrant. It's very frustrating for the family, and laws designed to protect all citizens also protect criminals. Otherwise, we would live in a police state. But I really feel for Danielle's family, trying to navigate the system and find their loved one in a very dangerous area.

    One thing they can do right away is submit DNA and get a NamUs listing started.
    FOUR YEARS IS 1460 DAYS TOO LONG!!
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    STEPHANIE ANNE WARNER, 43, RUCH, OREGON

    MISSING & PRESUMED MURDERED July 4, 2013
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    I think these links provide some background about Humboldt County that will help WSers understand the environment where Danielle has disappeared. It's a beautiful place. I have a lot of good memories of our 15 years on our land. We have wonderful friends who still live there. But...

    Humboldt County has a fairly high rate of unsolved missing persons cases, some of them related to the marijuana culture.

    Humboldt County has substantially higher percentage of unsolved missing adults cases with a 17.1 percent unsolved rate, totaling 196 adults over the past 8 years.
    http://www.willitsnews.com/ci_241905...g-persons-gone

    Longtime homesteaders complain that the influx of out-of-state growers has changed the character of the county, attracting hustlers looking for a quick buck, who bring transients and hard drugs along with them. But beyond the pot growing, petty crime and panhandling, there are deeper secrets about more sinister deeds, buried in a place known as Murder Mountain.
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/high-t...b_4228303.html

    While finding these articles, I ran across a batch of stories called "Marijuana Fiction" by someone involved in growing in the Garberville area, about 40 minutes south of Fortuna. This is where we used to live, and although we weren't involved in growing, we were, at times, negatively impacted by those around us who did. I think this writer paints a realistic and poignant picture of the dangerous life growers have chosen. Unfortunately, Danielle, according to her FB page, was very publicly part of that subculture.

    http://kymkemp.com/sohumborn-stories-marijuana-fiction/
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    FOUR YEARS IS 1460 DAYS TOO LONG!!
    SOMEBODY SOMEWHERE KNOWS SOMETHING! SPEAK UP!
    STEPHANIE ANNE WARNER, 43, RUCH, OREGON

    MISSING & PRESUMED MURDERED July 4, 2013
    LENNIE AMES NAMED SUSPECT
    Anonymous Tips? Reward up to $1000
    Crime Stoppers of So. Oregon 800-850-0580

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    This linked petition was just posted on the Find Nelly FB page. According to this, someone gave her a ride, her possessions are still in his truck but he's not talking. They want people to call the Fortuna PD and get a search party going. I'm not sure what good this will do, but at least they're trying. I wonder if she knew this person who gave her a ride.

    http://www.thepetitionsite.com/900/6...find-danielle/
    FOUR YEARS IS 1460 DAYS TOO LONG!!
    SOMEBODY SOMEWHERE KNOWS SOMETHING! SPEAK UP!
    STEPHANIE ANNE WARNER, 43, RUCH, OREGON

    MISSING & PRESUMED MURDERED July 4, 2013
    LENNIE AMES NAMED SUSPECT
    Anonymous Tips? Reward up to $1000
    Crime Stoppers of So. Oregon 800-850-0580

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    Fortuna woman still missing

    Fortuna woman still missing -

    Danielle Nicole Brooks-Bertolini, 23, of Fortuna, has not been seen or heard from since Feb. 8. Her cousin, Cindy Vosburg, said an account has been set up at Coast Central Credit Union to help her family cover some of the expenses of the search.
    http://www.times-standard.com/localn...-still-missing
    Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticize them, you're a mile away and you have their shoes.

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    Family's Facebook Page for Danielle

    There hasn't been any MSM news recently. Danielle's family and friends held a candlelight vigil on her 24th birthday last week. Here is the link to their FB page for Danielle.

    https://www.facebook.com/missingnelly2014
    FOUR YEARS IS 1460 DAYS TOO LONG!!
    SOMEBODY SOMEWHERE KNOWS SOMETHING! SPEAK UP!
    STEPHANIE ANNE WARNER, 43, RUCH, OREGON

    MISSING & PRESUMED MURDERED July 4, 2013
    LENNIE AMES NAMED SUSPECT
    Anonymous Tips? Reward up to $1000
    Crime Stoppers of So. Oregon 800-850-0580

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    Danielle's family is offering a $5000 reward for her return. This reward is not for information, but for her return. Apparently they have received many false leads. They are hoping that whoever is holding out will be motivated by the reward.

    https://www.facebook.com/missingnelly2014
    FOUR YEARS IS 1460 DAYS TOO LONG!!
    SOMEBODY SOMEWHERE KNOWS SOMETHING! SPEAK UP!
    STEPHANIE ANNE WARNER, 43, RUCH, OREGON

    MISSING & PRESUMED MURDERED July 4, 2013
    LENNIE AMES NAMED SUSPECT
    Anonymous Tips? Reward up to $1000
    Crime Stoppers of So. Oregon 800-850-0580

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    Here are two news reports about the reward. The one from KIEM says that Danielle was last seen getting into a vehicle in the Swain's Flat area. Maybe I'm confused, but I thought she was last seen getting into a vehicle in the Campton Heights area of Fortuna and was said to have been dropped off in Swain's Flat...but not seen. Is this new info or news media error?

    http://kiem-tv.com/video/5000-reward...#8217;s-return

    http://lostcoastoutpost.com/2014/mar...88381481237582
    FOUR YEARS IS 1460 DAYS TOO LONG!!
    SOMEBODY SOMEWHERE KNOWS SOMETHING! SPEAK UP!
    STEPHANIE ANNE WARNER, 43, RUCH, OREGON

    MISSING & PRESUMED MURDERED July 4, 2013
    LENNIE AMES NAMED SUSPECT
    Anonymous Tips? Reward up to $1000
    Crime Stoppers of So. Oregon 800-850-0580

    DISCUSSION:http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...2#post10750872

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    There is another woman, Sheila Franks, who went missing about the same time as Danielle. Their families seem to think there is a connection, but according to the Sheriff, there isn't. I heard this on the Medford news, but the story hasn't been posted so I can link it.

    Here is her thread on WS.

    CA CA - Sheila Franks, 37, Fortuna, 11 Jan 2014 - Websleuths Crime Sleuthing Community
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    FOUR YEARS IS 1460 DAYS TOO LONG!!
    SOMEBODY SOMEWHERE KNOWS SOMETHING! SPEAK UP!
    STEPHANIE ANNE WARNER, 43, RUCH, OREGON

    MISSING & PRESUMED MURDERED July 4, 2013
    LENNIE AMES NAMED SUSPECT
    Anonymous Tips? Reward up to $1000
    Crime Stoppers of So. Oregon 800-850-0580

    DISCUSSION:http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...2#post10750872

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    Here is a link to Danielle's new FB page. The old link doesn't work anymore.

    https://www.facebook.com/DanielleBer...ks?ref=profile
    FOUR YEARS IS 1460 DAYS TOO LONG!!
    SOMEBODY SOMEWHERE KNOWS SOMETHING! SPEAK UP!
    STEPHANIE ANNE WARNER, 43, RUCH, OREGON

    MISSING & PRESUMED MURDERED July 4, 2013
    LENNIE AMES NAMED SUSPECT
    Anonymous Tips? Reward up to $1000
    Crime Stoppers of So. Oregon 800-850-0580

    DISCUSSION:http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...2#post10750872


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    Danielle where are you?? Seemingly very little news coverage, but there are people that do care...
    Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticize them, you're a mile away and you have their shoes.

    "When from a long distant past nothing persists, after the people are dead, after things are broken and scattered, still alone, more persistent, more faithful, the smell and taste of things remain poised a long, long time like souls, ready to remind us, waiting, hoping for their moment amid the ruins of all the rest, and bear unfaltering in the tiny and almost impalpable drop of their essence the vast structure of recollection."

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    Here is a link to a T-shirt fundraising page for Danielle. This has a detailed summary of the case so far from the family's point of view. It has to be considered rumor, but it has some interesting info. Apparently the same person was the last to see both Danielle and the other missing woman Sheila Franks. He is said to be a former highschool classmate of one of the deputies investigating. The family says that they have searched in dangerous places and found Danielle's bloody t-shirt. They are very frustrated with what they see as apathy on the part of LE. But they are not giving up.

    https://www.booster.com/findingdanie...61395666825977
    FOUR YEARS IS 1460 DAYS TOO LONG!!
    SOMEBODY SOMEWHERE KNOWS SOMETHING! SPEAK UP!
    STEPHANIE ANNE WARNER, 43, RUCH, OREGON

    MISSING & PRESUMED MURDERED July 4, 2013
    LENNIE AMES NAMED SUSPECT
    Anonymous Tips? Reward up to $1000
    Crime Stoppers of So. Oregon 800-850-0580

    DISCUSSION:http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...2#post10750872

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    I definitely understand her loved ones frustrations.. I mean to know that the person who gave Danielle a ride and was last person known to have been with her..to know that Danielle's belongings are still with this person, yet Danielle has not been seen or heard from since has got to be extremely upsetting and frustrating due to it not being enough for LE to pursue this individual..

    I can't even imagine the difficulty of the situation that her loved ones are forced to deal with at this time..and I really question LE claiming they can't pursue this lead with him being the last person known to be with the victim, IMO, most times is enough to warrant atleast getting the ball rolling investigating the individual. IDK, without he full story I guess its difficult to judge whether LE is doing all they can, or not..

    Definitely seems as though there is a lot going on in this particular area, and makes me think it may be very difficult to find anyone willing to talk if they do know anything, kwim?

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    Bumping for Danielle.

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    No news, but here is the link to Danielle's FB page again. The family posts regularly.

    https://www.facebook.com/DanielleBer...ks?ref=profile
    FOUR YEARS IS 1460 DAYS TOO LONG!!
    SOMEBODY SOMEWHERE KNOWS SOMETHING! SPEAK UP!
    STEPHANIE ANNE WARNER, 43, RUCH, OREGON

    MISSING & PRESUMED MURDERED July 4, 2013
    LENNIE AMES NAMED SUSPECT
    Anonymous Tips? Reward up to $1000
    Crime Stoppers of So. Oregon 800-850-0580

    DISCUSSION:http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...2#post10750872

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