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    MO - Hailey Owens, 10, Springfield, 18 Feb 2014 - #3



    Police find dead body thought to be missing Mo. girl, 10
    By Crimesider Staff CBS News
    February 19, 2014, 1:43 PM - UPDATED Feb. 19, 2014 1:43 p.m. EST

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. Springfield police say a body thought to be that of a missing 10-year-old girl has been found in southwest Missouri. Police Chief Springfield Police Chief Paul Williams says search crews found a body they believe is Hailey Owens inside a suspect's Springfield home on Wednesday.

    Authorities arrested 45-year-old Craig Michael Wood in connection with the abduction and death of the girl on Tuesday, CBS affiliate KOLR reports. Wood, a coach and teacher's aide at a school for students in kindergarten through eighth grade, is jailed on suspicion of first-degree murder. (continued at the link)
    Timeline of events in Hailey Owens case
    Posted: Feb 19, 2014 12:09 PM CST Updated: Feb 19, 2014 12:14 PM CST
    By Chris Oberholtz, Multimedia Produce
    SPRINGFIELD, MO (KCTV/AP) - A grade school coach has been jailed on suspicion of first-degree murder in the abduction and death of a 10-year-old Springfield girl...

    Here is a timeline of events in the case.

    4:48 p.m. Tuesday - Springfield police responded to the 3200 block of West Lombard Street in reference to a reported child abduction.
    Hailey was walking to a friend's home in Springfield. Witnesses told investigators that a man in a gold, 2008 Ford Ranger drove down the street several times before abducting the child. (continued at the link)
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    Hatley = PD
    Patterson = Pros atty (who is not mentioned by title anywhere in the article, just quoted using last name and we are just supposed to know already I guess, sigh)
    Meyers = Asst Pros
    IMhof = current judge assigned
    Deputy ME = Van De Berg (poorly written there btw described as Deputy Greene County Medical Examiner rather than Green County Deputy Medical Examiner)
    Woods = perp
    Hailey Owens = victim
    Police Dept spokesman = Lisa Cox
    Gary Tew = principal at Hailey's school (Westport Elementary
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    In regard to CMW's trust fund. Let me play devil's advocate. Let's say he has full access to his $1M trust fund. And gets his attorneys, DNA specialists, Mental Health specialists, you name it. How long do you think it would take to eat that up? Not long. He'll run out of money. When he's convicted he'll come back on appeal and say it was because he couldn't afford to keep up with prosecutions might. And get one. Who wants that? And who ends up with the $1M? A bunch of attorneys that charged retail.

    I say let the trust alone. The house is in all the family names. The crime happened there. Let Hailey's family sue (the family) in civil court for wrongful death and let the dollars fall closer to where they should. JMO
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    This case makes me think of the David Westerfield case- older man, no prior known history of crimes against children or violent crimes - and then commits a brutal abduction and murder of a child.

    While older first time offenders are undoubtedly rare, I wonder how many are really out there. I haven't come across much writing on that topic. If anyone has any info, I'd be interested in reading it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jinkasaurus View Post
    This case makes me think of the David Westerfield case- older man, no prior known history of crimes against children or violent crimes - and then commits a brutal abduction and murder of a child.

    While older first time offenders are undoubtedly rare, I wonder how many are really out there. I haven't come across much writing on that topic. If anyone has any info, I'd be interested in reading it.
    There are some interesting statistics in this article. While it doesn't discuss age and first time offenses, I think the information is interesting.

    https://www.ncjrs.gov/html/ojjdp/nismart/03/ns4.html

    ETA: I'm having no luck finding information on age and first time offenses. There's got to be a study out there somewhere!
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    ~ ` In loving memory of Hailey Owens ` ~

    Hailey Owens' funeral service is today, Wednesday, 2/26/14, at 2 pm.

    It has been stated that Hailey's favorite colors were pink and purple.
    ~~~~~~~~
    In loving memory of Hailey Owens . . .




    Soar with the angels precious Hailey . . .


    You are safe in Heaven . . .

    ... In God's loving care and no one will ever hurt you again.

    Gone way before your time but you will never be forgotten!
    ~ ~ ~ Rest in peace precious Emma Thompson ~ ~ ~

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    IMO in regards to the trust fund that is being talked about, I think it is his parents will where he is named a beneficiary. I can see why his parents have hired an attorney, to protect their assets in this case. If they have it set up as a irrevocable or revocable trust they will probably get him off as a named beneficiary. As tragic as this is, his parents or any other named beneficiary's of their estate should not suffer in any way because of his actions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jo in Calif View Post
    IMO in regards to the trust fund that is being talked about, I think it is his parents will where he is named a beneficiary. I can see why his parents have hired an attorney, to protect their assets in this case. If they have it set up as a irrevocable or revocable trust they will probably get him off as a named beneficiary. As tragic as this is, his parents or any other named beneficiary's of their estate should not suffer in any way because of his actions.
    I know getting financial compensation for the death of Hailey will be the last think on the Owen's minds right now but if his parents part own the house would they not be partly liable if a crime happens there? Sorry if this has already been discussed.

    It was upsetting yesterday thinking this time last week this monster took Hailey. It must have been the worst week of Hailey's families lives and the nightmare will most likely never be over with a trial most likely happening in the years to come.

    I just wondered do you have a crime victims compensation fund in America where you get damages or the family of a victim gets damages when they are victims of a crime? We do in the UK but it is not a massive amount of money.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jinkasaurus View Post
    This case makes me think of the David Westerfield case- older man, no prior known history of crimes against children or violent crimes - and then commits a brutal abduction and murder of a child.

    While older first time offenders are undoubtedly rare, I wonder how many are really out there. I haven't come across much writing on that topic. If anyone has any info, I'd be interested in reading it.
    I just wanted to say your id Jinkasaurus made me laugh when I saw it I needed a laugh. I think it was Nancy Grace that said Jean's name like this it has been a while since I watched Nancy.
    The man in my avatar may have killed two innocent teenagers Abigail Williams and Liberty German. If you know who he is Please call the tip line. There is a reward of $250,000 - Tel- 844.459.5786 or email: abbyandlibbytip@cacoshrf.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by gregjrichards View Post
    I know getting financial compensation for the death of Hailey will be the last think on the Owen's minds right now but if his parents part own the house would they not be partly liable if a crime happens there? Sorry if this has already been discussed.



    It was upsetting yesterday thinking this time last week this monster took Hailey. It must have been the worst week of Hailey's families lives and the nightmare will most likely never be over with a trial most likely happening in the years to come.



    I just wondered do you have a crime victims compensation fund in America where you get damages or the family of a victim gets damages when they are victims of a crime? We do in the UK but it is not a massive amount of money.

    Yes, but like the UK it's not massive.


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    In regards to the Springfield 3, could CW at his age at the time take on 3 women? Be able to kill 3 women alone? Could he have known the guy that was a suspect at the time? Don't recall his name at this time? Yes I also read the rumor that they may have been buried below Cox hospital but I thought there was some sort of test done in the area and that it came back inconclusive (spelling may be wrong). But I agree that a 45 year old man does not go from acting normal 2 hours prior to her kidnapping and murder by just "snapping". He has to have some other "skeletons" in his closet before this day. And I have been wondering, when the police entered his home and discovered all the guns and photos/DVDS, did he never receive visitors that would have seen this stuff too and questioned him??

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    MO - Hailey Owens, 10, Springfield, 18 Feb 2014 #3

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    02/25/2014 Preliminary Hearing Scheduled
    Scheduled For: 04/23/2014; 1:15 PM ; JASON R BROWN; Greene

    Criminal Setting Scheduled
    Scheduled For: 03/19/2014; 9:00 AM ; JASON R BROWN; Greene

    Judge/Clerk - Note
    CASE RECEIVED IN DIV 22. 3/19 REMAINS. PRELIMINARY HEARING RESET TO 04-23-14 AT 1:15 PM. JRB/jlf
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    Quote Originally Posted by 4SAM View Post
    In regards to the Springfield 3, could CW at his age at the time take on 3 women? Be able to kill 3 women alone? Could he have known the guy that was a suspect at the time? Don't recall his name at this time? Yes I also read the rumor that they may have been buried below Cox hospital but I thought there was some sort of test done in the area and that it came back inconclusive (spelling may be wrong). But I agree that a 45 year old man does not go from acting normal 2 hours prior to her kidnapping and murder by just "snapping". He has to have some other "skeletons" in his closet before this day. And I have been wondering, when the police entered his home and discovered all the guns and photos/DVDS, did he never receive visitors that would have seen this stuff too and questioned him??
    CW was about 24 at the time, having started college in fall of 1986 (forgot when his birthdate was, sorry), with a delay in graduating due to the substance abuse program and time off from college. I think he'd have been old enough, though taking on three women for a first offense seems pretty bold. That's why I was wondering if he and Cox had maybe met up. Cox's conviction in Florida was for raping and strangling a 19-yr old girl in the late 1980s. Springfield was his "hometown" - so it's not unlikely that he knew CW (I'll look up their ages and check on possible school attendance connections, though I'm guessing he's at least a bit older than CW).

    In the interviews I've read with LE, they say they believe it could have been done by one man alone, in that no one has come forward with info to claim the rather substantial reward $ being offered. But at this point, it's all conjecture; they also admit it could have been by two men (some witness reports of 2 concrete workers driving around in a truck were also considered).

    Still, I'd be curious about tracking down the MSU and party-ing portion of CW's past--he described himself as quite the partier, which is what led to his alcoholism and his dropping out for the substance abuse program. It's not too long a stretch to think he could have been in attendance at MSU and area parties again once he returned to the trigger zone to finish his degree, and been acquainted with some of the folk at the two parties the girls attended that night in 1992, one several blocks south of the college. Even though it was technically a high school graduation party, a lot of these kids were friends and friends of each other's siblings, and the party scene would have overlapped with college-age kids--especially if those underage kids were interested in consuming alcohol. Suzie was described by witnesses as running with some 'dubious characters' and also as being somewhat inebriated that night.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PoirotryInMotion View Post
    CW was about 24 at the time, having started college in fall of 1986 (forgot when his birthdate was, sorry), with a delay in graduating due to the substance abuse program and time off from college. I think he'd have been old enough, though taking on three women for a first offense seems pretty bold. That's why I was wondering if he and Cox had maybe met up. Cox's conviction in Florida was for raping and strangling a 19-yr old girl in the late 1980s. Springfield was his "hometown" - so it's not unlikely that he knew CW (I'll look up their ages and check on possible school attendance connections, though I'm guessing he's at least a bit older than CW).

    In the interviews I've read with LE, they say they believe it could have been done by one man alone, in that no one has come forward with info to claim the rather substantial reward $ being offered. But at this point, it's all conjecture; they also admit it could have been by two men (some witness reports of 2 concrete workers driving around in a truck were also considered).

    Still, I'd be curious about tracking down the MSU and party-ing portion of CW's past--he described himself as quite the partier, which is what led to his alcoholism and his dropping out for the substance abuse program. It's not too long a stretch to think he could have been in attendance at MSU and area parties again once he returned to the trigger zone to finish his degree, and been acquainted with some of the folk at the two parties the girls attended that night in 1992, one several blocks south of the college. Even though it was technically a high school graduation party, a lot of these kids were friends and friends of each other's siblings, and the party scene would have overlapped with college-age kids--especially if those underage kids were interested in consuming alcohol. Suzie was described by witnesses as running with some 'dubious characters' and also as being somewhat inebriated that night.
    I still think and wonder about the Springfield 3. Would love to have an ending to that one.
    As for CMW I'm guessing it could be possible but feeling doubtful.

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