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    FL - Robert Medley, 28, St Petersburg, 30 March 2014

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    Family looking for missing Tampa man last seen in St. Petersburg -

    Robert Medley has been missing since Sunday night and was last seen at the Gateway Bar on Gandy Blvd, being chased down the beach.
    http://www.baynews9.com/content/news...tampa_man.html
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    Being chased down the beach!
    Now why didn't they tell us who and why?

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    Lots of comments on Bay News 9 Facebook post of the same article.

    https://www.facebook.com/bn9fans/pos...54041970110192

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    Well I would bet LE talked to the people running and drinking at the bar that night, and have some idea of what happened and by whom.
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    I need to echo this comment.."Why would the Police wait 72 hours when it was reported he was being chased?"
    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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    Robert Medley Missing
    This is posted on Fox 13 - myfoxtampabay Facebook.
    https://scontent-b-dfw.xx.fbcdn.net/...62972496_n.jpg
    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...type=1&theater
    https://www.facebook.com/FOX13TampaBay
    From his missing poster:
    "Rob was last seen running away from The Getaway Beach Bar, heading East, at approximately 9:00 pm. He was being chased by two of the bar staff who were the only two people interviewed by police. Their stories conflict with eye witness statements. Rob has not been seen/heard from since."

    The FB link to his support group is on that poster:
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/helpfindrobmedley/

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    http://www.tampabay.com/news/publics...pa-bay/2173743
    Tampa Police are investigating a man's death after his body was found floating in Old Tampa Bay Saturday morning.
    A poster in Robert's support group posted this was him and then more recently posted this has not been identified as him but condolences are being posted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by los2188 View Post
    I need to echo this comment.."Why would the Police wait 72 hours when it was reported he was being chased?"
    Ugh! No kidding!

    And by water!

    Drinking / water / males (especially, it often seems) SO not a good combo as we know...how does LE not also know that trend and take it more seriously...especially if someone's being chased?!

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    Vigil held for missing Tampa man -

    Pinellas County, Florida -- Family and friends of man who has been missing for days gathered tonight.

    Robert Medley went missing on March 30 a little after 9:00 p.m. He was last seen running away from "The Getaway Beach Bar" and he was being chased by two of the staff members whose stories are conflicting.
    http://www.wtsp.com/story/news/local...edley/7386447/
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    Wish they'd expound on what "conflicting" means to them... WHY they were chasing him? If they were actually even chasing him? Was it about which way he went? Etc.

    Is it really some sort of "rite of passage" or inside joke thing with the bar - I mean, 2 employees from a place called "Getaway"...and that's apparently what Robert was trying to do (for whatever reason they were chasing him).

    I'm sure it's just ironic, but...


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    Is this new or did I just miss it earlier?

    Robert Medley, 28, spent last Sunday night at the Getaway Beach Bar on Gandy Boulevard until he got into a fight and disappeared.
    There was a fight?

    I wonder then if the conflicting statements w/ the employees is whether or not they were even chasing him.

    B/c both the above and the below seem to infer the employees weren't chasing him

    Family members say Medley was with his girlfriend and friends at the bar when a fight broke out with another person at the bar.

    Employees say Robert took off running down the beach and Medley’s family hasn't heard from him since.
    If that's the case, maybe what the earlier articles were just not spelling out (or didn't know at the time) that the conflict was really between the stories of his friends vs. the employees? (As in whether or not they ran him off or chased him or whatnot)

    http://www.baynews9.com/content/news...man_gandy.html

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    Family saying he's dead

    They say they've learned the awful news that they'll never see their loved one again.
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    At the vigil, the victim's grandfather said, "He was out in a choke hold from behind, he was hit in the head with a beer bottle, and then he let go. Rob took off."

    They say there is no hope whatsoever that he is alive.
    Interesting the family is sure it's him that was found and LE isn't saying it is yet.

    The family is calling for a criminal investigation, although officials have not linked the body with Medley's disappearance.
    So who the heck have they learned he's dead from?

    They say while Medley may have had troubles with alcohol or the law, he was a good person. His cousin described him as someone who was "a good guy, fun, loved his family, enjoyed his friends."
    Wonder if family thinks his past is why they seem to feel LE wasn't taking this seriously enough?

    This is utterly bizarre.

    Management at the Getaway say they are cooperating with the family, but police have not been in touch with them. They send their condolences.
    The management is talking to the family...and police have NOT talked to management?! Is everyone else just working this all out b/c they don't feel like LE is doing anything? Super weird...

    It seems like LE isn't talking to anyone. Family or the management, no?

    And "they send their condolences?!" What the heck?????

    Either this is one VERY poorly written article or one VERY poorly handled case.

    LE not confirming it's his body - though timeline fits and supposedly the tattoos do also. And yet not confirming it's him but they'll send their condolences?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TravelingBug View Post
    Family saying he's dead



    And:



    Interesting the family is sure it's him that was found and LE isn't saying it is yet.



    So who the heck have they learned he's dead from?



    Wonder if family thinks his past is why they seem to feel LE wasn't taking this seriously enough?

    This is utterly bizarre.



    The management is talking to the family...and police have NOT talked to management?! Is everyone else just working this all out b/c they don't feel like LE is doing anything? Super weird...

    It seems like LE isn't talking to anyone. Family or the management, no?

    And "they send their condolences?!" What the heck?????

    Either this is one VERY poorly written article or one VERY poorly handled case.

    LE not confirming it's his body - though timeline fits and supposedly the tattoos do also. And yet not confirming it's him but they'll send their condolences?!
    condolences are being sent by the bar not LE. Honestly I am not impressed with LE at all in this case. It is an outrage they wouldn't have been searching heavily no matter his past when he goes missing after being chased.
    imo

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    Body found in Tampa Bay identified
    http://tbo.com/news/crime/body-found...fied-20140408/

    Body found in Tampa Bay identified as man missing from bar
    http://www.baynews9.com/content/news...in_tampa_.html
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