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    IA - Jesse Patchin, 20, Floyd County, 1 Oct 2005

    Mike McGuire never met Jesse Patchin. Never visited the former Waterloo West student's home. Never watched the young man perform in show choir or marching band.

    But the way Patchin apparently died bothers McGuire.

    Authorities believe James Raymond, 24, murdered Patchin over a drug deal in October. They have searched again and again for his remains without success.

    "I thought it was strange they could charge some guy with murder without having a body," McGuire said.

    Like many people, McGuire wonders where the 20-year-old's body lies. And he wants Patchin to have a proper burial. The father of three daughters, McGuire can imagine the pain of losing a child.

    As someone who wants help, McGuire, 64, also searches for Patchin using a skill he claims often unlocks the unknown.

    Since childhood, he has been a dowser --- someone who maintains they can plug into an energy source for guidance. The technique dates to biblical times, and thousands of people continue to use dowsing, also called water witching. They maintain they can locate lost objects and natural resources, such as underground water.

    McGuire, a retired respiratory therapist, got out a map in his home in Iowa City and held a crystal over Waterloo. Then asked: Where is Jesse Patchin? Where is Jesse Patchin?

    He was shown the way by a blue string dangling from to the rock, held by a snip of tape. From Waterloo, the strand traveled south and then west on U.S. Highway 20. Past Dike to Fern.

    That is where McGuire feels Patchin will be found.
    http://www.wcfcourier.com/articles/2...c600175d06.txt

    Nearly 50 volunteers, on foot and using all-terrain vehicles, searched muddy fields and drainage ditches in vain Saturday, looking for the body of Jesse Patchin of Waterloo.

    Patchin, 20, has been missing since Oct. 1. Authorities believe he was murdered somewhere in Floyd County. Patchin's brother-in-law, Blaine Buenger of Norwalk, organized Saturday's search with the approval of law enforcement.

    "We told the sheriff's office what we were going to do," said April Buenger, Blaine's wife. "We said, 'If you think this is way off whack, we hope you'd tell us.' They didn't tell us not to do it," she said.
    http://www.wcfcourier.com/articles/2...bf00152524.txt
    Just when I think that I have seen the most depraved things a human can do to another human, somebody posts a new story...........

    Why is it that when a custodial parent fails to provide for a child it is called neglect and is a criminal matter. But when a non custodial parent fails to provide it is called failure to support and is a civil matter?


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    I wonder if the family and friends are going to do anymore searches around that area. I don't blame them for going there to search. When you have a missing loved one you are inclined to jump on anything that might help. You can't lose anything unless the person wants money before telling you what they think. It would be great if the person was right and the body was found in that area. Every family deserves to be able to lay their loved one to rest.

    Did the guy that is now in prison for the murder plead guilty or not guilty? If he plead guilty why won't he tell them where the body is? I guess I mistakingly believe that killers would understand the pain of the families that they have affected. In reality that isn't usually the case. They are to empty to care about anyone but themselves. I hope this young man is found soon.

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    Witness Upgraded to Suspect in Waterloo Man's Murder

    Charles City, December 30th, 2005 (AP) -- Investigators say a man believed to be a witness to the slaying of a missing Waterloo man has become a primary suspect in the case. Court records allege that Charles L. Gallmeyer, of Lime Springs, was involved in the slaying of Jesse W. Patchin on October 1st at a mobile home a few miles west of Nashua in Floyd County.

    More: http://www.whotv.com/Global/story.as...01729&nav=LotJ
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    Court records allege that Charles L. Gallmeyer, of Lime Springs, was involved in the slaying of Jesse W. Patchin on Oct. 1 at a mobile home a few miles west of Nashua in Floyd County.

    Gallmeyer's nephew, James D. Raymond, of Clarksville, was charged with first-degree murder in connection with the death Patchin, after the two argued over a drug transaction.

    Raymond has pleaded not guilty. He is in the Black Hawk County Jail.

    Court records indicate that the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation said it found the blood stains of several men in the car Gallmeyer was using. The DCI seeks to obtain a DNA swab from Gallmeyer and other evidence.
    http://www.kcci.com/news/5737047/detail.html
    Just when I think that I have seen the most depraved things a human can do to another human, somebody posts a new story...........

    Why is it that when a custodial parent fails to provide for a child it is called neglect and is a criminal matter. But when a non custodial parent fails to provide it is called failure to support and is a civil matter?


    "Just when the caterpillar thought its world was over, it became a butterfly" ~ Michelle Knight

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    Officials Find Body; Believed To Be Missing Waterloo Man

    Friday, January 20, 2006

    (Floyd County - KCRG) -- A missing man's body is beleived to be found in Floyd County. The Floyd County Attorney's Office says a tip in the Jesse Patchin murder case led them to a rural Floyd County location. 20-year-old Patchin disappeared in October.

    Two men were already charged in connection with Patchin's death. The Floyd County Attorney's Office says there will be an autopsy to confirm the identity of the body.

    http://www.kcrg.com/article.aspx?art...285&cat_id=123

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    Floyd County authorities on Friday said they have found the body of a Waterloo man believed to have been slain last fall in an argument over drugs.

    Jesse W. Patchin, 20, disappeared in October. James D. Raymond, 25, of Clarksville was charged with first-degree murder even though the alleged victim had not been found.

    Raymond's trial is scheduled for March 14.

    Prosecutors say Raymond killed Patchin at a mobile home near Nashua on Oct. 1 after the two men argued over a transaction that involved an undisclosed illegal drug.

    Floyd County Attorney Marilyn Dettmer said the body believed to be Patchin's was found about noon in a rural area. She said deputies were led to the victim by a tipster, but she declined elaborate or provide details on the condition of the body.


    http://www.desmoinesregister.com/app.../60120005/1001

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    From October 2006:

    http://globegazette.com/news/local/d...4e3827cbc.html

    Patchin had been smoking meth with Raymond, Gallmeyer and several other people at a mobile home... near Nashua prior to an argument. In the early hours of Oct. 1, Patchin called his roommate, Bo Butler, asking him to drive to Charles City from Waterloo to pick him up. He was tired of being up there and wanted to leave...

    Gallmeyer said he was told on the way back that Patchin had left the trailer and begun walking on foot down a gravel road. He and Raymond found Patchin not far from the trailer. Raymond told Patchin to get in the car. They drove around for a while, eventually ending up in a grassy field, Gallmeyer testified.

    Then, Raymond and Patchin got out of the car. Raymond pulled out a circular-shaped knife and stabbed Patchin in the neck and “told him he wouldn’t make him look like a fool in fornt of his uncle again,” said Gallmeyer. That’s when Gallmeyer said he “lost his head” and ran around the car to Patchin with his own knife drawn.
    From January 2007:

    http://www.kcrg.com/news/local/5414311.html

    A man charged in the 2005 death of a Waterloo man whose body wasn't found for months has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.

    Charles Gallmeyer, 56, of Charles City pleaded guilty to willful injury for his role in the death of Jesse Patchin...

    Raymond was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison.



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