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    MI - Travis Lane, 21, Kalamazoo, 14 January 2004

    Police worked through the night probing a wooded area behind a South Westnedge business where the body of a young man was found Saturday evening.
    http://www.mlive.com/news/kzgazette/...5262141100.xml

    Police asking for help to solve murder
    http://www.woodtv.com/Global/story.a...9&nav=0RceKGYk

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    An unidentified and mutilated male body was discovered in a wooded area in the 3300 block of South Westnedge Avenue on Saturday, marking the first homicide of 2004 in Kalamazoo.
    http://www.westernherald.com/vnews/d.../400c926225979

    Police in Kalamazoo are searching for a killer at a bizarre murder scene. The brutalized body of a young man was found Saturday. Authorities say it might be the body of Travis Lane, who disappeared Wednesday. Now police are sending a message to the killer.
    http://fox17.trb.com/news/011804-wxm...,5680828.story

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    http://www.mlive.com/news/kzgazette/...1001245860.xml
    This is a classic:
    "Police are asking whoever is responsible for leaving a dismembered body in a wooded area off South Westnedge Avenue to call them at 337-8994, send e-mail to publicsafety@kalamazoocity.com or write to 150 E. Crosstown Parkway, Suite A, Kalamazoo, MI 49001"

    Yeah, right!
    Just the facts, Ma'am.

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    Unhappy

    the police should know that someone that did a crime like that sure ain't gonna step up to the plate. " yea just call us and we will talk" It sure is a sad world with all of these people disappearing and dieing. what a tragedy.

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    An examination by Sparrow Hospital officials of the dismembered body found Saturday in a wooded area near South Westnedge Avenue failed to provide any new details about the man's death
    http://www.mlive.com/news/kzgazette/...7486488590.xml

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    Cannot find cause of death in dismembered body? No cuts, lacerations, etc

    Ummm, what am I missing. If body is dismembered, maybe THAT'S the cause of death, no?

    http://www.mlive.com/news/kzgazette/...7486488590.xml

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    I suppose it could have been asphyxiation. If the head is missing, you might not see evidence of that. Obviously, the head, hands and, most likely, feet are missing, or they could have ID'd him by now.

    True, it could also have been due to someone chopping off his head. They haven't said how much blood was around where he was dumped, but they do say "dumped". Means he was killed somewhere else, and wherever that is, there would have been a lot of blood. I hope they do the house to house search, like they did in the Holly Jones case in Canada. That really worked in that case.
    Just the facts, Ma'am.

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    At the bottom of the page

    Police step up search efforts in murder case

    http://www.wwmt.com/localfull.shtml
    Just the facts, Ma'am.

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    The body that was found was ID'd last weds. as Travis Lane. The police are looking for Jeremy Russell also 21 who went to school with Travis. They believe Russell is trying to leave the country. They do know he registered Travis's jeep in Florida and is using Travis's ID. The body was dumped very close to an apt complex on Duke Street. Russell lived with his parents in their house on Duke right next to the entrance of the apts. Basically Russell dumped Travis in his own backyard.
    I live in kalamazoo I am just amazed that this kid had the nerve to dump a body where he did..it is a very public open area

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    Thank you for the report. Everything I have seen in the paper kept saying he had not been ID'd, and there there were no suspects. Was the police department trying to keep from scaring off the perp?

    Makes you wonder why. Was is an arguement that got out of hand? Was Russell in need of money and Travis said no? Was is a romantic thing between them gone sour? Or fighting over a girl? Just weird.

    Please let me know if you find out anything more. The stories where people disappear out of their houses are the ones I am most interested in. Gives me some ideas of how to safeguard my own.
    Just the facts, Ma'am.


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    I'll keep posting as more becomes available. If the police have any idea of what the motive was they aren't saying. Yesterday it was reported that Russell had been making inquiries about geting to Aruba. Travis's family was notified it was him on Weds. and it came out on the news Thurs morning. They said the suspect was identified by a latent fingerprint but didn't say where they foung the print. Could it have been lifted from the body? The body was frozen when found so it was a couple of days before they could do anything with it. It's so frustrating I live right here in town and can't get info. The police are being very stingy with it. I'll keep you posted.

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    Man sought in dismemberment murder case
    (photo of suspect and tag # for vehicle included)

    http://www.wwmt.com/engine.pl?statio...out_local.html

    Murder suspect is making a dash for Aruba, police believe

    http://www.wwmt.com/engine.pl?statio...out_local.html
    Making no mistakes is what establishes the certainty of victory, for it means conquering an enemy that is already defeated. -Sun Tzu

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hammerized
    Man sought in dismemberment murder case
    (photo of suspect and tag # for vehicle included)

    http://www.wwmt.com/engine.pl?statio...out_local.html

    Murder suspect is making a dash for Aruba, police believe

    http://www.wwmt.com/engine.pl?statio...out_local.html


    Jeremy Russell was arrested today in Aruba. I don't know how to do links but you can probably read the reports on the link in the above post.

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    Kalamazoo police confirm a man who identifies himself as the suspect in a grisly murder is behind bars in Aruba.
    http://www.woodtv.com/Global/story.a...9&nav=0RceKanI

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    Public safety officers discovered a human head and hands Thursday while combing a wooded area in which a dismembered body was found.
    http://www.mlive.com/newsflash/michi...3443283761.xml

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