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    NY - Stacy-Ann Sappleton, Canadian, 26, Queens, 10 May 2004

    I find this to be a very strange case, that is just evolving in the news.

    Here is a link to news on Stacy-Ann Sappleton, 26, of Tecumseh, Ontario, found dead.

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/4954066/

    Anyone reading here from Canada or NY, comments or followups on the news from your area of the world.

    She never told her mom she was going to NY to visit her inlaws. The fiance was still in Canada, why did he not go with her? The cab she took to the house must have identified her clothing, the cab driver got her to the 'potential new in-laws front door', BUT the in-laws never saw her.

    Big duhs going around in my mind, screwy.
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    Whoa! Now that is strange and mysterious case!

    I feel weird about this, too, Camper! If she made it to the door of her in-law's home, did they see her? I'm baffled!


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    Quote Originally Posted by ThoughtFox
    Whoa! Now that is strange and mysterious case!

    I feel weird about this, too, Camper! If she made it to the door of her in-law's home, did they see her? I'm baffled!

    I think the in-laws were at work, and left the front door unlocked so she could let herself in. No one was home except the groom-to-be's brother, who was sleeping in the basement. Supposedly the mother-in-law and the girl had an appointment that afternoon to meet with a photographer and look at the hall for the wedding. I will look for a link with more info when I get back from picking up kids.

    I'm wondering if maybe she startled the brother sleeping in the basement, he thought she was an intruder and shot her? Maybe he just doesn't want to admit what happened yet.

    Just my speculation.

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    Good Theory Juliana. Or maybe the fiance's brother made advances toward her and she resisted firmly or insulted him. Maybe fiance's brother is psycho and family never knew.

    Here is something interesting found on the same page as the story Camper linked. Maybe a weird coincidence... or maybe a Son-of-Sam type killer who hides near dumpsters??

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/4961683/

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    Interesting

    I am wondering what time of day she arrived, IF IF brother was still sleeping! He could just work a night shift and arrived in early am to sleep or, hmmm.

    You could be right Babcat, sounds like not a good plan to be around trash dumpsters in the wee hours.

    Wonder how they cleared the cab driver? Also wonder how much cash she may have had with her, grasping at straws here.
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    It certainly will be interesting to see how this unfolds.

    Where are her clothes, purse, and luggage?

    Did she make it inside the house?

    Cab driver probably called in and took another fare right after. That may be how he was cleared.

    It is strange that she went to work on her wedding plans and didn't tell her mother.
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    Wish we

    could find some New Yorkers to keep us posted on this case.

    Great thoughts joanie 10.
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    Camper...

    That's an absolutely precious signature. Too too cute!

    How is that Kyle doing?

    How close is Queens to the Bronx where the garbage worker was shot? I don't know the distances or layout of NYC very well at all. I wonder if the same type of gun (caliber etc.) was used. It's really suspicious that her clothes were missing. That doesn't sound much like a Son-of Sam type. It sounds more like a sexually based crime. I'm leaning more toward the fiance's brother on this one if the police are certain the cab driver is clear. The driver drops her off at the home... not just at the corner of the block as I read it. And no one was home but brother. It isn't looking good for brother unless he's been fully cooperative, given blood sample, taken polygraph etc. If he has done all those things and he is looking clear... super weird case for sure. My next focus would be a very near neighbor to the fiance's parents who may have been "helpful" in appearance... "Come on inside. You can wait here. I'm sure they will be home soon." That kind of thing.

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    Hmmm

    Kyle is gorgeous, walking like a champ, approximately 30 word vocabulary. Still has lots of hair, and a 'little boy haircut' one year old now!

    I am wondering if someone monitors the cab calls, and picks on people coming from the airport, with money travelers checks etc.? I am still interested in what time of day she came in, if brother was sleepin, was it really early am before the streets started bustling?

    Posted by Juliana "I think the in-laws were at work, and left the front door unlocked so she could let herself in. Was this info in the link, I am feeling too lazy to look right this minute?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Juliana
    I think the in-laws were at work, and left the front door unlocked so she could let herself in. No one was home except the groom-to-be's brother, who was sleeping in the basement.
    I was thinking maybe they were at work, and the door was locked. No one answered, and she wandered...next door, across the street, down the block, somewhere to find a phone, perhaps, and ended up in the wrong place at the wrong time.

    Or maybe it really was the cab driver....and they are trying to make him think he is clear so he'll make a mistake...
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    updates for Camper

    http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crim...p-167321c.html

    "Blair told cops Sappleton had never been to Queens before, but police found evidence that she had lived in Hollis in the past. Detectives were investigating a series of short airline trips she took, as well as repeated phone calls to someone in Detroit, police sources said. "

    http://www.nypost.com/news/regionalnews/20981.htm

    "With the exception of the monster who beat and shot her and dumped her bloody body in the garbage, a witness police are talking to was probably the last person to see Stacy-Ann Sappleton alive. "


    http://www.zwire.com/site/news.cfm?n...d=152368&rfi=6

    This one has a photo of the future in-laws' home.

    " Detective Kathleen Kearns, of the Queens South Detective Bureau, said it appeared the woman had been dead for less than 24 hours, raising speculation that she may have been held captive for two days. "

    http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/Canada/2...456851-cp.html

    "Sappleton's mother, Marcia Thomas of Toronto, flew to New York when she learned her daughter was missing. She said Tuesday that her daughter had made three calls Friday after speaking with Blair - one to her home voice mail, one to her office voice mail and one to a cousin in New York, suggesting that she was safe for at least a time after getting out of the cab. "
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    Thank you Newswolf!!

    I am wondering if LE brought in some bloodhounds? Surely NYPD has bloodhounds available. IF she made it into the house at all they would know, or be able to track her somewhere!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    If they did not, shame on LE.

    I was taken by the future grooms response when trying to get him to give more information, he said, 'no comment', hmmm. Yet in other articles he did give substantial information.

    In looking at all of the links, sure sounds like they have their fair share of loonies in NYC.

    Here is another link Newswolf sent to me, map of Queens.
    http://www.queenschronicle.com/
    Color coded, and have not taken the time to investigate Queens area.

    Thank you so much Newswolf.

    Bring in the bloodhounds!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    - Police are investigating the possibility that a Canadian woman abducted and slain while en route to visit her future inlaws may have been dropped off by a cab on the wrong block, The New York Times reports.
    http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/Canada/2...459768-cp.html

    interesting

    Did taxi error lead to killing?

    VICTIM MAY HAVE LEFT CAB ON WRONG BLOCK
    http://www.canoe.ca/NewsStand/Toront...15/460237.html
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    You're welcome Camper!

    Mushyb, your find made me go register at the NYT. I'll snip but you do have to register to read there.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2004/05/14/ny...vpUG3/LvX28Wug

    "The body of the woman, Stacy-Ann Sappleton, 26, showed signs of a fierce struggle with an attacker, the official said.
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    "The taxi driver told investigators that he had dropped her right in front of the house, where the front door had been left unlocked for her, the police said. But Ms. Blair said the police had taken the driver to the correct block and asked him if he had been there, instead of letting him lead the way to the place where he had dropped off his passenger"
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    "But Marcia Thomas, Ms. Sappleton's mother, was dubious. "If he had dropped her off at the wrong place, wouldn't she have called Damion back?" she asked. She said detectives had told her that Ms. Sappleton got off the phone with him at 9:18 a.m., and her final known call was made at 9:50 a.m.
    Ms. Sappleton visited the house half a dozen times before, but never alone, the family said."
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    I am going to

    post a question for Midnight. IF bloodhounds were used it could be determined if Stacy-Ann actually got to the correct front door.

    Then IF IF the dog goes to the 'correct' door, then open the door, if the dog goes into the home, is this allowed 'without' a search warrant, to see where and what the dog finds?

    ==================<><Here is the question as I posed it to Midnight

    "Midnight

    I am interested in a case in the Crimes in the News forum, my thread is 'Canadian Bride to be/Dead'

    Here is my question:

    IF IF a bloodhound tracks the victim, and the dog goes to the 'correct' door of the home near where she was dropped off, and the front door is opened, if the dog goes into the home through that opened door, is this allowed 'without' a search warrant, to see where and what the dog finds?

    OR if the dog energetically goes into the home, is it at that point that a search warrant must be obtained?

    IF NYC police did not or are not using a bloodhound, they are nuts in this case."
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