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    TN - Manisha Kratochvil, 32, found strangled in her Antioch home, 2 March 2009

    http://tennessean.com/article/20090303/NEWS03/903030341

    The director of Southern Hills hospital's wound care center was found dead on Monday morning, in what Metro police believe was a homicide.

    The body of Manisha Kratochvil, 32, was found at 7:30 a.m. in a bedroom of her home on Sunnywood Drive in Antioch. Kratochvil's mother found her body after discovering the garage door standing open. There were no signs of forced entry.


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    It is a tragedy that this woman was murdered, but I still thank God that the kids were left physically unharmed.
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    http://www.newschannel5.com/Global/story.asp?S=9941819

    Snip from article above.

    "A woman's husband is talking after police opened a homicide investigation after someone killed Manisha Kratochvil inside her home Sunday night.

    Her husband says he was out of town, but the Antioch home was protected by a security alarm. John Kratochvil talked with Newschannel 5 reporter Mark Bellinger about a possible motive in the case.

    John Kratochvil thinks his wife's killer broke into his home to steal jewelry.

    "They got all of Manisha's jewelry, her Indian gold jewelry," he said.

    Manisha's mother found the upstairs master bedroom ransacked Monday morning. She also found Manisha's lifeless body in another upstairs bedroom that was locked.
    "My understanding is she was strangled. Even the kids, my daughter when we were talking to her about mommy being asleep forever she even said somebody slapped my mommy on the neck, choked her," said Kratochvil."

    Bolding by me-Did I read that right? Her body was found in a locked bedroom?

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    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/29493319/

    Snips from article above:

    "Her mother, who was staying at the home, found Kratochvil in a guest bedroom upstairs at about 7:30 a.m. Kratochvil sometimes slept in the bedroom when her husband was out of town."

    "Police said Kratochvil died from strangulation, and the case is being investigated as a homicide."

    "The woman's mother found the automatic garage door open Monday morning without signs of forced entry. Police said the home's alarm was still set.

    Kratochvil's husband said police told him that a back window's screen was damaged and that they found unlocked windows. The home's alarm system doesn't cover windows.

    "The only thing I can think of is maybe they came in through a back window and exited through the garage door," John said."

    "Police said the master bedroom had been ransacked and Kratochvil's jewelry was missing."

    I find it odd that or a huge coincidence that an intruder would know to enter through a window because the alarm system didnt' cover them. Another coincidence is that the jewlery taken was her wedding day jewlery and wasn't worn everyday. (in the article above). This sounds as if she were a target rather than someone searching for a house to break into randomly. At least at first glance it does.

    She was a very pretty woman. Prayers for her family and children.
    "Three things in human life are important: The first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; and the third is to be kind." ~ Henry James

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    I find this case strange as well. If stuff was stolen from the master bedroom, why would someone then seek out a person to kill, locking the bedroom door behind them, but leaving the children unharmed?

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    Definitely strange, and the husband seems a little suspicious. He gives a televised interview a day or two after the discovery? If I were in his shoes, I wouldn't be in the proper state of mind to give any interviews for a long time. Also, he drives to SC on Saturday to work on the old house? Why not leave Friday night to take advantage of the whole weekend? Instead, he left Saturday when the snowstorm was rolling in? Lastly, if I was notified my wife was found murdered I think I would be at the Spartanburg airport arranging for a flight -not driving 6 hours back to Nashville.

    The whole thing is suspicious.

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    I'm finding this husband very strange... like in the news interview how he pointed out that she had decorated their new home a few months and had so fun much fun doing it. I don't know, maybe just a coping mechanism -- but just seemed odd. Like he was trying too hard.

    And for that area, I just don't see this being some random jewerly thief scoping out her for her jewerly -- it all just seems really, really set up to me. I hope LE is checking out that husband.

    Prayers going up for all her friends, family and especially her 2 children that now will not grow up with their mother by their side. What a loss for them. Sad...

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    I also thought this was strange when I saw it on the local news. Something just doesn't sound right here.

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    I just watched a video of the husband at http://www.newschannel5.com/Global/story.asp?S=9941819 (on the right hand side)

    and his total lack of emotion regarding his wifes strangulation death is erking me. This guy reminds me of Perry March, blah. He seems very matter of fact & defensive -- pointing out the window with the screen; they missing jewerly; how he told his children... and he isn't wearing a wedding ring either. And this all just happened a few days ago!

    I hope her mother can give LE more info about their relationship, whether it was good or bad, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cakegirl View Post
    I just watched a video of the husband at http://www.newschannel5.com/Global/story.asp?S=9941819 (on the right hand side)

    and his total lack of emotion regarding his wifes strangulation death is erking me. This guy reminds me of Perry March, blah. He seems very matter of fact & defensive -- pointing out the window with the screen; they missing jewerly; how he told his children... and he isn't wearing a wedding ring either. And this all just happened a few days ago!

    I hope her mother can give LE more info about their relationship, whether it was good or bad, etc.
    I don't think he sounds unemotional at all. His eye are red, his voice didn't sound strong at all. He sounds like my husband, actually, not one to share his emotions easily. In all our years together, I've only ever seen him cry twice.

    It could be also, that the news reporters ASKED him to show them where the break in occurred, what was taken, etc. And the wedding ring....LOL....a lot of men don't wear one at all. My brother-in-law, for one.

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    I live very close to where this murder happened. First of all, I am very saddened by the loss of this obviously successful, beautiful mother of two. It was devastating to see the emotional pain her Mother & Sister were obviously enduring during the news interview.
    I have gotten info from some LE, that they are focusing exclusively on the husband. They just said so many things did not add up. I have to pass the home on my way out of the neighborhood. The home is being actively used by the husband. I don't know about you, but if my wife were brutally strangled, in my home...I would go nowhere near there! Not only because the crime occured there, but because emotionally I don't think I could go to the place where her life was so tragically taken.
    As for being worried about mine and the safety of my family. I don't feel there is a reason to be worried. I feel in my gut, he did it.
    I am wondering, did they do and autopsy? I am interested in knowing the time of death...does anyone know if this is public record?


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    My friend...violently taken.

    Hello, I am a friend of Manisha and I actually believe her husband has taken part in this. Like all your comments, there is something not right. Who gives an interview the very next day...I also believe that one of the news stations feel the same way. They flash into his hands, they focus into his car tag. Why would someone go out of their way to tell the world what the motives might be????

    Kimmycluts... your proximity to the house intrigues me...is there anything you know or think of? We are desprete for clues to catch the person and ideas or correlations, perspectives you might have may be interesting to us.

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    He reminds me of Drew Peterson. He's enjoying his 5 mins as armchair detective RIGHT AFTER HIS WIFE IS FOUND DEAD. It's like that case in NC where the husband went to "his parents" - is that Jason Young? Sure there's no one to verify you got to the "house" you were fixing up. Me thinks Freeway camera's or any camera in a public area will fry this guy as coming back after his initial "leave." I think she had some money...can someone confirm/deny?

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    She was a rising star in her work area but she was an ordinary girl. She wasn't wealthy or anything. She was an awesome friend and great mother. She loved her children very much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kimmycluts View Post
    I live very close to where this murder happened. First of all, I am very saddened by the loss of this obviously successful, beautiful mother of two. It was devastating to see the emotional pain her Mother & Sister were obviously enduring during the news interview.
    I have gotten info from some LE, that they are focusing exclusively on the husband. They just said so many things did not add up. I have to pass the home on my way out of the neighborhood. The home is being actively used by the husband. I don't know about you, but if my wife were brutally strangled, in my home...I would go nowhere near there! Not only because the crime occured there, but because emotionally I don't think I could go to the place where her life was so tragically taken.
    As for being worried about mine and the safety of my family. I don't feel there is a reason to be worried. I feel in my gut, he did it.
    I am wondering, did they do and autopsy? I am interested in knowing the time of death...does anyone know if this is public record?
    (bolded by me) Thank you Kimmycluts for giving your perspective. And welcome to websleuths!

    I just looked up info about autopsy reports for our state -- and per http://nashvillemedicalexaminer.com/, they are public record and copies can be requested in writing for a nominal fee as long as the case is not homicide. If it is homicide, then the District Attorney General has to give the written okay to release it. So, unless something is leaked to the public, we won't know.

    I'm surprised that we're not hearing more about this case. Since you live near the house, is the husband still there? I wonder if her mom is still living there too or if she has left? I bet she was very, very close to her grandchildren. Prayers going up again for them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wonderingwhy View Post
    Hello, I am a friend of Manisha and I actually believe her husband has taken part in this. Like all your comments, there is something not right. Who gives an interview the very next day...I also believe that one of the news stations feel the same way. They flash into his hands, they focus into his car tag. Why would someone go out of their way to tell the world what the motives might be????

    Kimmycluts... your proximity to the house intrigues me...is there anything you know or think of? We are desprete for clues to catch the person and ideas or correlations, perspectives you might have may be interesting to us.
    Welcome to websleuths wonderingwhy. Sorry you had to join us under these sad circumstances.

    I'd love to hear more from you since you knew Manisha. From what I've read, Manisha seemed very well liked, very smart, and a wonderful mother to her children (among many other good things). I'm wondering if her husband was jealous of her? Was he controlling? What would be his motive?? Was he afraid that she would leave him and take the children?

    I hope the police are getting all their ducks in a row for an arrest soon.

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