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    A thought just ran through my mind. Was there more than one person who claimed to have seen the SUV and the olive skinned man enter the Hunter home? If not, I'd be checking out that witness very closely.
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    IIRC, there were a couple of neighbors who happened to see the man park the car and walk up to the front door. I'll have to go back and re-read to confirm but I'm fairly certain.

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    Found this floating around on my FB page.
    this is coming up on 2 years, still no leads, still no suspects. If we can pass around the the color of our bra's in a matter of days. I would ask that instead of posting a comment on this that you instead re post this to your wall. With that said please be diligent to your neighborhoods and never open the door if you... are not expecting someone. http://www.omaha.com/article/2009102...1/710259859See More

    Also a if you come across anymore ridiculous websites where people who have no time other than to speculate their conspiracy plots, Please pass this on the police so they can monitor them for information
    Thought it is great that people are still keeping the story out there...The second comment gave me a chuckle. I am sure some people would define WS as one of those places...*raised eyebrows* So, c'mon people...quit tossing around speculation and conspiracy plots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheMeaningOfItAll View Post
    Found this floating around on my FB page.
    Thought it is great that people are still keeping the story out there...The second comment gave me a chuckle. I am sure some people would define WS as one of those places...*raised eyebrows* So, c'mon people...quit tossing around speculation and conspiracy plots.
    Appreciate your point, however my main concern is to keep interest in this case alive. If we have to put up with some conspiracy plots and speculation, so be it.
    Saturday will be the two year anniversary of this crime. The killer or killers are still out there somewhere. This appears to have been without motive, but I think there was one. Let's hope that someone in LE doesn't decide to let a killer go free to protect the good name of Creighton or maybe of one of the families.
    'Never stop fighting..never give up'

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    Quote Originally Posted by YellowDog View Post
    A thought just ran through my mind. Was there more than one person who claimed to have seen the SUV and the olive skinned man enter the Hunter home? If not, I'd be checking out that witness very closely.
    http://www.ketv.com/news/18726316/detail.html

    Dr. William Hunter states in this interview that they aren't certain who answered the door. Also, two different witnesses saw the olive skinned man.

    Hope this helps answer some questions.

    wm
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheMeaningOfItAll View Post
    Found this floating around on my FB page.
    Thought it is great that people are still keeping the story out there...The second comment gave me a chuckle. I am sure some people would define WS as one of those places...*raised eyebrows* So, c'mon people...quit tossing around speculation and conspiracy plots.
    I tried the link and received an error message....page not found.

    I think LEA's across the country monitor sites like WS and use them as a tool in fact gathering and theories. Just recently, WS owner Tricia Griffith received thanks to sleuths from 2 different LEA's in helping solve two separate cases. One was the Abraham Shakespeare case in Florida and I can't remember the other one.

    Our LEA's in this country are mostly underpaid, understaffed and over worked. Surely they monitor the internet and the 'free' resources available to them.

    This is all JMO though.

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    I wanted to say that my thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of Shirlee Sherman and Tom Hunter. May God heal your heavy hearts and loneliness from missing your loved one. This time of year must be especially difficult for you.

    I'm also remembering OPD in my thoughts and prayers. May they find and arrest the 'messed up person' responsible for carrying out these senseless murders.

    I hope this sounds ok as conveying my sentimental thoughts in the written word is not my forte. I didn't want the two year date to go by without acknowledging it and sending condolences to the family members who read here.

    Respectfully,

    wm
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    This was a very shocking murderer and I an sure the Police in Omaha have been under a great deal of pressure to solve it. Unfortuately, this was probably either a "wrong target" situation of the perp was mentally deranged, without a "discernible" motive. Without any foresnsic evidence, there is nothing to lead them to the perp. They may get lucky some day and the perp will get caught in a similar crime, talk to someone or otherwise mess up, but they may never be able to "solve" the crime.

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    I also want to put in a word here as we are at the second anniversary. Back when this thread was first started some of us assumed that this case would have been solved by now. Sadly we were mistaken.
    I want to let Shirlee's son Jeff and others who have become however slightly a part of our family on this thread know that our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. My thoughts and prayers also go out to the Hunter family. I cannot begin to imagine what they must relive at this time.
    Also since I believe that OPD follows this thread, our support and best wishes to all of you. Sometimes the frustration we have felt may have led us to be too critical of your efforts in this case. Our prayers for your success in this case.
    Wasn't it Ghandi that said that evil never triumphs? It may appear to win sometimes but in the end it never does. Something to ponder.
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    OPD now saying may be computer related

    News article from KETV from yesterday:

    Two years after Shirlee Sherman, 57, and Thomas Hunter, 11, were found dead in a Dundee home, one of the lead investigators is speaking for the first time about the case.
    "You want to say to be patient, but how could I ask a family to be patient that went through something like this," said Omaha homicide detective Sgt. Ken Kanger.
    He said he's been impatient himself, trying to crack one of the city's toughest homicide cases.
    Dr. William Hunter came home from work at Creighton University Medical Center on March 13, 2008, and found his son, Thomas, and Sherman, his 57-year-old housekeeper, dead.
    Kanger said in the two years that followed, there have been hundreds of leads, but no arrests.
    "The information is out there. There are still leads that we're continuing to follow up on," he said.

    He said detectives are also looking into something they've not publicly discussed before. He said the killings could be tied to activity on the Internet.
    "We've looked into the computer background regarding the computers at the Hunters' house and Thomas's access to computers and chat rooms," Kanger said. "That leads us to a whole other arena."
    He said it's possible Thomas Hunter may have chatted with his killer, or someone connected to his killer, online.

    "That's one of the things that we're concentrating some of our efforts now, just to find out if Thomas was in different chat rooms communicating with people, who it was he was communicating with and what those communications were like," Kanger said.
    He said chat rooms are only one aspect of the investigation. He said detectives are also looking for a silver crossover-type SUV, possibly a Honda CRV, which was seen in the area that day. The vehicle may have had out-of-state plates, witnesses said.
    Police had issued a composite sketch of a man they considered suspicious. The description of the man said he was between 20 and 30 years old, had olive skin, wore a dark suit and carried a satchel over his shoulder. Kanger said the sketch is not something they're keying on now.
    "I wouldn't say that we're backing off," he said. "The best way I can describe that is that it's a risk/reward."
    He said the reward of putting out the general drawing right away help people starting thinking about that person immediately. The risk, he said, is that over time, people focus solely on the sketch.
    Kanger said the detectives are looking into the backgrounds of the victims and their families. Both of Thomas Hunter's parents are doctors at Creighton University Medical Center. Sherman has a number of loved ones in the Omaha area.
    He said sometimes examining those background can help provide clues why someone would do it.
    "We found a lot. I don't want to say we haven't found anything, but again, you're talking two victims, you're talking a lot of different avenues where we have to look to try to find the answer to what happened," Kanger said.
    He said the police will find answers, and he wants the victims' families and neighbors to know that the case isn't cold.
    "We're going to devote as much time and effort and resources as we can to try and find out exactly what happened here and hold somebody accountable," he said.
    Crime Stoppers has offered a $50,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in the case.
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    Thank you for the update, Snick.



    I'm relieved that LE sound hopeful that they will capture the perp.

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    Also, when some of you mentioned earlier in the thread that you figured that it probably had something to do with Thomas and his computer useage, I have to admit I was sceptical. Obviously I have a lot to learn from all of you when it comes to sleuthing!! You guys are terrific (as usual)!!

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    Thanks for sharing this article Snick. It is good to hear a statement from LE that sounds positive and hopeful. Can you imagine how long it must take to investigate computer forensics? At least we know there is 'forward motion' going on in the case. I wish all the best to the families and to LE in solving this horrible crime.

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    The article Snick posted said "Crime Stoppers has offered a $50,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in the case."

    I'm confused. I though Shirley's son said that her family had put up the reward money.
    Does anyone know what the total amount is now and who put up the money?
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    They need to plaster the news with the "guy at the door" picture. Right now it sounds like it's all they have and they aren't using it. The longer it is before they show it, the less people will connect him to crime. What are the odds he isn't the killer?? Two different people saw him at the door around the time of the murders. Show the picture. As for the internet connection ... what took so long? That should have been looked at long before now.

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