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  1. #16
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    Quote Originally Posted by ItzShea View Post
    That is an owner operator, I think. They have reefers. I have seen that company.
    Itís easy to get information about trucking companies online. The DOT has a website with all of the inspections and driversí information included. You know if they have Qualcomm or PeopleNet installed in those tractors, the court can required them to barf up what trucks were in a location at any given time. Qualcomm is accurate to within 5 feet. That company knows EXACTLY which truck that was.
    Qualcomm is satellites. They run out of San Diego.
    The DOT cops know this. The State Cops should know this.
    Which company is it?

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    Thanks for bringing it up even if it is creepy. You said the truck was a gold/white combo, can you recall if it was a brown wooden homemade shell or any other description?
    Choose Kindness

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    No. It was white, but boxy and homemade. Too big for the pickup even. Not smooth or aerodynamic like a bought one.
    It was on the shoulder 1/2 mile before the 207 mm. Which is a short distance from the 205 exit. It was a 70’s older pickup. With the inset panels, angular, chrome mirrors. The kind I like. Mustard or gold in bottom or top. That icky yellow they put out to accompany the Avocado Green of that time period.
    It looked like the driver was snoozing behind the wheel with a tiger striped blanket over his head. Which is what I told my company on the Quailcomm (which is what we call it!) I’m a blabber mouth.
    When I came back through westbound it was gone. But there was a State Cop hanging out at Golconda Summit. And I liked that a lot.

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    Thank you too! I am out here all the time.
    I look at drivers in their vehicles. (Sometimes it is an off duty cop in that car, so it pays to Drive Nice All The Time!)

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    Hi!
    I wanted to say that any information you need I will give you. It WAS an 70ís pickup truck.
    So, people move around. Nevada is cheap to live.
    I wonder about that poor old man every time I go thru there. And his dog Lucky. And Judith, that lady who disappeared at the McDonalds at the 106 mm? And they found her car on the opposite side of I-80 at the 205 exit?
    But Iím not a cop. I havenít even read much on what to look for for police work. I just notice A LOT of weird movement on the interstate.
    Listen, I have never taken a police course in my life, or been involved with drug trafficking. BUT, I could give an hour and a half speech on drug runners and the routes they take, how they behave and the vehicles and trailers/exterior containers they prefer. I watched the same pickup for a year, on the same road, with the same identical Load Of Junk he hauled, obviously a cover for drugs underneath, he just moved the junk around on top. Iím not trying to sound important, but if I can pick them out- why canít the cops?
    You know, they NEED TO put drug dogs outside at the scales.
    DRUG DOGS just walking around casually at random surprise scales.
    They NEED to install those X-ray panels they use in some scales near the Mexico border at random, undeclared sites.
    If you could do one thing, if you are a cop or anyone who has any sway in what the police decide, there is a lot of drug running in these big trucks. A LOT of gangs (like the crips and the bloods) own trucks - they own bunches of them, get secret compartments installed and make their money running drugs. I know a little about the area in L.A where the 15 and 10 come together.


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    Star Transport with a red offset star. I have two pictures of the company equipment. But I canít figure out how to put it up here.
    Dry vans from the south. OTR company.

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    Was there any life insurance money paid out in the Patrick Carnes case? Who was it paid out to?

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    I'm not sure what to think about this disappearance. The place is so expansive that you could take a thirty minute walk, lay down beside a bush and it's possible you would never be found. I don't know how well Mr. Carnes got around however. I'm also not convinced by his comment to the trooper that he had actually talked to the driver of the truck. I think I read somewhere he had driven trucks at some point and I'm thinking he could have recognized the trailer and made an educated guess as to the trucks destination. Foul play or otherwise it's strange his remains haven't been found.

    Here's the AM Dubya episode on Mr. Carnes.


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    Quote Originally Posted by LR1 View Post
    I can't tell if it's a dry van or reefer and didn't see anything about a star.

    A caption to one photo reads...


    I came across this video that someone took of a truck backing up into parking and what caught my eye is how somewhat similar it looked to the truck in the dash cam photo.. I just thought I would post it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_H0dWQbjr0

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    Quote Originally Posted by madamx View Post
    I came across this video that someone took of a truck backing up into parking and what caught my eye is how somewhat similar it looked to the truck in the dash cam photo.. I just thought I would post it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_H0dWQbjr0
    I donít know how to post a picture here. If someone could look up Star Transport. Not Star Transportation. There you will see your red star on the driversí side door of the trailer. I think this is your company.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ItzShea View Post
    Yes. Patrick Carneyís two sons were in his apartment back in Reno waiting for him to come home from a trip to OH to look at retirement homes.
    That's interesting. A man who was apparently well and sprightly enough to drive half way across the country and back was nevertheless no longer up to living independently and in need of being looked after in a retirement home?

    Or had his physical and/or mental health been deteriorating for a while, in which case should he have been undertaking such a long trip on his own?

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    About the dog: Lucky is described as an overweight, 100lb Akita mix. Overweight or not, the Akita was bred for hunting large mammals, including bear and boar, and as a personal protection dog.

    Since Lucky is described as devoted to his owner, it's a fair bet that anyone attacking Patrick would have had Lucky to deal with first.

    1. Lucky was shot and killed while defending Patrick - so why has the dog's body not been found during the searches of the area even if Patrick was taken away and disposed of elsewhere? There seem to have been no reports of blood being found at the scene, which you would expect if either Lucky was shot or he attacked Patrick's attacker.

    2. Lucky was shot and injured while defending Patrick, but was not sufficiently badly injured to kill him immediately or quickly - this might explain the passing trucker's report that he saw a dog matching Lucky's description 3 days later just north of exit 205. But why was Lucky not found during searches of the area after Patrick's car was found?

    3. Lucky was not shot at all, which suggests that for some reason he did not, or was not able to, defend Patrick from attack, and if not why not?

    I can't help thinking that the most likely scenario is that Patrick wandered away from his car and had a sudden health emergency, and that Lucky, unable to revive him, returned to the area of the interstate in an attempt to attract attention. But this would mean that Patrick was somewhere outside of the search area and doesn't really explain what happened to Lucky in the end. If Lucky was nearby and trying to attract attention, he would surely have gravitated to the activity at the ramp while the search was going on.

    I dunno, this doesn't really add up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ItzShea View Post
    I don’t know how to post a picture here. If someone could look up Star Transport. Not Star Transportation. There you will see your red star on the drivers’ side door of the trailer. I think this is your company.
    This one?

    http://startransportllc.com/

    Their website says they haul fuel, which doesn't match the standard trailer in the clip.

    Nor do they operate as far west as NV.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MelmothTheLost View Post
    That's interesting. A man who was apparently well and sprightly enough to drive half way across the country and back was nevertheless no longer up to living independently and in need of being looked after in a retirement home?

    Or had his physical and/or mental health been deteriorating for a while, in which case should he have been undertaking such a long trip on his own?
    MelmothTheLost you know that IS an interesting thought..

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