CA CA - Barbara Thomas, 69, from Bullhead City AZ, disappeared in Mojave desert, 12 July 2019 #11

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  1. Jo in Calif

    Jo in Calif Well-Known Member

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    So do you think the DOJ was given a pic of her that was taken on that day and that is what they saw? They saw the red hat as a white hat? They saw the black bikini as a bra and underwear?
    Or could it be that was the description that was given in the 911 call?
     


  2. sillybilly

    sillybilly WS Administrator Staff Member Administrator Moderator

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    To suggest that RT has not told the truth is plainly not victim friendly.

    from: The Rules: Etiquette & Information

    VICTIM FRIENDLY

    Websleuths is a victim friendly forum. Attacking or bashing a victim is not allowed. Discussing victim behavior, good or bad is fine, but do so in a civil and constructive way, and only when such behavior is relevant to the case.

    The "victim friendly" rule extends to the family members of victims and suspects. Sleuthing family members, friends, and others who have not been designated as suspects is not allowed. Don't make random accusations, suggest their involvement, nor bash and attack them. Posting their personal information, including names, addresses, and background data -- even if it is public -- is not allowed. That does not mean, however, that statements made by family members and other third parties cannot come into discussion as the facts of the case are reported in the media.
     
  3. MsBetsy

    MsBetsy Well-Known Member

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    I don't know why they said that. But I think the hat is red and white.
    There was a big discussion, or rather several discussions about how a bra and boy shorts or other type bottoms can be worn as a bikini.
    It's not uncommon and if she was wearing something like that, maybe RT felt it was more appropriate just to refer to it as a bikini in his interviews.

    Imo
     
  4. PaulaDC

    PaulaDC Well-Known Member

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    Lol.....
     
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  5. Stripehaven

    Stripehaven Well-Known Member

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    I would certainly like to know why she never met her grandkids.
     
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  6. Cherwell

    Cherwell Ice Cream

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    I thought VI had posted a photo quite recently that showed Barbara with her son and grandchildren, but maybe I've misremembered.
     
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  7. CSIDreamer

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    It would be in the media thread if so.
     
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  8. Cherwell

    Cherwell Ice Cream

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    MimosaMornings Well- Known Member

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    al66pine Well-Known Member

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    Recount please?
    . @Jade :) bbm

    "Classy bikinis....cutest bra."
    "Most desert women who wear bathing suits as clothing have a million suits."

    "all imo" = Based on FBI Uniform Crime Reports, SoCal, Fashion Police Div. 2019 Summer Collection??

    Just wondering, j/k.
     
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  11. MsBetsy

    MsBetsy Well-Known Member

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    The VI mentioned something about her son giving her some trouble when he was younger, and wasn't sure when they had last seen each other or if they had been in touch over the years.
    Apparently he did communicate with her, shortly before Barbara disappeared, at least once.
    He also indicated that Matt and RT did not get along very well.

    Imo
     
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  13. CSIDreamer

    CSIDreamer Well-Known Member

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    Did you add that to the media thread? If not, please do.
     
  14. Penny4YourThoughts

    Penny4YourThoughts Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to WS @divineappt!

    Snipped from your link "...investigators were looking into all leads. The agency's Specialized Investigations Division has assumed the investigation into Thomas' disappearance, according to Bachman. The department's website states that the Specialized Investigations Division is composed of homicide detail, crimes against children and technology crimes."

    ?what on earth has been done with Barbara and how have no leads surfaced?
     
  15. cazador

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    Matthew Schellinkhout, Thomas' only child who lives in Lafayette, Indiana, said his mom was great at cheering people up. He added that his two children called her "Grandma Barbie," and that she was given the nickname because of her beauty.

    "Mom liked Collies and Himalayan cats, a very outgoing personality — loved to dance and cook," he said.

    "My mother and I were close. ... (We) spoke on the phone often (and) she loved my children, Christopher,13, and Natalie, 11. ... I wish my children and I lived out there. (Her disappearance) would not have happened," he added.
    Family suspects foul play in disappearance of Bullhead City woman
     
  16. rosesfromangels

    rosesfromangels Amateur speculations and opinion only

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    This is a tough one, because although it would be great to have scores of people searching and doing camera dives in the mines, it's dangerous. LE can't suggest citizens go in to this rugged territory and then end up Victims themselves. If Barb was snatched as RT suggests, she likely did end up dumped in one of the mines, or just elsewhere in the desert yet to be found.

    Despite the overwhelmingly remote chance she can be found...I still believe she will be.

    Amateur opinion and speculation
     
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  17. cazador

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    Schellinkhout explained that Thomas had previously been married to his father and then 14 years ago was remarried to Robert Thomas.

    Cindy Bachman, a sheriff's spokeswoman, said that investigators were looking into all leads.

    The agency's Specialized Investigations Division has assumed the investigation into Thomas' disappearance, according to Bachman. The department's website states that the Specialized Investigations Division is composed of homicide detail, crimes against children and technology crimes.

    Family suspects foul play in disappearance of Bullhead City woman

    Appears like they think RT had something in his character to consider him as suspect.. Both with her family and possibly LE with the way the article is written..
    JMHO
     
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  18. Nerissa

    Nerissa Well-Known Member

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    I thank all of you posting here still
    I haven't: not much else to say, or: someone else beats me to it!
    Barbara deserves justice, whatever her fate: to be known
    I check her thread numerous times a day, hoping for a significant update, following any theories.
    Just wanted to say thanks for those keeping her thread alive
     
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  19. MsBetsy

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    It's unfortunate his kids never got a chance to meet her.
     
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  20. cazador

    cazador Well-Known Member

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    In my world.. 14 years of marriage is just beyond the honeymoon years..
    jmho
     
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