CA CA - Barbara Thomas, 69, from Bullhead City AZ, disappeared in Mojave desert, 12 July 2019 #8

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  1. distracted

    distracted Well-Known Member

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    Originally, I thought so, too. And I'm not ruling it out completely.

    That said, after going through the timeline, the working theory I have is that she is in the desert. <modsnip: Don't hint at what you can't say.>
     
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  2. katydid23

    katydid23 Verified Juanette

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    But where was she planning to go, with no phone, no cash, no water or food, and no vehicle?
     
  3. MassGuy

    MassGuy The Monsters Ain’t the Ones Beneath the Bed

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    And even if she did, how the hell didn’t they find her?
     
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    katydid23 Verified Juanette

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    Money would automatically be involved, as they were married and owned all of their properties and expensive toys, jointly.

    If she were to leave him, he would owe her half of both homes, and the boat, plane and new truck and new RV.
     
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    Kapua Well-Known Member

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    For me, it all comes down to this. The picture tells the story. (from Timeline and Media thread, post #31 by DianeElaine, a WS member who took photos at the location where BT was allegedly last seen.)

    I am a person who gets lost quite easily. And I don't see myself getting lost in this location. BT, IMHO, would easily have been able to see the road heading downhill toward the road on a clear trail. She would have had NO reason to veer off the trail, as there was nothing all that interesting about the terrain. There are no shade trees, but lots of cholla cactus. Nothing to obscure the view. MOO
    ETA: link AZ - AZ - Barbara Thomas, 69, Timeline, Media, Maps, *NO DISCUSSION*
     

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  6. MassGuy

    MassGuy The Monsters Ain’t the Ones Beneath the Bed

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    Haaaaaaa. That was my logic as well.

    I am directionally challenged, and those photos were a game changer.

    It wasn’t what I imagined.
     
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    ^^ This is BRILLIANT!!
     
  8. Han

    Han Well-Known Member

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    If someone was threatening Barbara’s life to put the squeeze on Robert, he could have hidden her somewhere safe then pulled off his missing/abduction scam.

    Far-fetched but the only positive outcome I came up with.
     
  9. LAhiker

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    This is possible but I think that in such a case, search dogs would probably find the woman. I also think that if the male partner had plans for the woman to perish, he would do something more certain to result in her death. I think that an abandonment scenario, with its uncertainties, is more likely in the context of an argument or a fit of rage rather than as a result of planning. Which doesn't rule it out, of course. JMO
     
  10. katydid23

    katydid23 Verified Juanette

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    In Laci's case, her loving family stood front and center and kept her in the public's eye. They held vigils and did interviews, and that helped keep the case alive.

    Also of course, a young beautiful pregnant woman went missing while walking her dog in the suburbs, on Christmas Eve. So that was a strong narrative as well.
     
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    Property Division, If She Left Him?

    @katydid23 Thanks for your post which got me thinking. bbm
    Maybe you have info (that I do not) about how their various properties and assets are titled/registered and the source of the purchase $ for these assets.
    Assuming the prop's are registered ---
    - as Jt Ten w Rt of Surv.
    - as H & W Ten. by the Entirety
    - as H & W joint marital property or
    - in trust name, w trust having approp. provisions,
    the outcome in your post is/may be true, if she were to leave (divorce?) him. <<<imo.

    I believe during their marriage, they've lived in NV & AZ, community prop states.

    But... and there's always a but. As a 69 y/o & a 72 (73?) y/o married for ~ 15 yrs, and (I believe) each of them was previously married one or more times and ea has adult children from previous relationships, is it possible or likely that they have a pre-nuptial agreement?
    If so, likely that (hypothetical) PreNup would provide for a certain property division in event of (hypo) divorce and in event of (hypo) her pre-deceasing him. Could be different outcomes from those two events.
    W a PreNup, outcome might be different than him owing her half of the goodies. <<<imo


    IANAL, do not play one on TV, did not stay at a Holiday Inn last night. Jmo.
     
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  12. katydid23

    katydid23 Verified Juanette

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    Good questions. I don't know if they had prenuptial or not. This was his 4th marriage, so he may have decided to prepare one. I don't really know.
     
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    If there was a plan to hide Barbara they could have argued that morning about the dog kennel. BT would want to take the dog with her. RT would know that would give away that she was in hiding, not missing/abducted. Could have been enough to get their morning off to a rough start. IMO
     
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  14. dbdb11

    dbdb11 Verified Family Member Barbara Thomas Case

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    this happened in the past, after what i was told was a heartbreaking death of a stepmother and wife.

    they have since mended and are on good terms. important to note that i think.
     
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    I think the poor dog is safer in kennels.
    Robert might decide to take it for a walk in the desert.
     
  16. Nikynoo

    Nikynoo Verified Attorney - United Kingdom

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    Indeed.........
     
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    Nikynoo Verified Attorney - United Kingdom

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    Apologies, but I am now more confused than ever. Your earlier post, then, is misleading as to RT's character?
     
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  18. Nikynoo

    Nikynoo Verified Attorney - United Kingdom

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    BBM, there is NO evidence of foul play as per our VI
     
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  19. Nikynoo

    Nikynoo Verified Attorney - United Kingdom

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    Hang on, didn't the VI say that LE are no longer investigating, or did I misunderstand that too?

    I agree, though, that the family (not necessarily RT) should start harassing the media to cover the story. It would appear that BT was loved by her family, so the whole family's silence on this is odd IMO.
     
  20. dbdb11

    dbdb11 Verified Family Member Barbara Thomas Case

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    matt believes he and his family are in danger related to barbs disappearance.
     
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