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

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  1. PommyMommy

    PommyMommy #ShinelikeShanann

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    Re-posting this Mike Galanos (HLN) video from July 19 because there has been a lot of discussion tonight about what LE may be investigating.

    Mike's guest is Randy Sutton, a retired police lieutenant with the Las Vegas PD and founder of The Wounded Blue, and he talks about what is likely going on in the investigation.

    Among other things, he says (about the 2:45 mark), "There's no doubt that they're investigating this not just as a missing person."

    It's less than 5 minutes long and worth a listen, IMO. :)

     
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  2. dbdb11

    dbdb11 Verified Family Member Barbara Thomas Case

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    if barbara never went missing i would never have looked into roberts past, because i've always liked and respected him. dont mean to confuse, but also do not want to mislead.
     
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  3. 10ofRods

    10ofRods Verified Anthropologist

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    Oh, and as an aside, Death Valley has put up signs that say, basically, hike at your own peril after 10 am. Don't hike at all after 10 am is what the park literature says when the daytime highs are 120 or higher.

    One person died of heat stroke in the last 3 days, and every summer, during August and September, single car collisions/motorcycle accidents go up:

    Death Valley reports two deaths across three days

    People may disregard of course, then walk around, get disoriented, then try to drive (MOO).

    Anyway, it's that time of year.
     
  4. BeachSky

    BeachSky Well-Known Member

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    “motive & opportunity “
     
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    campbellsouup Well-Known Member

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    Tillicum Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for this PommyMommy. Did LE find any friends of Barbara to question about her marriage? As far as we know she had no friends. No one she felt she could confide in and that just really breaks my heart.
     
  7. cazador

    cazador Well-Known Member

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    Thinking deceptive ... rewrite the story told

    What if they were there for a purpose..
    To retrieve something.
    It is a normal thing to do.
    They do this all the time.
    He takes the backpack and they walk to the rocks where something has been placed for pick up.
    He stops to put something in his backpack and BT walks off to the 5th wheeled she is not involved with this. At the road she is met by others. They are supposed to be there to make sure the proper person retrieves something. She is not allowed to own a cell phone.
     
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  8. LietKynes

    LietKynes "What do you despise? By this you are truly known"

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    The new videos are interesting..... but not surprising.
    Esp. video from PommyMommy's post.
     
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  9. MsBetsy

    MsBetsy Well-Known Member

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    Yes, I think LE treats all missing persons cases as a potential crime, especially when they believe the person is not voluntarily missing.
    They will usually use any and all resources available to them.
    The first 72 hours or so are crucial in terms of gathering evidence.
    It seems as if they have been very thorough, although I guess the family would know more than we do about that. Imo
     
  10. distracted

    distracted Well-Known Member

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    Please don't let that stop you from participating.
     
  11. katydid23

    katydid23 Verified Juanette

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    As to the bolded, YES. It is pretty hard to be voluntarily missing, when you are wearing a bikini in the desert, and you have no food or water, no cash, no phone, no vehicle, no place to get out of the elements.

    So she could be lost, but the place she was last reported missing makes it seem unlikely. If she was on the marked trail, and she could see the RV and the main road, it is hard to believe she could get lost, if she really was headed back to the RV.
     
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    I’ve posted this before but i keep feeling more and more sure that this is a strong possibility: I think the pix could have been taken when they arrived at Kelbaker. Then they continue down the road to wherever they were going to camp. But they make another stop along the way. Then back to Kelbaker where the 911 call apparently came from. There seems to plenty of time for this. I’m not convinced they actually walked 2 miles anywhere, which would free up even more time if I’m correct. IMO IMO MOO etc.
     
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  13. PommyMommy

    PommyMommy #ShinelikeShanann

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    I hope so, but we have no way of knowing. It breaks my heart too. If only Lexi
    could talk... MOO
     
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    10ofRods Verified Anthropologist

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    Amazing - and the news announcer says they'll (HLN) will stay on top of the case. Be great if a lot of us would click through to HLN's FB page and follow, and then message and ask for updates (any warrants yet?) on this case.
     
  15. PommyMommy

    PommyMommy #ShinelikeShanann

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    Yes, that's exactly what @dbdb11 asked us to do with this post. It's had over 46k views but it needs some more likes, comments, and shares. I set my FB settings to "only me" and share. That way, my friends don't see it on my timeline over and over. :) MOO
     
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    I totally agree but he is 19 now and I am just a grandma and don't make the rules in their house.
     
  17. cazador

    cazador Well-Known Member

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    Well from that position... You are in obverstion Only..
     
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    Tripod Well-Known Member

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    I just want to throw this in, as regards RT possibly owning a small plane. I had a long-time neighbor and friend who loved to fly and became a licensed pilot. She scraped, scrimped and worked her butt off and eventually was able to buy herself a small single-engine plane. She was never, ever wealthy or came close to having extra $.
    Money/finances may or may well not have any bearing on BT being missing. Like everyone else here, I'd give anything to know more :(
    Still praying for Barb, her family and the investigators.
     
  19. RANCH

    RANCH Well-Known Member

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    A lot of pilots rent planes. Way cheaper. JMO

    25 Reasons Renting an Airplane is Better than Buying | Inflight Pilot Training
     
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    RANCH Well-Known Member

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    DBM
     
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