CA CA - Bob Harrod, 81, Orange County, 27 July 2009 - #18

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    Bob Harrod has been missing since July 27, 2009.
    He was last seen at his residence by his son in law sometime after 10:00 am the morning of July 27.

    Bobs disappearance is being investigated as a homicide and a 50,000 dollar reward is being offered for information about his disappearance.

    Authorities are asking anyone with information about Harrod's disappearance to contact detective Dave Radomski at 714-993-8176, or contact the homicide hotline at 714-993-8166.


    Bobs Charley Project page:
    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/...od_robert.html

    Bobs NamUs page:
    https://www.findthemissing.org/cases/2706/0/


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    Forensic Astrology - ROBERT HARROD LastSeen 7/27/09 Placentia, CA - Websleuths Crime Sleuthing Community


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    Websleuths Crime Sleuthing Community - View Single Post - CA CA - Bob Harrod, 81, Orange County, 27 July 2009 - #5


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    Thank you askfornina
     
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    Tag time.
     
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    I didn't know there was an Orange County in VA as well as FL, and CA. I found a story about the recent conviction of a handyman who murdered an 84-year-old man for his money in 2012, and I was shocked that SoCal media had seemed to just ignore the case, and OC DA's office hadn't mentioned it either. It didn't help that the victim, James Oliver Weaver, lived in Monrovia Rd, as I thought it meant Monrovia, CA.

    I've spent about an hour reading everything I could and growing so cross and sad (and guilty) that this poor man's death went unnoticed, as well as the hunt for the man immediately declared POI in the case. We never had a thread for him here. :(

    Even though it was very far away, I can't help wondering what would have happened if the killer hadn't left poor Mr Weaver's battered body in the home, and he had never been found? The killer had a long and awful criminal history, and accessed the victim's accounts after, but would that have been enough to alert police there had been foul play, without a body? Or would they have thought the victim had wandered off? After all, the killer had a criminal history but hadn't murdered anyone before, and he only stole $1,500, which he said was payment for home repairs, at first.

    It's all resolved now, anyway. Poor Mr Weaver has justice and the prosecutor made a fantastic job of destroying the false picture of the victim the perp had originally tried to present.

    http://www.dailyprogress.com/orange...1ce-62a1-11e3-aed6-001a4bcf6878.html?mode=jqm
     
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    Mrs Harrod returned to Placentia on the day of her one-month wedding anniversary.

    It does seem that her return, knowing that Bob had gone missing, was an unwelcome surprise to some.

    Just skimming through CA marriage annullment causes, it does seem that of the several different reasons for an annullment to be granted, most depend on a clause that the couple 'did not cohabit as man and wife'. So even if someone wasn't in full possession of their faculties at the time of marriage, (grounds for annullment) if they live with the other person as man and wife after, no dice.

    Is there any possibility, I wonder, that someone attempted to persuade Bob to start annullment proceedings before Fontelle returned - in the hope that with her in MO and him in CA, there might be some hope of being a little obscure about the month she lived with Bob, and the annullment might be granted? But that idea was abandoned as her return drew too close?

    Mind you, it's hard to believe anyone could be that deluded.

    As we say over here- no, I mean over there, where I used to live - Bob would have had someone's guts for garters for suggesting any such thing. And Mrs Harrod strikes me as an essentially kind, understanding lady. Her graceful acceptance as a young lady when she learned her former fiance had married someone else is testimony to that. But Mrs Harrod is not a teenager anymore and had gone 60 years before she finally married Bob. The idea she might have accepted a phone call (maybe from a third party) telling her the marriage was being annulled is derisable.

    But.....I can see how someone who couldn't comprehend how anyone could love Bob, might have hoped for that scenario.
     
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    Mahouston69 Digital Imaging Specialist

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    Reading about the other case you stumbled on...brought to mind some reading I was doing on investigative tools. I was very interested to read that random abductors, killers, rapists, etc unknown to the victim don't "hide" their victims. There is no need, and it's safer for the criminal to leave them on site where they are killed/harmed. Especially...if they are home alone at the time. When someone is hidden, buried, covered, the chances of a family member or someone known to them either family, friend or acquaintance rises significantly. Especially....if they were alone in their home or the known persons home when last seen. This drastically changed my thoughts both ways on several cases I am following.
     
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    I'm sorry about that guts for garters saying - it's quite horrible, when you think about it.
     
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    That's very interesting. I think there is probably some research to back that up as well, because I've heard the same.

    Race you to find the first link?
     
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    I'm having a race with myself so the race doesn't matter, but I did find this interesting pdf from Chicago authorities. They are collating stats of where victims are found. This could be very, very useful to researchers if they also record the details of people convicted of those killings, and if they were known to the victims.

    https://portal.chicagopolice.org/po...s/Statistical Reports/Murder Reports/MA11.pdf
     
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    I am way late! :) But, I forgot to bookmark and it was one of those link to link to link deals so I don't have keywords in Google to think back to either. :)) I will find it tho because it really grabbed my attention on the whys and what fors.
     
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    Most research out there seems to concentrate on serial killers, and papers on other types of murderers is much harder to come by; then anything on the victims is even harder to find again. It's strange as murder has huge financial costs to society in all sorts of ways.

    I suppose there isn't a lot of information out there about locations where victims are found because people could find it an unattractive proposition in many ways - very few people would want to be reminded if they live near a spot where a body was found.
     
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    Bingo. That's a known profiling aspect. I've read that several times and it makes sense.
     
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    gitana1 Verified Attorney

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    Here ya' go:

     
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    That's something Bob's family could do for him - approach a profiler and ask for help. The reward and PI don't seem to have generated many leads, but a daughter hinted she may suspect someone with her 'someone dark' comment in 'Long Lost Love'. Maybe a profiler could help flesh that feeling/intuition out?

    Sometimes the intuitions of missing people's loved ones can be very powerful, I think.
     
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    Lol gitana, that's exactly who I had in mind!
     
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    I did ask Pat if she might lend a hand with Bob's case. I didn't get a reply. :(
     
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    I have noticed there are Christmas photos of Bob around, with family. I'm just wondering which year they are from, and if Bob actually spent his last Christmas with any family members? His daughter JuM seemed to hint at feeling ignored by Bob at that time, as I recollect, so it would be interesting to know where he spent Christmas.

    I'm just thinking how simple decisions like which family member to eat Christmas lunch with can sometimes cause all sorts of kerfuffles. I wonder if Bob changed a long-standing Christmas tradition and caused a little resentment, that year?
     
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