On Feb 4th, 2010 the McStay Family, Joey, Summer, Gianni, and Joseph Jr vanished from their home. It looked like the family simply got up and left their home never to return. Law Enforcement was convinced that the McStay family ran away to Mexico. Patrick McStay, Joey's father, along with other loved ones knew there was no way Joey and his family would never flee to Mexico. There was no reason for this scenario presented by law enforcement. Up until the remains of the family were found buried in the desert on November 11, 2013, Patrick McStay searched for his son and his family. Family friend Chase Merritt was arrested for the McStay family murders on Nov 7th, 2014 and finally, Merritt's first-degree murder trial is underway. The McStay forum is in our private section. However, we are making the discussion of the trial public.