CA - Korey Kauffman, 26, slain, 3 CHP officers, att'y charged, Turlock, 31 Mar 2012

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  1. shadowraiths

    shadowraiths LISK Liaison, Verified Forensic Psychology Special Staff Member Moderator

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    STANISLAUS COUNTY, Calif. (KCRA) -*Nine people, including three California Highway Patrol officers and a criminal defense attorney, have been arrested in the death of a missing Turlock man found dead in the Stanislaus National Forest, deputies said Friday.
    Korey Kauffman's body was found Aug. 19, 2013 by hunters in the forest near Yosemite National Park. His death was classified as suspicious, according to the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department.


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  3. i.b.nora

    i.b.nora I am polka dot

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    This case interests me, partly because it is a California case and partly because it is so very unusual.

    I plan on reading the affidavit but since it is 334 pages, I won't even start until later today or tonight. I plan to take my time.

    Thanks for getting the thread started.
     
  4. i.b.nora

    i.b.nora I am polka dot

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    The AP article:

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry...5cf6082e4b07addcb43263c?kvcommref=mostpopular

    New Details Emerge In Forgotten Murder That Snared Attorney, Highway Patrolmen
    Those arrested either played a part in the killing of the 26-year-old Korey Kauffman or helped cover it up, officials said.


    Associated Press By Paul Elias
    Posted: 08/15/2015 12:08 PM EDT | Edited: 22 minutes ago


    “SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A long and largely forgotten death investigation in California's Central Valley has led to a vast and unexpected set of arrests that included three current and former Highway Patrol officers and a prominent defense attorney.

    They were among nine people arrested in the 2012 disappearance and killing of Korey Kauffman, stemming from the belief that he was stealing the attorney's antiques, law enforcement officials said at a news conference Friday in Modesto, California. ...”​

    More...
     
  5. CocoChanel

    CocoChanel Registered Texan

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    The court document is well over 300 pages long, and mind-numbing in detail. I have no basis for comparison, but this seems excessively long. I cannot imagine how long it took to compose. At any rate, I hope this will help justice prevail. I shudder to think the attorney at the center of this complicated criminal case could have been elected district attorney. I am disgusted that 3 LE officers are also possibly involved. It is quite an extraordinary case IMHO.
     
  6. AngelaH

    AngelaH Member

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    I read a lot but not all of the arrest warrant/court document. It contains a lot of evidence on the many different people involved and how they are involved. It's a very sad situation that went on for many years. What I learned is how LE builds a case with many pieces of information/evidence.
     
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    marble New Member

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    That's a miniseries right there. I'm only 20 pages in and already most of the stuff is too weird to make believable in a work of fiction. Quite a cast of characters.
     
  8. Ragamuffin

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    This is like a melodrama from the 40s. Unbelievable! I just finished re-reading Stuart Wood's "Chiefs" and this story of powerful people in a corrupt town - call me naive but really? In this day and age? It also reminds me of Greg Illes novels about Natchez.

    I hope all those involved get a fair trial, and if convicted, I hope they feel the fullest extent of the law. SMDH.
     
  9. OkieGranny

    OkieGranny New Member Staff Member Forum Coordinators

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    Feature article from October 23:

    http://www.therecorder.com/id=12027...Defender-to-Defendant?slreturn=20160002115518

    From December 30:

    http://www.modbee.com/news/article52352435.html

     
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    OkieGranny New Member Staff Member Forum Coordinators

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    http://www.modbee.com/news/local/crime/article70938127.html

     
  11. Ayashley

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    I'm local to this, I actually have met the GF of Woody the one who recorded him admitting stuff.. So weird.. But I heard there's new stuff going on in the case, for some reason when I search on Google for this local to me it never gives me results that actually help it just gives me the same things no matter how I rephrase things 😑
     
  12. glf

    glf New Member

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    Wow. So I'm assuming there are not any recent updates in the newspapers?
     
  13. Ayashley

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    Nope... Nothing new, I've heard aloooooot of rumors though.. That's Turlock for you, sweep everything under the rug..


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  14. Ayashley

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    Wow I'm finally reading the affadavit and let me just say I'm SO glad that no one from my town is really into this type of things cause they name like every witness to everything and a lot of this stuff is a big no no to a lot of people...
     
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    http://www.kcra.com/article/modesto-attorney-2-others-accused-of-murder-released-from-jail/8530323

     
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    Carson preliminary hearing, already longest in county history, on hiatus for a month - January 3rd

    http://www.modbee.com/news/local/crime/article124324964.html

     
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    End nears on preliminary hearing for attorney, others charged with Turlock man’s murder

    http://www.turlockjournal.com/section/15/article/33705/

     
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    Prosecution finishes closing arguments in Kauffman case preliminary hearing

    http://www.modbee.com/news/local/crime/article137873318.html

     
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    Defense attacks credibility of prosecution witnesses in Korey Kauffman murder case - March 15th

    http://www.modbee.com/news/local/crime/article138774653.html

    Attorney defends mother, daughter accused in Korey Kauffman murder - March 16th

    http://www.modbee.com/news/local/crime/article139040958.html

     
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    Defense says key witness in Kauffman murder case was coerced - March 17th

    http://www.modbee.com/news/local/crime/article139272608.html

    Attorney: Prosecutor cherry-picked insignificant facts in case against ex-CHP officer - March 20th

    http://www.modbee.com/news/local/crime/article139741458.html

     
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    Defense: Prosecution investigators ignored other suspects in Korey Kauffman death

    http://www.modbee.com/news/local/crime/article139932113.html

     

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