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CO CO - Richard "Dick" Beebe, 74, Denver, 14 July 2013

Discussion in '2010's Missing' started by bessie, Aug 2, 2014.

  1. bessie

    bessie Administrator Staff Member Administrator Moderator

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    A member brought this to my attention and asked me to start a thread.

    [HR][/HR]Killer may have sent text from missing man's phone
    Melissa Blasius, KUSA 1 August 2014

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    Denver Police Det. Aaron Lopez says he hopes new information from the public will lead to a break in the case. Lopez, a homicide investigator, says there's been no evidence indicating Richard is alive, but no one has found his body, either.

    "We fear he is deceased and we have evidence to believe foul play is involved," Lopez said.

    [...]

    "It doesn't sound like Richard," said Judi. "It was perfectly typed, perfectly punctuated and perfectly spelled, which was not his style."

    "He closed it 'Love to you and Michael, Dick,'" She added. She said that was also strange because "I have always called him 'Richard.'"

    "This text didn't come from my dad," Michael concluded. Michael says he believes his dad's killer faked the text.

    [...]

    If you have any information about Richard Beebe's disappearance or death, contact Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720-913-STOP.
     
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    There must have been very little news coverage on this! Although I do not know him, I live in his neighborhood and I have never even heard of this case.
    So much time has passed, I doubt I could recall anything from that time last summer. Very sad
     
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    margarita25 Jessica Ridgeway. Never Forgotten.

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    Also from the above link:

    "The family says Richard did not withdraw money from his bank accounts in the last year. Relatives also say Richard didn't take items that he would have typically taken on a vacation. His cell phone, medication, laptop and clothes were all left at his home in southeast Denver. He shared the home with a roommate.

    Judi said she contacted the roommate, John Vigil, though email.

    "The roommate said he had insisted that Richard leave the house, because he didn't want to put up with the behavior he was accusing Richard of, and we knew Richard was the one paying the rent," she said.

    Richard's green Buick was found abandoned less than a week after the disappearance, in a parking lot at the intersection of Florida and Holly."
     
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    margarita25 Jessica Ridgeway. Never Forgotten.

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    It seems we see this more and more these days, perps sending texts from their victims phones. jmo
     
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    margarita25 Jessica Ridgeway. Never Forgotten.

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    Glad LE is reaching out to the public in this case. Hopefully getting the word out will help yield some positive results.
     
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    margarita25 Jessica Ridgeway. Never Forgotten.

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    margarita25 Jessica Ridgeway. Never Forgotten.

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    "Love to you and Michael"...

    So, he either knew his kid's name, or perhaps saw his name in a previous text?
     
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    margarita25 Jessica Ridgeway. Never Forgotten.

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    "Met Someone
    Going to Arizona
    Forever
    Love to you and Michael,
    Dick"

    Yeah, I just wrote it out in text to get the flow, definitely hinky. Especially when he says "forever". and why Arizona? Random choice for a red herring?
     
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    margarita25 Jessica Ridgeway. Never Forgotten.

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    That text seems really fake! Who says "well, I am leaving FOREVER. Bye now"... Nobody!
     
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    Wow, and the phone was found in the house? And the roommate told Richard to leave because of some kind of "behavior", according to the article? How much did they check out this roommate???
     
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