CO CO - Roger Ellison, 17, Cedaredge, 10 Feb 1981 #2

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  1. MindHunter13

    MindHunter13 Verified Forensic Psychology Expert

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    I am asking if someone on this site has pre-established verified connections with surviving kin. If establishing this connection is a violation of this site's TOS, I'm sure I'll be contacted but thank you for the words of caution. I appreciate you looking out for me
     


  2. msmithca858

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    From what I know, Roger was the youngest of 5 children. So, not counting his sister Becky and himself, there are 3 other siblings, if I remember correctly, all boys.
    So, Roger had three brothers who may still be living. I have no personal contact with or knowledge of them. Becky's Facebook page is still online, you might find some info concerning other family members from there.
     
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  4. noodler2

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    Roger's story in the years after he disappeared became a kind of folklore.
     
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    MindHunter13 Verified Forensic Psychology Expert

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    Do you mean within internet lure or do you mean in the local community?
     
  6. noodler2

    noodler2 Former Member

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    Pre-internet days, tales and suppositions among those who knew or were familiar with Roger and his disappearance. His story was familiar at least to ski community beyond his hometown - those he had competed with and against as they then pursued the sport in college, for instance. Those stories need told, interesting even if not necessarily what did happen.
     
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    Hello & welcome Mindhunter13! Can you share with us what lead to your interest in this case? Do you have any thoughts on what may have happened to Roger?
     
  8. Mom24

    Mom24 Well-Known Member

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    Wow this is an amazingly strange case. A school full of people, right before classes start and he suddenly disappears and is never seen again. The first question I'd love to have answered is what he was talking to his friends about at his locker. There was also an article that had his mother stating he had been withdrawn and she had noticed a change in his personality the month prior. I wish she was still around to ask what the change in his personality was. How was he different.
     
  9. noodler2

    noodler2 Former Member

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    Much conjecture about this. Some believe Roger was gay.
     
  10. Mom24

    Mom24 Well-Known Member

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    So here's the list:
    Roger Ellison
    disappeared 2/10/1981-tuesday
    17 years old
    born 3/11/1963
    5'11"-6' tall
    150 lbs
    dark blond hair/blue eyes
    double crown birthmark (doesn't say where)
    last seen wearing: blue tshirt, jeans, light blue nylon parka, white socks, sneakers (size 12 or 13)
    Senior at Cedaredge High School
    rode bus to school
    shared a locker
    last seen at locker 119
    locker was in basement of school
    last seen at 8:30am putting books in locker
    did not attend any classes that day
    had a wallet with id and $3.00 in cash
    had an orange or yellow backpack
    owned a motorcycle and a car (both left behind)
    had about $1,000.oo in his bank acct.
    popular student
    "straight-A" student
    accepted to Western State College, CO
    had put deposit on room at college
    Skier, was on a ski team
    John Pash-POI
    visited Pash's house on numerous occasions
    Mother stated he was "preoccupied" a month before disappearing
    Pash told parents Roger had personal problems and was suicidal

    If I've missed any facts, let me know and I'll add them. It helps me to have a list of known facts to work from.
     
  11. Mom24

    Mom24 Well-Known Member

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    I was wondering how he had been behaving differently during that prior month. His mother stated he had seemed "preoccupied", and I was curious if there were any indications from those who knew him that he had been "preoccupied" or behaving differently in that month prior.
     
  12. Mom24

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    would also love to know what his class schedule was that day and what they found in his locker. Was his backpack in the locker? I would think he would have left that behind in his locker if he was planning on staying in school that day, if the backpack wasn't in the locker it might indicate he was planning on leaving the school. When did classes begin? I also read he smoked marijuana, if so had he ever done it right before classes and where?
     
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    From the above article:

    “That same spring that Roger disappeared Ernest Ellison died, many believe of a broken heart.

    Before he died, he stood at the curb every day for months waiting for the school bus that used to drop Roger off. The driver said Ellison would scan the students getting off. Then he would hang his head and cry.

    He was 58 and died of a heart attack.”

    Sad.
     
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    Hi Rosesfromangels.

    Yes, it is normally against TOS but our this is a bit different situation. I understand some of Roger 's family reads here. I am hoping they will contact Mindhunter directly.
     
  16. Spartygirl

    Spartygirl Verified Insider - Michael Vanzandt case

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    Thanks Tricia for the intro for Mindhunter...it brought me to this thread. I have read through the past 2 threads and this one sure is a weird case. I find Pash's posts very interesting and I am still trying to dissect them.
    My daughter is a teacher and she said no way would she have students at her house for any reason, although today's world is a bit different than it was back then but I never went to a teachers home for any reason back then. Yes, something a bit hinky about all that. On the flip side, I can see where he would want to defend himself if innocent but I feel he went about it incorrectly.
    I hope a cold case investigator is assigned to this case and it becomes more known. I do not know if it has been on Disappeared or not, but I have not seen it and with the popularity of ID and Crimewatch these days, it would be a great avenue to explore to get this case out there in the media. I am just now getting into Lori's site to read up on that and I appreciate Mom24 post with facts about this case.
     
  17. rosesfromangels

    rosesfromangels Amateur speculations and opinion only

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    Gee wiz. I feel woefully under accomplished with my six years of community college ; )

    Seriously though, what a case! My head was spinning after I read what I could immediately find, including old posts on WS, allegedly from the teacher in question, J.P.
    I will say that I have no immediate conclusions, as I believe this to be a very complicated case with multiple parties involved. Perhaps a ringleader of sorts with minions, if you will.

    Although many years have gone by, I do believe this case will be solved. I believe whatever pact of silence may have existed, will eventually be broken, and has probably already begun.

    Amateur speculation and opinion.
     
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  18. Leomoon80

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    I can see why Roger has since become a bit of a legend. So many hypotheses. :( His father now dead, how about siblings? Are there any I wonder
     
  19. rosesfromangels

    rosesfromangels Amateur speculations and opinion only

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    Why do you believe this?
     
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  20. noodler2

    noodler2 Former Member

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    I posted, "Some believe Roger was gay," not "I believe Roger was gay."

    I have no idea - though perhaps it would explain his perceived mindset before disappearing.
     

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