I agree. Did the poachers ever identify who they saw with Ellison?
Weeeell, think of it from his point of view. Imagine being an innocent person who works with young people and then being falsely accused by strangers of paedophilia and murder! I would find the query about mentoring pretty young boys was suggesting that he had an untoward interest in pretty young boys and mentoring them was a cover to get close, and sorry but if I was an innocent person dogged by this for thirty years vicious and rude would be the least of my insults.
I'm not saying you were wrong, just that from his point of view its understandable to be mad.
I can't see it being pash, he's remained a teacher, had no complaints raised against him aside from some anonymous blog comment which could be from anyone including the killer!
Like sdo many cases this case has so many rumiurs its hard to separate fact from myth, fact from assumption. Did his mum see him get on the bus, or did she see him leave, see rthe bus leave and assume he was on it! Did the friend actually see Rodger, or did he just see the books and assume he had been there. I know the article states they spoke but how accurate is that as it seems like a quote of a quote of a quote!
The death bed confession is odd. Why lie on your deathbed? But the story was confirmed by the other man, and if Rodger was met by two older men the week before that could fit. I'm not saying I thinks its entirely true, it may be that the men themselves were involved, but I do believe Rodger met with someone he had previously met and was killed out in the woods. Perhaps he had been invited poaching to make some extra cash or something. Was trying to buy something on the cheap like skis etc
Delta County Sheriff Fred McKee...confirmed that teacher John Pash, who moved to California, was still a person of interest in the case.
It is my understanding there has been one, and only one POI in this case, and that is John Pash. I read his posts here back in 2009, and have very strong opinion of what I think of Mr. Pash, and can assure you my opinion is nothing at all like yours. Personally I don't give a flying flip about what J. Pash thinks or feels.
Roger looking to buy skis on the cheap? Are you serious? You think someone trying to get on the US Ski Team would have any use for cheap skis? Furthermore, one of Roger's older brothers designs and manufactures skis in his "by skiers for skiers" ski shop in Colorado. This family was hugely into skiing. Roger's sister that he was very close to was on the US Ski Team.
The disappearance of Roger Ellison is often on my mind. Unfortunately the little town from which Roger vanished was ill prepared to properly handle this case. I am not blaming the authorities there at all, as many jurisdictions to this day are not equipped to handled these kinds of situations. A predator targeted Roger and knew the town and its citizenry well enough to know how to pull off the crime. The perpetrator obviously got away but time, life and the heavens have a way of affording each of us the moment where we shall reap what we sew. In other words, the cretin who took Roger will someday receive his due. Sorry -- but this case is especially tragic in that the villain who did this not only destroyed Roger but he destroyed Roger's parents as well. The slippery monster thinks he has fooled most everyone -- most, but not all.
New article on denverpost.com, linked on front page since yesterday ("Mystery Disappearance") which is awesome considering the media audience due to coverage of the Broncos in the Superbowl:
There are two contraditions in the article,
1.) Roger's father actually passed away about six months later-not later that spring. Yes, it is truly tragic, he would wait every school day for Roger to get off the school bus and come back home. When he didn't, he would break down crying.
2.) Some sources say Roger was seen with two men on the day of his dissapperence, this article says a while before he vanished.
I think that if Roger committed suicide because of the remote areas of the woods and Colorado Mountain terrain, sadly, he could have done it, and his remains could have been scattered by animals before being found by LE. I agree that the kidnapper story seems far-fetched. However, the thought of truth is who would make up such a detail story unless they knew something? I understand this was a deathbed confession? I now have changed my mind and don't think Mr. Pash had anything to do with this at all.
I agree Satch. It would be very easy to disappear into the moutons if someone wanted to commit suicide. The only other thing I can imagine is a competitor. Did anyone lose a spot or not get a spot on the ski team, college ski team, etc because Roger was better? Anyone on a wait-list list? ...Think Kerrigan and Harding. That stuff does happen...