GA - Gene Siller, 41, Paul Pierson, 76, Henry Valdez, 46, murdered,Cobb County, 3 July 2021 *ARREST*

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  1. dixiegirl1035

    dixiegirl1035 I will do it, but I won't like it

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    I couldn't find a photo that even had the license in the photo to determine which state the truck is from.

    To shoot two people, then load two dead bodies in a stolen truck and cover them is strange enough. And then to drive a truck on a golf course. Just can't figure it out. Why not leave the bodies where they were shot? Did they get shot the night before, or during broad daylight as with the third guy.

    In one respect it sound like the perp was in a drug crazed state, then again........ dunno.
     


  2. alsleuther

    alsleuther Well-Known Member

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    Maybe they were shot in the bed of the truck. Not to sound gruesome, but in the online photos the truck was white and looked pretty clean and loading 2 bloody bodies into the bed of a truck would have been messy.
     
  3. dixiegirl1035

    dixiegirl1035 I will do it, but I won't like it

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    Georgia Golf Pro Was Gunned Down After He Witnessed a Crime, Police Say

    Cor*y Ev*ns, an instructor at the country club, told The Atlanta Journal Constitution that Mr. Siller had dropped by the club on Saturday to remind his staff that the driving range would be used to set off fireworks that weekend.

    Siller had a million things to do on Saturday, one of the club’s busiest days of the year, said instructor Co*ey E*ans. But he dropped by for a friendly reminder to staff that the driving range would be used as the shooting ground for the weekend’s fireworks display.
     
  4. alsleuther

    alsleuther Well-Known Member

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    I just found this vehicle registered to the 76 year old Paul Pierson in Nevada.....is this the truck?
    2012 GMC SIERRA 2500HD
    <modsnip VIN>

    Last reported color Summit White

    Last reported mileage 94,130 miles in Apr 2015
     
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  5. alsleuther

    alsleuther Well-Known Member

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    And the truck registration is linked to EcoServices in Nevada, co-founded by Paul Pierson.....

    <modsnip links until match is verified>
     
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  6. carbuff

    carbuff Well-Known Member

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    I wonder if they found him deceased by his own hand.
     
  7. noseynellie

    noseynellie Well-Known Member

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    Wondering where Mr. Pierson’s cellphone is at this time. Did the suspect toss it ahead of going to the golf course or could it have been left in the truck during the haste after unexpectedly shooting Siller? Driving into this golf course on a sunny Saturday to possibly unload two bodies into a lake and getting stuck doesn’t seem like the work of a mastermind (though he is the one walking free right now) so I could imagine maybe he left some clues behind. Maybe LE isn’t as concerned because they are following up on those clues. Let’s hope.

    Found this story from the Rome, Ga. newspaper and if you click through truck photos, shows an image of the back of the bed but I can’t make out the plate. Looks like contractor type stuff in the back. You can also see the lake in the background from where the truck got stuck. I wonder if this guy was so focused on getting to the lake, he didn’t know the other side of that berm had a sand trap.
    Police: Murdered golf pro 'happened upon a crime in progress'
     
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  8. carbuff

    carbuff Well-Known Member

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    The news reports identify it as a Ram, though. Dodge. See the photo caption here: Police: Murdered golf pro 'happened upon a crime in progress'

    eta: And I just found this gem farther down in the article: " The truck has a Kansas license plate, the MDJ observed at the scene on Saturday."
     
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  9. fred&edna

    fred&edna Well-Known Member

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    Is this the same as a Ram 3500 (as that's what was stated in the news reports)?? Don't laugh... I know nuthin' about vehicles.
     
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    fred&edna Well-Known Member

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    Not enough information to be useful though. This is a very very strange case.
     
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  12. alsleuther

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    Good catch!! I went back and Paul Pierson, 76, has two vehicles registered to him....this is the 2nd one!
    2012 RAM RAM PICKUP 3500
    <modsnip possible VIN>

    Last reported color Bright White Clearcoat
     
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  13. carbuff

    carbuff Well-Known Member

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    Yeah. Dodge Ram 3500. Looks like it's got the extended cab. I don't think it's real new.

    I never laugh at people's car questions :D

    That's a heavy duty truck, the kind you might use for pulling something like a large horse trailer.
     
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    Y’all have some really good questions, and some really good theories! Local news has said that Mr. Pierson’s family will release a statement tomorrow, but is asking for privacy. I guess I find that odd based on the amount of publicity Mr. Siller has gotten, and it makes me even more anxious to hear their statement.
     
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  15. ElementalLaura

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    I thought I had a possible match in Florida, but no vehicle information. We’ll wait and see. Driving cross-country for a business trip seems odd, but who knows when the truck may have been hijacked?
     
  16. fred&edna

    fred&edna Well-Known Member

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    Pierson seems to be the only "clue" in this strange case but... he could be just a victim in all this so I suppose we should tread carefully?? JMO/Question ;)
     
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  17. ElementalLaura

    ElementalLaura Well-Known Member

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    Yes, and no public sharing of Pierson’s personal information until we’re positive it’s the correct person.
     
  18. carbuff

    carbuff Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, but wouldn't that be Nevada plates? The article Police: Murdered golf pro 'happened upon a crime in progress' says this truck had Kansas plates.
     
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    ElementalLaura Well-Known Member

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    I suggest checking for age 75 as well. If his birthday is later in the year and they only had his birthdate, it’s an easy mistake to make.
     
  20. fred&edna

    fred&edna Well-Known Member

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    I found one that fits but I'll keep my fingers on silent mode now.
     

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