I did not *hear* about this situation, I was directly involved in it and it was awful.I understand you have heard about a situation where there was no water left for cats.
That does not demonstrate that LE was negligent in their search of Rex Heuermann's home. Nor does it demonstrate neglect for the family pets.
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I am sick to death of turning to this thread and seeing so much hostility towards LE's investigation, which has been successful and productive since the task force was formed. I for one am proud of their progress. I think that acting like taking the reasonable step of putting cats in a shelter is some kind of special horror the family has been subjected to is no more than an attempt to discredit LE.
I am not discrediting the recent investigation, far from it. I fail to see how these can't be two separate things- Asa and family are facing trauma which included having their cats put in a shelter where they could not immediately track them down, a shelter that does euthanize animals, and LE and detectives needed to search and open up every inch of the house.
All these "I'm sure the cats were fine" posts are in retrospect. The family did not know that at the time and there are *many* real life stories of pets being harmed in the midst of procedures and investigations. It happens and I was a first-hand witness to this. Police are not infallible (um, hello look at all of the people who were in charge before this latest task force).
I understand that lack of more details and evidence being forthcoming these past few weeks creates a vacuum but why fill it with attacking an innocent family and denying the obvious trauma they are experiencing? Nobody is helping get justice for the LISK victims and their families by going after the suspect's family. That's not how justice works.