How Did Gardner Abduct Amber?

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  1. cloudajo

    cloudajo Bob Harrod, Missing from Placentia, CA

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    [snipped from Feb 13, 2010 article]

    "Based on the amount of traffic and the amount of people (in the area), her being kidnapped off the street is not likely," Benton said. "If there was a commotion, it would have been seen by somebody."

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    I disagree with this being put out there based on other cases where people have been abducted in broad daylight with other people around. These are some questions in my mind.


    • I wonder how Gardner got Amber into his vehicle? Did he pull over, ask her for directions, then threaten her with a knife or gun?
    • Was the young male seen walking with/near Amber not related to her abduction or was it Gardner?
    • I wonder if any of Amber’s things found with/near her? IPod, cell phone, shoulder bag, valentine’s gifts, check for lamb, etc.?
    • Was it Gardner that turned her cell phone on briefly the next day or someone else who found it?
    http://www.nctimes.com/news/local/escondido/article_17edfcec-657a-5398-8295-4b1ada991f56.html
     
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  3. smart blonde

    smart blonde Websleuths Member

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    Thank you, cloudajo..........

    This very question had been nagging me for weeks, now.

    I also want to know.
     
  4. Sharyne

    Sharyne 4-16

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    I remember watching her father saying he didn't need any more details. The how he got her is the only detail I'd like to know...the rest would be too hard to hear/read.
     
  5. Nancy2441

    Nancy2441 New Member

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  6. SoCalSleuth

    SoCalSleuth Verified Expert

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    Per Maurice Dubois' comments after the hearing yesterday, LE does not know how JAG abducted Amber. www.signonsandiego.com
     
  7. Nancy2441

    Nancy2441 New Member

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    Thanks. I found the article.

    http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/2010/apr/22/father-of-slain-teen-urges-restraint-on-details/

    The lengthy investigation in Amber’s case resulted in a massive amount of documentation. The gag order also prevented Dubois from seeing the reports, but he said Thursday he has been told they include almost no information related to Gardner.

    Details that some might hope to find, such as how Amber was abducted while walking to school, are not in the voluminous reports, Dubois said.

    “Details of how Amber was abducted were never given,” he said. “Investigators don’t know.”
     
  8. Nancy2441

    Nancy2441 New Member

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    ITA. I would like to know how he was able to abduct Amber. Mainly so young kids and women will know in the future how to protect themselves against these evil monsters. Beyond that, for the families sake, I don't think we have a right to know anything.
     
  9. SoCalSleuth

    SoCalSleuth Verified Expert

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    I agree with you. My guess is the same way he tried to get that girl in Lake Elsinore--he pointed a gun at her.
     
  10. JLMcKenna83

    JLMcKenna83 LOL ≠ Lots of Luck

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    Will he have to confess all of this at his sentencing?
     
  11. Nancy2441

    Nancy2441 New Member

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    http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local-beat/I-Just-Want-to-Know-92097009.html

    Amber Dubois' mother has some heartfelt questions for the man who admitted killing her daughter, according to a published report.

    McGonigle laid out several questions for her daughter's murderer. Among others: Why did he choose Amber? Did he have previous contact with her? How did he get Amber into his vehicle?

    Source: 'I Just Want to Know' | NBC San Diego
     
  12. cloudajo

    cloudajo Bob Harrod, Missing from Placentia, CA

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    April 24, 2010

    Slain girl's mom asks: Why Amber?
    Carrie McGonigle has questions for her daughter's admitted killer

    Why Amber?

    Her mother wants to know.

    If Carrie McGonigle could talk to the man who admitted he abducted, raped and killed her daughter on Feb. 13, 2009, that would be her first question.

    Why, John Albert Gardner III, did you choose Amber Dubois?

    More questions would follow.

    Were you watching my 14-year-old daughter? For how long? Just that drizzly Friday morning? Or had you spotted her, fixated on her, before the day you took her?

    Did you make contact with Amber in the days or weeks before you did what you did to her? Talk to her or nod hello as she made her way down the street as she usually did at 7 a.m., as she walked to Escondido High School?

    What did you say to my daughter, John Gardner?

    And how did you get her into your vehicle? Trick her? Threaten her? Grab her and throw her in?

    What did you do with her backpack, her cell phone? Was that you who called it long enough to check voicemail the day after you killed her?

    Why, as you stood handcuffed and shackled in front of a judge to plead guilty, why did you look right at me for a few long seconds? How did you know who I was?

    [snipped]

    http://www.nctimes.com/news/local/s...6-2128-55e9-b4f4-c4bc7f06aa50.html?mode=story
     
  13. Nancy2441

    Nancy2441 New Member

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    http://www.nctimes.com/news/local/sdcounty/article_2c0c03de-93cb-5005-977b-af71928f9a6f.html

    An 11-year-old Rancho Bernardo girl said she saw sex offender John Albert Gardner III driving alongside her as she walked home two days before 17-year-old Chelsea King was reported missing, according to one of 10 search warrants unsealed Monday morning by an El Cajon judge.

    In another search warrant, police said two San Diego Gas and Electric workers reported seeing a male and a female in the Pala area who resembled the description of Gardner and Amber Dubois, an Escondido teen that he admitted killing on Feb. 13, 2009.
    The two workers made their report after police announced they had found 14-year-old Amber's remains in a remote area about 3 miles north of the Pala Indian Reservation on March 6, according to the documents. The workers said they spotted the pair in a silver Ford Focus.
     
  14. Tink56

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    Another version of the story...just slightly less information, but more when the two are together...

     
  15. Nancy2441

    Nancy2441 New Member

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    http://www.nctimes.com/news/local/sdcounty/article_e38505ff-ad42-59e5-957f-259ccd736496.html

    "I think he is trying to get sympathy, playing the victim," McGonigle said. "But he's not a victim."

    McGonigle said Gardner refused to give details of the crimes during the interview; he said he would only share those details with the family.
    But, she said, Gardner did tell the station that the attack on her daughter had been a crime of opportunity, not one that had been planned.
     
  17. K9Snoop

    K9Snoop K9 Sar & Police SAR management

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    Other then the fact that Gardner knew where Amber's body was, there is not alot of info coming out about his connection.

    -Is it possible that he is taking the fall or covering up for someone else? Especially since Escondido was unable to independently verifiy his guilt? After all since he is already going to prison for one murder why not admit to the second and take the heat off a buddy?

    -Is EPD is willing to let it happen since it allows them to close out an open case? After all if a guy is willing to admit to the murder should EPD stand in his way?

    -Even if Carrie mets with Gardner there is no guarantee that he will be forthcoming with details OR may know of some details if he heard about it from the actual murderer.

    -Does any one know if Gardner has made a full and complete written confession in Amber's murder? Full and complete means that he has revealed all facts of the incident.

    -Could he have been an accomplice in Amber's death which is why he knew where her body was located?

    I'm just wondering if there another gunman out there on that grassy knoll????
     
  18. K9Snoop

    K9Snoop K9 Sar & Police SAR management

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    Why in the world did SDGE workers not come forward and reveal this info sooner of a possible sighting?
     
  19. cloudajo

    cloudajo Bob Harrod, Missing from Placentia, CA

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    I had been considering an accomplice, but when I read about the two employees describing just one male and female matching the descriptions of Gardner and Amber, I changed my mind. That, plus Gardner seemed to be a loner in his stalking (reference new incident revealed).

    Also, the employees came forward after seeing the new coverage of where sheriff's dept was searching for Amber's remains. They probably saw a pic of both Gardner and Amber on the news and made the connection. The warrant doesn't give specifics about what the employees saw, other than being in the same area near a silver Ford Focus at about 8AM. They probably didn't realize at the time what they were witness to.

    http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/2010/may/05/another-gardner-incident-police-revealed/
     
  20. K9Snoop

    K9Snoop K9 Sar & Police SAR management

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    Its possible because alot of people do come forward after the guy is caught doing something heinous and saying "I always knew there was something weird about that guy..."

    But all the reports have a "witness saw her walking toward Escondido High with a tall, slender, dark-complexioned young male" who has never been located or identified. Which is sure a long way from the Gardner description of a "white male in his late 30’s to early 40’s 5’11” tall with a stocky build with a large belly dark brown hair that was clean cut with medium spikes on top". So what happened between skinny dark young male and stocky white middle-aged man?

    It just seems strange to me and makes me think that he had help.
     
  21. cloudajo

    cloudajo Bob Harrod, Missing from Placentia, CA

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    I know what you mean and it's good to consider the possibility. But the early report described him as tall and slender, and then the later report described him as sort of doughy. It was drizzling, the witness was driving southbound, so coming up behind them - she probably only saw him for a second. I was thinking maybe it was Gardner or maybe some unrelated guy who didn't come forward.
     

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