It's all fascinating and interesting to me....whatever, if anything, you can ever tell us, please do. To hopefully maybe get some real answers of some sort, even to minor things, would be a good step forward in this case.I am working on one small part of the investigation and am not privvy to all (or even most) of what is going on. I do know that the portion that I am involved with has shown some strong promise, but other things may be happening that I am not aware of.
I can share this much since this info was posted on another site by a member of the JG Foundation:
There is reason to suspect that the same person may have been involved in both the abductions of Johnny Gosch in Iowa in 1982 and Michaela Garecht in Hayward, CA in 1988. This link is based on the similarity of descriptions of the perp in both kidnappings. The composite from the Garecht case was shown to a witness to the Gosch abduction (Paul Bonacci) who stated that it looked like one of Johnny's kidnappers.
Bonacci stated that this man's name was "Tony". The other kidnappers were identified as "Emilio" and "Michael". The Foundation has reason to believe (I am not sure where they obtained this info) that all three men are related. A tip came in from an unidentified witness that said that he/she had lived across the street from a family in Omaha, NE who had three brothers that matched the names of Johnny's kidnappers. The tipster also indentified the composites of Tony and Emilio as matching the neighbors that he/she knew. From this tip, the Foundation now had a last name to match up with the first names. (For obvious reasons, I cannot provide that name publicly.)
It was at this point that I became involved. Armed with a first and last name, I and other researchers looked into anything that we could find about Tony. I discovered two interesting facts: (1) That he could be placed living in Nebraska in 1982 during the Gosch kidnapping and also living in California during the 1988 kidnapping of Garecht, and (2) the vehicle that he registered when he moved to California matches the general description of the vehicle used in the Garecht case - a "older" tan sedan.
It is important to remember that these two facts were discovered AFTER the Foundation had been given the last name. They both lend credence to the name being the correct. If we had found that he was living in Hawaii and driving a Volkswagen Beetle in 1988, then this would point away from his involvement, but both location and vehicle information aligned with details about Michaela's kidnapper.
This information has been given to the Hayward PD detective in charge of the ongoing investigaton into the Garecht case. Police are usually pretty tight-lipped about sharing information, but he did say one thing very significant that I cannot share at this time. But I will say that it was enough of a blockbuster that I changed my opinion of this identification being correct went from "possible" to "very probable". I now believe that we have the name of the kidnappers in both cases.
This is amazing. Do you know when this information (the full names) will become public?
Do you know where "Tony" (and any of the others) are today?
I know one of the suspects works selling hot dogs in downtown Des Moines.
I think a lot of this information came from Paul Bonacci, possibly confirmed by eyewitnesses. Many people doubt the veracity of Bonacci's statements. Have you changed your mind about Bonacci (if I recall, you were one who doubted him; if not -- nevermind)? If you have changed your mind about Bonacci, what happened to change it?
I believe that the possibility of them being a red-herring designed to confuse and deceive investigators is very strong, but that is my opinion based on my gut, not any provable facts.