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Metal Rod?

Discussion in 'Caylee Anthony 2 years old' started by Crabcake23, Feb 24, 2009.

  1. Crabcake23

    Crabcake23 New Member

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    Have we even discussed this yet? RK had a metal rod with him, collected by LE (page 18 of this document: http://www.cfnews13.com/uploadedFiles/3464-3513redacted.pdf). Sounds just like the PI, who also used a metal rod, poking and probing the same area. I realize that it's a water meter reader rod, but I find it interesting. So that means that he was using the rod to locate Caylee, he wasn't out there to pee.

    I thought RK was in the clear, but this kinda makes me rethink LP's daisy chain theory. If he used the tool for work, fine, but why would LE want it? Because he was digging around near the body.
     
  2. Shaymus at The Rock

    Shaymus at The Rock Inactive

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    DH thinks this is a long tool with a prong on the end. Using the prong, the reader is able to lift the cover off the water meter without having to get up and down. The readers are thus able to work more quickly.

    Now why would he park his truck and carry that tool with him into the woods if he wasn't going to use it ? No water meters in the woods...........

    Tried to think of alternatives:

    Tool hanging on a tool belt - but wearing a tool belt with a long rod attached to it while driving - at the end of your shift ?

    Folding rod carried in a pocket - guess it's possible.....
     
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    FaerieB New Member

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    Having already seen a rattlesnake in that area, you can bet I'd be bringing something into the woods with me if I needed to relieve myself!
     
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    one_hooah_wife Loving Colorado!

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    Maybe just maybe he took it with him in case he encountered another snake ... I would have!!
     
  5. Crabcake23

    Crabcake23 New Member

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    Okay, the folding rod sounds interesting, but would LE want it, if he wasn't using it near the body? And from what I remember, RK was sent out there to search for new areas to install water meters. I don't remember at this point where I'd read/heard that one, but that was his initial reason for being out there.
     
  6. Crabcake23

    Crabcake23 New Member

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    Good point!
     
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    suspicious1 Active Member

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    I was always curious about that. I didn't know that LE wanted the rod. When did they ask for it?
     
  8. Shaymus at The Rock

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    Hadn't thought about that. But, if I was worried about snakes, I'd relieve myself somewhere else. I don't think I'd rely upon my speed and dexterity in confronting a rattlesnake. Unless the rod was electrified in some way - like a cattle prod.
     
  9. ecs5298

    ecs5298 Founding Member of AFKBPOFPOPL & Hardwood Mulch Ki

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    I'd take something with me! But remember he also said, in addition to relieving himself, he was curious to see if what he saw in August was still there. He might have taken it with to poke at the bag (which is exactly what he did with it)

    LE took the metal rod based on his statement that he tapped the skull with the rod and it made a hollow sound. LE took it in case that when he did that, he caused some damage to the skull and they could compare that damage with the metal rod. *Note* I'm not saying that Kronk did do any damage but that LE is covering all the bases.
     
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    Maybe your bladder is better than mine, but waiting probably wouldn't be an option for me. :rolling:
     
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    Yep, that sounds right, from everything i read.thanks ecs...
     
  12. one_hooah_wife

    one_hooah_wife Loving Colorado!

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    I think that he chose that location to relieve himself because he wanted to see if the bag was still there ... I think that seeing whatever he thought he saw back in August and KNOWING that it was never investigated really burdened him and he needed to get a closer look to find some peace!
     
  13. Julessleuther

    Julessleuther Well-Known Member

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    Exactly!

     
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    LeLe1953 Former Member

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    RK did tell LE he poked the bag ( DEC ) and the skull fell out, skull sounded hollow. BUT he has also said that looking back he thinks he might have seen the skull in August. How could he have seen the skull in Aug if it fell out of the bag in Dec when he tapped it? If it had been at the top of the bag, the bag torn, allowing in Aug to see into the top of the bag, I would have thought it would the skull would have come out of the bag between Aug & Dec esp in light of all the rains. Can anyone shed any light on this for me?
     
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    Kronk was either mistaken or misspoke when he talked about the skull dropping out of the bag. CSI determined that the skull was already outside the bag when Kronk encountered it on Dec 11.

    Kronk is pretty much convinced that he saw the skull itself on Aug 11. That was the "round white something" he reported on the phone.
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    I'd have to go back and read again, but I believe LE came to the conclusion that it did not actually fall out of the bag after talking with him-- this is why I can't wait to read his total interview with LE.
     
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    Snakes or other Florida critters is my guess.
     
  19. Woe.be.gone

    Woe.be.gone Well-Known Member

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    Hot Dogs,

    Thank you for bringing up the point that stood out to me. LE said

    the skull would not be where it was found if it had happened like Kronk

    reported. That's all I need to hear.


    Kronk can't retell his story to make it fit what LE says. LE has to determine

    that his story fits what they observed in the first place.
     
  20. LeLe1953

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    Thank you Hot Dogs. I had forgotten that statement.
     

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