MI MI - Julia Niswender, 23, EMU student, Ypsilanti, 10 Dec 2012 - #5

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  1. formerjerseygirl

    formerjerseygirl Well-Known Member

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    So sorry Trojan. Justice for Julia !!
     
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  2. black_squirrel

    black_squirrel Well-Known Member

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    I am sorry to hear that your relationship with your daughter has been severed again.

    Kim, JT and their daughters have gone through a lot. Besides the loss of Julia, they also had to go through a trial (that should never have taken place IMO because there wasn't a case) and public humiliation. The way Ypsilanti police has handled the investigation has caused harm to the Turnquist family and it is understandable if they would have little trust in the Ypsilanti police. Given this history, it may be advisable not to make such a formal statement. There are many examples of innocent people in prison (and later exonerated) who where trapped and intimidated into a false confession.

    At this point I don't know if Ypsilanti police still believes that JT is involved. My impression is that, I am sorry to say, this case has gone cold. I am not sure whether "pounding" on LE's desk on a weekly basis is helpful. Likely, the officer would get irritated and break off communication alltogether. I am still hopeful for this case, though. One DNA hit could blow the case wide open. I wish a new team of investigators (perhaps a cold case team) would look at this case again with new eyes.
     
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  3. Trojan1966

    Trojan1966 Verified Family Member Julia Niswender

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    I believe that if they have nothing to hide, why not give a formal written statement. If they feel this may present a "problem" then they should take their lawyer with them. Why on earth would JT want to continue being named "a person of interest"? This does not make any sense to me.
     
  4. Spellbound

    Spellbound falsus in uno, falsus in omnibus

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    I am so very sorry :(
    I am always scanning the internet for any new updates or thoughts to add.
     
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  5. Dissmeguys

    Dissmeguys New Member

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    I believe that LE has checked out some of EMU teachers / professors early on, I remember reading somewhere that either a teacher/ professor had a crush or infatuation on Julia or vise versa
     
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  6. Dissmeguys

    Dissmeguys New Member

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    Trojan, I am very sorry to hear that you and your family are struggling in disagreement on how Julia's investigation is going. The family divide during a time when family should be sticking together in a strong force of support has to be so stressful, hurtful and disappointing. I hope that the family wounds will heal and you all will work together on helping LE during the investigation. I thought that Kim and Jim Turnquist lawyered up with in days after they found Julia's body. AND didn't I hear somewhere that the reason Kim has given for lack of cooperating with LE is that YPSI was going after her husband, and because of the Child Porn case. She seemed to have NO problem spending alot of time with the first Det. Joe Yuhas. But when he was taken off the case, and Det. Annette was the lead detective on the case, Kim just didn't like her and from that point on stopped cooperating with the investigation. I think you mentioned that Kim blames YPSI LE for the Child Porn charge. Doesn't she realize that if LE find's any sign of child porn on a computer that they have to turn it over to LE in the city that they lived in. By law I think they had to do so. AND just because Jim T. was acquitted, doesn't mean there wasn't questionable photos on that computer right?? They just couldn't prove it was Jim T. that was looking at them, who knows it could have been Kim or Madison or who knows who, they had to prove it was the person on trail and LE and prosecutors weren't able to do so evidently. Hang in there, we hope that Julia's murderers are arrested soon.
     
  7. Dissmeguys

    Dissmeguys New Member

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    Good to know Rosesfromangels, do I recall that the DNA that LE does have was from 1 rubber glove that they found in Julia's bedroom? Also I think there was more then 1 DNA found on the glove. You would think that just from that there would have been an arrest by know, it's almost been 7 years. But I guess if the people /men who killed Julia aren't in the Codis database yet, then this case may take a very long time to be solved if LE is depending on this case to be solved by DNA alone. Didn't the step Dad give DNA, and I believe he had a vasectomy?
     
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  8. Trojan1966

    Trojan1966 Verified Family Member Julia Niswender

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    All of these comments are true. I believe that Kim or Jennifer have access to this site and read it periodically. I will not return to Michigan until either they (Kim & JT) give formal written statements or Julia's murder is solved. I do not believe any grandparent has ever been treated as badly as I have. I have always been there for them if they ever needed anything prior to Julia's murder. They will always have a place in my heart no matter what happens. I hope and pray each and every day for Justice for Julia.
     
  9. rosesfromangels

    rosesfromangels Amateur speculations and opinion only

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    Hi Trojan, thank you for your update.
    The Perp robbed your family and the world of your beautiful Julia.
    But it seems he is continuing to rob your family, and I'm sure that just nourishes him.

    As the days and years go by and there is no formal and ongoing communication with LE - he wins.
    As the days and years go by and the media loses interest in Julia and her case - he wins.
    As your family fractures over the stress and strain - he wins.

    It's up to you and your family to decide. Do you come together and fight for Julia, or do you fracture and fight amongst yourselves? From what I've seen from the media interviews you look like a strong, smart, and determined family.
    Set aside the hurt and pain and anger and come together to fight for Julia!

    Don't let the Perp win. Because right now - he is.

    Amateur opinion and speculation
     

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