MO - Brandy Castaneda Helbock, 43, found dead by KC trash collectors, 8 Jan 2016

Discussion in 'Crimes in the News' started by dotr, Jan 9, 2016.

  1. dotr

    dotr Well-Known Member

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  3. CaseRavel

    CaseRavel New Member

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    Within blocks of me.
     
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    How awful..
     
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    dotr Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to Ws CaseRavel!
    What is the mood in your neighbourhood since the body was identified?
     
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    Keep us updated, I'm interested in the details. They didn't release cause of death but a homicide investigation was opened.
     
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    Welcome to the group! It's always nice to have some local input.
     
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    Brandy's fb page is easily discoverable but doesn't contain much info however her most recent post was a bit grisly and gave me a bit of a shock especially after just having read her case here.
    https://www.facebook.com/brandy.helbockcastaneda?ref=br_rs

    I must admit these kinds of cases where bodies are found in the trash always effect me - so sad the way a person can just be jettisoned by someone along with the eggshells and pizza boxes. :(
     
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    I know the post is supposed to be humorous but it's really horrible to look at! I was a bit shocked when I looked at it. FB removes photos of babies breastfeeding (with a mostly covered breast) but things like this don't get removed :/ I'm very squeamish though about things like piercings!

    It is so horrible isn't it! It really makes me sad too, that a person thinks this person is so worthless that they can be disposed of in a bin. No dignity at all for this poor woman.
     
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    Life's a pain in the ***! It's awful I know, what about this boyfriend. I hate it when a girl dies just after a fight with the significant other
     
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    I can drive pass it tomorrow.(well, 3am, so- today). I have already looked at the road on google earth and its a small stretch of tree lined road.
    I dont talk to many neighbors but I assume most of them do not know or think about it. I cant say its the most favorable side of town.

    Her address has been listed as a P.O box since 2010.
     
  12. eucalyptuz

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    I am wondering how long poor Brandy was in a state of limbo before ending up in the trash :( I'd like to see the missing persons report apparently filed in December...

    Read more: http://www.fox10tv.com/story/309382...dy-near-side-of-road-with-trash#ixzz3wytHxTPZ
     
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    I've been thinking about this and what was mentioned in the most recent media reports about Brandy being a missing person for weeks and I have a theory...
    -her body was discovered Friday Jan 8 by sanitation workers.
    -the previous 2 Fridays were Christmas Day and New Year's Day and I'm assuming that there was no normal Friday collection on those dates.
    -in the link I put above there is a picture of the street side where her body was found and it seems like the houses are way back from the street and most passing traffic may not notice a suspicious smell etc.
    I think Brandy may have been on that roadside for a few weeks...

    ETA: this news reel leads me to believe that it was a area not covered by a regular trash collection.
    http://www.fox10tv.com/story/30919067/sanitation-workers-find-human-remains-in-trash
     
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    Trash day is on friday but if its a holiday they pick it up one day later. Its not skipped altogether. But the workers that day were on somewhat of a special assignment since theres no houses on that street.. Its just a common illegal dump area. So if she was there a while, Im not sure anyone would of noticed right away.
    [​IMG] (she was found by the 3rd pole on the right)
     

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    From October:

    ‘This isn’t just about Brandy’: Murder victim’s sister thanks KC for its help

    http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/mary-sanchez/article107389647.html

    Brandy Helbock-Castaneda Memorial #4BKC Facebook Page
     
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    An arrest was made earlier this month.

    Paroled murderer charged in beating death of Kansas City woman two years ago

    http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/crime/article203790194.html

     

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