NH NH - Patric McCarthy, 10, Lincoln, 13 Oct 2003

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  1. lilacwine

    lilacwine Member

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    http://www.capecodonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20090723/NEWS/907230326

    This is an interesting case when you read this story and the evidence the family's PI presents, but the State of NH refuses to open the case.

    The comments on the memorial site and the newspaper site sound like those who know the parties involved are really suspicious.

    I couldn't find a thread in the archives... but find some beliefs chilling.
     
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  2. believe09

    believe09 Well-Known Member

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    Biological parents of 10 year old Patric McCarthy are begging NH authorities to reopen the investigation into the boy's death in 2003. Patric disappeared during a camping trip with his two stepbrothers, his stepmother and his biological father. After 5 days of searching, his body was found and his death ruled as accidental from hypothermia. State Troopers who questioned a 12 year old step brother at the time had serious concerns about the boy's story-he made statements that his brother would be "hard to find" and conflicting statements as to where he had last seen him. Unknown to the troopers was the fact that 10 year old Patric had accused the same 12 year old stepbrother of making sexually aggressive statements to him-a situation that caused the stepmother to become enraged and to punish Patric at length in an attempt to get the boy to recant his accusations. Photos from the discovery of the body and the autopsy show dirt in Patric's nostrils and cuts on his gums, making it more likely the boy was smothered by having his face pushed into the dirt at the remote site. The stepmother washed all of Patrics clothing and sleeping bag from the campsite, preventing search dogs from obtaining a scent. She and the bio father have since divorced-NH officials will be deciding at the end of the month whether they will reopen the investigation.

    http://www.capecodonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20090920/NEWS/909209983

    What a brave, brave little boy....
     
  3. Kymistry35

    Kymistry35 It's never to late to be who you could have been

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    I really hope they reopen this case and if someone did murder this angel, that they pay for it.
     
  4. wildTrose

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    wow I cant believe they screwed up his investigation after he was found...I sure hope whoever did it is found and convicted!!
    Poor kid.....
     
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  5. VespaElf

    VespaElf Little Miss Showcase(runner-up)

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    Cant get link to work but was this the case where the parents were also badly in debt (I believe facing a SECOND bankruptcy) & they curiously had a LIFE INSURANCE policy on Patric???
    (I believe the Father was a prison guard).
    If so I saw this on Dateline if so & agree his death was beyond hinky!!!
     
  6. lilacwine

    lilacwine Member

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    No... his father owned a store and the parents were divorced.

    There are reportedly witnesses who have said that the stepbrothers told people that Patric would not be coming back from the trip.

    The father has since divorced the woman Patric's stepmother (at the time of the death) and there are people who vocally insist there was some intense bullying etc going on between the step-siblings.
     
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  7. badhorsie

    badhorsie Mouth operational, brain elsewhere...

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    On his birthday too. This makes me want to cry even more, poor brave boy:(

    I hope they get to the bottom of this..:furious:
     
  8. Paintr

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    http://www.capecodonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20090920/NEWS/909209983

    Four months before Patric McCarthy was found dead in the New Hampshire woods, the 10-year-old told his mother about a remark by his 12-year-old stepbrother during a Truth or Dare game that could be interpreted as a sexual advance, or just preteen bravado.

    No one knows if it was a real threat, but the incident strained an already bitter relationship between Patric and his stepfamily, according to Traci Langley, a friend at the time of Patric’s stepmother, Margaret McCarthy.

    http://www.capecodonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20090914/NEWS/909140302

    The New Hampshire Fish and Game official who found the body of a 10-year-old Bourne boy in the woods of New Hampshire six years ago remains convinced Patric McCarthy died of hypothermia.

    "Why in the world would New Hampshire Fish and Game try to cover up a homicide?" Capt. Kevin Jordan said in a phone interview Friday. "If it was a homicide, we would have investigated it."

    Patric's family, based on evidence gathered by private investigator Terrance O'Connell and opinions from a half-dozen experts, believes the boy was murdered and dumped in the mountain woods of Lincoln, N.H. They've pleaded with New Hampshire authorities to reopen the case.


    http://news.bostonherald.com/news/national/northeast/view/20090905new_nh_ag_being_briefed_on_patric_mccarthy_case/srvc=home&position=recent

    Attorney General Michael Delaney said Friday that Patric McCarthy’s case is one of many he is being briefed on. He said there is no new evidence or additional information
     
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    Patric McCarthy, 10,
     
  10. believe09

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    Thanks Paintr-this case is haunting me. He needs some justice.
     
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    http://patricmccarthy.org/
    This is so sad! What a sweet little baby. This case has be re-opened. Capecod on line has a lot of articles - some state there is a witness to his murder?? I wonder if it's the now 13 (then 7) year old step brother.
     
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    http://www.capecodonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20090802/NEWS/308029961/-1/SPECIAL21

    Case details lead experts to deadly conclusion

    Can six experts be wrong?
    O'Connell, working pro bono on behalf of the McCarthy family, has asked experts to look at the photographs, police reports and autopsy. Six of them have come to the same conclusion: Patric was murdered.

    But the one opinion that counts in the eyes of the New Hampshire Attorney General's office and the U.S. Attorney's office in New Hampshire is the one of Dr. Thomas Andrew, the state medical examiner, who concluded early on that Patric's death in 2003 was accidental by hypothermia. Andrew has been unbending in his analysis, despite evidence brought forward by O'Connell and the Boston office of the FBI.

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    In his analysis, Dr. James Weiner, the former Cape Cod medical examiner, also concluded that Patric suffocated. Weiner has since died.

    "The missing articles of clothing are most troubling," Weiner wrote. "In cases of hypothermia, it is well known in the forensic field that just prior to collapse from the cold, the victim experiences a hot sensation and starts to remove clothing. Typically, this removed clothing is found nearby the body."

    Patric's hat, socks and coat were never found.

    Dr. Murray Hamlet, an expert in cold injury for the Army for more than 20 years, is perhaps the most adamant that Patric's death was not caused by hypothermia.

    "Not a chance in hell," Hamlet said in a recent interview. "That's what I believed from the start when I saw the pictures."

    Ann Marie Mires, a crime scene expert who used to work in the Massachusetts state medical examiner's office, called it "glaringly obvious" that Patric did not get lost. In her report, she points out that K-9s were unable to pick up the boy's scent from where he allegedly disappeared and that the remote location didn't jibe with the description of Patric as being timid and shy.
     
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    http://patricmccarthy.org/

    Patric McCarthy's Online Memorial


    If you would like to make a donation to the memorial fund please click the button below.
     
  17. Hopeful One

    Hopeful One Blessed are the cracked for they are the ones who

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    Wow, how sad for that little boy. I hope they find justice if he really was murdered.
     
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    http://www.capecodonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20090904/NEWS/909040310/-1/NEWS

    Timeline
    Oct. 13, 2003: Patric McCarthy reported missing in Lincoln, N.H.

    Oct. 17, 2003: Patric's body is found on Whaleback Mountain.

    Oct. 19, 2003: Chief medical examiner Thomas Andrew rules Patric's death accidental by hypothermia.

    November 2003: Geoffrey McCarthy, Patric's uncle, asks Terrance O'Connell to review the case.

    Oct. 14, 2005: Attorney Carla Meyers meets with then deputy Attorney General Michael Delaney to request a new investigation. Delaney assigns a special prosecutor to review the case.

    August 2007: FBI's Boston office begins an independent review.

    July 7, 2009: Representatives of the U.S. attorney in Boston, the New Hampshire state attorney general and U.S. attorney for New Hampshire meet to discuss evidence gathered by the FBI.

    continued....
     
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    I pray they investigate this fully and if this precious little boy was murdered, please, please get justice for him. RIP sweet little guy.
     
  20. Masterj

    Masterj Well-Known Member

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    I knew the stepbrother Gabe was involved. I just knew it.

    www.socomagazine.com

    http://www.capecodonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20091018/NEWS/910180321/-1/NEWS11

    The stepbrother of Patric McCarthy told a federal investigator he pushed the 10-year-old to the ground, turned him face down and sat on his back the day he disappeared, sources with knowledge of the investigation said this week.
    It's a story in sharp contrast to the one told by Gabe Fritz, who was 12 at the time, in the days after Patric disappeared six years ago. At the time, Gabe and Noah Fritz, said they were racing Patric home to the family condo in Lincoln, N.H., when their stepbrother got lost in the woods. He told New Hampshire State Police investigators there was no altercation between him and Patric, according to police records.
    But in his statement to the FBI in spring 2008, sources say, Gabe told investigators he was on top of Patric for about a minute before he and Noah helped him to his feet. He described Patric's breathing as "labored." He told investigators Patric was red-faced, flustered and ran in the opposite direction into the woods, the sources said. Gabe also told them he wondered whether the tussle led to his stepbrother's death.
    Gabe Fritz, now 18 and living in Johnstown, Ohio, did not return a message seeking comment left on his cell phone.


     

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