NV NV - Steven Koecher, 30, Henderson, 13 Dec 2009 - #22

Discussion in '2000's Missing' started by bessie, Jan 28, 2015.

  1. Laughing

    Laughing Well-Known Member

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    Oh, I definitely agree with you about the train of thought, just waiting for LE or at least a news outlet to take that & run. Looks like an investigative reporter could go rather far with that....

    Where is Steven???

    jmho ymmv lrr
     
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  2. Aun

    Aun New Member

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    I am a bit frustrated with all of the extensive drug addict theories being presented. This kid did not get involved in drugs and was not strung out. Maybe he was feeling nostalgic about his old girlfriend and thought he'd surprise her when he was in her area. Feeling a bit embarrassed about the reason for his trip, he tells the parents some story that ultimately doesn't check out. Bottom line is drug addicts, down on their luck making "supposedly" irrational 1300 miles trips with no return gas money is not the kind of person who says no to help with rent from his dad. Really? When was the last time any drug addict refused cash for any reason. Please. More likely, he ran into a crime in progress or became a victim of crime while he was in the neighborhood passing out flyers or simply got ambushed when he travelled to the culdesac where he clearly had had been prepared for a meeting of some sort. He was not a drug addict. 1. Check for other crimes committed in and around the areas he might have run up on while passing out the flyers. Maybe he was silenced by someone he saw. 2. Using digital records or micro film look at all the area job postings in the area for the weeks leading up to the disappearance. Especially any posting that might have stopped running after the date of disappearance. He answered help wanted ads. One of those ads might provide a deeper clue. Sacramento may play very heavy into the company, organization of person whom he might have met while possibly responding to a job offer. Otherwise, telling the xgf's parents he was on his way to Sacramento made little. Very little sense. Sac was on his mind for a reason.
     
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  3. MysteryMaven

    MysteryMaven Well-Known Member

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    I don’t think Steven was taking any drugs at all. I also don’t think he was passing out flyers. I think his landlord was into something shady/illegal and asked Steven to either pick up or deliver something to help cover the rent he owed. Steven may not have even known what it was. He most likely wound up in the wrong place at the wrong time or ran into some bad people.
     
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  4. velvta

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    If Steven agreed to deliver something for his land lord to make up for back rent, then why was the landlord calling Steven's parents about the back rent? If he and Steven had an agreement about doing errands to make up for back rent, then calling parents about late rent isn't necessary.
     
  5. george14

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    He could have been covering for himself.
     
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    Or maybe it is to increase the pressure on Steven to accept the offer?
     
  7. fridaybaker

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    This is so long ago, I'm not 100% sure, but I believe that the LL contacted Steven's parents about the rent owed first. It was later that the LL said that he and Steven had "worked something out" (not exact verbiage) so that Steven could get the rent caught up. Just my memory.
     
  8. TruthIsStranger

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    I didn't get the impression that people were saying that Stephen was a drug addict. But the fact is that his landlord sold drugs and committed other times and his roommate also was involved in drug dealing. Then we find that the landlord's wife was posting numerous post on Websleuths early on trying to implicate that roommate in Steven's disappearance. Very suspicious.
     
  9. TruthIsStranger

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    If the post is here on websleuths, why can't we reference it? The landlady was allowed to make unsubstantiated posts because she was close to the case. We are just commenting on those posts, because they are suspicious.
     
  10. TruthIsStranger

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    In my opinion, this is the biggest break in the case, by far. An individual who goes to a lot of trouble to try to point the finger at somebody else should always be looked at carefully.
     
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    [QUOTE="velvta "then why was the landlord calling Steven's parents about the back rent?" [/QUOTE]

    Yes, why was he calling them? Steven was a 30 year old man not a 14 year old child. Obviously Steven gave the number to him, but it just seems a bit juvenile, if he wanted to move away and stand on his own two feet.....

    MOO
     
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  12. ScorpioRising

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    Has anybody figured out who the reporting party in the police report could be (AD)? I would also like to know whether Henderson police have followed up on the tip to search in the area of Anthem Highlands Drive & Democracy Drive? Obviously it is possible that a wrong name was given to report this. The location is close enough to where his car was found that it should have been investigated!
     
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  13. Blonded

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    This case is so fascinating to me but I have never really dove in. I tried to listen to the Unfound podcast about it but it seemed to pick up halfway through a story. What would be the place to get the best intro/overview for this case before diving in deeper?
     
  14. Laughing

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    Just go all the way back to Thread #1 here, and Google for more when you see something interesting.

    A few pages back, the actual police reports are posted.

    jmho ymmv lrr
     
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  15. ScorpioRising

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    The episode “Secrets of a son” of the “Disappeared” show will give you a quick intro: Season 3, Ep 15, Aired 4/11/11
     
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  16. MysteryMaven

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    To cover for himself/look innocent.
     
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    I concur on the disappeared episode as a great starting point.
     
  18. Evilxelvis138

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    Wow these are good. The latest has an interview with Steven’s roommate from the LL house.

    Arrin’s work and the Unfound podcast host’s work is some very detailed and thoughtful investigative reporting. Arrin even mentioned a reward out of his own pocket for info leading to what happened.

    Very impressed.
     
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    Just a note to the new followers of the SK case: On the Sunday that SK parked in Anthem it was very windy all day. I recall trying to work in my garden, and the wind caused me to postpone my gardening. When scent dogs were taken to the location it was too late for the dogs to smell anything.
     
  20. MysteryMaven

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    Look up Arrin Stoner’s videos about the case on YouTube. Very thorough.
     

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