NV NV - Steven T. Koecher, 30, Henderson, 13 Dec 2009 - # 2

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  1. believe09

    believe09 Active Member

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    NIC #: M058555154

    Last Name: Koecher
    First Name: Steven T
    Age: 30
    Gender: Male
    Height: 5'10
    Weight: 180
    Eyes: Blue
    Hair: Blonde
    Complexion: Fair
    Race: White​
    Date of last contact: 12/13/2009

    Steven is from ST George UTAH. He was last seen on surveillance video striding away from his vehicle which was parked in a cul de sac in Sun City Anthem, Henderson NV. On Friday, December 11, 2009 at 3PM he assisted two juveniles who were locked out of their home in the St. George area. Between December 11 and December 13 he held two cell phone conversations with friends indicating that he was in the Henderson area. His car was discovered on December 15, 2009 still parked in the cul de sac.

    Steven had recently started a window washing job part time and had been handing out flyers. His last financial transaction was on Saturday December 12th when he purchased Christmas gifts at a Kmart in St George.

    Here are some links to media and other sites that have been helping to draw attention to Steven's case-perhaps we can draw some of the traffic on the Susan Powell thread to this one to help energize this investigation!!

    http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gi...5012614&ref=nf
    http://juljef7.blogspot.com/
    http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14064989
    http://www.deseretnews.com/article/7...ing-Utahn.html
    http://www.fox5vegas.com/news/22053714/detail.html?taf=vegas


    Thread number one is here:
    NV - Steven T Koecher, Missing Dec 13 Henderson - Websleuths Crime Sleuthing Community
     
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  3. dreamweaver

    dreamweaver New Member

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    $400.00 worth of stuff, 1/2 of it booze.
    Sounds like a party.

    Where is Steven?
     
  4. SuziQ

    SuziQ Well-Known Member

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    Well I missed this tidbit by speedreading and trying to stay caught up. Can you tell me more? TIA.
     
  5. motappin

    motappin New Member

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    What a mystery! Whatever piece is missing, it's a biggie. So many possibilities.
     
  6. dreamweaver

    dreamweaver New Member

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    I only saw it on the last page of first thread.
    I thought I missed something, so I brought it over..
    should have brought original post.

    I did that icky assume thing.
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    brought over from first thread: poster lost at sea

    Im open to any idea but motive is just a part of the picture here.

    If I were to go to the grocery store people could say it was because I was hungry. Or that I was buying food for my wife. Or that I was getting food for a homeless guy. Or I was looking for a job. Or... etc etc etc.

    Add in the facts that I took a back route that lasted 40 minutes longer than it should have and that my receipt says I bought $400 dollars worth of stuff and half of it was booze. That changes a lot of things.

    My point is we have a lot of pieces to make mesh here. If love really is a motive we should be able to make it fit.

    I think if Steven knew he was leaving his life and he wasn't ever coming back he would have taken a last opportunity to see his family. 3 days earlier he had his chance but didn't. They were on apparently good terms. He had presents in his car for his family. He made appointments for the next day. If it is true that Steven wanted to disappear he has done a textbook job of covering his tracks and making them lead in different directions. Its almost like he did TOO good of a job to disappear to believe it.
     
  7. SuziQ

    SuziQ Well-Known Member

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    Ah ok, so it was hypothetical?
     
  8. lost at sea

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    Yes, hypothetical for purpose of illustration. Sorry if it wasn't clear.
     
  9. bigtexastom

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    Hello all....

    I've been watching for a couple of days now, made one comment about his resume, but now I'm diving in head first.

    I've been a good/best friend of steve's for over 20 yrs. we grew up together in texas. we played together when we were little kids. they moved to utah for a time (couple of years), then moved back to texas when he was in middle/high school. we instantly reconnected, and were best friends my senior year, his junior year, hung out every day. we stayed in contact during our missions, and we were roommates at BYUI. I've since been married and moved back to texas. we'd talk about every 6 weeks since i moved back here. he'd go visit his sister here and he'd always pass through and see me. Lately, i'd call him during my commute home from work, or he'll call me just to check in. we've been in pretty good contact up til his missing date. Last time I actually saw him was in july when i went to utah to visit family. he made the drive to slc to hang out with me and 2 other of our roommates. all 4 of us had a really good time together. Me and the other 2 rommates are all married, and i remember us all taking about girls with steve and his dating life. he seemed to be dating often. (i do recall he had a somewhat serious relationship at some point, but he had since broken it off...this has been maybe a year or two ago).

    I called him on or around his birthday in early november to wish him a happy birthday and we chatted for about half an hour about dating and work. i remember telling my wife that he seemed pretty down, but that he was steve and he'd be okay. i told him to hang in there and to send me his resume so i could send it out around here....i really wanted him to move back to texas.

    i posted on his FB account on dec. 9 asking for his address in st. george so i could send him a christmas card. he didn't respond, so i texted him at 10:20 am (texas time) on dec 10 and he didn't respond to that either.

    A mutual friend of ours called me on Dec. 19th to tell me the news.

    I can't stop thinking about him, and what is going on. Just some thoughts:

    -its possible he could have a secret life. he wasn't living close to anyone who was really close to him. But really, really doubt he was gay. I know steve. I've had countless COUNTLESS conversations with him over the years. I cannot rule it out as we aren't as close as we have been, but i just really really doubt it.

    -steve has a good head on his shoulders. i know his family. he confides in them. i cant imagine he'd just up and leave without telling anyone.

    Having said that, i know people in difficult times can do irrational things. so its possible he did something unlike him. i just don't think so.

    I hope he comes home soon.
     
  10. lost at sea

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    Welcome. Your insights will certainly be valuable here.

    Quick question for you: Were there any other times prior to the 9th where it took him a while to get back to you on facebook. Or did he sometimes not respond to a text?

    I don't want to throw red flags about those two things if they were somewhat normal.
     
  11. Fairy1

    Fairy1 No Country for Old Men

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    Welcome bigtexastom and thank you so very much for your valuable insights. I sure hope he goes home soon as well.

    On another note - ya'll had my heart pounding with the $200 worth of booze! Kinda made me want a cocktail myself just to calm my nerves! Oh my, if this case has me wanting a drink at 9 AM - this is gonna be a long day!
     
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    Ill be sure to preface all illustrations in the future so we dont do that again!
     
  13. bigtexastom

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    No, he was pretty good about responding to text messages...not really FB. Since he didn't have the internet at home, he wasn't on FB very much.

    But he usually responded to my texts.
     
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    If we suppose its true that Steven's trip(s) to Ruby Valley/northern Utah extended over the 8th and 9th its entirely possible to assume that he was out of cell range (especially with At&T) and didn't get the message until later, if at all. I *think* his cell record will show when he received the text. But it might show when AT&T received it and not when it was delivered to his phone.
     
  15. Fairy1

    Fairy1 No Country for Old Men

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    Not your fault - I didn't realize that we had a new thread! Thank goodness dreamweaver brought your original post over here or I fear we would have had that misunderstanding by everyone following this case all day long. Heaven knows we don't need any more confusion than we already have!
     
  16. Fairy1

    Fairy1 No Country for Old Men

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    We need a mod to close thread #1 - so we're all at least on the same page, if not total agreement with one another.:crazy:

    I was thinking this morning about where Steven might be right now if he is, in fact, alive and well. The most logical answer - to me anyway - was that he would still be in the Las Vegas area. Otherwise, why come here at all if it was nothing more than a springboard to elsewhere - like Sacramento? He could have just gone directly to Sacramento, right?

    Then it occurred to me that Vegas would be the closest major/international airport to St. George. Perhaps he was here to catch a flight. Considering his obvious penchant for road trips, I speculate that his destination this time was not within driving distance. For instance, if he were going to say, Brazil....

    For this trip, Steven would have needed a passport. Do we know if he had one that was current and if so, was it found at his apartment?

    I think LE would need to initiate a check of flight manifests out of Vegas during the time Steve went missing, but that may prove quite fruitful. IMO
     
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    This thing about him buying booze came out of left field and if anyone asked this question, my apologies for repeating it.

    Where was the booze he bought? I don't recall hearing that there was $200 worth of liquor in his car. Was it there or not?

    If the booze is missing then that means he dropped it off somewhere. Translation - he paid a visit to his ultimate destination and dropped off the goods and drove back to the appointed location to abandon the vehicle.

    So for the math geniuses on board, here is a hypothesis. If you take the missing mileage and divide by 2, that is probably the number of miles between Henderson and where he is now.

    Just my hypothesis, that's all.
     
  18. liz b.

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    In my recent posts I have stated that I thought Steven met someone in the area and fell in love. I think he's probably with that person. At no time did I speculate that he met a gay lover -- although he might have, I simply don't know. He could have met a woman who works as a dancer or a high-end escort. It is the Vegas area,after all. Steven seems to be a man who likes to help others. That trait could be how he was first drawn to such a woman.Those houses in Anthem, some of them are probably rented. I believe that this what is most likely to have happened to him
     
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    I hope he can come home, too.

    Thanks for all of the information; I hope you don't mind, I'm going to put your comments about trying to reach him on Dec 9th/10th, on the informal timeline I've put together.

    http://sites.google.com/site/parallelcooler/home/koecher-html

    This is troubling. He (apparently) drove through SLC on the way home from Ruby Valley, NV. He could have stopped to see his family, but didn't. You (a long-time friend) attempted two contacts, and neither were responded to (yet, we know he was using his phone).

    At the time you texted, he may have been driving through a no-coverage area of Utah...but he could pick up his messages later.

    So far, all we know is that in the days before he disappeared, he was out of contact with his long-time friends/family and responded only to his fellow church members.

    Thank you again
     
  20. believe09

    believe09 Active Member

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    I am going to repeat a question, and direct it to Naegle in the event the info can be shared:

    Did the person who caught Steven on surveillance turn over additional tapes to LE in the event that Steven was in that area before?
     
  21. Fairy1

    Fairy1 No Country for Old Men

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    web - there was no booze. It was presented as a hypothetical scenario by lost at sea and sort of got lost in translation when the new thread was started.
     
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