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Found Deceased OH - Joey LaBute, 26, Columbus, 4 March 2016 #2

Discussion in 'Located Persons Discussion' started by los2188, Mar 7, 2016.

  1. bighairdontcare

    bighairdontcare Active Member

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    I have done some research on the "Smiley Face Killer."- I will say, I do find it very odd that there are a plethora of unsolved crimes involving college aged men found in bodies of water. Anyone would think that there is a connection between cases- or that somehow these cases have to be linked to the same perp. However, it has been 20 years, and there still has not been a significant piece of evidence left behind? This person is THAT good to get away with murder hundreds of times? And... if you say it is a cult.... this group of people must be skilled murderers.

    Based on my analysis of Joey's conversation that night with Matt, coupled with my own research (or creeping), I believe in the speculation that there was some sort of love triangle going on.
     


  2. bighairdontcare

    bighairdontcare Active Member

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    Elaborate please- why do gays want to beat up other gays? Jealousy? Love Interests?
     
  3. inmyhumbleopinion

    inmyhumbleopinion #NeverGivingUp

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    I agree, and personally I think a love triangle is quite possible here. I understand that the ME has said no stab or gun shot wounds, but has he/she said absolutely no signs of trauma whatsoever, for example, ligature marks, blunt force trauma injuries, etc.?

    Wishful thinking on my part, but if the body turns out to belong to Joey, I'm hoping that along with an official ID, they will announce an arrest, or at least we will hear something along the lines of a suspect being in custody on an unrelated charge, etc. If LE are working on placing someone in custody, perhaps that explains the delay in announcing the official ID, too.

    Regardless, if Joey is no longer with us, I am just so sad. He seems like someone I would love to get to know and hang out with ....
     
  4. Cbusguy

    Cbusguy New Member

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    who is Matt?
     
  5. bighairdontcare

    bighairdontcare Active Member

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    Matt is the guy he was texting earlier that night- the gibberish text
    There were screen shots of their conversation... did you see these?
    Joey sends "you're lying" to Matt.
     
  6. Cbusguy

    Cbusguy New Member

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    And seriously, who is this Matt? I wonder if he has a last name?
     
  7. newshound6

    newshound6 Active Member

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    Whoever this body turns out to be, I return back to the simplest explanation may be the actual one- drunk folks walking and stumbling around on docks,and sloping riverbanks drown very often. If there are no signs of violent trauma it may be a tragic accident, whoever this poor soul may be.
     
  8. bighairdontcare

    bighairdontcare Active Member

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    It's him.. according to 10TV
     
  9. MerryB

    MerryB Well-Known Member

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    Coroner just confirmed the body found in the Scioto is Joey.
     
  10. Mayor Perk

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    An accident is certainly possible but CPD needs to piece together that evening to rule definitively it was an accidental drowning. The last thing I want to see is a COD of drowning and then immediately proclaim it was an accident. The "I'm driving" call certainly suggests he was with somebody. Most accidental drownings occur alone.
     
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    RIP Joey. You were such a sweet guy. I wish we got to know each other better.
     
  12. osu

    osu Well-Known Member

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    [video=twitter;715553600597016576]https://twitter.com/theodore_decker/status/715553600597016576[/video]
     
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    DanceCard Well-Known Member

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    R.I.P Joey.

    :rose:

    Thoughts with Joey's family and friends.
     
  14. eric136

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    RIP Joey ! I didn't even know you.

    Not sure where drowning is coming from. Is that personal opinions or is that mentioned as a possibility in an article ?
     
  15. JadeSLeuth

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    Damn.
    I guess we knew this, truly.

    Heartfelt sympathy to Joey's loved ones, some of whom have been reading here with us.

    Let's hope that LE has enough info to narrow the suspect pool and bring the right person/people to justice. Joey is greatly loved by many and should have had a long, long life ahead of him. I hope they get the guilty party quickly and nail them to the wall.
     
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    wendybtn Well-Known Member

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    RIP Joey. Does anyone know if Columbus or Ohio actually still uses coroners instead of medical examiners?
     
  17. bighairdontcare

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    NBC4- "Ortiz says the autopsy was difficult because Labute’s body was so badly decomposed and added there were no external signs of trauma, like gunshot or stab wounds, on the body."



    I thought Sicilian said the body was in "good" shape....
     
  18. osu

    osu Well-Known Member

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    So sad. Rest in Peace, Joey.
    :rose:
     
  19. RybieMagoo

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    This is so sad to hear. I was hoping for a happy ending in this case, but as time went on, my hope dwindled. At least his family can have some closure now.

    If this was an attack, I hope that the police and a PI can get to the bottom of this.

    Much love to Joey's family. I can't imagine what they are going through right now.
     
  20. CARIIS

    CARIIS Spelling Bee Winner - Kindergarden!

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    "autopsy was very difficult because the body was very decomposed" per doc......

    So was it or wasnt it??

    Maybe they lied to make perp get scared and come in? It is hard to grasp that folks who pick up bodies cant tell the diff between in good shape and severly decompsed per the ME??

    http://nbc4i.com/2016/03/31/police-identify-body-found-in-scioto-river-as-joey-labute-jr/


    tox will take will weeks

    takes us back to he prob passed the night he was taken or soon after,

    I must tell you all that LE being unable to determine decom, apparently, isbothersome - give them a class or somthing

    body in good shape VS needing dental is like night and day to me Something is still really off IMO



    http://nbc4i.com/2016/03/31/police-identify-body-found-in-scioto-river-as-joey-labute-jr/

    police have labeled his death suspicious primarily because of the circumstances (???) in which his body was found.

    spotted LaBute's half-submerged body near the boat launch

    that takes me back to a car backing down the ramp and opening the trunk.........

    the clothing resembled what LaBute was reportedly wearing

    lived in Gahanna

    worked at Morgan Stanley.

    http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2016/03/31/Police-identify-body-in-river.html

    coroner's office says it did not reveal anyexternal injuries,

    http://www.wcpo.com/news/local-news/butler-county/lakota-grad-joey-labute-found-dead-in-scioto-river

    Lakota grad


    http://www.wcpo.com/news/local-news/butler-county/lakota-grad-joey-labute-found-dead-in-scioto-river

    Divers have searched other parts of the river in the past few weeks on separate cases, so maybe this is gonna turn out to beserial killer??

     

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