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- Jul 7, 2018
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Fauna Frey disappeared three years ago from a small town in southern Oregon. Her father, John Frey, joins Newsweek to share new clues in her case.
Yes, completely throw out the hiking prediction...definitely seems like a robbery now.I think we can throw out the hiking theory completely now.
GRANTS PASS, Ore. – It's been over three years since Fauna Frey went missing in Grants Pass, but her dad is now going public with some new key details. Fauna's dad, John Frey, recently made an appearance on a Newsweek podcast talking about the ongoing search for his daughter. Back in June 2020...www.fox26medford.com
On the Newsweek podcast, John said that Fauna’s brother had recently died, and she was in Grants Pass to distribute silver coins totaling $25,000 in value among her brother’s friends.
When she went missing, John said that she had $18,000 worth of coins with her.
I don't know about you but I'm wondering where/how did Fauna's brother came in possession of
$ 25.000 worth of coins in the first place and why did these coins had to be distributed among "friends". Was he a collector, was it a loot, was he in debt with this people, just because he loved them so much and they were valuable to him in life?
GRANTS PASS, Ore. – It’s been over three years since Fauna Frey went missing in Grants Pass, but her dad is now going public with some new key details. Fauna’s dad, John Frey, recently made an appearance on a Newsweek podcast talking about the ongoing search for his daughter. Back in June 2020...kobi5.com
I caught this story on the news just tonight even though it is dated in September. Total game changer and very ominous indeed.
Some posters have questioned Fauna's familiarity with the area and IMO she was probably quite familiar with it. Her family lived in the Selma/Cave Junction area at one time and she had prior addresses in the Riverbanks Road area across US199/Redwood Highway from Fish Hatchery Road (the park) and Wilderville (where she dropped off the hitch hiker).
There is a series of Podcasts by Amanda Popineau called Nowhere To Be Found. She interviews Fauna's friends, her dad and her brother's friend "S", who Fauna stopped to see in Wolf Creek. The interview with "S" provides some history and context to the people Fauna was planning to see and IMO deliver the rest of the coins to, on behalf of her deceased brother. "S" also provides more details about how Fauna came to pick up the hitch hiker.
While it is easy to criticize Sheriff Daniel regarding the handling of Fauna's case, I would like to add some context to the challenges he faces. Josephine County is HUGE, 1600 square miles. The Sheriff has an extremely limited budget due to there being no sustainable source of funding for his department. This means a very limited number of deputies to patrol and no detectives. State troopers handle investigations and also answer calls during the hours when no patrol staff is on duty. At that particular point in time (2020), illegal dope grows were out of control and there was a lot of lawless people running amuck along the US199/Redwood Hwy corridor between Grants Pass and Cave Junction.
It seems like Fauna was ok on Monday, 6/29 at 2:40 PM when she made a reservation at the Weasku Inn but what happened once she got to Gooseberries Market (located just off US199/Redwood Hwy), is for me where the mystery begins.
Why thank you @Lilibet! I have followed this case for a long time and my heart breaks for Fauna's dad who has suffered so much loss. They say you shouldn't outlive your children and the poor man has lost 2 for sure (Dallas and Aura) and I'm afraid Fauna too.Excellent analysis @Hair of the Dog. I live next door in Jackson county and have watched Josephine county residents vote down funding for law enforcement on and off for years. There’s also a reluctance to talk to LE in many rural areas like this where marijuana is grown, so it’s hard for investigators to get information. It‘s no wonder that cases like Fauna’s go unsolved. There are many cases like this on Websleuths in this area and in the Emerald Triangle counties in Northern California. I can understand Fauna’s father’s frustration and also the Sheriff being upset that this info is public. It’s a very difficult case.
You‘re right that the mystery begins at Gooseberries Market. Did she meet someone there? Why didn’t she show up at the Weasku Inn? Who lives along her route to whom she was delivering silver?