Found Deceased OR - Karissa Alyn Fretwell, 25, William "Billy" Fretwell, Toddler, Salem, 13 May 2019 *ARREST*

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  1. Gideon Rathbone

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    As far as his vehicles go, I have heard:

    1. An older Ford Ranger
    2. A small pickup
    3. A rental car

    Someone also said at least one of his vehicles was visible in one of the news videos covering the search of his property. Another said his Ford Ranger is still parked at his house. Another said when he was arrested he was driving a rental car.

    LE isn't saying anything.
     
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  2. PommyMommy

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    JULY 17, 2019
    Salem restaurant hosts auction for family of murder victims Karissa Fretwell, son Billy
    A northeast Salem restaurant is holding an auction Saturday to raise money in memory of Karissa Fretwell and her 3-year-old son, Billy.

    [...]

    "We're trying to give her mom peace of mind and be able to get everything taken care of so she doesn't have that extra stress in her life," said restaurant co-owner and event organizer Kelly Vetter.

    The public event will start at 2 p.m. at Shooter's Cafe & Saloon — located at 4716 Silverton Road NE — and will be both a silent auction and a live auction, according to DL, Shooter's bartender and a longtime friend of Fretwell.

    [...]

    Proceeds will go to a memorial fund for the family of Karissa and Billy to help with funeral and burial costs and to fund a scholarship for a student aspiring to be an English teacher — a dream Fretwell pursued as a Western Oregon University student.

    [...]
     
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  3. Yamhill

    Yamhill Well-Known Member

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    An "older Ford Ranger" is a "small pickup."

    However; MW might own two pickups or there might be two pickups involved in the case, one of which is owned by someone other than MW.

    Ford Ranger pickups are often four wheel drive. However; unless heavily modified I would not expect a "Danger Ranger" to access an area of mature forest or even a recent clear cut unless the loggers had finished stacking slash piles and the terrain was not to rugged. The area that I posted a link to might be accessible to a Ford Ranger. An ATV wwould be better.

    Interesting that the upcoming hearing in August is scheduled to address not just restraints but subpoenas and motions to preserve evidence:

    https://photos.app.goo.gl/uwNfrWQ7TfJ2QJCz7

    I know from when my brother was murdered, the defense attorney filed motions to preserve evidence and return property in an effort to prevent the police from thoroughly examing and collecting evidence from the Dodge van that was the murder weapon. Traces of tissue and cloth found on the vehicle chasis were critical evidence. I expect that the Yamhill County Sheriff has already inspected and tested any vehicles. The biggest issues would be collection of blood and other tissue and DNA fingerprinting.

    Keep in mind that the lab can not only identify the person the tissue is from, they can identify tissue type. It is reported that Karissa Fretwell died from a gunshot wound to the head. Even a .22 pistol is likely to result in blood as well as traces of bone and maybe brain tissue being spattered or leaking from the skull. Finding all three tissue types but not her body would be suffecient to convince an ME and DA that she was dead. If these tissues were found in MW's pickup or pickups, then there would be probable cause for an arrest.
     
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  4. Zenla Zylstra

    Zenla Zylstra Active Member

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    Waiting is tough. Any update on the court info? Any response from DA on the restraints motion?
     
  5. PommyMommy

    PommyMommy #ShinelikeShanann

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    Looks like the restraints motion will be heard on Aug 5 and a status hearing has been scheduled for Oct 2.

    OREGON JUDICIAL DEPARTMENT - Online Records Search

    07/10/2019 Record - Proceedings
    Comment
    Motion to preserve evidence-DA to notify as to objections-set mo regarding use of restraints 30 minutes and subpoenas-set hgsk 3 months out-

    07/12/2019 Objection

    07/17/2019 Order, Judicial Officer Collins, John L
    Comment
    to Preserve Evidence and Notify Defendant of Testing

    08/05/2019 Hearing - Motion
    Judicial Officer, Easterday, Cynthia L
    Hearing Time 9:30 AM
    Comment
    use of restraints and subpoenas 40 minutes

    10/02/2019 Hearing - Status Check
    Judicial Officer Easterday, Cynthia L
    Hearing Time 8:30 AM
     
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  6. Yamhill

    Yamhill Well-Known Member

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    I do not believe that the hearing on the physical restraints issue is going to result in any surprises. The Big Bad Wolfe is accussed of murdering his own child as well as the mother of his child. While Karissa died from a gunshot wound to the head, it was no dispassionate killing. She was abducted, probably with physical force, and almost certainly shot at Close Range or even contact range while she was either unconcious or restrained. That killing was sadistic. No Judge in their right mind would allow him to be brought into court unrestrained. Since Judge Ladd Wiles has been recused from the case, that isn't going to happen.

    What will be interesting are the motions to "preserve evidence." This is merely a ploy to obstruct the collection and testing of evidence. I suspect that the defense is wanting to suppress or hide all of the blood and other tissues found in BBW's vehicles, his home, his work spaces at Cascade Steel, and the vehicles of any possible accomplices.

    If this effort to suppress evidence fails, I expect to see a settlement conference. If he is guilty, the Big Bad Wolfe is so evil that even Governor Kate Brown will not be able to argue against his execution on principle. A plea bargain to avoid a possible death sentence will be hard for MW to resist.
     
  7. PommyMommy

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    Update #3

    KF is originally from Northwood, ND per her FB, received her AAOT at Chemeketa Community College, attended Dallas High School, formerly employed by Jimmy Johns and McDonalds, currently employed as an overnight security guard at Cascade Steel Rolling Mills and studying education at Western Oregon University. Morrison Campus Alternative School said KF was an alumna and was volunteering at the school this year (2019).

    Feb 18, 2016 BF is born

    2017 KF graduated Chemeketa Community College

    Early 2018 KF was living at the apts per neighbor, AR, Google Maps

    June 21, 2018 Case 18DR13448 Filed (Filiation), State of OR and KF Petitioners, MW Respondent

    Sept 25, 2018 Case 18DR13448 Judgement establishing paternity

    Dec 21, 2018 Case 18DR13448 Motion to set Child Support

    Feb 6, 2019 Case 18DR13448 Show Cause paperwork mailed to MW; court records list his address 2700 NW Phillips Road

    Mid-March, 2019 (reported as approx 2 months ago) Neighbor RA heard an argument in KF's apt "We heard a man and woman arguing incredibly loud," Allen said. "The man was swearing a lot and there was a kid crying in the background, and the woman was yelling at him to get out of her apartment."

    Mon, Apr 15, 2019
    Fri, May 3, 2019 KF’s vehicle was reported stolen (see May 8)

    Wed, May 8, 2019 KF receives parking ticket 19PK98356 notated 5/11 as pending dismissal because vehicle was reported stolen 5/3, recovered 5/10

    Fri, May 10, 2019 KF cited for two more parking tickets 19PK100534 and 19PK101147 on the day her vehicle was recovered

    Sat, May 11, 2019 Friend MH last spoke with KF, KF asked about installing a Ring camera

    Mon, May 13, 2019
    • 4:00 p.m. KF was last seen by her babysitter after she watched BF and met KF to return him. KF was driving the Mercury Mountaineer. [1]
    • 8:45 p.m. Cascade Steel video shows MW leaving his work area in a golf cart to a carpenter shop, then walking to a tree line that has access to the business parking lot. [1]
    • 8:55 p.m. MW was moving south away from his place of work [1]
    • 9:00 p.m. MW’s phone is connected to a cell tower in downtown Salem that would cover KF’s address [1]
    • 9:42 p.m. MW’s phone is still using the Salem tower [1]
    Tues, May 14, 2019
    • 1:38 a.m. Cell tower info indicates MW’s phone is moving north [1]
    • 1:43 a.m. MW’s phone is using a tower in Keizer; still moving north [1]
    • 2:12 a.m. MW’s phone is using a tower near his place of work, consistent with the surveillance video [1]
    • 2:35 a.m. MW returns out of the same bushes and is seen driving the golf cart back to his area of work carrying a white trash bag containing unknown items, per surveillance video. [1]
    • 2:52 a.m. MW leaves the main building from a different door wearing his work shirt. He does not have his backpack but is carrying the white trash bag. Per surveillance video. [1]
    • Time (?) Location information placed KF's phone in the area of MW's work at 3200 Oregon Hwy 99 West, McMinnville OR. [1]
    • 4:34 a.m. MW’s phone is using a tower near his home [1]
    • 2:27 p.m. KF's phone sent a text message using the cell tower approx 1.4 miles SE of Gaston. The tower includes MW's property. [1]
    Fri, May 17, 2019
    Sat, May 18, 2019
    Sun, May 19, 2019
    Mon, May 20, 2019
    Tues, May 21, 2019
    Thu, May 23, 2019
    Fri, May 24, 2019
    Sat, May 25, 2019
    Mon, May 27, 2019 A candlelight vigil for KF and BF is held at Maud Williamson State Park

    Tues, May 28, 2019
    Wed, May 29, 2019 Multiple agencies continued searching for KF and BF

    Thu, Jun 6, 2019 MW was indicted on five counts; 2 counts of aggravated murder, 1 count of aggravated murder constituting domestic violence, and 2 counts of first-degree kidnapping.

    Sat, Jun 15, 2019 The bodies of Karissa and Billy were discovered in a wooded and remote area approximately 10 miles west of the City of Yamhill. Officials said detectives “led searchers” there. Karissa’s COD was a gunshot wound to the head. Billy’s is undetermined, pending tests.

    Mon, Jun 17, 2019
    Fri, Jun 21, 2019 Michael Wolfe was arraigned in Yamhill County court. He did not enter a plea and is scheduled to appear again on July 10th.

    Sun, Jul 7, 2019 A public memorial service was held at McMinnville's Church on the Hill

    Wed, Jul 10, 2019
    • MW appeared in Yamhill County court
    • Judge Cynthia Easterday presided.
    • Defense attorneys John Sweeny and Dianna Gentry filed a motion to preserve evidence.
    • A hearing is scheduled for 9:30 a.m., Aug. 5 to argue the use of restraints
    Wed, Jul 17, 2019 Shooter's Cafe & Saloon held an auction to help with funeral and burial costs and to fund a scholarship.

    Wed, Oct 2, 2019, 8:30 a.m. Status Hearing, Judge Easterday

    [1] Michael Wolfe Probable Cause
     
  8. Mind your biscuits

    Mind your biscuits Well-Known Member

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    Thank You :)
     
  9. PommyMommy

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    You're welcome. Sorry for the delay! :)
     
  10. Yamhill

    Yamhill Well-Known Member

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    Thank you!

    This time line is very informative.

    At the risk of seeming critical, I would point out that you did not include the August hearing on restraints, subpoenas and preserving evidence. This could get really interesting.

    Now that I have your time line, I am mystified about why LE spent so much effort searching in the Hopewell area. The BBW did not spend much time there on the drive back to MacMinniville. However; if evidence of the killings was found at the home on Phillips Road and MW had family who owned land in Hopewell, that might be reason to search there.
    Do cell tower ping logs show MW returning to that area at a later date? A ruse to draw LE attention away from the Turner Creek location and his home?
     
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  11. PommyMommy

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    Thank you - not critical at all. I appreciate it when someone lets me know if there is something incorrect or missing. It's difficult to arrive at accurate conclusions using erroneous information! :p MOO
     
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    Update #3 - Revised

    KF is originally from Northwood, ND per her FB, received her AAOT at Chemeketa Community College, attended Dallas High School, formerly employed by Jimmy Johns and McDonalds, currently employed as an overnight security guard at Cascade Steel Rolling Mills and studying education at Western Oregon University. Morrison Campus Alternative School said KF was an alumna and was volunteering at the school this year (2019).

    Feb 18, 2016 BF is born

    2017 KF graduated Chemeketa Community College

    Early 2018 KF was living at the apts per neighbor, AR, Google Maps

    June 21, 2018 Case 18DR13448 Filed (Filiation), State of OR and KF Petitioners, MW Respondent

    Sept 25, 2018 Case 18DR13448 Judgement establishing paternity

    Dec 21, 2018 Case 18DR13448 Motion to set Child Support

    Feb 6, 2019 Case 18DR13448 Show Cause paperwork mailed to MW; court records list his address 2700 NW Phillips Road

    Mid-March, 2019 (reported as approx 2 months ago) Neighbor RA heard an argument in KF's apt "We heard a man and woman arguing incredibly loud," Allen said. "The man was swearing a lot and there was a kid crying in the background, and the woman was yelling at him to get out of her apartment."

    Mon, Apr 15, 2019
    Fri, May 3, 2019 KF’s vehicle was reported stolen (see May 8)

    Wed, May 8, 2019 KF receives parking ticket 19PK98356 notated 5/11 as pending dismissal because vehicle was reported stolen 5/3, recovered 5/10

    Fri, May 10, 2019 KF cited for two more parking tickets 19PK100534 and 19PK101147 on the day her vehicle was recovered

    Sat, May 11, 2019 Friend MH last spoke with KF, KF asked about installing a Ring camera

    Mon, May 13, 2019
    • 4:00 p.m. KF was last seen by her babysitter after she watched BF and met KF to return him. KF was driving the Mercury Mountaineer. [1]
    • 8:45 p.m. Cascade Steel video shows MW leaving his work area in a golf cart to a carpenter shop, then walking to a tree line that has access to the business parking lot. [1]
    • 8:55 p.m. MW was moving south away from his place of work [1]
    • 9:00 p.m. MW’s phone is connected to a cell tower in downtown Salem that would cover KF’s address [1]
    • 9:42 p.m. MW’s phone is still using the Salem tower [1]
    Tues, May 14, 2019
    • 1:38 a.m. Cell tower info indicates MW’s phone is moving north [1]
    • 1:43 a.m. MW’s phone is using a tower in Keizer; still moving north [1]
    • 2:12 a.m. MW’s phone is using a tower near his place of work, consistent with the surveillance video [1]
    • 2:35 a.m. MW returns out of the same bushes and is seen driving the golf cart back to his area of work carrying a white trash bag containing unknown items, per surveillance video. [1]
    • 2:52 a.m. MW leaves the main building from a different door wearing his work shirt. He does not have his backpack but is carrying the white trash bag. Per surveillance video. [1]
    • Time (?) Location information placed KF's phone in the area of MW's work at 3200 Oregon Hwy 99 West, McMinnville OR. [1]
    • 4:34 a.m. MW’s phone is using a tower near his home [1]
    • 2:27 p.m. KF's phone sent a text message using the cell tower approx 1.4 miles SE of Gaston. The tower includes MW's property. [1]
    Fri, May 17, 2019
    Sat, May 18, 2019
    Sun, May 19, 2019
    Mon, May 20, 2019
    Tues, May 21, 2019
    Thu, May 23, 2019
    Fri, May 24, 2019
    Sat, May 25, 2019
    Mon, May 27, 2019 A candlelight vigil for KF and BF is held at Maud Williamson State Park

    Tues, May 28, 2019
    Wed, May 29, 2019 Multiple agencies continued searching for KF and BF

    Thu, Jun 6, 2019 MW was indicted on five counts; 2 counts of aggravated murder, 1 count of aggravated murder constituting domestic violence, and 2 counts of first-degree kidnapping.

    Sat, Jun 15, 2019 The bodies of Karissa and Billy were discovered in a wooded and remote area approximately 10 miles west of the City of Yamhill. Officials said detectives “led searchers” there. Karissa’s COD was a gunshot wound to the head. Billy’s is undetermined, pending tests.

    Mon, Jun 17, 2019
    Fri, Jun 21, 2019 Michael Wolfe was arraigned in Yamhill County court. He did not enter a plea and is scheduled to appear again on July 10th.

    Sun, Jul 7, 2019 A public memorial service was held at McMinnville's Church on the Hill

    Wed, Jul 10, 2019
    • MW appeared in Yamhill County court
    • Judge Cynthia Easterday presided.
    • Defense attorneys John Sweeny and Dianna Gentry filed a motion to preserve evidence.
    • A hearing is scheduled for 9:30 a.m., Aug. 5 to argue the use of restraints
    Wed, Jul 17, 2019 Shooter's Cafe & Saloon held an auction to help with funeral and burial costs and to fund a scholarship.

    Mon, Aug 5, 2019 9:30 a.m. Judge Easterday, Motion on use of restraints, subpoenas, 40 minutes

    Wed, Oct 2, 2019, 8:30 a.m. Status Hearing, Judge Easterday

    [1] Michael Wolfe Probable Cause
     
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    According to Google driving instructions, it should take 33 minutes to make the drive from Cascade Steel to Fretwell's apartment in Salem. MW made the drive in a bit over 15 minutes.

    He was in a hurry.
    Phone call set him off?

    In other news, I checked for a possible real estate listing of the Wolfe's Lair. So far it is not for sale.
     
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    He left Salem at 1:38 and didn't get to work until 2:35. That is nearly an hour not 15 minutes. I have made that drive numerous times at night. It's quick and pretty straight. Like Janzen said...something about phone pings sent police to his property. Probably that extra half hour. A lot can happen in a half hour in the sticks where there are no street lights.
     
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    I was referring to MW driving from Cascade Steel to Salem. Her is a segment of the timeline.

    Mon, May 13, 2019
    • 4:00 p.m. KF was last seen by her babysitter after she watched BF and met KF to return him. KF was driving the Mercury Mountaineer. [1]
    • 8:45 p.m. Cascade Steel video shows MW leaving his work area in a golf cart to a carpenter shop, then walking to a tree line that has access to the business parking lot. [1]
    • 8:55 p.m. MW was moving south away from his place of work [1]
    • 9:00 p.m. MW’s phone is connected to a cell tower in downtown Salem that would cover KF’s address [1]
    • 9:42 p.m. MW’s phone is still using the Salem tower [1]
     
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    Monday, August 5th:
    *Motions Hearing (@ 9:30am PT) - OR – Karissa Alyn Fretwell (25) & William “Billy” Alan Fretwell II (3) (last seen May 13, 2019, reported missing May 17, 2019, Salem; found June 15, 2019 approx. 10 miles west from Yamhill on Weyerhauser property off Turner Creek Rd. LE believe they were dead on May 16, 2019) – *Michael John Wolfe (52) “father of Billy” – sought for questioning since 5/23/19, arrested (5/23/19), charged (5/28/19), indicted (6/6/19) & arraigned (6/21/19) with 2 counts of aggravated murder, 1 count of aggravated murder constituting domestic violence, & 2 counts of 1st degree kidnapping. No plea entered yet. Held without bond. Yamhill County (#19CR34514) will be transferred to Polk County
    Court hearing from 5/24/19 thru 6/14/19 reference post #877 here:
    Found Deceased - OR- Karissa Alyn Fretwell, 25, William "Billy" Fretwell, Toddler, Salem, 13 May 2019 *ARREST*

    6/20/19 Update: Arraignment hearing moved to 6/21/19. 6/21/19: Wolfe did not enter a plea. He is being charged with three counts of aggravated murder (2 counts of aggravated murder & 1 count of aggravated murder constituting domestic violence) & 2 counts of first-degree kidnapping. (2 of those counts are for killing more than one person & one of those counts is for killing someone under the age of 14). These charges carry the possibility of life in prison or the death penalty. A court hearing for Wolfe is scheduled for July 10. Prosecutor files motion that was granted to disqualify Judge Ladd Wiles. New judge: Cynthia L. Easterday.
    7/10/19 Update: Wolfe appeared on video screen during hearing. Defense attorneys John Sweeny & Dianna Gentry filed a motion to preserve evidence & notify Wolfe of testing. At Wednesday's hearing, Sweeny & Gentry were granted a hearing to argue to not use restraints during hearings while Wolfe is in the courtroom. The hearing is scheduled for 9:30 a.m., Aug. 5. Status hearing on 10/2.
     
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    So this morning is a hearing about whether Wolfe has to be in restraints for future courtroom appearances?

    ETA Eastern Time, so in about 45 minutes?
     
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    No. Hearing at 9:30 am PST so 3 hours to go.
     
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