PA - Rachael DelTondo, 33, killed in mother's driveway on Mother's Day 2018

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  1. Suglo

    Suglo Well-Known Member

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    It really does. I wonder why 48 Hours glossed over some of the incidents in this case. Why didn’t they mention or interview the policeman (father of her young 19 year old friend) who was the one who caught her and Jeter in the car and who also was suspended from the force the night of her murder?

    Also why didn’t they delve into her being an informant for the State Police? I didn’t quite understand if that was a figment of her imagination or if the State Police were actually talking to her prior to her murder.

    So many unanswered questions.
     
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    That's interesting. I didn't know that.

    What I also find interesting that the ex-fiance's father was an Aliquippa cop.

    August 16, 2016 / Beaver County Radio

    Aliquippa’s new k-9 vehicle was delivered Sunday afternoon during the San Rocco celebration, according to Police Chief Don Couch. Frank Catroppa, CEO of Coast to Coast Communications donated the vehicle, and officers memorialized on the vehicle are: Willie Peluso, Jimmy Naim, Joe Catroppa, Frank’s late father, Ralph Pastine, and Chief William Alston.. Chief Couch tells Beaver County Radio News Correspondent Sandy Giordano that the police department, city and residents are grateful to Frank. He said, “We’re proud of his success, and remembering his hometown.” Officer Jim Brown is Cato’s handler.

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    Aliquippa K-9 Officer Gets A New Vehicle - Beaver County Radio
     
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  3. Suglo

    Suglo Well-Known Member

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    Yeah this case has to be one of the strangest ones I have ever followed. So many LE officers suspended and/or caught for wrongdoing plus almost every player has some sort of tie to the Aliquippa PD. I hope the other PD that took over the case can resolve it.
     
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    The 48 hrs show did mention her working with the state police. They interviewed the journalist from the local news (Beaver Countian) web site who had been reporting on her story. He had been interviewing her months before her murder and knew she was talking to state police.

    I don't recall the part of the story about the policeman who caught her with her younger boyfriend being the boy's father. Do you have a link? TIA

    ETA: Same as in the post above, I only recall her older ex-boyfriend had a father who was a policeman. He was the one believed to have pressured police to give his son (the older ex) a copy of the police report of her being with the younger bf.
     
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  5. CCJD

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    Beaver County Detective Bureau? I'd like to think they could resolve it ... and several more. Check out Beaver County Crime Solvers. And this isn't even a complete list. Notice Karen Adams (missing from Independence Twp) isn't on it, probably since the FBI got involved in her case.
    Beaver County Crime Solvers
     
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    Legally Bland Well-Known Member

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    He's the father of the girl RD went to the ice cream shop with, she was driving.

     
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  7. Betty P

    Betty P Well-Known Member

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    Nothing happened to her. She was interviewed on the 48hrs program. She was spreading some rumors about Rachel, alleging she "thought" Rachel had been doing drugs. No one else who knew Rachel believed that.
     
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    Ok, thanks for the clarification. That explains why Lauren Watkins was saying unfounded, negative things about Rachel in her 48 Hours interview. She may be protecting her father.

    I found it suspicious that the police officer, Lauren's father, didn't write up a police report about the incident until a year later, when Rachel's ex-boyfriend began snooping around for information about the alleged incident before getting her fired from her teaching job. IIRC from the interview, it was Lauren who first told the ex-boyfriend about it and set off the series of events that culminated in Rachel's murder.
     
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    interview, it was Lauren who first told the ex-boyfriend about it and set off the series of events that culminated in Rachel's murder.

    No, it was JG, the one who was boo-hooing crocodile tears (LW was dry-eyed and totally unbelievable, i.e., the side door).

    JG: I just broke down in tears and I said, "Please ask her. Ask her what she was doing in the car … with some kid at night." And I told him [crying].
    Rachael DelTondo murder: Did a secret lead to the killing of the Aliquippa, Pa., teacher?

    Edited to put in correct quote.
     
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    I know they interviewed the journalist about her working with the state police but the impression I got was that he was not 100% positive that it was true. They didn’t interview the state police and never mentioned it again so I was left wondering what happened as that would be very crucial to her case if she had been an official informant for the state police.

    As to the 19 year old Lauren’s father here is a quote with link from the very first page of this thread:

     
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    Geeze! What is going on in that area? How can such a small town have so many unsolved murders?
     
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    Bump! You were right :(
     
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    BBM: Frank's father, Joseph P. Catroppa, died in 2002 so there's no way he pressured police to give Frank the report.

    "Ms. DelTondo’s former fiance, Frank Catroppa, who was questioned in her death, is the son of Joseph P. Catroppa, an Aliquippa policeman"
    From: A young woman's murder rekindles distrust of police in Aliquippa

    Joseph Catroppa, Jr (1948-2002) - Find A Grave...
     
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    It's very strange that after the show aired one of the key players in this story was found unconscious on the side of the road, he was revived with narcan. I have a theory based off of statements from the 48 hours show. The boy who she had a relationship with was said to be very jealous and aggressive. He came to the home pounding on windows, texted and called excessively, and she was involved with his brother. the shooter was able to get close so it was possible that she knew them. He knew where she was the night of the shooting and was out with friends in a car. Is it possible in a jealous fit of rage he committed the crime?

    Then take the drug aspect of it. If she were involved in drugs, word was all over the place that she was talking to police. Could it have been a crime to keep her quiet?

    I feel someone from the Jeter family has more involvement than we know. It's weird her supposed protector was out of town the night it happened of all nights? One of the brothers recently was arrested for illegal possession of a firearm.

    The whole story does not sit well with me It's very strange for a grown woman to be hanging around with highschool age people. The part of her exposing corruption sounds like a made up tale and considering the circumstances with her and her mental health I have a hard time believing it. the web that is this crime is very tangled. I feel horrible for her family. I hope this crime is solved but it seems unlikely.
     
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    Yes but Narcan doesn’t work on alcohol poisoning. The fact that he was totally unresponsive (with eyes wide open) yet came to and was able to yell at the cops and walk away once they gave him Narcan seemingly speaks for itself. The attorney says he took a drug test and passed. Let’s see those results. I just have a hard time believing it was alcohol based on the description of what occurred when they found him on the side of the road.
     
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    Thanks for that clarification. I got them mixed up. Will have to go back and watch it again.
     
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