GUILTY TX - Sally Blackwell, 53, Victoria, 14 March 2006

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  1. Jadenn

    Jadenn New Member

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    VICTORIA, Texas A Child Protective Services program director in Victoria who told relatives she'd been threatened -- is missing.

    Police and C-P-S say 53-year-old Sally Blackwell didn't show up for work yesterday.



    Blackwell was last heard from Monday night.



    K-E-N-S television in San Antonio reports Blackwell had told her family she was worried about threats she received on a particular case.

    More: http://www.kltv.com/Global/story.asp?S=4637908&nav=1TjD
     
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  3. fourboys

    fourboys Former Member

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    C.P.S. Worker's Body Found

    3/15/2006


    A tragic end to a missing person case after the body of Sally Ann blackwell, a child protective services worker out of Victoria was found just outside of the south Texas town.

    Victoria Police confirmed the the 52-year old woman's death around 5 o'clock Wednesday.

    Blackwell was a C.P.S. Program Director, who supervised case workers in several cities, including San Antonio. Her family says they became fearful of her safety once she started receiving threatening messages about a recent case last week. Blackwell didn't show up for work on Tuesday, and her family said they believe her disappearance was part of some type of gang-land type kidnapping.

    http://www.woai.com/news/local/story.aspx?...2D-C4D0399EEBC6
     
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  5. concernedperson

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    What does it take to get these threats considered?
     
  6. docwho3

    docwho3 New Member

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    Traditionally, a dead body.
     
  7. OneLostGrl

    OneLostGrl I'm going against the grain- I'm going sane

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    A Child Protective Services worker whose body was found Wednesday in rural Victoria County had spoken of threats made to her at work, according to police and her family.

    Co-workers reported Sally Blackwell, 53, missing after she didn't show up for work Tuesday morning.

    Victoria police Lt. Mike Hernandez said the case was being investigated as a homicide. He acknowledged that Blackwell had received work-related threats but would not elaborate.

    Victoria County Sheriff's Capt. Richard Kincaid said today that investigators had identified "persons of interest," who he said could include people she had been in contact with through her work. He said investigators were out trying to speak with them but had not yet made any arrests.


    More at link-

    http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/metropolitan/3727403.html
     
  8. mysteriew

    mysteriew A diamond in process

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    A Child Protective Services worker whose body was found Wednesday in rural Victoria County had spoken of threats made to her at work, according to police and her family.

    Co-workers reported Sally Blackwell, 53, missing after she didn't show up for work Tuesday morning.

    http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/metropolitan/3727403.html
     
  9. concernedperson

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    What a terrible story. It is hard enough hearing about CPS workers not doing their job and when we hear of one that does and ends up dead. It is totally, totally upsetting.
     
  10. cathieq

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    I hope they find out who did this. I guess they're keeping all the details secret.
     
  11. LinasK

    LinasK Verified insider- Mark Dribin case

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    Woman Had Complained of Threats Just Days Earlier

    By GITIKA AHUJA

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    March 16, 29006 — The program director of the Victoria, Texas, office of the state's Child Protective Services had said she was scared about threats she had received only days before her body was found in a field in a rural part of the southeastern Texas county.

    Victoria County employees discovered the body of 53-year-old Sally Blackwell off a paved county road on Wednesday while investigating an unrelated report of trash dumping.

    Blackwell was last heard from on Monday evening. When she didn't show up for her Tuesday morning appointments, her co-workers called the police to report her missing.

    Crimmins described a recent incident last week when "a couple of individuals" with a current pending case paid a visit to the Victoria office of Child Protective Services. Blackwell was in a meeting, and one of her assistants spoke to the visitors in the reception area, Crimmins said. The individuals apparently "raised their voices" but left before security was called.

    "That is the incident that is being talked about. That is the only one that we at the agency know that happened," Crimmins said.

    But Tina Taulbee, Blackwell's stepdaughter, told The Associated Press that her stepmother had told her about threats she had received, and that they had affected her.

    "In the 15 or 16 years she has been there, this is the first time she was actually scared," Taulbee said. more at link:http://abcnews.go.com/US/story?id=1733490&page=1
     
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    VICTORIA, Texas -- A preliminary autopsy indicates a state social worker whose body was found along a country road was strangled, the county sheriff said Thursday.
    Sally Blackwell had received threats related to her work, authorities and relatives said. The case was being investigated as a homicide, police Lt. Mike Hernandez said.
    Family members reported Blackwell, a Child Protective Services program director, missing after she didn't show up for work Tuesday morning. County employees found her body Wednesday.
    Tina Taulbee said her stepmother had spoken of threats she had received.
    "In the 15 or 16 years she has been there, this is the first time she was actually scared," Taulbee said.

    The autopsy findings were announced by Victoria County Sheriff T. Michael O'Connor.
    O'Connor said there are 30 to 40 investigators currently working the case.
    CPS investigates reports of abuse and neglect of children, and, if necessary, places them in foster care.
    Blackwell, 53, oversaw 46 caseworkers, their supervisors and support staff in nine counties.
    Agency spokesman Patrick Crimmins said in a statement that CPS employees are trained how to deal with hostile clients and manage their personal security when visiting homes.
    http://www.ksat.com/news/8079629/detail.html
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    :( I hope they solve this for her and her family.
     
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    New details emerged Monday in the investigation into the slaying of a child protective services supervisor.
    According to an affidavit, a retired Victoria County sheriff's captain, Michael Buchenek, is considered a person of interest in the case.
    Buchenek had recently dated the victim, Sally Ann Blackwell, whose body was discovered March 15 in a Victoria County field after she disappeared from her home the day before.
    An autopsy showed she'd been strangled.
    Blackwell lived a few blocks from Buchenek, who was described in the affidavit as "a suspected party."
    According to the affidavit, a police interview with Buchenek left investigators disturbed when the former captain did not seem concerned about Blackwell's disappearance and did not offer to assist with the search.
    The affidavit also stated that bloodhounds trailed a scent from where Blackwell's body was found to Buchenek's residence and a car in his driveway.
    http://www.ksat.com/news/8311409/detail.html
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    :furious: dogs trailed a scent to his place hmmm.sounds like they are building a case against him.
     
  14. cathieq

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    For more than three months, Amanda Taulbee and her family have waited for any information that would help bring some closure to their ordeal: the kidnapping and slaying of Taulbee's mother, Sally Blackwell, head of the state Child Protective Services agency in the South Texas town of Victoria...
    http://www.dfw.com/mld/dfw/14919521.htm
     
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    SewingDeb "Sorry, I'm not qualified to land the plane."

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    http://www.ksat.com/news/9663816/detail.html?subid=22100443&qs=1;bp=t

    Arrest Made In Slaying Of CPS Regional Director

    SAN ANTONIO -- A 23-year-old man was arrested and charged Thursday with the death of a 52-year-old Child Protective Services regional director from Victoria.

    Jeffrey Frank Grimsinger was charged with capital murder in connection with the kidnapping and slaying of Sally Ann Blackwell.

    The suspect is the son of Blackwell's former boyfriend, Michael Grimsinger, 57, the Houston Chronicle reported in its online edition Thursday night.

    "Via DNA, we have tied him to the scene of the crime of the victim," said Victoria County Sheriff Michael O'Connor.

    The sheriff didn't want to release more details about the case since the investigation is ongoing and it will be presented to a grand jury.
     
  17. cathieq

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    It's about time...I am so thankful someone was caught. My question: Why did he do it in the first place? Did I miss something somewhere?
     
  18. cathieq

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  19. Bobbisangel

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    Well this is a puzzle. I wonder if this kid thought his dad had been done wrong or if maybe he had a crush on her himself? I wonder who it was that had been threatening her? So as it stands right now the ex sheriff didn't have anything to do with it.
     
  20. OkieGranny

    OkieGranny New Member Staff Member Forum Coordinators

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    From January 2008:

    http://www.chron.com/news/houston-t...or-s-murderer-gets-a-life-term-in-1779870.php

     

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