GUILTY WA - Mackenzie Cowell, 17, Wenatchee, 9 Feb 2010 - #20

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  1. anyoldtime48

    anyoldtime48 New Member

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    Would scare me indeed if you were listening to Bad Company right now. Just landed on this track, and under the circumstances, sadly apropros.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0ryRksbQvU

    But back on topic, I so get the feeling this guy was a serial killer in the making, and they thus wasted no more time than necessary in getting him arrested, and yet as of thus far today, no charges yet. 2 hours to get that done.
     


  2. anyoldtime48

    anyoldtime48 New Member

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    Snipp-ed, and BBM

    If you look at the aerial on 404 S Chelan, you can see some parking behind the house. Where that is in relation to the basement entrance, not sure, but typically in a house from that era, it would be at the back. But remove a body that way in broad daylight? Don't think so.
     
  3. wen111

    wen111 New Member

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    I am very familiar with the salon, I have been there numerous times (and probably won't go back ever again). There are two entrances into the salon, one in the front, which is right on one of the busiest streets in Wenatchee. You can also pull behind the house and there is a small parking lot (maybe 6 parking spots) and a back door you can walk in through. I do not recall seeing an entrance to the basement back there, but then again, I never particularly looked for one.

    If my thinking is correct, the only entrance to the basement is IN the salon. See this review that someone wrote about salon couture in June of this year: http://local.yahoo.com/info-45215035-salon-couture-wenatchee
    "...the shampoo area is rundown and the basement door is always open exposing a dirty staircase..."

    If the only entrance is in the salon, I HIGHLY doubt he could get Mackenzie in the salon without anyone seeing them.

    The salon is usually fairly busy, not as loud and as busy as you'd expect a salon to be. They play music, not loudly, and of course there are the occasional hair dyers running. My intuition is that the murder did not occur at the salon... I don't think it is consistently busy/loud enough for Wilson to feel (... if he feels anything at all....) comfortable murdering someone downstairs within earshot of the salon. If Mackenzie was able to fight back at all, a few hits on the wall or a scream could have very well been plenty to get others to hear her.

    But if she wasn't killed at the salon, I'm not sure where it could have been done. My only thought is that the murder occurred, he "stashed" or hid her body somewhere for a few hours while he dumped her car, recovered the body somehow, and carried it downstairs to his basement where he proceeded to do whatever with it. The blood on the wall could just be from an attempt to dismember or whatever he did after she was dead. :sick: Disgusting.
     
  4. James Vic

    James Vic New Member

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    How long has he been living under the Salon? I thought that they said 6 months and that would mean he moved in April or May?

    In the following WW article is it stated that he lived in the apartment for less than 6 months...
    http://www.wenatcheeworld.com/news/...-searches-hair-salon-for-new-clues-to/?online

    If this is the case, was the blood evidence found at a different address or was he using the apartment before he moved in?
     
  5. Soul125

    Soul125 Active Member

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    Very interesting. Thanks for posting a first hand account of the salon premises. Some things you can't picture unless you have actually been there in person. That is what I was thinking at first. How in the heck could this guy get her into the salon basement apartment at 3:30 in the afternoon without someone seeing her or her car parked outside. A place of business would be the last place you would think somebody would commit a murder.
     
  6. wen111

    wen111 New Member

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    I'm not sure how long he has lived down there... his mom has owned the place since at least 2006/2007 I know, so I guess he could have potentially lived in and out of there for several years.

    Found this picture on his band's myspace page... creeped me out... its Wilson's shadow and the picture is titled "-Christopher-_[The Basement-5-16-09]" Looks like maybe it could be the basement of Salon Couture where he lived.
    http://www.myspace.com/thelastofmourningsun/photos/12408961
    Looks like something straight out of a horror movie to me...
     
  7. theissueathand

    theissueathand Bring Kyron Home!

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    A close friend of mine dated Chris briefly years ago and still talks to mutual friends... she stated that he has lived on and off in the basement apartment for years; Since his mother purchased the building and opened the salon. I have also spoken to two clients of the salon that stated he was there helping on occasion with cleaning and the front desk when they were short handed.
     
  8. hoppyfrog

    hoppyfrog Retired WS Staff

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    This post is going to land in a random place on the thread.

    WS really means it about not posting or perpetuating rumors.

    Stop. It. Now.

    Thanks,

    Hoppy
    mod
     
  9. darlin gal

    darlin gal New Member

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    A car Wilson was driving during the February, 2010, time frame has also been found. The 1999 Black Volkswagen Jetta was sold in April of 2010 but located today in Spokane where it was impounded by local authorities from the Spokane County Sheriff's Office. The vehicle will be processed for evidence by task force personnel and Washington State Crime Lab technicians.



    http://www.q13fox.com/news/kcpq-100610-cowell-murder-arrest,0,4493388.story
     
  10. Magickiss

    Magickiss New Member

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    There was blood evidence found at two places that Christopher lived, the one on okanogan ave is where he lived at the time of the murder, and then the one on south chelan where he has lived for the past 6 or so months.

    http://www.q13fox.com/news/kcpq-100610-cowell-murder-arrest,0,4493388.story

    "Thursday Task force investigators located trace amounts of blood in an apartment at 119 Okanogan St, in Wenatchee, where investigators have determined Wilson was staying last February during the time of Mackenzie's murder. Further analysis of the blood at the state crime lab will determine if the blood is that of victim Mackenzie Cowell."

    http://www.wenatcheeworld.com/news/2010/oct/07/court-documents-sheds-light-on-case/

    "During a search of Wilson’s residence on Wednesday, “blood spatter was found in the stairwell of the residence between the basement and the main floor. Part of the spatter was directional, consistent with coming from something not (in) contact with the wall that was deposited there. A different set of blood spatter was consistent with a contact transfer stain, meaning something bloody touched the wall and was left behind as a sample.”
     
  11. Magickiss

    Magickiss New Member

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    I was wondering if anyone had been able to open the documents yet, I have been trying for an hour and have had no luck it seems to want to time out every time.
     
  12. B Buzz

    B Buzz New Member

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    Other times, other crimes, maybe

    10C11332 ASSIST PUBLIC 13:28:21 10/06/10 REINFELD JASON ACT



    Name redacted because is victim



    MOM CALLING IN, HER 25 YO DAUGHTER(name.. redacted by poster) IS AT LOC. WOULD LIKE CONTACT

    REGARDING A RAPE THAT OCCD 10 YEARS AGO BY THE SUSPECT IN CUSTODY FOR THE COWELL

    MURDER
     
  13. amysmom

    amysmom Well-Known Member

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    This creeped me out even more...it's titled "as if they're the only ones"..It looks like basement stairs that lead to a door..but where? I don't think it's at the Salon but I could be wrong.

    http://www.myspace.com/thelastofmourningsun/photos/albums/album/0?page=10

    All his pix are so dark..just like him!
     
  14. pinkadelica

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    Could have been at either/both places. It's about 22.17 min into the video, "however........ ]"

    Also like the "long time ago" phone tech was on here and said the same thing about the radius of the ping.

    Sorry if this has already been resolved. I was pretty sure I had heard different and it took awhile to find the spot in the video to confirm what I thought I heard.
    http://www.wenatcheeworld.com/cowell/chtf/
     
  15. Magickiss

    Magickiss New Member

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    B Buzz ohhh where did you locate this? This sounds intriguing.
     
  16. amysmom

    amysmom Well-Known Member

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    Did the sick SOB take her to both places (a poster said he's had access to the Salon basement for years) or are we talking maybe another victim?
     
  17. amysmom

    amysmom Well-Known Member

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    Don't think so either..I thought maybe Mack went to his place willingly (LE said she was heading in that direction) & since he left right after her it's possible it was planned..That would've been in broad daylight not the removal of the body BUT! now we hear there may only be access to the basement directly from the Salon..If that's true I will have to rule out this scenario (since nobody in Salon saw them) & change it to IF she was ever there it had to be later after the Salon closed.
     
  18. anyoldtime48

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    To clarify -- I was live posting "high point" comments from LE as the press conference was ongoing. Verizon tech told them 90% chance was boat launch area. After identifying the 404 S Chelan location, they determined that all but one anomalous call fit for distance from towers, therefore calls and texts could have been made from that house/salon.

    I agree that original report that "stuck" that location in that very small area sounded wrong. I hear on scanners frequently when LE puts in request for pings when trying to locate a missing person, and have never heard phone company narrow down under 200 yards in a particular direction from a specific tower. And the closer distances are in town where cell towers are closer together. So to state emphatically it WAS the boat launch and not across the street from or a block away seemed like way too good at triangulating off a ping. MOO
     
  19. anyoldtime48

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    Have seen other pictures of "The Basement" sign indicating where bands played, so I don't think it has any connection to that house.

    Probably this studio.

    http://www.thebasementsound.com/
     
  20. B Buzz

    B Buzz New Member

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    I check the Chelan Sheriff's log report every day. Only thing is it is always off one day--If I look today, I see the one for yesterday.http://www.golakechelan.com/click on the yellow bar for latest EMS LE reports Tomorrow's will be for today. You can search older dates, many of them.Just saw the link is down. Probably the pc today overloaded it... funny, I used it an hour ago.
     

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