GUILTY WA - Mackenzie Cowell, 17, Wenatchee, 9 Feb 2010 - #7

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  1. Liz

    Liz I am not a chemist and this is not my 1st rodeo

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    Good point. Except IF she was murdered at the river's edge.
     


  2. Miss Optimism

    Miss Optimism New Member

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    It doesn't seem very likely that her car was washed that day though, what do you guys think? The whole car seemed dirty, not just the tires.

    I think the perp knew her as well. If she was shot out in the open like that case in January, then I would think it would be related but the circumstances are so different.
     
  3. AutumnRose

    AutumnRose New Member

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    I think the killer tried to float her out from the beach, but the currents deposited her back on the shore nearby. So, hid her there on that property in hopes of coming back with a boat. I haven't figured out yet how he/she/they would have accomplished even attempting to float her out without going out into the water and freezing within 5 minutes! Maybe the buoy with attached line had something to do with it. Maybe put her in upriver somewhere? Maybe that's how her arm was cut so badly (rumor)?
    I do think she was in the water. speculation
     
  4. girlfawkes

    girlfawkes New Member

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    Great info. Maybe (assuming they did make it up farther) they turned back around because they didn't want to essentially park in front of someone's window and the Hurd's feedlot was a compromise.

    All I can say is what I saw the day after she disappeared, and I wouldn't have attempted the portion of the road right after the feedlot in a million years in my sedan. And there was no gravel on that portion at all, just deep ruts in mud.

    It's been much drier lately. Any chance that conditions are different now than then? Also wondering if the Hurd's or other neighbors have graded and graveled that portion very recently.

    Re the weather on the day she disappeared and several consecutive days after, I recall it being grey and dreary. If there was rain it was probably only localized and intermittent. Temp was in the low 40's. There may have been sun breaks at certain times but it wasn't enough to inspire me to go out.
     
  5. alt.theory

    alt.theory Former Member

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    Well, it does seem possible that the dirt was picked up there. Because it wasn't driven back to the impound lot it was put on a flatbed, (just my assumption), therefore the dust wouldn't have come off of the tires. I think we could be mistaking dust on the tires for mud. And I don't see any around the wheel-wells, as if it was driven after going through mud.

    That doesn't explain why the back of the car appears so dirt. The construction site theory for the murder scene is starting to gain traction, (especially if it is mud and not just dust on those tires). Maybe the killer had MC drive him to a construction site to pick something up? Maybe he drove it there with her wrapped up in trunk?

    Unless YOU know otherwise the above is just speculation.
     
  6. alt.theory

    alt.theory Former Member

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    Yeah, hearing that the attendant at the car wash didn't seem to know anything, (according to a previous poster). Maybe that rumor is crap.
     
  7. peacegirl

    peacegirl New Member

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    Another good point I hadn't considered, but the information we seem to have points to the body being placed there post-mortem. It would make sense if that was the place of the murder and the murderer could come back in their boat to further dispose of the body. I guess we don't know for sure where she was killed.
     
  8. Nancee Drue

    Nancee Drue Member

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    The shooter knew the 17 year old? or, Killer knew MC? or both?
     
  9. AutumnRose

    AutumnRose New Member

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    I'm thinking the same. Could be just another red car that someone thought might have been hers with a driver that had similar hair.......and a male passenger. It is still just a rumor. Maybe the video eliminated her car as having been there. Either that, or somebody drove it on a dirt road. We don't know when they moved the car either. Maybe it was the next day and the search teams and helicopters were kicking up some dust? I can see where the tires could get that dirty just backing it up and moving it forward to get it up on a platform truck. :banghead:
     
  10. alt.theory

    alt.theory Former Member

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    On the other hand, the front of the car does appear pretty clean. Doesn't it to you?

    Would be interested to know when it was towed. Vehicles driving around it would kick up lots of dust.
     
  11. AutumnRose

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    I'm gonna go look at the parking lot video again to see if her tires look dirty there.

    I can't tell. If I could zoom in, maybe.
     
  12. girlfawkes

    girlfawkes New Member

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    The incident you are referring to was random in the sense that this girl wasn't intentionally shot- ie; she wasn't in the shooter's sites. It was a driveby and IIRC she was lying in bed and happened to be struck in the wrist by a bullet passing through the house. Someone else was also shot in the shin.

    I don't think it's related, personally.
     
  13. ajfa

    ajfa Member

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    Looking at the tires again on the picture, the dirt/dried mud seems to be on the sides of the tires a bit, and not just the tread. Possibly an indication that the car sunk in a little in the mud? Just my .02.
     
  14. del rio

    del rio Former Member

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    It's different for criminal cases. For one, subpoenas may only be issued when a case has already been filed. Usually in criminal matters, warrants are needed and issued before any charges have been filed. Plus, there are constitutional restrictions on the government's abilities to search and seize evidence and information.

    Subpoena powers for civil cases is almost limitless, unlike criminal cases.
     
  15. alt.theory

    alt.theory Former Member

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    IMO, you want to dispose of the body at night. Taking a boat out in the dark seems very suspicious. But if you only come back from fishing a little late the week or so after she went missing might not have been too suspicious - if the murderer was only a friend of the family or someone who knew MC but wasn't extremely close to her. I would have been suspicious of either parent if they went on a fishing trip in the first two weeks after their daughter went MISSING. With the daughter found that is another set of circumstances.

    You are absolutely right. It doesn't make any sense when you think of the myriad of other ways to dispose of a body around the Wenatchee area. Still this could have fit the murder's plan.
     
  16. peacegirl

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    The dumping of the car and the body both seem like they may not have gone as the "perp" planned. The rumored condition of the body sounds like a dismembering gone wrong. These things together lead me to believe she was possibly killed by accident by someone close to her doing something they shouldn't have been doing. I'm pretty sure this has been mentioned before but today it seems to be resurfacing.
     
  17. alt.theory

    alt.theory Former Member

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    "...either RC and/or WC refused to give consent..."

    Just because LE got a warrant does not mean one of parents refused consent. That doesn't match up with what I know of the FCC acts and such, (not sure which one). But I believe Fed law dictates that phone companies cannot give out cell phone records of this type to a simple law enforcement request, EVEN if the cell phone owner's parents have given permission. By FCC and telecommunication laws on this issue, police must have a warrant. (This is in place to protect the phone companies from lawsuits under privacy rights more than its meant to protect you or I from invasion of privacy).

    Further, I highly doubt they would have even asked the parents for permission to access cell phone records. Besides, in the amount of time it would take to ask the parents the question, a warrant would have been verbally authorized by a judge with the paperwork pushed through in a heart-beat. This task force likely has a number to the courthouse that is answered in half a ring by the court clerk.
     
  18. AutumnRose

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    IF the killer had a plan. If the killer snapped and killed her in a fit of rage.............probably not premeditated. Otherwise, I don't think the car would have been found right away........and neither would her remains.
     
  19. Miss Maple

    Miss Maple Seeking Justice for MC

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    Yes, she has seen him since this has happened, but I'm not sure if he's living with WC again.
     
  20. Nancee Drue

    Nancee Drue Member

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    Rumor has it that he didn't attend the funeral or memorial. He must have been working?
     
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