Found Deceased WV- Riley Crossman, 15, Martinsburg, Morgan County, 7 May 2019 *arrest*

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  1. Niner

    Niner Long time Websleuther

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    Thanks but I can't access the Martinsburg Journal here in the EU - restricted. Does it have any thing in there about future court dates? TIA! :)
     
  2. pippin

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    Next grand jury meets in September.
     
  3. Niner

    Niner Long time Websleuther

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    Thank you!

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  4. pippin

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    Thanks so much! By the way, you may not have access in the EU, but try the website Morgan County USA, gives a more personal account of the hearing. May have been mentioned before but I didn't feel like scrolling back to see
     
  5. Vail

    Vail Justice for Kara & Jessica

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    I find outline.com does a wonderful job of getting around those issues. Outline - Read & annotate without distractions
     
  6. MsFacetious

    MsFacetious What a Kerfuffle...

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    There IS always the possibility that Riley didn't get help in order to protect her mother and brothers. If he threatened to kill her whole family if she screamed... and she thought he'd rape her and go away, she wouldn't be the first to make that trade off. So there is always a possibility that it was a reason like that.
     
  7. XJGirl

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    I am vacationing in Berkeley Springs right now and it is very sad to see all the Justice For Riley signs on some of the locals lawns. The local news has been pretty quiet since we got here on Saturday. I have seen one article in the local paper. It’s awful that her family has to wait until September for anything else to happen.
     
  8. girlhasnoname

    girlhasnoname Well-Known Member

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    I am waiting for more info to be released as some things don't add up to me here. I'm not blaming Mom here, these are sincere questions:

    1) Did Mom know about AM's criminal past? I'd have to guess the answer to that question is Yes. Seems like everyone knew.

    2) Mom comes home from work at 10:30 and Riley is texting her boyfriend that AC is in her room and she's scared at 11:00 pm. Where is Mom? She walked in the door from work, went straight upstairs and fell so deeply asleep she didn't hear or notice anything all in 30 short minutes? Sounds strange to me.

    3) Did she not hear or notice AM moving about the home, leaving to dispose of Riley's body and coming back in? He would have had to get her from the house and into his truck where cadaver dogs hit, drive to dump her, return home, shower, show up at a 'dealers' home to purchase pills and get to work by 5:00 am.

    ETA: DBM
    JMO
     
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  9. Elliot_Alderson

    Elliot_Alderson Well-Known Member

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    Generally speaking, a suboxone strip or two is definitely not going to send someone into a murderous rage. It's a maintenance drug used for people trying to get off an opiate addiction. It actually blocks opiates from attaching to the receptors in you, so if you were to take suboxone, and then go and do some opiates you wouldn't feel them whatsoever. If you don't wait until you are in withdrawal before taking suboxone, it can cause precipitated withdrawals which are A LOT worse than regular withdrawals.

    It does make mention of another drug not named, and this being WV, that could be a lot of different things.
     
  10. Madison418

    Madison418 Overachiever at over analyzing

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    How long were mom and bf dating? Anyone know?
     
  11. Twistinginthewind

    Twistinginthewind Well-Known Member

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    See this article about drug abuse in WV being so prolific the National Guard was called in by LE: "....Huntington, West Virginia, a place so consumed by the opioid epidemic it has been crowned "the Overdose Capital of America." At its worst, people here were dying from drug abuse at a rate eight times the national average."
    Cops bring addiction counselor on drug raids to fight opioid crisis
     
  12. XJGirl

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    I had thought that the local LE were alluding to the movement of the body when he brought the work truck to the house after 10am? Does anyone know if that was mentioned as fact? I had originally thought that her younger brothers were AM’s kids but according to a local resident they have been dating for two years.
     
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  13. borndem

    borndem Anglophile & registered demwit

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    Playing catch-up.
    Just saw this. Please forgive if it's a repeat:

    Girl, 15, Texted 'I'm Scared' When Mom's Boyfriend Entered Her Room Before He Allegedly Killed Her
     
  14. StarEyes

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    I live in this area. I was in the psychiatric hospital there a few years ago. (I have severe PTSD and things overwhelmed me to the point I basically had a nervous breakdown. Btw, PTSD therapy by a specialist saved my life. Highly recommend it to anyone with any amount of PTSD.) While I was there, I had the opportunity to speak to a few patients who were homeless. They’d been inpatient for a LONG time because the hospital was reluctant to release them with no living arrangements. 1 was in there for a heroin overdose. He’d been there 8 months. He enlightened me so much. There’s a huge homeless population in Huntington. The shelter can’t even take all of them in. Heroin use in particular is rampant in the shelter. He made me want to protect him, when I clearly cannot. It’s a cycle: a person can either use heroin and end up homeless or the stress of being homeless leads them to use heroin to try to escape the horrible situation. He told me that he literally had no family and nowhere to go. They were getting ready to release him with placement back into the homeless shelter. He did not WANT to use. He’d been sober 8 months! But, he understood that relapse with heroin is very very high. By having to go right back to the environment he had been in, with heroin under your nose in all directions, he acknowledged he’d try really hard, but likely end up right back on the drugs. It’s so so heartbreaking. I actually cried for his situation, and I’ve never forgotten it. Add to that the fact that they’re finding more and more heroin unknowingly cut with elephant tranquilizers, which results in more ODs and deaths. Lots of these drugs are brought in from Detroit, MI. It’s impossible to completely stop the flow. It truly sucks.
     
  15. claudianunes

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    Heroin and stuff like oxy is being laced with a bunch of crap, which makes it way worse.
     
  16. borndem

    borndem Anglophile & registered demwit

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    So many towns are going/have gone this way. My hometown is a victim. No real opportunities for HS grads -- except in some areas. Farming is still offers a few jobs in some areas; livestock offers a few opportunities, but not in big numbers, and those are dwindling, too. Not that many jobs for returning college grads either, except for medicine, teaching, LE, law, retail, restaurant or hotel, religious-related positions, local/county/state/fed positions and other miscellaneous positions -- but the number of these type jobs is lessening by the day. Such a familiar scenario for so many places, no matter the size of the population nor the location.
    I was born in a town (pop. 20,000 or so) that was a nice place to grow up, to raise a family, to work, but by the time I had graduated college, the factories and other good business-type opportunities were closed and gone, etc., and those closures led to less jobs in all areas. So I, and many others had no reason to go back home, or to remain in the area after HS, to look for a good professional career there.
    Then came the drug trade and all of its offspring.... :( :oops: :mad:
     
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  17. MimosaMornings

    MimosaMornings Well- Known Member

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    What in the *$#! was this guy doing in Riley’s bedroom while her mother was in the next bedroom?
     
  18. julieandcj

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    Golden "claimed" he had sold him suboxone strips. Golden was a heroin & coke/meth dealer, has been arrested for that in the past. I think he lied saying it was suboxone when it was heroin and/or cocaine/crack/meth.
     
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  19. LietKynes

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    Having struggled a bit with this... I think Riley's mom knew damn well what was going on and turned a blind eye to keep him in the house, or worse, condoned it.

    People know just from footsteps and doors opening/closing , what's going on in their own home.
     
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  20. MimosaMornings

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    It makes me so sad (and angry) that Riley didn’t feel safe in her own home.
     
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