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Re: What real-life mystery/crime would you most like the answer to?
« Reply #735 on: November 08, 2014, 01:22:28 PM »
I'm pretty sure the McStay family has been mentioned on this thread, although my quick search didn't turn it up.

Short summary: Family of 4 disappears in Feb 2010. They (apparently) took off in their car, left the dogs outside without food or water (like they planned to return). Neighbor's security cam saw the car leaving. 40 minutes later, a call was placed from the Dad's cell phone to a friend, but the friend did not answer. The car was found south of the family home near the US-Mexico border, and security footage of a family of 4 (possibly them) crossing the border into Mexico turned up. Someone used their computer to search for information on passports & travelling to Mexico, but relatives say the Mom was afraid of Mexico, and would never take her kids there. Then, in November of 2013, their bodies were found in shallow graves in the desert - 100 miles north of their home.

And nobody has any idea who killed them, or why. http://www.cnn.com/2014/06/03/justice/mcstay-murder-mystery/index.html?hpt=hp_t2

Actually I mentioned it. Though who knows what page that was...  ;)

It's especially creepy to me since they were killed and buried north of San Diego, someone must have deliberately left their car at the border crossing. Did someone also plant that search information on their computer? Was the car ever dusted for prints? It's just so strange.

Bumping this because an arrest has finally been made. San Bernardino County police arrested a former business partner of the father's on Wednesday. Police also stated that there is evidence the family was murdered in their own home in San Diego.

Still no word on motive, though. Or how the bodies got to be buried in the desert and their car left at the border crossing...

http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/McStay-Family-Disappearance-Missing-Family-Investigation-281913121.html

Wow.  I remember seeing this case covered a few years ago on one of the news magazine programs, and it's good to see that the authorities might be getting close to solving it.

Those little boys...so beautiful!    :'(
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Re: What real-life mystery/crime would you most like the answer to?
« Reply #736 on: November 08, 2014, 06:36:11 PM »
A quadruple amputee (from a childhood illness), now 30, is wanted for killing his parents on Tuesday morning. Both his mother and father were found shot to death at their home. The son was seen withdrawing money from an ATM with his parents cards. He is wanted in connection to the double homicide.

This man is very distinctive due to his missing hands and prosthetic legs. He was married last year, and had a home, which is now foreclosed. Where is his wife? How is he eluding law enforcement?

http://www.cnn.com/2014/11/06/justice/florida-amputee-sought-in-slayings/

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Re: What real-life mystery/crime would you most like the answer to?
« Reply #737 on: December 02, 2014, 11:49:40 AM »
A quadruple amputee (from a childhood illness), now 30, is wanted for killing his parents on Tuesday morning. Both his mother and father were found shot to death at their home. The son was seen withdrawing money from an ATM with his parents cards. He is wanted in connection to the double homicide.

This man is very distinctive due to his missing hands and prosthetic legs. He was married last year, and had a home, which is now foreclosed. Where is his wife? How is he eluding law enforcement?

http://www.cnn.com/2014/11/06/justice/florida-amputee-sought-in-slayings/

I was wondering about this case today and found the conclusion. http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/breaking-news/os-sean-petrozzino-amputee-memphis-20141112-story.html

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Re: What real-life mystery/crime would you most like the answer to?
« Reply #738 on: December 06, 2014, 09:27:20 PM »
New one from San Leon, Texas. Family is rescued off a sinking sailboat. Mom, Dad, and 7 kids. The smallest an infant had to be resuscitated at the scene with CPR. The "parents" initially tried to refuse further medical care, but the first responders insisted on taking the baby girl to to Clear Lake Regional Hospital.

As soon as the baby was released the whole family disappears. The partially submerged sailboat is a navigation hazard. The authorities start looking for the family because they have to give the family time to salvage the boat before the authorities take over. Turns out all info the "parents" gave was false (told responders that rescued them their ids were on the boat. The authorities go public and the FBI recognizes them as a pair of con-artists wanted for fraud in Colorado.

Because of their disregard for the health of the infant girl - I mean you don't walk way after CPR you have to be checked out and monitored - there is a good deal of concern locally for the 7 children (all under 10).

One weird thing about the articles
They all say 7 kids aged 9, 6, 4, 2, and the infant.  SO I'm not sure if there are  some twins in there or if they meant family of 7 with 5 kids - but someone wrote 7 kids and the mistake just got repeated.

http://www.galvestondailynews.com/free/article_fbcc51c4-7d81-11e4-90ad-8f98d427dcae.html

http://www.khou.com/story/news/local/neighborhood/2014/10/31/neighbor-helps-save-family-after-boat-capsizes/18218519/

http://abc13.com/news/couple-7-children-sought-after-sailboat-ran--ashore-/424957/

http://www.khou.com/story/news/crime/2014/12/06/police-family-rescued-from-sinking-boat-are-wanted-fugitives/19989043/
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