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a brief study of success and failure
May 19, 2010
11:32 am

It isn't my purpose to publish a 'how to carry out the perfect murder' on a public website but there are several factors that almost always hold true in any murder.

1. The assailants will always dispose of the victim's body in an area that is within their 'comfort zone'. This is a relatively remote area in which they grew up, hunted, fished or simply saw on a daily basis and in which they feel secure.

2. In any successful murder at least one of the assailants is very bright or very lucky. One can be lucky at the table in Vegas too but not for long

3. Any murder has one or more weak points by which it can be solved.

We learn by the success and failure of others.

In 1993 Dustin Honken murdered 5 people in Cerro Gordo County, IA. He buried 4 of his victims near the Lark Avenue Bridge. His girlfriend, Angela Johnson, drove by this site every day on her way to work at the Mason City Country Club. This is the same country club where Jodi played her last game of golf on the afternoon Monday June 26th, 1995. If Angela hadn't told a professional informant of this location Dustin wouldn't be on the Federal Death Row awaiting execution now.

In 1994 Robert Leroy Anderson abducted Larisa Dumansky from Sioux Falls, SD. He buried her some 30 miles away near Lake Vermillion where he grew up. If it hadn't been for his partner, Glen Walker, ratting him out to the SD DCI Anderson would still be alive today.

So what is to be learned by the near success an ultimate failure of these murders ?

The Huisentruit case has now with stood the best efforts of the FBI, MCPD, IA DCI, SD DCI , MN BCA not to mention some pretty bright civilians for almost 15 years. Both Anderson and Honken weren't exactly stupid either. Anderson could meaningfully discuss nuclear physics. Honken was an excellent chemist and his meth was 95% pure. We can thus assume that at least one of Jodi's assailants doesn't lack for IQ points.

In both cases their victims burial site was within the assailant's comfort zone and in both cases it was near water. Trees and bushes grow near water and provide vegetative cover. One does not want to be seen digging a grave at 3:00 AM in the morning by someone's boyfriend returning home from a night of fun.

So why is Anderson dead and why will he be joined shortly in Hell by Dustin Honken ?

In both of the cases 2 people were involved as were 2 in Jodi's case. And the reason for these cases being solved was that one of the partners ran their mouth. This may be the one of the weak points in the Huisentruit case but there may be others. What are they ?

May 19, 2010
12:16 pm

Because neither of the parties involved have to ever worry about the body being found. No pressure, no suspicion, no worries. That is the strongest reason this case unfortunately will not be solved.

May 19, 2010
4:37 pm

Yes, if the only witnesses are those that are involved in the crime and no evidence is left, the case will never be solved if they are silent.

There are no real psychics so they will not guess where the body is or who the murders are because the earth is large and there are many people on it.

Absolutely zero cases have been solved by any proclaimed psychic.

Sorry, but that is reality, you need to have one of the criminals involved squeal or confess to the crime. Or someone has to be extremely lucky to stumble on the remains of the body where there may be some evidence unless time has destroyed it or the criminal has no record for DNA comparison.

May 20, 2010
6:05 pm
Inquisitive Mind

Who ever did this is very smart.
One weak point I agree, is each other.

Another weak point is ego-
Their egos demand that they share it with someone.

But if she learned her lesson the hard way
the 1st time, neither of them will squawk...
Unless it is to benefit one of them in the end.
One will turn on the other to save themselves,
to escape the death penalty and cut a deal.

Other weaknesses are similarities:

Pruin's keys were in the door,
as were Jodi's. Both were being
hunted, and caught off guard.

Why not question Gaubatz, did Honken/Johnson
borrow her car on June 26, 1995 to go find Jodi?
And not return it till the next morning??
Was she the owner of the darker looking car
parked near the back of parking lot?
The same dark/shiny car seen barreling out of the parking
lot by the female jogger who came forward earlier in the case?

What if LE questioned Tusler again about why Pruin was so scared
in the weeks before his death. Not for what he knew, but for what
he may have seen and heard June 27th, 1995 out in farm country?

May 20, 2010
6:16 pm
Inquisitive Mind

Retraction on the date:

I meant July 24th, 1993,
not June 27,1995.

my sincerest apologies

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