Agree!!! And I remember reading something about the boat being at Clear Lake, but that may have just been a one day thing. I don't know where it was permanently stored.
I wish I knew if the personal property of Jodi's friends was searched, especially the personal property of the person who allegedly last saw her alive. I wonder, as do others on the forum, if the police MAY have over focused on Jodi's celebrity status and followed the stalker theory, POSSIBLY at the expense of investigating other angles. If so, they may have missed blood, hair and fiber evidence that is now, unfortunately, long gone. Disclaimer: I don't know for sure that they didn't investigate all angles. I just know that there was blood at the scene and you would think that there would have been blood in a vehicle or on the clothes of the person who dragged her from the scene.
Re vehicles owned by friend of Jodi: Dead Air, page 62 (first full paragraph) and page 129 (paragraph four). A van for work. I seem to remember reading it was a minivan, not a full-size and in a light color, but not necessarily white.
Yes, I read that too- wish they would have said the color! Wouldn't it be nice to know everything the police know- bet we would have solved it by now! lol Hopefully the administrators will see these posts and answer some of the questions.....
Or maybe Beth Bednar could do some follow-up.
That would be great. But unfortunately, I think LE has a very good idea of who is responsible for Jodi's disappearance, and they failed to check him for scratches, and his vehicle and home for forensic evidence. I think that's why they are refusing to release public records on a cold case from 16 years ago! Pretty soon, some of the detectives, friends, co-workers and possible witnesses will die off. Any remaining focus on Jodi will be replaced by new cases, and LE will just not want to put energy into a case that has little hope of getting solved. Again, I hope an investigative reporter will dig into this case, including requesting copies of public records to share with the public. Or Gary and Josh will apply some pressure to LE to get copies of public records and post them to this website for us to see. Other sites having to do with crime have quite a bit of records to share with the public. Just don't know what is going on in Jodi's case. For LE to say releasing public records would compromise the evidence in the case is just another way for LE to keep us from finding out how much they bungled the case.
They seriously never checked the guy out for scratches and didn't search his property? That is outrageous!
I hope that people who were involved in investigating the case will start to talk sooner, rather than later. It's been 16 1/2 years. Even IF they bungled the case, wouldn't the repercussions be less now than before? The former chief of police is dead and the investigators are closing in on retirement. IMHO, with every year that passes, the potential damage to individual careers and the MCPD reputation diminishes.
As a matter of fact, if they open up the files, perhaps we might see that they did reasonable police work (for the time) and the MCPD would look better than they do now.
I can remember being in the newsroom of a central Iowa TV station when our reporter came back with footage from her interview with the corn seed guy the day that it happened.
From the minute I watched it, I suspected him. Mainly, because in every sentence, he spoke of Jodi in the past tense. [i]Noone else our reporter interviewed did[/i]. They all spoke of her in the present tense (remember this was the day she was reported missing). And he talked endlessly trying to distance himself from her.
But there are others that raise eyebrows, which makes this so hard to figure out.
Why is everyone saying they're afraid of naming names publicly, saying they've done so to the police? Has a body language expert looked at the way principals reacted and still react in video interviews? Any tells there?
This is a mystery.
He allegedly also told someone, at about 7 a.m. on the day she disappeared, that Jodi was gone. This was either either before or about the time that the police were dispatched to the Key Apartments. Her disappearance hadn't yet been discovered!!!! And the fact that he used the past tense in speaking about her on the day of her disappearance, when everyone else was still hoping/assuming that she was still alive, was very telling.
The guy also has an interesting past. Dead Air goes into it.
Since Jodi mentioned Corn Seed Dude's son in one of her last journal entries, is there any possibility that she was attracted to him and that Corn Seed Dude noticed and became jealous?
Also, have authorities re-interviewed Corn Seed Dude or his associates down in Arizona since he relocated? What about the other woman he was seeing at the time? And is it possible that his former work vehicle is sitting in a junk yard somewhere, forgotten, perhaps still containing evidence?
If Corn Seed Dude did not abduct and kill Jodi, I would think he would never stop searching until he found out who did. The fact that he doesn't seem to be involved in the continuing search for her and for justice seems suspicious to me. It speaks volumes.
for him to be involved would make him more suspicious, and, if he was completely innocent but happened to find her somewhere, he would then certainly be a suspect. it is best for him to stay out of it, if he didn't do it.
Wild horses couldn't keep me from cooperating with the authorities in searching for a loved one. People who are searching for family and friends who have disappeared try to keep the story in the news to raise awareness and bring in tips. Corn seed dude left the area, and wants to have nothing to do with the search. Just doesn't ring true that he is reluctant to search for her over the years because he would be considered "more suspicious."
I guess I can see where Corn Seed Dude was afraid to join the search, since he was already a person of interest in another Iowa murder case, but I can't imagine letting that fear stop me from searching for someone I cared about. But he lurked in the background. Perhaps his lawyer advised him not to join in the search. But if he is innocent, and if he truly wants her found, he should still be involved in finding justice for Jodi. He seems to have been suspiciously silent.
Did anyone see a person or person's in a white van that morning.
Cornseed allegedly had a light colored van he used for work.
On AM 06-27-1995 he still had a white van.
This is a picture of a van similar to the one seen by one of Jodi's neighbors in the apartment building twice before Jodi was abducted. They saw it early in the morning between 4 and 5 am. There were two men in it, one black and one white. The white man wore a fishing hat, turned his face away and pulled down the hat so they wouldnt see his face.
This picture was taken across the road from an area a couple different psychic hit on.
One point I want to make on the picture of the van is, that the van seen by the neighbor did not have windows on the drivers side except for the driver of course. And there were the windows on the passengar side just like the one in this picture. This is a chevy work van.
March 22, 2012
This is an excellent thread with lots of good discussion. I bumped it up so everyone could have a fresh look. I'm particularly interested in Tak 24's comments, because they seem to provide a possible motive for the abduction and murder.
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