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Posted Apr 21, 2012 @ 9:20 AM

I thought the puppy left in Jebb's car meant one of two things - a mean-spirited joke, equating Jebb's life's worth to a puppy's, or a ham-handed attempt by a perhaps remorseful Misty to tell the family that Jebb was gone, that he was as gentle as a puppy, and the lipstick kiss was her kiss for Zebb. I tend to think it was a mean-spirited joke and as Blixx pointed out, a way of mocking the investigation. The thing is, Misty must have liked Jebb enough to spend a lot of time talking to him. Or was this going to be a thrill kill, lead Zebb on, and kill him. I wish we knew more about Misty and Wesley. I can't see why anyone would murder harmless Zebb. Beat him up, yeah. Unless Zebb was a real threat to Misty's relationship to Wesley. Zebb might have fought back and was killed by a furious Wesley.

Whatever happened, I feel horrible for poor Zebb and his family.
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Posted Apr 25, 2012 @ 4:23 PM

I just watched the Little Lost Daughter episode about the disappearance of Joey Offutt. MADDENING.

I wanted to puke when they found the baby in the bath tub. Anyone else find it odd she got mad because she got called out on bathing the baby "wrong" and they found the baby in the bath tub?


I may not have been paying close attention, but wasn't the "you're bathing the baby in a dirty sink/bathing her wrong" argument only something that the boyfriend, Alexis Brolin, offered up? Of course this is the same boyfriend who failed the first polygraph then refused to further cooperate with the police and the boyfriend who would have known about her former apartment in State College. To me, that guy reeks of suspect.

I was reading on another website that Joey had posted to a single mother Internet support group about her rocky relationship with Alexis and that she had taken out a protection from abuse order against him at some point. She also wrote that her daughter had been removed from the home because Alexis' son had been sexually abusing her 5-year old daughter and she had been removed from the home. (The show claimed the child lived with grandma so Joey could spend time "bonding" with her baby.)

I think Alexis took advantage of Joey and never had any intention of marrying her or making that relationship work, despite his claims of being a "good Christian." I also think he got sick of dealing with her and killed her.
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Posted Apr 25, 2012 @ 9:41 PM

I may not have been paying close attention, but wasn't the "you're bathing the baby in a dirty sink/bathing her wrong" argument only something that the boyfriend, Alexis Brolin, offered up? Of course this is the same boyfriend who failed the first polygraph then refused to further cooperate with the police and the boyfriend who would have known about her former apartment in State College. To me, that guy reeks of suspect.


I must have missed that. I don't recall him failing any polygraph or refusing to cooperate with police. But I never thought about the previous apartment angle. That does make sense. However, I got the impression the guy wasn't too smart.

I was reading on another website that Joey had posted to a single mother Internet support group about her rocky relationship with Alexis and that she had taken out a protection from abuse order against him at some point. She also wrote that her daughter had been removed from the home because Alexis' son had been sexually abusing her 5-year old daughter and she had been removed from the home. (The show claimed the child lived with grandma so Joey could spend time "bonding" with her baby.)


I'm not saying this isn't true, but at the same time, Alexis had the younger daughter with him. If his son had been guilty of doing something to Joey's daughter wouldn't they have put the younger daughter in foster care or with her grandma also? I thought with accusations like that, with little ones, they do it for their protection while it was investigated.
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Posted Apr 26, 2012 @ 8:01 PM

I must have missed that. I don't recall him failing any polygraph or refusing to cooperate with police. But I never thought about the previous apartment angle. That does make sense. However, I got the impression the guy wasn't too smart.


I believe that came out near the end of the episode. And yeah, I didn't think he was a smart guy either -- just kinda crafty. I thought he overdid it with his ove-rexplaining of everything: from the fight, to how many times he went over there, to making the phone calls of apology to cover his ass.

I'm not saying this isn't true, but at the same time, Alexis had the younger daughter with him. If his son had been guilty of doing something to Joey's daughter wouldn't they have put the younger daughter in foster care or with her grandma also?

Good point. Here's a link to the post I read (written by "Linda" - it's midway down the page) which was quoting a now-deleted entry on the Crime Library page. In it, she quotes Joey's post from the message board she had been posting on:

Between you and me, I don't want what happened last year, whence my girls and I are still picking up the pieces!!! Him and I were working things out, one innocent Wednesday evening when him, me, his at the time 12-yr-old son and my at the time 5-yr-old daughter were going to dinner at the church. While I was getting ready, he was going to play a video game in his son's room, something we all did together before we went somewhere while each one of us got ready ... (He) walked in on his son on top of my daughter with both of their pants down.

"Since all of this happened, I moved my daughter and out into our home, my daughter was taken afterwards to a foster home for 2 wks, I fought like hell to get her back and won...

It seems the daughter was only gone for two weeks - but then went to live with the grandmother for a longer period of time? I don't know, maybe the timeline on the Disappeared episode is wonky.

Poor woman.
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Posted Apr 27, 2012 @ 6:10 AM

It seems the daughter was only gone for two weeks - but then went to live with the grandmother for a longer period of time? I don't know, maybe the timeline on the Disappeared episode is wonky.


They did say that the grandma got custody of the kids for a period of time (they didn't mention how long) and that Joey had gotten them back before she had the baby. Then, after the baby was born, that was when they went to visit Joey's family, show off the baby and the oldest daughter stayed behind for a visit. They also said she was seven at that time. Could be that the younger daughter hadn't been born yet when the incident between the older daughter and Alexis' son happened.

I believe that came out near the end of the episode. And yeah, I didn't think he was a smart guy either -- just kinda crafty. I thought he overdid it with his ove-rexplaining of everything: from the fight, to how many times he went over there, to making the phone calls of apology to cover his ass.


Well they do tend to over explain certain things on this show and under explain or not explain others, so that didn't surprise me. However, he also said the state aid had gone over there several times, also. I wonder why they didn't interview her? I still don't remember him not cooperating with the police though. The episode before that one, the suspect had been cooperating with police and then stopped. Maybe you're thinking of that one?

Edited by Neeney, Apr 27, 2012 @ 6:13 AM.

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Posted Apr 27, 2012 @ 6:56 AM

The episode before that one, the suspect had been cooperating with police and then stopped. Maybe you're thinking of that one?


That's entirely possible! It re-runs again on Sunday; I'll DVR it and double check.

Even if he did continue to cooperate, I still consider him suspect. The show never mentioned her taking out a protection from abuse order against him in the past nor did it mention his past as a drug addict and felon as she talked about in her posts on the message board she had been using.
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Posted Apr 27, 2012 @ 3:52 PM

Even if he did continue to cooperate, I still consider him suspect. The show never mentioned her taking out a protection from abuse order against him in the past nor did it mention his past as a drug addict and felon as she talked about in her posts on the message board she had been using.


Well again, not to disagree with you because it's possible you're entirely right, who knows for sure that what she posted on those boards are the truth? Remember in the show they said she was mentally about 14 years old AND that at one point in time had been corresponding with someone who had promised to make her a model. A PORN MODEL. I'm not saying she wasn't right, but her family also said she was a bit of a drama queen, who, when she was mad, wasn't really approachable and didn't always do the most logical stuff.

But she's missing so I guess we'll never know for sure. IF her ex-boyfriend did something, even if he didn't kill Joey, IF he was involved at all, that would mean he was responsible in some way for his baby son ending up in the bathtub and that's just utterly repulsive!

Edited by Neeney, Apr 27, 2012 @ 9:14 PM.

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Posted Apr 27, 2012 @ 7:12 PM

Did anyone else watch this Monday's episode about Dana, the woman from New Orleans? There was a lot of weird stuff happening there. Like how no one in her family knew she was missing for FOUR YEARS? WTF. And then when the boyfriend told the sister and dad that she'd just taken off to Europe and they were like, oh, okay, that makes sense even though they never heard it from her? I also couldn't get over the fact that when the detective finally called them and said they found a body and thought it might be hers, the sister, who was still exchanging emails with "Dana", never though to write in one of these emails hey, sis, a detective called and said they found a body and it might be yours, that's crazy, right?

A lot of things drove me crazy about this episode, but at least we got a resolution in the end. Also, her boyfriend was a scumbag trying to pretend he didn't kill her. No, he just stuffed her body in a trunk and kept it in their apartment for awhile. But he didn't murder her. Sure, buddy, whatever. There are some sick people out there.
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Posted Apr 27, 2012 @ 8:29 PM

Like how no one in her family knew she was missing for FOUR YEARS? WTF. And then when the boyfriend told the sister and dad that she'd just taken off to Europe and they were like, oh, okay, that makes sense even though they never heard it from her? I also couldn't get over the fact that when the detective finally called them and said they found a body and thought it might be hers, the sister, who was still exchanging emails with "Dana", never though to write in one of these emails hey, sis, a detective called and said they found a body and it might be yours, that's crazy, right?


So much this. Especially when they made it a point of saying over and over just how CLOSE they all were. Doesn't sound that way to me.

Also, her boyfriend was a scumbag trying to pretend he didn't kill her. No, he just stuffed her body in a trunk and kept it in their apartment for awhile. But he didn't murder her. Sure, buddy, whatever. There are some sick people out there.


I wasn't paying attention during that part, so I forget his excuse, but I'm with you on sure, buddy, whatever. He's just one who though he'd get away with it. And, sad part is, he might have if not for the hurricane.
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Posted Apr 29, 2012 @ 5:09 PM

Of course this is the same boyfriend who failed the first polygraph then refused to further cooperate with the police and the boyfriend who would have known about her former apartment in State College. To me, that guy reeks of suspect.



On re-watching this you are right to a point. They said he failed the first polygraph but apparently didn't tell him until MUCH later and never scheduled him for the second one. Then over time he just didn't "cooperate" with them anymore, which I took to mean, when they were talking, that he just went on with his life. And they don't consider him a suspect, so I'd imagine it would take something really lighting up in their heads to name him as one.

Much as I love Disappeared, they can only show so much in an hour long (I know it's less than that) show. I just wish that sometimes they'd point out stuff like Alexis' background and wouldn't repeat useless or superfluous stuff.

Edited by Neeney, Apr 29, 2012 @ 5:14 PM.

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Posted Apr 30, 2012 @ 4:44 AM

On re-watching this you are right to a point. They said he failed the first polygraph but apparently didn't tell him until MUCH later and never scheduled him for the second one. Then over time he just didn't "cooperate" with them anymore, which I took to mean, when they were talking, that he just went on with his life. And they don't consider him a suspect, so I'd imagine it would take something really lighting up in their heads to name him as one.


Yeah, I don't know why they don't consider him a suspect with the failed polygraph and his refusal to cooperate at this point. That sends up huge red flags to me. But, I'm not a cop so who knows.

Much as I love Disappeared, they can only show so much in an hour long (I know it's less than that) show. I just wish that sometimes they'd point out stuff like Alexis' background and wouldn't repeat useless or superfluous stuff.

Agree. A lot of times I get more information from Googling these cases then I do watching the show.
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Posted Apr 30, 2012 @ 8:53 AM

Yeah, I don't know why they don't consider him a suspect with the failed polygraph and his refusal to cooperate at this point.


Lots of people fail polygraphs and don't wanna cooperate with police, who aren't guilty though. And if they didn't care enough to tell him at the time that he'd failed his polygraph then they must not have thought he had anything to do with it. I don't think he did, mostly because he'd have to be darn smart to pull off some of that stuff and I never saw him as anything but stupid. He could have done it, but I highly doubt it.

Edited by Neeney, Apr 30, 2012 @ 3:45 PM.

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Posted May 4, 2012 @ 6:50 PM

Just watched the season finale and good lord, that was sad. Well, all of them are sad, but this one. Geez. On a happier note, it was set in my hometown, Phoenix, so I had a lot of hey-I-know-where-that-is moments. At least they found the poor guy's body in the end. But something that bugged me was that they never mentioned what happened to Billy's dog, Roy. By the end of the show I was more on the edge of my seat wondering about Roy's whereabouts, and not caring quite as much about Billy's (yes, I know this makes me sound bad, but I am a huge dog lover). Actually, now that I think about it, I'm glad they either never said/never found him because I can just pretend he died a quick, painless death protecting his master instead of something more horrible.
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Posted May 4, 2012 @ 7:44 PM

I had wondered if the asshole ex had taken Roy with him, but you're right, they never said, and I wondered, also.

So that was the season finale? --sad--I know we got to see a lot of episodes this season, but I hadn't realized that was the season finale. I'll be rewatching, probably, and looking forward to next season.
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Posted May 4, 2012 @ 10:37 PM

So that was the season finale? --sad--I know we got to see a lot of episodes this season, but I hadn't realized that was the season finale. I'll be rewatching, probably, and looking forward to next season.


Actually every time they announced this episode on ID, they said it was the season finale. But i do hope they have another season. I wonder exactly how many shows they had this season. I know it started near the end of October of last year and just ended for the season. Is that usual for shows?
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Posted May 5, 2012 @ 3:05 AM

But something that bugged me was that they never mentioned what happened to Billy's dog, Roy.

That's the only thing I was interested in.
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Posted May 6, 2012 @ 1:29 AM

I was wondering about Roy but I'm sure that slimeball killed him. He had looked up something on the internet about getting rid of dog remains and cement. That guy was total slime. Billy totally trusted this creep and he made his fears come true. Someone he trusted turned on him, killed him and stole his money. Not to mention burying his remains under his mother's kitchen floor. How messed up is that?
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Posted May 6, 2012 @ 10:43 AM

What I want to know is how he managed to bury the body under the kitchen floor without anybody noticing? Was there already being work done on the floor? I mean that would be noticible otherwise. And I'm sure he killed the dog, too. What a scumbag.
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Posted May 6, 2012 @ 8:28 PM

I also hope we get another season. I'm not sure how many episodes we got this season. My DVR numbers the episodes, but I erased the last one on the 3rd, so I can't check. It just seemed to me that there were many more episodes compared to last season, but I could definitely be wrong.
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Posted May 6, 2012 @ 8:42 PM

On my tv it said it was episode 77, but I'm not sure if that meant for the season or altogether.

I'm sure it was the whole run though.

Edited by Neeney, May 6, 2012 @ 8:43 PM.

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Posted Jun 13, 2012 @ 5:24 PM

With the help of Metallica, the FBI is launching a new campaign to find the murder suspect in the Morgan Harrington case.

here

When the page opens, there will be something asking you to log in, just close it and you can read the article.
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Posted Jul 26, 2012 @ 1:02 PM

OWN has been showing this a lot lately.

Today I caught a few episodes. The Scoop Daniel one still bugs me, as he seems too nonchalant and carefree, even after being caught. That his disappearance was no big deal and the missing money "wasn't that much".

Edited by Neeney, Aug 27, 2012 @ 11:53 PM.

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Posted Aug 27, 2012 @ 5:41 PM

I thought some of you would like to know, they found Noah Pippin's remains this weekend.
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Posted Aug 27, 2012 @ 11:54 PM

I thought some of you would like to know, they found Noah Pippin's remains this weekend


That's very sad. What is the story behind that? Is there a link to read about it?
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Posted Aug 28, 2012 @ 8:14 AM

Not much information available. They are investigating the cause of his death. Noah Pippin.
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Posted Aug 29, 2012 @ 3:16 PM

Thanks for the update, challon. Disappeared is not so good with those, unfortunately. It's rare that they find someone, so it is always good to hear when they do so, even if it is just remains. I'd forgotten who Noah was and had to click the link. I thought it was the young man who disappeared from the retirement village near Las Vegas. The new season starts in November.
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Posted Aug 30, 2012 @ 7:41 AM

Actually they've been pretty good with the updates. They just aren't good with doing it for more than a line or two or a minute or two, at the end of the episode. There were at least two where the people were found alive, that the updates they did, were less than satisfactory. I wonder how they'll update the ones that have happened since the season ended?

I'm glad it's coming back though. It's one of the few programs on ID that I really like.
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Posted Sep 15, 2012 @ 1:30 AM

Remains that washed up on a beach in 2002, have recently been identified as Patricia Viola. I don't know how to link to the article. If you google her name the article should come up.
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Posted Sep 15, 2012 @ 5:37 AM

Here's a link: Investigator's tenacity helped family identify remains of missing Bogota woman
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Posted Sep 15, 2012 @ 7:48 PM

That's really sad. I'm glad they finally found her, but wow. It kind of reminds me of the girl (also on Disappeared) who's remains were found but because something didn't match they didn't think it was her. And didn't find out until YEARS later that it really was her from the DNA.

Now I wonder what happened to her. That might be a permanent mystery. Sounds like Disappeared is going to have a lot of updating to do....if they decide to do it.
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