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December 26th, 2011

A missing 9-year-old Indiana girl has been found dead, and the family friend who was watching her before she disappeared was charged with murder Monday night, authorities said.

Allen County sheriff’s spokesman Cpl. Jeremy Tinkel said investigators found the body of Aliahna Lemmon in the county, but he wouldn’t say where. He also said 39-year-old Mike Plumadore was “interviewed by police and taken into custody at 9 p.m. and charged with murder.”

Plumadore, who had been watching Aliahna and her sisters before she was reported missing late Friday, is scheduled to appear in court Tuesday.

FBI agents earlier Monday descended on the rundown mobile home park in Fort Wayne where Aliahna lived and was last seen. It’s a known haven for registered sex offenders, though Plumadore is not on Indiana’s registered sex offenders list. He has a criminal record in Florida and North Carolina that includes convictions for trespassing and assault.

According to a state website, 15 registered sex offenders live at the mobile home park that numbers about two dozen homes.

More than 100 emergency workers searched for Aliahna around the mobile home park Saturday, though no active search was done Sunday. Tinkel said the same size search could not be sustained because of the Christmas holiday.

“Children don’t just walk away during Christmastime,” Aliahna’s step-grandfather, David Story, said Monday afternoon.

Aliahna’s mother, Tarah Souders, told The Journal Gazette earlier Monday that her daughter had vision and hearing problems and suffered from attention deficit disorder and emotional problems. Aliahna and her sisters were staying with Plumadore because their mother had been sick with the flu and Aliahna’s stepfather works at night and sleeps during the day.

Plumadore told the newspaper Sunday that he left the three girls in his mobile home about 6 a.m. Friday and went to a gas station about a mile away to buy a cigar. Authorities have said the store’s surveillance video shows him there about that time.

“I had dead-bolted the door,” he said. “When I got back, all the girls was here.”

He said he smoked his cigar and went back to sleep, then woke up about 10 a.m. when Aliahna’s mother called. After that call, he realized the door to the home was unlocked and that Aliahna was gone. He said Aliahna’s 6-year-old sisters told him Aliahna had left with her mother.

Plumadore said it wasn’t until he talked with Aliahna’s mother about 8:30 p.m. that they realized she was missing and police were notified.

Tarah Souders said the miscommunication caused the delay in determining that Aliahna had vanished.

“She’s never wandered off,” Souders said. “She’s never done anything like this before.”

from:  http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/progress-search-missing-fort-wayne-girl-15234492#.TvlVpdSmiHc

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

 

Aliahna Lemmon

1391851 354465          55

 

her path of destiny = 55 =  Vision and hearing problems and suffered from attention deficit disorder and emotional problems.

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

 

Mike Plumadore

4925 733414695           62

 

his path of destiny = Arrest.  Jail.  Imprisoned.  Confinement.

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comprehensive summary and list of predictions for 2012:

http://predictionsyear2012.com/

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find out your own numerology at:

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Police investigate after the shootings inside the Southern California Edison office in Irwindale.

December 16, 2011         6:15 pm

The gunman who shot four people — two of them fatally — before killing himself at a Southern California Edison office Friday appeared to target specific victims, a witness said.

The unidentified man, an Edison employee, began shooting after 1:30 p.m. at the sprawling Edison facility at 4910 Rivergrade Road. The witness told the Los Angeles Times that the gunman did not fire randomly.

“He told people to leave and he was very deliberate about who he shot,” said the employee, who spoke on the condition of annoymity. “He did not like management.”

PHOTOS: Gunman shoots 4 at SoCal Edison office in Irwindale

One of the victims died at the scene and the other died on the way to the hospital. The conditions of the two other victims were not immediately available, said Capt. Michael Taylor of the Baldwin Park Police Department, which is helping with the investigation.

Edison International Chief Excutive Theodore F. Craver Jr. said all Southern California Edison buildings immediately were locked down after the shooting. He said the gunman was a Southern California Edison employee and the victims were three employees and a contract worker at the Irwindale information technology facility.

“Our hearts and prayers go out to families of the employees,” Craver said.

He said all but one of the victims in the deadly rampage were men. Craver said the Irwindale office was a secure facility with a special card needed to gain entry. Craver said the company was reaching out to the victims’ families, was trying to comfort employees and was continuing to assist law enforcement agencies.

“It is a very sad day for us,” he said. “… This company has been around for 125 years. It acts like a family.”

Taylor said SWAT officers scoured the building and rescued employees hunkered down in their locked offices. About 1,050 employees work in the three-story building, primarily in the company’s Information Technology and Transmission and Distribution divisions.

A source said the gunman worked at the Edison building as a systems analyst.

PHOTOS: Gunman shoots 4 at SoCal Edison office in Irwindale

At least some of the victims were supervisors at Edison.

One employee told The Times that he and others locked the door to their office and put office equipment in front of it in hopes of preventing the gunman from getting in.

The shooting prompted a lockdown at several nearby schools as officials sought to determine whether the gunman was still alive.

from:  http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2011/12/gunman-targeted-victims-in-edison-shooting-rampage.html

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Friday December 16th, 2011

December 16th, 2011

12 + 16 +2+0+1+1 = 32 = Fighting.  In America.  Americans.

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http://predictionsyear2012.com/

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Beverly Hills homicides

October 27, 2011        5:03 pm

Beverly Hills police Thursday afternoon identified a victim and a suspect in the city’s first homicide of the year.

A woman who was found dead in her home was identified as Cathy Carrasco-Zanini, 58, who lived in the 100 block of North Hamilton Drive, police said.

James Grzeslo, 54, who lives in Los Angeles, has been arrested in connection with the slaying. He was being held at the Beverly Hills jail in lieu of $1-million bail, the Police Department said in a statement.

Officers found the victim Wednesday afternoon when they arrived at the home to conduct a welfare check.

The homicide was the first in the city since the killing of publicist Ronni Chasen on Nov. 16, 2010. Prior to Tuesday’s slaying, five homicides had been reported since January 2007 in Beverly Hills, according to a Times Homicide database.

from:  http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2011/10/beverly-hills-homicide.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+lanowblog+%28L.A.+Now%29

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using the number/letter grid:

 
1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

 

Cathy Carrasco-Zanini

31287 31991136 815959        91

 

her path of destiny = 91 = Being in the wrong place at the wrong time.

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using the number/letter grid:

 
1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

 

James Grzeslo

11451 7985136        51

 

his path of destiny = 51 = Suspect in the city’s first homicide of the year.

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October 12, 2011    11:35 p.m.

A gunman apparently enraged over a custody dispute walked into a crowded Seal Beach hair salon where his former wife worked and opened fire, killing eight people and critically wounding another person in the deadliest shooting in Orange County history.

The attacker sprayed Salon Meritage with gunfire Wednesday afternoon as victims fell to the floor and those who could escape ran onto the street or hid in neighboring businesses in the bustling area of trendy restaurants and shops along Pacific Coast Highway, authorities and witnesses said. The gunman continued firing outside, where he shot one man who apparently tried to flee in a Range Rover.

Photos: Seal Beach shooting

“He just didn’t stop. Anybody he saw he was shooting,” said an Anaheim woman who was in a stylist’s chair when the gunman began firing. “It went boom, boom, boom. I was afraid he was going to shoot everybody.”

An officer saw the suspect leaving the area as police responded to reports of the gunfire. The man was arrested about half a mile away and was the sole suspect in the rampage, authorities said.

Police on Wednesday night had not released the alleged gunman’s name or the identities of the victims, nor had they established a motive. But friends and witnesses who knew the salon employees said the alleged gunman was Scott Dekraai and he appeared to be targeting his former wife, who was a stylist at Salon Meritage. They said the couple had been involved in a bitter custody dispute involving their son.

The midafternoon rampage stunned the normally placid beach community. Just one homicide had been reported in the city in the last five years, authorities said.

“A crime of this magnitude is not something Seal Beach is familiar with,” Seal Beach Police Sgt. Steve Bowles said. “This could be one of our greatest tragedies.”

Six people were pronounced dead at the scene. Three others were taken to the trauma center at Long Beach Memorial Hospital, where two later died, police said. All the victims were adults.

One of those slain was salon owner Randy Fannin, according to niece Tami Scarcella.

Dekraai, 41, allegedly stormed into the salon about 1:30 p.m. and appeared to be looking for his former wife, Michelle Fournier, according to friends and witnesses. Dekraai is a resident of Huntington Beach. It was unclear whether Fournier was among those killed.

According to Los Angeles County Superior Court documents, Dekraai initiated a divorce case in 2007 against Fournier, whose last name was then Dekraai, court spokeswoman Mary Hearn said. A judge ruled that all contact between the couple had to be via text or email, except for a 10-minute phone call once a week to discuss their child’s education and well-being.

At the time of the court dispute, Hearn said, it appeared that Dekraai was awarded custody and Fournier had to comply with several conditions to see the child, such as to not consume alcohol 24 hours before visiting. In August 2010, the case was transferred to Orange County Superior Court at Dekraai’s request, according to Hearn.

Fournier always seemed to be in a great mood and enjoyed her children, said Judy Rodriguez Watson, co-owner of the Bay City Center where the salon is located. “She was a sweet, sweet, loving happy mama,” Watson said. “She was always showing off photos of her kids.”

She said she believes Fournier has three sons.

Outside the salon, which was cordoned off with yellow crime scene tape, witnesses described a chaotic scene in which multiple rounds were fired inside the business and in the parking lot. Kimberly Criswell, who owns a neighboring salon, said at least two shots were fired in front of her business as the attacker shot at the man in the Range Rover.

“My receptionist looked outside and yelled, ‘He just shot that man!'” Criswell said.

The gunshots, said Riley Riggs, 27, were followed by several minutes of “eerie silence.”

“I could still smell gunpowder in the air,” said Riggs, a San Luis Obispo resident who was staying at the Pacific Inn, across the street from the center.

Then a man yelled at arriving police officers, pointing toward the gunman down the street. “He’s in a white truck! He’s in a white truck! That way, that way!” Riggs recalled the man shouting.

As investigators gathered evidence at the white and green, two-level complex, workers from neighboring businesses gathered beyond the crime tape. Some shook their heads and cried as they remembered friends caught in the gunfire.

“This is a shock to the whole community,” said Dion Martini, a manicurist at a nearby salon on Main Street. “All of us around here have worked together at one time or another.

“I just can’t imagine anybody being that sick to go in and do that to anybody.”

Friends remembered Salon Meritage owner Fannin, who was about 6 feet tall with a dash of gray in his black hair, as a man who fostered a family-like environment in his small business. Workers celebrated Christmas together and enjoyed birthday parties.

“He was precious,” said Lydia Sosa, a former employee. “He was, like, the most wonderful man you’ll ever meet.”

Outside Dekraai’s Huntington Beach home Wednesday evening, an American flag was flying and a basketball hoop marked the spot where neighbors said the father often played with his son.

The light-blue home was cordoned off by police tape as detectives searched the residence.

Christa Andrews, a 30-year-old homemaker with three children who lives down the street, said Dekraai moved in about two years ago. He told her that he had been in the military, and that a leg injury caused him to limp. He also mentioned that he had been going through a rough patch with his wife.

Andrews said Dekraai played soccer and rode bikes with the boy, who appeared to be about 7 years old. The family had a dog named Conway.

Patty Roach, a hairstylist who has lived in the neighborhood for 25 years, said Dekraai seemed at home in the unassuming community where middle-class families raise their children.

Her husband, Roach said, could not believe what had happened. She said he kept saying: “There’s no way it could have been him.”

from:  http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-1013-seal-beach-shooting-20111013,0,4309220.story

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Michelle Fournier, left, and Christy Wilson

October 13, 2011    2:32 pm

Friends identified another victim of the Seal Beach shooting rampage as Christy Wilson, a lifelong Lakewood resident and mother of three who worked at the salon.

Linda Stewart, 45, a longtime friend who works at a salon in Huntington Beach, said Wilson was creative, energetic and friendly and was part of a close-knit family. She had worked at the salon for many years and was an expert nail artist. In her spare time, she made and sold jewelry.

Full coverage: Deadly shooting at Seal Beach beauty salon

“She was everybody’s friend,” Stewart said. “She had not one enemy, ever.”

Wilson was a friend of Michelle Fournier, the ex-wife of alleged shooter Scott Evans Dekraai. Witnesses said Fournier was the target of the shooting and one of the eight who died.

KTLA News reported Wilson was in court on Tuesday, testifying at a custody hearing on Fournier’s behalf. Her husband, Paul Wilson, said his wife stood up for her friend because she thought it was the right thing to do.

On Thursday, Stewart put out a call on her Facebook page for people to give gifts of food to the Wilson family, but within a few hours, she was so overwhelmed by responses that she began asking people to donate to the funeral costs instead. She said she is now considering starting a jewelry line in Wilson’s honor, with proceeds to go to assist victims of domestic violence.

 from:  http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2011/10/seal-beach-shooting-christy-wilson.html

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His friends knew right off when they saw the customized Land Rover outside the Seal Beach salon that their pal David Caouette might be among the victims in Orange County’s deadliest shooting.

“He was in the wrong place at the wrong time and had no way to defend himself,” longtime friend Ed Testa told the Orange County Register.

Caouette and Testa were among a group of hard-core off-road enthusiasts who liked to head off to Big Bear or the desert to blaze the trails, the newspaper reported.

By Thursday, the online message board for the Southern California Land Rover Club was filled with remembrances.

“The more I look … at all the event pictures I have on my computer here the more I am reminded of all the crazy incredible times we had,” one post read.

Full coverage: Deadly shooting at Seal Beach beauty salon

It was not immediately clear why Caouette was parked near Salon Meritage, where the shooting took place. But Testa told the Register that the former car salesman lived in Seal Beach and may have been dining at one of the many restaurants and cafes at the bustling Pacific Coast Highway shopping center.

“My eyes starting welling up, and I had to go home,” friend Richard Nelson told the newspaper. “It just made me think about how you can be enjoying your day one moment and gone the next. So unfair.”

Eight people were killed in Wednesday’s shooting, and a single suspect, Scott Dekraai, has been booked on suspicion of murder. He is being held without bail at Orange County Jail.

Seal Beach police said they will not release any of the victims’ names until Friday, but in a small community such as Seal Beach, the names of those who were killed -– as well as the lone survivor -– are becoming known.

The one survivor was Hattie Stretz, a 73-year-old retired nurse and community activist who was visiting her daughter at the salon at the time of the shooting. Her daughter, Laura Webb, was among those killed, according to friends.

Another possible victim was identified by a local youth soccer club, Beach Futbol Club, as Michelle Fast, wife of a team manager and mother of one of the players, according to a post on the club’s website.

from:  http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2011/10/seal-beach-shooting-scott-dekraai-david-caouette.html

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Each letter of the first and middle names rules 9 years of life.   Ages 27 to 54 are ruled by the sum of the 4th, 5th, and 6th letters of the name.

Scott Evans DeKraai

20 (t is the 20th letter of the alphabet) + 20 (t is the 20th letter of the alphabet) + 5 (e is the 5th letter of the alphabet) = 45

So the number 45 rules his ages twenty-seven to fifty-four.

45 = Violence.  Scary.  Things went horribly wrong.

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using the number/letter grid:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
A B C D E F G H I
J K L M N O P Q R
S T U V W X Y Z

Where:

A = 1 J = 1 S = 1

B = 2 K = 2 T = 2

C = 3 L = 3 U = 3

D = 4 M = 4 V = 4

E = 5 N = 5 W = 5

F = 6 O = 6 X = 6

G = 7 P = 7 Y = 7

H = 8 Q = 8 Z = 8

I = 9 R = 9

 

 

Scott DeKraai

13622 4529119      45

 

his path of destiny = 45 = Violence.  Scary.  Things went horribly wrong.

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using the number/letter grid:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
A B C D E F G H I
J K L M N O P Q R
S T U V W X Y Z

Where:

A = 1 J = 1 S = 1

B = 2 K = 2 T = 2

C = 3 L = 3 U = 3

D = 4 M = 4 V = 4

E = 5 N = 5 W = 5

F = 6 O = 6 X = 6

G = 7 P = 7 Y = 7

H = 8 Q = 8 Z = 8

I = 9 R = 9

 

 

Scott Evans DeKraai

13622 54151 4529119        61

 

his path of destiny = 61 = Doing the unexpected.  Everybody run.  Trying to get away.

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Wife: Scott Dekraai's ex-wife, Michelle, is reportedly among those killed. Her husband is said to have threatened violence after losing a court case against her over their child

using the number/letter grid:

 
1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

 

  9  5  5   63   95      42

Michelle Fournier

4 38 33  6  95  9        50

 

her soul number = 42 = Marriage.  Relationships.  Misunderstandings.

her outer personality = 50 = Family life.  Family troubles. 

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Friends: Christy Wilson is said to have been a close friend of Michelle Fournier, both of whom died in the shooting

using the number/letter grid:

 
1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

 

Christy Wilson

3          5      5

 

her primary challenge (CW) and how she lost her heart’s desire (CN) both = 35 = Without warning.  Caught off guard.

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using the number/letter grid:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
A B C D E F G H I
J K L M N O P Q R
S T U V W X Y Z

Where:

A = 1 J = 1 S = 1

B = 2 K = 2 T = 2

C = 3 L = 3 U = 3

D = 4 M = 4 V = 4

E = 5 N = 5 W = 5

F = 6 O = 6 X = 6

G = 7 P = 7 Y = 7

H = 8 Q = 8 Z = 8

I = 9 R = 9

 

 

David Caouette

4                     5

 

how he lost his heart’s desire = DE = 45 = Violence.  Things went horribly wrong.

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using the number/letter grid:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
A B C D E F G H I
J K L M N O P Q R
S T U V W X Y Z

Where:

A = 1 J = 1 S = 1

B = 2 K = 2 T = 2

C = 3 L = 3 U = 3

D = 4 M = 4 V = 4

E = 5 N = 5 W = 5

F = 6 O = 6 X = 6

G = 7 P = 7 Y = 7

H = 8 Q = 8 Z = 8

I = 9 R = 9

 

 

Laura Webb

3        5

 

her primary challenge = LW = 35 = Without warning.  Caught off guard.

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Devastated: Family and friends remembered Michele Fast as a dedicated soccer mum, whose husband coached their daughter's team

using the number/letter grid:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
A B C D E F G H I
J K L M N O P Q R
S T U V W X Y Z

Where:

A = 1 J = 1 S = 1

B = 2 K = 2 T = 2

C = 3 L = 3 U = 3

D = 4 M = 4 V = 4

E = 5 N = 5 W = 5

F = 6 O = 6 X = 6

G = 7 P = 7 Y = 7

H = 8 Q = 8 Z = 8

I = 9 R = 9

 

 

Michelle Fast

49385335 6112        50

 

her path of destiny = 50 = Family life. 

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Christopher Ryan Smith / Edward Younghoon Shin

September 1, 2011    7:01 a.m.

Last summer, Christopher Ryan Smith emailed family and friends with exciting news: He was embarking on an African adventure.

Over the next few months, his emails recounted the highlights. One day he was paragliding near Johannesburg. On another, he was sand boarding in “huge mines” in South Africa where the “sand was softer than snow powder.”

In December, the 32-year-old Internet executive from Laguna Beach announced that he was going to Congo and Rwanda. Then, abruptly, all communication stopped.

His worried family in Oregon called U.S. authorities and launched an international hunt, fearing he might have run into trouble in the war-torn region.

But Orange County authorities now say Smith was never in Africa; in fact, he was already dead. They say he was killed inside his office in San Juan Capistrano by his business partner, Edward Younghoon Shin, who used Smith’s email account to send the messages.

Shin was arrested earlier this week and charged with Smith’s killing. The charges capped an investigation that began several months ago.

The family is still reeling, trying to understand what happened.

“Those emails were a small part of the trauma he put our family through,” Smith’s father, Steven, said. “It was just horrendous. It went on for months…. [Shin] led us everywhere but the truth.”

Smith and Shin co-founded 800xchange, an advertising and marketing firm. The firm, based in an upscale office complex in the hills of San Juan Capistrano, helped design marketing and lead-generation campaigns for companies. Authorities said that in the months before Smith disappeared, the pair had been arguing about money and that Shin had agreed to buy Smith out for $1 million.

Family and friends said they were not surprised when Smith announced plans for long-term trek to Africa. Smith was a former professional wake boarder, surfer and avid outdoorsman who craved adventure.

“Chris loved to surf, travel the world, skydive, wake board, spend time with family, watch movies, party occasionally with his friends, listen to electronic and ambient music on his headphones while he worked, play guitar, watch the stars at night, and research online to gain a deeper understanding of the world,” his family wrote in a tribute to him.

His wake-boarding days were cut short by a knee injury, but he became interested in Internet startups, his first being a surfing website.

But the emails Smith’s family begin receiving from Africa didn’t seem like him. They were short and sometimes curt, lacking the descriptive flair and sense of fun they were used to from his dispatches.

His family told investigators that the last message on Dec. 26 worried them. The email said he had “paid some dude $100 to be online” and planned to leave South Africa for Congo and then Rwanda. From there, he planned to go to Egypt before leaving the continent for Spain.

The family alerted U.S. authorities that Smith was missing. They scoured African news websites and message boards looking for anyone who might have run into him.

With no sign of him in Africa, the family began to look to Orange County. They hired a private investigator, who learned that in May 2010, Shin had been convicted in Riverside County Superior Court of embezzling money from a prior employer. A judge ordered Shin to pay $700,000 in restitution.

In April, the family called the Laguna Beach Police Department to open a missing persons case.

Police could find no evidence that Smith had ever left the United States during the last year and brought in the Orange County Sheriff’s Department homicide unit.

Orange County Assistant Sheriff Mark Billings said detectives went to the 800xchange office, which appeared to have been thoroughly cleaned and recently painted. But forensic investigators tested the office and found blood that DNA testing determined was Smith’s.

Homicide detectives began conducting 11 days of extensive surveillance on Shin, a father of three who lives in Irvine with his family. Then last weekend, they recovered Smith’s 2009 Range Rover in San Jose, where it had been for some time.

On Sunday, Shin went to Los Angeles International Airport and boarded a flight bound for Canada. LAX police got on the plane just before it took off and took him into custody.

During a six-hour interview, Shin confessed to killing Smith, Billings said. Shin said he did it in June 2010 “for purposes of financial gain” but did not reveal what he did with Smith’s body, Billings added.

Authorities arrested Shin’s personal assistant this week for allegedly helping Shin dispose of Smith’s belongings and vehicle. He has pleaded not guilty. Shin has not entered a plea, and neither he nor his attorney could be reached for comment.

A blogger who had been covering Shin’s legal troubles said he also received several messages from someone claiming to be Smith. In the emails, the author defended Shin’s actions and went into great detail about the embezzlement case. The blogger, Michael Ferree, said an interview that he assumed Smith was sending the messages from Southern California, trying to support his business partner.

“Now we all know he was dead,” Ferree said.

Shin, 33, was behind several Internet startups in the last few years. According to his biography on the 800xchange website, he “spent time” working at Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley and Cambridge Funding. On his website, Shin also talked about his charity work for his local church, including on behalf of AIDS prevention and healthcare in developing countries.

“Shin went to great lengths to conceal the homicide and trick the family into believing Chris was alive,” said Orange Sheriff’s Homicide Investigator Dan Voght. “We are asking for public assistance in finding Chris Smith’s body.”

“At this stage I want to get our son back,” Steven Smith said. “We want to find where Christopher’s remains are.”

from:  http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-0901-africa-emails-20110901,0,2038441.story

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using the number/letter grid:

 
1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

 

Edward Shin

5          1

 

his primary challenge = ES = 51 = Thou shall not kill.  Homicide.  Murder.  Premeditated murder.

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using the number/letter grid:

 
1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

 

Edward Shin

545194 1895       51

 

his path of destiny = 51 = Thou shall not kill.  Homicide.  Murder.  Premeditated murder.

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