Update on Investigation Into Bridgett...

Update on Investigation Into Bridgett Gearen's Murder

There are 18 comments on the KFDM-TV Beaumont story from Jul 18, 2007, titled Update on Investigation Into Bridgett Gearen's Murder. In it, KFDM-TV Beaumont reports that:

NEWS RELEASE FROM GALVESTON COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE: Galveston County Sheriff's detectives have received some 60 tips over the past two days that have aided their probe into the death of Bridgett Gearen. via KFDM-TV Beaumont

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Judy patteson

Beaumont, TX

#1 Jul 28, 2007
would like to know what details that are know about this crime

“xcntrik.wordpres s.com”

Since: Mar 07

Location hidden

#2 Jul 28, 2007
Do a Google search for 'Bridgett Gearen' I got 982 hits, there you can find whatever is available.
BLG-S FRIEND

United States

#5 Oct 8, 2007
PLEASE PEOPLE HELP FIND WHO KILLED BRIDGETTE GEAREN. DO THIS FOR HER ALMOST 3YR OLD DAUGHTER AND FAMILY AND FRIENDS. STEP FORWARD IF YOU KNOW SOMETHING. DON'T BE AFRAID.
FRIEND-OF-BRIDGE TTES

United States

#6 Oct 18, 2007
well, it's been 3 months since the murder of Bridgette Gearen. this is still very hard for Bridgette's family and friends. although, we are adults and have a comprehension of death (not really murder though) Bridgette's daughter does not understand. she just knows mommy is an angel and is in heaven. it's really sad to see this beautiful little girl without her mother. but through family and friends we will keep Bridgette's memory alive for her daughter.
the wonderer

San Antonio, TX

#7 Oct 21, 2007
what's the purpose of rape? what's the purpose of murder? what's the purpose of rape and murder together? someone's way of being powerful over another? why do these evil things occur? so, is earth really hell when rapes and murders occur? or any other evil event that takes place? can anyone answer these questions? as a person you never know someone's sorrow until it happens to you then it changes you forever.!

“xcntrik.wordpres s.com”

Since: Mar 07

Location hidden

#8 Oct 21, 2007
the wonderer wrote:
what's the purpose of rape? what's the purpose of murder? what's the purpose of rape and murder together? someone's way of being powerful over another? why do these evil things occur? so, is earth really hell when rapes and murders occur? or any other evil event that takes place? can anyone answer these questions? as a person you never know someone's sorrow until it happens to you then it changes you forever.!
I blame it on religion.
FRIEND-OF-BRIDGE TTES

United States

#9 Oct 26, 2007
i think blaming it on religion is the easy way out. some person/s took Bridgette and the events that took place from midnight on 7-15-07 to when her lifeless body was found (6 to 620 am 7-15-07) was not pleasant. obviously-Bridgette's dead. that person/s did not even think what Bridgette had or did not have. Now, Bridgette's daughter will never truely know her mother. sure, thru family and friends her daughter will know, but it's not the same as being able to grow up with her mother and know of her mother that way. IT'S SAD.

“xcntrik.wordpres s.com”

Since: Mar 07

Location hidden

#10 Oct 28, 2007
FRIEND-OF-BRIDGETTES wrote:
i think blaming it on religion is the easy way out. some person/s took Bridgette and the events that took place from midnight on 7-15-07 to when her lifeless body was found (6 to 620 am 7-15-07) was not pleasant. obviously-Bridgette's dead. that person/s did not even think what Bridgette had or did not have. Now, Bridgette's daughter will never truely know her mother. sure, thru family and friends her daughter will know, but it's not the same as being able to grow up with her mother and know of her mother that way. IT'S SAD.
I read all about the story when it was in the news. It's a sad thing indeed. You're welcome to think whatever it is that makes you happy. The original post was not speaking specifically of the victim, it was speaking in general terms. You decided to make it personal with your above narrative.

I was responding to these comments:

"what's the purpose of rape? what's the purpose of murder? what's the purpose of rape and murder together? someone's way of being powerful over another? why do these evil things occur? so, is earth really hell when rapes and murders occur? or any other evil event that takes place? can anyone answer these questions?"

Now if you would like to talk about the impact on the victim's friends and family we could certainly do that.
Forever remembered

Beaumont, TX

#12 Jan 16, 2008
Well it has been 6 months since that horrible night. People who knew and worked with Bridgette were very blessed to have known such a compassionate person. She had the best laugh, the kind that would make you laugh. She was so proud that she had just gotten her braces off and was going to have extra money to spend on her daughter. She often wondered what would her daughter look like when she was older. It is heart breaking that she will not be here to see it. If anyone knows anything PLEASE do the right thing and speak now. There are a lot of people who are tortured everyday knowing that her killer has not been brought to justice.
young friend of BLG

Beaumont, TX

#13 Feb 4, 2008
I may only be 13 but i have know Bridgette all my life!!!!! She was a wonderful person and loved her and her baby Kyra very much!!!! She lived with us when i was little and she was mine and my sisters baby-sitter for a couple years!!!!!! We = family "LOVED HER VERY MUCH" and having my mother call me and have 2 tell me this terrible news broke my heart!!!!!! i have been diffrent evry since this has happend!!!!! And i know whoever did this to her did it for a reason because no one would ever want 2 harm this wonderful woman!!!! and know that her baby Kyra was her life and that she no longer has a mother it's just horrible!!!!!!!! AND WHOEVER DID THIS I HOPE THEY KNOW THEY HAVE HURT MANY PEOPLES HEARTS!!!!! EXCPECIALLY MINE I MISS HER SO SO SO SO 11111MUCH "AND SHE WILL ALWAYS BE IN MY HEART AND PRAYERS" I LOVE U BRIDGETTE
MacheloPI

Vidor, TX

#14 Jul 31, 2008
You are not forgotten Bridgette. The person/persons will pay for what they did to you on earth and the life after. Nobody gets away with murder. The evil will be brought out of the shadows and into the light. I am not going to let your murder go unsolved!
bhg

Székesfehérvár, Hungary

#15 Jul 31, 2008
Srebrenica=nederland=shameful= murder

nederland=murder
dear cousin I miss you

Apex, NC

#16 Aug 26, 2008
As much as it hurts me that this horrible act has gone unsolved, and as painful as this has been and probably always for me. I didn't expect to find this page. You know, every time I google her name I feel like it is such torture to only read the same things over and over and over. I just don't understand why our family still knows nothing but the same things that we learned in the first couple of months. For the most part we are still in our mourning phases. Some of us have lightened up on the anger end of the aspect. And some of us continue to have our resentments grow because of our fears and unanswered questions. I know none of you people, but thank you. You have helped me feel as if my cousin has not been forgotten. For that I love you!
Brandon

Dallas, TX

#17 Sep 16, 2008
I remember reading the story back in July of 07, and it broke my heart. It hurts even more to know that someone could be so callous and still not come forward. The person responsible for this needs to be slow tortured.
relative

Olive Branch, MS

#18 May 19, 2009
I would like to know what happened to my cousin she was a lovimg caring pearson to everyone. bridgett will always be loved and missed ARKANSAS
NATIVE

Madera, CA

#19 May 2, 2012
Bridgette's murder is STILL unsolved after almost 5 years! Can't find any further news on backlog in forensic testing that could answer so many questions and help provide suspects.
NATIVE

Madera, CA

#20 Jul 6, 2012
It will be FIVE YEARS since Bridgette was taken away so brutally. Still there have been NO arrests in this case! Has ALL the forensic evidence been tested? There will be a Vigil for Bridgette in Crystal Beach on the 5th Anniversary of her death. Please come and show her loved ones that Bridgette has not been forgotten!
WHERE IS THE JUSTICE

Madera, CA

#21 Jan 13, 2013
Five and a half years have gone by and still no arrest in he brutal murder of Bridgette Gearen! Last Summer the former Lead Detective made statements to the effect "We know who you are;we will be coming to arrest you soon!", What happened to the "Cold Case Team" that were going to look at all the evidence with fresh eyes?
Please start calling the Galveston County Sheriff's Office, toll free, at 1-866- 248-8477 and let them know Bridgette is not forgotten. Below is the last information given by the Galveston Sheriff's Office on the FIFTH ANNIVERSARY of Bridgette's horrific murder.
CRYSTAL BEACH — Galveston County Sheriff’s Office Detective Tommy Hansen has a message for those responsible for raping and killing Bridgette Gearen five years ago.
“We know who the suspects are,” Hansen said.“They know we know who they are. And we are coming for them soon.”
Hansen on Sunday joined Gearen’s family and about 100 other people not far from where she was found in 2007 after she was raped, strangled and beaten to death.
“I've seen a lot in 39 years, and this truly ranks at the top of one of the most brutal crimes I've ever seen,” Hansen said.
Investigators believe Gearen, 28, was the victim of a group — which was likely drunk — that happened upon her after a day of partying on the beach.
Gearen was spending the weekend at a rented beach house with her 2-year-old daughter, Kyra, and friends from Provost and Umphrey, a Beaumont law firm where she worked as a legal secretary.
She vanished just before midnight July 14, 2007, when she stepped outside to meet friends for a ride along the beach. She disappeared in the seconds it took her friends to follow her outside.
Campers discovered her beaten and partially clothed body in the water near Monkhouse Drive about 6:20 a.m. July 15.
“This was a crime that happened because she was in the wrong place at the wrong time,” Hansen said.“It was random. If she had just waited 30 seconds before going outside, she may still be alive today.”
Once classified as “persons of interest,” Hansen said the people being looked at for the crime now are clear-cut suspects. Some live in the area, while others live out of state.
Hansen, who did not release the suspects’ names or many details about who they might be, said all of them have been told they are being looked at for sexually assaulting and murdering Gearen. He said all have histories of family violence or assaults.
“I am not going to commit to saying that arrests are about to happen,” Hansen said.“But this case is moving in a very positive direction. We have to connect a few more dots.”
The veteran detective, who retired from the sheriff’s office last year but now focuses most of his attention on unsolved cases, insists while the case is five years old, it’s never been a cold case.
“We've worked leads from day one,” he said.“We have worked this case diligently. This has always been an active case. It’s a very solvable case.”
The FBI is assisting on the case.
A reward fund set up for the case tops $16,000 and could be as much as $25,000 soon, Hansen said.
During the vigil, Kyra, now 7 years old, made a plea for people to help find her mother’s killers.
“I love my mom so much,” she said.“I’m sad that I could only see her the first two years of my life.
“If you know anything to help put these guys in jail, please call.”
The vigil held Sunday for Gearen came about a month before another high profile case involving a young woman marks a significant milestone.
Friends of Jessica Cain, the Tiki Island teen who disappeared while driving home from Webster after performing in a community play in Dickinson, plan an Aug. 18 vigil to mark the 15th anniversary of her disappearance.
The truck Cain was driving was found abandoned on the side of Interstate 45 in La Marque

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