Family says arrest made in Rene Willi...

Family says arrest made in Rene Williams Case

There are 64 comments on the KYTV Springfield story from Jul 26, 2009, titled Family says arrest made in Rene Williams Case. In it, KYTV Springfield reports that:

Rene Williams was last seen closing up the Eagles Lodge in Ava back in March 2007.

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Ozark, MO

#1 Jul 27, 2009
It is about D*m Time find out soming.
haha

Ozark, MO

#2 Jul 27, 2009
Someone wrote on another thread to go to casenet but what category do you go to and what do you put in to find the name?

“Kirsten's MiMi”

Since: May 09

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#3 Jul 27, 2009
His name is Christopher Revak and his address is RT 1 Ava. isn't it funny though that Jason McPherson issued the warrant for 2nd degree murder, wonde why Chris Wade didn't issue it?

“Kirsten's MiMi”

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#4 Jul 27, 2009
GREAT JOB DEGASE, I knew you would be the one to get him. Many thanks to you and your deputies. We have a REAL sheriff in town now, thank God.
James

Ozark, MO

#5 Jul 27, 2009
Wondered how come Chris Wade didn't do it as well.On casenet u can search his name now that's its listed but if the name is ever unknown just go to filing date and enter a date range that is sufficient.
christopher revak

Cameron, MO

#6 Jul 27, 2009
Didn't he hang himself this morning at the hartville jail? or is that just a rumor
Pam Brayfield wrote:
His name is Christopher Revak and his address is RT 1 Ava. isn't it funny though that Jason McPherson issued the warrant for 2nd degree murder, wonde why Chris Wade didn't issue it?
yaya

United States

#7 Jul 27, 2009
James wrote:
Wondered how come Chris Wade didn't do it as well.On casenet u can search his name now that's its listed but if the name is ever unknown just go to filing date and enter a date range that is sufficient.
Only thing i found on casenet under his name was about divorce.
ava

Ozark, MO

#8 Jul 27, 2009
christopher revak wrote:
Didn't he hang himself this morning at the hartville jail? or is that just a rumor<quoted text>
According to the news it was in Douglas county jail...
patty

New Haven, MO

#9 Jul 27, 2009
no ur great douglas county jail and they catch him he told them so i think degease is not all that
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Ozark, MO

#10 Jul 27, 2009
Reported by: Kate Stacy
Monday, Jul 27, 2009 @10:27am CST

(Ava, MO)-- A surprising development today in the two year long investigation into the disappearance of a woman in Douglas County.

Douglas County Sheriff Chris Degase called reporters to Ava this morning to announce the arrest and filing of charges of second degree murder against Christopher E. Revak, 36, of Ava, for the March 1997 disappearance of Jennifer Williams. Then he announced Revak apparently killed himself in his cell in the Douglas County Jail Sunday.

Williams, 36, of Mansfield, vanished from the Eagles Lodge in Ava. Her abandoned car was found there.

Degase, who took office in January, says investigators from his office and the Missouri Highway Patrol began to go back over evidence in this cold case and take a different approach to the investigation. "We re-interviewed a lot of people and reviewed all the evidence," Degase said.

On July 24, Degase said his office received new information and evidence, which led to the search of a piece of property. Degase would not reveal the location of the search site.
Deputies, Patrol investigators, divers and search dog teams searched through the night Friday night into Saturday and did find some clothing, but did not find Williams body. An arrest for Revak's arrest was issued by a judge Sunday morning.

Degase says searchers rented a backhoe to continue searching the area on Sunday. At one time, more than 30 law officers were at the site, helping with the search.

At 3:30 Sunday afternoon, Degase said he was notified by his office that Revak had committed suicide in his cell, by hanging himself. An autopsy is planned on Revak's body.

Degase said his office and the Highway Patrol are committed to continue the search for Williams' body. "I am convinced she is dead," he said.

The families of both Williams and Revak are being kept up to date.

There was criticism over the past few years about how this case was handled. Today, local residents tell reporters they are glad to have answers, although several said they've never heard of Revak before. They're waiting for more facts to come out to learn how this crime happened.
yaya

United States

#11 Jul 27, 2009
ava wrote:
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According to the news it was in Douglas county jail...
I've been keepin tv on ky3 all mornin & the report will b on @ noon.Where hav u guys heard about sumone hangin themselves in jail? Lets just watch the news & c what they say!
Curious

Hartville, MO

#12 Jul 27, 2009
Who was this Christopher Revak? Anyone know him?

Since: Jul 09

Squires, Missouri

#13 Jul 27, 2009
I was just on kolr 10.
informed ava resident

Columbia, MO

#14 Jul 27, 2009
Christopher Revak did hang himself in the Douglas County jail. They were doing checks on him every 10 minutes and in between one of those checks he managed to hang himself. Chris Degase is not responsible for this man hanging himself. He was taking every precaution he could to keep an eye on him. I am keeping the victim's family in my prayers in the hopes that they will find Rene's body so that they can have some finality to this tragic time.
hitchinlo

United States

#15 Jul 27, 2009
Chris Wade probably had to wait for daddy's advice. As far as second degree murder...that's all you can do without a body. Rene used to work for me briefly and I lived in Mansfield/Ava and I never heard of this guy but if Jason MacPhearson is in charge then it will be drung out for a long time. Rene has a small but close family and group of friends....I'm just so sorry for them!
yaya

United States

#16 Jul 27, 2009
Like i said in the thread about DeGase - I hope this doesnt discourage him cause he needs to keep searching for her so her family & friends can have closure! And if all of u would like to show your support - show up at Eagles Lodge Aug 1st for the benefit they are throwing for her kids!!!!! Donations for the auction would b great also! The more that participate the more money will b made!
jade

Burlington, IA

#17 Jul 27, 2009
i am just glad they finally got some answers,but i am sure there are many more ?and i hope we all find out really soon what happened.my prayers are with Timmy and kids....
jade

Burlington, IA

#18 Jul 27, 2009
from mansfield
Curious

Hartville, MO

#19 Jul 27, 2009
Did this Christopher Revak have a wife named Johanna?
Avas Finest

United States

#20 Jul 27, 2009
I HAVE ONE QUESTION... OK LAST NIGHT about 10:30 11pm KY3 said the family told them ava made the arrest ok...Sunday night and then all of a sudden Chris Kills him self @ 3:30PM that sunday thats 7 hours after chris died... I wanna know why did it take so long to let people know...

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