Mother 'Person Of Interest' In Kayla Reed Slaying
“I told her before I went to bed, 'I hope you don't think you're going to meet a friend.' ”
The mother of a slain teen whose body was found floating in the Delta-Mendota Canal between Tracy and Vernalis in January 2006 has been named a 'person of interest' in the case, Livermore police announced ... via KTVU
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#1 Nov 29, 2007
didn't you livermore police have angel wear a wire to help you guys out I notice you don't mention that.
#2 Nov 29, 2007
#3 Dec 13, 2007
why is it that no one is concerned with the stalker who Kayla reported just 1 and 1/2 weeks prior to her disappearance. The police took a report and Kayla gave a description. Does anyone want LPD to tell the story including the things that might mean they need to look at things other than the easiest to blame.
I wonder who else has fallen victim to the real killer?
#4 Dec 14, 2007
How do you know that Ms. Betsy? Did Angel tell you that? That's a credible source. Bet she was high when she told. Oh, no, wait, looks like your the only one that has fallen victim to the real killer!
#5 Dec 14, 2007
there is a difference between the posts that I make and those that you make.
I can tell by your mocking statements that you don't really care if I was a victim or not. on the other hand I keep wasting my breath on trying to open your eyes. You were not there either. Unless you are the killer. That would be the kind of person who would mock and scorn people for having the nerve to want more information.
Since you are so positive then please give us more than your venom and sarcasm. And if you are one of the "good guys" show some concern for those you think are "DELUDED". IF you have no concern for others, then how or why are you here with those of us who care about this terrible crime being solved.
You must know some pretty big things that the world hasn't been told. When will they become public?
no Angel did not tell me that. I know from another source and if I had some free time (that would be the day) I'd go and request the report because there is one. Why don't you be a gent and go get it?
Why with all the evil in this world have you chosen one particular person to focus your hatred against. Who is Angel to you? Sounds very personal. You seem to have more than professional interest. Does this allow you to be objective?
#6 Dec 15, 2007
Feel free to post the police report when you get it. Please share the dates,times, case number etc. and any thing else you can make up about this case. Those of us who follow this case can see the obvious from a mile away....GUILTY!
#7 Dec 15, 2007
SO IS THAT MR. FRED FLINTSTONE KAYLA WAS NOT HIGH WHEN SHE CALLED THE POLICE HERSELF TO MAKE A REPORT SOMEBODY WAS STALKING HER. LOOKS TO ME YOUR PROABLY THE ONE WHO MURDERED HER.
#8 Dec 15, 2007
Yea! And I believe in Santa Claus too!
#9 Dec 19, 2007
The Livermore Police Department and San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Department continue to
actively investigate the murder of 15 year old Kayla Reed. What began as a missing person
case in December 2005 became a homicide investigation when Reed’s body was found in San
Joaquin County. Both agencies now ask for the public’s help to solve the case.
During this investigation, Detectives interviewed a number of individuals and examined large
volumes of evidence. Detectives now believe that the only people to have seen and/or
communicate with Reed on the day Reed disappeared were Angel Sheets, her mother, and
Dennis Murphy, a friend of Sheets.
#10 Dec 19, 2007
Statements provided by both Angel Sheets and Dennis Murphy regarding the day Reed was
last seen alive have been conflicting, inconsistent, unverifiable and suspicious. The following is
a summary of some of the conflicting and/or inconsistent statements provided to Detectives by
both Sheets and Murphy.
On December 4, 2005, about 10:30 p.m., Sheets called the Livermore Police Department to
report her daughter, Kayla Reed, missing. Despite being told an officer would come to her
home to take a report; she did not answer the door when the officer arrived a short time later.
Sheets also did not answer a telephone call from dispatch attempting to let her know the officer
was at her front door.
The next morning, December 5, 2005, Sheets made another call to the Livermore Police
Department reporting Reed as missing. When asked why she did not respond to the officer sent
to her home, Sheets stated she was sleeping and did not hear anyone at the front door.
Another officer was sent to Sheets home to take a report regarding Reed. Sheets told the
officer she last saw her daughter in the early morning hours of December 3, 2005.
On January 6, 2006, Sheets once again told the police that she last saw Reed at their
Peachtree Common residence just after midnight on December 3, 2005. Sheets also stated,
when she awoke in the morning her daughter was missing at which point Sheets contacted
Reed’s best friend, who told Sheets she had not seen Reed. Sheets also told the officers that
only her and her daughter were at her home the night of December 2, 2005, and the next
morning, December 3, 2005.
A review of telephone records obtained by Detectives was unable to verify Sheets’ story that
she contacted Reed’s best friend the next morning.
On January 17, 2006, Sheets contacted the Livermore Police Detectives and requested they
come to her residence to talk further about Reed’s disappearance. At that time, Sheets
confessed to Detectives that she had not been honest about circumstances surrounding her
daughter’s disappearance. Sheet confessed to Detectives that on December 2, 2005, a friend,
Dennis Murphy came to the residence to use methamphetamine with her.
Sheets also stated on the night Reed disappeared, Reed came home and later asked if she
could go back out with friends. Sheets said, she told Reed no, but she feared Reed might
sneak out, so she asked Murphy to help keep track of Reed.
Sheets, told officers when she went to bed upstairs, Reed was in her downstairs bedroom and
Murphy was in the downstairs living room. Sheets also said when she was upstairs she could
hear Reed and Murphy talking, but could not distinguish what they were saying.
Sheets said when she awoke the next morning both Murphy and Reed were gone. A short time
later Murphy came back into the house. Sheets said when she asked Murphy where Reed
was, he said he did not know. She also stated Murphy told her he had just came back from
getting coffee. She thought his excuse was suspicious because she never saw him drink coffee
and he did not have a coffee cup with him.
Sheets and Murphy then got into an argument and Murphy left the residence. According to
Sheets, Murphy did not contact her again until the media presented coverage concerning
Reed’s disappearance on January 17, 2006.
On January 20, 2006, Murphy met with Detectives regarding his knowledge about Reed’s
#11 Dec 19, 2007
disappearance. Murphy told Detectives, he had not seen Reed for at least two weeks before
she disappeared and that was also the last time he was at Sheets’ and Reed’s home.
On January 21, 2006, the San Joaquin County Coroner’s Office positively identified a body
recovered from a canal on January 10, 2006, as that of Kayla Reed. That same day, Murphy
came to the police department and asked to speak with Detectives. While talking with the
Detectives, Murphy changed his story and admitted that like Sheets, he too had not been
honest during his initial talk with Detectives.
Murphy admitted to being at Sheets’ residence on the day Reed went missing. Murphy
explained that on December 3, 2005, at about 2:00 a.m. he fell asleep on the couch at Sheet’s
home and when he awoke at 5:30 a.m., Reed was not there. Murphy denied having anything to
do with Reed’s disappearance.
Murphy also volunteered to take a polygraph in the future to verify that he was telling the truth.
A polygraph was scheduled for Murphy on January 25, 2006. On the day the test was to be
given, Murphy informed Detectives he had changed his mind and had decided against taking
the polygraph test.
On September 27, 2006, Murphy provided Detectives with another version of events on the
night Reed disappeared. On this occasion Murphy told detectives on December 2, 2005, he
went to Sheets’ residence to smoke methamphetamine with her. While there, he heard Sheets
complaining about a large quantity of methamphetamine missing from her residence. Murphy
said Sheets began to blame Reed for the missing drugs.
Reed began to cry, denying she had anything to do with the disappearance of the
methamphetamine. Murphy alleged, Sheets pushed Reed against the refrigerator in the kitchen,
and then physically held her against the refrigerator. Murphy says he heard Sheets tell Reed
something to the effect of,“This could get me killed, but it’s not going to get me killed, it’s going
to get you killed.”
Murphy stated he left the residence due to the argument, and when he returned, Sheets was
visibly upset. He also stated when he returned Reed was no longer in the residence. Murphy
said Sheets told him not to tell anyone he was at her home the night Reed disappeared.
On February 22, 2006, Sheets agreed to take a polygraph test at the Livermore Police
Department for the purpose of determining if she attempted to conceal any physical evidence,
or had any direct involvement in Reed’s death. Two of the questions asked of Sheets were:
“Did you help anyone take Kayla from your apartment?”
“Did you try to cover-up any physical evidence from that night?”
The results of the polygraph test showed that Sheets’ answer of “No” to each question was
“indicative of deception.”
On February 16, 2006, a relative of Sheets called and spoke to detectives. The relative stated
in December 2005, they accompanied Sheets to the Stoneridge Mall in Pleasanton, California.
The relative claims they accompanied Sheets to the mall for the purpose of distributing missing
person fliers containing information about Reed. The relative told Detectives they saw Sheets
“walk around a corner” with the missing person fliers. When Sheets did not return after a few
#12 Dec 19, 2007
moments, the relative became curious and went to see what Sheets was doing. The relative
alleges they witnessed Sheets putting Reed’s missing person fliers into a garbage can.
There was initial speculation that Reed’s frequent use of myspace.com website for her social
networking played a part in her disappearance. After thorough investigation, detectives found
no evidence to support this theory, and conclude that Reed’s communication on myspace.com
is not a factor.
Based upon the inconsistent and conflicting statements of Sheets and Murphy, in conjunction
with other evidence, Detectives have concluded Angel Sheets and Dennis Murphy are
PERSONS OF INTEREST in this homicide investigation. Detectives are concerned Sheets and
Murphy are withholding additional information regarding Reed’s disappearance.
The Livermore Police Department is seeking the assistance of the public and request that any
person with information regarding the disappearance and/or murder of Reed, to please call livermore police
#13 Dec 19, 2007
#14 Dec 19, 2007
My sister told me the cops are lying I believe her and it was TED her boyfriend that made that call does my daughter look black to you? He is not a relative....HOW DOES IT FEEL LIVERMORE TO LET A COLD BLOODED KILLER WALK LIKE DENNIS MURPHY..... WHAT A WHOOPER HE TOLD AND YOU BIT INTO IT LIKE MY SON SAYS PATH.......TIC.....RE-....TARD ED....
#15 Dec 19, 2007
PD WANTS TO TALK TO ME YOUR GONNA HAVE TO GO THROUGH IVAN GOLDE MY ATTORNEY.....
#16 Dec 19, 2007
Maybe you can take up knitting in prison. You seem to be able to spin a good yarn. Do you think we are all that stupid?
#17 Dec 19, 2007
Getting nerves Angel? The JURY will take care of you and "YOUR FRIEND". And your lawyer IVAN GOLDE won't be able to help you if you're found to have done this when they put the cuffs on you and "Your Friend" in court. Advice to you ? Buy a pack of playing cards , and the "GIRLS" are waiting for you too .
#18 Dec 21, 2007
Angel needs to stop talking to any of these idiots. There isn't going to be a jury against her because she will never be charged with this because there is no evidence. These people that keep going back to the same rhetoric are not capable of any more than a very narrow view.
They are the same kind of people who voted for our moron president and they all think that Elvis is still alive.
Wilma and Fred why are u even interested in what happens here? This case has no personal value to you. Why don't you go pick on Brittany Spears like good little trolls. You haven't offered a constructive suggestion (not that you are capable) on any of these discussions yet.
oh and your stupiddddd comments about the girls waiting for Angel....you watch to much TV
Prisoners in a womens prison beat up other inmates for stealing or owing and that is most ofter from cigarette debts. Angel does not smoke and she doesn't steal things ..... and she isnt' going to trial, or prison
#19 Dec 21, 2007
Perhaps you can better explain the mothers actions surrounding her daughters disapearance. If my daughter ran away, I would be on the police departments doorstep night and day cooperating in any way that I could. Why would I lie about who was at my house? I could care less if I lost my housing or the cops thought I was a bad person cause I was high, drunk, retarted or what ever. If your daughter is missing, as a parent you do the right thing. There is no excuse here, just guilt.
#20 Dec 22, 2007
You know what Sean or whoever you are. I am not going to say what your daughter will probably do or if i think you would even be aware of it if she did.
You dare me to better explain Angels actions and then you recite the same damn details that you refer to each time you write in a different name.
These details are flawed and I HAVE EXPLAINED OVER AND OVER Angel's true intent and her acknowledged dishonesty along with all the unacknowledged details that change this story into something much different. Remember Kayla however you choose but realty check you insensitive jerk, Kayla was at that moment in time being anything but an innocent shy 15 year old. she was trying a new personality out and her mother was not coping with it 100% well.
HAS ANYONE NOTICED THAT ALTHOUGH THEY SAY ANGEL TOLD SO MANY DIFFERENT VERSIONS OF THE STORY ; THERE IS ONLY ONE VERSION IN THE PAPERS AND POLICE REPORTS. WHY DON'T THEY GIVE ALL OF THE STORYS SHE TOLD? HOW DID THEY PICK THE ONE THAT SAID LAST SEEN BY ANGEL ON DEC O2 AND SO ON.
.....because they like the story that is a lie.
and apparently so do you. If that story is and was the first story, then why are the honest police still telling it. Don't answer, it'll destroy your whole image.
But you don't give a damn about that.
for your information, Angel and in recent months me along with her, have scoured so many police reports, newspapers, maps of the areas, missing person reports, autopsy reports, as well as reading miles and miles of miscellaneous information and following through on possible links in the areas where kayla knew anyone. We have emailed and carefully approached anyone we can think of who might have some slight variation to tell us and help us learn who did this.
Angel could just run away from all you hateful people who think they would have handled things better. You say you would have camped on the police doorstep. Ass out you would be! They would tell you to wait at home and they would send your delinquent and neglected (by you) daughter home after they made sure to offer their advice on life to her. but only when they are damn ready to find her. Daughters make string cheese out of Dad's like you. Kid's in high school do stuff and plan stuff your mind probably could not stretch wide enough to do with all the lights turned off. overnight a majority of urban youth become sexually aware in ways that it took our generation years to even touch on. and they don't back off when we try to cover them up.
Try stopping your daughter from walking out the door Sean. If you get physical some judgemental person will tell the cops and you'll go to jail. not her. she'll be there when you get out with all her friends in your living room. And since she gets mail at your house honey, you can't kick her out either. You have to evict her. just like a tenant.
Not knowing about Dennis wouldn't have changed a gosh darn thing. This is just a cruel and bitter reminder of what can't be undone. Kayla according to the LPD was dead anyway.
Don't sleep on their doorstep or show too much interest in what they are doing when your daughter goes missing. They will just make a joke out of you and snap your photo at the worst possible timing so they can call you a tweaker must die.
I hope you have to learn some of this the hard way and eat your arrogant and too sure words.
Angel always says this, I wouldn't wish this on my worst enemy. she is kinder than me.
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