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Justice seeker

Texarkana, TX

#2 Dec 1, 2006
This is the Probable Cause Affidavit used to obtain
awarrent for arrest against Michael Lindsey.

I, Sgt. J.A. Riggers, BEING DULY EMPLOYED BY THE KLICKITAT COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT HEREBY STATE THE FOLLOWING AS PROBABLE CAUSE FOR THE ARREST OF THE ABOVE NAMED INDIVIDUAL FOR THE ABOVE CITED CRIMINAL OFFENSE:

On 3-23-2005 Sgt. Kilian was dispatched to meet Heath Jacobs at the Husum Bridge. Dispatch informed him that Skamania County Chief Criminal Deputy Pat Bond called to advise that Jacobs had informed him that there was a body on his property off Rattlesnake Road.

Kilian contacted Jacobs near the Husum Bridge. Jacobs initially told Kilian that his ex-girlfriend Darlene McClellan dropped a body off on his property two weeks ago. He indicated Darlene left the body in a drain field. Jacobs indicated the body is still on his property. Kilian asked Jacobs if he would show him where the body was located. Jacobs agreed. Kilian followed Garrison and Jacobs to Jacob's property located off the R1400 Road, which is off Rattlesnake Road in the Husum area of Klickitat County, Washington.

Jacobs then showed Kilian where the drain field was located and a location approximately 100 feet to the opposite side of a cabin. Jacobs walked onto a location where Kilian observed an area approximately 12' by 8' of smoothed out dirt where the ground appeared to have been disturbed. Jacobs stated this was the location he reburied the body.

Jacobs was interviewed by detectives on March 24, 2005, at the Klickitat County Sheriff's Office. Jacobs said that late Monday March 14th or early morning Tuesday the 15th, McClellan showed up at his house and told him not to freak out but there was a body in his drain field. McClellan identified the victim. Jacobs did not know the victim's last name. Jacobs stated that Darlene supposedly killed the victim because of some credit card issues with her son's account.

Jacobs went on to say that on the evening Tuesday , he went out to his cabin and noticed a fresh dirt area in one of his perk holes. He dug into the hole with a shovel and located a body. Jacobs removed the body, by himself, and placed it in a second grave site.

Jacob's residence and property were secured until service of a search warrant by law enforcement. Two different dig sites were located on the property. The body of a deceased black male subject was found buried in one of the sites. The subject had two wounds.

Detective Chicks of the Washougal Police Department contacted Darlene McClellan's mother (Peggy) as well as Darlene's son (Ron Farmer). According to the subjects, Michael Lindsey lived in the trailer behind the residence. The victim had been friends with Darlene McClellan's other son (Ricky Farmer) and was staying in Ricky's room while he was in Iraq with the military. Peggy told Detective Chicks thst she and Darlene had a conversation about Darlene suspecting the victim was using Ricky Farmer's bank account to obtain funds unlawfully. Peggy told Detective Chicks she had told Darlene she was going to confront the victim about the situation. Darlene then told Peggy she would handle it. Ron informed Detective Chicks that he had seen the victim with his mother and Lindsey leaving the residence on March 14, 2005.

On the morning of 3-15-2005, Lindsey and Darlene McClellan returned to the residence in Washougal. Both Peggy and Ron stated that the victim did not return with Lindsey or Darlene. On Sunday the 20th of March 2005, Darlene and Lindsey left for Idaho or the Spokane area due to a supposed family member being in the hospital.
Justice seeker

Texarkana, TX

#3 Dec 1, 2006
PG 2

pg 2
On 03-26-2005, the deceased was autopsied by the Clark County Medical Examiner in Vancouver, Washington. Information gained by Detective Shields, at the autopsy, confirmed the two noticeable injuries were firearm wounds. The body was also positively identified as James D. Morris.

On 3-29-2005, a search warrant was obtained for the residence at Washougal, Washington. In the search of the residence two firearms were located. One was a 12 gauge single-shot shotgun, found in a room primarily occupied by Ronald Farmer. Inside the back of a pickup, registered to Peggy McClellan, two shovels and a digging pick were located.

Ronald Farmer advised the pickup was registered to his grandmother (Peggy) but his mom (Darlene) had bought it. Ron normally drives the pickup on a regular basis. He had driven the pickup during the day on Monday the 14th of March 2005. That night, he had information that Darlene, the victim, and Michael Lindsey were going to the Dodge City Bar. When he returned from a meeting at about 2100 hours he noticed his pickup was gone from the residence. Also missing from the residence were Darlene, the victim, and Lindsey. At around 0130-0200 hours in the morning of 3-15-2005 Ron believed he heard them return.

On the morning of the 15th of March (2005) Ron overheard Darlene talking with Peggy. He heard Darlene tell Peggy that the victim had gone off with some unknown girl and they had not seen him since. Ron also advised that Darlene and Lindsey left sometime during the day on Tuesday the 15th and he did not see them return until Friday the 18th. On Wednesday the 16th, Ron drove his pickup to a friend's house as he had to work early that morning. He got into the back of his pickup to look for some gloves. While in the back of the pickup he found a shotgun wrapped up in a sleeping bag.

The shotgun was open and empty. Ron confirmed the shotgun was the one that was located in his bedroom as he later moved it. Also in the back of the pickup at the time were two shovels and a pick. Ron advised he had not put the items in the pickup nor had they been there over the weekend of March 12 and 13. To Ron's knowledge the only people that could have put the items there were Darlene or Lindsey.

OFFICER RECOMMENDATIONS (P.R., BAIL, NO CONTACT, ETC): Warrant be issued.
I CERTIFY (OR DECLARE) UNDERPENALTY OF PERJURY UNDER THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON THAT I HAVE REASONABLE GROUNDS/PROBABLE CAUSE TO BELIEVE AND DO BELIEVE THAT THE ABOVE NAMED PERSON COMMITTED THE ABOVE CRIMINAL OFFENSE(S) CONTRARY TO LAW.
Justice seeker

Texarkana, TX

#4 Dec 1, 2006
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I, Sgt. J.A. Riggers, BEING DULY EMPLOYED BY THE KLICKITAT COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT HEREBY STATE THE FOLLOWING AS PROBABLE CAUSE FOR THE ARREST OF THE ABOVE NAMED INDIVIDUAL FOR THE ABOVE CITED CRIMINAL OFFENSE:
On 3-23-2005 Sgt. Kilian was dispatched to meet Heath Jacobs at the Husum Bridge. Dispatch informed him that Skamania County Chief Criminal Deputy Pat Bond called to advise that Jacobs had informed him that there was a body on his property off Rattlesnake Road.

Kilian contacted Jacobs near the Husum Bridge. Jacobs initially told Kilian that his ex-girlfriend Darlene McClellan dropped a body off on his property two weeks ago. He indicated Darlene left the body in a drain field. Jacobs indicated the body is still on his property. Kilian asked Jacobs if he would show him where the body was located. Jacobs agreed. Kilian followed Garrison and Jacobs to Jacob's property located off the R1400 Road, which is off Rattlesnake Road in the Husum area of Klickitat County, Washington.

Jacobs then showed Kilian where the drain field was located and a location approximately 100 feet to the opposite side of a cabin. Jacobs walked onto a location where Kilian observed an area approximately 12' by 8' of smoothed out dirt where the ground appeared to have been disturbed. Jacobs stated this was the location he reburied the body.

Jacobs was interviewed by detectives on March 24, 2005, at the Klickitat County Sheriff's Office. Jacobs said that late Monday March 14th or early morning Tuesday the 15th, McClellan showed up at his house and told him not to freak out but there was a body in his drain field. McClellan identified the victim. Jacobs did not know the victim's last name. Jacobs stated that Darlene supposedly killed the victim because of some credit card issues with her son's account.

Jacobs went on to say that on the evening Tuesday , he went out to his cabin and noticed a fresh dirt area in one of his perk holes. He dug into the hole with a shovel and located a body. Jacobs removed the body, by himself, and placed it in a second grave site.

Jacob's residence and property were secured until service of a search warrant by law enforcement. Two different dig sites were located on the property. The body of a deceased black male subject was found buried in one of the sites. The subject had two wounds.

Detective Chicks of the Washougal Police Department contacted Darlene McClellan's mother (Peggy) as well as Darlene's son (Ron Farmer). According to the subjects, Michael Lindsey lived in the trailer behind the residence. The victim had been friends with Darlene McClellan's other son (Ricky Farmer) and was staying in Ricky's room while he was in Iraq with the military. Peggy told Detective Chicks thst she and Darlene had a conversation about Darlene suspecting the victim was using Ricky Farmer's bank account to obtain funds unlawfully. Peggy told Detective Chicks she had told Darlene she was going to confront the victim about the situation. Darlene then told Peggy she would handle it. Ron informed Detective Chicks that he had seen the victim with his mother and Lindsey leaving the residence on March 14, 2005.

On the morning of 3-15-2005, Lindsey and Darlene McClellan returned to the residence in Washougal. Both Peggy and Ron stated that the victim did not return with Lindsey or Darlene. On Sunday the 20th of March 2005, Darlene and Lindsey left for Idaho or the Spokane area due to a supposed family member being in the hospital.
Justice seeker

Texarkana, TX

#5 Dec 1, 2006
Clarkston police arrest suspects sought in murder investigation

Michael Lindsey and Darlene McClellan are named in warrants from Klickitat County

Kerri Sandaine

Published: Lewiston Tribune 2005-03-31

Page: 1C

A man and a woman wanted in connection with a murder in southwest Washington were arrested Wednesday in Clarkston.

Michael Lindsey, 21, a former Clarkston resident, and Darlene McClellan, 41, were taken into custody on the 1300 block of Eighth Street. Arrest warrants for first-degree murder had been issued for the pair out of Klickitat County, according to Clarkston Police Chief Joel Hastings.

Detectives from the Klickitat County Sheriff's Office drove to Clarkston Wednesday to transport the pair to Goldendale, where they will be questioned in connection with a murder near Husum, Wash., about 10 miles north of Hood River, Ore., Hastings said.

Last week, a 22-year-old Washougal man, James D. Morris, was found buried in a shallow grave near Husum with a gunshot wound to the head, according to The Dalles Chronicle. He had been reported missing and was last seen March 14.

Hastings said the Clarkston Police Department was informed Wednesday morning two people wanted for questioning in a murder case were possibly in Clarkston, and the names of the suspects and a vehicle description, including the license plate number, were provided.

Hastings recognized Lindsey's name. He is a former Clarkston resident and has family ties to the community, police said.

The police chief spotted the vehicle on the 1300 block of Billups Street in Clarkston about 10:30 a.m. He and Sgt. Jonathan Coe kept the vehicle under surveillance, after asking the residents of a nearby apartment if the police could watch the 1996 Ford Explorer and suspects from inside their residence.

An occupant of the apartment turned out to be a retired police officer from the west side of the state and was happy to oblige, Hastings said.

The SUV was seen leaving its parking spot and Hastings followed. Officers stopped the vehicle on Eighth Street, and Lindsey and McClellan were arrested and transported to the Asotin County Jail.

Clarkston police were assisted with the arrest by Asotin County Sheriff's Office and Lewiston police.

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Sandaine may be contacted at [email protected]
Justice seeker

Texarkana, TX

#6 Dec 1, 2006
Two arrested in Washougal man's killing
Friday, April 1, 2005
By JOHN BRANTON, Columbian staff writer
A Washougal-area man and woman are in custody on charges that they shot to death a 22-year-old Washougal man two weeks ago because they suspected he'd stolen money from another person's bank account.
Darlene Marie McClellan, 41, and Michael David Lindsey, 21, were arrested Wednesday morning in Clarkston, in far-southeastern Washington, on suspicion of first-degree murder in the death of James Duane Morris.
The defendants first were taken to the Asotin County Jail in Clarkston, and then to Klickitat County, an official said.
Also Wednesday, a deputy prosecutor filed aggravated first-degree murder charges against McClellan and Lindsey in Klickitat County Superior Court, and warrants were issued for their arrest.
Morris' body was recovered March 24 after being buried in a drain field on another man's property six miles northeast of Husum in Klickitat County. Morris was reported missing in Washougal on March 14.
A probable-cause affidavit filed in Klickitat County Superior Court said a man who owns the Husum-area property, Heath Jacobs, contacted law enforcement officials March 23. Jacobs told officials that his former girlfriend, McClellan, had appeared at his home late March 14 or early March 15, telling him "not to freak out but there was a body in his drain field."
On March 15, Jacobs said, he dug up a man's body there and reburied it on a different part of his property.
Jacobs on March 23 showed a sheriff's deputy the location of the body. Authorities recovered it the next day, the affidavit said. A medical examination later revealed that Morris died of a gunshot wound.
Next, the affidavit said, Washougal police Detective Sgt. Brad Chicks went to a Washougal home and spoke to McClellan's mother, whose name was not specified, and one of McClellan's sons, Ron Farmer. Victim Morris and defendants Lindsey and McClellen at times stayed in or frequented the home.
Officials learned that McClellan had suspected Morris of stealing money from another son's bank accounts, and that she and Lindsey were seen leaving the home with Morris on March 14, the affidavit said.
Clarkston Police Chief Joel Hastings said his officers had received a tip that McClellan and Lindsey were traveling in the area in a 1996 Ford Explorer. Wednesday morning, Hastings said, his officers found the Ford parked outside a Clarkston home and kept watch. When the Ford drove from the home, officers stopped it and arrested McClellan and Lindsey, who offered no resistance.
Court records show McClellan has used several last names including Farmer, Higgs, Johnson, Madian, Schwartz and Travis. She's been convicted in Clark County in recent years of forgery, possessing stolen property and theft.
Lindsey, who also has used the last name Bashaw, has no felony convictions in this area.
Morris was convicted in Clark County of second-degree malicious mischief and possessing stolen property. In February, Clark County officials charged him with taking a vehicle without permission.

John Branton covers crime and law enforcement for The Columbian.
Justice seeker

Texarkana, TX

#7 Dec 1, 2006
April 3, 2005

Police arrest two in Husum murder case

By TOM PETERSON

of The Chronicle

Two Washougal residents were charged on Wednesday with aggravated murder in connection with the shooting death of a 22-year-old found in a shallow grave near Husum, Wash. on March 23.

Michael D. Lindsey, 21, and Darlene M. McClellan, 41, are being held without bail at the Klickitat County Jail after appearing in a preliminary hearing on Friday in front of Court Commissioner Edward Shamek.

The couple was arrested in Clarkston, Wash., on Wednesday after the Klickitat County Sheriff’s Office put out a bulletin seeking the couple’s arrest after connecting them to the suspected murder of James Duane Morris, 22, of Washougal. The couple was transported back to Klickitat County on Thursday.

The Investigation

Police were contacted by Heath Jacobs on March 23. Jacobs told authorites that McClellan, his ex-girlfriend, contacted him on March 14 or early morning March 15 telling him she had left a body in his drain field, according to a motion and affidavit to arrest McClellan and Lindsey written by Klickitat County Deputy Joe Riggers.

Jacobs told police he had removed the body from the original grave and buried it in a second location, also on his property, according to the affidavit. Jacobs led police to the body off Rattlesnake Road in the Husum area.

The body of a black male with two apparent gunshot wounds was recovered.

Local police contacted McClellan’s mother, Peggy, in Washougal and learned that Lindsey lived in a trailer behind McClellan’s residence, the affidavit states. And Morris was a friend to McClellan’s son, Ricky, and was living in his room in McClellan’s home while Ricky served in Iraq.

McClellan’s mother told authorities she suspected Morris was using Ricky’s bank account to illegally obtain money. She also said that her daughter, Darlene, said she would handle the matter, the affidavit states.

McClellans’s second son, Ron Farmer, told police he last saw Morris leaving with his mother and Lindsey on March 14, according to the affidavit.

Farmer said his pickup, which is registered in his grandmother’s name, was gone at 9 p.m. on March 14, and his mother, Lindsey and Morris were also gone from the residence.

Farmer said Lindsey and McClellan returned to the Washougal residence on the morning of March 15, the affidavit states. Farmer told police that he overheard McClellan saying that Morris had met up with some unknown girl, and they had not seen him since.

Farmer said Lindsey and McClellan left for Idaho or the Spokane area on March 20 because Lindsey said a family member was in the hospital, according to the affidavit.

An autopsy on March 26, revealed Morris had been shot twice.

On Tuesday, police searched McClellan’s Washougal home and located a 12-gauge shotgun in a room primarily occupied by Farmer. Farmer told authorities that he discoverd the shotgun wrapped up in a sleeping bag in the back of his pickup on March 16, according to the affidavit. Police also found two shovels and a pick in the bed of the vehicle.

Farmer said, to his knowledge, the only people that could have put the shotgun and digging tools in the pickup were Lindsey and McClellan, according to the affidavit.

McClellan and Lindsey are set to be arraigned on Monday morning at 9:30 a.m.

The Chronicle contacted the McClellan home by phone on Friday, but the person answering said that neither Ron Farmer nor Peggy McClellan wanted to comment at the time.
Justice seeker

Texarkana, TX

#8 Dec 1, 2006
Anonymous Poster on Webbsleuths. Part 1
Anonimty_Swift
unregistered user
11-29-06, 10:02 PM (EST)
4. "RE: General Case Info"
In response to message #3
I have been reading the information listed at this site regarding the unfortunate murder of James D. Morris. From my perspective it is interesting to observe the mis-information, and the confusion of persons with partial information trying to make something out of anything.
So, regarding Ron Farmers shoulder injury, which originally occured during his active high school wrestling career, a torn rotater cup, that went uncorrected, BUT diagnosed as he procrastinated with the idea of surgery. The injury then later prevented his entrance into military service, THEN he opted to go ahead with surgery. So nix the ideas of a shotgun injury BECAUSE his debility which is easily documented many times prior to the death of his friend James Morris.
Regarding the location of the murder, there is only speculation that it ocurred in Goldendale. The Washougal home searched was concluded NOT TO BE the murder site, as there was NO EVIDENCE found to support that THEORY. The exact murder site is unknown. No blood evidence was found, but drug use was suspected in the trailor, but unknown to the family.
Regarding the shotgun, it was borrowed for skeet shooting and did not belong to the McClellan family, and others have confirmed they did attend a practice skeet shoot, and the gun had simply not been returned to the owner, at the time of the house search. Reportedly no confirmation has been reported as to IF the shotguns seized were used in the crime, one a family antique which had not been fired in years, the other examined for ballistics tests, which I understand cannot be performed on a shotgun. Just pellet patterns and load similarities. So basically circumstantial evidence at best.
Regarding Ron Farmers meeting that he attended, it was a Boy Scout meeting Troop #612, a troop he is active in still and has been for years, hardly a dark scenario, one which is confirmed by witnesses.
Regarding the Nissan pick-up which had been used by multiple persons(approx 20) attending a camp out the weekend of March 13th and 14th, at the Goldendale property of Heath Jacobs,( hence the shovels, picks and sleeping bags etc) which were still in the vehicle, mudd and dirt samples confirm the vehicle had been there, BUT WHEN? HOWEVER NO BLOOD EVIDENCE WAS FOUND IN OR ON THAT VEHICLE. Conclusion? No McClellan vehicle transported a bloody body to the Goldendale location.
Justice seeker

Texarkana, TX

#9 Dec 1, 2006
Anonymous Poster Part 2

Where is the crime scene evidence if James was murdered on the Jacobs property. After two weeks of nearly constant rain, the body of James being moved from one burial site to another (often called tampering with a dead body) or (contamination of and tampering with a crime scence) both crimes, what could be the possible explanation of Jacobs reburying a a body he obviously intended to conceal better, and then waiting 10 days before developing a concious? Odd? How dumb do you have to be to wear items to a police station that you stole off of a dead man, and then tell that to officers? Maybe he was scared!!! Maybe he thought jail would be safer. And why did he go to the Dalles, Oregon police department and not GoldenDale which was closer with his revelation of good citizenship. Maybe you should check on his arrest record.

Regarding the pot and cousin Kevin, correct information, but wrong last name duh, and he is just another drug user missing his dope but he has never reported it stolen or come forward to claim the pot confiscated in the car Darlene and Mike were in. Why? Were Darlene and Mike and James in business with this cousin? I have been told that James stole drugs from somebody, but it was a biker named Plato, someone well known to violence, someone smart people stay away from. Where is Plato and would he have sent in a white chick as a decoy to get James alone to resolve the matter between them? Don't know.
There are many persons with motives to kill in this case not just the ones police presume to be guilty. The McClellans considered James family, trying to help him straighten out his life, they bought the shoes he had on at the time of death, fed him, housed him when his own family had given up on him. Now we are expected to believe they are going to murder him over money, when they had been supporting him, cloths, food, cigerettes and all for eight months. Does that sound logical? Killing relatives who owe you money or steal from you doesn't fix anything from a family perspective.
Justice seeker

Texarkana, TX

#10 Dec 1, 2006
Anonymous Poster Part 3

So what would provoke murder? Perhaps an outside situation involving persons who knew all three people and there recent endeavors to make quick, big cash. Maybe one got greedy, and relyed on past habits. Thieving, drugs and then they robbed the wrong unforgiving person. Possibly?
The McClellan family had known James AND his family since he was about ten, and they remained close friends until this tragic event. It was Peggy the person James called Grandma, who reported him missing on or around March 16th. It was not uncommon for him to hook up with some girl and not come home, BUT HE USUALLY called if he was going to be gone more than a couple of days. However the Washougal Police would not accept the missing report from a non blood relative.
Therefore Peggy contacted Juanita Morris and urged her to file a missing person complaint. Hardly sounding like family conspiracy. The transpired time between the 16 and the 23rd was at the discretion of the blood mother, hence the second date of March 23.
There are many victims in this so called slam-dunk case. If persons were better acquainted with the Washougal Police Department and Sgt Riggers,and Goldendale County, and their work habits you would not be so confident in their information gathering efforts. The prosecution team is also disorganized and ill-prepared for a case which may swallow up three families who have already been through countless troubles with Mike, Darlene, and James via their arrests, incarcerations and drugs. Many motives exist for the death of James Morris. He was fond and guilty of sexual relations with underaged white girls, a fact some people disliked. He was caught burglarizing neighborhood homes by two different people who knew him by name, and his big gangbanger buddy from Portland. They had attempted car thefts togehter, crimes which were reported to WPD, but crimes which were NEVER INVESTIGATED. Absolutely no investigation ocurred, just reports filed. Is it any wonder that theft of drugs for alledged BIG MONEY are rumored? I believe there is more than one patsy here. Heath Jacobs is a professional criminal. He jokes about vacationing in jail every year so he can get hot meals and warm facilities and doesn't have to work. He has a long history of drug use, a reason Darlene is not with him on property they purchased together. Is it possible that this location was a drug central, where dope was delivered, bagged , dispersed for deliveries to dealers because of it's private location. Drug parties occurred there with unsavory people, witnesses report. The story to this murder is much deeper and it will recquire diligent unbiased investigation, and may justice be served. Don't rely on our system though as WE THE CITIZENS MUST HOLD PUBLIC OFFICIALS ACCOUNTABLE FOR THEIR WORK PERFORMANCES bad or good. Two people have already been incarcerated nearly two years, GUILTY OR NOT-GUILTY awaiting a trial to prove the accusations. Who compensates them if another person is the actual murderer? Life in prison, or a death penalty must require undeniable proof, not wishy washy conclusions or theories, not circumstantial evidence because we are all accountable to BE SURE PERSONS WE PAY MEET OUR EXPECTATIONS AND STANDARDS IN MEETING OUT JUSTICE!

Anonimity_Swift
Justice seeker

Texarkana, TX

#11 Dec 1, 2006
Legal__Eagle, are you reading this thread?
What do you think of what the anonymous poster stated?

“If life gives you melons”

Since: Nov 06

You might be dyslexic

#12 Dec 1, 2006
Busy day today and tomorrow, but I am trying to read at the other board and will come back and finish here. Thank for starting this!
Wounded

AOL

#13 Dec 2, 2006
JS I am reading aand trying to get cought up one this.
Something I can not understand. Why would this Jacobs reburie two weeks after the death?

Why would he all at once move the body then call LE.

I mean as with Sam Rich's alibi. There has to be more to that or he wouldn't have been digging up a decomposed body up. TWO weeks something smell rank in more than one way.

I agree with you about the noncompetent officers and officials.
Justice seeker

Texarkana, TX

#14 Dec 2, 2006
Hi Wounded,
Heath Jacobs allegedly reburied the body the SAME DAY that Darlene McClellan allegedly told him she put a body in his drainfield, which allegedly was March 15th.
Jacobs waited until March 23 to report the murder and the body to the police.

Read Sgt. Riggers -Probable Cause Affivavit.
It is posted on this thread.

Thank you for your interest.
I agree that something stinks with this case.
Wounded

AOL

#15 Dec 2, 2006
Justice seeker wrote:
Hi Wounded,
Heath Jacobs allegedly reburied the body the SAME DAY that Darlene McClellan allegedly told him she put a body in his drainfield, which allegedly was March 15th.
Jacobs waited until March 23 to report the murder and the body to the police.
Read Sgt. Riggers -Probable Cause Affivavit.
It is posted on this thread.
Thank you for your interest.
Ok I see! What was his motive to reburie the body in the first place? I'm saying if he intended to report the body?
Not to change the topic but it makes me think of how the Rich dope cooks did Steven's body.
I agree that something stinks with this case.
Justice seeker

Texarkana, TX

#16 Dec 2, 2006
The body was buried in a perc test hole originally.
I think it was because he didn't want the county coming around to inspect and possibly discovering a corpse.

Jacobs also stole items from Moriis to wear.
We don't know if they were clothing shoes or jewelry?
This has been verified that Jacobs was wearing items that belonged to the victim when he was interviewed by the police.
Wounded

AOL

#17 Dec 2, 2006
Justice seeker wrote:
The body was buried in a perc test hole originally.
I think it was because he didn't want the county coming around to inspect and possibly discovering a corpse.
Jacobs also stole items from Moriis to wear.
We don't know if they were clothing shoes or jewelry?
This has been verified that Jacobs was wearing items that belonged to the victim when he was interviewed by the police.
What little crime education I have inquired through the last few years tells me that is the signature of a murder himself.
The keeping of items of his prey for memories of his conquest.
Justice seeker

Texarkana, TX

#18 Dec 2, 2006
Good point! We would all like to know why this guy is not in jail? He should be charged with some kind of a crime for destroying the crime scene and reburying the body, not to mention stealing the poor victim's belongings to wear!

“If life gives you melons”

Since: Nov 06

You might be dyslexic

#19 Dec 3, 2006
JS,

I haven't finished reading at the other board, and I posted once on this thread earlier this morning, but the post is showing up so I will try again. It is interesting about this anon poster who seems to know a little too much about things. Do you get that feeling too? Have they been back to post more? How soon after you started the Morris area did they come on and post? Do you know yet what possessions were found on Jacobs? Why would Jacobs move a body and destroy a crime scene, and why wasn't he charged with anything for doing do?
Justice seeker

Texarkana, TX

#20 Dec 3, 2006
Legal__Eagle wrote:
JS,
I haven't finished reading at the other board, and I posted once on this thread earlier this morning, but the post is showing up so I will try again. It is interesting about this anon poster who seems to know a little too much about things. Do you get that feeling too? Have they been back to post more? How soon after you started the Morris area did they come on and post? Do you know yet what possessions were found on Jacobs? Why would Jacobs move a body and destroy a crime scene, and why wasn't he charged with anything for doing do?
Hi Legal__Eagle.
I agree it is interesting that the anonymous poster
know so much about the case. My family knows nothing about the murder except what has been published in articles and official case doucments.
Most of the case files are still under seal so we can't get any more info. So how does the anon poster
know?

MIchael's attorney verified that Jacobs was wearing items that belonged to the murdered man
but did not specify what the items were.

There is so much about this case that is hinky and not adding up the way the police police theorize it happened.

Thank you again for your interest.

JS
Justice seeker

Texarkana, TX

#21 Dec 4, 2006
"The physical evidence"


Perplexed_mom talked to Mr. Rice today. He is the defense investigator for Michael's case.

Some VERY IMPORTANT facts about the case against Michael and the physical/forensic evidence were revealed.

1. The campout was on Washougal River Road not on Heath Jacobs
Husum property.

2. Heath Jacobs lives in the Husum cabin on a small piece of property
with NO utilities. He has no phone.

3. The perc test hole was dug to try to get approval from the County for a septic system. He moved the body because he was expecting the County to inspect at some point and didn't want them to find a dead body.

4. Heath Jacobs is an old man and a drunk. He is a mountain hermit.

5. Heath Jacobs was arrested and released but he can still be charged
and may be awaiting future charges.
Heath never saw Michael, only Darlene.

6. The dates were Heath Jacobs best GUESS according to Mr. Rice, who has interviewed Jacobs. Darlene went with the dates that Heath referred to.

7. NO forensics were done on Heath Jacobs, cabin.

8. The dirt on the shovels matches the dirt in the perc test hole.

9. The body of Morris was exposed to dirt and mud.

10. The date of March 20th is too late for the date of death but the March 16th date would fit.

11. There is NO DIRECT EVIDENCE against Michael. No fingerprints, no blood, no boot prints, no blood on his clothing. Nothing!
Only Darlene's word against Michael.

12. There IS DIRECT EVIDENCE against Darlene McClellan.
The nature of this evidence has not been revealed because it is confidential.

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