Long's death still unsolved - Ft. Bragg Advocate-News

Friday, May 29 will mark the one-year anniversary of the death of Katlyn Long, of Fort Bragg. Full Story
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hubris

United States

#38 Jun 4, 2009
jon allegre wrote:
A year has gone by since Kaitlyn Long's death "under suspicious circumstances and still no answer to what was the cause of death. Since then we've heard nothing but excuses from both the Sgt. Van Patten and the D.A.'s office as to why this case has not moved forward. First they were as the "mercy of the forensic pathologist". Now they don't want to jeopardize the investigation. Would releasing the cause of death REALLY do that? After a year they have yet to interview the person who was with Kaitlyn the night of her death because some lawyers who claim not to represent the person have delayed the interview. Is it because someone from the law office that does not represent the person of interest wrote an UNSIGNED letter? This causes Sgt. Van Patten to have more questions? Perhaps he needs to interview the only person who can answer them. This rag we call a newspaper has named, tried, and convicted a person in print of animal cruelty on the hearsay evidence of other interested parties in the case yet refuses to print the name of the only "witness" in the Long murder investigation or ask the hard questions as to why the delay. Is it because the person's family is wealthy or powerful and people are afraid? I look forward to the day when we can get real news and open and unbiased reporting in our local "newspaper"
Wow. Just when I thought "just another person" in the other Katlyn Long forum was a real jerk, I read this post. What are you saying? That Matson's family is paying people off? I hope you have some proof of that because it is a pretty serious accusation to just throw out there. You do have more honor than to just accuse people of having shady motives without any evidence, right? Anyway, I am glad to see that the case is getting so much attention even if it brings the nutty conspiracy theorist out of the woodwork.
Loving Katie

Corona, CA

#39 Jun 4, 2009
hubris wrote:
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Wow. Just when I thought "just another person" in the other Katlyn Long forum was a real jerk, I read this post. What are you saying? That Matson's family is paying people off? I hope you have some proof of that because it is a pretty serious accusation to just throw out there. You do have more honor than to just accuse people of having shady motives without any evidence, right? Anyway, I am glad to see that the case is getting so much attention even if it brings the nutty conspiracy theorist out of the woodwork.
I have seen cases tried and won with much less evidence than we have, so I can understand Mr. Allegre's frustration. The worst thing would be to try it before it is ready and lose the case though. We can't have dangerous people walking the streets. Some other poor innocent girl could lose her life. I couldn't live with myself if that happened. Katie's death will save another young woman/women and her family/families this pain.
Justice for Katlyn!!!!!!!!!
No More Victims!!!!!!!!!!
jon allegre

Berkeley, CA

#40 Jun 7, 2009
bums wrote:
Perhaps Mr Allegre in his wisdom is unaware of the fact that the sheriffs have issued a press release naming the suspect and giving a timeline of events this very afternoon. As for the paper, maybe he has missed the numerous articles about the case. This rag of a person makes a fool of himself online for all to see while Van Patten continues to investigate a very tricky case. That's right, sit on your duff and spout off while the real men do their jobs.
you're correct. at the time i wrote my blog i was not aware the sheriff had released information i was looking for. it's about time they did. i still wonder why they have allowed the "witness" to avoid making a statement as of yet. the wheels turn slowly , i gues
jon allegre

Berkeley, CA

#41 Jun 7, 2009
my sincere apologize to the Matson family. I did not mean to suggest that they were influencing anyone in the investigation although I have never seen a case quite like this handled this way. It has just been so long that one wonders what is the cause of the delay of swift justice?
Loving Katie

Corona, CA

#42 Jun 8, 2009
Although if the shoe fits..........
Justice for Katlyn!!!!!!!!
Loving Katie

Redondo Beach, CA

#43 Dec 15, 2010
And still he has not been made to answer ANY questions! Why? This is very puzzling. He can have his lawyers present. His lawyers want to know all the questions in advance too. Why would they think they can call that shot? This is very puzzling as well. This is unheard of but in Fort Bragg no one questions it. Why? Thankfully we have a new DA in Mendocino County. Perhaps now things will be handled consistent with every other city in California and the USA. Justice is waiting! Justice for Katlyn!
dogs

United States

#44 Dec 17, 2010
Loving Katie wrote:
And still he has not been made to answer ANY questions! Why? This is very puzzling. He can have his lawyers present. His lawyers want to know all the questions in advance too. Why would they think they can call that shot? This is very puzzling as well. This is unheard of but in Fort Bragg no one questions it. Why? Thankfully we have a new DA in Mendocino County. Perhaps now things will be handled consistent with every other city in California and the USA. Justice is waiting! Justice for Katlyn!
I am so sorry for the loss of this young woman. Remember, people have the right to remain silent. No one can force him to answer questions because the Constitution allows for the right against self incrimination. A decent person would answer questions. I'm sorry you are spending another holiday season without your loved one. Peace to you. I hope the DA levels the guy.
Keri Ann Dragonne

Oroville, CA

#45 Aug 13, 2012
Daniel Martin Shealor sits in jail awaiting a conviction of life sentence. He is innocent.
HE WAS FRAMED BY THE MAN WHO KILLED KATLYN
The man who killed Katlyn is Garret Matson, still living in our community.
I am not afraid to speak out!
Katlyn is lost to us - but we can still save Daniel!
Please read my articles, they are all set to 'public':
http://www.facebook.com/fizgig707
Serve justice to Katlyn and save an innocent man from serving life in prison!
Jaded eye

Fort Bragg, CA

#46 Aug 20, 2012
No surprise here but Miss Dragonne's Facebook page has been taken down.
Jaded eye

Fort Bragg, CA

#47 Aug 31, 2012
It's a blue moon and Katlyn was born on a full moon so tonight I plan to enjoy the beauty of the night sky and remember the joy that she gave this world.
Jaded eye

Fort Bragg, CA

#48 Aug 31, 2012
Oops let me correct that...Katlyn was born on a BLUE moon.
Yvette

Fremont, CA

#49 Jul 17, 2013
Jims Mom wrote:
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I have to disagree with you on this my son was murdered in the small town of Willits his murderer was convicted sentenced and in prison within 10 months 40 to life + 8. I have met moms all over the United States and so many are going through similar situations. The murderer of my friends daughter who threw her into a ravine and left her to die is going to be offered a deal of involuntary manslaughter. Max sentence in Ca.4 years that is not justice that is injustice. We need to be fighting for harsher sentencing, a message needs to be sent loud and clear that we are not going to put up with this anymore!
NO THAT IS NOT JUSTICE. DRUG POSSESSION, CLASS BE FELONY GETS YOU MORE TIME AND IF YOU DO IT MORE THAN ONCE YOU CAN GET 14 YEARS AND TWO STRIKES. HOW CAN YOU KILL ANOTHER PERSON AND GET 4 YEARS. TRY TO KILL YOURSELF AND GET 14.
Barbara Long

Charleston, SC

#50 Wednesday Oct 1
please re write again. Her murderer walks the streets , has been arrested on other charges but still has never been questioned regarding Katelyn's death . He called Daddy for an attorney while they were still trying to resuscitate her. Who does that.? Also the DA while running for office promised to seek justice for our Katelyn, it is on tape. Find it, watch it and report it. We all been waiting for so long. Her grandmother is 89 and hopes and prays to see the person of interest held accountable in a court of law before she dies.

Please, please view the D.A's election campaign and quote him. It would add the pressure we need.

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