Homicide victim texted roommate befor...

Homicide victim texted roommate before death

There are 147 comments on the WOOD-TV Grand Rapids and Michigan story from Oct 7, 2008, titled Homicide victim texted roommate before death. In it, WOOD-TV Grand Rapids and Michigan reports that:

The last known communication from a homicide victim before she and three others were killed was to her roommate at Michigan State University.

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Praying For Justice

AOL

#1 Oct 8, 2008
This just makes me feel sick! Katherine had so much going for her.
Fan 1

Littleton, CO

#2 Oct 8, 2008
I am just wondering that there is no any clue who did this and why this happened? Not even just a little clue?
Praying For Justice

AOL

#3 Oct 8, 2008
There are lot's of clues but the team of investigators are not releasing what they know. We will all know soon enough and then perhaps we can start healing. No one is resting until arrests are made. We all want closure to this horiffic crime. I feel terrible for the Brown's Zimmers and Tolar families.
TOM

Berrien Springs, MI

#4 Oct 8, 2008
Could it be the same guys that murdered that older couple yesterday.
Annonymous

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#5 Oct 8, 2008
With 3 shot and the girl beaten, it sounds like a jealous rage of an ex girlfriend or boyfriend!
Just my thoughts. This was a senseless tragedy and I hope the police catch the person or persons who did this to these people!
Hmmmmmmmmmmmm

Gowen, MI

#6 Oct 8, 2008
Annonymous wrote:
With 3 shot and the girl beaten, it sounds like a jealous rage of an ex girlfriend or boyfriend!
Just my thoughts. This was a senseless tragedy and I hope the police catch the person or persons who did this to these people!
Yeah, makes sense - and why weren't they all shot? Why only 3? Odd.
heather

Greenville, MI

#7 Oct 8, 2008
hopefully the find out who did this to these four people all of them had so much going for them so sad prayer and thoughts go out to the family and friends , i hope they find out who did this
privacy please

United States

#8 Oct 8, 2008
PRAYING FOR JUSTICE.. Although your thoughts are greatly appriciated as a family member I wish you would please quit with telling people what you believe happened or is happening. It is people like you who start awful rumors to hurt the family. Please respect our privacy. I have read your post about Detectives leaving your home. If this is true you really should not be discussing this. Thank you for your understanding.
Shortypow

Long Beach, CA

#9 Oct 8, 2008
Annonymous wrote:
With 3 shot and the girl beaten, it sounds like a jealous rage of an ex girlfriend or boyfriend!
Just my thoughts. This was a senseless tragedy and I hope the police catch the person or persons who did this to these people!
I agree. Police really need to look at the fact that they werent all killed the same way.
Praying For Justice

AOL

#10 Oct 8, 2008
privacy please wrote:
PRAYING FOR JUSTICE.. Although your thoughts are greatly appriciated as a family member I wish you would please quit with telling people what you believe happened or is happening. It is people like you who start awful rumors to hurt the family. Please respect our privacy. I have read your post about Detectives leaving your home. If this is true you really should not be discussing this. Thank you for your understanding.
You know what? You are so right, and I am going to stop here and now. Let the detectives do the job and make the arrests. I rest my case now. I need to get on with life too and just leave it in God's hands. Thanks for a gentle reminder:-)
Annonymous

Lansing, MI

#11 Oct 8, 2008
My purse was stolen last week on Monday morning. In it I had 2 bottles of perscribed medicine. One bottle was found in a vacant house in Coopersville that had been broken into. The peerson or people used by debit card at 2 locations and the surveillance cameras are being checked, probably as we speak. I don't know if these are related at all but I will keep you posted if they find who did it or not. I would like to think they are related just so that the police can be that much closer to catching whoever did this.
Take your medicine

Portage, MI

#12 Oct 8, 2008
privacy please wrote:
PRAYING FOR JUSTICE.. Although your thoughts are greatly appriciated as a family member I wish you would please quit with telling people what you believe happened or is happening. It is people like you who start awful rumors to hurt the family. Please respect our privacy. I have read your post about Detectives leaving your home. If this is true you really should not be discussing this. Thank you for your understanding.
Sorry if this comes off as harsh, but this IS an internet message board. This is a forum for people to share opinions and ideas. If you are a family member don't look to the internet for comfort. Go be with the family or friends. I hate to break it to you, but people have opinions. What was posted above was simply that, an opinion. It wasn't malicious or mean, it was an opinion that frankly makes a lot of sense. This fact is going to be a key to this investigation and typically when you have multiple victims and one is seemingly singled out, it is common sense to believe that it is someone who knew that particular victime.

Bottomline, nothing that is said on these boards is going to affect the investigation. Do you think the police have assigned a team to patrol the topix forums for clues? Sorry to sound mean, but if you don't want to read about what people have to say, don't come to a board designed as a sounding board.
Take your medicine

Portage, MI

#13 Oct 8, 2008
And also, I do hope they catch whoever is responsible for this horrific crime and proceed to inflict all sorts of inhumane torture upon them. If they need volunteers, I'll be front and center.

Since: Aug 08

Denver, CO

#14 Oct 8, 2008
Take your medicine wrote:
<quoted text>
Sorry if this comes off as harsh, but this IS an internet message board. This is a forum for people to share opinions and ideas. If you are a family member don't look to the internet for comfort. Go be with the family or friends. I hate to break it to you, but people have opinions. What was posted above was simply that, an opinion. It wasn't malicious or mean, it was an opinion that frankly makes a lot of sense. This fact is going to be a key to this investigation and typically when you have multiple victims and one is seemingly singled out, it is common sense to believe that it is someone who knew that particular victime.
Bottomline, nothing that is said on these boards is going to affect the investigation. Do you think the police have assigned a team to patrol the topix forums for clues? Sorry to sound mean, but if you don't want to read about what people have to say, don't come to a board designed as a sounding board.
You'd be surprised who is reading these forums. Don't think that the police don't check these out. That is being naive.

rval3

Since: Jul 08

United States

#15 Oct 8, 2008
What I got out of last night's news, was that the Police aren't completely ruling out the possibility of this being a murder/suicide type of thing; anyone else get that impression?

rval3

Since: Jul 08

United States

#16 Oct 8, 2008
TOM wrote:
Could it be the same guys that murdered that older couple yesterday.
that was my initial thought [and post] on Monday and I was "judged" clueless, nuts...
Take your medicine

Portage, MI

#17 Oct 8, 2008
Turtle08 wrote:
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You'd be surprised who is reading these forums. Don't think that the police don't check these out. That is being naive.
You are probably right, I am sure a lot of cases are solved by monitoring completely anonymous internet message boards. While the police may glance at something like this, I hardly doubt the activity on a message board is going to influence the outcome of an investigation. That would be naive. Do you have any idea of the manpower it would take to monitor forums on WoodTV, Wzzm, Wxmi, Facebood, Myspace, Bebo, etc etc rather than actually having investigators being in the field and in the lab? Think about it.
country girl

Caledonia, MI

#18 Oct 8, 2008
there are so many different scenarios. That's why every little clue helps. Many people are working very hard to fit everything together. Being patient is very difficult for all of us. We need to trust that God will guide the detectives in the right direction. Keep them in your prayers as well!
03 Graduate

Elk Rapids, MI

#19 Oct 8, 2008
rval3 wrote:
What I got out of last night's news, was that the Police aren't completely ruling out the possibility of this being a murder/suicide type of thing; anyone else get that impression?
While I didn't see last nights news, I don't personally think it's a murder/suicide. I might be completely off base...just my thought though.

If it were a murder/suicide, why kill the dog? Why set the house on fire? There would be a gun at the site. I don't know if there was, but I think we would have heard about that by now. Why put the families through all of this? That answer just doesn't add up for me.
aaawww shucks

Charlotte, NC

#20 Oct 8, 2008
rval3 wrote:
What I got out of last night's news, was that the Police aren't completely ruling out the possibility of this being a murder/suicide type of thing; anyone else get that impression?
I didnt get that. How can you set a fire when you are dead? They said the died before the fire.

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