triple homicide at winddrift apts. in...

triple homicide at winddrift apts. in o'side may 12, 2006

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gone but not forgotten

Imperial Beach, CA

#1 Oct 18, 2006
I am the widow of Adrian Van Engelen, a loving husband, soul-mate, best friend , and lover. I am apalled that this brutal triple homicide which claimed my husband's life and took all my reasons for loving life away has not been even mentioned in the newspapers since May 13 or 14. This crime must stay in the publics minds so that the suspect Mr. Charles Davis, whom I still hope; is in custody, faces a jury of his peers and that they will not have forgotten the cold, calculated way in which he committed these murders. He was driven around by his daughter for 3 hours before she dropped his off so that he could perhaps get out of the state first. However, she did'nt even call the police, instead she called some neighbors and the rest of the story you can look up in the North County Times. I beg any one of you that can possibly feel my loss to please keep this tragedy in the publics mind so that my husbands senseless death does not get swept under the carpet. My husband was only there to give the other male victim a ride out of there and then come home to have a nice Mother's Day weekend with me. Here is what my husband wrote to me the last Mother's Day I had with him in 2005."When you smile, I smile." "When you touch me my heart smiles, when you love me my soul smiles. I pray God sends angels around you each day to protect my Precious wife." Now do not let this crime stay on the back page any longer.
the daughter

United States

#2 Jan 6, 2007
gone but not forgotten wrote:
I am the widow of Adrian Van Engelen, a loving husband, soul-mate, best friend , and lover. I am apalled that this brutal triple homicide which claimed my husband's life and took all my reasons for loving life away has not been even mentioned in the newspapers since May 13 or 14. This crime must stay in the publics minds so that the suspect Mr. Charles Davis, whom I still hope; is in custody, faces a jury of his peers and that they will not have forgotten the cold, calculated way in which he committed these murders. He was driven around by his daughter for 3 hours before she dropped his off so that he could perhaps get out of the state first. However, she did'nt even call the police, instead she called some neighbors and the rest of the story you can look up in the North County Times. I beg any one of you that can possibly feel my loss to please keep this tragedy in the publics mind so that my husbands senseless death does not get swept under the carpet. My husband was only there to give the other male victim a ride out of there and then come home to have a nice Mother's Day weekend with me. Here is what my husband wrote to me the last Mother's Day I had with him in 2005."When you smile, I smile." "When you touch me my heart smiles, when you love me my soul smiles. I pray God sends angels around you each day to protect my Precious wife." Now do not let this crime stay on the back page any longer.
I PRAY EVERYDAY FOR EVERYONE EFFECTED BY THIS CASE EVERYDAY, EVEN FOR MY FATHER... AND JUST TO LET YOU KNOW MRS. VAN ENGELEN, I WAS THE ONE WHO CALLED OPD, I UNDERSTAND YOUR ANGRY, BUT YOU SHOULD REALLY WAIT TO HEAR THE "WHOLE" STORY BEFORE PASSING JUDGEMENT AS TO WHAT REALLY HAPPEN THAT NIGHT.. I PRAY GOD GIVES YOU THE STREGNTH TO GO ON, LORD KNOWS I PRAY FOR THAT EVERY NIGHT....
gone but not forgotten

United States

#3 Apr 24, 2007
the daughter wrote:
<quoted text>I PRAY EVERYDAY FOR EVERYONE EFFECTED BY THIS CASE EVERYDAY, EVEN FOR MY FATHER... AND JUST TO LET YOU KNOW MRS. VAN ENGELEN, I WAS THE ONE WHO CALLED OPD, I UNDERSTAND YOUR ANGRY, BUT YOU SHOULD REALLY WAIT TO HEAR THE "WHOLE" STORY BEFORE PASSING JUDGEMENT AS TO WHAT REALLY HAPPEN THAT NIGHT.. I PRAY GOD GIVES YOU THE STREGNTH TO GO ON, LORD KNOWS I PRAY FOR THAT EVERY NIGHT....
please keep on praying for yourself and your father. I will not let my husbands life have been in vain nor our marriage. we knew each other 40 yrs.
gone but not forgotten

United States

#4 Apr 24, 2007
please keep on praying for you and your family and for your info I have known my husband for 40 yrs. maybe you should check your facts. and I have gone over the trial with the DA
gone but not forgotten

United States

#5 Apr 24, 2007
the daughter wrote:
<quoted text>I PRAY EVERYDAY FOR EVERYONE EFFECTED BY THIS CASE EVERYDAY, EVEN FOR MY FATHER... AND JUST TO LET YOU KNOW MRS. VAN ENGELEN, I WAS THE ONE WHO CALLED OPD, I UNDERSTAND YOUR ANGRY, BUT YOU SHOULD REALLY WAIT TO HEAR THE "WHOLE" STORY BEFORE PASSING JUDGEMENT AS TO WHAT REALLY HAPPEN THAT NIGHT.. I PRAY GOD GIVES YOU THE STREGNTH TO GO ON, LORD KNOWS I PRAY FOR THAT EVERY NIGHT....
keep praying for your father as I will through the years. just for your info I have gone over the trial. I hope you find peace in your heart . I knew Andy 40 yrs. and I won't have anyone take my memories away of the love we shared. see you at sentencing
the daughter

Oceanside, CA

#6 May 16, 2007
god bless...
David Blackbeard

South Africa

#7 May 30, 2007
I was a friend of Andy's brother Henry, in Pretoria South Arica,during the seventies what a kind, gentle and fine person he was.I remember him always driving his blue VW kombi.. Sorry to hear of your loss condolences to the Van Engelen family.Regards [email protected] a
LAX

Anaheim, CA

#8 Jun 5, 2007
Dear angry widow,
your husband was inside the apartment and he was using meth together with other victims. Doesn't look like an angelic scene. Was it normal for you to let a meth user inside your home. You needed to make him to get help from the addiction while he was alive, before it brought him into trouble. I'm sorry for all the victims of meth use and their families. Only God will heal your wounds with time if you wont let anger to destroy you. Lay your cares on Jesus.
gone but not forgotten

Vista, CA

#9 Oct 29, 2007
LAX wrote:
Dear angry widow,
your husband was inside the apartment and he was using meth together with other victims. Doesn't look like an angelic scene. Was it normal for you to let a meth user inside your home. You needed to make him to get help from the addiction while he was alive, before it brought him into trouble. I'm sorry for all the victims of meth use and their families. Only God will heal your wounds with time if you wont let anger to destroy you. Lay your cares on Jesus.
you must have been there since you think you know what was going on. what man of god are you to pass judgment on me. I am glad to know you have inside knowledge.
Randy

AOL

#10 Jan 2, 2008
Even meth users deserve mercy and justice. I was addicted to meth for three years. Thank god I servived. Murder is Murder. I hope the guilty party gets the punishment he deserves.
doesnt matter anymore

Oceanside, CA

#11 Jun 10, 2012
i dont think that came out right at all i believe i was trying to respond to something else or just read this one wrong... but i do want to say... God bless you... as long as i can see the light i know there still some of us out there....
doesnt matter anymore

Oceanside, CA

#12 Jun 10, 2012
that was to LAX

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