phantom

United States

#121 Jun 30, 2009
Why do you feel that the person passed on.Please tells us more.
New RC resident Concerned

Prudenville, MI

#122 Jun 30, 2009
phantom wrote:
<quoted text>what makes you think it was a piece of concrete.
I think it was a piece of concrete because I read it somewhere in this forum as well as someone stating that they "know" who it was and that they have passed on. As I said before, my conclusions and comments were based on what I had read in this forum.
godsjustice

United States

#123 Jun 30, 2009
It is written in the bible, every man shall stand accountable at the judgement seat of god for whatever deeds they have done in their life time. It also says, those who are in authority shall be judged more severely. Janette will have justice one day and so will all the people who were treated unfairly by the prosecutors, probation officers and judges !
A friend

Benton Harbor, MI

#124 Jul 2, 2009
sad niece wrote:
Maggie, we know that Janette did not go into that bar. The comment made by shhh was misread and misunderstood. My mother got in contact with the FBI. They said they can not look into her murder because the Michigan State Police are doing everything right, they are doing their job. The case is still open. If the case were closed, another agency like the FBI COULD look at it, but even after 26 years, it is still open. I think that in itself means that someone does not want this to be looked at with fresh eyes.
Im sorry to disagree but I do feel strongly that janette went to the buckboard bar around lunch time that day. Her husband brought her lunch, it was never eaten. I was told she was there with two other people and played a game of pool. I know your very sad about your aunt but please keep an open mind, I am only trying to help and I too have been doing alot of investigating. You may not understand this but I too have my own personal reason to involve myself in this case. I will keep you and your mom updated!
A friend

Benton Harbor, MI

#125 Jul 2, 2009
To those of you who go on this site,hinting around..
I know someone knows something, whether you were involved or had gotten information and are afraid to speak up...throw out names, tell us more if you do not want something on this site to be available to all public please email [email protected] Janette did not deserve what happened to her. It has been 26 years but ill tell everyone something this case WILL be solved there are many of us working to solve this case and I feel there has been so much progress made in just the last couple months. Does anyone recognize names such as(nickname-Trapper)-Herman Towers, or Diane Reed? was anyone at the buckboard that day between 12-2pm?why was she murdered??? was it drugs? a petifile ring? Did someone have it out for Janette? we need answers... and that is when this case will be solved!!!
A friend

Benton Harbor, MI

#126 Jul 2, 2009
New RC resident Concerned wrote:
<quoted text>
I think it was a piece of concrete because I read it somewhere in this forum as well as someone stating that they "know" who it was and that they have passed on. As I said before, my conclusions and comments were based on what I had read in this forum.
Well I too have read alot of comments on this post but i know that some if it is rumor that has been passed on and twisted around. I do not believe she was hit with concrete maybe i have my own personal reason to believe it was something of a tire iron not necessarily that but it had a round end like that of a hammer it had a wedge shape to it like a tire iron and more than likely something like the claws of a hammer or tire iron. something of that nature would match the lacearations and blow marks to the head.
sad niece

Chapel Hill, NC

#127 Jul 8, 2009
A friend- I am concerned by your involvement. Why are you having people email you about MY Aunt Janette? IF YOU have information, then you need to tell the detectives. It is just odd that a mystery person is so involved in this, so invoved that they want people with information to email you. What about the people with information to go through the right channels? Even if someone knows who did it...they may come foward to you...and then what? Then what magic would you use to get them? What proof would you have other than an email from someone that could be just as mysterious as you? If anyone has any information, please contact her sister, Lana. [email protected]
A friend

Benton Harbor, MI

#128 Jul 9, 2009
sad niece wrote:
A friend- I am concerned by your involvement. Why are you having people email you about MY Aunt Janette? IF YOU have information, then you need to tell the detectives. It is just odd that a mystery person is so involved in this, so invoved that they want people with information to email you. What about the people with information to go through the right channels? Even if someone knows who did it...they may come foward to you...and then what? Then what magic would you use to get them? What proof would you have other than an email from someone that could be just as mysterious as you? If anyone has any information, please contact her sister, Lana. [email protected]
If you have a problem about me being involved and trying to help you and lana then maybe you should talk to your mother if you have concerns about my involvement. my intentions are in the right place and as I said before I have my own personal reason to be involved if you have questions about my involvement speak with lana. im not going to throw it all out on a sight that is public, then you can judge as to whether or not my intentions are in the right place!
Justice 4 All

Irons, MI

#129 Jul 9, 2009
This is a public site indeed. And I think for safety reasons we should keep the name dropping to a minimum. There are a few people working the case that have loved ones in the area that really would like to be able to go to sleep at night not having to worry. If anyone HAS information that they would like to share they can feel free to contact Det. Pratt at the State Police post in RC, or e-mail Lana who is the sister of Jeanette.
sad niece

Chapel Hill, NC

#130 Jul 12, 2009
Thank you Justice. That was what I was saying. A friend, I wasn't calling you out. I just didn't understand what good someone emailing you would do. No police officer would accept anything in an email from one person to another. I no doubt believe that you care, but...this is the internet...and there are crazies out there. I still suggest anyone with anything to go to the police department.
sad niece

Chapel Hill, NC

#131 Jul 12, 2009
People have said that Aunt Janette was having an affair....I wonder how true that is. I know that she was a respectable person...I know it is a terrible thing to think. I would like to hear from some of her friends...someone that knew her, someone that was close to her that would know for sure. Just to know, for me, just to know that...her being murdered wasn't for that reason. Maybe I am niave, but I can't imagine someone killing someone they didn't know.
suspicious

Inglewood, CA

#132 Jul 12, 2009
bodyman wrote:
"It is rumored...."; "I know who he is"; ....the many underground tunnels"....
Evidenced by the mindless speculative blather on this site by such an obviously unarticulate and uninformed public, one needn't go far to understand the challange this poor town faces.
The witless mindset evidenced here shouts volumes, and often succeeds in stifling what progressive thought exists in Reed City. Online gossip by people who I speculate have never done a positive thing for the community, save breathing through an open pie hole. Makes one fear for the culture.
Are you a prominent business man
Neighbor

Springfield, IL

#133 Jul 12, 2009
Why hasn't anyone said much about Janette's husband, Alvin? I do not for one minute believe Janette wasn't having an affair.She was a decent, respectable woman who loved her husband. Does anyone else know about the mystery woman Alvin moved into their apartment not more than a week after Janette's death? Or how Alvin, this woman, and Janettes children moved shortly after. Seems pretty interesting & odd to me. So what if he passed the lie detector test, doesn't necessarily mean he is innocent. Did he allow the children to stay in contact with Janette's family?
A friend

Benton Harbor, MI

#134 Jul 16, 2009
sad niece wrote:
Thank you Justice. That was what I was saying. A friend, I wasn't calling you out. I just didn't understand what good someone emailing you would do. No police officer would accept anything in an email from one person to another. I no doubt believe that you care, but...this is the internet...and there are crazies out there. I still suggest anyone with anything to go to the police department.
Well sad niece seeings your so quick to judge and question someone who is trying to help what do you know about Janette's death? why arent you doing alittle investigating instead of snarling at others who are busting their ass to get this solved and bring justice to your family? I spend almost all of my time trying to find out what I can to get some answers. Oh and anyone is still welcome to email me at [email protected] and no I havent kept any information from YOUR family. Lana also has access to this email. Next time you feel like getting on this site downing the people who ARE doing something about this case. Maybe you should wait till yr off the rag!
A friend

Benton Harbor, MI

#135 Jul 16, 2009
Neighbor wrote:
Why hasn't anyone said much about Janette's husband, Alvin? I do not for one minute believe Janette wasn't having an affair.She was a decent, respectable woman who loved her husband. Does anyone else know about the mystery woman Alvin moved into their apartment not more than a week after Janette's death? Or how Alvin, this woman, and Janettes children moved shortly after. Seems pretty interesting & odd to me. So what if he passed the lie detector test, doesn't necessarily mean he is innocent. Did he allow the children to stay in contact with Janette's family?
I agree that is very odd. I was told it might have been the baby sitter, i believe her first name is lisa, and was pregnant with alvin's baby...
Justice 4 All

Grand Rapids, MI

#136 Jul 22, 2009
I know that this is a little off topic, but I am wondering if all of our collective minds can come up with a list of unsolved homicides in Osceola County. I will start with what I think I know so far, feel free to add details or persons. 1)Gaffney- 90 yr old female burned. 2) Jeanette Roberson- killed at gambles pet store in 1983. 3)Barry Henry- hit and drug by car. 4) Arnold Holmes- Shot in 1994. 5) Realestate lady found dead after showing property. 6)Beebe- found dead in his trailer, I think shot but I am not sure. 7) Man who was hit on US-10 by the Chuck Wagon. 8) Burton Scott Jr.- Shot on his parents property late 70s early 80s.

Ok feel free to add or correct, I know there are more.
Another Friend

Big Rapids, MI

#137 Jul 22, 2009
If memory serves correctly, they recently brought someone into Big Rapids to be tried for the Gaffney murder. There were also two young people murdered quite some time ago (near Rose Lake?), but perhaps that case was solved too. I believe it was in the same general area as the murdered realtor.
a child she watched

United States

#138 Jul 22, 2009
Ok, I am a very close friend of Jeanettes. She babysat me while living in the apartment complex in Reed City. I played with her children while they resided in RC. I know her family, Alvin, Calvin, Jenny, her brother Calvin, Mother Marion and of course Jeanette. I have so missed her through the years. I have read ALL the posts that have been submitted and am very impressed that everyone wants to continue to solve this murder. With that kind of drive, hopefully it can happen. I remember the day as if it were yesterday. I remember the OCSD coming to visit my mother and talking with her. At the time, it was Dave Needham. He is now retired and I don't believe that he is in the area. The cops spoke personally to me about all the activities that I could recall as I was with this family ALOT! I read these posts and have heard all the rumors that you have said. I do not remember a man by the name of trapper. The one that I do remember is Engine George. He use to creep us out all the time. Jeanette never would allow us to talk to him and he use to troll around town to pick up bottles. It is very sad to me that this community has never solved this crime. You may want to look a little deeper into the law enforcement part. Pratt has been in RC since 1973, I would like to think that he would do the right thing as it was such a malicious murder. I hope that Jenny and Calvin have found some peice through out the years. Lana, I am super sorry that I can't give you any hard information. I was in the 4th grade when this happened. I miss her and loved her as she was my second mom! I hope that, at some point this crime will be solved.

Justice 4 all, I believe that they know that the chuck wagon case is closed. It is my understanding that he was hit by a patrol car driven by the OSCD. But here is one to look into, Phil Rathburns mother was hit by 3 mile and Mackinac Trail.

Lana please know, my family still thinks and talks about Jeanette. She will always be a part of us. I have wonderful memories of her, and her family that I got to experience.
Justice4all

United States

#139 Jul 23, 2009
Thanks child. Someone I spoke with yesterday mentioned her. Do you have any other info?
A friend

Benton Harbor, MI

#140 Jul 30, 2009
Justice4all wrote:
Thanks child. Someone I spoke with yesterday mentioned her. Do you have any other info?
Hey the Arnold Holmes case was in 1992. I would like to make contact with you sometime this week to see what new information has come up if any at all. Ill get a hold of you.

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