hagerman family asks joey dauben to stop
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#1 Aug 16, 2012
Hagerman Family Asks Dauben to Stop
ARLINGTON – The family of Amber Hagerman has asked *The Ellis County
Observer* to stop contacting them.
Thirty-one-year-old publisher Joseph “Joey” G. Dauben was relayed the
request from the Arlington Police Department’s Homicide Division, according to a phone call received Aug. 14. While Dauben said he is “more than happy” to comply with the request to stop mailing letters to Richard Hagerman and Donna Norris seeking their clarification and comment on the recent findings
*The Ellis County Observer* has come across in an investigation that began with the breaking open of a child-pornography ring in Ennis, Texas on Feb. 8, 2011, the timing of the request is interesting.
“Never let it be said that those I write about weren’t given ample
opportunity to respond before I published the findings of what I have come across,” Dauben said, who has identified Bill N. Fry as the man who kidnapped, raped and murdered the 9-year-old whose case the Amber Alerts system is derived from [*evidence of which is attached*].
The Hagerman family’s request to have Dauben stop contacting them was made several days after *The Ellis County Observer* asked for a comment, clarification or denial – privately or publicly – on statements made by the niece of Wanda June Mitchell, Bill N. Fry’s ex-wife.
Jacklyn “Jackie” Mitchell alleged on March 8, 2011 to *The Ellis County Observer* that her aunt, Wanda June Mitchell, lived near Amber and her family in Arlington.
*”…LOTS [emphasis hers] of people had the same kind of trucks in arligton those years..hell there was about 8 on my block alone… and I was just a few away from where she
A letter was also sent to Jackie Mitchell at her home in Euless seeking clarification on the comments, but to date, no one Dauben has cited in his newspaper’s articles has returned repeated requests to speak publicly.
Jim Kevil, the only eye-witness to Amber’s abduction, reported seeing a man driving a black or dark-colored truck when Amber was taken; Bill N. Fry, a former resident of 210/220 Ranch Two Rd. in Ferris and a contractor on HUD homes in Arlington and Tarrant County, drove a black truck, and was known by co-workers and relatives who worked on winterizing the low-income homes of perusing Northern Arlington to look for prostitutes; he left the job site for several hours on Jan. 13, 1996, co-workers and relatives said.
Amber was also the second child of Richard Hagerman’s to have been
abducted, according to published reports and a YouTube video.
#2 Aug 16, 2012
Ennis Child-Porn Ring to Amber Clues
On Dauben’s 30th birthday (Feb. 8, 2011), an e-mail via Facebook would tip him off on a large cache of child pornography found at the Courtyard Apartments on North Clay Street in Ennis.
Apartment C-22 was abruptly left vacant by Buddy and Sharon Anderson; Buddy is Wanda June Mitchell’s son. Wanda June Mitchell’s other son, Robert Fry,
as well as nieces, cousins, sisters and other relatives, began posting information about Buddy and Sharon’s whereabouts after they fled their
Buddy and Sharon had been wired money by Bill N. Fry for a bus ticket to Tucson, Arizona after they fled Ennis; Wanda June Mitchell would later be arrested for interfering with Ennis police and the U.S. Marshals Service’s manhunt for her son and Sharon, both of which are now serving federal prison sentences.
*The Ellis County Observer* had been publishing details and tips from family members on the Andersons whereabouts while police simultaneously
searched the Dallas/Fort Worth area and Arizona for the Andersons.
Then, clues started trickling in about Bill N. Fry’s involvement. According to federal government documents filed for the Andersons arrest warrants,
the bulk of child pornography found at the Gregory Roth-owned Courtyard
Apartments depicted other suspects, the Andersons and children-victims at
Fry’s former houses on Ranch Two Road (210/220.) No further arrests have
been made in the child-porn ring case, however.
While interviewing the nieces and other relatives who alleged rampant
molestation at the hands of Fry and the Andersons growing up, Robert Fry
told *The Ellis County Observer* that for 15 years, he had Amber Hagerman’s
face in his dreams and didn’t know why; he initially began to recount
occurrences that he saw – and later confronted his stepdad on — the clues
that would lead *The Ellis County Observer* to identify Bill N. Fry as the
Fry had a master key to every vacant HUD home in Arlington; he contracted
through Nelson Properties and Golden Feather Realty
Fry drove a black truck, a GMC 1500 – which resembled closely a Chevrolet
Fry was confronted by Robert and another relative on the pair of bloodied
girls underwear he had in his console in 1996
A psychologist profile of Amber’s killer said that the individual had a
dire family matter in his life; Bill N. Fry was in the process of going
through a divorce from Wanda June Mitchell
After Hagerman’s body was found, Fry abruptly left Texas
When he returned, Fry obtained plastic surgery on his face
Fry had an apartment near the UTA campus in Arlington
Amber was kept alive for two days before her murder, according to an
*The Dallas Morning News* torched *The Ellis County Observer* on March 9, 2011 for identifying Fry; D Magazine’s FrontBurner blog linked to the
story, and an ensuing tidal wave of readers, traffic and comments flooded *The Ellis County Observer*
#3 Aug 16, 2012
Privately, retired Arlington police detectives have encouraged Dauben to continue pursuing the Hagerman investigation
The day of the *Dallas Morning News* article, Fry’s Facebook profile was taken offline; several days before that, however, Dauben published photos
from Fry’s profile that showed two girls in his possession, a 9-year-old and a 15-year-old. It would be ironic, then, that:
15 Years Ago, a 9-year-old was abducted by a man driving a black truck
(resembling a Cheyenne)
15 Years Later, a 9-year-old and a 15-year-old named Cheyenne were taken
from Bill N. Fry
For more than a year, Bill N. Fry’s former neighbors in Arizona (where he
moved to in ’98) told *The Ellis County Observer* in radio interviews and
online/print interviews that they had witnessed Fry “religiously” washing
and vacuuming his black truck, which has not been registered since 1998. It
has not been found, either.
Fry, who now lives on Sun Valley Drive in Las Vegas, was also indicted in
1998 for aggravated assault after he sliced Robert Fry’s throat with a
knife; Amber’s throat was cut; however, then-DA Joe F. Grubbs dismissed the
charge, citing “insufficient evidence”(the knife wound across Robert’s
throat even to this day was apparently not enough evidence.) Fry’s attorney
was Jim Jenkins, the brother of Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins. Fry was
indicted in 2001 too, but Grubbs also had that charge dismissed. In an
application to Gov. Rick Perry in 2010 for the 378th District Court seat,
Grubbs listed Jim Jenkins in a personal references section of his resume as
a “friend.” Wanda June Mitchell, who was indicted in Sept. 2011 for her
role in attempting to harbor Buddy and Sharon Anderson last year, was given
a four year probation sentence and a $1,500 fine. Her court-appointed
attorney was also Jim Jenkins.
Two criminal cases notwithstanding, Dauben said he will continue to pursue
the case, the biggest in his 12-year media career thus far.“My attorney [Damon Fehler] last week told me the more I keep ‘pushing the envelope’ and shedding light on the cases against me – because I believe
they’re setting me up because I was getting too close to something they
didn’t want out there – they will make a martyr out of me,” Dauben said.
“He repeated that more than once to me. Keep pushing the envelope, they’re
going to make a martyr out of me. That child-porn ring in Ennis last year
blew open a whole lot of things that never would have been made public had
it not been for *The Ellis County Observer*.“It’s too late to stop. The pursuit of justice for Amber and others is too
paramount to worry what they may do to me.”
#4 Sep 5, 2013
keep on fighting do not give up someone knows the truth
#5 Oct 23, 2014
I find it Funny that greg roth would claim that considering there is also audio where greg roth confronted Mr Vessels about the reporting of the child porn to the police.
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