As we all know,a jury somehow found OJ innocent of killing his wife, but Ron Goldman's and Nicole Brown's families brought him down through a civil wrongful death suit. They were awarded millions. It was the beginning of the end for him.
At this point, Patti's family seem to want more than anything else her body for a proper burial. I don't know what's going on with the police, but they stand a better chance to retrieve her body or at least know where it was disposed so they could have a ceremony there if they depose some people.
In the interest of justice, I think they owe her daughter answers AND monetary damages. They basically stole her future from her. She could have gone to college and put a downpayment down on a home with that $90,000. Instead, it has gone to pay for things for someone else's children, someone who took her mother away and disposed of her.
The most important thing is to return Patti's remains to her family. I've been reading these forums, and I tend to believe that he disposed of her in Lake Erie and that we may never find her. It is ludicrous to suggest his concrete pour the very weekend she went missing, along with the cadaver dogs hitting on the leftover cement from that pour, had nothing to do with the body disposal. He either made anchors, like Scott Peterson did for Laci, or he built a form, arranged her in a fetal position (she was 110-120 pounds), and poured cement over her.
The work truck is key. Several witnesses said he never drove his work truck (for his garage) to work at Honda, so why that day? With the tonneau cover he had just purchased? The manager states that the truck had a hydraulic lift on it so they could lift heavy things like engine blocks. One of these could lift a block of cement that size. He may have dumped her in another body of water, though, more local. Dumping her on that fishing trip would imply that his brothers, if they were with him as reported by some, had to have known and maybe helped. I find it hard to believe that a bunch of adult men with families and children would take part in something so evil, even to pull a f***-up brother's fat out of the fire. But you never know.
It's obvious to anyone with half a brain that the married boyfriend was indeed responsible for stealing $90k and when it came time to pay it back (the very month he was to begin payments), he killed her. What he spent the money on is anyone's guess. But having dealt with embezzlement cases before, I know that money is not so easily traced, especially cash money. There are ways of laundering money that forensic accountants can't trace, and that's why many people get away with embezzling for years.
If anyone in Patti's family is reading this or knows Patti's family, consider visiting with an attorney who specializes in wrongful death. Patti has been declared legally dead, and that's dead, period. You may never recover her body, sad to say. But murder cases are won without a body, and so are wrongful death suits. Justice will ease your heartache, take it from me.
Cant file wrongfull death without a body!