Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Monica Bradshaw: MISSING

☛TS Case of missing McKinleyville woman continues
The husband of a McKinleyville woman who has been missing since September 2008 allegedly had his girlfriend impersonate his wife in an effort to retrieve her car from a local tow yard months after his wife's disappearance, according to an affidavit for a search warrant filed with the Humboldt County Superior Court on Monday....

...A Sheriff's Office investigator was later dispatched to the Bradshaws' home on Dow's Prairie Road in McKinleyville and spoke with Robin Bradshaw, who allegedly told the investigator that he and his wife had been married for 30 years before she “up and vanished,” according to the affidavit.

Robin Bradshaw, according to the affidavit, then allegedly changed his story to say that his wife was down south with some friends, before changing it again to say that she went to visit her brother in Utah.

”As (the investigator) was speaking with Robin, he noticed that he was sweating and shaking throughout the interview,” the affidavit states, adding that Robin Bradshaw also could not stand still as if he were “tense and very nervous.”

The investigator later called Monica Bradshaw's brother in Utah and was told by the brother he had not talked with his sister in about eight years, according to the affidavit. The affidavit also states that Robin Bradshaw reportedly told the investigator that he had been seeing a girlfriend for about three months.

Last week, neighbors of the Bradshaw's property said they last saw Monica Bradshaw in August or September, when she and her husband set off to bury a neighbor's horse on a nearby property with a backhoe. They said the backhoe remained on the couple's property for some time, and they witnessed the husband doing some excavating work in the yard.

Some neighbors said they grew suspicious after Robin Bradshaw offered differing accounts as to his wife's location. Several neighbors said Bradshaw's husband first told them that his wife died of cancer, then later said she died years ago. He told them the woman they had come to know for the six or so years that he had lived in the neighborhood was actually Monica Bradshaw's sister. Then, neighbors said, Robin Bradshaw told them that his wife suffers from depression and had left the area.

Sheriff's Office Detective Karen Quinnel also interviewed Robin Bradshaw on his property, according to the affidavit, and reportedly learned that he had poured a concrete patio in the summer of 2008, soon after his wife's disappearance.

”Again, throughout the contact, Robin Bradshaw appeared nervous and tense,” the affidavit states....


☛TS Search continues for missing woman
”We received a call from the insurance company dealing with an outstanding claim they were trying to resolve,” Godsey said. “They were having difficulty with that and there was some concern over (Bradshaw) and their difficulty contacting her.”

Neighbors of Bradshaw's McKinleyville property said they last saw her in August or September, when she and her husband set off to bury a neighbor's horse on a nearby property with a backhoe. They said the backhoe remained on the couple's property for some time, and that they witnessed the husband doing some excavating in the yard.

Some neighbors said they grew suspicious after Bradshaw's husband -- whose name is being withheld by investigators -- offered differing accounts as to her location. Several neighbors said Bradshaw's husband first told them that Bradshaw died of cancer, then later said she died years ago. He told them the woman whom they had come to know for the six or so years that he had lived in the neighborhood was actually Bradshaw's sister. Then, Bradshaw's husband said that his wife suffered from depression and had left the area, neighbors said.

When contacted by sheriff's deputies, Godsey said, Bradshaw's husband was unable to provide them with any details about his wife, her whereabouts or provide them with a picture of her.

”We're not calling him a suspect,” Godsey said, “but he's certainly a person of interest to us because he seems to be the person who could give us the most information on her. ... We're trying to see if she's voluntarily missing or if she's been the victim of foul play. It's interesting to note that she was not reported missing.”

Godsey said the search warrant served over the weekend aimed to find evidence or information that might lead to Bradshaw's discovery, and neighbors said they observed investigators using heavy equipment to dig up large sections of the home's backyard.


Suspicious?

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PREVIOUSLY:
DA's office (Paul Gallegos) still undecided in Bradshaw case; Gallegos to talk to pathologist next week May 28, 2010
Bradshaw sentencing postponed, Gallegos "weighing" decision May 5, 2010
...Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos received Super's report last week, but has yet to decide how to proceed with the case. At Tuesday's hearing, Bradshaw's attorney, Peter Martin, said Gallegos had contacted him asking that the sentencing hearing be postponed.

”He wants more time, I believe, to review the medical report and to request supporting materials from the medical examiner,” Martin said....

”It's going to be something Paul's going to have to think about.” April 27, 2010
-- Bradshaw autopsy report with Humboldt County DA; indicates blunt force trauma as cause of death
Autopsy report coming in Bradshaw case; plea agreement hinges on results for McKinleyville man accused of wife's murder APRIL 24, 2010
Bradshaw positively identified; full autopsy report pending more test results FEBRUARY 01, 2010
Autopsy set for Sunday in Bradshaw case JANUARY 23, 2010
ANOTHER PLEA DEAL - Bradshaw agreed to give location of body in plea deal JANUARY 09, 2010
Robin Stuart Bradshaw entered into a plea agreement with prosecutors last month, agreeing to disclose the location of his wife's body and plead guilty to voluntary manslaughter, court records show.
Authorities believe they have found the body of missing McKinleyville woman JANUARY 08, 2010
The person further told investigators, according to the affidavit, that Robin Bradshaw confessed to first burying his wife in a shallow grave in the backyard of his home, only to later dig her body up and bury it on an undeveloped Danco subdivision off of Fieldbrook Road in McKinleyville.
Hearing for McKinleyville murder case continued NOVEMBER 05, 2009
Bradshaw Prelim continued to Nov. 5 SEPTEMBER 30, 2009
Prelim for Robin Stuart Bradshaw JULY 07, 2009
Bradshaw pleads not guilty to murdering wife June 16, 2009
Robin Stuart Bradshaw, arrested JUNE 16, 2009
Second search warrant issued in missing woman case - and a request to seal documents January 29, 2009
Monica Bradshaw: MISSING January 27, 2009
To recap: The husband of a McKinleyville woman who has been missing since September 2008 allegedly had his girlfriend impersonate his wife in an effort to retrieve her car from a local tow yard months after his wife's disappearance, according to an affidavit for a search warrant filed with the Humboldt County Superior Court on Monday....

...A Sheriff's Office investigator was later dispatched to the Bradshaws' home on Dow's Prairie Road in McKinleyville and spoke with Robin Bradshaw, who allegedly told the investigator that he and his wife had been married for 30 years before she “up and vanished,” according to the affidavit.

Robin Bradshaw, according to the affidavit, then allegedly changed his story to say that his wife was down south with some friends, before changing it again to say that she went to visit her brother in Utah.

”As (the investigator) was speaking with Robin, he noticed that he was sweating and shaking throughout the interview,” the affidavit states, adding that Robin Bradshaw also could not stand still as if he were “tense and very nervous.”

The investigator later called Monica Bradshaw's brother in Utah and was told by the brother he had not talked with his sister in about eight years, according to the affidavit. The affidavit also states that Robin Bradshaw reportedly told the investigator that he had been seeing a girlfriend for about three months.

Last week, neighbors of the Bradshaw's property said they last saw Monica Bradshaw in August or September, when she and her husband set off to bury a neighbor's horse on a nearby property with a backhoe. They said the backhoe remained on the couple's property for some time, and they witnessed the husband doing some excavating work in the yard.

Some neighbors said they grew suspicious after Robin Bradshaw offered differing accounts as to his wife's location. Several neighbors said Bradshaw's husband first told them that his wife died of cancer, then later said she died years ago. He told them the woman they had come to know for the six or so years that he had lived in the neighborhood was actually Monica Bradshaw's sister. Then, neighbors said, Robin Bradshaw told them that his wife suffers from depression and had left the area.

Sheriff's Office Detective Karen Quinnel also interviewed Robin Bradshaw on his property, according to the affidavit, and reportedly learned that he had poured a concrete patio in the summer of 2008, soon after his wife's disappearance.

”Again, throughout the contact, Robin Bradshaw appeared nervous and tense,” the affidavit states....

6 comments:

Kevin Hoover said...

criminals have to remember to get their stories straight. To say death means there has to be a death certificate, never say the person died.

Saying the person ran off is fine but ensure your story and have a few details memorized. Also, its good to be able to show the appropriate emotions. More thana few murderers have gotten caught because they're emotions didn't fit with their story.

Course, burying a body several feet underground is a neccesity. Just don't bury it right in the backyard.

Now if you'll excuse me, my mothers feeling under the weather, and I need to go rent a backhoe.

Kevin Hoover said...

oops! forgot my link!

Fred said...

Well, we need to keep in mind the Ox Bow Incident but this thing stinks. Can't think of an exact parallel but this reminds me of the Fieldbrook gal that was murdered by her hubby, the HSU professor that recently confessed.

Rose said...

The Angelel case. Yeah.

This guy's story is all over the map. And from the comments on the TS side, the neighbors have been suspicious for quite a while.

Anonymous said...

Sealing documents now? Is it true this guy works for Danco? Danco = pot. Tthe records sealed? How is this possible? It's just an investigation, dammit.

Anonymous said...

Sealing documents now? Is it true this guy works for Danco? Danco = pot. Tthe records sealed? How is this possible? It's just an investigation, dammit.