May 13, 2002

I’ve been reading about the investigation of the murder of Stephanie Crowe in 1998. Its very scarey, and I would advise all of you to look it over.

To sum up: after hours of interrogation, police got two of three teenage boys (including the victim’s brother) to “confess” to the murder. On the eve of the trial, blood evidence (that had been missed by the police) showed traces of Stephanie’s blood on the clothing of a transient who had been witnessed knocking on neighbor’s doors, looking for a little girl named Tracy.

My conclusions are that 1) Escondido is not a healthy place to raise a young girl (This is where Danielle van Damme was murdered recently). 2) The Escondido police department conducts their investigations in a very questionable manner (The man charged with the murder of Danielle van Damme also has raised charges of abuse and misconduct after his interviews). 3) Despite what most of us would instinctively believe, people do confess to crimes they didn’t commit.

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