Dean Strang Grasping at Ridiculous Straws.
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This flyer was distributed by the citizen’s search party on November 4th [I had earlier written November 3rd, but someone mentioned in the comment section, “are you sure it wasn’t the 4th, and for now, that seems to be correct. See comments below for further clarification.] Within the red box you should be able to make out the description of the vehicle along with the plate numbers. They’re not that easy to see, but they’re there.
Colborn was given this flyer, or some form of information with the plate numbers on it at some point during his work day on November 3rd more than likely. When a white, college-aged, attractive female from a respectable family goes missing from a small town, people respond to that. Do we know whether she was reported missing before or after the call Colborn made to dispatch confirming the plates?
Or maybe he scribbled the plate numbers down in a meeting. Maybe he spilled coffee on the piece of paper they were written on. He called it in to confirm the information was correct. No other explanation makes sense. If he was part of an evil plot, and he happened to be standing in front of the vehicle, as Dean Strang was trying so hard to suggest, why would he need to call in to dispatch for confirmation? Colborn didn’t have the plates in front of him, and nor was the car. He simply had this flyer that was passed out over the entire town, and certainly to members of law enforcement. When Colborn calls it in, he basically reads directly off the fly itself, word for word. [I’ll go back soon to quote his exact words as presented in court by Strang on the recording]On the flyer, we can see the vehicle description as a 1999 dark-green Toyota RAV 4, SWH-582. Dean’s smoking gun is actually an example of good police work. Oh, yeah, there was no reason to expect that such a routine task of police work would be remembered two years afterwards by a man Colborn’s age.
A better question to ask is who made up the flyers? If not the police, how did this person happen to know the plate numbers? Do you know the plate numbers of your vehicle, right off? I’d estimate only about 1 in 20 do (I actually have a valid source for this obscure statistic!). What I don’t have a statistic for is how many people know the plate numbers on the vehicle of their ex-girlfriend.
Look at all those official looking images on the perimeter of the flyer. Three altogether if you don’t count the state of Wisconsin itself with a little dot indicating the general area where Teresa Halbach went missing. Does anyone recognize these images as belonging to any agency? Or were they just made up by some clever person with photoshop skills?
I know it’s only a matter of time before some person of slow wits accuses me of working with the cops. Anyone who knows me well would laugh very hard at that. What I’m trying to do is cut a swath through all of the nonsense (with Occam’s trusty razor, if I do say). As soon as we can eliminate the low hanging fruit, the sooner we can begin to discard even more credible suspects. Ryan Hillegas, if you’re reading this, what I want you to know is that from now on I’m going to do my best to eliminate you as a suspect. How’s that?
Lastly, the image of Teresa herself on the flyer…now where have I seen that very same image before? Oh yeah! Some more to say on that image here.