Greetings, friends of Maddy and Adam, Linc and Rachel.
You know me as "ihavebeenimpure" on #maddison, and you met my lovely wife (whom you know as "tuesdayschild") when she helped solve the "J is for Jazz" puzzle yesterday. I hope to some day soon write a better introduction to myself here, but for now, I'm going to record (partially for those of you who were not in chat this evening, and partially for the sake of my memory) the results of our recent strategy discussions.
I have found myself compelled to assist you, after learning about the brutal murders of Maddison and Adam, and the disappearance of Rachel. I did not know Maddison or Adam -- though after watching their videos, despite knowing what was to come, they won my hearts as strongly as any Internet friend would have. I haven't been able to watch the video of their murders a second time. When Linc posted his call for help, I began to worry, and as the days have drawn on, the lack of word (either from Linc, Rachel, the people whom he was asking for help, or from the community as a whole) distressed me to the point that I decided breaking my customary silence was necessary. I do not like playing spy -- I never have, and I'm glad to be retired these days. But to know of an impending tragedy, and do nothing to stop it, is the same as facilitating it, in my opinion.
I have been forced to act by the inaction of others. I am hoping that this might galvanize the community of Maddison's friends, steel your resolve, and spur you on to prevent another senseless death. I risk my own life, and the life of my wife, to help a girl I have never met -- but I do not wish to have her blood on my conscience.
There's more to my story than I can go into here, and as I said at the beginning, this post is not intended to be about me. So without further exposition, I present to you our plan.
I have a friend of whom I am requesting a favor -- to travel to Nacogdoches and retrieve some answers that we (the IRC channel collectively) have identified as potentially important, and unsatisfactorily answered (if at all.) I trust this person as though he were my own son. (His mother and I were very close, once, as colleagues, and I have always been fond of him.) The fact that I am asking him to put himself in harm's way also attests to my resolve. I do not intend to allow Rachel to die.
Since the choice is ultimately his as to whether he will undertake this fact-finding pursuit, as it is also his choice whether to reveal his identity to you, I will not give away his name at this point. But our Man on the Ground will be seeking certain answers. Specifically:
1. Details of the trust fund that Bethany, Joel Frady's daughter, received. Who created this trust fund? Where did the money come from? How much of a sum are we talking about here, and when was the trust fund created? There must be a record of the financial transactions involved, and I believe this is the single clue most likely to lead us to learning more about the people behind these murders and/or their motives. As a wise man once said, "follow the money."
2. Secondly, we would like to obtain the coroner's report and autopsy results for Joel Frady. It appears that he committed suicide, but in the parlance of my former line of work, he could just have easily "been suicided." Any crime-scene information from the recovery of his body would be helpful, as would an interview with the responding officers.
3. We would also like to review his medical records from his time in the institution, his polygraph results, or any records regarding his state of mind -- particularly transcripts of his own words regarding the incident and the weeks before it. We cannot ask questions of the dead, but perhaps he has answered them already and we have not yet looked in the right places.
4. Information about his escape. There should be an incident report. How did he do it? Did he have help?
We are hoping that his ex-wife Cynthia will assist us with this information. It is my belief (as well as many others I've discussed this with) that Joel was not the person truly responsible for M&A's deaths, even though by all appearances he fired those horrible, fatal gunshots.
5. Transcripts of the court documents associated with the murder trial -- depositions, arrest reports, evidence reports relating to the case, and the details of the plea bargain.
6. Autopsy results for Maddison and Adam, and any other evidentiary data that are relevant.
If Cynthia Frady cannot help us with all of the above, we have other options. The Nacogdoches DA, Maddy's father, or possibly Frady's friend Duke might be able to assist with this.
(I know that Duke seemed unwilling to discuss the incident in any detail, and he may very well be even more scared now, but my hope is that we can give him a level of exposure that makes silencing him difficult. That line of thinking did not work out well for Maddy, but given how this story has been resisting burial, I am hoping that by telling his story, Duke will in fact be protecting himself more than remaining silent.)
7. Access to Frady's hard drive. I know that the FBI could not recover anything, but that does not mean there is nothing there. Those of you who know a little about my background know that I have methods of data recovery not available to a typical crime lab.
8. Likewise, Maddy's hard drive. Even something as simple as email account information for either Maddy or Frady, if not yet tampered with, could provide us with more information.
9. The raw footage recovered at the Frady residence that the Nacogdoches DA referred to in his interview with Clara. I am particularly interested in learning what rest stop Maddy and Adam stopped at while passing through San Antonio, as there may be information there that has not been recovered by the police, given that the case appears quite open-and-shut to those who have not spent hours trying to make sense of the reasons for the killings and their possible connection to the disappearance of Linc and Rachel.
10. We would like to locate Joseph Wilmott. Neither Clara nor Marla have spoken with him, nor has anyone who has spoken with him been interviewed by any of us, to my knowledge.
I am sure it will be painful for him to discuss this, seeing as his nephew and nephew's friend died after fleeing to seek refuge at his home, meeting their killer at his front door, but perhaps he may be able to answer some of our unanswered questions, or hazard a guess as to how Frady, or those manipulating him, knew to expect that Maddy would go to his home in a time of dire need.
I will keep you posted as our efforts progress. Currently I am attempting to locate the individuals named above, and will be contacting them as soon as I am able. In the mean time, there are many other angles to this mystery that need to be considered, and I encourage you to discuss them, both in the forums and in the IRC channel. (Do be careful to distinguish between your intuition/speculation, and known facts -- lest we not get led stray by false assumptions.)