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DANIELLE'S DEATH MAY REMAIN MYSTERY: (30 Days Ago, Van Dam Case Broke! Details Now Being Revealed!)
KOGO Radio 600 (Daily Telegraph) ^ | March 3, 2002 | KOGO

Posted on 03/03/2002 7:49:10 AM PST by FresnoDA


Police say they may never know how Danielle van Dam died, or when. The seven-year-old girl disappeared from her San Diego home February first. Authorities are now confirming that a child's body found by volunteer searchers Wednesday is that of the missing child. The district attorney says an autopsy performed confirmed her identity yesterday. The identification was made through dental records because of the condition of the body. Medical examiners are trying to determine the cause of death, but Police Chief Dave Bejerano says it's possible that we'll never know how, or when she was killed. A neighbor has been charged with kidnapping and murdering her. Authorities say they found the girl's blood on his clothing and in his motor home. He has pleaded innocent.

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To: FresnoDA
Thank you!
61 posted on 03/03/2002 9:14:48 AM PST by WIMom
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To: ResistorSister
MORE on his ''desert'' activities..

Imperial County dunes scoured for missing girl
February 8, 2002

Tow truck driver says suspect's vehicle was stuck in sand off road Dan Conklin, who owns a tow service that caters to all-terrain vehicles, said he spent more than two hours midafternoon Saturday getting David Westerfield's motor home out of the sand Westerfield,...has said he drove his motor home to the desert Saturday morning, the same day Danielle's parents discovered her missing. Conklin said he found Westerfield, who has been described by friends as an avid desert camper, in an area people do not normally take motor homes.

After the vehicle was freed, Westerfield was in such a hurry, he left behind the motor home's leveling ramps, Conklin said. He "just wanted to get out of there," Conklin said. "He just got on the highway and left." Conklin said San Diego police and agents with the Bureau of Land Management questioned him Tuesday. He took bureau officers to the place where he found the motor home, and they spent several hours there.

"I know this desert well," Conklin said. "This person did some things that were not normal at all."

Westerfield cooperated during several police interviews earlier this week, but Wednesday night his demeanor reportedly changed. One investigator said Westerfield has "clammed up." Yesterday, he retained San Diego defense attorney Steven Feldman. About a dozen undercover officers in unmarked cars were stationed outside Westerfield's home before dawn, then followed him as he drove to Feldman's office in Golden Hill, east of downtown, about 8:30 a.m. He also was trailed by the media, which have converged in Sabre Springs as the case has drawn increasing national attention. Tracking his every move on a police radio, detectives watched Westerfield stop briefly in front of downtown police headquarters, noting that he was making a call from his cell phone. When he drove up Broadway toward Feldman's office, Westerfield stopped again, got out of his Toyota 4Runner and visited with a woman in a white pickup. That prompted detectives to yell, "Get the license number of that truck."

62 posted on 03/03/2002 9:15:10 AM PST by Freedom2specul8
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To: WIMom
my pleasure!!
63 posted on 03/03/2002 9:15:40 AM PST by nicmarlo
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To: FresnoDA
Did you watch America's Most Wanted last night? No mention whatsoever of allegations about the family's lifestyle and whatnot...
64 posted on 03/03/2002 9:17:39 AM PST by maxwell
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To: ~Kim4VRWC's~
Yes, I read that. Who the heck IS Klaas? Who the heck is Davis? What do either of them have to do with the murder of Danielle?
65 posted on 03/03/2002 9:18:05 AM PST by cake_crumb
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To: cake_crumb
It's best to keep an open mind in situations like this I suppose and to not draw conclusions until the judge releases all the information the perps attny is trying to suppress.
66 posted on 03/03/2002 9:19:00 AM PST by Freedom2specul8
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To: ~Kim4VRWC's~; FresnoDA; Travis McGee
I seem to have this vague memory of someone saying the tow truck story was a hoax. Does anyone remember any stories about that?
67 posted on 03/03/2002 9:20:15 AM PST by MizSterious
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To: golitely
The tow truck guy led the cops on a zillion dollar wild goose chase in the desert. I think that says enough.
68 posted on 03/03/2002 9:22:20 AM PST by Cold Heat
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To: ~Kim4VRWC's~; FresnoDA; Travis McGee
...and a journal entry by Danielle

What is that all about???

69 posted on 03/03/2002 9:22:24 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: golitely;~Kim4VRWC's~; FresnoDA; Travis McGee
I never heard the tow truck story was a hoax. I do remember the guy changed his story about the day he helped the neighbor get out of the sand from like a monday to a tuesday.....and I'm not saying story as if in he "made it up," only that, quite naturally, he didn't make a clear mental note of a somewhat insignificant part of his job. Where did you read it may have been a hoax?
70 posted on 03/03/2002 9:24:17 AM PST by nicmarlo
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To: wirestripper
When I learned his ''tax status'' showed NO income..that made me think all kinds of things.. LOL Fresno's rubbing off on me. lol For example... maybe he's a supporter of pedophiles! Maybe he's secretly sent to victims parent's homes to discredit and trash them.....thereby helping the pedophiles by giving them ammunition against the victim's parents! (thereby helping ricky roberts too)

Ok ok, just kidding!

71 posted on 03/03/2002 9:24:30 AM PST by Freedom2specul8
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To: All
Interesting story here: Prisoners Harass Westerfield; Officials Isolate Suspect At Jail. Quote: "It was explained to him that the cows eat their own cud," one sheriff's official said, and that accused killers of children are considered the cud. "When you have an inmate like that, if that guy gets sentenced to life imprisonment, it could be worse than death," one official said.

If Westerfield did this (and it looks like he did), I can think of few sentences more just.

72 posted on 03/03/2002 9:24:46 AM PST by MizSterious
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To: afraidfortherepublic
The info is suppressed, apparently. What ever it was, it gave the Beverly Hills child advocate the willies!
73 posted on 03/03/2002 9:25:39 AM PST by Cold Heat
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To: afraidfortherepublic
see my post #44; the journal entries were discussed by this Pierce, the head of a group that searches for missing children. It's all on another thread, I can't remember which one. I'll try to find it.
74 posted on 03/03/2002 9:25:58 AM PST by nicmarlo
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To: spectre
Did the coroner report state what could NOT be the cause of death? For instance, X-rays of the body could reveal bone breakage and trauma from hard blows (fractured skull, etc.) Toxicology could reveal the presence of drugs or poisons. I assume that Danielle's body remains on ice and that a full series of tests are being made.

Was Danielle's blood found in her bedroom? How much blood of her blood was found in the motor home? Where was it found? Westerfield tried to clean the motorhome, but obviously missed some spots.

Ii has also been reported that a child's shoe was found near the body. Was it Danielle's? If it was does this indicate a child who was coorperative in leaving her house with someone, or forthought on the part of the abductor?

75 posted on 03/03/2002 9:26:04 AM PST by crypt2k
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To: wirestripper, golitely
It wasn't a wild goose chase. the police said he had his date mixed up.

Tow driver's account wrong
February 10, 2002

David Westerfield, who has been the focus of the investigation into the disappearance of the 7-year-old San Diego girl, was stranded with his motor home Feb. 3, not Feb. 2. Danielle's parents reported her missing the morning of Feb. 2. Conklin's time line had Westerfield in Imperial Valley, then at Silver Strand State Beach near Coronado and back out in the desert. Police explored that scenario and concluded it was inaccurate, the investigator said.

76 posted on 03/03/2002 9:26:32 AM PST by Freedom2specul8
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To: wirestripper
Good morning everyone. Wirestripper, who is this Beverly Hills guy you are referring to? Is it Walsh from AMW?
77 posted on 03/03/2002 9:27:09 AM PST by Canticle_of_Deborah
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To: nicmarlo
See #76
78 posted on 03/03/2002 9:27:42 AM PST by Freedom2specul8
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To: ~Kim4VRWC's~
Thanks for the info!
79 posted on 03/03/2002 9:28:12 AM PST by ResistorSister
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To: ~Kim4VRWC's~
His tax status is not unusual. It costs mucho to do a filing on a S or NP corporation. If he was self funded then all the info would be on his personal return.
80 posted on 03/03/2002 9:28:23 AM PST by Cold Heat
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