Skip to comments.Police: Break In Missing Girl Case Soon
Posted on 02/15/2002 8:12:54 AM PST by MizSterious
"We will solve this case sooner rather than later," Assistant Chief Steve Creighton told The San Diego Union-Tribune. "We have a ton of evidence that we are meticulously going over. We are making progress."
Creighton's remarks were published only two days after police, for a third time, searched the home of David A. Westerfield, who lives just two doors from the van Dam home.
Police refused to say what they may have found in the home of the 50-year-old, who has been the focus of the investigation into what police say was an apparent kidnapping.
Twice before, detectives took service dogs through Westerfield's house, and he has been under 24-hour police surveillance in the days since Danielle's disappearance.
In addition, Westerfield has submitted a sample of his DNA to authorities for analysis.
During the initial searches, officers carted off boxes and bags full of household items. Police also impounded his sport utility vehicle and the motor home he took to the Imperial County desert over the weekend the girl vanished.
Still, authorities have referred to the neighbor only as a "potential suspect" and have not taken him into custody.
Danielle's father, meanwhile, said he plans to join concerned citizens in scouring arid wilderness areas around Glamis, Borrego Springs and Ocotillo over the Presidents' Day weekend.
The search for the girl has included those vast open areas because Westerfield took a trip there around the time Danielle vanished.
Brenda van Dam said her husband's plan to help comb those wastelands was helping him cope with the ordeal of his child's disappearance.
"You know, it's harder for me to have to stay here in the house. But I know that's what I have to do, just in case I'm needed by the investigators," she said. Rewards offered in connection with Danielle's disappearance now total $185,000. Some are offered for her safe return. Others are payable in the event of an arrest and conviction.
Rick Roberts will broadcast today from 3 to 7 on KFMB 760 with "Danielle van Dam - The Inside Story".
This will directly compete with John and Ken who will be on at the same time and will be live from the Sabre Springs area.
Both programs should be interesting.
One of my son-in-laws is an LEO in one of the city PDs in San Diego County. He has quite a few friends who work for city departments throughout the county. Without revealing anything yet unreported to me, but having talked with fellow LEOs, he suspects neighbor AND parents.....FWIW.
I think they have something to hide.........period. Even if they are not found to be responsible for Danielle's fate, they are possibly guilty of other crimes.
I would sure think so !!! It jumped off the page at me.
If you are going to repeat my "scoopo", get my name right. Mrs.Liberty.
I cannot remember back, but it might have been John and Ken or a local, Rick Roberts.
After all.....we hear about child pornography a lot and these young children have to come from somewhere. I'm just guessing that perverted people (if true) would be a likely source.
You and me both. I will never understand why most of us would die in place of one of our kids, while a few can actually take their own child's life.
I can hardly stand to think about it.
The parents are focused on NOT talking about their "swinging" lifestyle, saying it is their business alone, and should not have any bearing on the case of the Missing Daniele.
OTOH, if the Mother picked up 4 people at the bar and woke her husband to participate in the party...then we go down another path. WHO were the people in the house? Alcohol or Drugs involved?
A horrible scenerio might be someone tried to involve the little girl in their sex games, and she somehow died. I know, it is far-fetched, but something happened to her.
Let's not forget that Gary Condit was linked in every way to Chandra Levy, but there is no body, so he is a free man.
I think people who participate in this kind of garbage may be capable of going wherever their perversion takes them. It's far-fetched to most of us, but maybe not for them.
I am tormented to even think about it. The parent-as-the-perpetrator stories are the saddest to hear. Unimaginable !!!!!!!
Sorry but this "wonderful" woman has admitted to being a "swinger"
along with her husband and was probably engaging in some "fun & games"
with the main suspect while her children slept upstairs!
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