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Missing, Exploited and True Crime => Missing Found or Presumed Deceased => Topic started by: Rob on October 17, 2012, 07:25:42 PM



Title: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR(Arrest) BODY FOUND
Post by: Rob on October 17, 2012, 07:25:42 PM
http://www.kptv.com/

Major Crimes Team widens search for clues in missing woman case
Posted: Oct 16, 2012 8:24 PM EDT Updated: Oct 17, 2012 08:42 AM
By FOX 12 Staff - email


GRESHAM, OR (KPTV) -

The search for clues in the case of a missing Gresham woman has stretched east of Gresham where detectives believe the woman's SUV may have been seen.
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missing

Whitney Heichel's car was found parked at WalMart hours after she failed to show up for work at Starbucks. SLIDESHOW: See photos

ALSO: Missing children cases

Police said the disappearance of Whitney Heichel, 21, is suspicious. Her black 1999 Ford Explorer with tinted taillights and an Oregon license plate 189 EJZ may have been in the east Multnomah County area, east of Gresham and possibly into Sandy, between 6:45 a.m. and 11 a.m. Tuesday, detectives said.

Whitney Heichel was scheduled to work a 7 a.m. shift Tuesday at an East Gresham Starbucks on Northeast Burnside Road. The coffee shop is a two-minute drive from the apartment she shares with her husband, Clint Heichel.

"She got dressed this morning, normal everything. Kissed me goodbye, said goodbye," he said Tuesday. "That was 6:45 this morning."

Clint Heichel said his wife is not responding to text messages or phone calls, which is unusual behavior.

Family and friends began distributing flyers and searching for Whitney Heichel shortly after her manager called to say she did not arrive for her shift. Clint Heichel said he called police after driving to the home of his wife's parents and a hospital in the area, as well as calling family and friends.

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Edit to add "arrest" and "body found" in subject line.  MB


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: Rob on October 17, 2012, 07:26:52 PM
Vital stats

http://www.kptv.com/story/19838032/gresham-woman-missing-police-consider-it-suspicious

Police released a timeline of the investigation:

    At 6:45 a.m. Heichel left her apartment at the 700 block of SE Hwy 26 to go to work.
    At 7:00 a.m.  Heichel was supposed to be at work at Starbucks in East Gresham near Powell and Burnside, approximately five minutes from her home.  She did not arrive.
    At 9:56 a.m., Heichel's husband called 911 to report her missing.
    At 12:30 p.m., friends and family reported that Heichel's ATM card was used at the gas station.  Detectives have since verified that the card was used and her vehicle was indeed at the station at 9:14 a.m.
    At 1 p.m., family and friends that were looking for Heichel and distributing flyers, found her vehicle parked at the WalMart in Wood Village at 23500 NE Sandy.  The vehicle's passenger side window had been broken out.

"The passenger side window was busted out, the backseats were down, there was mud on her tires, which it wasn't that way the night before," said Clint Heichel.

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Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: Rob on October 17, 2012, 07:31:59 PM
(http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p149/Morgan2112_2006/WhitneyHeichel.jpg)

Whitney Heichel with Husband Clint.


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: Northern Rose on October 17, 2012, 07:32:11 PM
Concern Grows For Missing Gresham Woman
October 17, 2012, 3:36 pm

(http://www.kxl.com/common/medialib/418/618243.jpg)

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Police are searching for a missing Gresham woman who hasn't been seen since she left for work on Tuesday morning.  There's a search this afternoon at Dodge Park in Sandy in connection with Whitney Heichel's disappearance.

Her husband reported her missing three hours after she left for her job at the Starbucks near Powell and Burnside just five minutes from their home.

Heichel's ATM card had been used at a Troutdale gas station at 257th and Stark just after 9:00am when she was supposed to be already at work.

 ::snipping2::

Police believe her vehicle may have been in the east Multnomah County are, east of Gresham and possibly Sandy between of 6:45 am and 11:00am.

If you've seen Whitney Heichel or have any leads, Gresham Police want to hear from you on their tip line at (503) 618-2719.

http://www.kxl.com/10/17/12/Concern-Grows-For-Missing-Gresham-Woman/landing.html?blockID=641075&feedID=10446


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: Northern Rose on October 17, 2012, 07:33:42 PM
Police search Clackamas County park for missing Gresham woman
Published: Oct 17, 2012 at 3:25 PM PDT Last Updated: Oct 17, 2012 at 4:19 PM PDT

CLACKAMAS COUNTY, Ore. Ė Authorities are searching a park in Clackamas County in connection with a Gresham womanís Tuesday disappearance, police said.
 
Police are searching a heavily wooded area of Dodge Park, north of Sandy, Wednesday afternoon for 21-year-old Whitney Heichel. They've been on the scene since around 2 p.m.

 ::snipping2::

http://www.katu.com/news/local/Police-search-Clackamas-County-park-for-missing-Gresham-woman-174660661.html


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: Northern Rose on October 17, 2012, 07:39:08 PM
Comment after article;

Rebecca
 1 hour ago

Every morning for the last two years I go to that Starbucks and she was working. She is a sweet bubbly one of a kind person and although I only spoke with her 5 minutes a day its amazing how you get to know a person. She would blow kisses at my 2 year old son and called him her "boyfriend" he asks for Whitney in the morning when we pull in the parking lot. and if she was working in the back she would run up front just to say hi... We are praying for her safe return and our hearts hurt for her family

http://www.kptv.com/story/19838032/gresham-woman-missing-police-consider-it-suspicious


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: Rob on October 17, 2012, 07:42:32 PM
Looks like a classic car-jacking Northern Rose - except it was 7 am. Not a lot of crime taking place that early. At this point - the husband looks totally clear since Whitney left and he was contacted by her employer.

Most of the comments on Fox 12 are in her favor and what a sweet girl she is - especially this one -

Rebecca
1 hour ago
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Every morning for the last two years I go to that Starbucks and she was working. She is a sweet bubbly one of a kind person and although I only spoke with her 5 minutes a day its amazing how you get to know a person. She would blow kisses at my 2 year old son and called him her "boyfriend" he asks for Whitney in the morning when we pull in the parking lot. and if she was working in the back she would run up front just to say hi... We are praying for her safe return and our hearts hurt for her family


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: Rob on October 17, 2012, 07:45:15 PM
LOL - the ole great minds or in this case - optimistic minds that love hearing how someone was a contributor to society.

 ::piggy::


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: Northern Rose on October 17, 2012, 07:47:09 PM
Looks like a classic car-jacking Northern Rose - except it was 7 am. Not a lot of crime taking place that early. At this point - the husband looks totally clear since Whitney left and he was contacted by her employer.

Most of the comments on Fox 12 are in her favor and what a sweet girl she is - especially this one -

Rebecca
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Every morning for the last two years I go to that Starbucks and she was working. She is a sweet bubbly one of a kind person and although I only spoke with her 5 minutes a day its amazing how you get to know a person. She would blow kisses at my 2 year old son and called him her "boyfriend" he asks for Whitney in the morning when we pull in the parking lot. and if she was working in the back she would run up front just to say hi... We are praying for her safe return and our hearts hurt for her family


I don't get a feeling that her husband has anything to do with this either. Unfortunate the video from the gas station is too grainy for LE to see who is driving.  Wondering if Whitney was fighting like crazy and she smashed out the passenger window herself to get away.


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: Rob on October 17, 2012, 07:47:32 PM
What a beautiful girl - any man would be honored to have such a beautiful wife. I am hoping for a good outcome - against the odds. Whitney sure looks content in Clint's arms.


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: Rob on October 17, 2012, 07:52:25 PM
Looks like a classic car-jacking Northern Rose - except it was 7 am. Not a lot of crime taking place that early. At this point - the husband looks totally clear since Whitney left and he was contacted by her employer.

Most of the comments on Fox 12 are in her favor and what a sweet girl she is - especially this one -

Rebecca
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Every morning for the last two years I go to that Starbucks and she was working. She is a sweet bubbly one of a kind person and although I only spoke with her 5 minutes a day its amazing how you get to know a person. She would blow kisses at my 2 year old son and called him her "boyfriend" he asks for Whitney in the morning when we pull in the parking lot. and if she was working in the back she would run up front just to say hi... We are praying for her safe return and our hearts hurt for her family


I don't get a feeling that her husband has anything to do with this either. Unfortunate the video from the gas station is too grainy for LE to see who is driving.  Wondering if Whitney was fighting like crazy and she smashed out the passenger window herself to get away.


There is this quote from the link - crap - now I can't see it in the article - I'll paraphrase -

({a male was seen although it was not clear and he bough a small amount of gas{ . . .{it wasn't clear enough to see if Whitney was in the car (truck)}. This seem to now be missing from the article - but I have a photographic memory.
Edit to add link.  MB http://www.kptv.com/story/19838032/gresham-woman-missing-police-consider-it-suspicious


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: Northern Rose on October 17, 2012, 07:54:11 PM
Missing Gresham woman's SUV found in Wood Village
October 17, 2012 at 9:14 AM

(http://media.nwcn.com/images/heichel+vehicle+web+pic.jpg)
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A family member told KGW several transactions were made on Heichelís debit card, including at ATM machines and 3 different gas stations.
 
They said that gas station attendants at one of those locations -- a truck stop in Troutdale - remembered seeing her SUV and said Heichel was sitting in the passenger seat with a man driving. They said the man was acting suspicious and hurried, buying only a small amount if gas.
 
Police have not released any further details in the investigation.
 
Lt. Claudio Grandjean said there were about 30 friends, family, and members of her Jehovah's Witness church looking for Heichel on Tuesday afternoon and resuming Wednesday morning.

http://www.nwcn.com/home/174593791.html?gallery=y&c=y#/home/174593791.html?gallery=y&c=y&img=2&c=y


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: Rob on October 17, 2012, 07:54:46 PM
http://www.kptv.com/story/19838032/gresham-woman-missing-police-consider-it-suspicious

Investigators close Sandy park in search for missing Gresham woman
Posted: Oct 16, 2012 8:24 PM EDT Updated: Oct 17, 2012 08:42 AM
By FOX 12 Staff - email


GRESHAM, OR (KPTV) -

Search crews converged on a park in Sandy Wednesday in the search for a missing Gresham woman.
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missing

Whitney Heichel's car was found parked at WalMart hours after she failed to show up for work at Starbucks. SLIDESHOW: See photos

ALSO: Missing children cases

Investigators closed Dodge Park to the public. It's not known what led them to that park or if any evidence had been located Wednesday afternoon.

It comes on the same day that the search for clues in the disappearance of Whitney Heichel stretched east of Gresham where detectives believe the woman's SUV may have been seen.

Police consider the 21-year-old's disappearance to be suspicious.

Her black 1999 Ford Explorer with tinted taillights and an Oregon license plate 189 EJZ may have been in the east Multnomah County area, east of Gresham and possibly into Sandy, between 6:45 a.m. and 11 a.m. Tuesday, detectives said.

Whitney Heichel was scheduled to work a 7 a.m. shift Tuesday at an East Gresham Starbucks on Northeast Burnside Road. The coffee shop is a two-minute drive from the apartment she shares with her husband, Clint Heichel.

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Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: klaasend on October 17, 2012, 07:59:39 PM
Her facebook:

http://www.facebook.com/whitney.heichel (http://www.facebook.com/whitney.heichel)

She's very small:

(http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc7/599908_427409563969551_29393930_n.jpg)

Comments from Saturday:

(http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a306/klaasend/whitney.jpg)



Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: Northern Rose on October 17, 2012, 08:00:53 PM
Looks like a classic car-jacking Northern Rose - except it was 7 am. Not a lot of crime taking place that early. At this point - the husband looks totally clear since Whitney left and he was contacted by her employer.

Most of the comments on Fox 12 are in her favor and what a sweet girl she is - especially this one -

Rebecca
1 hour ago
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Every morning for the last two years I go to that Starbucks and she was working. She is a sweet bubbly one of a kind person and although I only spoke with her 5 minutes a day its amazing how you get to know a person. She would blow kisses at my 2 year old son and called him her "boyfriend" he asks for Whitney in the morning when we pull in the parking lot. and if she was working in the back she would run up front just to say hi... We are praying for her safe return and our hearts hurt for her family


I don't get a feeling that her husband has anything to do with this either. Unfortunate the video from the gas station is too grainy for LE to see who is driving.  Wondering if Whitney was fighting like crazy and she smashed out the passenger window herself to get away.


There is this quote from the link - crap - now I can't see it in the article - I'll paraphrase -

({a male was seen although it was not clear and he bough a small amount of gas{ . . .{it wasn't clear enough to see if Whitney was in the car (truck)}. This seem to now be missing from the article - but I have a photographic memory.

Is this it?

 ::snipping2::
 
Gresham police said there is surveillance video showing Whitney Heichel's SUV at the gas  station, but the video is poor quality and detectives cannot determine who is driving the car. They also cannot determine if the passenger window was broken at that time.

 ::snipping2::

http://www.kptv.com/story/19838032/gresham-woman-missing-police-consider-it-suspicious


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: Rob on October 17, 2012, 08:02:19 PM
What a beautiful smile. I can easily see what so many loved her. Praying for a good out come here.


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: Rob on October 17, 2012, 08:04:05 PM
Looks like a classic car-jacking Northern Rose - except it was 7 am. Not a lot of crime taking place that early. At this point - the husband looks totally clear since Whitney left and he was contacted by her employer.

Most of the comments on Fox 12 are in her favor and what a sweet girl she is - especially this one -

Rebecca
1 hour ago
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Every morning for the last two years I go to that Starbucks and she was working. She is a sweet bubbly one of a kind person and although I only spoke with her 5 minutes a day its amazing how you get to know a person. She would blow kisses at my 2 year old son and called him her "boyfriend" he asks for Whitney in the morning when we pull in the parking lot. and if she was working in the back she would run up front just to say hi... We are praying for her safe return and our hearts hurt for her family


I don't get a feeling that her husband has anything to do with this either. Unfortunate the video from the gas station is too grainy for LE to see who is driving.  Wondering if Whitney was fighting like crazy and she smashed out the passenger window herself to get away.


There is this quote from the link - crap - now I can't see it in the article - I'll paraphrase -

({a male was seen although it was not clear and he bough a small amount of gas{ . . .{it wasn't clear enough to see if Whitney was in the car (truck)}. This seem to now be missing from the article - but I have a photographic memory.

Is this it?

 ::snipping2::
 
Gresham police said there is surveillance video showing Whitney Heichel's SUV at the gas  station, but the video is poor quality and detectives cannot determine who is driving the car. They also cannot determine if the passenger window was broken at that time.

 ::snipping2::

http://www.kptv.com/story/19838032/gresham-woman-missing-police-consider-it-suspicious

Yes, that's it. I'm outside on my deck and it's pretty dark and my typing looks like crapola. Thanks.


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: Northern Rose on October 17, 2012, 08:05:47 PM
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Heichel is described as standing 5-foot-2, weighing about 120 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes.

 ::snipping2::

http://www.oregonlive.com/gresham/index.ssf/2012/10/post_13.html


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: Rob on October 17, 2012, 08:07:15 PM
I saw this terrible story earlier today and figured someone would post it - so here it is. Horrible as it seems. I pretty much waited all day and then decided to post it myself.


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: Northern Rose on October 17, 2012, 08:09:49 PM
Whitney Heichel: Barista Disappeared During Five Minute Drive to Work
Oct. 17, 2012

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Clint Heichel told ABC News' Portland affiliate KATU his wife's bank card had also been used at another gas station minutes after, however police have only confirmed one charge.
 
"One at 9:22 and then one at about 9:30, which was kind of odd Ė both for gas eight minutes apart," Heichel said.

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http://abcnews.go.com/US/whitney-heichel-barista-disappeared-minute-drive-work/story?id=17500488


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: Rob on October 17, 2012, 08:10:59 PM
One caveat Northern Rose - the story I saw updated mentioned a male but also said they couldn't see him clearly and didn't know if Whitney was in the car after buying a small amount of gas after using her credit card. The credit card was found to be used at 12:10 pm - and was used at 9:10 am.


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: klaasend on October 17, 2012, 08:16:50 PM
I saw this terrible story earlier today and figured someone would post it - so here it is. Horrible as it seems. I pretty much waited all day and then decided to post it myself.

Thanks Rob, glad you did.  I miss a lot of them.


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: Northern Rose on October 17, 2012, 08:17:35 PM
Search continues for woman gone missing on way to work
Last Updated: Oct 17, 2012 at 2:01 PM PDT

WOOD VILLAGE, Ore. Ė Clint Heichel describes his 21-year-old wife as sweet and dependable.
 
"She's beautiful, and she's a little ball of energy and full of life," he said about Whitney, who left for work Tuesday morning and hasn't been seen since. Police are calling her disappearance suspicious.

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Whitney's black 1999 Ford Explorer was backed into a parking space in the back corner of the lot with the passenger-side window shattered. 

(http://media.katu.com/images/121016_ford_explorer1.jpg)

Police searched a dumpster in the same parking lot, looking for clues.

 ::snipping2::

At some point, the front passenger side window of the SUV was smashed out. Police said the SUV may have been driving with the broken window that may have appeared to be rolled down.
 
Clint said something just doesn't add up on the surveillance video of Whitney's SUV at the Shell.
 
"There's no reason she should be coming up from there, and it was at 9:13, I think, when her truck pulled in there," he said.

 ::snipping2::

http://www.katu.com/news/local/Husband-beside-himself-after-wife-disappears-174522021.html


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: Northern Rose on October 17, 2012, 08:19:18 PM
One caveat Northern Rose - the story I saw updated mentioned a male but also said they couldn't see him clearly and didn't know if Whitney was in the car after buying a small amount of gas after using her credit card. The credit card was found to be used at 12:10 pm - and was used at 9:10 am.

Thanks!  I wondering if reporters are interchanging ATM Card and Credit card in their reporting? 


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: Rob on October 17, 2012, 08:28:17 PM
One caveat Northern Rose - the story I saw updated mentioned a male but also said they couldn't see him clearly and didn't know if Whitney was in the car after buying a small amount of gas after using her credit card. The credit card was found to be used at 12:10 pm - and was used at 9:10 am.

Thanks!  I wondering if reporters are interchanging ATM Card and Credit card in their reporting? 

After thinking about it - I guess they pulled that portion for the police and due to the fact that police are on an abduction case. They appear to be now searching Dodge Park. So they must have a inkling of activity there.


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: Northern Rose on October 17, 2012, 08:29:18 PM
Where is Whitney? Starbucks barista, 21, vanishes on her two-minute drive to work as car is found with smashed out windows
 Whitney Heichel failed to turn up for her 7am shift on Tuesday
 Her SUV was seen at a gas station two hours later 'driven by a suspicious-looking man as she sat in the passenger seat'
 Vehicle found in parking lot four miles from her home with window smashed

PUBLISHED:13:51 GMT, 17 October 2012| UPDATED:15:41 GMT, 17 October 2012

(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/10/17/article-2219028-158C8EEC000005DC-750_634x416.jpg)

(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/10/17/article-2219028-158C1140000005DC-576_634x820.jpg)

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(At) about 8:15 her boss called me and said, "Hey, I was just curious, did Whitney decide to be sick or not feeling well? Have you seen her or talked to her?"' he told KATU.
 
Mr Heichel tried calling and texting her, but she did not respond.

Worried, he drove to her parents' home and then to a hospital in the area, as well as calling family and friends to see if anyone knew of her whereabouts.
 
When they could provide no further information, he called police to report her missing at 9.56am, and friends and family began distributing flyers and searching for her.

 ::snipping2::

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2219028/Whitney-Heichel-Starbucks-barista-21-vanishes-minute-drive-work.html


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: klaasend on October 17, 2012, 08:29:18 PM
http://www.katu.com/news/local/Police-search-Clackamas-County-park-for-missing-Gresham-woman-174660661.html (http://www.katu.com/news/local/Police-search-Clackamas-County-park-for-missing-Gresham-woman-174660661.html)


Police search Clackamas County park for missing Gresham woman

By KATU.com Staff Published: Oct 17, 2012 at 3:25 PM PDT Last Updated: Oct 17, 2012 at 4:43 PM PDT

(http://media.katu.com/images/dodge-park-search.jpg)

CLACKAMAS COUNTY, Ore. Ė Authorities are searching a park in Clackamas County in connection with a Gresham womanís Tuesday disappearance, police said.

Police are searching a heavily wooded area of Dodge Park, north of Sandy, Wednesday afternoon for 21-year-old Whitney Heichel. They've been on the scene since around 2 p.m.

Heichel did not show up to work Tuesday morning at Starbucks. Gresham police called her disappearance ďsuspicious.Ē

Itís unclear if police have found any clues in the park that are related to Heichelís disappearance.

Whitney's husband Clint said they live only a couple of minutes away from where his wife works at Starbucks.

"She got ready, her normal thing, got up and just kissed me goodbye and I kind of woke up and said 'bye, I'll see you when you get home,'" said Clint Heichel. "And then about 8:15 her boss called me."

Police said Heichel's ATM card was used Tuesday morning at a Shell gas station at 257th and SE Stark Street.
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Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: klaasend on October 17, 2012, 08:32:46 PM
http://www.katu.com/news/local/Police-search-Clackamas-County-park-for-missing-Gresham-woman-174660661.html#comments
 (http://www.katu.com/news/local/Police-search-Clackamas-County-park-for-missing-Gresham-woman-174660661.html#comments)
 ZestyPepper 8 pts

I heard from someone who knows a close family member of Whitney, that they actually tracked her cell phone signal down to that park and found it there and are now looking for more clues about where Whitney might be. I'm hoping for the best. Please keep the prayers coming.
40 minutes ago


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: Rob on October 17, 2012, 08:34:09 PM
Northern Rose thanks for the UK Daily post. I read there every day and believe it or not you can sometimes find more there than in her US online papers.

I saw that link earlier and it was by far more comprehensive.


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: Rob on October 17, 2012, 08:35:48 PM
I sometimes wish this site had the abilities of Intense Debate and to be able to give a thumbs up or down.

Thumbs up for Klaas on the lat post.


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: Rob on October 17, 2012, 08:43:49 PM
Some of these comments from katu are quite terrible. I'm hoping for a positive outcome against the odds.


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: Sister on October 17, 2012, 08:45:33 PM
What a beautiful smile. I can easily see what so many loved her. Praying for a good out come here.
::rhino::


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: Northern Rose on October 17, 2012, 08:51:46 PM
Haily DuFresne
My boyfriend and I were diving up to Larch moutain to hunt, we were driving around looking through bushes to see if we saw any deer. About 4 miles past all houses he turned to me an said he saw a girl sitting on a dead tree curled up.. I told him maybe we should turn around and ask if she needed help but we said f*** it and kept going. Now that we've seen this everywhere we feel horrible because the girl he saw ha brown hair and everything, plus it was strange to see a girl in the woods with no car and around no houses. I'm so sorry that we could have been a huge help and saved this girl but we didn't. My boyfriend called te cops and reported that we saw her and that she was still alive.
7 hours ago via mobile ∑

http://www.facebook.com/FindWhitneyHeichel


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: Northern Rose on October 17, 2012, 09:04:45 PM
Crews searching Sandy park for missing Gresham woman
Posted on October 16, 2012 at 5:19 PM
 Updated today at 5:21 PM

 ::snipping2::

Police released a timeline Wednesday that said her SUV pulled into a service station at 9:14 a.m., on  257th and Stark, and her bank card was used.
 
Clint told KGW he called 911 to report her missing just before 10 a.m.
 
Whitney's vehicle, a 1999 black Ford Explorer with tinted taillights and Ore. license plate 189EJZ, was later found outside the Walmart in Wood Village at 11:17 a.m., according to the police timeline.  The SUV's passenger side window had been broken out, investigators said.
 
"Police are interested in speaking to anybody who might have seen the vehicle between those hours, in particular in the areas between Walmart and the service stations. This would include the Troutdale area near I-84, as well as Fairview and Wood Village," said Lt. Claudio Grandjean with the Gresham Police Department.

 ::snipping2::

A family friend also told KGW that several transactions were made on Heichelís debit card, including at ATM machines and three different gas stations.

 ::snipping2::

http://www.kgw.com/news/Missing-Gresham-womans-SUV-found-in-Wood-Village-174492781.html


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: klaasend on October 18, 2012, 12:05:26 AM
I just watched the husband speak.  I have to say he seems a bit too calm.  Hope I'm wrong.


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: BabsKats on October 18, 2012, 01:32:06 AM
As there are no "self-serve" gas stations in Oregon, they are all attendant pumped you would think with so many "small" gas purchases at different stations  there would have been more visuals of her in the truck by the attendants.

I imagine the creep was threatening her, I suppose she may have been too frightened to try and attract attention.  All very strange...............


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: Nut44x4 on October 18, 2012, 02:11:54 AM
Northern Rose thanks for the UK Daily post. I read there every day and believe it or not you can sometimes find more there than in her US online papers.

I saw that link earlier and it was by far more comprehensive.

Very true Rob-----good to see ya!


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: Red on October 18, 2012, 08:39:09 AM
Some of these comments from katu are quite terrible. I'm hoping for a positive outcome against the odds.

I agree with you Rob, hoping for the best but this not looking good at all. It is simply amazing that this occured so close to her home and at 7 am in morning. I could envision a car jacking at night, but this would have been pretty brazen.

BTW, good to see you Rob.


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: Northern Rose on October 18, 2012, 09:47:27 AM
Police search park, Larch Mtn. for missing Gresham woman
Published: Oct 17, 2012 at 4:43 PM PDT Last Updated: Oct 17, 2012 at 11:57 PM PDT


(http://media.kval.com/images/121017_broken_window_glass_660.jpg)

GRESHAM, Ore. Ė Authorities searched a park in Clackamas County and also Larch Mountain Wednesday in connection with a Gresham woman's Tuesday disappearance.

Police searched a heavily wooded area of Dodge Park, north of Sandy, Wednesday afternoon for 21-year-old Whitney Heichel. They also searched Larch Mountain in the Columbia River Gorge.

Investigators said Heichel's SUV was seen in the area

 ::snipping2::

On Wednesday, searchers scoured Dodge Park, moving from the river banks to the brush. By the side of the road investigators marked, examined and documented tire tracks in the mud.

They also marked areas with red tape where they found broken window glass

 ::snipping2::

http://www.kval.com/news/local/Police-search-Clackamas-County-park-for-missing-Gresham-woman-174660661.html


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: Northern Rose on October 18, 2012, 09:48:16 AM
Northern Rose thanks for the UK Daily post. I read there every day and believe it or not you can sometimes find more there than in her US online papers.

I saw that link earlier and it was by far more comprehensive.

I agree Rob.  They have really good information most of the time.


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: Northern Rose on October 18, 2012, 11:05:51 AM
Whitney Heichel: Police Search Wooded Area for Missing Oregon Woman
Oct. 18, 2012

 ::snipping2::

Police have not yet released the surveillance video, but they plan on doing a briefing later this morning, according to KATU.

 ::snipping2::

http://abcnews.go.com/US/whitney-heichel-police-search-wooded-area-missing-oregon/story?id=17505121


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: Rob on October 18, 2012, 11:43:48 AM
Interesting comment - has anyone else seen a story that indicates Whitney WAS seen in the SUV?

Matthew
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This story is really fishy...If you go to any other website that's not KPTV, KGW, KATU, etc., you'll see that they say the surveillance camera "saw Whitney sitting in the passenger seat while the unidentified was inside paying for the gas". If she was really abducted, then why wouldn't she: a.) Run away while the guy was inside, or, b.) Cause some sort of disturbance to get someone's attention while the guy wasn't there. I'm not going to make any presumptions but I will say that I wouldn't be looking at this as a typical abduction.

http://www.kptv.com/story/19838032/gresham-woman-missing-police-consider-it-suspicious


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: Northern Rose on October 18, 2012, 11:52:40 AM
FIND Whitney Heichel
11 hours ago.
They found her apron,glasses,cell phone, ect. at dogde park, they're still looking. (at dodge park) the park is closed down for the remainder of the invesagation.

http://www.facebook.com/pages/FIND-Whitney-Heichel/499384743406865?fref=ts


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: MuffyBee on October 18, 2012, 12:29:05 PM
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504083_162-57535040-504083/whitney-heichel-missing-oregon-barista-disappeared-on-the-way-to-work-police-say/
Whitney Heichel Missing: Oregon barista disappeared on the way to work, police say
October 18, 2012

 ::snipping2::
Detectives confirmed that her ATM card was used at a nearby gas station several hours later, but additional details were not available. Heichel's 1999 Ford Explorer was later spotted sitting in a Walmart parking lot with a broken front passenger-side window.
 ::snipping2::


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: cw618 on October 18, 2012, 12:38:37 PM
Interesting comment - has anyone else seen a story that indicates Whitney WAS seen in the SUV?

Matthew
10 hours ago
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This story is really fishy...If you go to any other website that's not KPTV, KGW, KATU, etc., you'll see that they say the surveillance camera "saw Whitney sitting in the passenger seat while the unidentified was inside paying for the gas". If she was really abducted, then why wouldn't she: a.) Run away while the guy was inside, or, b.) Cause some sort of disturbance to get someone's attention while the guy wasn't there. I'm not going to make any presumptions but I will say that I wouldn't be looking at this as a typical abduction.

http://www.kptv.com/story/19838032/gresham-woman-missing-police-consider-it-suspicious

could have been a 2nd perp in backseat
im wondering about the hunting on/near larch mountain comment
not sure you can hunt that side in oregon,there use to be a i think
closed now correctional facility,on the washington side,and you could
hunt that side,ill have to check that info


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: Northern Rose on October 18, 2012, 01:27:40 PM
Search Continues For Missing Gresham Woman

October 18, 2012, 9:40 am

A missing Gresham woman hasn't been seen since she left for work on Tuesday morning.  Authorities searched Dodge Park in Sandy on Wednesday afternoon in connection with Whitney Heichel's disappearance.  We're expected to learn more during a 10:00am press conference today.

 ::snipping2::

http://www.kxl.com/10/18/12/Search-Continues-For-Missing-Gresham-Wom/landing.html?blockID=641075&feedID=10446


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: Northern Rose on October 18, 2012, 01:32:28 PM
Press conference LIVE

http://www.kptv.com/category/210121/watch-fox-12-live-video-stream?clienttype=generic&mobilecgbypass


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: Northern Rose on October 18, 2012, 01:37:51 PM
John Killen ‏@johnkillen
Whitney's husband is taking the podium: "What do I say?" A police officer says, "You don't have to say anything."

John Killen ‏@johnkillen
"Her biggest hope was to have babies," says Whitney's mom, who said Whitney has wanted to be a mom since childhood.

John Killen ‏@johnkillen
"She's so in love with her husband," mom says.

 John Killen ‏@johnkillen
"It hurts to breath right now. We're just want to find her. We're not going to stop."


John Killen ‏@johnkillen
"We're profoundly grateful for the Gresham police," she says. They're treating this like she's their daughter.

John Killen ‏@johnkillen
"She's sunshine in our hearts," says Whitney's mother. "Her heart's as big as the sun."

 John Killen ‏@johnkillen
Whitney's mother says she's at the news conference to support her husband.

 John Killen ‏@johnkillen
"The goal right now is to find her," Grandjean says, "and we're working long hours to find her."

John Killen ‏@johnkillen
Grandjean says one thing that's been helpful is that the family has a large group of friends, and found vehicle. Also led to some misinfo.

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Gresham police are still canvassing the apartment complex where Whitney lives with her husband.

John Killen ‏@johnkillen
Another officer says property has been recovered at "both locations" but can't say it's specifically tied to Whitney.

John Killen ‏@johnkillen
Grandjean says report of missing person came in "pretty fast."

John Killen ‏@johnkillen
Grandjean encouraged by the number of phone tips. Says police got 25 Wednesday and 21 over night. "That's a large number."

John Killen ‏@johnkillen
Grandjean won't say what was found inside Whitney's Explorer when it was located.

John Killen ‏@johnkillen
Grandjean says "stranger on stranger" crime is "not very common."

 John Killen ‏@johnkillen
Grandjean says police have interviewed the attendant at a gas station where Whitney's Explorer was seen.

John Killen ‏@johnkillen
Police have searched Dodge Park and Larch Mountain and still looking.

John Killen ‏@johnkillen
Claudio Grandjean of Gresham police says police have pulled "helpful" video in search for Whitney Heichel.

https://twitter.com/johnkillen (https://twitter.com/johnkillen)


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: Northern Rose on October 18, 2012, 01:39:50 PM
John Killen ‏@johnkillen
Police chief takes the stand and thanks everyone. News conference ends.

 John Killen ‏@johnkillen
Grandjean retakes the podium and reminds everyone of the tip line: 503-618-2719.

John Killen ‏@johnkillen
Her husband tears up and is unable to talk.

https://twitter.com/johnkillen (https://twitter.com/johnkillen)


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: Northern Rose on October 18, 2012, 01:40:48 PM
KOIN Local 6 ‏@KOINLocal6
Detectives have been on Larch Mountian since last night and found an area they wanted to look at closer. Part of the Whitney Heichel case.

https://twitter.com/KOINLocal6 (https://twitter.com/KOINLocal6)


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: Northern Rose on October 18, 2012, 01:43:55 PM
Interesting comment - has anyone else seen a story that indicates Whitney WAS seen in the SUV?

Matthew
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This story is really fishy...If you go to any other website that's not KPTV, KGW, KATU, etc., you'll see that they say the surveillance camera "saw Whitney sitting in the passenger seat while the unidentified was inside paying for the gas". If she was really abducted, then why wouldn't she: a.) Run away while the guy was inside, or, b.) Cause some sort of disturbance to get someone's attention while the guy wasn't there. I'm not going to make any presumptions but I will say that I wouldn't be looking at this as a typical abduction.

http://www.kptv.com/story/19838032/gresham-woman-missing-police-consider-it-suspicious

Rob I Found this:

They said that gas station attendants at one of those locations -- a truck stop in Troutdale - remembered seeing her SUV and said Heichel was sitting in the passenger seat with a man driving. They said the man was acting suspicious and hurried, buying only a small amount if gas.

http://www.kgw.com/news/Missing-Gresham-womans-SUV-found-in-Wood-Village-174492781.html


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: Northern Rose on October 18, 2012, 01:45:32 PM
Crews recover 'several items' in search for missing Gresham woman .
Updated today at 10:29 AM Oct 18

 GRESHAM, Ore. -- At a press conference Thursday morning, police revealed they had recovered "several items" while searching Dodge Park and Larch Mountain for a Gresham woman missing since Tuesday morning.

 ::snipping2::

Police said on Thursday that they were also reviewing video from locations where Heichel's vehicle had been, and that the video had been "helpful" in the investigation.

 ::snipping2::

http://www.kgw.com/news/Missing-Gresham-womans-SUV-found-in-Wood-Village-174492781.html


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: Northern Rose on October 18, 2012, 01:49:50 PM
(http://kptv.images.worldnow.com/images/19838032_BG4.jpg)

http://www.kptv.com/story/19838032/gresham-woman-missing-police-consider-it-suspicious


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: Northern Rose on October 18, 2012, 01:55:10 PM
Police search park, Larch Mtn. for missing Gresham woman

(http://media.katu.com/images/dodge-park-searchers.jpg)

(http://media.katu.com/images/dodge-park-search.jpg)

http://www.katu.com/news/local/Police-search-Clackamas-County-park-for-missing-Gresham-woman-174660661.html?tab=gallery&c=y&img=0


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: Amys Sister on October 18, 2012, 02:01:52 PM
Comment after article;

Rebecca
 1 hour ago

Every morning for the last two years I go to that Starbucks and she was working. She is a sweet bubbly one of a kind person and although I only spoke with her 5 minutes a day its amazing how you get to know a person. She would blow kisses at my 2 year old son and called him her "boyfriend" he asks for Whitney in the morning when we pull in the parking lot. and if she was working in the back she would run up front just to say hi... We are praying for her safe return and our hearts hurt for her family

http://www.kptv.com/story/19838032/gresham-woman-missing-police-consider-it-suspicious

She was beautiful, friendly, and had a daily routine that could have been observed by a predator who planned this abduction in advance. 

I wonder if she was deceased or completely out of it due to injuries as she 'sat' in the passenger seat?  When a person pays for gas are they able to get cash out at the same time?  Could this be the reason for stopping more than once for small amounts of gas... to get cash back each time?

This reminds me of Gary Michael Hilton.

I think her husbands inability to find words is an indication of how broken hearted he is.  I hope he gets his pretty young bride back.

 ::MonkeyAngel::


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: Northern Rose on October 18, 2012, 02:19:02 PM
Interesting comment - has anyone else seen a story that indicates Whitney WAS seen in the SUV?

Matthew
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This story is really fishy...If you go to any other website that's not KPTV, KGW, KATU, etc., you'll see that they say the surveillance camera "saw Whitney sitting in the passenger seat while the unidentified was inside paying for the gas". If she was really abducted, then why wouldn't she: a.) Run away while the guy was inside, or, b.) Cause some sort of disturbance to get someone's attention while the guy wasn't there. I'm not going to make any presumptions but I will say that I wouldn't be looking at this as a typical abduction.

http://www.kptv.com/story/19838032/gresham-woman-missing-police-consider-it-suspicious

could have been a 2nd perp in backseat
im wondering about the hunting on/near larch mountain comment
not sure you can hunt that side in oregon,there use to be a i think
closed now correctional facility,on the washington side,and you could
hunt that side,ill have to check that info

Larch Mountain jail will close after all
Oct 5, 2010 at 5:54 PM PDT

YACOLT, Wash. Ė ďWe will close Larch Corrections Center on February 1, 2011.Ē

 ::snipping2::

http://www.katu.com/news/local/104384589.html


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: Rob on October 18, 2012, 02:23:35 PM
Comment after article;

Rebecca
 1 hour ago

Every morning for the last two years I go to that Starbucks and she was working. She is a sweet bubbly one of a kind person and although I only spoke with her 5 minutes a day its amazing how you get to know a person. She would blow kisses at my 2 year old son and called him her "boyfriend" he asks for Whitney in the morning when we pull in the parking lot. and if she was working in the back she would run up front just to say hi... We are praying for her safe return and our hearts hurt for her family

http://www.kptv.com/story/19838032/gresham-woman-missing-police-consider-it-suspicious

She was beautiful, friendly, and had a daily routine that could have been observed by a predator who planned this abduction in advance. 

I wonder if she was deceased or completely out of it due to injuries as she 'sat' in the passenger seat?  When a person pays for gas are they able to get cash out at the same time?  Could this be the reason for stopping more than once for small amounts of gas... to get cash back each time?

This reminds me of Gary Michael Hilton.

I think her husbands inability to find words is an indication of how broken hearted he is.  I hope he gets his pretty young bride back.

 ::MonkeyAngel::

Interesting - A family friend also told KGW that several transactions were made on Heichelís debit card, including at ATM machines and three different gas stations.

http://www.kgw.com/news/Missing-Gresham-womans-SUV-found-in-Wood-Village-174492781.html

I would have to say that whoever abducted Whitney has been video captured at least three times. All ATM machines have video and it's not that unclear stuff convenience stores are famous for.

There must be a suspect at this point.


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: Northern Rose on October 18, 2012, 02:30:54 PM
Mother of missing woman: 'She's sunshine in our heart'
 Oct 18, 2012 at 11:12 AM PDT

GRESHAM, Ore. -- The mother of missing 21-year-old Whitney Heichel made an emotional plea to the public on Thursday to help find her daughter.

At a media briefing at Gresham City Hall, Lorelei Ritmiller said she was speaking out to both show support for Heichel's husband Clint and to reiterate that Heichel is beloved in her tight-knit community. She implored anyone with information to call police.

"She's sunshine in our heart," Ritmiller said. "She's gentle. She's compassionate ... She's this compassionate laughing person. Her heart's as big as the sun ... This is just a great human being. This is a person you'd think no one could ever hurt."

Ritmiller said Heichel was at her house on Monday, the night before she disappeared. The family was preparing for an upcoming wedding. She said her daughter was talking about her future, noting her desire to be a mother.

"That was her biggest hope -- to have babies," she said.

 ::snipping2::

http://www.katu.com/news/local/Mother-of-missing-woman-Shes-sunshine-in-our-heart-174807411.html


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: texasmom on October 18, 2012, 02:34:07 PM
Oh no, I hope this is not true!   ::MonkeyNoNo::

https://www.facebook.com/FindWhitneyHeichel/posts/361903580564221?comment_id=2162599&offset=0&total_comments=15

 ::snipping2::

Caitlin Loughran I heard from a reliable source that they found her body in Dodge Park.
4 minutes ago ∑ Like


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: Northern Rose on October 18, 2012, 02:35:06 PM
Evidence being gathered in disappearance of Gresham woman Whitney Heichel
October 18, 2012 at 11:19 AM

GRESHAM -- Gresham police said Thursday morning that they have found some evidence in the Tuesday morning disappearance of 21-year-old Whitney Heichel.

 ::snipping2::

http://www.directpdx.com/news/38034.php


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: Rob on October 18, 2012, 02:44:29 PM
Some of these comments from katu are quite terrible. I'm hoping for a positive outcome against the odds.

I agree with you Rob, hoping for the best but this not looking good at all. It is simply amazing that this occured so close to her home and at 7 am in morning. I could envision a car jacking at night, but this would have been pretty brazen.

BTW, good to see you Rob.

Thanks Red, always good to see you too, friend. Hope all is well with you. Keep up the good work.


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: Rob on October 18, 2012, 02:46:35 PM
Oh no, I hope this is not true!   ::MonkeyNoNo::

https://www.facebook.com/FindWhitneyHeichel/posts/361903580564221?comment_id=2162599&offset=0&total_comments=15

 ::snipping2::

Caitlin Loughran I heard from a reliable source that they found her body in Dodge Park.
4 minutes ago ∑ Like

Now this - from the same Facebook page.

Melissa Stadelman @cher, i watched a live stream on katu.com. there is suppose to be another at 4:00.
2 minutes ago via mobile ∑ Like


They just had a presser - so maybe something has changed. I hope not for the worst.


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: texasmom on October 18, 2012, 07:04:40 PM
Another press conference coming up any minute.

http://www.kgw.com/live-stream


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: texasmom on October 18, 2012, 07:12:03 PM
Whitney has not been found, the rumor is false.


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: texasmom on October 18, 2012, 08:01:05 PM
http://www.kgw.com/news/Missing-Gresham-womans-SUV-found-in-Wood-Village-174492781.html

Police: 21 new tips in Gresham woman's disappearance

by KGW Staff

Posted on October 16, 2012 at 5:19 PM
Updated today at 4:46 PM

GRESHAM, Ore. -- At a press conference Thursday afternoon, police said that in recent hours they had received at least 21 new tips in the case of a Gresham woman's disappearance.
Whitney Heichel, 21, failed to show up for work at the Starbucks on Northeast Burnside Street in Gresham at 7 a.m. Tuesday, and her co-workers said she has always been very punctual.

Heichel was later reported missing in what Gresham police describe as a suspicious disappearance and crews Wednesday searched for evidence at Dodge Park, in Sandy, and at Larch Mountain, above the Gorge. Crews resumed the Larch Mountain search Thursday.

They said her vehicle had been to the two locations. The Gresham police chief cautioned that the items seized at those locations may or may not end up being evidence tied to the case.
Lt. Claudio Grandjean Thursday afternoon said police have found "some important items," but did not elaborate.

"We are hoping for the best and we're doing everything we can to find Whitney," he said. "We're using every investigative techinique at our disposal."

Family spokesman Jim Vaughn joined the press conference to say that people from all over the country had come to assist in the search and that they were "keeping positive about the whole situation."

 ::snipping2::

Interactive Map: Last known locations of Whitney Heichel's vehicle (click on map)

https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msa=0&msid=205697712467145603879.0004cc5a4b176bb53ecf0&ie=UTF8&t=m&ll=45.492871,-122.644501&spn=0.336936,0.645447&z=10&source=embed


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: klaasend on October 18, 2012, 08:16:18 PM
I read somewhere that what they found at Dodge Park was her apron.  Like everything else, just a rumor unless it comes from LE.


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: texasmom on October 18, 2012, 10:27:59 PM
Map marking locations of Whitney's vehicle.

http://www.kgw.com/home/related/Interactive-Map-of-missing-womans-locations-174822021.html


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: texasmom on October 18, 2012, 10:48:44 PM
Video of search on Larch Mountain

http://www.kgw.com/video?id=174870831&sec=547977&ref=rcvidmod


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: klaasend on October 19, 2012, 12:18:29 AM
http://www.kptv.com/story/19859527/cell-phone-located-in-whitney-heichel-case (http://www.kptv.com/story/19859527/cell-phone-located-in-whitney-heichel-case)

Troutdale police: Evidence located in Whitney Heichel case

Posted: Oct 18, 2012 7:35 PM PDT Updated: Oct 18, 2012 7:44 PM PDT
By FOX 12 Staff - email
 
TROUTDALE, OR (KPTV) -

Troutdale police say they uncovered evidence in connection with the case of the missing Gresham woman, Whitney Heichel.

Dispatchers say the initial call came in at 5:24 p.m.

Investigators gathered at a wooded area near Troutdale Terrace Apartments on Southwest 257th Avenue.

Officers say it is unclear if the evidence, possibly a cell phone, belongs to Heichel herself.
 ::snipping2::

A = Troutdale Terrace Apartments

(http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a306/klaasend/Troutdale.jpg)


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: Amys Sister on October 19, 2012, 12:57:21 AM
Haily DuFresne
My boyfriend and I were diving up to Larch moutain to hunt, we were driving around looking through bushes to see if we saw any deer. About 4 miles past all houses he turned to me an said he saw a girl sitting on a dead tree curled up.. I told him maybe we should turn around and ask if she needed help but we said f*** it and kept going. Now that we've seen this everywhere we feel horrible because the girl he saw ha brown hair and everything, plus it was strange to see a girl in the woods with no car and around no houses. I'm so sorry that we could have been a huge help and saved this girl but we didn't. My boyfriend called te cops and reported that we saw her and that she was still alive.
7 hours ago via mobile ∑

http://www.facebook.com/FindWhitneyHeichel

I note media began reporting that LE included Larch Mountain in their investigation shortly after this was posted.

I bet the couple feels terrible.

Her abductor is a spaz.  He drove all over the damn place.  Nutcase.   ::MonkeyNoNo::


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: BabsKats on October 19, 2012, 02:28:49 AM
http://www.kptv.com/story/19859527/cell-phone-located-in-whitney-heichel-case



Posted: Oct 18, 2012 9:35 PM CDT
Updated: Oct 18, 2012 11:44 PM CDT


TROUTDALE, OR (KPTV) - Troutdale police say they uncovered a cell phone in connection with the case of the missing Gresham woman, Whitney Heichel.

Dispatchers say the initial call came in at 5:24 p.m.

Police say children were out playing in a wooded area near the Troutdale Terrace Apartments on Southwest 257th Avenue, when they found the cell phone lying in the bushes.

"I looked at the phone and noticed the girl on the background was the girl on the news," said Carissa Maxwell. "I looked at her texts and they said, 'where are you, you're missing,' and when my Mom came home she saw it and called police."

Detectives searched the area for a little over an hour to collect any other evidence in the case. Gresham police say they only uncovered the cell phone.

Gresham police say it's unclear if the cell phone belongs to Heichel herself, but those who found the phone say they are convinced.

 ::snipping2::


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: texasmom on October 19, 2012, 10:37:08 AM
https://www.facebook.com/FindWhitneyHeichel/posts/482617938445740?comment_id=5582930&offset=0&total_comments=160

Caitlan Cunningham My husband and I recently moved out of the apartment right next to the couple. We would park our cars on the same road. Cars were always getting broke into and a lot of other crazy stuff happened. This hits so close to home and I just pray for Whitneys safe return. My thoughts and prayers are with this family always!
7 hours ago via mobile ∑ Like ∑ 5


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: Northern Rose on October 19, 2012, 10:45:20 AM
Children say they find missing Ore. woman's cell phone
Published: Oct 19, 2012 at 6:52 AM PDT

GRESHAM, Ore. Ė Children playing in an apartment complex discovered a cell phone they say they are sure belongs to the 21-year-old woman who has been missing since Tuesday. But police would not confirm that Thursday night.

The apartment complex is about four miles from Whitney Heichel's Gresham home.

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Elizabeth Spencer said she saw Heichel struggling to park her SUV the night before she disappeared.

"She just said she hadn't been feeling good and was tired," Spencer said. "She actually had asked me, she goes, 'Can you come over here for a minute?' She asked if she had bumped the car in front of her. I said, 'No. You're about two inches away from it, actually. I was like, 'Do you want me to just re-park it for you?' She said, 'Yeah,' kind of embarrassed to ask."

But Spencer said nothing seemed unusual about Heichel or her SUV.

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Gresham police said if there is new information or new details related to the case they won't release them until a briefing at City Hall Friday morning.

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"I noticed that the front passenger side window had been broken out," he said. "She had a little dangling bead thing from the rear view mirror that had been ripped off; the back seats were down, which was odd; there was a rubber mat and the carpet that was in the back and those were on top of the seats. So stuff had been moved."

 ::snipping2::

http://www.komonews.com/news/local/Children-say-they-find-missing-Ore-womans-cell-phone-174934981.html


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: Northern Rose on October 19, 2012, 10:48:10 AM
Troutdale police: Evidence located in Whitney Heichel case (VIDEO)
Updated: Oct 19, 2012 7:22 AM MDT

TROUTDALE, OR (KPTV) - Troutdale police say they uncovered a cell phone in connection with the case of the missing Gresham woman, Whitney Heichel.

Dispatchers say the initial call came in at 5:24 p.m.

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"I started flipping though her recent texts including one from an uncle, and one from a Scott, trying to find out where she was. One text was asking if she was ok. It confirmed to me it was absolutely her cell phone."

 ::snipping2::

http://www.kptv.com/story/19859527/cell-phone-found-in-whitney-heichel-case


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: Northern Rose on October 19, 2012, 10:52:51 AM
Whitney Heichel Missing: Kids Say They Found a Cell Phone That Belongs to Missing Woman  (VIDEO)
Oct. 19, 2012

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Ritmiller said her daughter's nickname within the family is "Mama," because she's always been motherly figure to everybody, including her six siblings.

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On Thursday, police searched a wooded area nearby and examined the surveillance video at a gas station that captured Heichel's black Ford Explorer around 9 a.m. the day she disappeared. Police said they have also interviewed the gas station attendant, but would not elaborate on what was said.

Investigators have not released any specifics about the video or who was driving the vehicle. Many other businesses have provided police with security footage, reported KATU.

 ::snipping2::

http://abcnews.go.com/US/whitney-heichel-missing-kids-found-cell-phone-belongs/story?id=17514873



Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: Northern Rose on October 19, 2012, 11:01:00 AM

Husband of missing Starbucks barista, 21, breaks down in sobs during emotional press conference just hours before 'her cell phone is discovered in the bushes'
Whitney Heichel failed to turn up for her 7am shift on Tuesday
Children found cell phone four miles from Heichel's home

Her SUV was seen at a gas station two hours later 'driven by a suspicious-looking man as she sat in the passenger seat'
Vehicle found in parking lot four miles from her home with window smashed
UPDATED: 14:38 GMT, 19 October 2012


The husband of an Oregon barista who disappeared en route to work earlier this week sobbed uncontrollably during Thursdayís press conference and was hardly able to utter a word as the missing womanís mother begged for her daughterís safe return.

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(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/10/19/article-0-1594F5E7000005DC-253_634x416.jpg)

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2220200/Whitney-Heichel-Husband-missing-Starbucks-barista-21-breaks-sobs-emotional-press-conference-just-hours-cell-phone-discovered-bushes.html?ito=feeds-newsxml


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: Northern Rose on October 19, 2012, 11:02:36 AM
Whitney Heichel's Parents on Daughter's Disappearance Oregon woman's parents speak to the public as new evidence surfaces. (VIDEO)
10/19/2012

http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/video/whitney-heichels-parents-daughters-disappearance-starbucks-employee-missing-17516188


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: Northern Rose on October 19, 2012, 11:07:12 AM
Gresham police, community want to know: What happened to Whitney Heichel?ź
updated October 19, 2012 at 6:53 AM

 http://www.oregonlive.com/gresham/index.ssf/2012/10/gresham_police_community_want.html


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: Northern Rose on October 19, 2012, 11:14:38 AM
Map: Last locations of missing woman's vehicle .
Posted on October 18, 2012 at 12:41 PM

Updated yesterday at 12:42 PM

http://www.kgw.com/home/related/Interactive-Map-of-missing-womans-locations-174822021.html


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: Northern Rose on October 19, 2012, 11:17:48 AM
Video: Larch Mt. search for Whitney Heichel .
Posted on October 18, 2012 at 6:34 PM

http://www.kgw.com/video/featured-videos/Raw-Larch-Mt-search-for-Whitney-Heichel-174870831.html


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: Rob on October 19, 2012, 11:18:35 AM
I don't want to be too critical, but I am going to do it anyway. Once again we have an apparent crime and the police are baffled. I see a scavenger hunt taking place all over the area. Don't get me wrong - finding the evidence is crucial to a criminal prosecution and hopefully to finding Whitney herself.

According to the link from yesterday - Whitney's ATM card was used at at least one ATM and THREE gas stations.

And I'm supposed to believe there is NO video of her or her alleged abductor anywhere?

Focus Police, FOCUS.


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: Northern Rose on October 19, 2012, 11:26:42 AM
I don't want to be too critical, but I am going to do it anyway. Once again we have an apparent crime and the police are baffled. I see a scavenger hunt taking place all over the area. Don't get me wrong - finding the evidence is crucial to a criminal prosecution and hopefully to finding Whitney herself.

According to the link from yesterday - Whitney's ATM card was used at at least one ATM and THREE gas stations.

And I'm supposed to believe there is NO video of her or her alleged abductor anywhere?

Focus Police, FOCUS.

Another presser scheduled for this morning.  Hopefully they have some progress to report.


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: Rob on October 19, 2012, 11:26:50 AM
I don't want to be too critical, but I am going to do it anyway. Once again we have an apparent crime and the police are baffled. I see a scavenger hunt taking place all over the area. Don't get me wrong - finding the evidence is crucial to a criminal prosecution and hopefully to finding Whitney herself.

According to the link from yesterday - Whitney's ATM card was used at at least one ATM and THREE gas stations.

And I'm supposed to believe there is NO video of her or her alleged abductor anywhere?

Focus Police, FOCUS.

Additionally, her SUV was found in a Walmart parking lot. Those lots are loaded with video cameras.


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: Rob on October 19, 2012, 11:28:03 AM
I don't want to be too critical, but I am going to do it anyway. Once again we have an apparent crime and the police are baffled. I see a scavenger hunt taking place all over the area. Don't get me wrong - finding the evidence is crucial to a criminal prosecution and hopefully to finding Whitney herself.

According to the link from yesterday - Whitney's ATM card was used at at least one ATM and THREE gas stations.

And I'm supposed to believe there is NO video of her or her alleged abductor anywhere?

Focus Police, FOCUS.

Another presser scheduled for this morning.  Hopefully they have some progress to report.

Yet, no video screen captures have been released. Makes no sense.


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: Northern Rose on October 19, 2012, 11:28:45 AM
KGWSunrise RT @KGWNews: Whitney Heichel police media briefing scheduled for 10 a.m. today; watch live #findwhitney kgw.com/live-stream

https://twitter.com/KGWSunrise (https://twitter.com/KGWSunrise)


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: Tamikosmom on October 19, 2012, 11:58:02 AM
In the ABC webside video that can be viewed at the following link ... it was speculated by Brad Garett that the smashed window could imply that Whitney interrupted someone breaking into her vehicle.  This makes me somewhat hopeful that this young lady has not been harmed as she was not the target of her abductor.  I could be wrong.

Surveillance cameras may be the key to solving Whitney's disappearance.  I hope the upcoming media conference will shed some light.

Janet

+++++

Whitney Heichel Missing: Kids Say They Found a Cell Phone That Belongs to Missing Woman
Oct. 19, 2012


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Children playing in an apartment complex in Oregon found a cell phone that apparently belongs to missing 21-year-old woman Whitney Heichel.

Parents of one of the children told ABC affiliate KATU that the children found Heichel's phone in bushes outside the Troutdale Terrace Apartments Thursday evening. The family says the phone had a screensaver of a picture of Heichel and text messages asking if she was okay/

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On Thursday, police searched a wooded area nearby and examined the surveillance video at a gas station that captured Heichel's black Ford Explorer around 9 a.m. the day she disappeared. Police said they have also interviewed the gas station attendant, but would not elaborate on what was said.

Investigators have not released any specifics about the video or who was driving the vehicle. Many other businesses have provided police with security footage, reported KATU.

Police said they recovered potential evidence during searches of Dodge Park and Larch Mountain on Wednesday and Thursday. Police used red tape to mark where they found broken glass and tire marks in the heavily wooded area near Heichel's home.

<snipped>

Police say surveillance cameras recorded her vehicle pulling into a Shell gas station around 9 a.m. and her ATM card was used.

Her husband said bank records show the same card was used at another gas station minutes later.

<snipped>

Heichel's Ford Explorer was found abandoned in a Walmart parking lot hours after her disappearance. The passenger side window had been shattered.

Video:
http://abcnews.go.com/US/whitney-heichel-missing-kids-found-cell-phone-belongs/story?id=17514873


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: texasmom on October 19, 2012, 12:58:34 PM
Press Conference in about 10 minutes

http://www.katu.com/news/live


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: texasmom on October 19, 2012, 01:03:35 PM
http://www.kimatv.com/news/local/Children-say-they-find-missing-Ore-womans-cell-phone-174934981.html

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Elizabeth Spencer said she saw Heichel struggling to park her SUV the night before she disappeared.

"She just said she hadn't been feeling good and was tired," Spencer said. "She actually had asked me, she goes, 'Can you come over here for a minute?' She asked if she had bumped the car in front of her. I said, 'No. You're about two inches away from it, actually. I was like, 'Do you want me to just re-park it for you?' She said, 'Yeah,' kind of embarrassed to ask."

But Spencer said nothing seemed unusual about Heichel or her SUV.

"I got in and put my purse in the passenger seat. So I looked over that way and then re-parked her car. I obviously had to look out the window to be able to get in the spot Ė no, nothing weird," she said.

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Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: texasmom on October 19, 2012, 01:05:32 PM
http://www.kimatv.com/news/local/Children-say-they-find-missing-Ore-womans-cell-phone-174934981.html

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Elizabeth Spencer said she saw Heichel struggling to park her SUV the night before she disappeared.

"She just said she hadn't been feeling good and was tired," Spencer said. "She actually had asked me, she goes, 'Can you come over here for a minute?' She asked if she had bumped the car in front of her. I said, 'No. You're about two inches away from it, actually. I was like, 'Do you want me to just re-park it for you?' She said, 'Yeah,' kind of embarrassed to ask."

But Spencer said nothing seemed unusual about Heichel or her SUV.

"I got in and put my purse in the passenger seat. So I looked over that way and then re-parked her car. I obviously had to look out the window to be able to get in the spot Ė no, nothing weird," she said.

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Another snip from the same article

http://www.kimatv.com/news/local/Children-say-they-find-missing-Ore-womans-cell-phone-174934981.html

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During Thursday's news conferences, investigators declined to talk more about the condition of Heichel's SUV when it was found in the Walmart parking lot. But Heichel's husband, Clint, explained what he saw to Good Morning America.

"I noticed that the front passenger side window had been broken out," he said. "She had a little dangling bead thing from the rear view mirror that had been ripped off; the back seats were down, which was odd; there was a rubber mat and the carpet that was in the back and those were on top of the seats. So stuff had been moved."

He said he also noticed mud and grass on the tires.

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Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: texasmom on October 19, 2012, 01:15:49 PM
http://www.katu.com/news/live

I think he just said at this point there is no person of interest.



Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: Rob on October 19, 2012, 01:16:11 PM
Not much new since yesterday's presser -

Highlights -

Police treating it as a criminal investigation. Did not say - Abduction.

No person of interest.

None of the video would be helpful. (I have no idea why they are saying that - however, someone viewing the video may see something the police have not).



Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: texasmom on October 19, 2012, 01:19:16 PM
https://twitter.com/search?q=%23FindWhitney&src=hash (https://twitter.com/search?q=%23FindWhitney&src=hash)

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Anna Canzano ‏@AnnaCanzanoKATU
RT @katunews Gresham PD: "We've collected a lot of items and are putting the pieces together" WATCH LIVE http://k2ne.ws/nbeHa8  #findwhitney
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2m FOX 12 Oregon KPTV ‏@fox12oregon
50 tips came in overnight in Whitney Heichel case, police say http://kptv.tv/fox12live  #findwhitney
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6m NewsResearch ‏@NewsResearch
Still no word on what has been found on surveillance videos in Whitney Heichel investigation #findwhitney.
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KATU.com ‏@KATUNews
Gresham police: Investigators still won't disclose what they have learned from surveillance video. Lots of video to go through. #FindWhitney
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5m Mike Benner ‏@MikeBennerKGW
Authorities found Whitney's cell phone in 700 block of SW 257th in Troutdale. Kids found it while playing in woods. #findwhitney @KGWNews
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7m KATU.com ‏@KATUNews
Gresham police: Detectives confirm they found Whitney's cell phone in Troutdale. #FindWhitney WATCH LIVE: http://k2ne.ws/nbeHa8
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8m FOX 12 Oregon KPTV ‏@fox12oregon
Whitney Heichel case update starting now, watch live: http://kptv.tv/fox12live  #findwhitney


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: Rob on October 19, 2012, 01:22:59 PM
I read some online comments about Troutdale Terrace Apartments where the cell phone was found  - none were too terrible other than one that complained about the landlady being a liar. Most were very happy with the place and the maintenance service.

The biggest complaints were kids unsupervised and cars being scratched. They look like nice apartments and not typical section eight with the rent between $675 and $900 per month.

Perhaps the phone was tossed from a window in the SUV. Doesn't look like this place is a den of derelicts.


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: texasmom on October 19, 2012, 01:26:21 PM
https://twitter.com/search?q=%23FindWhitney&src=hash (https://twitter.com/search?q=%23FindWhitney&src=hash)

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Laura Rillos ‏@LauraRillos
PD: There's a logical explanation for being gone a couple of hours, there's not a logical explanation of being gone this long. #findwhitney
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1m Stuart Tomlinson ‏@ORweather
Gresham PD, husband "not a suspect" in Whitney Heicel disappearance. #findwhitney
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2m KATU.com ‏@KATUNews
RT @AnnaCanzanoKATU: Gresham PD: No one's been totally cleared but the husband is not a suspect #FindWhitney
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2m KGW News ‏@KGWNews
Investigators: Whitney Heichel's husband is not a suspect. http://bit.ly/PAQNfB  #findwhitney
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4m KGW News ‏@KGWNews
Telling moment in Whitney Heichel press conference: Investigator pauses, recounting timeline: "Wait...what day is today?" #findwhitney
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6m KGW News ‏@KGWNews
Gresham police: We've got people working 16, 17 hours straight on this case. http://www.kgw.com/live-stream  #findwhitney
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Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: Rob on October 19, 2012, 01:26:46 PM
Interesting comment from the presser - different team of investigators in the morning and afternoon.


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: Rob on October 19, 2012, 01:28:25 PM
Gathering bank records through court process.

Will not disclose how they found what they found.


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: Rob on October 19, 2012, 01:30:52 PM
That's the end - see you at four, unless there is a major development.

- I have to say - video cameras are in place to capture crime. We all know that. Not releasing any is not giving me good thoughts.


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: Rob on October 19, 2012, 01:33:48 PM
Lindsay Baum was abducted by an unknown - years later video was released of a gas station and three different people the police had an interest in.

One was a man and his little boy and the other was a man driving a white pick-up if I recall correctly.

Time fades memories, people die and move.

If they have any video - I hope they reconsider and release it now and not in two years.


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: Northern Rose on October 19, 2012, 01:36:01 PM
I don't want to be too critical, but I am going to do it anyway. Once again we have an apparent crime and the police are baffled. I see a scavenger hunt taking place all over the area. Don't get me wrong - finding the evidence is crucial to a criminal prosecution and hopefully to finding Whitney herself.

According to the link from yesterday - Whitney's ATM card was used at at least one ATM and THREE gas stations.

And I'm supposed to believe there is NO video of her or her alleged abductor anywhere?

Focus Police, FOCUS.

Another presser scheduled for this morning.  Hopefully they have some progress to report.

Yet, no video screen captures have been released. Makes no sense.

What has me scratching my head is the cell phone.  If the lady and kids who found it are telling the truth than the battery was not dead.  You would not be able to go through texts on a dead phone.  Riddle me this......why did PD not locate the phone by GPS by now? 


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: Rob on October 19, 2012, 01:38:56 PM
"2m KATU.com ‏@KATUNews
RT @AnnaCanzanoKATU: Gresham PD: No one's been totally cleared but the husband is not a suspect #FindWhitney"

Clint was texting and calling Whitney - it's rather easy to see what cell tower his calls and texts are bouncing from and place him in a fixed location - additionally, if he is in a fixed location and Whitney is seen in the SUV before, during or after those calls and texts, there is no way he could legitimately be considered a suspect.


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: texasmom on October 19, 2012, 01:39:58 PM
That's the end - see you at four, unless there is a major development.

- I have to say - video cameras are in place to capture crime. We all know that. Not releasing any is not giving me good thoughts.

Me either.  If they need more people to go through the video they need to get them in there and get on it.  We're into the fourth day now.

 ::MonkeyNoNo::

I've read that Whitney was seen in the car by the attendant at the gas pumps, I read on FB last night that it wasn't her but another woman.  No idea if that's true or not, could just be another rumor.



Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: Rob on October 19, 2012, 01:43:19 PM
I don't want to be too critical, but I am going to do it anyway. Once again we have an apparent crime and the police are baffled. I see a scavenger hunt taking place all over the area. Don't get me wrong - finding the evidence is crucial to a criminal prosecution and hopefully to finding Whitney herself.

According to the link from yesterday - Whitney's ATM card was used at at least one ATM and THREE gas stations.

And I'm supposed to believe there is NO video of her or her alleged abductor anywhere?

Focus Police, FOCUS.

Another presser scheduled for this morning.  Hopefully they have some progress to report.

Yet, no video screen captures have been released. Makes no sense.

What has me scratching my head is the cell phone.  If the lady and kids who found it are telling the truth than the battery was not dead.  You would not be able to go through texts on a dead phone.  Riddle me this......why did PD not locate the phone by GPS by now? 

Good question - perhaps the phone was turned off? That's one explanation. Criminals know that phones can be tracked when they are on.

The police say the phone was a smart phone - these things do not have long battery life - if used alot - about one day and they need recharged.

The police said they will not discuss how they have found what they have - but that doesn't answer your question. A cell phone can be located by a tower - but that still leaves a radius of three to five miles from the actual location.


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: Northern Rose on October 19, 2012, 01:45:01 PM
Detectives searching area where missing Gresham woman's cell phone was found. #findwhitney pic.twitter.com/0YB7KvhF

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/A5le_EmCAAEbfLv.jpg)

https://twitter.com/Schnik (https://twitter.com/Schnik)


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: Northern Rose on October 19, 2012, 01:48:09 PM
Police recover missing Gresham woman's cell phone .
Posted on October 16, 2012 at 5:19 PM

Updated today at 10:33 AM

GRESHAM, Ore. -- Police have recovered Whitney Heichel's cell phone at a Troutdale apartment complex. Investigators made the announcement about the break in the case at a Friday morning press conference into the investigation of the disappearance of a Gresham woman.

Police say the phone was found in a field near the Troutdale Terrace apartments at 701 SW 257th by children playing and was turned in to police.

Gresham police spokesman Claudio Grandjean called the discovery "a very favorable find for us." The device is smartphone that contains user data, he pointed out. The field also is a new location for investigators to conduct a thorough search, he said.

Investigators also said they would return Friday for a third day to search in the Larch Mountain area.

 ::snipping2::

http://www.kgw.com/news/Missing-Gresham-womans-SUV-found-in-Wood-Village-174492781.html


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: Rob on October 19, 2012, 01:48:38 PM
If Whitney has a cell phone tracker APP it could be located instantly. These are Apple and Mac. I have a Samsung Galaxy and I don't load alot of Apps - and don't know if Samsung has a compatible App. Apple and Samsung are the two largest smart phone companies. Samsung has actually sold more phones than Apple. There is also Motorola, Nokia and a few others - but they are much smaller players in the market.

I do know you can track an IPad, IPhone and any other Apple product IF you have the APP to within feet of the device.


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: Northern Rose on October 19, 2012, 01:52:20 PM
Smartphone Location Tracking: What You Need To Know
04/23/11 06:55 PM ET

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/04/24/smartphone-location-tracking-what-you-need-to-know_n_852961.html


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: Amys Sister on October 19, 2012, 01:53:18 PM
That's the end - see you at four, unless there is a major development.

- I have to say - video cameras are in place to capture crime. We all know that. Not releasing any is not giving me good thoughts.

Not only the videos but the gas station attendant actually saw this man.  Why hasn't a composite sketch been released?

Her abductor is driving all over the place, ripping out carpet, breaking the window, ripping off her bead decor hanging from the rearview mirror, getting small amounts of gas from at least two gas stations, throwing her phone out the window, leaving her neighborhood then returning, driving to a mountain then a park then to ATM's...

He's nuts and not thinking clearly.  ADHD to the max IMO.  He's a very real danger to society and a description, sketch, and video (however 'grainy') needs to be released pronto.


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: Northern Rose on October 19, 2012, 02:01:01 PM
Who is Whitney Heichel?
Posted on October 18, 2012 at 4:29 PM

Updated today at 10:44 AM

GRESHAM, Ore. -- At the Starbucks in Gresham, customers know Whitney Heichel by name. They say she always has that smile on her face.

"She's just very friendly and outgoing and I'm just devastated to hear that she is missing," customer Kelli Raglione told KGW.

The 21-year-old grew up in Gresham. She was a well-respected student and in January of 2011, she married Clinton Heichel.

The two share the same faith, Jehovah's Witnesses. They live in an apartment in Gresham and attend church, twice a week.

 ::snipping2::

Whitney has no criminal record, and her husband just has a few traffic violations and a marijuana possession. Neighbors say this just doesn't make sense. Like the rest of the community, they want Whitney home.

http://www.kgw.com/news/Who-is-Whitney-Heichel-174858721.html


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: Rob on October 19, 2012, 02:02:15 PM
That's the end - see you at four, unless there is a major development.

- I have to say - video cameras are in place to capture crime. We all know that. Not releasing any is not giving me good thoughts.

Not only the videos but the gas station attendant actually saw this man.  Why hasn't a composite sketch been released?

Her abductor is driving all over the place, ripping out carpet, breaking the window, ripping off her bead decor hanging from the rearview mirror, getting small amounts of gas from at least two gas stations, throwing her phone out the window, leaving her neighborhood then returning, driving to a mountain then a park then to ATM's...

He's nuts and not thinking clearly.  ADHD to the max IMO.  He's a very real danger to society and a description, sketch, and video (however 'grainy') needs to be released pronto.

Jackpot - someone somewhere would probably recognize this guy from a sketch and his behavior. He doesn't sound very well organized nor of sound mind. People remember nut cases.


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: Rob on October 19, 2012, 02:03:43 PM
That's the end - see you at four, unless there is a major development.

- I have to say - video cameras are in place to capture crime. We all know that. Not releasing any is not giving me good thoughts.

Not only the videos but the gas station attendant actually saw this man.  Why hasn't a composite sketch been released?

Her abductor is driving all over the place, ripping out carpet, breaking the window, ripping off her bead decor hanging from the rearview mirror, getting small amounts of gas from at least two gas stations, throwing her phone out the window, leaving her neighborhood then returning, driving to a mountain then a park then to ATM's...

He's nuts and not thinking clearly.  ADHD to the max IMO.  He's a very real danger to society and a description, sketch, and video (however 'grainy') needs to be released pronto.

Jackpot - someone somewhere would probably recognize this guy from a sketch and his behavior. He doesn't sound very well organized nor of sound mind. People remember nut cases.

More interesting now that I think about your post even deeper - sounds like a meth-head or someone on heroin.


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: labubske on October 19, 2012, 02:40:08 PM
That's the end - see you at four, unless there is a major development.

- I have to say - video cameras are in place to capture crime. We all know that. Not releasing any is not giving me good thoughts.

Not only the videos but the gas station attendant actually saw this man.  Why hasn't a composite sketch been released?

Her abductor is driving all over the place, ripping out carpet, breaking the window, ripping off her bead decor hanging from the rearview mirror, getting small amounts of gas from at least two gas stations, throwing her phone out the window, leaving her neighborhood then returning, driving to a mountain then a park then to ATM's...

He's nuts and not thinking clearly.  ADHD to the max IMO.  He's a very real danger to society and a description, sketch, and video (however 'grainy') needs to be released pronto.

Jackpot - someone somewhere would probably recognize this guy from a sketch and his behavior. He doesn't sound very well organized nor of sound mind. People remember nut cases.

More interesting now that I think about your post even deeper - sounds like a meth-head or someone on heroin.

Or Bipolar...manic phase.


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: Tamikosmom on October 19, 2012, 02:49:48 PM
That's the end - see you at four, unless there is a major development.

- I have to say - video cameras are in place to capture crime. We all know that. Not releasing any is not giving me good thoughts.


Not only the videos but the gas station attendant actually saw this man.  Why hasn't a composite sketch been released?

Her abductor is driving all over the place, ripping out carpet, breaking the window, ripping off her bead decor hanging from the rearview mirror, getting small amounts of gas from at least two gas stations, throwing her phone out the window, leaving her neighborhood then returning, driving to a mountain then a park then to ATM's...

He's nuts and not thinking clearly.  ADHD to the max IMO.  He's a very real danger to society and a description, sketch, and video (however 'grainy') needs to be released pronto.

Rob and Amys Sister

Could it be that both the gas station attendant and the videos did provide an identification.  In other words investigators do not require public assistance in regards to a person of interest?

Janet


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: Northern Rose on October 19, 2012, 02:53:00 PM
Whitney Heichelís cell phone found in Troutdale
Oct 19 Published: 10:50 am

 ::snipping2::

ďThe phone is a smartphone, so thereís data to be gathered from the phone that can help us also, that will tell us whose handled that phone and where the phoneís been,Ē Grandjean said.

Grandjean confirmed no other items were located with the phone. Crews were still searching the field Friday morning.

ďThat also gives us an area to search, obviously," Grandjean said. "And thatís a key area, because itís between 257th and Stark, which is where we know the vehicle had been and the card had been. And also between the Walmart at 235th and Sandy. This area is right in between those two areas.Ē

Investigators are also continuing their search on Larch Mountain east of Corbett, which was expected to complete by Friday afternoon. According to Grandjean, detectives have reason to believe that Heichelís vehicle was both at Larch Mountain and Dodge Park, in Sandy, prior to her ATM card being used a Troutdale gas station.

"We've collected a lot of items, and were putting all the pieces together, but I don't want to disclose exactly what fits into what," Grandjean said.

Detective are still combing through surveillance video from the Walmart where Heichelís vehicle was found.

"We haven't seen any video that would be useful for our investigaton to release," Grandjean said.

 ::snipping2::

http://www.koinlocal6.com/news/local/story/Whitney-Heichel-s-cell-phone-found-in-Troutdale/2Smli-0M80CcKAJmESiILA.cspx


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: Northern Rose on October 19, 2012, 03:00:36 PM
October 18, 2012, 1:56 pm

 ::snipping2::

Police are reviewing surveillance video.  They say it's been helpful in their investigation.

 ::snipping2::

http://www.kxl.com/10/18/12/Update-in-Gresham-Womans-Disappearance/landing.html?blockID=641075&feedID=10446

So the video has been helpful in their investigation but not useful for their investigation to release.  Anyone want to decipher what that means?


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: texasmom on October 19, 2012, 03:03:31 PM
https://twitter.com/search?q=%23FindWhitney&src=hash (https://twitter.com/search?q=%23FindWhitney&src=hash)

13m GW News ‏@KGWNews
RT @KyleIboshi: Search dog now scouring apt complex where missing Gresham woman's cell phone was found #findwhitney pic.twitter.com/aH0IFpMB
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Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: Northern Rose on October 19, 2012, 03:04:58 PM
Stuart Tomlinson‏@ORweather

 Search and rescue search dog looking for evidence to the north of Troutdale, S of edgefield: #findwhitney pic.twitter.com/Rec4qP93

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/A5lyywKCYAAK5jR.jpg)

https://twitter.com/ORweather (https://twitter.com/ORweather)


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: Northern Rose on October 19, 2012, 03:07:31 PM

Kyle Iboshi‏@KyleIboshi

 Search dog now scouring the apartment complex where missing Gresham woman's cell phone was found #findwhitney pic.twitter.com/ubujtNlu
 
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/A5luZF0CMAEOPjU.jpg)
https://twitter.com/KyleIboshi (https://twitter.com/KyleIboshi)


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: Northern Rose on October 19, 2012, 03:10:59 PM
Stuart Tomlinson‏@ORweather

 Search and rescue about to search the area where Whitney's cell phone found; Troutdale Terrace apartments #findwhitney (https://pbs.twimg.com/media/A5lq_9yCIAAT1zL.jpg)
https://twitter.com/ORweather (https://twitter.com/ORweather)


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: Northern Rose on October 19, 2012, 03:12:37 PM


Whitney Heichel missing person press conference update - 10/19/12
The following are items shared during the press briefing held at Gresham City Hall on October 19, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. The briefing was held by Gresham Police Lieutenant Claudio Grandjean,

* Police are in possession of Whitney's cell phone. It was found yesterday as a result of a call that came to the Troutdale Police Department at 5:24 p.m. The call was to the Troutdale Terrace Apartments at 701 SW 257th in Troutdale. The phone was found in a field near the complex. Detectives have confirmed that this is Whitney Heichel's phone.
* Police are no finished with the search on Larch Mountain and will continue to search there today with Detectives and Search and Rescue personnel.
* Police are also going to search the area near the Troutdale Terrace Apartments where the cell phone was found. This area is key not only because the phone was found here, but also because this lies between two areas where we know Whitney's vehicle had been after her disappearance: 257th and Stark and Walmart 23500 NE Sandy.
* This case has been treated as a criminal investigation from the outset of the involvement of Detectives, which was at the discovery of the vehicle at Walmart.

There are no further updates to report at this time. The next briefing is scheduled for later today at 4:00 p.m., unless there is some breaking development, in which case I will notify all immediately.

http://www.flashalert.net/news.html?id=1278


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: Rob on October 19, 2012, 03:13:23 PM
October 18, 2012, 1:56 pm

 ::snipping2::

Police are reviewing surveillance video.  They say it's been helpful in their investigation.

 ::snipping2::

http://www.kxl.com/10/18/12/Update-in-Gresham-Womans-Disappearance/landing.html?blockID=641075&feedID=10446

So the video has been helpful in their investigation but not useful for their investigation to release.  Anyone want to decipher what that means?

Perhaps as Janet suggests - the person is a known quantity. It's hard to believe that someone would just jump in to a abduction without priors. In other words - the police know exactly who did this based on previous police contact and possible arrests.

Whatever the case - I'm not impressed with the course of the investigation to this point.

No sketch even though the gas station attendant saw him - at least four separate possible videoed locations and not even a description.

So far it appears the police have checked most of the areas where the cell phone pinged - but have found nothing and would have had zero evidence except for a kids found the phone.

Also, no finger prints from the SUV?


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: Tamikosmom on October 19, 2012, 03:13:50 PM
October 18, 2012, 1:56 pm

 ::snipping2::

Police are reviewing surveillance video.  They say it's been helpful in their investigation.

 ::snipping2::

http://www.kxl.com/10/18/12/Update-in-Gresham-Womans-Disappearance/landing.html?blockID=641075&feedID=10446

So the video has been helpful in their investigation but not useful for their investigation to release.  Anyone want to decipher what that means?

 ::MonkeyHaHa::

I believe that the non-release of a composite sketch or the surveilance videos (gas stations/walmart) ... an arrest is on the horizon.  IMO

Janet

 


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: Northern Rose on October 19, 2012, 03:17:26 PM
http://findwhitneyheichel.com/


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: texasmom on October 19, 2012, 03:18:37 PM
http://twitter.com/KCookKGW/status/259370631903211521/photo/1 (http://twitter.com/KCookKGW/status/259370631903211521/photo/1)
Katherine Cook
‏@KCookKGW
Whitney Heichel's mom & friends set up food for search & rescue crews on Larch Mtn helping #findwhitney @KGWNews pic.twitter.com/FJKx8af0
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(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/A5l4NywCcAEMYIi.jpg)


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: Northern Rose on October 19, 2012, 03:20:37 PM
October 18, 2012, 1:56 pm

 ::snipping2::

Police are reviewing surveillance video.  They say it's been helpful in their investigation.

 ::snipping2::

http://www.kxl.com/10/18/12/Update-in-Gresham-Womans-Disappearance/landing.html?blockID=641075&feedID=10446

So the video has been helpful in their investigation but not useful for their investigation to release.  Anyone want to decipher what that means?

Perhaps as Janet suggests - the person is a known quantity. It's hard to believe that someone would just jump in to a abduction without priors. In other words - the police know exactly who did this based on previous police contact and possible arrests.

Whatever the case - I'm not impressed with the course of the investigation to this point.

No sketch even though the gas station attendant saw him - at least four separate possible videoed locations and not even a description.

So far it appears the police have checked most of the areas where the cell phone pinged - but have found nothing and would have had zero evidence except for a kids found the phone.

Also, no finger prints from the SUV?

I hope you are right that they at least have an inkling as to a suspect.  I get the feeling that they have never had a case with this much media attention and that LE is in full scramble mode rather than seek and capture mode IMO.


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: Northern Rose on October 19, 2012, 03:23:32 PM
Detectives searching Troutdale, Larch Mountain in Whitney Heichel case (VIDEO)

Posted: Oct 18, 2012 8:35 PM MDT Updated: Oct 19, 2012 1:08 PM MDT

http://www.kptv.com/story/19859527/cell-phone-found-in-whitney-heichel-case


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: Northern Rose on October 19, 2012, 03:29:25 PM
Helen Jung‏@helenjung

 K-9 unit and searchers are at apartment complex grounds where Whitney Heichel's cell phone was found by kids. http://lockerz.com/s/254416340
 

(http://c0014534.r32.cf1.rackcdn.com/x2_f2a15d4)

https://twitter.com/helenjung (https://twitter.com/helenjung)


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: Rob on October 19, 2012, 03:30:00 PM
October 18, 2012, 1:56 pm

 ::snipping2::

Police are reviewing surveillance video.  They say it's been helpful in their investigation.

 ::snipping2::

http://www.kxl.com/10/18/12/Update-in-Gresham-Womans-Disappearance/landing.html?blockID=641075&feedID=10446

So the video has been helpful in their investigation but not useful for their investigation to release.  Anyone want to decipher what that means?

Perhaps as Janet suggests - the person is a known quantity. It's hard to believe that someone would just jump in to a abduction without priors. In other words - the police know exactly who did this based on previous police contact and possible arrests.

Whatever the case - I'm not impressed with the course of the investigation to this point.

No sketch even though the gas station attendant saw him - at least four separate possible videoed locations and not even a description.

So far it appears the police have checked most of the areas where the cell phone pinged - but have found nothing and would have had zero evidence except for a kids found the phone.

Also, no finger prints from the SUV?

I hope you are right that they at least have an inkling as to a suspect.  I get the feeling that they have never had a case with this much media attention and that LE is in full scramble mode rather than seek and capture mode IMO.

They're not really following typical procedures when they appear to have evidence that could be shared to get this criminal off the streets.

So, I hope they know what they're doing, but so far, I'm not impressed.


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: Northern Rose on October 19, 2012, 03:32:58 PM

Mike R.‏@mranweiler

 Just me out here near Larch Mtn. It's quiet, peaceful. #btsf pic.twitter.com/mh9PogHl
 
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/A5l0-_MCYAEIGUZ.jpg)

https://twitter.com/mranweiler (https://twitter.com/mranweiler)


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: Northern Rose on October 19, 2012, 04:46:44 PM
KGW News‏@KGWNews

 RT @KyleIboshi: Neighbors say kids discovered missing Gresham woman's cell phone because it was ringing. http://bit.ly/PAQNfB  #findwhitney
 
https://twitter.com/KGWNews (https://twitter.com/KGWNews)


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: Northern Rose on October 19, 2012, 04:50:00 PM
Police recover missing Gresham woman's cell phone
Posted on October 16, 2012 at 5:19 PM

 Updated today at 1:15 PM

 ::snipping2::

Friday, K-9s were being used to search the area where the phone was found, which is about a mile and a half from the Shell gas station where Whitney Heichel's bank card was used the morning she disappeared, and about two miles from the Wood Village Walmart where her abandoned SUV was found, with the passenger window broken out.
 
Investigators also continued to search Friday for a third day in the Larch Mountain area.

 ::snipping2::

http://www.kgw.com/news/Missing-Gresham-womans-SUV-found-in-Wood-Village-174492781.html


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: Rob on October 19, 2012, 04:59:19 PM
KGW News‏@KGWNews

 RT @KyleIboshi: Neighbors say kids discovered missing Gresham woman's cell phone because it was ringing. http://bit.ly/PAQNfB  #findwhitney
 
https://twitter.com/KGWNews (https://twitter.com/KGWNews)

Missing since 6:45 am - 7:00 am on Tuesday the 17th.

If the phone was charging over-night - which is likely and when most people are re-charging - a smart phone could hold a charge with little usage for two days and maybe even three if it was on the entire time. Makes sense that it was indeed on as the police have been apparently searching every point where there was a ping.

Further - I wonder if this is an IPhone 5 - these have a LI ion battery that is twice the size of a IPhone 4 or earlier models. Apple using the larger LI ion battery was trying to solve the short battery life due to processor consumption. 


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: Rob on October 19, 2012, 05:01:38 PM
KGW News‏@KGWNews

 RT @KyleIboshi: Neighbors say kids discovered missing Gresham woman's cell phone because it was ringing. http://bit.ly/PAQNfB  #findwhitney
 
https://twitter.com/KGWNews (https://twitter.com/KGWNews)

Missing since 6:45 am - 7:00 am on Tuesday the 17th 16th

If the phone was charging over-night - which is likely and when most people are re-charging - a smart phone could hold a charge with little usage for two days and maybe even three if it was on the entire time. Makes sense that it was indeed on as the police have been apparently searching every point where there was a ping.

Further - I wonder if this is an IPhone 5 - these have a LI ion battery that is twice the size of a IPhone 4 or earlier models. Apple using the larger LI ion battery was trying to solve the short battery life due to processor consumption. 

Edit for clarification on missing dates.


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: Amys Sister on October 19, 2012, 05:15:23 PM
KGW News‏@KGWNews

 RT @KyleIboshi: Neighbors say kids discovered missing Gresham woman's cell phone because it was ringing. http://bit.ly/PAQNfB  #findwhitney
 
https://twitter.com/KGWNews (https://twitter.com/KGWNews)

Wow.  He didn't even bother to turn the phone off.

Yes, either off his rocker or high/jonesing for drugs.


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: Amys Sister on October 19, 2012, 05:21:33 PM
Rob says:

Quote
They're not really following typical procedures when they appear to have evidence that could be shared to get this criminal off the streets.

So, I hope they know what they're doing, but so far, I'm not impressed.
 

I agree.  When Jill went missing in Melbourne Australia LE immediately released the video of her encounter with the abductor.  It proved vital to his arrest.

I think of Kyron Horman's disappearance and following investigation and can't help but shake my head a little. 


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: Rob on October 19, 2012, 06:01:03 PM
KGW News‏@KGWNews

 RT @KyleIboshi: Neighbors say kids discovered missing Gresham woman's cell phone because it was ringing. http://bit.ly/PAQNfB  #findwhitney
 
https://twitter.com/KGWNews (https://twitter.com/KGWNews)

Wow.  He didn't even bother to turn the phone off.

Yes, either off his rocker or high/jonesing for drugs.

So far it's not looking like a possession robbery - meaning her car and phone were not taken. Fast cash can be had with the sale of a cell phone - you just remove the sim card and replace it with another. Also, no idea how much was taken from her bank account. The police said in the presser - they were going through the courts to get that info. I wonder why Clint just didn't print out the last few months of activity. Not to cast aspersions on him.

The cell phone would be an easy one hundred.


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: Rob on October 19, 2012, 06:03:24 PM
Rob says:

Quote
They're not really following typical procedures when they appear to have evidence that could be shared to get this criminal off the streets.

So, I hope they know what they're doing, but so far, I'm not impressed.
 

I agree.  When Jill went missing in Melbourne Australia LE immediately released the video of her encounter with the abductor.  It proved vital to his arrest.

I think of Kyron Horman's disappearance and following investigation and can't help but shake my head a little. 


What's interesting is there was a little girl molested in an aisle at WalMart in the same town. The police immediately released that video to hunt him down. I stumbled across that article will look at the updates on Whitney.


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: Rob on October 19, 2012, 06:08:18 PM


I agree.  When Jill went missing in Melbourne Australia LE immediately released the video of her encounter with the abductor.  It proved vital to his arrest.

I think of Kyron Horman's disappearance and following investigation and can't help but shake my head a little. 

[/quote]

yeah, I hear ya. What's interesting in that case is Terri was found to be located at the Fred Meyers at 9:07/9:14 am if I recall correctly. So, there was a video that has stymied that entire investigation. Not to mention a receipt.

Oregon LE doesn't have the best track record when it comes to high profile disappearances.


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: Rob on October 19, 2012, 06:10:17 PM
Rob says:

Quote
They're not really following typical procedures when they appear to have evidence that could be shared to get this criminal off the streets.

So, I hope they know what they're doing, but so far, I'm not impressed.
 

I agree.  When Jill went missing in Melbourne Australia LE immediately released the video of her encounter with the abductor.  It proved vital to his arrest.

I think of Kyron Horman's disappearance and following investigation and can't help but shake my head a little. 


What's interesting is there was a little girl molested in an aisle at WalMart in the same town. The police immediately released that video to hunt him down. I stumbled across that article will look at the updates on Whitney.

will look s/b while looking at.

My apologizes.


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: cw618 on October 19, 2012, 06:26:45 PM
i think this is what might, have been going on with the car, easy to do when key
is in hand, my cuz hubby did it to me,borrowed my car and i didnt see it for 2wks
got a lot of calls but couldnt catch up to it,LE did when it crashed


"crack ride" or rent-a-rock, rock and ride
http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=crack%20ride


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: Rob on October 19, 2012, 06:37:08 PM
About 12 months ago I was shopping and my cell phone dropped out of my pocket. When I got home - I found it was missing. I went back to the store and looked around and asked if anyone had seen it or turned it in - no luck.

I came home and logged into my cell phone provider and saw there were 5 calls made - so I did what anyone would do - I called the numbers.

One was her boyfriend, one was her sister and one was a friend of hers. They all told me who had it and she was trying to sell it. I got the boyfriend to give me her number - he didn't want her to go to jail. I called her and she answered - long story short - I got the phone back and when I went to pick it up - I recognized her. She was wearing these terrible fuzzy boots that no one could forget. She saw it drop to the floor - knew it was mine, but decided to keep it anyway.

Moral of the story - cell phones can be more than traced off of a tower. Info can be gleaned to see who may have been called and any associations. In this case - I doubt Whitney tossed it - and there may be Touch DNA beyond the kids.


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: Rob on October 19, 2012, 06:45:29 PM
Another thought - with so little info being disclosed - it's hard to know exactly what type of abduction this is. Remember this is 6:45 am to 7 am.

1. Stranger who saw her getting into her car and went for it.
2. Neighbor who saw her getting into her car and went for it.
3. Crackhead / Methhead / Heroin junkie up all night and needed a fix, saw an easy opportunity.
4. Starbucks patron.
5. Someone going to work who goes through this area.
6. Someone getting off of work and goes through this area.
7. Friend who had feelings that were not known.

Feel free to add.


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: klaasend on October 19, 2012, 06:49:43 PM
4pm Press Conference can be seen live at the link below in about 18-20 min:

http://www.katu.com/news/live2


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: klaasend on October 19, 2012, 06:53:53 PM
I really really hope I'm wrong but for some reason I'm getting a Scott Peterson vibe that I just can't shake. 


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: Tamikosmom on October 19, 2012, 07:12:58 PM
I really really hope I'm wrong but for some reason I'm getting a Scott Peterson vibe that I just can't shake. 

I getting the same vibe.  I sincerely hope for the family's sake we are wrong.

Janet

++++++



I believe that maybe the non-release of a composite sketch or the surveilance videos (gas stations/walmart) ... implies an arrest is on the horizon.  IMO

Janet



Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: Rob on October 19, 2012, 07:19:09 PM
I really really hope I'm wrong but for some reason I'm getting a Scott Peterson vibe that I just can't shake. 

I getting the same vibe.  I sincerely hope for the family's sake we are wrong.

Janet

++++++



Check that - This case is over but the crying.


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: Rob on October 19, 2012, 07:21:28 PM
End of presser - see you next week unless something breaks.

Astonished here.  ::MonkeyBike::

Focus Police, Focus.


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: Rob on October 19, 2012, 07:24:27 PM
If read the Whitney media it's all we need possessive thoughts, no criticism. Prayers prayers and more prayers.

But good gravy - all those prayers are not solving this case. And Whitney deserves that - as do all victims.

Get off your asses and solve this case, police.

Focus.


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: Rob on October 19, 2012, 07:30:07 PM
Day four of Clint being coddled. What gives. No statement.

Come man - this is your wife for God sakes.

Do let me think others care more for her than you do.

I want to see all the cell phone tower pings, and so do other folks.

A 21 year old who has even began to live deserve her husband front and center.


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: Tamikosmom on October 19, 2012, 07:37:43 PM


Whitney Heichel Missing: Kids Say They Found a Cell Phone That Belongs to Missing Woman
Oct. 19, 2012


<snipped>

Children playing in an apartment complex in Oregon found a cell phone that apparently belongs to missing 21-year-old woman Whitney Heichel.

Parents of one of the children told ABC affiliate KATU that the children found Heichel's phone in bushes outside the Troutdale Terrace Apartments Thursday evening. The family says the phone had a screensaver of a picture of Heichel and text messages asking if she was okay.

<snipped>

On Thursday, police searched a wooded area nearby and examined the surveillance video at a gas station that captured Heichel's black Ford Explorer around 9 a.m. the day she disappeared. Police said they have also interviewed the gas station attendant, but would not elaborate on what was said.

Investigators have not released any specifics about the video or who was driving the vehicle. Many other businesses have provided police with security footage, reported KATU.

Police said they recovered potential evidence during searches of Dodge Park and Larch Mountain on Wednesday and Thursday. Police used red tape to mark where they found broken glass and tire marks in the heavily wooded area near Heichel's home.

<snipped>

Police say surveillance cameras recorded her vehicle pulling into a Shell gas station around 9 a.m. and her ATM card was used.

Her husband said bank records show the same card was used at another gas station minutes later.

<snipped>

Heichel's Ford Explorer was found abandoned in a Walmart parking lot hours after her disappearance. The passenger side window had been shattered.

Video:
http://abcnews.go.com/US/whitney-heichel-missing-kids-found-cell-phone-belongs/story?id=17514873


It makes sense that investigators may not have a body but a person of interest has been revealed (surveillance vidoes/gas attendent's description).  I could be wrong.

Janet


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: texasmom on October 19, 2012, 07:49:15 PM
I really really hope I'm wrong but for some reason I'm getting a Scott Peterson vibe that I just can't shake. 

I've been feeling the same way.  Hope we're wrong, but I can't shake it either.

 ::MonkeyNoNo::



Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: Tamikosmom on October 19, 2012, 07:51:42 PM
Clint Heichel

Police confirm they have missing woman's cell phone
Oct 19, 2012 at 9:51 AM PDT

<snipped>

Investigators have declined to talk more about the condition of Heichel's SUV when it was found in the Walmart parking lot. But Heichel's husband, Clint, explained what he saw to Good Morning America.

"I noticed that the front passenger side window had been broken out," he said. "She had a little dangling bead thing from the rear view mirror that had been ripped off; the back seats were down, which was odd; there was a rubber mat and the carpet that was in the back and those were on top of the seats. So stuff had been moved."

He said he also noticed mud and grass on the tires.

<snipped>

http://www.kpic.com/news/local/Children-say-they-find-cell-phone-that-belongs-to-missing-woman-174894441.html


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: Northern Rose on October 19, 2012, 07:53:08 PM
Another thought - with so little info being disclosed - it's hard to know exactly what type of abduction this is. Remember this is 6:45 am to 7 am.

1. Stranger who saw her getting into her car and went for it.
2. Neighbor who saw her getting into her car and went for it.
3. Crackhead / Methhead / Heroin junkie up all night and needed a fix, saw an easy opportunity.
4. Starbucks patron.
5. Someone going to work who goes through this area.
6. Someone getting off of work and goes through this area.
7. Friend who had feelings that were not known.

Feel free to add.
8.Stalker who broke into the SUV and waited for her to enter SUV
9. Someone with a grudge
10. Whitney surprised someone who was in process of robbing/stealing SUV and it went bad fast


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: klaasend on October 19, 2012, 07:57:15 PM
I really really hope I'm wrong but for some reason I'm getting a Scott Peterson vibe that I just can't shake. 

I've been feeling the same way.  Hope we're wrong, but I can't shake it either.

 ::MonkeyNoNo::



What she wanted more than anything was to have a child.  Could she have been pregnant?  Did they fight over something?  She wasn't feeling herself just before she went missing. 

The Saturday before she went missing Clint had to work.  She was seemingly sad he couldn't be there. 

(http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a306/klaasend/whitney.jpg)


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: Tamikosmom on October 19, 2012, 07:57:30 PM
Clint Heichel

Police search for clues in Whitney Heichel's cell phone
Posted on October 16, 2012 at 5:19 PM


<snipped>

Her husband, Clint Heichel, tried to address reporters at the Thursday press conference. After several tries, he walked away disconsolate and unable to speak.
 
Clint said Whitney kissed him goodbye at 6:45 Tuesday morning and that was the last time he saw her.  He said Starbucks contacted him after she failed to show up for work, and he called and texted her "a million times," but she never responded.

<snipped>

http://www.kgw.com/news/Missing-Gresham-womans-SUV-found-in-Wood-Village-174492781.html


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: Rob on October 19, 2012, 08:00:12 PM


Whitney Heichel Missing: Kids Say They Found a Cell Phone That Belongs to Missing Woman
Oct. 19, 2012


<snipped>

Children playing in an apartment complex in Oregon found a cell phone that apparently belongs to missing 21-year-old woman Whitney Heichel.

Parents of one of the children told ABC affiliate KATU that the children found Heichel's phone in bushes outside the Troutdale Terrace Apartments Thursday evening. The family says the phone had a screensaver of a picture of Heichel and text messages asking if she was okay.

<snipped>

On Thursday, police searched a wooded area nearby and examined the surveillance video at a gas station that captured Heichel's black Ford Explorer around 9 a.m. the day she disappeared. Police said they have also interviewed the gas station attendant, but would not elaborate on what was said.

Investigators have not released any specifics about the video or who was driving the vehicle. Many other businesses have provided police with security footage, reported KATU.

Police said they recovered potential evidence during searches of Dodge Park and Larch Mountain on Wednesday and Thursday. Police used red tape to mark where they found broken glass and tire marks in the heavily wooded area near Heichel's home.

<snipped>

Police say surveillance cameras recorded her vehicle pulling into a Shell gas station around 9 a.m. and her ATM card was used.

Her husband said bank records show the same card was used at another gas station minutes later.

<snipped>

Heichel's Ford Explorer was found abandoned in a Walmart parking lot hours after her disappearance. The passenger side window had been shattered.

Video:
http://abcnews.go.com/US/whitney-heichel-missing-kids-found-cell-phone-belongs/story?id=17514873


It makes sense that investigators may not have a body but a person of interest has been revealed (surveillance vidoes/gas attendent's description).  I could be wrong.

Janet


With Whitney missing before a shift, her cell phone now found, her vehicle found with major interior damage, no contact from Whitney and no sign of Whitney - the police have probable cause to arrest without a body.

They have kidnapping and possibly carjacking, at a minimum.

I'm not convinced they have anything based on their own disclosures.

Additionally, if I lived there and I were a woman - I sure don't think I'm leaving for work at 6:45 am by myself.

No reassurance from the police. None. At all.

I'm not feeling the love from Clint after four days, either. I don't think he's really involved, but this is his wife. And if he loves his wife he owes the community some sort of statement.

It's an easy out for the police to say on one hand that the video has been helpful and then turn around and claim it's not something that the public would find necessarily helpful.

People are picking apart the statements, and rightfully so.


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: Tamikosmom on October 19, 2012, 08:03:07 PM

In the ABC website video that can be viewed at the following link it was speculated by Brad Garrett that the smashed window could imply that Whitney interrupted someone breaking into her vehicle.  This makes me somewhat hopeful that this young lady has not been harmed as she was not the target of her abductor.  It is a giant leap from car theft to murder.  I could be wrong.

Janet

+++++

Video

Whitney Heichel Missing: Kids Say They Found a Cell Phone That Belongs to Missing Woman
Oct. 19, 2012


http://abcnews.go.com/US/whitney-heichel-missing-kids-found-cell-phone-belongs/story?id=17514873



Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: Northern Rose on October 19, 2012, 08:04:11 PM
Helen Jung‏@helenjung

 Gresham Police say forensics analysis of car yielding good clues in Whitney Heichel investigation. "We're very very pleased." #findwhitney
 
https://twitter.com/helenjung (https://twitter.com/helenjung)

From this I gather they found prints and or DNA and know who it is.  Am I being too optomistic? Only reasons I can see them not providing a BOLA picture is that it is either a minor with a prior criminal past, a family member or someone they are already watching IMO.


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: Rob on October 19, 2012, 08:04:36 PM
Another thought - with so little info being disclosed - it's hard to know exactly what type of abduction this is. Remember this is 6:45 am to 7 am.

1. Stranger who saw her getting into her car and went for it.
2. Neighbor who saw her getting into her car and went for it.
3. Crackhead / Methhead / Heroin junkie up all night and needed a fix, saw an easy opportunity.
4. Starbucks patron.
5. Someone going to work who goes through this area.
6. Someone getting off of work and goes through this area.
7. Friend who had feelings that were not known.

Feel free to add.
8.Stalker who broke into the SUV and waited for her to enter SUV
9. Someone with a grudge
10. Whitney surprised someone who was in process of robbing/stealing SUV and it went bad fast

11. Serial killer on a new binge.
12. Local Jehovah Witnesses.
13. Garbage man making the early rounds.


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: Northern Rose on October 19, 2012, 08:07:21 PM

Kyle Iboshi‏@KyleIboshi

 Searchers that had been at Larch Mtn. are now showing up at Troutdale apartment to help look for evidence #findwhitney pic.twitter.com/sjiPNHuO
 
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/A5mr-itCYAEavtu.jpg)

Kyle Iboshi‏@KyleIboshi

 Investigators say crews will continue search behind Troutdale apartment complex until dark. #findwhitney
 

https://twitter.com/KyleIboshi (https://twitter.com/KyleIboshi)


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: Rob on October 19, 2012, 08:14:29 PM
Helen Jung‏@helenjung

 Gresham Police say forensics analysis of car yielding good clues in Whitney Heichel investigation. "We're very very pleased." #findwhitney
 
https://twitter.com/helenjung (https://twitter.com/helenjung)

From this I gather they found prints and or DNA and know who it is.  Am I being too optomistic? Only reasons I can see them not providing a BOLA picture is that it is either a minor with a prior criminal past, a family member or someone they are already watching IMO.

Gresham Police say forensics analysis of car yielding good clues in Whitney Heichel investigation. "We're very very pleased." #findwhitney
 


I hate to even say this - but goodness gracious - in four or five days were going to be asking whatever happened to this.

To date - nothing concrete - still.


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: Northern Rose on October 19, 2012, 08:27:16 PM
Police: evidence telling a story in missing woman case

 By Steve Benham KATU.com Staff and Dan Cassuto KATU NewsPublished: Oct 19, 2012 at 4:47 PM PDT

GRESHAM, Ore. Ė Detectives are diligently working to piece together what happened to a 21-year-old woman who left for work Tuesday morning and disappeared.

Another search of Larch Mountain continued late into the afternoon Friday and investigators were busy analyzing Whitney Heichelís cell phone, which was found Thursday by two girls outside a Troutdale apartment complex.
 
During an afternoon news conference, Gresham police Lt. Claudio Grandjean was hopeful Heichelís cell phone would provide clues to her disappearance, especially any GPS information it may provide detectives.
 
He said the phone was found turned off but contained text messages from her family members, including her husband, Clint, asking about her whereabouts.
 
Grandjean said he was pleased with the results investigators were getting back from Heichelís cell phone as well as her SUV, which was found the morning she disappeared at 11:17 in a Walgreens parking lot with its passenger-side window smashed.
 
He said the evidence investigators have gathered so far is telling a story about what happened to Heichel but could not divulge the details at this time.
 
Detectives have zeroed in on the woods behind the Troutdale Terrace Apartments, which are 3.7 miles from Heichelís apartment.

 ::snipping2::

http://www.katu.com/news/local/Police-evidence-telling-a-story-in-missing-woman-case-175019181.html

I thought the girls found the phone because it was ringing which makes it turned on
I thought it was Walmart not Walgreens


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: texasmom on October 19, 2012, 08:36:18 PM
I really really hope I'm wrong but for some reason I'm getting a Scott Peterson vibe that I just can't shake. 

I've been feeling the same way.  Hope we're wrong, but I can't shake it either.

 ::MonkeyNoNo::



What she wanted more than anything was to have a child.  Could she have been pregnant?  Did they fight over something?  She wasn't feeling herself just before she went missing. 

The Saturday before she went missing Clint had to work.  She was seemingly sad he couldn't be there. 

(http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a306/klaasend/whitney.jpg)

This is one I can't stop thinking about...and there are others too. 

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=282239125153263&set=pb.100001015343003.-2207520000.1350690270&type=1&permPage=1

(http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b258/texasmom55/Whitney%20Heichel/WhitneyHeichel_01-1.jpg)

Whitney Heichel
My heart.... it cant take it lol
Share ∑ November 30, 2011 near Gresham, OR
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Kaiimi Robbins time to have one of your own  awww so cute
November 30, 2011 at 2:10pm

Whitney Heichel its been time for a long time lol Just giving it some more i guess.
November 30, 2011 at 2:11pm


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: Tamikosmom on October 19, 2012, 08:48:25 PM

Police confirm they have missing woman's cell phone
Published: Oct 19, 2012 at 11:34 AM PDT


<snipped>

Elizabeth Spencer said she saw Heichel struggling to park her SUV the night before she disappeared.

"She just said she hadn't been feeling good and was tired,"  Spencer said. "She actually had asked me, she goes, 'Can you come over here for a minute?' She asked if she had bumped the car in front of her. I said, 'No. You're about two inches away from it, actually. I was like, 'Do you want me to just re-park it for you?' She said, 'Yeah,' kind of embarrassed to ask."

But Spencer said nothing seemed unusual about Heichel or her SUV.

"I got in and put my purse in the passenger seat. So I looked over that way and then re-parked her car. I obviously had to look out the window to be able to get in the spot Ė no, nothing weird," she said.

Hours later Heichel disappeared, and that same SUV Spencer helped park was discovered at the Wood Village Walmart with the passenger window smashed.

<snipped>

http://www.kval.com/news/local/Police-confirm-they-have-missing-womans-cell-phone-174976521.html



Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: Northern Rose on October 19, 2012, 08:50:40 PM
KGW News‏@KGWNews

 RT @MikeBennerKGW: At 6 - Hear from the girl and mom who found Whitney's cell phone http://bit.ly/VdKqvo  #findwhitney http://kgw.com/live-stream
 
https://twitter.com/KGWNews (https://twitter.com/KGWNews)


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: Northern Rose on October 19, 2012, 08:54:59 PM

Find Whitney Heichel

 
I talked to Whitney's husband Clint a little bit ago and he wanted to thank everyone for your continued support. He also wanted to clarify that the link posted below for donations is NOT a fake sight. All money will go to the family during this difficult time. Thanks everyone!v

http://www.facebook.com/FindWhitneyHeichel?ref=stream


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: Northern Rose on October 19, 2012, 09:00:22 PM
Kyle Iboshi‏@KyleIboshi

 Just spoke with 9-year old that found missing Gresham woman's cell phone. Phone was ringing. Had photos & text messages on it. #findwhitney

Kyle Iboshi‏@KyleIboshi

 Just spoke with 9-year old that found missing Gresham woman's cell phone. Phone was ringing. Had photos & text messages on it. #findwhitney
 
Kyle Iboshi‏@KyleIboshi

 Girl that found missing woman's cell phone, "I think someone threw it and it landed face up," said Lexis Maxwell. #findwhitney
 
https://twitter.com/KyleIboshiv (https://twitter.com/KyleIboshiv)
 


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: Rob on October 19, 2012, 09:16:30 PM
Quote
He said the phone was found turned off but contained text messages from her family members, including her husband, Clint, asking about her whereabouts.
 
Grandjean said he was pleased with the results investigators were getting back from Heichelís cell phone as well as her SUV, which was found the morning she disappeared at 11:17 in a Walgreens parking lot with its passenger-side window smashed.

Here comes the typical combination of bad reporting and folks not up to date.

Quote
Just spoke with 9-year old that found missing Gresham woman's cell phone. Phone was ringing. Had photos & text messages on it. #findwhitney

Additionally, the SUV was found at Walmart.

I have to wonder why Clint has the courage to speak to Whitney's friend who's running the FB page and shut the other page down and now has the contribution page up and running - the one who will accept nothing but prayers and good thoughts - but yet can't muster the guts to speak to the nation with HIS wife missing.

Hello.

I realize some people don't know how they look to others, but don't make it my job to point it out.



Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: Rob on October 19, 2012, 09:22:17 PM

Find Whitney Heichel

 
I talked to Whitney's husband Clint a little bit ago and he wanted to thank everyone for your continued support. He also wanted to clarify that the link posted below for donations is NOT a fake sight. All money will go to the family during this difficult time. Thanks everyone!v

http://www.facebook.com/FindWhitneyHeichel?ref=stream

Good luck with that. Time to verify the contribution page but no moxie at the presser.

If I don't see Clint out there pronto my focus is shifting.


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: Rob on October 19, 2012, 09:33:25 PM
I must say - I have been following criminal investigations for more that 15 years. Over ten as a poster. I have personally established relationships with investigators and for the life of me I don't see where this case is headed.

These investigators are either the smartest guys that have ever lived and have this case essentially wrapped up with no help whatsoever from the public or this is going down as the newest clusterf*uck on the west side of the Mississippi.

The one remaining hope - which I totally doubt at this point - is Whitney took off.

Whitney where ever you are my thoughts and prayers are with you. Wherever that may be.


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: Northern Rose on October 19, 2012, 09:36:32 PM
The interview  with the girls on http://kgw.com/live-stream  who found the phone, the girls mentioned that where they found it was beside a cut through to a path .  The cut through is used mostly by teens and transients.  I am seriously wondering if Whitney was taken by teen(s) .


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: Rob on October 19, 2012, 09:49:09 PM
The interview  with the girls on http://kgw.com/live-stream  who found the phone, the girls mentioned that where they found it was beside a cut through to a path .  The cut through is used mostly by teens and transients.  I am seriously wondering if Whitney was taken by teen(s) .

Younger people and transients are a common focus of crimes. That's because they commit the vast majority of crimes.

However, what kind of teen or transient is wait to commit a crime at 6:45 am to 7 am. That's not the typical profile for a teen nor a transient. Nothing is impossible, but something is seriously missing here.

Is is a teen on the way to school or a drug addict that shot up all night in the neighborhood and is on his way back to under the bridge?

 


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: texasmom on October 19, 2012, 10:26:56 PM
I didn't watch the last Press Conference, but I didn't see Clint at all at the 10am one this morning.

The last one I saw where they asked if he wanted to speak, it was stated that Clint had asked Mr. Vaughn to speak for him.  IIRC, that was the 4pm one yesterday.

I read earlier that Mr. Vaughn had missed the last couple Press Conferences due to business commitments. 

IMO, if Clint wasn't out looking for her he should have been there. 

We know from the press coverage that Whitney's mom was out feeding the searchers today.


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: Rob on October 19, 2012, 10:47:53 PM
I didn't watch the last Press Conference, but I didn't see Clint at all at the 10am one this morning.

The last one I saw where they asked if he wanted to speak, it was stated that Clint had asked Mr. Vaughn to speak for him.  IIRC, that was the 4pm one yesterday.

I read earlier that Mr. Vaughn had missed the last couple Press Conferences due to business commitments. 

IMO, if Clint wasn't out looking for her he should have been there. 

We know from the press coverage that Whitney's mom was out feeding the searchers today.

TM - something is going on here, either to protect Clint as he is hurting or worse - or the police are investigating him and saying he's not a suspect. Personally, I don't see how he is a suspect if he is triangulated to a tower and has been lock navigated to his house. I don't think anyone can outsmart the tek.

However, I just can't see the mom protecting him if she didn't know him inside and out.


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: Northern Rose on October 19, 2012, 11:18:29 PM
Jay Belcher‏@jaybelcher

 10pm press conference just scheduled in Heichel case. watch it streaming on http://kgw.com . @KGWNews #findwhitney

https://twitter.com/jaybelcher (https://twitter.com/jaybelcher)


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: klaasend on October 19, 2012, 11:19:12 PM
Jay Belcher‏@jaybelcher

 10pm press conference just scheduled in Heichel case. watch it streaming on http://kgw.com . @KGWNews #findwhitney

https://twitter.com/jaybelcher (https://twitter.com/jaybelcher)

Uh Oh


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: Northern Rose on October 19, 2012, 11:20:06 PM
The streaming link should read http://kgw.com/live-stream .  I am pretty sure he ha a typo in his tweet


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: Rob on October 19, 2012, 11:21:48 PM
Jay Belcher‏@jaybelcher

 10pm press conference just scheduled in Heichel case. watch it streaming on http://kgw.com . @KGWNews #findwhitney

https://twitter.com/jaybelcher (https://twitter.com/jaybelcher)

Uh Oh

why did they say - we'll see you next week. Sounded bad.

This doesn't sound better but who knows. Hugs.


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: Northern Rose on October 19, 2012, 11:23:01 PM
Stuart Tomlinson‏@ORweather

 The Gresham P D will hold press conference tonight at 10 to announce new developments in the disappearance of Whitney Heichel. #findwhitney
 Stuart Tomlinson‏@ORweather (http://Stuart Tomlinson‏@ORweather)

Stuart Tomlinson‏@ORweather

 The Gresham P D will hold press conference tonight at 10 to announce new developments in the disappearance of Whitney Heichel. #findwhitney
 https://twitter.com/chadcarterpdx (https://twitter.com/chadcarterpdx)

Janice Salvador‏@KATUJanice
 BREAKING NEWS: 10pm Newser #FindWhitney @KATUNews @KATUNews
 https://twitter.com/KATUJanice (https://twitter.com/KATUJanice)

Sally Ramirez‏@SallyKGW

 JUST IN: Watch 10PM press conf live Missing Gresham, Oregon woman. Tipline: 503 618-2719 http://www.kgw.com/live-stream  #findwhitney
https://twitter.com/SallyKGW (https://twitter.com/SallyKGW)


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: klaasend on October 19, 2012, 11:31:55 PM
10pm seems like forever from now.  Wonder if something will get leaked before then?


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: Rob on October 19, 2012, 11:33:19 PM
10 am is 1 am here. I can't stay up that late, even though I wish I could.

I hope there will be good news - but it doesn't sound like it.

Guess I'll check in around 6 am EST.

Hope and prayers for a little angel girl named Whitney.

 ::MonkeyAngel::

Nite nite all.



Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: Northern Rose on October 19, 2012, 11:33:35 PM
Meghan Kalkstein‏@KATUMeghan

 At 7:30 we watched an OSP forensics truck drive in the dark and rain on Larch Mountain... No word why #findwhitney
 
https://twitter.com/KATUMeghan (https://twitter.com/KATUMeghan)


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: Rob on October 19, 2012, 11:35:19 PM
10 am is 1 am here. I can't stay up that late, even though I wish I could.

I hope there will be good news - but it doesn't sound like it.

Guess I'll check in around 6 am EST.

Hope and prayers for a little angel girl named Whitney.

 ::MonkeyAngel::

Nite nite all.



Jeez - I meant 10 pm PST is 1 am here.

 ::MonkeyBike::

Nite all.



Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: Northern Rose on October 19, 2012, 11:35:58 PM
10 am is 1 am here. I can't stay up that late, even though I wish I could.

I hope there will be good news - but it doesn't sound like it.

Guess I'll check in around 6 am EST.

Hope and prayers for a little angel girl named Whitney.

 ::MonkeyAngel::

Nite nite all.



Nite Rob.  I have a bad feeling about this presser as well.


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: Northern Rose on October 19, 2012, 11:37:40 PM
Two live streams of the presser that I know of;

kgw.com/live-stream 

katu.com/news/live 


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: Northern Rose on October 19, 2012, 11:47:29 PM
Laura Rillos‏@LauraRillos

 OSP forensics truck drove up Larch Mtn. Rd at 7:40 pm. Don't know if/how this may be related to presser. #findwhitney pic.twitter.com/uMTUA3zQ
 
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/A5nr1orCMAEnXmi.jpg)

https://twitter.com/LauraRillos (https://twitter.com/LauraRillos)


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: Northern Rose on October 19, 2012, 11:53:36 PM
FOX 12 Oregon KPTV‏@fox12oregon

 Police: "No further information is available at this time" regarding tonight's 10 pm Whitney Heichel press conference. http://kptv.tv/OQ3hyo
 
https://twitter.com/fox12oregon (https://twitter.com/fox12oregon)


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: Northern Rose on October 19, 2012, 11:55:23 PM
Two live streams of the presser that I know of;

www.kgw.com/live-stream 

www.katu.com/news/live 

KOIN Local 6‏@KOINLocal6

 Gresham Police have scheduled a 10pm press conference to discuss the Whitney Heichel case. KOIN Local 6 will cary it live on tv and online.

https://twitter.com/KOINLocal6 (https://twitter.com/KOINLocal6)


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: texasmom on October 20, 2012, 12:00:55 AM
I'd seen some of this but not all...some of it may have already been posted.  I'd read somewhere else that the apron was found in a dumpster so I thought it was interesting.

http://www.katu.com/news/local/Police-search-Clackamas-County-park-for-missing-Gresham-woman-174660661.html?tab=video&c=y

From the video:

I think all the shots are from in and around Dodge Park

(http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b258/texasmom55/Whitney%20Heichel/1019201205.jpg)

Red tape with possible clues that read...

(http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b258/texasmom55/Whitney%20Heichel/1019201201.jpg)

"black apron with pieces of car window glass"

(http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b258/texasmom55/Whitney%20Heichel/1019201202.jpg)

(http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b258/texasmom55/Whitney%20Heichel/1019201203.jpg)

and on the ground,

"broken window glass"

(http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b258/texasmom55/Whitney%20Heichel/1019201204.jpg)



Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: Northern Rose on October 20, 2012, 12:08:04 AM

Meghan Kalkstein‏@KATUMeghan

 Mult Co Med Exam. truck at Larch Mountain... News conf at 10 KATU will carry it live on air and on web #findwhitney pic.twitter.com/Ymy46EU3
 
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/A5nxCHgCQAAIODB.jpg)

https://twitter.com/KATUMeghan (https://twitter.com/KATUMeghan)
 


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: Northern Rose on October 20, 2012, 12:09:22 AM
The M E truck tells me they found Whitney on Larch Mountain. 


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: texasmom on October 20, 2012, 12:09:56 AM
10pm seems like forever from now.  Wonder if something will get leaked before then?

Still an hour away...   :smt090



Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: texasmom on October 20, 2012, 12:10:54 AM
I was so afraid of that.   ::MonkeyNoNo::


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: Northern Rose on October 20, 2012, 12:14:03 AM
I was so afraid of that.   ::MonkeyNoNo::

we need a "hugs" monkey


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: klaasend on October 20, 2012, 12:17:32 AM
The M E truck tells me they found Whitney on Larch Mountain. 

I'm afraid that's the most likely reason. 


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: texasmom on October 20, 2012, 12:21:12 AM
The M E truck tells me they found Whitney on Larch Mountain. 

I'm afraid that's the most likely reason. 

I think so too...


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: yuknomenot on October 20, 2012, 12:23:30 AM
Haily DuFresne
My boyfriend and I were diving up to Larch moutain to hunt, we were driving around looking through bushes to see if we saw any deer. About 4 miles past all houses he turned to me an said he saw a girl sitting on a dead tree curled up.. I told him maybe we should turn around and ask if she needed help but we said f*** it and kept going. Now that we've seen this everywhere we feel horrible because the girl he saw ha brown hair and everything, plus it was strange to see a girl in the woods with no car and around no houses. I'm so sorry that we could have been a huge help and saved this girl but we didn't. My boyfriend called te cops and reported that we saw her and that she was still alive.
7 hours ago via mobile ∑

http://www.facebook.com/FindWhitneyHeichel
Is this real or was it a clue?  If real, from the sounds of things, Haily will be soon be reeling with guilt.


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: texasmom on October 20, 2012, 12:27:46 AM
I was so afraid of that.   ::MonkeyNoNo::

we need a "hugs" monkey

(((hugs))) for you while we wait Northern Rose...  ::MonkeyAngel::


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: Tamikosmom on October 20, 2012, 12:50:40 AM
 ::MonkeyShocked::

9:45 PM PT


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: klaasend on October 20, 2012, 12:52:05 AM
As usual, this website will be temporarily down around 10pm pacific time. Just reminding those that aren't normally in the forum at this time of nite.


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: Tamikosmom on October 20, 2012, 12:54:20 AM
Two live streams of the presser that I know of;

kgw.com/live-stream 

katu.com/news/live 


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: klaasend on October 20, 2012, 01:13:23 AM
Body found.  Arrest made, John Holt.


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: Northern Rose on October 20, 2012, 01:17:02 AM
Kate Cagle‏@KateCagle

 Police: arrested Jonathan Daniel Holt of Gresham for murder of Whitney Heichel.So sad. My thoughts with her family. #findwhitney

https://twitter.com/KateCagle (https://twitter.com/KateCagle)


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: Northern Rose on October 20, 2012, 01:18:24 AM
Whitney Jacobson‏@whiteisland

 Johnathan Daniel Hilt, Whitney's neighbor has been arrested for her murder (@katu) #findwhitney

https://twitter.com/whiteisland (https://twitter.com/whiteisland)
 


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: Northern Rose on October 20, 2012, 01:19:18 AM
Patrick Preston‏@P2KATU

 Police: evidence tested in crime lab ties Holt to Whitney's vehicle. #findwhitney
 
https://twitter.com/P2KATU (https://twitter.com/P2KATU)


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: Tamikosmom on October 20, 2012, 01:19:42 AM
Body found.  Arrest made, John Holt.

John Holt is an acquaintance of Clint and Whitney.  He lives in the same complex.

Janet




Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: Northern Rose on October 20, 2012, 01:20:31 AM
Patrick Preston‏@P2KATU

 Police say Holt was acquaintance who lived in the same apartment complex as the Heichels. #findwhitney
 
https://twitter.com/P2KATU (https://twitter.com/P2KATU)


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: Tamikosmom on October 20, 2012, 01:21:15 AM
 ::MonkeyTears::


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: Northern Rose on October 20, 2012, 01:22:52 AM
Meghan Kalkstein‏@KATUMeghan

 Police arrested this man of murder of Whitney Heichel. Confirming her body found on Larch Mountain #findwhitney

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/A5oAZ8eCYAEZrOg.jpg)

https://twitter.com/KATUMeghan (https://twitter.com/KATUMeghan)


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: Northern Rose on October 20, 2012, 01:26:44 AM
Patrick Preston‏@P2KATU

 Police: License plate found on Larch Mountain led searchers there, and eventually to Whitney's body today. #findwhitney
 
https://twitter.com/P2KATU (https://twitter.com/P2KATU)


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: Northern Rose on October 20, 2012, 01:29:07 AM
On live stream http://www.kgw.com/live-stream reporter said Holt was in for two interviews prior to today and in one of those he gave DNA.  He came in for another interview today.

License plate was found by some of Whitney's church members on Larch Mtn.  They found a lot of evidence in their search for Whitney which helped the police greatly.


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: Northern Rose on October 20, 2012, 01:33:01 AM
Missing Gresham, Ore. woman's remains found, man arrested

 By KOMO StaffPublished: Oct 19, 2012 at 10:19 PM PDT

(http://media.komonews.com/images/121019_jonathan_holt.jpg)

GRAHAM, Wash. -- Searchers have located the remains of missing woman Whitney Heichel, and police have arrested a man suspected in her death.

The 21-year-old woman's remains were found on Larch Mountain on Friday around the same time police arrested Jonathan Holt, who was an acquaintance of the victim.

Holt, 24, lived in Heichel's apartment complex, investigators said, and evidence tied him to the victim's car

http://www.komonews.com/news/local/Missing-Gresham-Ore-womans-remains-found-man-arrested-175044461.html


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: Northern Rose on October 20, 2012, 01:35:26 AM
Whitney Heichel's body found on Larch Mt., man arrested in murder
Posted on October 16, 2012 at 5:19 PM

 Updated Oct 19 at 10:21 PM

GRESHAM, Ore. -- Gresham police announced late Friday that they had found the body of Whitney Heichel on Larch Mountain, and they had arrested Jonathan Holt of Gresham in her murder.
 
Police say Holt was an acquaintaince who lived in the same apartment complex. Holt was arrested after being interviewed several times by police.
 
Police searched at Larch Mountain Friday for a third day Friday. The vehicle Heichel was driving had a missing licnse plate when it was located at a Wood Village Wamart. That license place was found at Larch Mountain, and that clue is what led police to search the area where her body was ultimately found.

 ::snipping2::

http://www.kgw.com/news/Missing-Gresham-womans-SUV-found-in-Wood-Village-174492781.html?c=n


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: texasmom on October 20, 2012, 01:36:09 AM
 ::MonkeyTears::

Rest in Peace Whitney...   ::MonkeyAngel::

Prayers of comfort for her family, and all that knew and loved her.


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: Tamikosmom on October 20, 2012, 01:44:38 AM
Whitney Heichel's body found on Larch Mt., man arrested in murder
Posted on October 19, 2012 at 10:19 PM


GRESHAM, Ore. -- Gresham police announced late Friday that they had found the body of Whitney Heichel on Larch Mountain, and they had arrested Jonathan Holt of Gresham in her murder.
 
Police say Holt was an acquaintaince who lived in the same apartment complex. Holt was arrested after being interviewed several times by police.

<snipped>

http://www.king5.com/home/175044451.html



Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: Tamikosmom on October 20, 2012, 01:46:00 AM
(http://riehlworldview.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/Whitney-Heichel.jpg)


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: Northern Rose on October 20, 2012, 01:49:10 AM
Missing Ore. woman's remains found, neighbor arrested

 By KOMO StaffPublished: Oct 19, 2012 at 10:19 PM PDT Last Updated: Oct 19, 2012 at 10:39 PM PDT

 ::snipping2::

News of the major break in the case ended an emotional week of uncertainty for the victim's family and friends.

"Words can't begin to express the sadness that our family is experiencing tonight," said family spokesman Jim Vaughn. "This has been the most traumatic thing that has happened to us, not only as Whitney's family, but her spiritual family as well, because we are so close."

http://www.komonews.com/news/local/Missing-Gresham-Ore-womans-remains-found-man-arrested-175044461.html?abc=L9OAsTVr


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: texasmom on October 20, 2012, 01:49:20 AM
http://www.websleuths.com/forums/showpost.php?p=8478556&postcount=1070

Today, 01:30 AM
ingra1327  
Registered User
    
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: PNW
Posts: 497
 press conference 10/19 10:00 pm
Good evening. Within the last several hours, detectives of the Gresham police department arrested Jonathan Daniel Holt of Gresham for the aggravated murder of Whitney Heichel. About the same time we arrested Holt, we also were notified by our investigators on Larch Mountain that they had located Whitney's body. We are still early into the arrest and the recovery of Whitney's body and cannot provide a lot of details about the investigation at this time. However, I will provide a basic timeline and information of how we arrived at the arrest of Holt and the location of Whitney.

Just before 1:00 pm on Tuesday Oct. 16, Gresham police officers responded to the Walmart in Wood Village regarding discovery of her car.

By 2 pm Gresham detectives responded to the Walmart.

By 3:30 pm that same day, all working Gresham detectives reported to the Walmart and began canvassing the area. During that canvass they located some of Whitney's personal effects in a dumpster in the parking lot. Later that evening detectives located additional personal effects in a dumpster in a shopping center that they also believed were from her vehicle.

We also developed information leading us to believe that her vehicle had traveled east into Clackamas county soon after her disappearance.

By late Tuesday, search teams organized by the Heichel's church located additional items of evidence near Dodge park. At this point the Multnomah County major crimes' team and the OSP were called in to assist with the investigation. This added about 15 additional investigators to the case.

On Wednesday morning, Oct. 17th, with all the additional resources,
canvassing began in the Heichel's apartment complex, detectives collected surveillance video and a search was began at Dodge park.

During this same time another search team organized by the church found a license plate and other items of interest on Larch Mtn. Detectives and SAR teams then responded and began to search on Larch mountain.

Later that day, investigators received information leading them to Holt. When contacted, he voluntarily came to the police department for an interview. During this interview with Holt detectives determined he was an acquaintance of the Heichels and lived in the same apartment complex.

On Thursday morning, Oct. 18th, our detectives continued to search Larch mountain and located even more evidence from her vehicle. Detectives also conducted a second interview with Holt at the Gresham police department. This interview had many inconsistencies from his first interview. But during this time we obtained DNA and fingerprints.

Later Thursday afternoon, as you all know, Whitney's cellphone was located in nearby Troutdale. We also discovered additional evidence that narrowed the focus on Holt as the suspect in the disappearance of Whitney Heichel.

Early this morning from the crime lab, we received additional evidence tying Holt to Whitney's car. The search also continued on Larch Mountain. Early this evening Holt came voluntarily to the police department for an additional interview. He was then subsequently placed under arrest by Gresham police.

At about that same time we were notified by detectives on Larch Mountain that they had located the body of Whitney.

Holt will be lodged at Multnomah County detention center and booked on the charges of aggravated murder.

Notifications have been made by us to the Heichel family and as you can imagine it was tragic news for them.

I have never been prouder of the work of not only the Gresham police department, but also for the assistance provided by Multnomah county sherrifs, Multnomah county district attorney's office, OSP and crime lab, Troutdale, Fairview, Clackamas county sherrifs, SAR teams from Multnomah county and the FBI. These investigators over the last three days have worked around the clock and have poured their hearts and souls into this case. In my 35 years of law enforcement this is one of the finest collaborations of police work I have ever seen.


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: Northern Rose on October 20, 2012, 02:06:07 AM
Not showing up yet

http://www.mcso.us/PAID/Default.aspx


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: Northern Rose on October 20, 2012, 02:11:58 AM
Body of missing woman found, neighbor arrested
 

Created on Friday, October 19, 2012.



After more than three days of searching, police have found the body of a missing Gresham woman and arrested a neighbor for her murder, police announced Friday night.

Jonathan Daniel Holt, 24, of Gresham faces an allegation of aggravated murder in the killing of Whitney Heichel.

Heichel, 21, disappeared at about 6:45 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, after leaving her apartment to go to her 7 a.m. shift at a Starbucks just two minutes away. She never made it.

Gresham Police Chief Craig Junginger described Holt as an acquaintance who lives in the same complex, the Heatherwood Apartments, in the 700 block of Southeast Mount Hood Highway.

Detectives identified Holt as a possible suspect on Wednesday, Oct. 17, the same day members of Heichel's church found a license plate and other items on Larch Mountain.

Police also recovered some of Heichel's personal belonging in a Dumpster at the Wood Village Wal-Mart where her car was abandoned at 11:14 a.m. Tuesday.

http://portlandtribune.com/pt/9-news/121543-body-of-missing-woman-found-neighbor-arrested


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: Northern Rose on October 20, 2012, 02:15:01 AM
Talking about the case on the live stream again now

http://www.kgw.com/live-stream


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: texasmom on October 20, 2012, 03:17:47 AM
http://www.kgw.com/video?id=175047511&sec=547977&ref=rcvidmod

24-year-old arrested in Whitney Heichel's murder 
Posted on October 19, 2012 at 11:14 PM


http://www.kgw.com/video?id=175047791&sec=547977&ref=rcvidmod

Gresham neighbors devastated by Heichel's murder
Posted on October 19, 2012 at 11:27 PM
Updated yesterday at 11:33 PM

http://www.kgw.com/video?id=175047771&sec=547977&ref=rcvidmod

Day of searching Larch Mountain ends in tragedy 
Posted on October 19, 2012 at 11:25 PM


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: texasmom on October 20, 2012, 03:35:03 AM

 ::MonkeyAngel::

(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/31290_116845758359268_1590881_n.jpg)


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: Sister on October 20, 2012, 09:13:14 AM

 ::MonkeyAngel::

(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/31290_116845758359268_1590881_n.jpg)
May she rest in peace.


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: texasmom on October 20, 2012, 09:25:08 AM
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/missing-ore-woman-body-found-man-arrested-article-1.1188211

Body of Whitney Heichel, Starbucks barista who  vanished on her way to work, found in remote area; neighbor arrested

The 21-year-old's body was found on Larch Mountain, a remote forested area east of Gresham, Oregon. Police arrested Jonathan Holt, 24, who lived in the same building as Heichel and her husband, for investigation of aggravated murder.

Comments (7)
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

PUBLISHED: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2012, 7:30 AM
UPDATED: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2012, 7:30 AM

GRESHAM, Ore. ó Searchers found the body of a young Oregon woman who vanished this week on her way to work and a neighbor has been arrested, Gresham police said late Friday night.

The body of Whitney Heichel, 21, was found on Larch Mountain, a remote, forested area east of Gresham, Police Chief Craig Junginger told a news conference.

After collecting DNA and fingerprints and conducting three interviews over three days, police arrested Jonathan Holt, 24, of Gresham, for investigation of aggravated murder, the chief said.

Holt lived in the same apartment complex as Heichel and her husband.

 ::snipping2::

Police have been searching Larch Mountain since Wednesday, believing that Heichelís SUV was driven there.

Detectives interviewed Holt on Wednesday and Thursday before arresting him during a Friday night interview, the chief said.

There were ďmany inconsistenciesĒ in Holtís interviews, Junginger said.

Additional crime lab evidence received Friday morning tied him to Heichelís vehicle, the chief added.

 ::snipping2::

Jim Vaughn, a family spokesman, addressed the Friday night news conference, thanking police for their commitment in the case.

ďReally, words canít begin to express the sadness that our families are experiencing tonight,Ē Vaughn said.

ďWhitney was a very loving person,Ē he added. ďShe was warm, she was kind, she was everything you would want in a friend, relative, spiritual fellow worshipper.Ē


 ::snipping2::


Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/missing-ore-woman-body-found-man-arrested-article-1.1188211#ixzz29qRJ48ZP


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: texasmom on October 20, 2012, 09:34:45 AM
https://www.facebook.com/Starbucks/posts/10151206472958057

Starbucks ∑ 32,371,993 like this
6 hours ago via Starbucks ∑

We are deeply saddened to learn of Whitney's death. Our thoughts and hearts are with Whitney's family, friends, fellow store partners and the Gresham and larger Portland communities during this very sad and difficult time. Whitney was well-liked by everyone she met and was heavily involved in her store and the community she served every day. Whitney, your Starbucks family will miss you greatly.

22,961 people like this.


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: labubske on October 20, 2012, 09:37:22 AM
How devastating.


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR(Arrest) BODY FOUND
Post by: MuffyBee on October 20, 2012, 09:45:55 AM
 ::MonkeyNoNo::  Sad news.  I've moved Whitney's thread to "Missing Found Deceased".   ::MonkeyAngel::


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR(Arrest) BODY FOUND
Post by: sunshine12 on October 20, 2012, 10:07:09 AM
this is so sad.  may she rest in peace.  i would like to say that I am impressed with the police work in this case and the work of the volunteers


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR(Arrest) BODY FOUND
Post by: klaasend on October 20, 2012, 10:18:34 AM
I'm wondering right now if my concern over the husbands appearance was due to HIM wondering about his neighbor.  Clinton may have suspected him.  This is so horribly sad.  Such a beautiful girl, so full of life.


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR(Arrest) BODY FOUND
Post by: Rob on October 20, 2012, 10:31:25 AM
I'm wondering right now if my concern over the husbands appearance was due to HIM wondering about his neighbor.  Clinton may have suspected him.  This is so horribly sad.  Such a beautiful girl, so full of life.

According to the article posted the neighbor was questioned several times - so Clint much have had an inkling something was up.

Also, credit to the police - they proved me wrong. Good efficient police work.

Anyway - terrible terrible news. My thoughts and prayers are with Whitney.


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR(Arrest) BODY FOUND
Post by: Northern Rose on October 20, 2012, 10:55:27 AM
Watch Friday night's news conference:
By KATU News Published: Oct 20, 2012 at 12:25 AM PDT

http://www.katu.com/news/local/Gresham-Police-Department-news-conference----175048751.html?tab=video&c=y



Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR(Arrest) BODY FOUND
Post by: darla on October 20, 2012, 10:56:40 AM
Sad morning Monkeys.....Not the news I wanted to see this morning. RIP Sweet Whitney!

I bet that couple that rode by are feeling kind of guilty this morning.


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR(Arrest) BODY FOUND
Post by: Northern Rose on October 20, 2012, 11:01:24 AM


(http://media.katu.com/images/121020_jonathan_daniel_holt_mug.jpg)

Jonathan Daniel Holt Multnomah County booking photo.  Arrested 5 p.m. Friday, Oct 19, 2012.  Booked 12:20 a.m. Saturday, Oct 20, 2012

http://www.katu.com/news/local/Police-evidence-telling-a-story-in-missing-woman-case-175019181.html#missing_woman_news_conference


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR(Arrest) BODY FOUND
Post by: Northern Rose on October 20, 2012, 11:04:59 AM
(http://www.mcso.us/PAID/ImageHandler.axd?mid=Ss2t5E2RMMx5KEedOaWH9w==&size=F)
SWIS ID:  768300 
Name:  Holt, Jonathan Daniel 
Age:  25 
Gender:  Male 
Race:  White 
Height:  5 ft 10 in 
Weight:  170 lbs 
Hair:  Brown 
Eyes:  Brown 
Arresting Agency:  Gresham Police Department 
Arrest Date:  10/19/2012 5:00 PM 
Booking Date:  10/20/2012 12:20 AM 
Current Status:  In Custody 
Assigned Facility:  MCDC 
Projected Release Date:  Unknown 
 
 
Court Case No.  None  DA Case No.  None  Citation No.  None 
Charge Bail Status
AGGR MURDER (A Felony) $0 Unsentenced
AGGR MURDER (A Felony) $0 Unsentenced
AGGR MURDER (A Felony) $0 Unsentenced
 
http://www.mcso.us/PAID/BookingDetail.aspx?ID=Ss2t5E2RMMx5KEedOaWH9w==


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR(Arrest) BODY FOUND
Post by: Amys Sister on October 20, 2012, 11:16:48 AM
Sad morning Monkeys.....Not the news I wanted to see this morning. RIP Sweet Whitney!

I bet that couple that rode by are feeling kind of guilty this morning.

I was thinking that, too, but then I wondered if they would have been hurt also if they had stopped.  If Whitney was already deceased it may have been a blessing in disguise that they continued to drive on.

I imagine her killer was preparing a place to hide her body and heard the couple's vehicle coming then hid until the couple continued on.


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR(Arrest) BODY FOUND
Post by: Red on October 20, 2012, 11:20:45 AM
Extremely sad news; however, thankfully they arrested the SOB that killed her.

It is just frightening as to what lives around us.

May Whitney Heichel rest in eternal peace. My prayers go out to her family and loved ones.


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR(Arrest) BODY FOUND
Post by: Tamikosmom on October 20, 2012, 01:58:25 PM
The Body of Missing Whitney Heichel Found on Larch Mountain East of Gresham Ö Police Arrest Jonathan Holt for Aggravated Murder

Posted October 20, 2012 by Scared Monkeys

http://scaredmonkeys.com/2012/10/20/the-body-of-whitney-heichel-found-on-larch-mountain-east-of-gresham-police-arrest-jonathan-holt-aggravated-murder/


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR(Arrest) BODY FOUND
Post by: cookie on October 20, 2012, 05:40:02 PM
sad outcome...
poor girl. She must have been so scared...RIP...


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: Tamikosmom on October 20, 2012, 07:00:59 PM

Is this it?

 ::snipping2::
 
Gresham police said there is surveillance video showing Whitney Heichel's SUV at the gas  station, but the video is poor quality and detectives cannot determine who is driving the car. They also cannot determine if the passenger window was broken at that time.

 ::snipping2::

http://www.kptv.com/story/19838032/gresham-woman-missing-police-consider-it-suspicious

Technology allowed man to walk on the moon and send back to Earth clearer images than  surveillance cameras can capture from close up.  Why?

Janet


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: MuffyBee on October 20, 2012, 07:24:01 PM

Is this it?

 ::snipping2::
 
Gresham police said there is surveillance video showing Whitney Heichel's SUV at the gas  station, but the video is poor quality and detectives cannot determine who is driving the car. They also cannot determine if the passenger window was broken at that time.

 ::snipping2::

http://www.kptv.com/story/19838032/gresham-woman-missing-police-consider-it-suspicious

Technology allowed man to walk on the moon and send back to Earth clearer images than  surveillance cameras can capture from close up.  Why?

Janet

$$$$


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR(Arrest) BODY FOUND
Post by: Bearlyhere on October 20, 2012, 08:12:27 PM

So sad that such a bright candle was stamped out much too soon.  RIP, dear Whitney.  My heart goes out to all those who love her.

 ::MonkeyAngel::



Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: Samantha on October 20, 2012, 08:23:06 PM

Is this it?

 ::snipping2::
 
Gresham police said there is surveillance video showing Whitney Heichel's SUV at the gas  station, but the video is poor quality and detectives cannot determine who is driving the car. They also cannot determine if the passenger window was broken at that time.

 ::snipping2::

http://www.kptv.com/story/19838032/gresham-woman-missing-police-consider-it-suspicious

Technology allowed man to walk on the moon and send back to Earth clearer images than  surveillance cameras can capture from close up.  Why?

Janet

$$$$

I was going to say that too.. But to also add its not just the money for the better cameras... It's also the upgrade in storage. The size of the higher quality files created is so large that the businesses would have to invest in expensive harddrives/servers to store this video.. Especially if they save a significant amount of days saved.

Think of how many cameras they'd have (so separate videos for each), 24 hours a day of video, how large those files would be, and how many days they'd save them...

Sure the technology is out there.. It just isn't a manageable expense for most places at this time.


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR(Arrest) BODY FOUND
Post by: Northern Rose on October 20, 2012, 08:47:32 PM
Suspect in Whitney Heichel slaying found through intense investigation by police, volunteers
on October 20, 2012 at 5:00 PM, updated October 20, 2012 at 5:04 PM

 ::snipping2::

Holt is scheduled to be arraigned Monday afternoon in Clackamas County Circuit Court. Heichel was killed in Clackamas County, not in Multnomah County where her body was found, according to Gresham police. A Multnomah County prosecutor will continue to work with Clackamas County on the case.

The medical examiner completed an autopsy on Heichel Saturday afternoon, but the results were not made public.

 ::snipping2::

http://www.oregonlive.com/gresham/index.ssf/2012/10/long_investigation_led_to_trag.html


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR
Post by: Tamikosmom on October 20, 2012, 09:17:26 PM

Is this it?

 ::snipping2::
 
Gresham police said there is surveillance video showing Whitney Heichel's SUV at the gas  station, but the video is poor quality and detectives cannot determine who is driving the car. They also cannot determine if the passenger window was broken at that time.

 ::snipping2::

http://www.kptv.com/story/19838032/gresham-woman-missing-police-consider-it-suspicious

Technology allowed man to walk on the moon and send back to Earth clearer images than  surveillance cameras can capture from close up.  Why?

Janet

$$$$

I was going to say that too.. But to also add its not just the money for the better cameras... It's also the upgrade in storage. The size of the higher quality files created is so large that the businesses would have to invest in expensive harddrives/servers to store this video.. Especially if they save a significant amount of days saved.

Think of how many cameras they'd have (so separate videos for each), 24 hours a day of video, how large those files would be, and how many days they'd save them...

Sure the technology is out there.. It just isn't a manageable expense for most places at this time.


Thanks Muffy and Samantha

IMO it defeats the purpose when business owners invest bucks in security systems that do not produce high quality images.

Janet

 


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR(Arrest) BODY FOUND
Post by: Northern Rose on October 20, 2012, 11:33:10 PM
Neighbors know little about suspect in Whitney Heichel's killing
 October 20, 2012 at 7:59 PM
 
http://www.oregonlive.com/gresham/index.ssf/2012/10/news_of_whitney_heichels_death.html


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR(Arrest) BODY FOUND
Post by: texasmom on October 21, 2012, 12:46:14 AM
 :smt022

Find Whitney Heichel's Photos

https://www.facebook.com/FindWhitneyHeichel/photos_stream


(https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/36615_363012787119967_1710132924_n.jpg)


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR(Arrest) BODY FOUND
Post by: texasmom on October 21, 2012, 12:53:18 AM
https://www.facebook.com/FindWhitneyHeichel/photos_stream

From the candlelight vigil at Starbuck's tonight.

(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc7/375817_363131923774720_1660704601_n.jpg)


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR(Arrest) BODY FOUND
Post by: texasmom on October 21, 2012, 01:13:19 AM
http://youtu.be/qNQ5KcEJAU0


 ::MonkeyAngel::

http://www.youtube.com/v/qNQ5KcEJAU0?version=3&amp;hl=en_US&amp;rel=0


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR(Arrest) BODY FOUND
Post by: texasmom on October 21, 2012, 01:40:26 AM
https://www.facebook.com/Justice4Whitney/photos_stream

(https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc6/254340_402272983175915_1871680727_n.jpg)


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR(Arrest) BODY FOUND
Post by: texasmom on October 21, 2012, 01:59:27 AM
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/10/21/police-keep-quiet-on-arrest-in-killing-oregon-woman/

Police keep quiet on arrest in killing of Oregon woman
Published October 21, 2012
Associated Press

GRESHAM, Ore. Ė  The discovery of a 21-year-old woman's body on a remote, forested mountain gave a terrible answer to the family, friends and church members who worked so hard to find out what happened to her.

But it remained unclear Saturday what information led police to a neighbor and acquaintance who quickly emerged as a suspect in her death last week.

Jonathan Holt, 24, of Gresham, a resident of the apartment complex where Whitney Heichel lived with her husband, was arrested for investigation of aggravated murder Friday night, about the same time her body was found on Larch Mountain, east of Gresham.

He was scheduled to be arraigned Monday in Clackamas County.

Police said autopsy results would not be released Saturday and sought to derail speculation that Holt's relationship with Heichel was anything more than as an acquaintance.

"There is no evidence that has surfaced in the investigation leading investigators to believe there was anything more," according to a city news release.

Heichel reportedly left her apartment Tuesday morning for her job as a Starbucks barista. She never showed up, and three hours later, her husband, Clint, called police. He told investigators he tried to reach Whitney multiple times after her boss alerted him that she never arrived for her 7 a.m. shift.

Police said Heichel's ATM card was used at a nearby Troutdale gas station at 9:14 a.m. Tuesday. Two hours later, family and friends discovered her sport utility vehicle in a Wal-Mart parking lot with the passenger side window smashed.

Some of her items were found in a trash bin nearby, and a child later found her cellphone in a field that lies between the gas station and the Wal-Mart.

Police began searching Larch Mountain on Wednesday, believing that Heichel's SUV was driven there, and discovered her body Friday night. The family's search team had discovered a license plate and other "items of interest" on Larch Mountain, police Chief Craig Junginger said.

Holt first came to their attention Wednesday, when he volunteered to be interviewed, Junginger said, and two interviews revealed inconsistencies in his statements. He submitted to fingerprint and DNA analysis, and that helped tie him to the SUV, the chief said.

It was not immediately clear if Holt had obtained a lawyer. He remained held without bail at the Multnomah County Detention Center.

Police did not respond to requests for comment Saturday and said in an email that no further information would be released.

 ::snipping2::


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR(Arrest) BODY FOUND
Post by: texasmom on October 21, 2012, 09:34:25 AM
http://www.koinlocal6.com/mostpopular/story/Police-Tips-still-needed-after-arrest-in-Gresham/f5wcBhlf0kG7-NChnzHypA.cspx

Police: Tips still needed after arrest in Gresham Starbucks worker's death
Contributor: Jennifer Meacham Email: jmeacham@koin.com
         
Print Story Published: 10/20 10:26 am Share   

GRESHAM, Ore. -- After a four-day search for a missing Gresham woman ended with the discovery of her body, detectives say they're not done yet.

Investigators tell KOIN they're still looking for tips on the whereabouts of their prime suspect -- 24-year-old Jonathan Daniel Holt -- in the days leading up to and surrounding Whitney Heichel's disappearance.

 ::snipping2::

Holt lived in the same apartment complex as Whitney Heichel and her husband.

On Saturday investigators told KOIN they're still following up on leads now that Holt's photo is in the news. Holt is charged with aggravated murder in Whitney's death; his 25th birthday is next Wednesday.

 ::snipping2::

Over the next few days, authorities searched at least six key locations trying to find Whitney. They started with the dumpsters near where Whitney's SUV was found.

"By 3:30 p.m., all working Gresham Detectives reported to the Walmart and began canvassing the area," said Gresham Police Chief Craig Junginger in his prepared statement. "They located some of Whitney's personal affects in a dumpster in the parking lot. Later that evening, detectives located additional personal affects in dumpster in a nearby shopping center that they believed were also from her vehicle."

Gresham Police reports that it "also developed information leading us to believe her vehicle had traveled east into Clackamas County soon after her disappearance."

Search crews then went to Dodge Park in Clackamas County. There they found a number of items -- such as empty Four Loko cans and a vehicle floor mat -- described as "out of place."

On Thursday a child found Whitney's cell phone near the Troutdale Terrace Apartments on Southwest 257th Avenue. Whitney's family members tell KOIN that her debit card was used at a Troutdale gas station the morning of her disappearance.

Volunteer searchers also went to Larch Mountain.

"[A]nother search team organized by the church found the license plate and other items of interest on Larch Mountain," Gresham Police reports. "Detectives and Search and Rescue teams then responded and began a search on Larch Mountain."

After finding what is being called "additional possible evidence from [Whitney's] vehicle," authorities located the 21-year-old's body on Larch Mountain Friday.

 ::snipping2::

Holt's fate

Other than some traffic charges, Holt has no previous criminal record.

UPDATE 4:58 p.m.: Multiple officials familiar with this case say that, after reviewing evidence, all court proceedings will be handled in Clackamas County Circuit Court. Officials say this suggests Whitney Heichel was killed in Clackamas County.

Holt, now lodged at the Multnomah County Detention Center, will be transferred to the Clackamas County Jail by Monday, officials said.

 ::snipping2::
 
Anyone with additional tips on Holt's whereabouts before and after Tuesday morning can contact the Gresham Police Department at 503-618-2719.


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR(Arrest) BODY FOUND
Post by: texasmom on October 21, 2012, 09:46:32 AM
In the video:  Former neighbor talks about their experience with Holt being a Peeping Tom.

http://www.nwcn.com/home/?fId=175092931&fPath=%2Fnews%2Flocal&fDomain=10202

Clues lead detectives to suspect in murder of Whitney Heichel

by KGW staff
NWCN.com
Posted on October 20, 2012 at 3:56 PM
Updated yesterday at 6:38 PM

 ::snipping2::

KGW learned that Holt went to Parkrose High School in Northeast Portland and graduated in 2006. He has no history of violent crime with only minor driving infractions on his record.

(http://images.bimedia.net/images/Holt-Highschool.jpg)

Neighbors told KGW that they had seen detectives around their apartment complex during the past few days and were surprised to hear Holt was arrested for the crime.


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR(Arrest) BODY FOUND
Post by: texasmom on October 21, 2012, 09:54:20 AM
http://www.katu.com/news/Neighbors-never-saw-Holt-Heichel-together-175099421.html?skipthumb=Y

Neighbors never saw Holt, Heichel together

By Emily Sinovic, KATU News and KATU.com staff Published: Oct 20, 2012 at 5:48 PM PDT Last Updated: Oct 20, 2012 at 8:17 PM PDT

GRESHAM, Ore. Ė Police said Saturday there was no reason to believe that Whitney Heichel and her suspected killer were anything more than acquaintances.

Jonathan Daniel Holt, 24, was arrested Friday night in connection with the Gresham womanís murder. Holt lived at the same apartment complex as Heichel and her husband Clint.

ďI donít know how we have these people around here, especially with our kids,Ē said neighbor Maria Sandoval, who lives in the same Gresham apartment complex.

Sandoval said she never saw Holt and Heichel together.

Another neighbor who was a close friend of Heichel's told KATU News that she had never seen Holt's face before Friday night's news conference.

 ::snipping2::

Holt grew up in East Portland and attended school in the Parkrose School District. Neighbors of Holtís family told KATU News he was a Jehovahís Witness.

ďI see his wife with him,Ē Sandoval said. ďI think he was married.Ē

Sandoval said she did notice some strange behavior from Holt, especially when he returned home from riding his motorcycle.

ďHe always wore his helmet all the time, never showed his face,Ē Sandoval said. ďLike, why does this guy never take it off? Heís walking to his apartment, doesnít need it anymore.Ē

 ::snipping2::


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR(Arrest) BODY FOUND
Post by: MuffyBee on October 21, 2012, 10:07:42 AM
I believe sometimes the police do not release certain information to the public, for fear it may tip someone off. Holt voluntarily came in for an additional interview and was arrested.  Perhaps he thought the police had no clue about him and was coming in to act all cooperative and helping the investigation and thought he was fooling the police.  When in reality, his stories didn't add up and the police were already looking at him closely.  He came to them, they didn't have to go find him, and the best thing is, no one else was injured at his arrest.  He's now in custody and can't harm anyone else.

http://www.katu.com/news/Neighbors-never-saw-Holt-Heichel-together-175099421.html?skipthumb=Y
Quote
During interviews with Holt, police said there were inconsistencies in his story.

At the same time Holt voluntarily came in for an additional interview Friday evening, police said investigators discovered Heichelís body. Holt was arrested at about the same time, police said.


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR(Arrest) BODY FOUND
Post by: MuffyBee on October 21, 2012, 10:18:44 AM
Maybe Holt wanted to be arrested?!  Or was he cooperating to try to throw the police off? 

http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/oregon-police-body-of-missing-woman-found-man-arrested-for-aggravated-murder/2012/10/20/04891b5e-1a78-11e2-ad4a-e5a958b60a1e_story.html
Oregon police keep mum on details linking suspect with killing of 21-year-old woman
October 21, 2012

GRESHAM, Ore. ó The discovery of a 21-year-old womanís body on a remote, forested mountain gave a terrible answer to the family, friends and church members who worked so hard to find out what happened to her.

But it remained unclear Saturday what information led police to a neighbor and acquaintance who quickly emerged as a suspect in her death last week.
 ::snipping2::

Holt first came to their attention Wednesday, when he volunteered to be interviewed, Junginger said, and two later interviews revealed inconsistencies in his statements. He submitted to fingerprint and DNA analysis, and that helped tie him to the SUV, the chief said.

It was not immediately clear if Holt had obtained a lawyer. He remained held without bail at the Multnomah County Detention Center.

Police did not respond to requests for comment Saturday and said in an email that no further information would be forthcoming.
 ::snipping2::


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR(Arrest) BODY FOUND
Post by: Samantha on October 21, 2012, 10:45:00 AM
Maybe Holt wanted to be arrested?!  Or was he cooperating to try to throw the police off? 

http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/oregon-police-body-of-missing-woman-found-man-arrested-for-aggravated-murder/2012/10/20/04891b5e-1a78-11e2-ad4a-e5a958b60a1e_story.html
Oregon police keep mum on details linking suspect with killing of 21-year-old woman
October 21, 2012

GRESHAM, Ore. ó The discovery of a 21-year-old womanís body on a remote, forested mountain gave a terrible answer to the family, friends and church members who worked so hard to find out what happened to her.

But it remained unclear Saturday what information led police to a neighbor and acquaintance who quickly emerged as a suspect in her death last week.
 ::snipping2::

Holt first came to their attention Wednesday, when he volunteered to be interviewed, Junginger said, and two later interviews revealed inconsistencies in his statements. He submitted to fingerprint and DNA analysis, and that helped tie him to the SUV, the chief said.

It was not immediately clear if Holt had obtained a lawyer. He remained held without bail at the Multnomah County Detention Center.

Police did not respond to requests for comment Saturday and said in an email that no further information would be forthcoming.
 ::snipping2::


Don't they sometimes insert themselves into investigations to throw police off and/or be close to the investigation to see what's going on. He seemed to really put himself out there though. (The ego of it all... To think you can be right under their noses and they'd never suspect you)


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR(Arrest) BODY FOUND
Post by: texasmom on October 21, 2012, 11:12:39 AM
http://www.koinlocal6.com/mostpopular/story/Police-Tips-still-needed-after-arrest-in-Gresham/f5wcBhlf0kG7-NChnzHypA.cspx
 ::snipping2::
Quote
Search crews then went to Dodge Park in Clackamas County. There they found a number of items -- such as empty Four Loko cans and a vehicle floor mat -- described as "out of place."
::snipping2::

http://www.koinlocal6.com/Photo.aspx?content_id=061c9c7f-5f19-41d2-bbf8-d0a19f31f2a4&i=5

(http://www.koinlocal6.com/media/lib/107/d/6/8/d68a7d7a-85e6-4101-9b7a-b05e48e5f605/Original.jpg)

Investigators search Dodge Park, Larch Mountain in connection with missing Gresham woman

Douglas Key, KOIN Local 6 staff

Investigators are scouring Larch Mountain in connection with the disappearance of Whitney Heichel. Here are some items that were found Thursday morning, described by deputies on the scene as "out of place" for the mountain. Oct. 18, 2012.


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR(Arrest) BODY FOUND
Post by: texasmom on October 21, 2012, 11:13:57 AM
IMO, looks like possibly a Starbucks cup in the picture too.


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR(Arrest) BODY FOUND
Post by: labubske on October 21, 2012, 12:19:16 PM
http://www.katu.com/news/Neighbors-never-saw-Holt-Heichel-together-175099421.html?skipthumb=Y

Neighbors never saw Holt, Heichel together

By Emily Sinovic, KATU News and KATU.com staff Published: Oct 20, 2012 at 5:48 PM PDT Last Updated: Oct 20, 2012 at 8:17 PM PDT

GRESHAM, Ore. Ė Police said Saturday there was no reason to believe that Whitney Heichel and her suspected killer were anything more than acquaintances.

Jonathan Daniel Holt, 24, was arrested Friday night in connection with the Gresham womanís murder. Holt lived at the same apartment complex as Heichel and her husband Clint.

ďI donít know how we have these people around here, especially with our kids,Ē said neighbor Maria Sandoval, who lives in the same Gresham apartment complex.

Sandoval said she never saw Holt and Heichel together.

Another neighbor who was a close friend of Heichel's told KATU News that she had never seen Holt's face before Friday night's news conference.

 ::snipping2::

Holt grew up in East Portland and attended school in the Parkrose School District. Neighbors of Holtís family told KATU News he was a Jehovahís Witness.

ďI see his wife with him,Ē Sandoval said. ďI think he was married.Ē

Sandoval said she did notice some strange behavior from Holt, especially when he returned home from riding his motorcycle.

ďHe always wore his helmet all the time, never showed his face,Ē Sandoval said. ďLike, why does this guy never take it off? Heís walking to his apartment, doesnít need it anymore.Ē

 ::snipping2::

The helmet thing is odd to me...so he wore his helmet at inappropriate times.  I wonder if this guy has a mild form of autism or something that he had to wear a helmet for as a child/adolescent?


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR(Arrest) BODY FOUND
Post by: Amys Sister on October 21, 2012, 02:00:44 PM
I read that he agreed to go in for questioning on Wednesday after officers were alerted that he had been in the parking lot of the apartment complex at the same time as Whitney the morning she disappeared.  Either someone saw Holt outside that morning or someone who was in his apartment with him that morning informed LE. 

If the four cans of Four Loko were consumed by Holt that would explain his ridiculous movements (driving all over, ripping items from the SUV and leaving them everywhere, stopping at multiple gas stations and ATM's, throwing her phone in the woods in her neighborhood, etc...)

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/campus-overload/2010/11/drinking_one_four_loko_is_like.html


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR(Arrest) BODY FOUND
Post by: texasmom on October 21, 2012, 02:11:46 PM
http://www.kptv.com/story/19873223/whitney-heichels-family-releases-a-statement

Whitney Heichel's family releases a statement


Posted: Oct 21, 2012 12:28 AM CDT
Updated: Oct 21, 2012 12:53 AM CDT
By FOX 12 Staff - email


GRESHAM, OR (KPTV) -
Whitney Heichel's family released the following statement on Saturday night:

"We are profoundly devastated by the loss of Whitney Heichel. She was a loved and valued member of our faith. No words can express the pain and agony her family and friends are undergoing as we cope with the bewildering loss of Whitney. We will continue to support and help one another in this time of grief. Whitney's family, friends, and members of our faith draw strength from our God, and his words of comfort found in the bible. The outpouring of support from members of our faith has been such an aid in helping us to deal with the pain and loss of such a wonderful person. For us, this is not a surprise, because this is "what we do" as an organization.

"Yet the response we experienced from others has also proved that there many good people in our community. The loving concern from ones that didn't even know Whitney or her family has deeply touched our hearts. The kind expressions, and support from perfect strangers has confirmed to us that there is much good in people, and this good moves them to display "loving acts of kindness". And though, while this event in our lives is tragic, we saw the positive effects it has had on this community. The events of the last four days moved people to take action in many ways. The main goal was to find Whitney. With the help of many resources we accomplished that goal. Sadly not in the way we had hoped.

 ::snipping2::

More at the link


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR(Arrest) BODY FOUND
Post by: Northern Rose on October 21, 2012, 03:29:34 PM
Accused barista killer moved to Clackamas County Jail
Posted: Oct 21, 2012 12:56 PM MDT
Updated: Oct 21, 2012 1:13 PM MDT

 
 
Jonathan Holt was moved to the Clackamas County Jail
 
Whitney Heichel's body was found on Larch Mountain FridayPORTLAND, OR (KPTV) - The man charged with aggravated murder in the death of Whitney Heichel was moved from Multnomah County to Clackamas County this morning, where he is currently on a suicide watch, according to deputies.

Jonathan Holt, who turns 25 Wednesday, is expected to face a judge to hear his charges in Clackamas County on Monday.

Holt was originally booked into Multnomah County jail on Friday after he was arrested for allegedly killing the 21-year-old Gresham woman, who vanished after leaving for work last Tuesday morning.  Her body was recovered on Larch Mountain, which is in Multnomah County, on Friday.

Investigators have not stated why Holt was moved to Clackamas County, though more details are expected to be released Monday.

 ::snipping2::

http://www.kptv.com/story/19875174/accused-barista-killer-moved-to-clackamas-county-jail


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR(Arrest) BODY FOUND
Post by: MuffyBee on October 21, 2012, 03:50:55 PM
Accused barista killer moved to Clackamas County Jail
Posted: Oct 21, 2012 12:56 PM MDT
Updated: Oct 21, 2012 1:13 PM MDT

 
 
Jonathan Holt was moved to the Clackamas County Jail
 
Whitney Heichel's body was found on Larch Mountain FridayPORTLAND, OR (KPTV) - The man charged with aggravated murder in the death of Whitney Heichel was moved from Multnomah County to Clackamas County this morning, where he is currently on a suicide watch, according to deputies.

Jonathan Holt, who turns 25 Wednesday, is expected to face a judge to hear his charges in Clackamas County on Monday.

Holt was originally booked into Multnomah County jail on Friday after he was arrested for allegedly killing the 21-year-old Gresham woman, who vanished after leaving for work last Tuesday morning.  Her body was recovered on Larch Mountain, which is in Multnomah County, on Friday.

Investigators have not stated why Holt was moved to Clackamas County, though more details are expected to be released Monday.


 ::snipping2::

http://www.kptv.com/story/19875174/accused-barista-killer-moved-to-clackamas-county-jail

Suspect in Whitney Heichel slaying found through intense investigation by police, volunteers
on October 20, 2012 at 5:00 PM, updated October 20, 2012 at 5:04 PM

 ::snipping2::

Holt is scheduled to be arraigned Monday afternoon in Clackamas County Circuit Court. Heichel was killed in Clackamas County, not in Multnomah County where her body was found, according to Gresham police. A Multnomah County prosecutor will continue to work with Clackamas County on the case.

 ::snipping2::

http://www.oregonlive.com/gresham/index.ssf/2012/10/long_investigation_led_to_trag.html

I think the second quoted post answers the first, but we'll have to wait and see what's revealed on Monday, I guess.


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR(Arrest) BODY FOUND
Post by: Northern Rose on October 22, 2012, 01:16:55 PM
Autopsy: Whitney Heichel died of multiple gunshot wounds .
Posted on October 16, 2012 at 5:19 PM

Updated today at 9:26 AM


GRESHAM -- Whitney Heichel, 21, died of multiple gunshot wounds, according to autopsy results released Monday morning.

Her death has been officially ruled a homicide, said Dr. Christopher Young of the Oregon State Medical Examiner's office.

Both Jonathan Holt, the accused killer, and Heichel, attended the same Jehovah's Witness church, the woman's family confirmed Monday.

"We were completely shocked to find out that Jonathan Holt, an irregular attendee of our meetings, was arrested and would be in any way tied to this case as a suspect," the family said in a prepared statement.

 ::snipping2::

http://www.kgw.com/news/Missing-Gresham-womans-SUV-found-in-Wood-Village-174492781.html


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR(Arrest) BODY FOUND
Post by: darla on October 22, 2012, 02:02:06 PM
So very sad. My thoughts and prayers are with her family.
I think about how very scared she was. She looks like a 12 yr old.

Forgot my manners, Good afternoon Monkeys.


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR(Arrest) BODY FOUND
Post by: texasmom on October 22, 2012, 02:13:55 PM
http://abcnews.go.com/US/whitney-heichel-murdered-baristas-husband-asks/story?id=17534209#.UIWKLG_qllk

Whitney Heichel: Murdered Barista's Husband Asks Why

Video:  Whitney Heichel's Husband Interview: 'It's Very Difficult'

By CHRISTINA NG (@ChristinaNg27 )
Oct. 22, 2012

The devastated husband of murdered Oregon barista Whitney Heichel said that he had "bet on forever" with his wife of less than two years and has now been left wondering why anyone would hurt her.

"She's just very kind and loved everybody," Clint Heichel told ABC News' Abbie Boudreau in an exclusive interview. "She didn't do anything to deserve this. It's just ... why? That's the only question. Why?"

The search for the missing 21-year-old came to a close Friday night when police found her body and arrested a neighbor in connection with her death.

Police found Heichel's body on Larch Mountain, a 40-minute drive up winding roads from her home in Gresham, Ore.

They arrested Jonathan Holt, 24, an acquaintance and neighbor, after a series of interviews reportedly didn't add up and they found his fingerprints and DNA in her recovered car.

Clint Heichel said that the married Holt lived in his apartment complex, and they attended the same church. Heichel said that he and his wife cared for the Holts' plants and cats when they were away. Two weeks ago, Heichel helped Holt jump-start his motorcycle.

"It's very difficult, we only had a year and nine months together and when you get married you bet on forever," he said. "She was just a beautiful little person, just full of love, and she was just a ray of light to everybody."

Police have not reported a motive for the killing and have released few details about when Holt may have approached Whitney Heichel or if he had been stalking her.

 ::snipping2::

Additional reporting by ABC News' Alyssa Newcomb and Sydney Lupkin.


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR(Arrest) BODY FOUND
Post by: texasmom on October 22, 2012, 02:22:59 PM
http://www.oregonlive.com/gresham/index.ssf/2012/10/jehovahs_witness_community_mou.html

Jehovah's Witness community mourns Whitney Heichel
By Sara Hottman, The Oregonian   
on October 21, 2012 at 7:00 PM, updated October 22, 2012 at 8:12 AM

Sunday was the first day since Whitney Heichel disappeared that her congregation gathered for a formal meeting at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Gresham.

The gathering included references to scriptures that might lend comfort in a time of crisis, said a congregational elder, but wasn't materially different from a regular service.

It was Saturday that emotions ran high, when the congregation mourned for Heichel at an impromptu gathering at the hall. Jehovah's Witnesses from Gresham, Portland, Sandy, and Washington met there, said Jim Vaughn, a family spokesman and one of nine elders who lead Heichel's congregation.

"Local elders shared scripture and reminded friends that God doesn't stop bad things from happening, but good can come from the bad," Vaughn said.

He noted how Gresham police worked around the clock to search for Heichel. The way her and her husband's families took food to search parties during cold and rainy days last week. The way the city mourned for the family, with 350 people attending a vigil for Heichel on Saturday. The way Gresham businesses have come forward to offer fundraisers and donations in support of the family, such as the Portland and Gresham Dutch Bros. Coffee shops donating half their sales Monday to the Heichel family.

"They didn't know her, and we've had an overwhelming response," Vaughn said.

 ::snipping2::

Saturday at the gathering, a man who didn't know Heichel read a comforting scripture to the group. It turned out to be Whitney Heichel's favorite:

"Who will separate us from the love of the Christ? Will tribulation or distress or persecution or hunger or nakedness or danger or sword? To the contrary, in all these things we are coming off completely victorious through him that loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life nor angels nor governments nor things now here nor things to come nor powers nor height nor depth nor any other creation will be able to separate us from God's love that is in Christ Jesus our Lord."

At that moment, Vaughn said, "There weren't too many dry eyes."


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR(Arrest) BODY FOUND
Post by: Amys Sister on October 22, 2012, 03:54:26 PM
I'm thinking Holt's wife aided the investigation.

He looks sad in his booking photo, tormented even.  I don't recognize that in many murderers.



Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR(Arrest) BODY FOUND
Post by: Northern Rose on October 22, 2012, 07:51:10 PM
Jonathan Holt arraigned on 7 counts of aggravated murder in death of Whitney Heichel
 (VIDEO)
 Monday, October 22, 2012

An emotionally distraught Jonathan Holt quietly gave one-word answers Monday as he was arraigned seven counts of aggravated murder in the shooting death of Whitney Heichel of Gresham.

The multiple charges result from several aggravating factors  prosecutors allege, including kidnap, sodomy and robbery. Aggravated murder also applies to killings committed in effort to conceal another crime. If convicted, Holt could face the death penalty.
The case will presented to a grand jury. At that time, Holt could be charged with additional crimes.

Dressed in a suicide smock, Holt look down and appeared to be on the verge of tears during his brief appearance in Clackamas County Circuit Court via closed-circuit television.

 ::snipping2::

http://www.oregonlive.com/gresham/index.ssf/2012/10/jonathan_holt_arraigned_on_7_c.html


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR(Arrest) BODY FOUND
Post by: texasmom on October 22, 2012, 09:17:04 PM
http://abcnews.go.com/US/murdered-barista-whitney-heichel-raped-shot-times/story?id=17534209

2 Page Article

Murdered Barista Whitney Heichel Was Raped, Shot Several Times

By CHRISTINA NG (@ChristinaNg27 ) and ABBIE BOUDREAU
Oct. 22, 2012

The young Oregon barista Whitney Heichel who vanished on her way to her job at a Starbucks was sexually assaulted before she was shot "multiple" times, according to charges filed today against the man arrested in her death.

Jonathan Holt, 24, a neighbor of Heichel and a member of the same Jehovah's Witness church, appeared via closed-circuit television in Clackamas County court wearing a suicide smock.

He reportedly cried throughout the arraignment, simply answering "yes," to the judge's questions.

Holt was charged with seven counts of kidnap, robbery, sodomy and murder. His case will soon be presented in a grand jury, and additional charges may be filed. If convicted of the most serious counts he could face the death penalty.

He did not enter a plea at today's hearing and will continue to be held at a county jail without bail.

"The cause was multiple gunshot wounds and the manner was homicide," Dr. Christopher Young of the Multnomah County Medical Examiner's office told ABCNews.com.

 ::snipping2::


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR(Arrest) BODY FOUND
Post by: BabsKats on October 22, 2012, 09:49:51 PM
Poor little Whitney, what she must have endured.  Take the suicide smock off the monster and give him a rope!


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR(Arrest) BODY FOUND
Post by: texasmom on October 22, 2012, 09:53:11 PM
Edit to add link per texasmom.  MB
http://www.katu.com/news/local/Report-Whitney-Heichel-died-from-multiple-gunshot-wounds-175262191.html

Probable Cause Affidavit  

WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT

http://images.bimedia.net/documents/Holt+PC+doc.pdf

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Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR(Arrest) BODY FOUND
Post by: texasmom on October 22, 2012, 09:58:20 PM
http://www.katu.com/news/local/Report-Whitney-Heichel-died-from-multiple-gunshot-wounds-175262191.html

Police: Holt sexually assaulted then shot Whitney Heichel
By KATU News and KATU.com Staff Published: Oct 22, 2012 at 9:44 AM PDT Last Updated: Oct 22, 2012 at 5:41 PM PDT

125 Comments

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Jonathan Holt appears in Clackamas County Court by video monitor on Monday, Oct. 22.

GRESHAM, Ore. Ė A new court document explains for the first time what investigators say led up to the death of Whitney Heichel, the 21-year-old Gresham woman whose body was found last Friday.

The suspect in the case, Jonathan Holt, appeared in court on Monday afternoon, wiping away tears as he quietly answered questions from a judge.

According to a probable cause affidavit written by the officer who arrested Holt, Holt waited outside Heichelís apartment on the morning of October 16 and asked her for a ride.

Read the probable cause affidavit (Warning: graphic content)

Heichel, who knew Holt, obliged. About five minutes into the ride, police said Holt pulled out a handgun and forced Heichel to drive to Roslyn Lake in Clackamas County.

According to the affidavit from Officer Mary Nunn, Holt forced Heichel to perform oral sex on him, then shot and killed Heichel.

Nunn wrote that Holt dumped his phone at Roslyn Lake then drove Heichelís body to Larch Mountain, where she was eventually found three days later on Friday evening.

Holt was charged with sodomy as well as murder, according to charging documents. He appeared by video monitor in a Clackamas County Court on Monday afternoon.

Holt answered the judge's questions during his arraignment, responding "yes" three times. He appeared to be crying throughout the court appearance.

Earlier Monday, multiple law enforcement sources told KATU News that Holt would be charged with a sex crime related to the case. Court documents show Holt was also charged with kidnapping and robbery.

Medical Examiner Dr. Christopher Young said Heichel was shot four times, according to the affidavit.

The affidavit also states that Holtís cell phone was found at Roslyn Lake and that DNA ďconsistent with the DNA profile of Mr. HoltĒ was found on the steering wheel of Heichelís SUV.

 ::snipping2::


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR(Arrest) BODY FOUND
Post by: texasmom on October 22, 2012, 09:59:04 PM
Poor little Whitney, what she must have endured.  Take the suicide smock off the monster and give him a rope!

 ::rhino::


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR(Arrest) BODY FOUND
Post by: texasmom on October 22, 2012, 10:02:38 PM
Would a kind Mod please add this link to my post with the probable cause affidavit (IIRC it's #271) I should have referenced it also.

TIA!   ::MonkeyCool::   Done.  YW.  MB

http://www.katu.com/news/local/Report-Whitney-Heichel-died-from-multiple-gunshot-wounds-175262191.html



Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR(Arrest) BODY FOUND
Post by: texasmom on October 22, 2012, 11:55:21 PM
There's got to be more to this, it just doesn't make sense!   ::MonkeyWaa::



 


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR(Arrest) BODY FOUND
Post by: texasmom on October 23, 2012, 12:15:18 AM
The affidavit says the crime occurred at 8:40, guessing that's AM...if so who was sitting in the front seat of Whitney's Explorer when the gas was bought IIRC around 9:15?

Why did he get rid of his cellphone at Roslyn Lake? 

Just a couple of many questions I have...


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR(Arrest) BODY FOUND
Post by: Kokos Cat on October 23, 2012, 02:02:44 AM
Hi Monkeys... devastating about Whitney.

Did Holt make a plea today?

Thanks.



Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR(Arrest) BODY FOUND
Post by: Sister on October 23, 2012, 09:06:56 AM
There's got to be more to this, it just doesn't make sense!   ::MonkeyWaa::

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Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR(Arrest) BODY FOUND
Post by: Northern Rose on October 23, 2012, 10:46:42 AM
Jonathan Holt asked Whitney Heichel for a ride before killing her, according to court document
Created on Monday, October 22, 2012

http://portlandtribune.com/pt/9-news/121615-jonathan-holt-asked-whitney-heichel-for-a-ride-before-killing-her-according-to-court-document


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR(Arrest) BODY FOUND
Post by: Northern Rose on October 23, 2012, 10:47:22 AM
Hi Monkeys... devastating about Whitney.

Did Holt make a plea today?

Thanks.



No Plea.  They are appointing him a lawyer before his next court appearance.


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR(Arrest) BODY FOUND
Post by: Northern Rose on October 23, 2012, 10:53:20 AM

Find a Job M&S Wine Our Papers Feedback Tuesday, Oct 23 2012 3PM  44įF 6PM 48įF 5-Day Forecast Suspect in the murder of Starbucks barista appears to weep in court as he is accused of 'sexually assaulting the 21-year-old newlywed before shooting her multiple times'
ēWhitney Heichel's body found in wooded area near her home on Friday, three days after she failed to turn up to her work shift

ēHer SUV was seen at a gas station two hours later 'driven by a suspicious-looking man as she sat in the passenger seat'
ēPolice arrested Jonathan Holt, 24, following interviews and DNA evidence
ēHe committed kidnapping, sodomy and robbery in the course of killing her, according to court documents
ēHolt gave one word answers and appeared to weep during court appearance, via video

PUBLISHED: 00:47 GMT, 23 October 2012 | UPDATED: 10:36 GMT, 23 October 2012

 ::snipping2::


He is expected to get a court-appointed attorney within three days and return to court on Friday. He will continue to be held without bail in the county jail.

 ::snipping2::

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2221701/Whitney-Heichel-Suspect-Jonathan-Holt-murder-Starbucks-barista-appears-weep-court.html


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR(Arrest) BODY FOUND
Post by: Amys Sister on October 23, 2012, 12:05:57 PM
May justice be swift for Whitney Heichel. 

He chose her because she was beautiful and kind. 

Eventually we will collectively say enough is enough and change our laws to mete out a truly just and swift punishment for evil perpetrated on our innocents.



Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR(Arrest) BODY FOUND
Post by: cookie on October 23, 2012, 12:10:15 PM
May justice be swift for Whitney Heichel. 

He chose her because she was beautiful and kind. 

Eventually we will collectively say enough is enough and change our laws to mete out a truly just and swift punishment for evil perpetrated on our innocents.



 ::rhino:: ::rhino::


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR(Arrest) BODY FOUND
Post by: darla on October 23, 2012, 12:31:45 PM
Good afternoon Monkeys!

Reading through some of the articles, I have a question....If Whitney was seen in the vehicle at 9:15 at the gas station, sitting in the front seat, would she not already be dead by that time? Did this animal have her sitting up in the passenger seat? That just freaks me out.


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR(Arrest) BODY FOUND
Post by: Kokos Cat on October 23, 2012, 01:14:54 PM
Hi Monkeys... devastating about Whitney.

Did Holt make a plea today?

Thanks.



No Plea.  They are appointing him a lawyer before his next court appearance.

Thanks Rose...  ::MonkeyAngel::

any idea when his court appearance will be?

 ::MonkeyGavel::


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR(Arrest) BODY FOUND
Post by: Kokos Cat on October 23, 2012, 01:21:41 PM
Hi Monkeys... devastating about Whitney.

Did Holt make a plea today?

Thanks.



No Plea.  They are appointing him a lawyer before his next court appearance.

Oh... wait.... just found this:

http://www.philly.com/philly/wires/ap/news/nation/20121023_ap_affidavitsuspectsaysheshotoregonbarista.html

Quote
The statement from the Clackamas County sheriff's office was filed in court after 24-year-old Jonathan Holt pleaded not guilty Monday to killing his neighbor, 21-year-old Whitney Heichel.

 ::MonkeyGavel::

So... according to this article he plead not guilty on Monday... ?!?



Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR(Arrest) BODY FOUND
Post by: Kokos Cat on October 23, 2012, 01:30:45 PM

 ::MonkeyGavel::

Hmmm.... so now I'm seeing several reports that he plead not guilty on Monday.  Is this the first we've heard about this? (Sorry, I'm not up to date)

 ::MonkeyGavel::




Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR(Arrest) BODY FOUND
Post by: darla on October 23, 2012, 01:49:34 PM
I don't understand how they can plea not guilty after they confessed and gave details of the crime.
 ::MonkeyEek::


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR(Arrest) BODY FOUND
Post by: texasmom on October 23, 2012, 03:12:22 PM
Good afternoon Monkeys!

Reading through some of the articles, I have a question....If Whitney was seen in the vehicle at 9:15 at the gas station, sitting in the front seat, would she not already be dead by that time? Did this animal have her sitting up in the passenger seat? That just freaks me out.

Good afternoon Darla!

This question has been on my mind too... (I'm probably wrong but I keep wondering if it could have been his wife in the vehicle with him at that time)

http://scaredmonkeys.net/index.php?topic=13656.msg1543386#msg1543386


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR(Arrest) BODY FOUND
Post by: texasmom on October 23, 2012, 03:14:46 PM
I don't understand how they can plea not guilty after they confessed and gave details of the crime.
 ::MonkeyEek::

I don't have time to look back right now, but I'm thinking he didn't have an attorney yet; (if that's true I think it would be odd for him to have entered a plea without representation?)...and I know I've read that he didn't enter a plea yesterday.  But maybe those reports were wrong? 


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR(Arrest) BODY FOUND
Post by: texasmom on October 23, 2012, 06:03:48 PM
http://www.oregonlive.com/gresham/index.ssf/2012/10/jonathan_holts_employer_offers.html

Jonathan Holt's employer offers condolences to Whitney Heichel family
 By Lynne Terry, The Oregonian
on October 23, 2012 at 10:38 AM, updated October 23, 2012 at 10:43 AM

An employer of Jonathan Holt, whoís accused of murdering Whitney Heichel, issued a statement on Tuesday, offering condolences to her family.

Canteen Vending Services, said in the statement: ďWe are saddened by the tragic circumstances of this situation, and we offer our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Whitney Heichel at this time.Ē

The statement said that the company, located on Swan Island, was unable to comment on Holtís employment. It said the company is cooperating with investigators.

The company, an affiliate of Compass Group USA, services vending machines, according to spokeswoman Betsy OíBrien.

 ::snipping2::


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR(Arrest) BODY FOUND
Post by: texasmom on October 23, 2012, 07:14:00 PM
http://americanlivewire.com/jonathan-holt-accused-of-kidnapping-sodomy-and-robbery/

Jonathan Holt accused of kidnapping, sodomy and robbery in Whitney Heichel case

 ::snipping2::

Holtís family said it had no indication that Holt was ďcapable of being involved in what is alleged to have happened,Ē and offered its condolences to her husband, and parents.


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR(Arrest) BODY FOUND
Post by: texasmom on October 23, 2012, 07:22:38 PM
http://www.ktvb.com/news/regional/175445061.html

 ::snipping2::

A family friend also told KGW that several transactions were made on Heichelís debit card, including at ATM machines and three different gas stations.

They said that gas station attendants at one of those locations -- a truck stop in Troutdale - remembered seeing her SUV and said Heichel was sitting in the passenger seat with a man driving. They said the man was acting suspicious and hurried, buying only a small amount if gas.

 ::snipping2::

The locations aren't exact but I think that truck stop would have been on the way to Larch Mountain, and according to the probable cause affidavit...after he'd killed Whitney.

http://goo.gl/maps/hjC7e

 ::MonkeyConfused::


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR(Arrest) BODY FOUND
Post by: texasmom on October 23, 2012, 08:02:56 PM
http://www.kgw.com/news/Whitney-Heichel-memorial-planned-for-Friday-175511521.html

Whitney Heichel memorial planned for Friday


(http://media.kgw.com/images/470*264/whitney+clint+heichel.jpg)
Clint and Whitney Heichel

by Teresa Blackman, kgw.com Staff
Posted on October 23, 2012 at 4:30 PM

GRESHAM, Ore. -- Family members are planning a public memorial so the community can share its love and support for Whitney Heichel.

 ::snipping2::

The community has already shown an outpouring of support for Heichel and her family. Now everyone is invited to attend an open house at the Salquist Kingdom Hall of Jehovahís Witnesses, located at 5127 SE Salquist Rd. in Gresham.

The open house will begin at noon on Friday, October 26 and continue to 5 p.m.

ďWe would like to request that once you have met the family, feel their love and appreciation, that you allow others to do so,Ē family friend Jim Vaughn said in a prepared statement. ďWe respectfully request that no cameras or recording devices be brought into our Kingdom Hall.Ē

Heichelís family also plans to hold a private memorial for Whitney at a different time.


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR(Arrest) BODY FOUND
Post by: texasmom on October 23, 2012, 08:08:30 PM
http://www.kgw.com/news/Police-Murder-suspect-Holt-mysteriously-vanished-in-2011-175490841.html

Police: Murder suspect Holt mysteriously vanished in 2011

by Teresa Blackman, kgw.com Staff
Posted on October 23, 2012 at 2:36 PM
Updated today at 4:14 PM

PORTLAND Ė The man accused of kidnapping, sexually abusing and killing his Gresham neighbor also mysteriously vanished for a time in 2011, prompting his friend to call 9-1-1, KGW has learned.

 ::snipping2::

In this latest twist, a police report just obtained by KGW shows that back on August 18, 2011, Holtís friend, Nathan Bargas reported him missing to police after he vanished, along with Bargas' rental car.

Bargas told the investigating officer at the time that the two had gone shopping together. He said Holt decided to stay in the car while Bargas went inside the Best Buy on NW Norman Avenue in Gresham.  But when Bargas came out of the store, both Holt and the car had vanished.

The police report said the officer asked Bargas if he thought John had stolen his car and Nathan said "this was very out of character for John, as he had just completed his EMT training and was a well-known and trusted friend."

The officer then called Holt's wife.  She said she had no idea where John was and began the process of filing a missing person report.

Just before 1 a.m. the next day, Holt resurfaced, according to the police report, and knocked on Bargas' back door.

Bargas said that Holt apologized for taking his car and told him he had a ďmental breakdownĒ and "needed time to rethink his life and straighten his priorities."

The police report said that Holt later told the officer he had gone to a park in Washington, near where he grew up, and spent several hours there.

(KGW reporter Kyle Iboshi contributed to this report.)


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR(Arrest) BODY FOUND
Post by: texasmom on October 23, 2012, 08:16:42 PM
http://www.kgw.com/news/Clues-lead-detectives-to-suspect-in-murder-of-Whitney-Heichel--175092931.html?c=n

Holt cries during Heichel murder arraignment

by KGW staff
Bio | Email | Follow: @KGWNews
Posted on October 21, 2012 at 11:47 AM
Updated today at 4:13 PM

 ::snipping2::

Sources told KGW reporter Kyle Iboshi that Holt was "obsessed" with Heichel.

 ::snipping2::

Holt worked at a Subway restaurant in Troutdale until last summer.  Co-workers there told KGW they were shocked to learn of his arrest.

"I found out they found her body and then I decided to look up the article. I saw his name and I read it literally four times. I looked at the picture and my jaw dropped because I was working with him, like, alone, so often and I never would have suspected that he would do that," said Holt's former Subway co-worker, Michelle Allen.

 ::snipping2::


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR(Arrest) BODY FOUND
Post by: texasmom on October 23, 2012, 08:39:52 PM
http://www.ktvb.com/news/regional/175445061.html

 ::snipping2::

Quote
Heichel's mother Lorelei Ritmiller described her daughter as someone willing help everyone. Her nickname was "momma" because she was just that to so many.

"She's not a picture, she's not a story, she's our daughter, she's a wife, she's a sister, she has five sisters and a brother. She has grandparents, aunts and uncles, cousins and thousands of people in the community of our faith that absolutely adore her," Ritmiller said.

"She's sunshine in our hearts, She's gentle, she's compassionate."

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2220528/Whitney-Heichel-Heartbreak-family-missing-womans-body-hidden-mountainside.html

 ::snipping2::

Quote
Ritmiller added that her daughter was a hard worker, a devoted Jehovah's Witness with a 'heart as big as the sun,' and her greatest hope was to have children of her own.

'She's wanted to be a mama since she was two years old and I brought her sister home,' she said. 'That was just her biggest hope, to have babies.'


http://youtu.be/qNQ5KcEJAU0


 ::MonkeyAngel::

http://www.youtube.com/v/qNQ5KcEJAU0?version=3&amp;hl=en_US&amp;rel=0


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR(Arrest) BODY FOUND
Post by: texasmom on October 23, 2012, 09:22:08 PM
 ::MonkeyAngel::

https://www.facebook.com/FindWhitneyHeichel/posts/363019607119285


Find Whitney Heichel ∑ 21,497 like this
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A letter from a Co-worker of Whitney's

A Letter to Whitney

My dear sweet Whitney,

My heart is broken for you and your family. This week there were untold numbers of prayers being said and people all over the country holding you in their hearts and hoping for your safe return. To our absolute sorrow this is not how events unfolded. When I found out last night that a monster had taken you from us, I felt at once numb, overwhelmed, sick and, in a small way, relieved. I knew for the first time in over three days of waiting and worrying and fear that you were not suffering. That no one could hurt you any longer. That your family and all of us who knew you could at least have some small peace in knowing that while you were no longer here, you were also not suffering alone. I sat and cried and talked with Ben, and recounted some of the wonderful, happy memories I have of you. And then I realized that those memories are what I have left of youóand I should share them. I told Ben I was concerned about what would happen when, eventually, people worked through their grief, and resumed their lives as before. How would we manage to keep your memory alive? How could we keep your sweet spirit with us always and not let it fade away? He told me I shouldnít worry much about thatóBenís lost several close friends in his life, and he assured me that even now, years later, he thinks of them. Remembers them. And, most importantly, remembers them as they were.... only the good things. This is what I hold in my heart nowóthat you are not what happened to you. That in our hearts and our memories you will always be the same sweet, lovely spirit you were in life.

These are my memories of you.

I think what impressed me most about you was your maturity. You understood family, and responsibility, and taking care of those around you. You were a hard-worker, and I always knew I could count on you to ďhold down the fortĒ in our lobby. You loved talking with people, and were always interested in their lives. I remember teasing you when youíd tell me your theory about what those certain customers were really up to... you know who I mean. Youíd invent back-stories for complete strangers, and it was so endearing. Youíd ask me about my life, and my relationship with Ben, and once or twice you thought you had been prying too much and later apologized to me, which was unnecessary, but I was struck by how considerate you were, how willing you were to make things right if you thought they werenít. You were always so respectful of others, and I always tried to be respectful of you and your beliefs as well, and you were always gracious and appreciative of that. Whenever holidays would come around, I would give everyone else Christmas cards, but wrote you a regular card. You always expressed gratitude for including you but also making an effort to respect your beliefs. I do not hold the same spiritual beliefs as you did, but I know your faith was extremely important to you, and you were a picture of respect and courtesy for others and their beliefs.

I think what Iím going to miss most about you is your smile and your laugh. You were such a beautiful woman, and I hope you felt that way. That is how we all saw you. Beautiful and full of light and life. You had these gorgeous eyes, perfect skin, and an absolutely radiant smile. You laugh was bubbly, contagious. You found the humor in small things, and always tried your best to see the upside of even difficult situations.

If I can say one thing for certain, itís that you were absolutely head-over-heels in love with Clinton. I remember how excited you were to get married, how disappointed you were when Clinton got sick shortly after your wedding, how much you looked forward to getting off work each day and seeing him. You talked about him all the time, and how wonderful a husband he was to you. You always seemed to have a story about something thoughtful Clinton had doneósomething simple, like taking you to buy new jeansóbut his love and thoughtfulness meant the world to you.

Anyone who knew you even a little bit probably knows you wanted to be a mother more than anything. We could all see what a wonderful, fun, natural mother you would be. I am so saddened you will not get that chance. You told me once that you had two mothers at our store... me and Kimmy. Kimmy was the one youíd go to when you needed to talk about a problem or needed a shoulder to cry on, and, in your words, I was more of a ďstern disciplinarianĒ. That makes me smile. I was flattered that you looked up to me, that you thought Iíd make a great mom someday, that I helped inspire you to want to be a dental technician. I am so sorry that these opportunities were taken from you. I will do my best to honor your memory by appreciating all of the wonderful people in my life, and all of the blessings in my life, both big and small.

Iím going to miss all the small things that were uniquely you. How excited you were to cut your hair, and how youíd compulsively tuck it behind your ear. You were such a girly-girl in a lot of ways, but you often surprised meólike with how excited you were to do the warrior dash and get covered in mud and eat turkey legs.. You always did your best to do things wellóIím going to miss telling you to hurry up and finish the pastry case, that it looked perfect. I smile every time I think about that random dream you had about me and my old-timey nightgown. You loved this time of year, loved to laugh, loved being a goofball sometimes, loved helping your family and friends with anything they needed, loved cleaning the house with the windows open while listening to reggae, and pumpkin spice chais, and double-blended frappuccinos, and scarves, and talking about babies.

You are loved, cherished, and will be remembered always. May you be at peace. May Clinton and the rest of your family and friends find peace and solace in your memory and in their faith.

I love you, Whit/Wooz/Woozlebee/Mrs. Heichel. Sweet girl, you will be so missed.

Love, Mo/Monique/Mosas

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Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR(Arrest) BODY FOUND
Post by: Northern Rose on October 25, 2012, 08:02:33 PM
Whitney Heichel: Clint Heichel says life without her is 'very difficult'
October 25, 2012 at 8:18 AM, updated October 25, 2012 at 8:45 AM

The husband of Whitney Heichel is trying to remember the good times with his wife and not focus on her murder.

"Just doing the best I can to keep moving forward without her, which is very difficult," Clint Heichel said in an interview with KGW (8). In raw footage, Heichel said he talked to the suspect's wife, Amanda Holt, on Wednesday evening at a Jehovah's Witness

gathering, where he gave her a hug.

Weíre in this together," Heichel said. "We have equal pain. Her's is a little different than mine and mine is different than herís but I could never hate her."

 ::snipping2::

http://www.oregonlive.com/gresham/index.ssf/2012/10/whitney_heichel_clint_heichel.html


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR(Arrest) BODY FOUND
Post by: Northern Rose on October 25, 2012, 08:03:33 PM
Heichel's husband: Never suspected neighbor . (VIDEO)
Posted on October 25, 2012 at 10:34 AM

http://www.kgw.com/home/Murder-victims-husband-never-suspected-neighbor-175659891.html


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR(Arrest) BODY FOUND
Post by: texasmom on October 25, 2012, 11:36:04 PM
http://www.katu.com/news/local/Search-leader-Whitney-Heichels-sweater-first-clue-found-by-searchers-175893161.html

Search leader: Heichel's sweater first clue found by searchers
By Dan Tilkin KATU News and KATU.com Staff Published: Oct 25, 2012 at 6:19 PM PDT

PORTLAND, Ore. - Without the effort of the Jehovah's Witness Church it's likely we would still be wondering what happened to 21-year-old Whitney Heichel .

It was a week ago today dozens of members of Heichel's church were combing Dodge Park and Larch mountain in a systematic search for her just hours after she disappeared. With the help of church members, investigators located Heichelís body on Larch Mountain early Friday evening, Oct. 19, after she disappeared earlier in the week.

Church member Bob Weaver coordinated the search. He was a Portland firefighter for nearly 30 years and a para-rescueman in the Air Force Reserve.

"We were looking for Whitney. We weren't looking for evidence," Weaver said by phone Thursday while traveling.

He said the first clue they found was Heichel's sweater.

"They found the sweater and we marked that on a map and focused on and used that as a direction to focus our search," Weaver said. "And then we found evidence at Dodge Park at two in the morning Ė guy called me and I said, 'wait there, call police and wait there till police shows up.'"

Church members found Heichel's sweater along Dodge Park Boulevard east of Gresham near the tiny town of Pleasant Home. It is six miles from Dodge Park where church members found more undisclosed clues.

Weaver said they started their search at Heichel's apartment and from there sent out about 60 carloads of church members to scour remote areas for her. Those dozens, even hundreds, of searchers mobilized quickly. Searchers took cellphone pictures of areas highlighted on a map to use while searching.

The searchers began to realize the situation was dire when they found Heichel's sweater.

They targeted Larch Mountain where her body was found because they figured that's as far as anyone could have driven, considering the two and a half hours between the times she disappeared and her ATM card was used at a gas station in Gresham.

"Divided that in half (an hour and 15 minutes) and we started driving and seeing how far we can go in an hour and 15 minutes. (We) ended up at Larch Mountain, because of something on the Internet about Larch Mountain, which ended up not being true, but still, you got to do with every possible (lead); one hour 15 minutes, mile marker 9 up Larch Mountain Road Ė mile marker 10, it all worked out," Weaver said.

Many wondered if church members were tracking Heichelís cellphone. But Weaver said they had no way to do that. He thinks if it weren't for the church's effort, Heichel's disappearance would still be a mystery.

"Any evidence they did locate up there would have been deteriorated, and her body would probably not have been found until next year with a hunter or something. That's why we really feel like there was divine intervention on this," he said.

Weaver said he's been reluctant to talk about their effort and is emotionally drained.

 ::snipping2::


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR(Arrest) BODY FOUND
Post by: texasmom on October 25, 2012, 11:42:49 PM
http://www.katu.com/news/local/Search-leader-Whitney-Heichels-sweater-first-clue-found-by-searchers-175893161.html

 ::snipping2::

Quote
"Divided that in half (an hour and 15 minutes) and we started driving and seeing how far we can go in an hour and 15 minutes. (We) ended up at Larch Mountain, because of something on the Internet about Larch Mountain, which ended up not being true, but still, you got to do with every possible (lead); one hour 15 minutes, mile marker 9 up Larch Mountain Road Ė mile marker 10, it all worked out," Weaver said.

Wondering if this was what led them there?

http://scaredmonkeys.net/index.php?topic=13656.msg1542570#msg1542570

Posted by Northern Rose

Quote
Haily DuFresne
My boyfriend and I were diving up to Larch moutain to hunt, we were driving around looking through bushes to see if we saw any deer. About 4 miles past all houses he turned to me an said he saw a girl sitting on a dead tree curled up.. I told him maybe we should turn around and ask if she needed help but we said f*** it and kept going. Now that we've seen this everywhere we feel horrible because the girl he saw ha brown hair and everything, plus it was strange to see a girl in the woods with no car and around no houses. I'm so sorry that we could have been a huge help and saved this girl but we didn't. My boyfriend called te cops and reported that we saw her and that she was still alive.
7 hours ago via mobile ∑

http://www.facebook.com/FindWhitneyHeichel


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR(Arrest) BODY FOUND
Post by: cookie on October 26, 2012, 09:20:06 AM
Whitney Heichel: Clint Heichel says life without her is 'very difficult'
October 25, 2012 at 8:18 AM, updated October 25, 2012 at 8:45 AM

The husband of Whitney Heichel is trying to remember the good times with his wife and not focus on her murder.

"Just doing the best I can to keep moving forward without her, which is very difficult," Clint Heichel said in an interview with KGW (8). In raw footage, Heichel said he talked to the suspect's wife, Amanda Holt, on Wednesday evening at a Jehovah's Witness

gathering, where he gave her a hug.

Weíre in this together," Heichel said. "We have equal pain. Her's is a little different than mine and mine is different than herís but I could never hate her."

 ::snipping2::

http://www.oregonlive.com/gresham/index.ssf/2012/10/whitney_heichel_clint_heichel.html

sounds like a fine young man...so sorry for his pain.


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR(Arrest) BODY FOUND
Post by: Northern Rose on October 26, 2012, 08:18:36 PM
Whitney Heichel: Family holds public reception in her memory
 
October 26, 2012 at 12:39 PM, updated October 26, 2012 at 3:24 PM

GRESHAM -- Members of Whitney Heichel's family held a public reception on Friday in their place of worship in her memory.

Heichel's husband, Clint, called the reception an opportunity "to give the community a hug" and thank people for their outpouring of sympathy.

"All the kindness -- it's awesome," Heichel said.

 ::snipping2::

http://www.oregonlive.com/gresham/index.ssf/2012/10/whitney_heichel_family_holds_p.html


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR(Arrest) BODY FOUND
Post by: Northern Rose on October 26, 2012, 08:20:37 PM
Whitney Heichel murder suspect pleads not guilty
Posted: Oct 26, 2012 10:17 AM MDT Updated: Oct 26, 2012 4:56 PM MDT

OREGON CITY, OR (KPTV) -
The man accused of shooting and killing Whitney Heichel is pleading not guilty.

Jonathan Holt was arraigned in a Clackamas County courtroom Friday and entered his plea, one week after he was arrested.
 
He is facing six counts of aggravated murder, one count of kidnapping, one count of sodomy and two counts of robbery

 ::snipping2::

http://www.kptv.com/story/19924889/whitney-heichel-murder-suspect-due-in-court-today


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR(Arrest) BODY FOUND
Post by: Northern Rose on October 26, 2012, 08:22:01 PM
Court docs: Holt ditched two handguns before meeting with detectives

 By KATU.com StaffPublished: Oct 26, 2012 at 4:19 PM PDT

GRESHAM, Ore. Ė Police investigators said they watched the man accused of murdering Whitney Heichel try to hide two handguns before confessing to detectives that he killed Heichel, according to court documents released on Friday afternoon.
 
The court documents also say that Jonathan Holt told investigators where he dumped Heichelís body and also that he admitted to having child pornography.
 
 ::snipping2::

http://www.katu.com/news/local/Court-docs-Jonathan-Holt-ditched-two-handguns-before-meeting-with-detectives-Whitney-Heichel-176042341.html


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR(Arrest) BODY FOUND
Post by: Northern Rose on October 26, 2012, 08:24:33 PM
Grand jury indicts Jonathan Holt on additional charges in death of Whitney Heichel
October 26, 2012 at 4:06 PM, updated October 26, 2012 at 4:42 PM

Jonathan Holt, the Gresham man accused of murdering Whitney Heichel, was indicted Friday in Clackamas County Circuit Court on additional charges of kidnap, robbery and sodomy.

Holt also has been charged with six counts of aggravated murder in the Oct. 16 shooting death of Heichel, a neighbor and fellow member of the Jehovah's Witnesses  church.  A grand jury issued an indictment Friday that included new crimes.

 ::snipping2::

http://www.oregonlive.com/gresham/index.ssf/2012/10/grand_jury_indicts_jonathan_ho.html





Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR(Arrest) BODY FOUND
Post by: Northern Rose on October 26, 2012, 08:26:44 PM
6 agg. murder counts for suspect Jonathan Holt
Posted on October 26, 2012 at 11:53 AM

 Updated today at 4:16 PM

PORTLAND - The man accused of kidnapping, sexually abusing and killing Whitney Heichel will attend a court hearing Friday.
 
Jonathan Holt, 24, is accused of shooting Heichel to death and then hiding her body on Larch Mountain last week, according to the probable cause document, which said he confessed to investigators.
 
In a new indictment in Clackamas County, Holt was charged with six counts of aggravated murder, kidnapping, sex abuse and robbery.
 
The hearing lasted roughly two minutes and Holt answered ďyesĒ when asked if his birthday was correctly stated.
 
Holt was ordered to be held without bail

 ::snipping2::

http://www.kgw.com/home/Murder-suspect-Holt-in-court-for-hearing-Friday-176004961.html


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR(Arrest) BODY FOUND
Post by: texasmom on October 26, 2012, 08:52:57 PM
http://www.oregonlive.com/gresham/index.ssf/2012/10/grand_jury_indicts_jonathan_ho.html

Grand jury indicts Jonathan Holt on additional charges in death of Whitney Heichel
 By Steve Mayes, The Oregonian
on October 26, 2012 at 4:06 PM, updated October 26, 2012 at 4:42 PM

Jonathan Holt, the Gresham man accused of murdering Whitney Heichel, was indicted Friday in Clackamas County Circuit Court on additional charges of kidnap, robbery and sodomy.

Holt was charged with several counts of aggravated murder as legal strategy. In such cases, the state typically presents various theories of a crime. In Holt's case, he is charged with committing murder to cover up the other crimes or to conceal his identity.

 ::snipping2::

Seven people testified before the grand jury, six of them representing law enforcement agencies. The seventh, Evan Judd, is a member of the Jehovah's Witnesses church that Holt and Heichel attended.

-- Steve Mayes


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR(Arrest) BODY FOUND
Post by: texasmom on October 26, 2012, 09:08:22 PM
http://www.katu.com/news/Court-docs-Jonathan-Holt-ditched-two-handguns-before-meeting-with-detectives-Whitney-Heichel-176042341.html

Court docs: Holt ditched two handguns before meeting with detectives
By KATU.com Staff Published: Oct 26, 2012 at 4:19 PM PDT Last Updated: Oct 26, 2012 at 5:37 PM PDT

 ::snipping2::

In an affidavit to get a search warrant, investigators said they were following Jonathan Holt on October 19; three days after Heichel first disappeared. During the course of that day, they followed Holt to his job at a company called Canteen Vending in North Portland.

While in the Canteen parking lot, officers said they saw Holt ďwalk away from his vehicle back towards the southeast corner of the business. Jonathan Holt was seen standing up against the wall that faces N. Lagoon Avenue. Jonathan Holt was seen standing there for a moment and Sergeant Kubic felt like it appeared as if Jonathan Holt might be dropping something in the shrubbery along the wall of the business.Ē

Another deputy later went back and searched the same area. He found a black semi-automatic handgun in the bushes partially covered in mud, according to the court documents.

Investigators said they followed Holt later that same day as he drove to the Gresham Police Department for a scheduled interview with detectives.

While there, investigators wrote that a deputy ďsaw Jonathan Holt kneel down next to tall grass planted in an island in the parking lot. Deputy Zwick observed Jonathan Holt pretending to tie his shoes while kneeling down. Deputy Zwick observed Jonathan Holt quickly move his hand next to the tall grass then back to his shoes and while doing so Jonathan Holt looked around the parking lot.Ē

Zwick said that he suspected that Holt had thrown something into the grass.

Another deputy later found a second handgun when he searched the grass, according to the court documents.

Investigators also said they found ammunition boxes, three magazines, several rounds of 9mm ammunition and an empty holster.

 ::snipping2::

During that same interview, police said Holt also admitted to downloading and possessing child pornography on his laptop and external hard drives.

At the end of the interview, detectives said Holt agreed to show them where he had shot and killed Heichel, according to the affidavit.

That Friday night, Holt and several detectives drove to an area off Thomas Road in Clackamas County. Holt pointed out a small turn-out where he said he killed Heichel, officers wrote.

 ::snipping2::

Clint said that the Holts had a key to the Heichelís apartment because the Holts had previously watered their plants while the Heichels were on vacation, according to the affidavit.

Clint said he was very sure that they got the key back shortly after returning.

According to investigators, Holt admitted to stealing an old iPhone from the Heichelís apartment. Clint said he was not aware of that, but when he later checked for the phone in a drawer he confirmed it was indeed gone.

 ::snipping2::

Whitneyís SUV

One of Whitneyís friends was the first person to find her Ford Explorer at a Shell gas station in Troutdale in the afternoon of the day she disappeared.

Police eventually managed to get the SUV to their secure facility, where they inspected the vehicle top to bottom.

According to the search warrant affidavit, they found the following things:

The front passenger window was missing and there was glass on the inside and outside running boards
There was a light dusting of dry, dirty mist over the exterior
All four tires had ďcopious amounts of dried and evergreen needles stuck to themĒ
The inside of the windshield had some unknown clear and red and white-matter clumps stuck to it
Several red spots that were ďconsistent with the color of bloodĒ were found inside the car
Detectives found clumps of long hair in several places
Detective ďobserved a large wet stained area in the middle of the floorboards partially under the front part of the rear seat.Ē The substance was red and looked like blood that had pooled. Some areas were darker, which is ďconsistent with coagulated blood.Ē


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR(Arrest) BODY FOUND
Post by: Kermit on October 26, 2012, 09:17:18 PM
Wouldn't the fact that he had two handguns with him go to pre-meditation and therefore get him the death penalty?



Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR(Arrest) BODY FOUND
Post by: texasmom on October 26, 2012, 09:46:52 PM
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=404523059617574&set=a.401592246577322.92457.401586579911222&type=1

Justice for Whitney Heichel
2 hours ago
Just in on twitter.

(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/c0.0.523.250.02253855279/p843x403/527343_404523059617574_1017957639_n.jpg)


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR(Arrest) BODY FOUND
Post by: Northern Rose on October 26, 2012, 09:57:16 PM
Docs: Holt had guns, child porn and stolen iPhone
Posted on October 26, 2012 at 6:06 PM

 Updated today at 6:35 PM

 ::snipping2::

A detective following Holt said they watched him dump ammunition boxes, ammunition and a holster at locations around Gresham. Later, before a scheduled interview with detectives, Holt hid a handgun near his work and another in the bushes of the Gresham Police Department parking lot, both of which were recovered by police.
 
In his interview, Holt admitted shooting and killing Heichel. He also told police had had downloaded child pornography on computers he owned.
 
Initially, Holt said he had been robbed at gunpoint the morning of October 16, the same day Whitney Heichel disappeared.
 
Holt told detectives two men robbed him, taking his backpack and electronics while he was on his way to ride the MAX to work -- a story police said was retold later with inconsistencies.
 
Holt's wife told detectives he had told her the story about being robbed, and she replied to detectives that the story sounded "crazy" and she felt he was "probably lying" to her.

 ::snipping2::

http://www.nwcn.com/home/?fId=176052031&fPath=/news/local&fDomain=10202


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR(Arrest) BODY FOUND
Post by: Northern Rose on October 26, 2012, 09:59:45 PM
Here is the search warrant  ::MonkeyEek::

http://media.oregonlive.com/gresham_impact/other/holt1.pdf


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR(Arrest) BODY FOUND
Post by: cookie on October 26, 2012, 10:00:47 PM
did this murderer have his own children? child porn?  one sick dude...


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR(Arrest) BODY FOUND
Post by: texasmom on October 27, 2012, 12:23:53 AM
Here is the search warrant  ::MonkeyEek::

http://media.oregonlive.com/gresham_impact/other/holt1.pdf

WOW...   ::MonkeyEek:: ::MonkeyShocked::

I read it all.  Shocking and unsettling to say the least.

A few things that come to mind...

From the 2010 Toyota Scion that Jonathan Holt was driving but according to the document was Amanda Holt's car, a piece of paper was found titled "Sound Department" with the names J. Holt and C. Heichel written on it.

Amanda Holt knew and was FB friends with Whitney Heichel for about two years...and they went to the same church twice a week...but they weren't close friends according to Amanda Holt.

The Holt's had moved into the apartment complex where the Heichel's lived approximately two months before the murder.

The cellphone that Jonathan Holt threw out at the murder scene was actually Clint Heichel's phone that Jonathan told police he took from the Heichel's home and put a new SIM card in so he could use it.  Clint Heichel hadn't noticed the IPhone3 was missing until he was asked about it by police and then he checked and discovered it was missing.  The only call made from the cellphone that morning had been at 6:08am to the Starbuck's where Whitney worked.

Whitney was apparently shot (at least once in the head) in her vehicle with a 9mm.  Although the vehicle reportedly showed definite signs of an attempted "clean up" four spent 9mm shell casings were found in the vehicle.  Jonathan Holt's fingerprint was found on a Febreeze bottle that was left on the front passenger seat in the vehicle with about 1/4 of the contents remaining in it.

 ::MonkeyNoNo:: ::MonkeyTears::



Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR(Arrest) BODY FOUND
Post by: texasmom on October 27, 2012, 12:25:52 AM
did this murderer have his own children? child porn?  one sick dude...

I haven't read anywhere that he has children, thank goodness.   

One sick dude is correct. 

 ::MonkeyNoNo::


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR(Arrest) BODY FOUND
Post by: texasmom on October 27, 2012, 12:53:37 AM
http://www.kptv.com/story/19929464/detectives-whitney-heichel-murder-suspect-made-up-robbery-story-as-alibi

Detectives: Whitney Heichel murder suspect made up robbery story as alibi


Posted: Oct 26, 2012 8:56 PM CDT
Updated: Oct 26, 2012 11:15 PM CDT
By FOX 12 Webstaff - email
 
GRESHAM, OR (KPTV) -
Investigators said the man accused of murdering Whitney Heichel made up a story about a robbery to create an alibi for the day the 21-year-old woman was killed.

Court documents released Friday said two members of the search party trying to find Heichel spotted Jonathan Holt wandering around near Southeast 257th and Stark on Oct. 16. as they drove home.

They recognized him as a friend from church, according to investigators, and offered him a ride. He acted like he was going to get in, before stopping and saying, "I just need to finish clearing my head," according to the report.

The searchers then called Holt's wife, who they said was crying. She said her husband was missing. Holt's wife later told investigators the searchers replied to her, "No he's not, he's right here on 257th and Stark, walking around."

The searchers then approached Holt again and asked him what was wrong. Holt told the searchers he had been robbed at gunpoint that morning by two black men as he walked to the MAX station.

Holt told investigators his motorcycle wouldn't start, so he decided to walk to the MAX station and that's when the robbery happened.

He also told them he was in a very bad financial situation, his wife was the only source of income and they were barely getting by.

Holt said the robbers took the only valuable items they still had, including his wallet, keys, iPhone, iPad and laptop. He then thought he would lose his job because of being late, according to the court documents, which is why he spent the whole day walking around.

Detectives said as the conversation continued, Holt changed or added details about the robbery.

Holt's wife told investigators her husband had run off before when things weren't going well, referring to a 2011 stolen car investigation in which Holt told police he had a mental breakdown.

Holt's wife told detectives "he was probably lying to me" about the robbery.

EVIDENCE IN THE CASE

According to court documents, investigators believe Holt tried to clean Heichel's SUV up after he killed her. They found a Febreze bottle inside the SUV that only had a quarter of the liquid left. However, spots of blood were found throughout and a pool of blood and hair were found under the mats.

A fingerprint pulled from the Febreze bottled matched that of Holt, according to detectives.

Her Ford Explorer was discovered in a Walmart parking lot with the passenger window broken out. A Walmart employee reported to detectives finding a soiled linen with red colored spots on them in a garbage bin at the store.

 ::snipping2::
Several of the items Holt had claimed were stolen in the robbery, according to court documents, were seized by investigators.

NOT GUILTY PLEA

Holt was arrested Oct. 19 and he pleaded not guilty in court Friday. He was arraigned on six counts of aggravated murder, one count of kidnapping, one count of sodomy and two counts of robbery.

Holt remains behind bars without bail. His trial is set for Dec. 14.

Heichel's family hosted an open house at a Gresham church Friday for people who have shown their love and support for the 21-year-old woman.


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR(Arrest) BODY FOUND
Post by: texasmom on October 27, 2012, 01:12:22 AM
http://www.oregonlive.com/gresham/index.ssf/2012/10/whitney_heichels_accused_kille.html#incart_flyout_news

Whitney Heichel's accused killer acted erratically after her death, documents say
 By Aimee Green, The Oregonian
on October 26, 2012 at 8:06 PM, updated October 26, 2012 at 8:52 PM

In 44 pages outlining the case against accused killer Jonathan Holt, Gresham police paint the picture of a young man who was acting erratically -- dumping guns, ammunition boxes and apparently bloody linens in public places -- in the hours and days after 21-year-old Whitney Heichel went missing.

After Heichel didn't arrive at work at 7 a.m. Oct. 16, friends and family scoured the region for her. But Holt, who was a neighbor of Heichel's, didn't take part and was nowhere to be found. Nearly 12 hours later, friends spotted Holt walking along Northeast 257th Avenue.

When they offered him a ride, he refused, saying "I just need to finish clearing my head," according to search warrant affidavits made public Friday.

The documents offer a chilling and detailed summary into the investigation into Holt, who was indicted Friday in Clackamas County Circuit Court on charges of aggravated murder, kidnapping, robbery and sodomy.

 ::snipping2::

Investigators flagged Jonathan Holt as suspicious almost immediately. The affidavits outline how Gresham police, Multnomah County sheriff's deputies and U.S. marshals secretly followed Holt around on the morning of Oct. 19 -- starting when he left his apartment for work.

Police say he showed up to work at Canteen Vending in North Portland, but hours into his shift, they watched him return to his car, rummage around in the trunk, then walk to some shrubs next to the business where he appeared to drop something. Police later recovered a black 9 mm semi-automatic handgun.

Holt next drove to a field near Northeast 29th and Hale avenues in Gresham, where police saw Holt drop something in the grass. Police say Holt next walked to an apartment complex, where he appeared to drop something into the trash bins. Police later found 9 mm ammunition, an empty holster and crumpled boxes of ammunition in the field, nearby bushes and the trash bins.

Holt next drove to the Gresham Police Department for a prearranged interview. He walked over to an island of tall grass in the parking lot, then knelt down as if he were "pretending to tie his shoes," the affidavits state. Police later recovered a handgun from that spot.

 ::snipping2::

A forensic scientist who examined Whitney Heichel's 1999 Ford Explorer concluded that someone had done a poor job of cleaning it up.

"There was blood in the creases and seams of the seats and yet the surfaces of the seat are mostly clean," wrote Gresham Detective Ryan Gleason, after speaking with the forensic scientist.

A "large quantity of blood" was found on the seats, and bone fragments appeared to be covered up by a floor mat. Investigators also found what appeared to be a bloody tooth, a clump of long hair, four spent 9mm shell casings in the SUV and a mostly used bottle of Febreze fabric freshener.


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR(Arrest) BODY FOUND
Post by: texasmom on October 27, 2012, 01:39:19 AM
http://www.oregonlive.com/gresham/index.ssf/2012/10/whitney_heichel_hundreds_expre.html

Whitney Heichel: Hundreds express their love and sympathy at Gresham gathering

By Lynne Terry, The Oregonian

on October 26, 2012 at 7:07 PM, updated October 26, 2012 at 8:32 PM
 
GRESHAM Ė Hundreds of people from across the Portland area streamed into the Jehovah's Witness Kingdom Hall in Gresham on Friday to share their love, sympathy and support with the family of Whitney Heichel, who was kidnapped and shot to death a week and a half ago.

Some cried and many hugged as members of Heichel's large family greeted the public in a long receiving line inside the hall. Her family included her mother, Lorilei Ritmiller, stepfather, Randy Ritmiller, and brother, sisters, aunts, uncles and cousins.

The reception in the Heichel's place of worship marked the first public event since the 21-year-old's death. Her husband, Clint Heichel, said outside the hall that the family wanted to "give the community a hug" and thank people for their help.

"All the kindness Ė it's awesome," Heichel said.

Sandwiches, cookies, coffee and water were offered in a tent outside while big displays of tropical flowers decorated the church, flown in from Hawaii by a Gresham florist. Visitors who lined up to speak to the family walked past a collage of photos documenting Whitney Heichel's life, from her childhood to her wedding with Clint Heichel on Jan. 1, 2011.

"There's not one where she's not smiling," said Clint Heichel.

Speaking to reporters outside the hall, he appeared calm and steady. He said her death didn't seem real.

"I can't wrap my head around it," he said. "It's been an absolute roller coaster."

He said he'd married late Ė he turns 29 next month Ė because no one was right until he met her. "She was just a ray of sunshine," Heichel said.

The couple often traded text messages when they were apart, expressing love for each other. But the morning of Oct. 16, he'd received nothing when the manager of the Gresham Starbucks called, saying his wife had not shown up for her 7 a.m. shift.

"I knew instantly that something was wrong," he said.

 ::snipping2::


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR(Arrest) BODY FOUND
Post by: texasmom on October 27, 2012, 01:43:43 AM
http://www.katu.com/news/local/Family-of-Whitney-Heichel-hosts-public-remembrance-today-175990851.html?tab=gallery&c=y&img=0

Whitney Heichel Celebration of Life
A memorial for murder victim Whitney Heichel was held Friday, Oct. 26, 2012 at Salquist Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Gresham. KATU photo.

(http://media.katu.com/images/121026_memorial1.jpg)


(http://media.katu.com/images/456*660/121026_memorial2.jpg)


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR(Arrest) BODY FOUND
Post by: Northern Rose on October 27, 2012, 02:06:31 AM
Here is the search warrant  ::MonkeyEek::

http://media.oregonlive.com/gresham_impact/other/holt1.pdf

WOW...   ::MonkeyEek:: ::MonkeyShocked::

I read it all.  Shocking and unsettling to say the least.

A few things that come to mind...

From the 2010 Toyota Scion that Jonathan Holt was driving but according to the document was Amanda Holt's car, a piece of paper was found titled "Sound Department" with the names J. Holt and C. Heichel written on it.

Amanda Holt knew and was FB friends with Whitney Heichel for about two years...and they went to the same church twice a week...but they weren't close friends according to Amanda Holt.

The Holt's had moved into the apartment complex where the Heichel's lived approximately two months before the murder.

The cellphone that Jonathan Holt threw out at the murder scene was actually Clint Heichel's phone that Jonathan told police he took from the Heichel's home and put a new SIM card in so he could use it.  Clint Heichel hadn't noticed the IPhone3 was missing until he was asked about it by police and then he checked and discovered it was missing.  The only call made from the cellphone that morning had been at 6:08am to the Starbuck's where Whitney worked.

Whitney was apparently shot (at least once in the head) in her vehicle with a 9mm.  Although the vehicle reportedly showed definite signs of an attempted "clean up" four spent 9mm shell casings were found in the vehicle.  Jonathan Holt's fingerprint was found on a Febreeze bottle that was left on the front passenger seat in the vehicle with about 1/4 of the contents remaining in it.

 ::MonkeyNoNo:: ::MonkeyTears::



I know  ::MonkeyTears::

What stuck out for me in addition to what you have is that it appears Whitney was shot in the front seat of her SUV as they found bone fragments believed to be from her skull and what apears to be a tooth in the front. 

Also that Holt's wife did not believe his story about being robbed and that she said he had disappeared before and he lied about that.  I am assuming the incident Mrs Holt is talking about is the disappearance in the rental car that has been in the papers. 

Has anyone got the date of when he supposedly disappeared before?  I have a knot in my stomach that this is not the first time a lady was hurt and want to see if his first disappearance coincides with any attempted abductions etc.  TYIA


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR(Arrest) BODY FOUND
Post by: grace-land on October 27, 2012, 02:32:41 AM
Northern Rose, he disappeared before in 2011.

http://www.kptv.com/story/19897399/police-whitney-heichel-murder-suspect-reported-mental-breakdown-in-2011

Police: Whitney Heichel murder suspect reported 'mental breakdown' in 2011
Posted: Oct 23, 2012 7:28 PM CDT Updated: Oct 24, 2012 06:13 AM

GRESHAM, OR (KPTV) -
Gresham police investigated a report about a stolen car involving the man accused of murdering Whitney Heichel in August 2011
 ::snipping2::


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR(Arrest) BODY FOUND
Post by: Rob on October 27, 2012, 09:22:43 AM
How terrible. That can't be said enough.  ::MonkeyNoNo::

Seems to me that a bullet broke the window of the SUV after Whitney was shot. A shot fired from close range will travel quite far even after hitting Whitney.

Holt watered the plants - in my humble opinion - this is where this all started. He snooped and found the old IPhone and I would be willing to bet Holt snooped all of Whitney's personal effect, too.

To me this crime is a sexual crime. An obsession with someone he couldn't have.

Another thought - with so little info being disclosed - it's hard to know exactly what type of abduction this is. Remember this is 6:45 am to 7 am.

1. Stranger who saw her getting into her car and went for it.
2. Neighbor who saw her getting into her car and went for it. Check
3. Crackhead / Methhead / Heroin junkie up all night and needed a fix, saw an easy opportunity. Partial Check - 4 cans of Loko
4. Starbucks patron.
5. Someone going to work who goes through this area.
6. Someone getting off of work and goes through this area.
7. Friend who had feelings that were not known. Check

Feel free to add.
8.Stalker who broke into the SUV and waited for her to enter SUV
9. Someone with a grudge Check
10. Whitney surprised someone who was in process of robbing/stealing SUV and it went bad fast

11. Serial killer on a new binge.
12. Local Jehovah Witnesses. Check
13. Garbage man making the early rounds.

I do feel sorry for his wife. She'll need support and time to move past her formal relationship with this idiot.

Prayers for Whitney.

 ::MonkeyAngel::


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR(Arrest) BODY FOUND
Post by: SuzieQ on October 28, 2012, 04:41:05 PM
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/28/jonathan-holt-child-pornography-whitney-heichel_n_2034089.html

Jonathan Holt, Whitney Heichel's Murder Suspect, Confessed To Having Child Porn: Police


Posted: 10/28/2012 10:06 am EDT Updated: 10/28/2012 10:29 am EDT

An Oregon man charged in the Oct. 16 rape and murder of a 21-year-old barista told police that he had child pornography in a bizarre confession unrelated to his alleged killing.

Police told ABC News that Jonathan Holt, 24 -- who's accused of sexually assaulting and shooting 21-year-old Whitney Heichel to death -- not only admitted to the killing, but copped to downloading child pornography. ::snipping2::

Holt, who lived in the same apartment complex as Heichel, allegedly waited outside her apartment at 7 a.m. the morning of the incident and asked her for a ride. A few minutes into the drive, Holt reportedly brandished a gun and forced her to perform oral sex on him at a lake.

 Holt cried in court on Monday as a Clackamas County Circuit Court judge told him he faces the death penalty if convicted.

Further details about Holt's alleged child pornography possession are currently unavailable.

Heichel and her husband were also acquainted with Holt through a Jehovah's Witness church that they all attended.






Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR(Arrest) BODY FOUND
Post by: Northern Rose on October 29, 2012, 12:06:44 PM
Suspect in barista's killing acted strangely after her death: Clackamas County Roundup
on October 29, 2012 at 5:59 AM, updated October 29, 2012 at 6:01 AM

In 44 pages outlining the case against accused killer Jonathan Holt, Gresham police paint the picture of a young man who was acting erratically -- dumping guns, ammunition boxes and apparently bloody linens in public places -- in the hours and days after 21-year-old Whitney Heichel went missing.

 ::snipping2::

http://www.oregonlive.com/clackamascounty/index.ssf/2012/10/suspect_in_baristas_killing_ac.html


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR(Arrest) BODY FOUND
Post by: texasmom on October 30, 2012, 12:15:31 AM
http://www.kgw.com/news/local/Jonathan-Holts-wife-files-for-divorce-176341531.html

Wife of accused killer Jonathan Holt files for divorce

by KGW Staff

Posted on October 29, 2012 at 4:30 PM
Updated today at 8:10 PM

PORTLAND -- The wife of the Gresham man arrested in the murder of Whitney Heichel has filed for divorce, according to court documents obtained by KGW.

Amanda Holt petitioned for the dissolution of her marriage to Jonathan Holt on Friday, October 26 in Multnomah County Circuit Court.

 ::snipping2::

According to the probable cause document in the murder case, Holt confessed to investigators he waited outside Heichel's Gresham apartment on October 16 and asked her for a ride. Then, just five minutes into the ride, he pointed a gun at Whitney and forced her to drive to Roslyn Lake, where he sexually abused her and shot her to death.

Holt later led detectives to Holt's body, hidden on Larch Mountain.

Whitney and her husband, Clint knew Holt and his wife. They were neighbors at a Gresham apartment complex and sometimes house-sat for each other, when they went out of town.

They were also all members of the same Jehovah's Witness congregation.


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR(Arrest) BODY FOUND
Post by: Northern Rose on October 30, 2012, 10:20:05 AM
Wife of accused killer files for divorce
Updated: 10/29 9:37 pm

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) ó Court records show the wife of a Gresham man charged with kidnapping and killing a 21-year-old barista has filed for divorce.

Multnomah County Circuit Court documents say 24-year-old Amanda Holt filed her petition Friday. The Oregonian reports she and 25-year-old Jonathan Holt have been married for two years.

 ::snipping2::

http://www.kmtr.com/mostpopular/story/Wife-of-accused-killer-files-for-divorce/4Qx5APfkM0OKH368UmUBUw.cspx


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR(Arrest) BODY FOUND
Post by: MuffyBee on October 30, 2012, 10:46:42 AM
I really understand why Amanda Holt would begin divorce proceedings against Jonathan.  She should do all she can to distance herself from him and pick up her life.  I think no matter what kind of support she has with her church or friends/family, it's going to be very difficult.

What I don't understand are women who stay married to or continue to support their men when they've done horrendous crimes, sometimes to their own children.   ::MonkeyNoNo:: 


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR(Arrest) BODY FOUND
Post by: cookie on October 30, 2012, 10:55:43 AM
I really understand why Amanda Holt would begin divorce proceedings against Jonathan.  She should do all she can to distance herself from him and pick up her life.  I think no matter what kind of support she has with her church or friends/family, it's going to be very difficult.

What I don't understand are women who stay married to or continue to support their men when they've done horrendous crimes, sometimes to their own children.   ::MonkeyNoNo:: 


totally agree....
Sandusky's wife comes to mind


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR(Arrest) BODY FOUND
Post by: MuffyBee on October 30, 2012, 01:07:04 PM
I really understand why Amanda Holt would begin divorce proceedings against Jonathan.  She should do all she can to distance herself from him and pick up her life.  I think no matter what kind of support she has with her church or friends/family, it's going to be very difficult.

What I don't understand are women who stay married to or continue to support their men when they've done horrendous crimes, sometimes to their own children.   ::MonkeyNoNo:: 


totally agree....
Sandusky's wife comes to mind


 ::rhino::
Dottie Sandusky is a prime example, and an enabler imo.


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR(Arrest) BODY FOUND
Post by: texasmom on October 31, 2012, 05:46:07 PM
http://www.kptv.com/story/19962560/detectives-in-whitney-heichel-case

Detectives forced to put emotion aside during Whitney Heichel case

Posted: Oct 31, 2012 9:05 AM CDT
Updated: Oct 31, 2012 9:35 AM CDT
By FOX 12 Webstaff - email

GRESHAM, OR (KPTV) -
Detectives who worked on the murder case of Whitney Heichel said they knew from the start that her Oct. 16 disappearance bore few similarities to other missing person cases.

Heichel's neighbor, Jonathan Holt, admitted to police he waited outside her apartment and asked for a ride as the 21-year-old left for her 7 a.m. shift at Starbucks, authorities said. He made her to drive to a remote area, where he forced her to perform a sex act on him and then shot and killed her, according to detectives.

Heichel was reported missing a few hours later. Detectives Fred Huffman and Scott Hogan, who were on the case since day one, said they immediately had questions about the woman's disappearance.

"This was not a person that had that pattern of behavior," said Hogan.

Hogan and Huffman interviewed Heichel's friends, co-workers, family and husband, Clint. The pieces of Heichel's life started to come together, revealing a dependable, thoughtful and loving young woman who had no reason to run off.

Though Huffman said it was obvious Heichel was a special person, investigators couldn't focus on that fact.

"You are constantly trying to figure out where that person is, what's the next step. So for me, the emotional side sits there. You don't disregard it, but you put it aside until you do what you need to do," Huffman said.

On the evening of Oct. 19, Hogan joined a team of investigators on Larch Mountain where search crews found Heichel's body.

 ::snipping2::

In the past week, Hogan and Huffman have moved on to other cases and resumed their normal workload. But they said no one in the Gresham Police Department or the Multnomah County Major Crimes Team will ever forget Heichel's case.

"I was ... very proud of my co-workers because even though it was bad news, people would know what happened," Hogan said.

 ::snipping2::


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR(Arrest) BODY FOUND
Post by: texasmom on November 07, 2012, 06:15:11 PM
Great article imo.   ::MonkeyAngel::

http://portlandtribune.com/go/42-news/122564-a-life-well-loved

A life well loved

Created on Tuesday, November 06, 2012 | Written by Kristopher Anderson |
While still mourning their loss, the family of Whitney Heichel share memories of a happier time

The mornings these days are solitary for Clint Heichel. The routine that used to be shared by two is now carried alone. But every morning he still hears the voice of his wife.

Saved on his phone is a voicemail Whitney Heichel left in August, reminding Clint, as she would every day, that she loves him, misses him and will talk to him soon.

The message is private, but he plays it on a Friday evening in the living room of his wifeís childhood home, where friends and family gathered to share fond memories of her.

Itís been 18 days since their loving wife, daughter, sister and friend was kidnapped and murdered. The wound is still fresh, still deep.

When the message ends, frozen and quiet is the small, dimly lit room. Whitneyís innocent voice leaves everyone breathless. The only sounds are faint whimpers and sniffles as the group comforts and supports one another.

Sitting cross-legged on the floor next to Clint are two of Whitneyís sisters, Chloe Ritmiller and Gilliene Benedict. Their pain is visible and heartbreaking. Whitneyís mom, Lorilei, walks across the room and sits between her two daughters. She puts her arms around both and squeezes them tight.

Randy Ritmiller, Whitneyís step-father, leans gently against Chloe, as she lifts her glasses to dry her watery eyes.

Jordan Hunter, Whitneyís brother, makes his way toward his wife, Velvet, kneels down and kisses her on the shoulder. Sitting next to them is Jim Vaughn, the familyís close friend and spokesman during and after the days of Whitneyís disappearance and subsequent recovery. He remains as stoic as one can in the company of such anguish.

After a few moments Clint breaks the silence.

ďI listen to that message every single morning, and itís hard,Ē he says, as his mother, Marilyn Heichel, places her hand on his knee.

ďBut at least I have a little voice. Thatís what I have left.Ē

No one is impervious to the pain. But at a time when sorrow, misery, anger and heartache is so crippling, their collective strength overcomes.

 ::snipping2::

Momma

The Ritmiller house always had two mothers ó Lorilei and Whitney. As a young woman, Whitney eagerly talked about her dream of becoming a mother and showed her maternal instincts as a young girl.

During a family trip to a beach house, Lorilei was inside nursing her daughter, Chloe, while 3-year-old Whitney and Gilliene, 1, played in the front yard.

But as the young mother sat there, she heard two deafening sounds. The first was fighter jets screeching overhead, followed by the shrieks from Gilliene, terrified by the loud noises.

Panicked, Lorilei race downstairs toward the front yard, the screams of her daughter continuing to pierce her ears.

Finally she reached the front door, then stopped. There was little Whitney, scared and eyes filled with tears, but sprinting up the driveway with her little sister wrapped tightly in her arms, refusing to let go.

ďShe was going to get that baby in the house, and she wasnít going to leave her behind,Ē Lorilei says with a proud smile. ďThatís how she was with all her siblings.Ē

Thatís how she was with everybody.

Whitneyís nurturing and protective personality extended well beyond her family. She took an interest in people ó at school, in her congregation, anyone embracing of her warmth. It was unique, and it was inspiring.

Each year her elementary school awarded students for scholastic achievements. Whitney was in third grade and Lorilei got a call from one of the teachers asking her to attend the afternoon assembly.

With all the students and parents in attendance, Lorilei remembers Whitneyís teacher standing in front of the audience with an announcement: ďThere is an award Iíve not given to anyone before,Ē the teacher said. ďBut there is one student in the school thatís exemplary of the kindness she shows to others, the way sheís accepting of everybody. And it has moved me so much that Iíve created a special award for this student.Ē

Lorilei will never forget what the teacher said next.

ďThen she said, ĎWill Whitney Ritmiller come up and accept the award for kindness?í Ē Lorilei says.

Sitting on the couch, she suddenly drops her head, eyes growing damp.

She and Marilyn clasps hands tightly, then Lorilei takes a deep breath and continues.

ďThatís who she was,Ē Lorilei says.

Smiling, Jim says, ďThatís who she is.Ē

ďYeah, thatís who she is,Ē Lorilei says. ďAnd itís why people embraced her.Ē

 ::snipping2::

She never hesitated to give a compliment ó whether it was Gillieneís skills on the piano or her oldest sister Chelseaís sense of style.

ďSheís the sister that always reinforced you,Ē Lorilei says. ďShe was the sister that always told you youíre beautiful. She was the sister that always told you how much she loved you. She was the most expressive.Ē

Whitney always found joy in nurturing others ó family, friends and especially babies.

When one started to cry, she sprung into action, calming and caring for the baby. It was a common sight when her congregation gathered.

ďShe was a baby magnet,Ē Jim says.

Whitney had a friend whose older brother was going through some tough times. While he struggled with alcohol-addiction, his parents were raising his infant son. Still the whole family, including the father, attended spiritual assemblies together.

There Whitney played with the young boy, showering him with love and affection. Watching the two led the father to a powerful realization. He wanted the same bond Whitney shared with his son. His life needed to change.

So he gave up the booze, cleaned up his life and worked to restore that relationship with his son.

Lorilei recalls a letter she received from him shortly after her daughterís death.

ďWhitney changed my life and itís my biggest regret that I didnít get a chance to tell her,Ē he wrote. ďBut I need to tell you. Whitney taught me that I could love my son, that I could give him the things, spiritually, emotionally, materially, that he needs.

 ::snipping2::

On New Yearís Day 2011, they got married. He was 27, she was 19 and the next year and a half was wedded bliss.

Whitney cherished the moments they had together and always craved Clintís attention. At family dinners, she wanted Clint focused on her.

Clint never could resist the wishes of his adoring wife. And because of that, he was able to spend Whitneyís last night with her.

On the evening of Monday, Oct. 15, Whitney, Chelsea and Velvet were over at Lorileiís house planning the last minute details of a friendís wedding.

It was supposed to be a girlís night so they could focus on the wedding. But Chelsea and Velvet had their husbands over, so Whitney begged her mom to let Clint come over, too.

ďBut I need you to stay focused,Ē Lorilei replied.

ďI will stay focused, I will stay focused,Ē Whitney said. ďI just miss him.Ē

Finally, Lorilei said OK. And even though it was late and Clint was preparing to enjoy a quiet night at home, he got dressed and came over.

With most of the family there, the women reminisced about their weddings, tried on veils and laughed alongside their husbands.

ďIt was a perfect night for her,Ē Lorilei says of her daughter.

 ::snipping2::

For Clint, itís hardest at night. ďJust before you go to bed and thereís that quiet,Ē he says. ďNormally itís the time where I would talk about the day or she would talk about the day ó thatís the hardest for me because sheís not there. Going to bed by myself, sheís not there. Waking up in the middle of the night and looking over to her side of the bed ó sheís not there. Waking up in the morning on her side of the bed because sheís not there.Ē

But in those moments, where silence was always filled with her tender voice, Clint plays the message.

ďHey you,Ē she softly says. ďIím just calling to make sure youíre up and to say hi. I love you and hope you have a good day and Iíll talk to you later. Bye.Ē

Reporter Kristopher Anderson can be reached by email at kmanderson@theoutlookonline.com.

(http://portlandtribune.com/images/artimg/00003434987169.jpg)


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR(Arrest) BODY FOUND
Post by: texasmom on November 07, 2012, 06:38:28 PM
http://www.oregonlive.com/gresham/index.ssf/2012/11/wife_of_whitney_heichel_murder.html

Wife of Whitney Heichel murder suspect cites 'irreconcilable differences' in divorce filings

By Everton Bailey Jr., The Oregonian
on November 06, 2012 at 5:34 PM, updated November 06, 2012 at 5:51 PM


The wife of a Gresham man accused of kidnapping, sexually assaulting and killing a 21-year-old neighbor cites "irreconcilable differences" as the reason she is filing for divorce.

Amanda H. Holt, 24, is requesting an equitable division of assets with Jonathan D. Holt, 25, and neither party is represented by an attorney, according to Multnomah County Court records.

Amanda Holt filed for divorce from her husband of two years on Oct. 26.

 ::snipping2::


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR(Arrest) BODY FOUND
Post by: Kokos Cat on November 10, 2012, 05:53:13 AM
Dear Monkeys,

 ::MonkeyAngel::

Thanks for the updates and research on Whitney's behalf. Heartbreaking loss.

 ::MonkeyNoNo::



Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR(Arrest) BODY FOUND
Post by: texasmom on November 10, 2012, 11:59:31 PM
http://blog.oregonlive.com/myoregon/2012/11/thanks_to_the_community_from_t.html

By Letters to the editor   

Thanks to the community from the family of Whitney Heichel

Published: Saturday, November 10, 2012, 7:00 AM     
Updated: Saturday, November 10, 2012, 7:09 AM

We cannot let too much time pass without giving a special thank you to every single person who came to the aid of Whitney Heichel. Whether you helped search for her in those first few crucial days, or whether you sent cards or flowers, provided a meal for family members, called us or texted us with your feelings of concern, sent donations through the Find Whitney Heichel website or gave private donations.

We also want to give a special thanks to those who live in Clint's apartment complex, who came by to show him their support during the days that followed, especially one concerned neighbor who helped tremendously, with a show of support at local restaurants.

Thanks to those of you who came from the area, and those who drove for hours, to stand in a two-hour line waiting to meet and give your support to everyone in our family. We also want to give a special thanks to the Gresham Outlook for following up with a human-interest story about Whitney and The Oregonian. Thanks to most of the news media for giving this the most careful attention and showing respect for the family, taking into consideration our emotional state of mind.

Thanks to the Gresham Police Department and the Multnomah County Sherriff's Office, which worked tirelessly on this case, allowing us the privilege to work alongside them, ready to help in any way we could. Thanks also to the city of Gresham, Clackamas County and Multnomah County district attorneys' offices.

Also thanks to the various businesses, such as Walmart, Starbucks, Dutch Bros., Shari's Restaurant, Office Depot, Chase Bank, Albertsons, Auto Trim Design, C U Latte Espresso, Cash & Carry, Costco, Dawn Food Products, Don Pedro, Food Services of America, Fred Meyer, Gresham Memorial Chapel, Subway, Grocery Outlet, Harbor Freight Tools, Irish Brothers Coffee, Limos NW, Party Place, PepsiCo Food Service, RealTime Roasters, Royal Cup Coffee, Safeway, Selma's Bakery, El Indio, Tapatio Mexican Restaurant, Harry Oaks K9 Search & Rescue, Home Depot, Lowe's, Photocraft, Rose City Bindery and many others.

Everyone not only supported us, but provided whatever we needed when we needed it. We couldn't have done it without you.

We were all horrified by this terrible tragedy, yet amazed and touched by your loving support. We will never forget your generosity. You have touched our hearts.

 
The family of Clint and Whitney Heichel
Gresham


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR(Arrest) BODY FOUND
Post by: texasmom on November 15, 2012, 11:03:41 PM
So far away...   ::MonkeyShocked:: ::MonkeyNoNo::

http://portlandtribune.com/pt/9-news/123173-jonathan-holt-trial-set-for-2014

Jonathan Holt trial set for 2014

Created on Wednesday, November 14, 2012 | Written by Kristopher Anderson |

The trail of Jonathan Daniel Holt, who is accused of killing a 21-year-old Gresham woman, is scheduled to begin April 1, 2014, in Clackamas County Circuit Court before Judge Ron Herndon.

Holt, 25, is charged with six counts of aggravated murder with a firearm, as well as two counts of robbery, one count of kidnapping and one count of sexual assault in the death of Whitney Heichel.

 ::snipping2::

Holt is currently being held without bail at the Clackamas County Jail.



Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR(Arrest) BODY FOUND
Post by: Sister on November 18, 2012, 09:52:30 AM
Gracious, it really is so far away!
 ::crymonkey2::


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR(Arrest) BODY FOUND
Post by: texasmom on January 02, 2013, 12:11:26 AM
http://www.oregonlive.com/gresham/index.ssf/2012/11/wife_of_whitney_heichel_murder.html

Wife of Whitney Heichel murder suspect cites 'irreconcilable differences' in divorce filings

By Everton Bailey Jr., The Oregonian
on November 06, 2012 at 5:34 PM, updated November 06, 2012 at 5:51 PM


The wife of a Gresham man accused of kidnapping, sexually assaulting and killing a 21-year-old neighbor cites "irreconcilable differences" as the reason she is filing for divorce.

Amanda H. Holt, 24, is requesting an equitable division of assets with Jonathan D. Holt, 25, and neither party is represented by an attorney, according to Multnomah County Court records.

Amanda Holt filed for divorce from her husband of two years on Oct. 26.

 ::snipping2::

http://www.kptv.com/story/20405770/divorce-finalized-for-man-accused-of-murdering-whitney-heichel

Divorce finalized for man accused of murdering Whitney Heichel


Posted: Dec 21, 2012 3:42 PM CST
Updated: Dec 21, 2012 3:59 PM CST
By FOX 12 Webstaff - email
 
GRESHAM, OR (KPTV) -
The man accused of shooting and killing a Gresham woman in October in a case that made headlines around the world is now divorced.

The wife of Jonathan Holt filed for divorce on the same day he pleaded not guilty in court to murdering Whitney Heichel.

A judge finalized the divorce on Dec. 11, giving Holt's wife her maiden name back. That case is now closed.

Holt is set to face trial on April 1, 2014.

He is charged with aggravated murder for the death of Whitney Heichel.

 ::snipping2::

Holt remains behind bars without bail.


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR(Arrest) BODY FOUND
Post by: texasmom on January 02, 2013, 01:12:20 AM
I didn't remember when I posted about the murderer's divorce.

But...

Today would have been Clint and Whitney's second anniversary.   :smt022

http://www.oregonlive.com/gresham/index.ssf/2012/10/whitney_heichel_hundreds_expre.html

Quote
Visitors who lined up to speak to the family walked past a collage of photos documenting Whitney Heichel's life, from her childhood to her wedding with Clint Heichel on Jan. 1, 2011.

(http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b258/texasmom55/Whitney%20Heichel/WhitneyClintHeichel01012011_zpsa086e3e9.jpg)


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR(Arrest) BODY FOUND
Post by: texasmom on January 02, 2013, 01:30:06 AM
Whitney posted on her facebook on December 29, 2011 that Clint gave her the second band for her anniversary gift...


 ::MonkeyAngel::

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Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR(Arrest) BODY FOUND
Post by: texasmom on January 02, 2013, 01:47:01 AM
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Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR(Arrest) BODY FOUND
Post by: Sister on January 02, 2013, 05:16:31 PM
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Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR(Arrest) BODY FOUND
Post by: Amys Sister on January 02, 2013, 09:26:49 PM
That is so precious.  She really seemed like a girl anyone would like to know.   ::MonkeyAngel::


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR(Arrest) BODY FOUND
Post by: cookie on January 07, 2013, 01:21:28 PM
That is so precious.  She really seemed like a girl anyone would like to know.   ::MonkeyAngel::

Yes she does.


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR(Arrest) BODY FOUND
Post by: Sister on January 08, 2013, 09:24:18 AM
That is so precious.  She really seemed like a girl anyone would like to know.   ::MonkeyAngel::

Yes she does.
::piggy::


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR(Arrest) BODY FOUND
Post by: Sister on January 08, 2013, 09:24:49 AM
That is so precious.  She really seemed like a girl anyone would like to know.   ::MonkeyAngel::

Yes she does.
::piggy::
Yipes, didnt mean to do the piggy.
 ::crymonkey2::


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR(Arrest) BODY FOUND
Post by: texasmom on January 11, 2013, 12:31:13 AM
http://www.koinlocal6.com/news/local/story/Suspect-in-Heichel-murder-case-faces-new-charges/0tYXod7R0k-Uz4QFcEWw4g.cspx?rss=2786&fb_source=message

Suspect in Heichel murder case faces new charges
         
Print Story Published: 4:04 pm

By Kristopher Anderson
The Outlook Online

Jonathan Daniel Holt, who allegedly murdered and kidnapped a Gresham barista in October, now faces additional charges of burglary and possession of child pornography.

Holt pleaded not guilty to 10 counts of second-degree encouraging child sex abuse and one count of first-degree burglary Thursday, Jan. 10, in Multnomah County Circuit Court.

Gresham police arrested Holt, 25, of Gresham, on Oct. 19 for allegedly kidnapping and killing his neighbor Whitney Heichel, 21.

Police discovered evidence for the new charges while investigating Holt in connection with Heichel's disappearance.

After confessing to the murder during an interview at the Gresham Police Department, Holt told authorities he broke in Heichel's apartment, which she shared with her husband, and stole an iPhone from a dresser drawer, according to a search warrant affidavit.

The court's charging documents say the incident happened between Aug. 26 and Sept. 4.

Holt said he put a new SIM card in the phone and used it as his own before discarding it at Roslin Lake, where he allegedly murdered Heichel on Tuesday, Oct. 16.

Authorities searched Holt's apartment shortly after his confession and seized an iPad, a gaming laptop and several external computer and flash drives, which Holt said contained child pornography.

The 10 new counts of encouraging child sexual abuse are for each of the pornographic videos and images found in Holt's electronics. The burglary charge is for him reportedly breaking into Heichel's apartment and stealing the phone.

 ::snipping2::

Holt is being held in Clackamas County Jail on six counts of aggravated murder with a firearm, as well as two counts of robbery, one count of kidnapping and one count of sexual assault.

A trial for the murder is scheduled to begin April 1, 2014, in Clackamas County Circuit Court before Judge Ron Herndon. The new charges are being prosecuted in Multnomah County and the trial date is set for Feb. 25.


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR(Arrest) BODY FOUND
Post by: texasmom on July 07, 2013, 11:58:13 PM
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=514328591970353&set=a.401592246577322.92457.401586579911222&type=1&relevant_count=1&ref=nf

Justice for Whitney Heichel

Jonathan Holt's Plea & Sentencing Hearing - Monday July 8th, 1:30pm.

The hearing is scheduled for two hours and will be before the Honorable Robert D. Herndon. Prosecuting attorney is Multnomah County Deputy District Attorney Don Rees.


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Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR(Arrest) BODY FOUND
Post by: texasmom on July 08, 2013, 12:04:41 AM
http://www.koin.com/2013/06/20/holt-to-change-plea-in-heichel-murder/

Holt to change plea in Heichel murder case

By Faris Tanyos
Updated: Thursday, June 20, 2013, 8:05 am
Published: Thursday, June 20, 2013, 8:03 am

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) ó The man accused of murdering 21-year-old Whitney Heichel last year and then dumping her body is set to change his plea.

Court records show that 25-year-old Jonathan Holt is scheduled to change his plea in Clackamas County Court on July 2.

On the morning of Oct. 16, Heichel left her Gresham apartment complex to go to her job at a nearby Starbucks. She never arrived. On Oct. 19, her body was found by searchers on Larch Mountain, located east of Corbett in rural Multnomah County. Holt was arrested on multiple aggravated murder charges that same day.

Holt and his wife resided in the same complex as Heichel and her husband. They also occasionally attended the same church.

According to a probable cause affidavit, on the day of his arrest, Holt confessed to an Oregon State Police sergeant that he was responsible for Heichelís murder.

 ::snipping3::

He was scheduled to appear in Multnomah County Court Thursday on a separate burglary charge.


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR(Arrest) BODY FOUND
Post by: texasmom on July 08, 2013, 12:08:08 AM
http://www.oregonlive.com/gresham/index.ssf/2013/06/accused_killer_jonathan_daniel.html

Murder suspect Jonathan Daniel Holt expected to plead guilty in Whitney Heichel murder

By Steve Mayes, The Oregonian
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on June 20, 2013 at 5:20 PM,
updated June 20, 2013 at 5:48 PM

Jonathan Daniel Holt is expected to plead guilty next month to kidnapping, sexually assaulting and murdering his 21-year-old neighbor Whitney Heichel.

Holt was arrested in October and charged with the crimes. Holt, 25, and Heichel lived in the same Gresham apartment complex and attended the same church.

According to court records, Holt is scheduled to enter a plea and be sentenced on July 8.

Clackamas County prosecutor Steven Mygrant and Holt's attorney, Conor Huseby, declined comment on a possible plea agreement.

 ::snipping3::

Holt is scheduled for trial in April. By pleading guilty, Holt can avoid a death sentence. He is likely to serve a true life sentence.

It's possible he could receive a life sentence with a possibility of parole after 30 years. Given the nature of his crimes, it is unlikely Holt would get the lesser sentence.

Holt also faces charges of  first-degree burglary and encouraging child sex abuse in Multnomah County.

 ::snipping3::

It isn't clear whether the Multnomah County charges would be dropped if Holt pleads guilty to the murder.


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR(Arrest) BODY FOUND
Post by: Sister on July 08, 2013, 07:29:07 AM
I suppose the family has some input in all of this.
It is so heartbreaking that so many lives have been destroyed.
 ::MonkeyTears::


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR(Arrest) BODY FOUND
Post by: texasmom on July 08, 2013, 05:45:05 PM
http://www.katu.com/news/local/Guilty-plea-expected-Monday-in-murder-of-21-year-old-Heichel-214606561.html

Holt pleads guilty in murder of 21-year-old Heichel
By KATU.com Staff Published: Jul 8, 2013 at 8:18 AM PDT Last Updated: Jul 8, 2013 at 2:20 PM PDT

PORTLAND, Ore. Ė Jonathan Holt pleaded guilty and received a life sentence on Monday for charges related to the murder of 21-year-old Whitney Heichel in October.

Members of Heichel's family were in the courtroom Monday. Holt lived in the same apartment complex as Heichel and her husband, Clint, and was a member of their church.

"I will see her again," Clint Heichel told Holt. "You will not."

Holt pleaded guilty to three counts of aggravated murder, one count of first-degree kidnapping and two counts of first-degree robbery. He will serve life without the possibility of parole.

"I want to say that I'm sorry, but at the same time I know that doesn't mean anything," Holt said in court

 ::snipping3::

Though itís unclear why Holt decided to change his plea, a legal analyst said itís likely because Holt was potentially facing the death penalty and his lawyers decided prosecutors have a solid case. Court documents show Holt confessed to the crime, but still planned to plead not guilty until last month.

Prosecutors might have worked out the agreement to save Heichelís family from the ordeal of a trial.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR(Arrest) BODY FOUND
Post by: texasmom on July 08, 2013, 10:25:53 PM
http://www.oregonlive.com/gresham/index.ssf/2013/07/whitney_heichels_family_confro.html

Whitney Heichel's family confront Gresham woman's killer, sentenced to life in prison

(http://imgick.oregonlive.com/home/olive-media/width620/img/gresham_impact/photo/13056306-mmmain.jpg)
Clinton Heichel stared at his wife's killer, Jonathan Holt, until the two made eye contact. (Benjamin Brink)

By Steve Mayes, The Oregonian

on July 08, 2013 at 5:24 PM, updated July 08, 2013 at 5:37 PM

When it came time for Clinton Heichel to address the man who murdered his wife, he sat silently staring at the killer, Jonathan Daniel Holt, for a long minute.

Holt had just admitted kidnapping and shooting 21-year-old Whitney Heichel of Gresham and was sentenced to spend his life in prison with no possibility of parole.

"What do you say to the man who has taken the love of your life?" Clinton Heichel asked. "My life has been ripped apart and turned upside down," because of your selfishness. "But know this: I will see her again," said Heichel, a devout Jehovah's Witness.

More than 60 members of Whitney Heichel's family and church attended Holt's sentencing Monday before Clackamas County Presiding Judge Robert Herndon. Holt pleaded guilty to aggravated murder, first-degree kidnapping and first-degree robbery.

The shaggy-haired Holt, flanked by his two defense attorneys, sat with his head bowed, through almost all of the 50-minute hearing.

Holt sobbed as the victim's mother, sister and mother-in-law told him how his actions had affected them. But his tears flowed most freely when Clinton Heichel spoke.

During the silence, Holt lifted his head three times, locked eyes with Clinton Heichel then dropped his head. "I wanted him to look me in the eye before I said anything. A man should be owning up to the things that he's done. You should be able to look a man in the eye. It's about as simple as that," Clinton Heichel said outside the courthouse.

 ::snipping3::

Holt made a short statement, saying he deserved whatever sentence was imposed on him. "All the things that were said about me are true. Because of my selfishness, I have stolen a daughter, a sister and wife," Holt said, speaking meekly and staring down. "I'm sorry for what I did."

Herndon acknowledged Holt's obvious emotional distress and commended him for taking responsibility, admitting his guilt and "not torturing your victim's family for months and months" making them await a trial scheduled for early next year.

 ::snipping3::

more at the link


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR(Arrest) BODY FOUND
Post by: Sister on July 09, 2013, 09:30:55 AM
http://www.oregonlive.com/gresham/index.ssf/2013/07/whitney_heichels_family_confro.html

Whitney Heichel's family confront Gresham woman's killer, sentenced to life in prison

(http://imgick.oregonlive.com/home/olive-media/width620/img/gresham_impact/photo/13056306-mmmain.jpg)
Clinton Heichel stared at his wife's killer, Jonathan Holt, until the two made eye contact. (Benjamin Brink)

By Steve Mayes, The Oregonian

on July 08, 2013 at 5:24 PM, updated July 08, 2013 at 5:37 PM

When it came time for Clinton Heichel to address the man who murdered his wife, he sat silently staring at the killer, Jonathan Daniel Holt, for a long minute.

Holt had just admitted kidnapping and shooting 21-year-old Whitney Heichel of Gresham and was sentenced to spend his life in prison with no possibility of parole.

"What do you say to the man who has taken the love of your life?" Clinton Heichel asked. "My life has been ripped apart and turned upside down," because of your selfishness. "But know this: I will see her again," said Heichel, a devout Jehovah's Witness.

More than 60 members of Whitney Heichel's family and church attended Holt's sentencing Monday before Clackamas County Presiding Judge Robert Herndon. Holt pleaded guilty to aggravated murder, first-degree kidnapping and first-degree robbery.

The shaggy-haired Holt, flanked by his two defense attorneys, sat with his head bowed, through almost all of the 50-minute hearing.

Holt sobbed as the victim's mother, sister and mother-in-law told him how his actions had affected them. But his tears flowed most freely when Clinton Heichel spoke.

During the silence, Holt lifted his head three times, locked eyes with Clinton Heichel then dropped his head. "I wanted him to look me in the eye before I said anything. A man should be owning up to the things that he's done. You should be able to look a man in the eye. It's about as simple as that," Clinton Heichel said outside the courthouse.

 ::snipping3::

Holt made a short statement, saying he deserved whatever sentence was imposed on him. "All the things that were said about me are true. Because of my selfishness, I have stolen a daughter, a sister and wife," Holt said, speaking meekly and staring down. "I'm sorry for what I did."

Herndon acknowledged Holt's obvious emotional distress and commended him for taking responsibility, admitting his guilt and "not torturing your victim's family for months and months" making them await a trial scheduled for early next year.

 ::snipping3::

more at the link

BBM
commend him for doing the right thing -- doing the right thing would mean Whitney Heichel would still be alive!


Title: Re: Whitney Heichel, 21, GRESHAM, OR(Arrest) BODY FOUND
Post by: texasmom on September 17, 2013, 10:59:02 PM
http://youtu.be/OzUQSxtmhrI

Holt admits killing Heichel, sentenced to life

KOINLOCAL6

Published on Jul 8, 2013
Jonathan Holt admitted killing Whitney Heichel and was sentenced to life in prison in a plea change in a Clackamas County courtroom Monday afternoon.


http://www.youtube.com/v/OzUQSxtmhrI