After such a positive response, I may have to reconsider my blogging goals--should I become the Internet destination for those interested in fabulous cello performances?
Ha, don't answer that.
In any event, for those who were left wanting more from Rebecca Roudman, reader "Jason" sent me this YouTube link ( http://youtu.be/szL6F5bsm88 ) to Ms. Roudman blazing her cello to Guns N' Roses Sweet Child of Mine. Fun stuff.
Now to this week's offering of my Missing Person Monday segment.
The following are additional responses to questions submitted to me from those interested in the Brianna Maitland disappearance case.
In 2004, then 17-year-old Brianna vanished from Vermont--authorities found her vehicle backed into an old abandoned farm house less than a mile from where she worked at a local inn/restaurant.
Brianna's Abandoned Car: Morning of March 20, 2004
Maitland case guest blogger BobKat continues to help me with his insights as well:
QUESTION #3: The vomit on the passenger's side was it fresh?
BOBKAT: The vomit was considered to be from that night, though previous occurrences may have been possible. Brianna had not been feeling well in general, and getting beaten-up didn't help.
ME: My initially response was that "no", it was from a previous occurrence, but BobKat would have better knowledge on this one. I think I am just confusing what is probable with all the discussion that centered around the interior of Brianna's car; though as Bob states, Brianna had been sick before she went missing. It is also important to remember that law enforcement did not process Brianna's car for potential evidence until several days later--since there was confusion as to her being missing and that police had towed her vehicle as a potential hit-and-run. So, how old the vomit was at the time of her disappearance is unknown.
One additional note: in a previous post, BobKat asked the individuals who found and photographed Brianna's car early that morning if they had noticed vomit in or around the vehicle (the thought being that perhaps she did not feel well and pulled off the road by the farmhouse). They replied that they did not.
QUESTION #4: The boyfriend. I am having a problem with the ex boyfriend being on the scene. Does his alibi hold up?
BOBKAT: Truth be told, the ex-boyfriend, if at all involved, is but a fragment of what occurred the night Brianna disappeared. I believe several individuals were involved. I believe it was planned in advance. I believe some experienced criminal minds were involved. By now if the ex-boyfriend knew anything, the VSP would know it too. He hasn't held anything back that i can tell. It's up to VSP to interpret it now.
ME: Investigators did not release much about her ex-boyfriend's statement, but it is believed that he was returning from a trip to Canada early that morning and noticed what he thought was Brianna's car crashed into the farmhouse (as is depicted in the photos). Police then verified his story and cleared him as a suspect in her disappearance. Obviously, anytime a person goes missing under suspicious circumstances and a former love-interest is known to have been at the scene it is concerning. It is unclear what additional investigation was done involving this apparent coincidence.
I'll have more questions and answers on this case in a future post.
My prayers remain with the Maitland family.
For a list of all posts on the Maitland case (more than 20) that feature myself and/or BobKat, you can go here.
Also, for information on Investigation Discovery's recent segment on Brianna's Disappearance, go here.