Post by Helen Dagner on Mar 2, 2011 18:59:45 GMT -5
March 16,1977 Consent Order for Temorary Relief
Helen, I just finish looking the file over and you are correct. On March 16, 1977 there was a Consent Order for Temporary Relief ordered as part of the divorce proceedings. There were alot of things covered, including her getting custody of and support for Xxxx, the taxes, etc. One of the points is "It is further ordered that the parties hereto shall cooperate in every step necessary, including eviction proceedings if needed, to remove the adult child, John H. Xxxxxxxx, Jr (age 27 years) from the marital home as soon as possible." The order was signed by the judge and then entered into the record by the county clerk at 10:03 am on March 16, 1977.
(As a side note, I assume the middle "H" in Jr's name is a typo in the order. Aren't they both John M?)
Since it was the mother as the plaintiff in the divorce, I would take this as she's demanding John Sr's help in getting Jr out of the house. So, this proves where he was living, and you can assume he was home on that day. . I don't remember now what the cops said John was doing on that day,but does it really matter? You have the word of the person who was looking at the house on the very day,and she said John was home!Sgt.
Post by Helen Dagner on Mar 22, 2011 0:23:08 GMT -5
It's amazing the police aren't more interested in the dates...the correct ones.It would seem like a path could be drawn from the time stamp that the court order was entered. Off the top of my head, I thought it was midday. It's not proof that John knew. I don't think he was in court, as I recall. His parents came home, told him the news. Tim disappears that afternoon. This is John's last chance at the house. The parents inform him of the closing. John and Tim are both "gone" from the home 2 days before the closing. The closing and new owners take care of any chance of evidence. And the very thing that puzzled the cops the most back then.....The suspect needed a place to keep the kids for days on end. That place disappeared on March 24, 1977, along with the OCCK.
Do you have the property sale papers for the rental? Have you done a title search on the house for exact dates? Mike