Maybe I should phone this in on Monday

Earlier this month I mentioned on this blog a case of a local guy who disappeared, Kori Glossett, and how I went to school with Michael and Michelle Glossett, presumably relatives of Kori. Kori himself went to the same school but he was many grades below me and I’m not sure we ever met.

In my blog entry I’d said I had seen Michelle in a gas station awhile back. She was working there. Yesterday evening I was at the same gas station and, as I’d like to satisfy my curiosity as to what the Glossett twins’ familial relation is to Kori and maybe get more details about his disappearance, I asked the guy behind the counter if Michelle still worked there. Nope, he said.

“Oh,” I said. “Oh well. I run a missing persons database, you see. There’s a guy named Kori Glossett missing from around here and I figure Michelle must be related to him and I was going to ask her about it, see if she could tell me something I could put on my site. I don’t know a lot about his case.”

“Kori?” the gas station guy said, as if in surprise. He looked to be about 25 or so, about Kori’s age. “That ***hole? He’s STILL missing?”

“Yup,” said. “For over a year now.”

I was a bit surprised he was using that kind of language, given how he was an employee and I was a customer and we didn’t know each each other. I mean, I didn’t mind but I bet his boss would have had something to say about it.

“He’s not REALLY missing, you know,” the guy said. “He’s buried out in the woods.”

“Hmm,” I said noncommittally. I know there had been multiple search warrants executed on private properties, and digs on said properties for Kory’s body. You don’t really need to read between the lines to realize the cops think he’s dead.

“A LOT of people wanted Kori dead,” Gas Station Guy said. “This is what happens to scumbags, especially when they get into drugs.” He just kinda shrugged and smirked at me as he said that.

I gave him one of the Charley Project business cards. Maybe he will give it to Michelle or Michael or someone else in the family, and they’ll contact me.

But what I’m thinking is maybe I should call LE about this.

Chances are this guy knows nothing in particular about Kori’s case and is just repeating rumors he’s heard. Maybe LE has spoken to him already. But suppose he DOES actually know something and suppose the cops HAVEN’T interviewed him or heard of him? Maybe he even knows the person or persons responsible for Kori’s disappearance. Anything’s possible.

I didn’t catch the guy’s name or anything but it should be easy for the cops to learn his identity. Only two people were working in the gas station when I walked in yesterday.

So what’ll y’all think?

[EDIT: Yeah, like ten minutes after writing this I decided to call it in right then and there even if it was Saturday. The man who answered the phone listened politely, wrote down what I said, and promised to pass the info on to the detectives, plus my name and phone number for if they need to talk to me.

My mom is worried because this guy has my Charley Project business card and I used my credit card to buy snacks at the gas station so he’s got that info too. What if the police come to talk to him and he gets mad about it, she says. Well, the credit card billing address is my dad’s apartment, not my own house. He could harass me online, I suppose, but I doubt he will, and even if I did, I’ve certainly dealt with that before. He could steal my credit card info and buy stuff with it just to give me a hard time, but if someone does that within the next few days or weeks, I will tell the credit card company to look at him as a possible suspect in the theft.

I doubt anything will come of this at all but I’ve done my bit. It’s all you can do.]

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13 thoughts on “Maybe I should phone this in on Monday

  1. Yvonne Eiffert July 30, 2017 / 10:05 am

    Thank God you called it in. Anything helps in cases like this. I’m sure that the family will be happy and this may lead somewhere.

  2. Camille July 30, 2017 / 10:23 am

    It’s a good idea for LE to talk to him. After listening to the Up and Vanished podcast about Tara Grinstead I can see where something important can be common knowledge but never actually make it to LE.

  3. Becky July 30, 2017 / 10:43 am

    Well I doubt he would bother you because if the police do contact him I think he would likely assume that it was part of a wider new uptick in interest in Kori’s case and not necessarily something that was your fault but that’s just my thought. also I just have not got that much faith that LE will pursue It and that’s why so many cases languish endlessly but you did the right thing calling it in and now it’s out of your hands . And,who knows, it could actually lead to something great and the could be sloved!

    • Meaghan August 1, 2017 / 7:19 pm

      Well, who knows if they’ll look into this, but I know LE is actively investigating Kori’s case. They’ve been executing search warrants on people’s homes and conducting digs.

  4. Nancy July 30, 2017 / 11:17 am

    I don’t think you have anything to worry about, but I’d avoid that gas station, just because he may not like the cops contacting him………. Tell you the truth…. I’m so dissolutioned by the investigators that I wonder if your lead will even be followed up.

    • Meaghan August 1, 2017 / 7:20 pm

      See my comment above. The ball’s in LE’s court now; I can rest knowing I did all I could.

  5. Java July 30, 2017 / 5:51 pm

    The mother in me thought the same thoughts as your mother right away. Hopefully nothing will probably come of it. But do be careful, giving him your card and using a credit card to pay in the store he is in, then writing your thoughts about it on this blog probably isn’t the safest. You did the right thing by calling it in! My sister said I read too many criminal procedural books and I’m too paranoid now, but better safe than sorry!

  6. whereaboutsstillunknown July 30, 2017 / 8:19 pm

    I think it’s kind of odd that he said “He’s STILL missing?” and then said he’s buried in the woods.

    If he’s buried in the woods then of course he is still missing. It kinda sounds like the buried in the woods thing was something he made up after being surprised to learn that Kory is still missing.

    • Meaghan July 30, 2017 / 8:28 pm

      Perhaps he’s heard rumors that Kori has been found and that’s why he was surprised. Perhaps he was just pretending to be surprised. Perhaps he actually knows diddly squat about the case other than the fact that a lot of people didn’t like Kori.

  7. Pl July 31, 2017 / 12:05 am

    Glad u called it in b/c cops don’t like being lied to. If guy is lying, he’ll learn his lesson. Can you conceal carry? If no, maybe other legal ways…get a boerboel or kangol dog….they’ll look out for u. Love your site. I’m fascinated and puzzled why/how everything is left at home. I pray for the missing. My God help them find home.

    • Meaghan July 31, 2017 / 3:34 am

      If I owned a gun, any kind, and were allowed to do anything with it at all, I’d have been dead long ago.

    • Meaghan August 1, 2017 / 7:34 pm

      As for dogs…I love dogs, but I live in a trailer and we have two cats. We don’t have room for a dog, never mind an enormous one.

  8. Aileen July 31, 2017 / 2:12 pm

    I think its good you called it in. Like you said, it could just be rumor, but now its off your plate. Considering the guys reaction, I would bet the cops have heard the rumor many times. But, again, its off your plate now.

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