Some pretty messed up cases added today

I added eight cases today and two of them are pretty messed up, for lack of a better description.

The Roberta “Bobby” Snider disappearance / murder (which I had never heard of until today) is baffling. The husband’s behavior is so strange and I wonder if he’s got a touch of dementia. He’s in his seventies after all. If it’s not dementia I wonder what it was that made him kill his wife in cold blood in her sleep like that, especially as she was supposed to be dying of cancer anyway. Perhaps he was her primary caregiver during her illness and was tired of doing it.

I can refer interested readers to this very detailed article about the case if you want to know more about it.

The cops don’t even plan to look for her body, as they think it’s in a landfill. I wonder just how sure they are about that, though, given that the landfill thing is only one of many stories Phillip told.

The Setina and Ren Weddles case is just incredibly sad. There are shades here of the Fowler kids — Ivon and Inisha are even twins as well. I don’t hold out much hope that either of the Weddles twins is still alive, though I guess it’s remotely possible that Setina is.

All the children clearly should have been removed from their parents sooner than they were. I don’t understand why the nurse’s recommendation after they were born was not acted on.

I definitely don’t advocate removing kids from the home just because of poverty/homelessness, but Aaron and Princess were both drug addicts and Princess has serious mental health issues (she’s been locked up in Napa State Hospital since last summer as they try to make her competent to stand trial), and the family was living in absolute squalor in a van.

I wonder if the twins had some health problems, perhaps because of Princess’s drug use during the pregnancy, and if one or both of them didn’t just die from health issues and/or neglect during the many months the family was living in that van.

And we may never know.

6 thoughts on “Some pretty messed up cases added today

  1. marsyao January 5, 2019 / 10:41 pm

    Feel so sad about Roberta Lee Snider’ case, wonder why her husband, after 50 years of marriage, decided to kill her, especially she was seriously ill and not expect to be live much longer.

    • Meaghan January 5, 2019 / 10:44 pm

      It doesn’t make very much sense. The best I can come up with is that he was tired of caring for her.

      The undercover cop he confessed to was a woman who formed a relationship with him, and pretended to be stressed caring for her sick mother. Phillip suggested she could just kill her mother. He also asked the woman to marry him, saying she could get his pension when he died.

      • marsyao January 5, 2019 / 10:50 pm

        Yeah, that was my guess too

  2. Vincent January 7, 2019 / 8:57 am

    The Kerry O’Brien-Krueger case is fascinating, and heartbreaking. This is one case where one can reasonably postulate that the missing person left voluntarily. Her daughter, now in her 30s, seems to believe that is what happened. She says that her father has always been a kind, gentle, loving person, and that he did a great job raising her as a single parent.

    One strange aspect of the case is the gastrointestinal disorders that both Merry and her husband were suffering from around the time of Kerry’s disappearance. The husband also suffered a stroke or something, and lost he s memory. Very strange indeed….

    I tend to lean toward the voluntary disappearance theory on this one. If Kerry did voluntarily disappear, though, that makes it rough on her daughter. I guess it’s rough however one explains it, though. The daughter, Megan, has a blog and has written about her mom’s case.

    https://letterstoadove.wordpress.com/tag/kerry-obrien-krueger/

    • Meaghan January 7, 2019 / 1:41 pm

      No matter what happened it must be a very stressful situation to grow up in, when your mom has dropped off the face of the earth and there are all those rumorwhispers circulating, some people blaming your dad.

    • Meaghan January 7, 2019 / 1:42 pm

      Kerry’s family speculated that Tracey was poisoning her and that’s why she was having the gastric problems. But people, including me, have suffered from unexplained chronic gastric problems for many different reasons.

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