Board Logo
« Brooke Wilberger - May 24, 2004 - OR »

Welcome Guest. Please Login or Register.
Jan 18th, 2018, 03:48am



« Previous Topic | Next Topic »
Pages: 1 2 3 4 5 6  Notify Send Topic Print
 veryhotthread  Author  Topic: Brooke Wilberger - May 24, 2004 - OR  (Read 4315 times)
FindCarrie
Administrator
ImageImageImageImageImage


member is offline

Avatar

For Carrie Always


Homepage PM

Gender: Female
Posts: 6967
xx Interrogation Becomes Focus In Kim Case
« Reply #45 on: Mar 15th, 2005, 06:37am »

Corvallis, Ore. - Accused underwear thief Sung Koo Kim made another appearance in court on Monday, this time in Corvallis where the center of attention became a videotape of Kim's interrogation.

Although Kim is no longer a 'person of interest' in the Brooke Wilberger case, the District Attorney is pushing hard to keep him in custody and prosecute him to the fullest extent of the law on charges of stealing women's underwear.

On Monday, prosecutors in Benton County were successful in getting statements from an interrogation tape into evidence.

As seen in the tape, Kim tries to tell the interrogator that he bought most of the underwear in question on eBay, rather than stealing them.

The judge in the case ruled the statements made by Kim during the interrogation could be used as evidence because he made those statements freely.

However, the judge also ruled that some of what was found on Kim's laptop, violent images involving women and a document called 'Communicating with the Dead,' would not be submitted as evidence.

Kim's mother, who has stood by her son throughout his many court appearances, says she continues to feel that he has been treated unfairly since his arrest.

Kim's parents say had it not been for the connection to the Brooke Wilberger case, their son would not be in so much trouble.

It's not fair," says Dong Kim, Sung Koo Kim's mother. "I think this is an abuse of power and an abuse of the system, as well as misleading the public in fear or to save their face. Maybe that's wrong, but I feel that way."

KATU News spoke with District Attorney John Haroldsen who said he does not feel that Kim has been treated unfairly.

Kim's Cases

Sung Koo Kim is accused of stealing thousands of women's undergarments from seven college campuses throughout Oregon.

He faces numerous burglary and theft charges involving thefts in the following counties and colleges
Multnomah County


Lewis and Clark College
Concordia University
University of Portland
Yamhill County


George Fox University
Linfield College
Benton County


Oregon State University
Washington County


Pacific University
Kim's Ties To The Brooke Wilberger Case

Sung Koo Kim was initially arrested in early May, about a week and a half before 19-year-old Brooke Wilberger disappeared from a Corvallis apartment complex where Kim had allegedly been stalking an OSU swimmer.

Kim was called a suspect in the Wilberger case until early February of 2005 when the Corvallis Police Department released a statement saying they had removed him from their persons of interest list.

http://www.katu.com/news/story.asp?ID=75706
User IP Logged

Caring About All Missing & Murdered People
Please visit www.FindCarrieCulberson.Com
And www.AngelGardenOfHope.Com
My group inspired to help others because of Carrie.
See also our missing & murdered person blog
http://findcarrie.blogspot.com
FindCarrie
Administrator
ImageImageImageImageImage


member is offline

Avatar

For Carrie Always


Homepage PM

Gender: Female
Posts: 6967
xx Brooke Wilberger still missing nearly a year later
« Reply #46 on: Apr 29th, 2005, 05:30am »

Corvallis, Ore. - This week marks 11 months since Brooke Wilberger disappeared from outside a Corvallis apartment complex.
The last time anyone saw her was on May 24, 2004, when she was helping her sister, a manager at the complex, with some outside cleaning.

Police found her purse, cell phone and flip-flops, but there was no sign of Brooke or any clues as to what may have happened to her.

In the weeks following her disappearance, search crews would comb the neighborhood, as well as nearby rivers, streams and lakes, searching for any clues in the case.

However, no sign of Brooke would ever be found and nearly a year later, police have few leads to go on.

The Wilberger family, who has a strong faith, continues to pray for her safe return.

Police continue to look for clues in the case, trying to find anything that will lead them to Brooke.

The Wilberger family is planning some activities to mark the one-year mark since Brooke disappeared.

A $30,000 reward is still offered for information leading to her whereabouts.

http://www.katu.com/team2/story.asp?ID=76736
User IP Logged

Caring About All Missing & Murdered People
Please visit www.FindCarrieCulberson.Com
And www.AngelGardenOfHope.Com
My group inspired to help others because of Carrie.
See also our missing & murdered person blog
http://findcarrie.blogspot.com
FindCarrie
Administrator
ImageImageImageImageImage


member is offline

Avatar

For Carrie Always


Homepage PM

Gender: Female
Posts: 6967
xx Accused panty thief's parents say his mental healt
« Reply #47 on: May 7th, 2005, 11:07pm »

By JIM PARKER, kgw.com Staff

McMINNVILLE, Ore. -- The parents of Sung Koo Kim, a Tigard man charged with stealing thousands of pairs of women’s underwear and once a suspect in the disappearance of a 19-year-old Brooke Wilberger, pleaded Thursday at a Yamhill County court pre-trial hearing for his bail to be reduced.
My main concern is my son's mental health... it's getting worse," said his mother, Dong Kim, who maintains her son needs treatment and is not getting psychological help in jail.


She said his severe clinical depression is worsening, the result of the high-profile suspect being kept in lockdown inside the jail for 20 hours a day.


Kim, 31, faces multiple burglary charges in Yamhill, Multnomah, Benton and Washington counties, and he also faces additional charges of possession of child pornography in Washington County. His Yamhill County trial, expected to be the first, is set to begin June 7.


While some judges have ordered bail reductions recently, Kim's bail in Yamhill County stands at $2.4 million and totals $4.7 million among the four counties.


Kim's parents said unless they can get the bail amounts reduced further, they won't be able to post the money needed to get their son released and into a treatment program.


Kim is accused of stealing over 3,000 pairs of women’s underwear from university residence halls throughout the Willamette Valley. He has pleaded innocent to all charges.


Some of Kim's bail amounts were lowered two months ago, when Corvallis police announced they had cleared him as a suspect in the abduction of Brooke Wilberger -- who vanished from a Corvallis apartment complex in May 2004 and has yet to be found.

During a search of the house that Kim shares with his parents, police said they found thousands of pairs of stolen panties, dryer lint labeled as being from the apartment building where Wilberger was last seen, and child pornography images on Kim's personal computer.
http://www.kgw.com/news-local/stories/kgw_050405_news_kim_court.245b25809.html
User IP Logged

Caring About All Missing & Murdered People
Please visit www.FindCarrieCulberson.Com
And www.AngelGardenOfHope.Com
My group inspired to help others because of Carrie.
See also our missing & murdered person blog
http://findcarrie.blogspot.com
FindCarrie
Administrator
ImageImageImageImageImage


member is offline

Avatar

For Carrie Always


Homepage PM

Gender: Female
Posts: 6967
xx Can DNA Help ID Missing Persons?
« Reply #48 on: May 16th, 2005, 12:33am »

May 14, 2005 — Brooke Wilberger, a 19-year-old college student, was last seen a year ago at an apartment complex near Oregon State University. All she left behind in a parking lot were her flip-flops.

Her family is devastated.

"You'd think that it'd get better as time goes on," said her mother, Cammy Wilberger. "The pain's still there. It doesn't go away."

"We really don't know much more about it today than we knew then," said her father, Greg Wilberger.

Wilberger is one of more than 100,000 people the government lists as missing. Police say the people may have disappeared for personal reasons or were the victims of accidents or crimes where little evidence was left behind.

Now, the Justice Department is allocating millions of dollars to expand the use of DNA technology, and says it is rethinking ways to use such technology to tackle all those unsolved cases.

Currently, there is no national database that contains the DNA of the thousands of missing. Police say if there was, they could at least ease the pain of families when unidentified murder victims turn up.

"If we can do something to bring closure and to help other innocents avoid feeling the pain that a family of a homicide victim feels, it's worth any effort," U.S. Deputy Attorney General James Comey said.


Mothers, Fathers Looking for Jane Doe

In fact, there are estimates of 40,000 people per year buried nameless. In New York City, roughly 1,000 a year are buried at Potter's Field, where there are no headstones, and only one marker for every 96 graves.

"For every Jane Doe or John Doe who is carried on a police ledger as an unknown, there is a Mr. and Mrs. Doe, who are parents who have a hole in their life that just can't be imagined," Comey said.

The Wilbergers hope their daughter will return alive. But if not, they just want to know.

"You just can't move ahead because you keep thinking that you're leaving her behind," Greg Wilberger said.

Police believe she was abducted, but have very little to go on.

"We're running out [of leads]," said Ron Noble of the Corvallis Police Department in Oregon. "We don't have as many leads to follow up on."

http://abcnews.go.com/WNT/Technology/story?id=727402&CMP=OTC-RSSFeeds0312
User IP Logged

Caring About All Missing & Murdered People
Please visit www.FindCarrieCulberson.Com
And www.AngelGardenOfHope.Com
My group inspired to help others because of Carrie.
See also our missing & murdered person blog
http://findcarrie.blogspot.com
FindCarrie
Administrator
ImageImageImageImageImage


member is offline

Avatar

For Carrie Always


Homepage PM

Gender: Female
Posts: 6967
xx A year later, BYU student still missing but not fo
« Reply #49 on: May 23rd, 2005, 08:44am »

A year later, BYU student still missing but not forgotten
By The Associated Press


The plastic banner has adorned First Presbyterian Church's message board since Brooke Wilberger disappeared a year ago, and there are no plans to take it down.

"The sign is going to stay up for a while," said John Dennis, the church's senior minister.

Tomorrow will mark one year since the Brigham Young University freshman vanished from an apartment-complex parking lot near the Oregon State University campus, triggering massive searches, prayer vigils and an outpouring of support.

Despite massive search efforts, no sign of her has been found.

Few people have forgotten. Reminders abound in this quiet college town.

"We've prayed in a fairly consistent way each week," Dennis said. He has stayed in touch with her parents and remains quietly optimistic.

At a meeting last week, students who volunteered in the initial search discussed the related events of the past year.

Megan Zimmerman became so involved in search-and-rescue missions that she is now a state-certified member of Marys Peak Search and Rescue.

"You name it, I had a finger in it," Zimmerman said.




"I didn't know her or her family but it was something I felt strongly I had to do."

When she sees women joggers running alone wearing headphones she's stopped to talk. "I ask them, 'What the heck are you doing?' " Zimmerman said.

When the official searches were called off, she recalled being devastated. "I ended up at a friend's house and I bawled," she said. "I said, 'We're leaving her; we abandoned her.' "

Searchers put in about 8,000 hours looking for Wilberger.

Emily Haymond went on a few searches and helped her mother put up "Find Brooke" posters whenever they traveled.

Her own response was to hold out hope, even though she feared Wilberger was dead. Now, she'd just like some answers.

"We want to find some closure," Haymond said.

Zimmerman wears one of the pink bracelets with the Find Brooke Web address and hotline number.

The bracelets were commissioned by the family as a fund-raising effort and a way to increase awareness about Wilberger's disappearance.

Zimmerman said her Brooke bracelet is still a catalyst for conversation.

"A girl disappears, and it's like our whole town got turned upside down," Zimmerman said. "I think about Brooke every day
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2002284819_brooke23.html
User IP Logged

Caring About All Missing & Murdered People
Please visit www.FindCarrieCulberson.Com
And www.AngelGardenOfHope.Com
My group inspired to help others because of Carrie.
See also our missing & murdered person blog
http://findcarrie.blogspot.com
looking4carrie2
Global Moderator
ImageImageImageImageImage


member is offline

Avatar




PM

Gender: Male
Posts: 62
xx A year later, missing Brigham Young coed still
« Reply #50 on: May 23rd, 2005, 2:10pm »

CORVALLIS (AP) - "Pray for the Safe Return of Brooke."

The plastic banner has adorned First Presbyterian Church's message board since Brooke Wilberger disappeared a year ago, and there are no plans to take it down.

"The sign is going to stay up for a while," said John Dennis, the church's senior minister.

The Brigham Young University freshman vanished from an apartment complex parking lot a year ago this Tuesday and triggered massive searches, prayer vigils and an outpouring of support.

Despite massive search efforts, no sign of her has been found.

Few people have forgotten. Reminders abound in this quiet college town.

"We've prayed in a fairly consistent way each week," Dennis said.

He has stayed in touch with her parents and remains quietly optimistic.

"I hope something unexpectedly good comes out of this," he said.

At an LDS youth meeting last week, students who volunteered in the initial search discussed the related events of the past year.

Megan Zimmerman became so involved in search and rescue missions that she now is a state-certified member of Marys Peak Search and Rescue.

"You name it, I had a finger in it," Zimmerman said.

"I didn't know her or her family but it was something I felt strongly I had to do."

When she sees women joggers running alone wearing headphones she's stopped to talk. "I ask them 'What the heck are you doing?"' Zimmerman said.

When the official searches were called off, Zimmerman recalled being devastated. "I ended up at a friend's house and I bawled," she said. "I said 'We're leaving her, we abandoned her.'"

Searchers put in about 8,000 hours looking for Wilberger.

Emily Haymond went on a few searches and helped her mother put up "Find Brooke" posters whenever they traveled.

Her own response was to hold out hope, even though she feared Wilberger was dead. Now, she'd just like some answers.

"We want to find some closure," Haymond said. "It could be like the Elizabeth Smart thing, or maybe she's buried somewhere."

Elizabeth Smart was kidnapped from her bedroom in Salt Lake City in June 2002. She was kept in the foothills near her family's home on the edge of Salt Lake City for nine months by her abductors before being found alive.

Zimmerman wears one of the pink bracelets with the Find Brooke Web address and hotline number. The bracelets were commissioned by the family as a fund-raising effort and a way to increase awareness about Wilberger's disappearance.

Kevin Roddie of Peak Sports said the store sold more than 2,000 of the bracelets since they went on sale last October.

Lately, sales have slowed and Peak Sports no longer stocks them.

But Zimmerman said her Brooke bracelet still is a catalyst for conversation.

"A girl disappears, and it's like our whole town got turned upside down," Zimmerman said. "I think about Brooke every day."

http://www.theworldlink.com/articles/2005/05/23/news/news13.txt
User IP Logged

Aiding in the search for missing people.
FindCarrie
Administrator
ImageImageImageImageImage


member is offline

Avatar

For Carrie Always


Homepage PM

Gender: Female
Posts: 6967
xx for brooke on may 24, 2005
« Reply #51 on: May 24th, 2005, 06:50am »

Thinking of Brooke Wilberger on this unforunate anniversary of her disappearance. Hoping for answers soon for her whereabouts.

User Image
« Last Edit: May 24th, 2005, 06:56am by FindCarrie » User IP Logged

Caring About All Missing & Murdered People
Please visit www.FindCarrieCulberson.Com
And www.AngelGardenOfHope.Com
My group inspired to help others because of Carrie.
See also our missing & murdered person blog
http://findcarrie.blogspot.com
FindCarrie
Administrator
ImageImageImageImageImage


member is offline

Avatar

For Carrie Always


Homepage PM

Gender: Female
Posts: 6967
xx Wilberger's family copes with pain
« Reply #52 on: May 25th, 2005, 07:08am »

BY NIKI SULLIVAN
The Associated Press


CORVALLIS -- Zak Hansen held back tears as he recalled the day one year ago when his sister-in-law, Brooke Wilberger, 19, disappeared from the apartment where he and Wilberger's sister live.

Wilberger, on summer vacation from her freshman year at Brigham Young University, in Utah, was cleaning the bulb covers of the lamps that line the apartment complex's parking lot when she vanished May 24, 2004.

A water bucket that she had been using and her flip-flops were found at the scene.

Brooke's mother, Cammy, said that it has been tough not knowing where her daughter is for the past year but that "you know, you never, as a parent, ever give up."

She said that she and her family are prepared for the worst.

"We've come to a realization that our hope right now is not the same as it was a year ago," she said.

Cammy Wilberger was joined by her husband, Greg, and two sons-in-law, Hansen and Jared Cordon, at a news conference down the street from where Brooke disappeared.

The family members said their Mormon faith has helped them cope with Brooke's disappearance.

"You have to put your trust in God," Greg Wilberger said.

He also said that one of the toughest things has been family outings that Brooke no longer is there for.

"It really dampens the things that you do," he said.

Cordon said the search has brought the family closer together.

"In many ways, I think we're much more grateful than we have been," Cordon said.

The first anniversary of Brooke's disappearance was a bittersweet day for the family members, who said they are grateful for the public support and news-media attention but are reminded that the chances of finding Brooke alive are decreasing every day.

"When all this is all resolved, I'm not sure that we'll try to remember this day," Cammy Wilberger said.

Corvallis police Lt. Ron Noble said that there are no new leads but that police are actively investigating the case.

"Even though it's been a year, and even though, yes, the leads are starting to dwindle, we're not done yet," Noble said.

"We will continue actively pursuing this case until there is nothing left to pursue."

Noble said there are two people of interest in the case, but he would not elaborate.

He said that Sung Koo Kim, Aaron Evans and Loren Krueger, who previously were named people of interest, no longer are on the list.

Police have searched thousands of acres, received 5,000 tips, investigated about 60 people of interest and have a list of 250 suspicious vehicles but have not found clues about where Wilberger went.

Noble said they have ruled out Brooke running away and have exhausted investigations of people close to her.

"We're closer to solving the case today only from the standpoint that we know what hasn't happened," Noble said.

Noble said abductions by strangers are rare, but he said that is what he thinks might have happened.

http://159.54.226.83/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050525/STATE/505250346/1042
User IP Logged

Caring About All Missing & Murdered People
Please visit www.FindCarrieCulberson.Com
And www.AngelGardenOfHope.Com
My group inspired to help others because of Carrie.
See also our missing & murdered person blog
http://findcarrie.blogspot.com
FindCarrie
Administrator
ImageImageImageImageImage


member is offline

Avatar

For Carrie Always


Homepage PM

Gender: Female
Posts: 6967
xx Green minivan Sought in Brooke Wilberger case
« Reply #53 on: Jun 1st, 2005, 08:08am »

CORVALLIS, Ore. - Corvallis police say they are looking for a green 1997 Dodge Caravan that may be connected to the disappearance of Brooke Wilberger.

Police say on May 24, 2004, the day Wilberger disappeared, someone named 'Brian' called 911 from a cell phone regarding a speeding and recklessly driven green minivan in the Mid-Valley area.

The connection with the cell phone was lost before the call was completed.

Investigators say they would like to talk with that person to determine if what he saw that day was connected to Wilberger's disappearance.

They would also like to hear from anyone else who may have seen suspicious activity involving a green minivan between May 17 and May 31, 2004. Those with information are urged to call 1-800-THE-LOST.

http://www.katu.com/news/story.asp?ID=77507
User IP Logged

Caring About All Missing & Murdered People
Please visit www.FindCarrieCulberson.Com
And www.AngelGardenOfHope.Com
My group inspired to help others because of Carrie.
See also our missing & murdered person blog
http://findcarrie.blogspot.com
FindCarrie
Administrator
ImageImageImageImageImage


member is offline

Avatar

For Carrie Always


Homepage PM

Gender: Female
Posts: 6967
xx Public responds to request for van info
« Reply #54 on: Jun 2nd, 2005, 09:19am »

By Jennifer Nitson
Gazette-Times reporter

As of Wednesday evening, the Corvallis Police Department had received just over 30 calls to their tip lines following a request for information about a green mini-van that may be linked to the disappearance last year of Brooke Wilberger.

Investigators are seeking information about a 1997 green Dodge Caravan that police have associated with a person of interest in the abduction case of Wilberger, the 20-year-old Veneta woman who disappeared from a Corvallis apartment complex parking lot in May 2004.

Police are also hoping to hear from a man named Brian who used a cell phone to call 911 the day Wilberger disappeared. The caller reported seeing a speeding and recklessly driven green mini-van in the Rickreal area, north of Monmouth.

"Unless Brian calls the police on a daily basis, he should remember making this call," said Corvallis Police Capt. Ron Noble.

Many of the calls to the tip line have been from concerned mid-Willamette Valley residents who have seen such a van recently, and though investigators welcome all calls, Noble said, "at this time, we're not looking for a green van."

"What we want to do is find out whether the van we know about was in a certain area," Noble said. "We want to know whether or not our guy with a green van is possibly related to Brooke."

Noble is holding back some information about the van so that police can determine whether tips they receive are valid, he said.

Police are interested in hearing from anyone who saw a green mini-van during the week before or the week after Wilberger disappeared; saw the van being driven in an erratic or alarming manner; saw the van parked in a place where it would not be expected — such as on an old logging road or farmer's field; or observed the driver acting in a strange or suspicious way, possibly trying to lure young women or girls close to the van.

People are encouraged to call the investigation's tip line at 800-843-5678 with any information relevant to the Wilberger investigation.

The man police have connected with the green mini-van has been on the investigators' radar for about six months, Noble said. He is one of two current "persons of interest," and does not currently constitute a threat to the public, Noble said.

"He's not in a position to be a threat to anybody at the moment," Noble said without elaboration.
http://www.gazettetimes.com/articles/2005/06/02/news/community/loc01.txt
User IP Logged

Caring About All Missing & Murdered People
Please visit www.FindCarrieCulberson.Com
And www.AngelGardenOfHope.Com
My group inspired to help others because of Carrie.
See also our missing & murdered person blog
http://findcarrie.blogspot.com
FindCarrie
Administrator
ImageImageImageImageImage


member is offline

Avatar

For Carrie Always


Homepage PM

Gender: Female
Posts: 6967
xx Police look to campus for help
« Reply #55 on: Jun 3rd, 2005, 12:07pm »

Dan Taylor

Investigators want to know if any member of the OSU community -- especially female students -- were lured to a green minivan around the time Brooke Wilberger went missing from an apartment complex adjacent to campus.

Corvallis Police Department Capt. Ron Noble said he wants people to think back and determine if they saw "anything that didn't sit right" around May 24, 2004, when the 20-year-old Wilberger was last seen.

The plea for help from campus comes one day after police released a description of a green 1997 Dodge Caravan they say was once operated by one of two persons of interest in the case.

Noble said investigators know the location of both the person and the van. Noble said the person of interest is not a current threat to the community but he declined to release further details. He said the person knows he is being investigated.

Noble said police do not need information about where the van is now, but instead, they want to know if anyone saw it shortly before or after May 24, 2004.

As of 5 p.m. Wednesday, investigators had received an estimated 30 telephone tips related to the van.

However, they had not yet heard from "Brian," a person they know only by first name who called 911 the day Wilberger disappeared to report a speeding, erratically driven green mini-van.

Noble said Wednesday that the 911 call came from a cell phone in the Rickreal area, just north of Monmouth. The call was cut off before it was completed.

"We wanted to narrow it down for him," Noble said. "We wanted to make sure he knows we're talking about him ... that we we can determine if the van he was calling about is in fact related to our person of interest."

Investigators still want help from anyone else who might have seen a green mini-van in a place where it did not belong, such as a logging road or a farmer's field.

They also want to know if anyone saw a person in the same van attempting to lure girls or women close to the vehicle.

Noble said anyone with information should call 1-800-THE-LOST, a tip line that is manned 24 hours a day.

Noble said all information on that line is forwarded to investigators in the Wilberger case.

http://barometer.orst.edu/vnews/display.v/ART/2005/06/02/42a087e51cced
User IP Logged

Caring About All Missing & Murdered People
Please visit www.FindCarrieCulberson.Com
And www.AngelGardenOfHope.Com
My group inspired to help others because of Carrie.
See also our missing & murdered person blog
http://findcarrie.blogspot.com
FindCarrie
Administrator
ImageImageImageImageImage


member is offline

Avatar

For Carrie Always


Homepage PM

Gender: Female
Posts: 6967
xx Wilberger search leads police to look for 'Brian'
« Reply #56 on: Jun 6th, 2005, 05:13am »

CORVALLIS - Corvallis Police have received more than 30 calls regarding a green van that may be linked to the disappearance of Veneta teen Brooke Wilberger.
One year ago, when the 19-year-old vanished from a Corvallis apartment complex, a man who identified himself as Brian called 911 from his cell phone to report an erratically driven green minivan in the mid-Willamette Valley area.

The connection was lost before the call was completed, said police Capt. Ron Noble.

On Tuesday, Noble asked the public to help with any information regarding the mysterious caller.

As of Wednesday evening, police had received just over 30 calls regarding the 1997 green Dodge Caravan on the tip line, mainly from people who had seen a van matching the description recently.

``At this time, we're not looking for a green van. What we want to do is find out whether the van we know about was in a certain area,'' Noble said. ``We want to know whether or not our guy with a green van is possibly related to Brooke.''

Police are also hoping to hear from the man named Brian.

``Unless Brian calls the police on a daily basis, he should remember making this call,'' Noble said.

The man police have connected with the green minivan has been on the investigators' radar for about six months, police said.

He is one of two current ``persons of interest,'' and does not currently constitute a threat to the public, Noble said.

Wilberger, a student at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, had been staying with her sister at the Corvallis apartment complex she managed.

http://www.registerguard.com/news/2005/06/03/c3.or.missingwoman.0603.html
User IP Logged

Caring About All Missing & Murdered People
Please visit www.FindCarrieCulberson.Com
And www.AngelGardenOfHope.Com
My group inspired to help others because of Carrie.
See also our missing & murdered person blog
http://findcarrie.blogspot.com
FindCarrie
Administrator
ImageImageImageImageImage


member is offline

Avatar

For Carrie Always


Homepage PM

Gender: Female
Posts: 6967
xx Police still hope to hear from mystery caller
« Reply #57 on: Jun 7th, 2005, 06:55am »

Corvallis police have received more than 75 tips since requesting information about a green minivan possibly linked to the abduction of Brooke Wilberger.

Still no call from Brian, however, said Corvallis Police Capt. Ron Noble.

Police hope to hear from a man named Brian who used a cell phone to call 911 the day Wilberger disappeared. About 11 a.m. May 24, 2004, the caller reported seeing a speeding and recklessly driven green minivan in the Rickreall area, north of Monmouth. Wilberger was last seen by family members around 10 a.m. that day.

Police have associated a 1997 green Dodge Caravan with a person of interest in the case of the 20-year-old Veneta woman who disappeared from a Corvallis apartment complex parking lot.

Police are also interested in hearing from anyone who saw a green minivan during the week before or the week after Wilberger disappeared; saw the van being driven in an erratic or alarming manner; saw the van parked in a place where it would not be expected — such as on an old logging road or farmer's field; or observed the driver acting in a strange or suspicious way, possibly trying to lure young women or girls close to the van.

People are encouraged to call the investigation's tip line at 800-843-5678 with any information relevant to the investigation.

Brian will be hailed nationwide on Saturday when "America's Most Wanted" plans to air a segment on Wilberger and the lead of the green van.

"There's a tremendous interest in Brooke," said "Most Wanted" correspondent Ed Miller as a television crew filmed interviews at the Corvallis Police Department.

The "America's Most Wanted" Web site receives about 150,000 hits each weekend in connection to features about Wilberger, Miller said.

"It's been consistent for the past year," Miller said. "It never wanes."
http://www.gazettetimes.com/articles/2005/06/07/news/community/tueloc02.txt
User IP Logged

Caring About All Missing & Murdered People
Please visit www.FindCarrieCulberson.Com
And www.AngelGardenOfHope.Com
My group inspired to help others because of Carrie.
See also our missing & murdered person blog
http://findcarrie.blogspot.com
FindCarrie
Administrator
ImageImageImageImageImage


member is offline

Avatar

For Carrie Always


Homepage PM

Gender: Female
Posts: 6967
xx Police discredit rumor in Wilberger case
« Reply #58 on: Jun 17th, 2005, 11:55pm »

The Corvallis Police Department is dispelling rumors that a green van associated with the Brooke Wilberger disappearance was found in Arizona, giving investigators what they needed to solve the case.

"We've always known where the van was," Corvallis Police Lt. Ron Noble said.

About two weeks ago, the police department began asking for information about a 1997 green Dodge Caravan, possibly connected with Wilberger's disappearance on May 24, 2004. The van is associated with a person of interest in the case.


Noble said the police department has probably had more than 100 tips on the van since asking if anyone saw it in the mid-valley in the week before and after Wilberger's disappearance.

Police also asked the man who identified himself as "Brian" and called 911 the day of Wilberger's disappearance to contact the police department.

The man reported seeing a green minivan speeding and driving recklessly in the mid-valley area.

Police are still hoping to hear from "Brian."

The department has received a couple calls from people who thought they may have been the person police were looking for, Noble said.

The investigation's tip line is 800-843-5678.

http://www.gazettetimes.com/articles/2005/06/17/news/community/friloc03.txt
User IP Logged

Caring About All Missing & Murdered People
Please visit www.FindCarrieCulberson.Com
And www.AngelGardenOfHope.Com
My group inspired to help others because of Carrie.
See also our missing & murdered person blog
http://findcarrie.blogspot.com
FindCarrie
Administrator
ImageImageImageImageImage


member is offline

Avatar

For Carrie Always


Homepage PM

Gender: Female
Posts: 6967
xx New attorney takes Kim's case
« Reply #59 on: Jul 1st, 2005, 07:32am »

By JENNIFER NITSON
The latest in a string of attorneys for accused panty thief Sung Koo Kim represented his client via telephone at a pretrial hearing in Benton County Circuit Court on Wednesday.

Charles Wiseman of Hillsboro is the fourth lawyer to represent Kim, a 31-year-old Tigard man who faces multiple counts of burglary, theft, possession of child pornography and encouraging child sex abuse in four northwest Oregon counties. Kim's first three attorneys were retained by his parents. Wiseman was court-appointed following a recent request by Kim in Multnomah County.

Kim is accused of going into college dormitories and apartment laundry facilities and stealing women's underwear and other clothing. For several months, Kim was named by police as a significant "person of interest" in the abduction of 19-year-old Brooke Wilberger, who disappeared without a trace on May 24, 2004, from a Corvallis apartment complex.


Portland attorney Des Connall withdrew from Kim's case at the end of May for reasons including "significant" possible conflicts of interest.

Wednesday's hearing focused primarily on scheduling and whether future hearing and trial dates will have to be changed.

"I have about 5,000 pages of documents that I haven't even looked at yet," Wiseman told the court.

Wiseman said he would try to "get up to speed" before a July 18 hearing scheduled to address defense motions previously filed by Connall to suppress evidence. Connall had asserted that the search warrant served on Kim's home in the spring of 2004 was faulty.

Kim's jury trial on two counts of burglary and three counts of theft is set for Aug. 29 in Benton County Circuit Court.

Wiseman told Benton County Circuit Judge Janet Holcomb he was not sure he would be ready to go to trial at that time, but agreed to leave the date on the docket as he determines whether he can meet that deadline.

http://www.gazettetimes.com/articles/2005/06/30/news/community/thuloc03.txt
User IP Logged

Caring About All Missing & Murdered People
Please visit www.FindCarrieCulberson.Com
And www.AngelGardenOfHope.Com
My group inspired to help others because of Carrie.
See also our missing & murdered person blog
http://findcarrie.blogspot.com
Pages: 1 2 3 4 5 6  Notify Send Topic Print
« Previous Topic | Next Topic »

Donate $6.99 for 50,000 Ad-Free Pageviews!

| |

This forum powered for FREE by Conforums ©
Sign up for your own Free Message Board today!
Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Conforums Support | Parental Controls