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Friday, April 15, 2011

Falcon Lake Murder: Playing Russian Roulette

Not surprising, the Sheriff of Zapata has now provided more "evidence".

Not surprising because I'm sure that by now he knows we have been taking major steps to investigate this case to the fullest, like he should have done in the beginning but didn't.  He knows we are sniffing his trail and he doesn't want us to find out what he's hiding, so I was expecting that he would start taking steps soon to try and get this case closed before anyone finds out the truth.

Funny how a simple call for information can result in the police calling you back because "it sent off an alarm in Austin".

That's what happened to my friend who is helping us with the investigation.  Not only did he get a call back from a police officer, but the police officer called him back from Tiffany's old house in McAllen, Texas.

Um, doesn't he know that Tiffany said "hasta la buh-bye" to that house a long time ago?

Apparently, asking questions about this case sends off alarms to Austin and the response is for the police to rush to Tiffany's old house.  Why?

The questions being asked weren't even really that big of a deal.

All my friend wanted to know was what an "admin hold" on a jet ski meant, nothing directly related to the missing jet-ski, and the response is to send off an alarm to Austin and rush to Tiffany's old house to see if anyone is there?

And while the officer was really nice about it, he did start asking a lot of questions like who he (my friend) was and why he wanted to know.

Or my friends call to TPW, now that one was a real doozy.

Apparently you can't call to find out if a jet-ski has been reported missing.  Now that guy went all GI Joe on my friend and started flipping out about why he wanted to know if David's jet-ski was reported missing.

Well, that guys attitude just really scared my friend and so he just decided to tell the GI Joe to forget about it.

Too bad that my friend, at the time, didn't know that the TPW Rambo is not supposed to question you about why or what you need the information for when it should be public information.  It is forbidden for them to ask, and I wonder if that means it is also against the law?

But, I guess they must think the cartel would call to see if their work has caused some commotion or not, geez!

By the way, an admin hold on a jet ski means that it is being held because the jet-ski is under investigation.  It could be possible that it was reported as missing, but it could also mean they haven't made payments on it.

With the attitude they're giving us, we may never know.

So, anyways, what is truly disturbing is that they would drill us with all these questions like we committed a crime by asking, but they've never once drilled Tiffany Hartley like that.  Tiffany Hartley, whose fantastical story has all kinds of holes in it.

Wow! What is going on here?!

Now, after those alarms have been sent, the Sheriff rushes in to say that there are two new witnesses who have come forward.

I can't help but call bull on that one.

"Witnesses" don't just wait six month and then decide to come forward after such a long time.  That's crazy!

Not only is it crazy, but it borders on criminal.

Supposedly, in today's world, if you are witness to a crime and fail to speak up you can face felony charges...supposedly.

But that's besides the point, as it seems that, if these witnesses are the same witnesses that spoke up months ago on the "In Honor of David Michael Hartley" facebook page, then why are they being brought up now?
The initial question that started this thread was based around why the pirate ship in the background of David Hartley's facebook profile picture was removed.  Notice how the administrator says that that wasn't a pirate ship.

Um, yes it was.

He was skiing in South Padre Island and he was in front of the Black Dragon, but maybe that's where they got the idea of making the "murder" of David Hartley about pirates?  Hmmmm....

But asides from that, notice this witness, Margaret Leach, claims to have been "in and around the opening where the Rio Salado is" on the "Mexican side" of the lake.


You were fishing there and you only "heard" gun shots?

Why, you should have actually seen them if you were in the opening of the Rio Salado.  Heck, from there you can see from one side of the river to the other!

Do these people honestly think they're the only ones who've been around these neck of the woods?

Hell, you can even see the opening of the Rio Salado from the US side, and that's further away from where Tiffany claims David Hartley was shot, or the width of the Rio Salado.

I would say it's almost impossible to have been on the Rio Salado and not have brushed shoulders with Tiffany and her pirate friends.

And personally, I believe this Margaret Leach is in cahoots with Tiffany and part of the crime.

I mean, how odd is it that Margaret Leach is a friend of Tiffany and David on their facebook pages?

Surely she didn't know them before the "incident" with the pirates, and while I can understand being friends now with Tiffany, but friends with David?  David is supposedly dead!  How could he have added her to his friends list!

I guess that all goes back to a sicko wife who finds it fun to mess around with her "deceased" husband's facebook friends.  I mean, the last time I was able to capture a screen shot of David's friends, he had 215 friends, and now he has only 206?

I guess Tiffany is deciding for David what friends are good enough to be considered David's friends, huh.

I wonder what the special deal is to be David's friend too is and what gets them promoted to be friends with David?

Is there a secret society going on behind that now private page of a supposedly dead man?

Or is David alive and he's adding and deleting people whom he deems worthy of getting an update of his "deceased" status?

Time will only tell, and we'll continue to make sure to keep cracking at this case until all the pieces of the puzzle come together, which we hope is very soon and within the next week.

Anyhoo, on to the other fish I want to fry.  The "other" evidence that Sheriff Sigi is producing is what is supposedly an aeriel photo taken by CBP of some people on a boat.  Here's the news coverage on this "new" evidence:

Here is a still picture of the aeriel shot taken by CBP of the "suspects":
What's wrong with this picture?  Oh, there are several things wrong with it.

For one, this boat looks to me to be a light blue.  In the recording of the 911 call made by Tiffany, she claims there were 3 boats and then goes on to give what seems to be the description of four boats instead.  She tells the operator the color of the boats:
"one was a dark color, one...two of them were like a white, one was like a green or black or something"
Listen to the excerpt of the 911 call here.

But ok, she was under duress and didn't hit the color exactly.

Understood, buuuut, the other problem with this picture is that I don't see any weapons.  According to Sheriff Sigi and the witness, these "pirates" were waving AK47's.

Those are pretty big guns, and I see none in that picture.  Could they have hidden them?  Maybe.  The picture is not too clear and not 3 dimensional, so who knows?

But that's not the only problem with this picture.  The other problem is the description of the boats given by Sheriff Sigi and the good Samaritan.  They claim Tiffany was being chased by "commercial fishing" boats.  This is a commercial fishing boat:
But what do I know about boats around these areas?

Maybe someone with experience in boats can offer their opinion, because the picture "evidence" they are showing looks, to me, like that is a panga boat, and not a commercial fishing boat, and from what I've heard, jet skis can outrun a panga boat by a long shot, correct me if I'm wrong.

But what's really funny is the Sheriff's own insecurity about the photo.  He tells Channel 5 News the following:

"I’m not really saying that the people in the photograph were involved in it but they all were in the clothing she described," says Gonzalez.

Gonzalez believes if these men aren't suspects that they could be witnesses.
What the hodgenodge?!!

In short, Sheriff Sigi is just playing Russian Roulette to see what he can use as "evidence".

What he says is the same, to me, as claiming you found a stolen car on someones front yard, but if the car ain't stolen, then maybe you can get the owners to sell you the car.  It's ridiculous!

So you're not sure if they are suspects, yet you publicize the information.  Hrm!

And when has that woman EVER given any description of her attackers?

No, she's never done it, and as a matter of fact, to prove that, here is a little video I just made where she very clearly states that she does not know what her attackers look like:

I'll be posting more of those as I make them, so stay tuned.

Until next time...


  1. Whoa. This investigation is coming along. Great! Yes, you are correct -that appears to be a very old panga boat. However, some panga boats can resemble a small commercial fishing boat.

    And given that there were 3, oh wait, 4 boats... or was it 3? 2 men in one, but 2 or 3 more that were in the boat but she didn't see them....????

    What is more than interesting, and that I'd like to point out is that that the sheriff said on the CNN show, as he pointed to the bow of the boat, "you notice there in the front of the boat, you notice the bundles of marijauna there." CNN circled and zoomed in on where he pointed.

    Excuse me, Sheriff! Take a closer look everyone.

    A closer look reveals a guy hanging out on the bow, but definitely no "bundles" of anything up front. A cooler is just to the left of man #3. But to the left of that, it is just lighting. It is very clear, as you look at the contours of the boats along the sides of the boat as it moves into shade; that it is a mere light spot. No bundles at all. Does he think everyone is blind (and dumb?) Why did CNN give him a pass on that. DREW!!!!!!!! Look again, buddy!

    He also tried to say that the men were trying to conceal their identities/faces. To me it looks more like they were holding their ears or looking down as not get debris in their face; One man is looking straight into the camera. (#6). I can appreciate the holding of ears and yielding of your face/eyes if a loud chopper was on top of you -they stir up both high sound, and wind/dust/debris...

    I recommend that US officials get a copy of the Mexican interview that last more than 12 hours, and that she read and signed off on. That will determine what, if any, description she gave legally to authorities.

    This is not evidence -it's a bunch of guys on a lunch break. And remember this photo, which sheriff purports to have had since 1 hour after the alleged attack... yet SIX months later he is publishing it as, "new evidence?" -and someone to help bring forward witnesses?

    As for the apparent, "new witnesses" -these are not new whatsoever. These people popped up on October 6th, and even said that reporters called them or some such thing. Nothing new about this at all. This couple had even allegedly been in direct contact with the wife, so why is she saying NOW "it's what we've been praying for, for people to come forward.

    Can you say Smoke? Can you say Mirrors?
    How about dog and pony show? I think that the officials must have upped the heat on holding the zapata sheriff accountable, and this is why he is scrambling, fumbling...and even lying. Just my 2 cents. Great article.

    I hope the investigation continues to set off alarms in the right places. Thanks.

  2. Those men are not dressed anywhere near a Zeta cartel dress code. It's not them. personally i also think these men look like taking a break from work or something like that. Where are the guns????

  3. Anonymous @ 6:33PM: To me they look like they are bored or disappointed. I think I can see a fishing pole towards the back of the boat near the motor. Maybe they didn't catch any fish? The one in black towards the front near the guy with the red shirt looks like a girl to me. I don't know why it looks like a girl to me, but it just does.

    Anonymous @ 6:53pm: More than likely Sigi will say the guns were burn with the jet-ski and David's body. Yes, they are not dressed anywhere near the Zeta cartel dress code, and to be honest with you, I personally think these are American's pulling into American land. I mean, what is CBP doing taking picture in Mexico airspace? They must have flown their chopper all the way into Mexico in order to take this picture, so what gives?

  4. I agree that this picture proves nothing. Where is the date stamp on the picture to show it was taken that day? I would assume the camera used to take this picture is used for drug activity and would include date and time stamp for evidence purposes.

    Regarding the Facebook, I personally know a wife who has left her deceased husband's FB page up for others to leave comments but she does not friend additional people or make updates to the page. David's friends could be being unfriended (deleted)by the actual friends rather than from his page. There may be some that were friends but no longer wish to have David in their friend list or feel they need to let go and remove the digital reminder. Family members or friends that were closely connected to David and Tiffany may have shut down their FB pages due to all the attention they were getting which would elimate friends from his list. I would never defend Tiffany or Sigi but just wanted to point out that there are other reasons why a friend list could decrease in size over several months.

    Keep up the great work. It is interesting to see when you hit a nerve and Tiffany and Sigi jump to action. The more they attempt to persuade us, the more opportunities to screw up. And the more people they get involved, the chances of one of them saying or doing the wrong thing increases. They can only juggle so many balls before one falls.

  5. Weren't the pirates from previous attacks described as dressed in all black and heavily tattooed? I guess I never pictured drug cartel to wear baby blue or stipes, or even shorts for that matter. If these guys had done anything wrong, you would see all of them making a mad dash out of the boat rather than sitting there and allowing their picture to be taken.

  6. Fantastic work, investigation, and video of Tiffany saying she could NOT pick anyone out of a line up, and would not recognize anyone.

    TH: "I did not focus on them to see anything, their facial or...what they looked like, nothing."

    "No, no, I don't think I could. No, it would be really hard."

    Anon, I completely agree and made some similar comments on BDHJ about the cooler.

    Poor guys can't have lunch without being harassed by an obnoxious helicopter.

    What side of the border was this BP helicopter on? If on the US side, why would even Sigi, the Dissembler, try to nail these particular guys? Surely murderous "pirates" would have hightailed it back to Mexico, asap. Certainly they wouldn't have stopped for a break or a cool drink to be photographed by BP numdskulls.

    And we know from Mr. Sigi, himself, the US is NOT ALLOWED onto the Mexican side, even to look for a wounded or dead David Hartley. So BP couldn't have been harassing these guys in Mexico, could they?

    Cause Sigi said so often and always to the media, what a shame that US LE could not cross the border to search in the lake. (Or did I mean sham?)

    So where and when were these pitures tuk Mr. Sigi? You got some big-time splaining to do.

    BTW: Sigi "forgot" the alleged attack happened in Mexico. So...the media numbskulls and LE numbskulls would try to have any and all believe that these "pirates" came from Mexico into US water for a smoke, or refreshing break, before "destroying the body and ski forever," after their dastardly deed?

  7. Anonymous@ 7:30PM, I agree with you on the facebook pages, but the only reason I suspect foul is because I knew a long time ago that she had added Margaret Leach to both her facebook and David's. Also odd is that friends are not only dropping of his list, but also being added on as well. It is the adding part that is more bothersome, because you don't choose your husbands friends, ESPECIALLY after death and ESPECIALLY not with all the attention she's got where some psycho might go and disrespect his page just because they don't believe her story. I have researched his friends list, and some people I found seemed to have just got off of facebook completely, where other's just deleted an old account and brought in a new one, and maybe one or two didn't delete, but just changed their names due to marriage or divorce. I haven't checked to see who she's added since then, and maybe I'll check up on that this week, but I still can't help but believe that there's something else going on behind the adding and deleting of friends. BTW, I didn't think about the time stamp on the picture. Good catch! I saw a picture the other day that seemed to be on this exact same spot, not sure though, but if my hunch is correct then this picture was taken all the way over in San Ygnacio and not near Falcon Lake. I'll try and check on that too.

    Anonymous @7:38pm: Yes, I would believe they'd be making a mad dash or trying to shoot at the helicopter. One guy has his head straight up and looking out into the lake like he's not really afraid to be seen. Also of interest, where are the other two boats? Even if this is on the Mexican side, these guys look like they're pulling on, not out, so why would they have "bundles of marijuana" on their boat? I think it's reasonable to believe that the drugs are supposed to be entering the US, not leaving.

    @JJ: I think, JJ, that, like Porter from Immigration Clearinghouse said, they think we were born last night. I bet you also that they never expected anyone who lives here to put them to the challenge, and believe me, they ARE being challenged and hopefully by the end of this week or the next I'll be able to post up just how much they've been challenged with, iffin they don't give us the 3rd degree and start covering up their tracks like the sly thugs they are. ;)

  8. I'd still like Mr. Sigi to explain how CBP could get a photo of murderous pirates on the US side. We know how beyond ridiculous Mr. Sigi's fake undated picture is, but he should have been asked by the "reporter": "How is it that CBP got picture(s) of the 'guilty pirates' sitting calmly in US waters, 'right after' the alleged attack of David Hartley?!!

    And where is the rest of the carnage: jet ski, body, guns, pirate paraphrenalia, two or three other boats?

    If this picture is not something Mr. Sigi put together with his crooked, sleazy pals with photoshop, how did the CBP miss all the other "evidence" of the "attack"? Why didn't they locate and pick up David's body?

    Well, we know why. Because it was never there and neither was CBP.

    And our US tax dollars pay these corrupt buffoons?

    An investigator's next call should be to CBP. We have the alleged time and date of alleged attack. Where was that CBP helicopter and who was in it?

  9. So, the helicopter is able to photograph this boat, but doesn't spot the boat of Sigi's "witnesses", Margaret Leach and her husband? You know, so God could line up proof on video to show things exactly as Tiffany described? I particularly enjoyed someone in the newsroom labeling the video as "border evidence".

    Border evidence of what?...

  10. IBMMuseum, that's exactly what I was thinking. Margaret Leach claims in her posts that she was there until very late (6pm I believe). This photo was taken according to Will Ripley, moments after. I don't remember where I heard that it was an hour after the attack, but regardless, Margaret Leach and her husband were around the area, she even claims to have seen a helicopter flying ON THE US side. There should have been a number of other boaters out there, but only this one raises suspicions? Could it be because they are Hispanic men? Not to mention, where are the pictures of the other boaters on the lake that day, like Margaret Leach's, or the the "friendly" boaters that waved at Tiffany? And why is Tiffany feigning ignorance to these witnesses claiming "this is what she was praying for"? Margaret Leach spoke up back in October 6, 2010, so why are they waiting until now to release this information? It's all very strange...

  11. You are my heroine! Seems more and more what seems to me as crystal clear is entirely different than almost everyone....except maybe seem to view things as I. Thank you so much! Suzie

  12. Great video and good job! I can't believe I missed it the first time I read this article. I was in a hurry and didn't realize that it was a video that you had put together.

  13. Thank you Suzie and Audrey. I'm working on another video right now and hopefully it will be up by tonight. It's not as great as I'd like it to be, but for the mean time it will do. I'll have time to work on them some more anyways, and hopefully some feedback from you guys can help me. Besides, I'll be making more videos like these in the days to come, so stay tuned.

  14. The boat picture is laughable. How fast can that boat move with the outboard motor pictured? Anyone know? Compared to the max speed for the SeaDoo(jet ski)? Hm?

    In the Gayle King interview, TH first says that David saw the boats but she was "too far behind him" to be able to hear any shouted instructions from him, so he motioned to her, for them to move out quickly.

    But then in the next breath she says that she was far out in front of David (and has said in other interviews that David was protectively between her and the shooters), and looked back just in time to see him shot and propelled over the front of his jet ski.

    TH has changed, embellished, and corrected her story so many times it would be impossible to create a reenactment including ALL of the dubious details she has provided. The one you made was priceless.

    Why on earth has she not taken a polygraph? Hope the truth can be found in this crazy case.


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