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Old 02-08-2013, 06:00 AM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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I think so too. He probably sent her or convinced her to do the drug thing. I highly doubt he is gainfully employed too. I guess we will have to wait for the investigation to end.
Not sure if he's employed or not, but their economic status is another red flag. While Staten Island might be part Of NYC, living in an apartment on SI is not the same as living in an apartment in Manhattan. Rich people rent in Manhattan. People buy houses on SI. The fact that this family with two kids are renters on SI but can spring for an expensive vacation raises questions in my mind.
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Old 02-08-2013, 07:39 AM
 
Location: Savannah GA/Lk Hopatcong NJ
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The trip to the Netherlands AND back to Turkey.
Also Munich




Sierra flew to Amsterdam on January 15 and to Munich the next day, returning to Istanbul on January 19.

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Old 02-08-2013, 04:56 PM
 
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HMM.....does not seem like a "normal" itinerary to me....
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Old 02-08-2013, 08:27 PM
 
Location: US
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Were there any events going on to be photographed? I find the travel schedule strange as well. Had lots of friends that traveled like that but it was not going back and forth like that unless they were on a multiple journalism assignments. And even then, that was rare. Kinda does look like it could be a mule type situation or possible spy? (yeah real tinfoil hat there with the spy part but who knows. Anything is possible at this point)
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Old 02-08-2013, 08:52 PM
 
Location: The beautiful Garden State
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I was reading NY Daily News and NY Post articles on the case, but they are so trashy. The New York Times has a much better article:

Mystery Deepens as Staten Island Woman’s Body Is Returned From Turkey
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Old 02-08-2013, 09:06 PM
 
Location: US
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Another thought:

Hi class traveling call girl?

Luka Magnotta randomly popped in my head and I remembered the stories of traveling prostitutes.

Married woman staying with men?
Hmmm....
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Old 02-08-2013, 09:47 PM
 
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I don't see anything about drugs...wonder where people got that from? Or is it because she is hispanic,it must be drugs?

What's wrong with traveling without your kids? She is married,and men travel all the time without the kids,so?

Why can't renters travel? Who says you need to own a home to travel??
Middle class people can't be renters on Staten Island?

Some crazy ideas in here....
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Old 02-08-2013, 10:10 PM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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I don't see anything about drugs...wonder where people got that from? Or is it because she is hispanic,it must be drugs?

What's wrong with traveling without your kids? She is married,and men travel all the time without the kids,so?

Why can't renters travel? Who says you need to own a home to travel??
Middle class people can't be renters on Staten Island?

Some crazy ideas in here....
No, you are taking things out of context. Flying to Istanbul with side trips to Amsterdam and Munich costs thousands of dollars. Remember that the husband had to borrow money to fly there to look for her and then funds were raised through charity to bring her body home--yet these people, who don't appear to have regular employment, could afford to send the wife on this fancy jaunt in the first place? It doesn't add up. I didn't say you need to own a home to travel, but these people have two kids and live in an apartment--and decide to splurge on a very expensive trip to an exotic location so the wife can take pictures? And she doesn't even have a camera (took pictures with her IPad.) Yes, it COULD be on the up-and-up, and it could be just bad family financial management, but it raises questions, that's all.

I don't know how you are jumping to the Hispanic conclusion. What raised questions about the drugs is someone flying to Istanbul--leaving Istanbul to take a little side trip to Amsterdam and Munich, and then flying back to Istanbul. The locations and the leaving/coming back do raise legit questions about a potential drug trafficking trip, especially since she turned up stuffed in a cave with her head bashed in. Maybe you are just naive, but people DO get offered big money to carry drugs from one location to another. I've read stories of people who have done it--just took the risk once--maybe bringing a package up from Columbia to New York, for example, getting paid $100K, and then never doing it again.

The theory is that these people who don't seem to have a pot to pee in may have made a connection somewhere and agreed to to carry something from Point A to Point B to make some money, and it didn't go well. Maybe it's not true, but you have to be able to see that there's some merit to the theory.
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Old 02-08-2013, 10:13 PM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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Another thought:

Hi class traveling call girl?

Luka Magnotta randomly popped in my head and I remembered the stories of traveling prostitutes.

Married woman staying with men?
Hmmm....
I don't think so, given that it was the first time she ever left the country.
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Old 02-08-2013, 10:16 PM
 
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There is not enough money in the world to tempt me to mess with Turkey and drug smuggling. Anyone see that movie Midnight Express (film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
forget about it! Geez, anyone even thinking about drug running should watch that movie.
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