Michaela’s involvement in this is that there was apparently a Mary Jane type shoe recovered as part of the evidence in the case, and since Michaela was wearing Mary Jane type shoes at the time she was kidnapped, Hayward PD attempted to gain access to them so that they could photograph them to show me. They were completely stonewalled by the sheriff’s department and were never able to gain access to the evidence.
In hearing the details of this information from the retired FBI agent working with the families there, I could not imagine what possible motivation could lie behind what has gone on with the investigation there. Of course, you might remember that after the sheriff’s department displayed incompetence with digging up wells that were said to be burial sites, the FBI took it over … and then we heard nothing at all about it.
I know a lot of people were convinced that Michaela was a victim of the Speedfreak Killers, and Loren Herzog in particular. I remain unconvinced myself, but honestly this case put me through the deepest levels of hell a couple of years ago, when I spent three months of torture waiting for the identification to be done on a bone fragment that was thought to be Michaela’s. So I am not anxious to reopen this even in my head. It is my hope that somehow, someone who really cares about solving the cases affected takes control, and gets to the bottom of things. But until they find something that connects Michaela to this case, I’m keeping it on a way-back burner. For those who believe Shermantine said that Herzog kidnapped Michaela, he did NOT say that. He merely said that Herzog looked like our composite, which he does, along with a whole lot of other people.
But I just wanted to let you know what is going on.
Thanks for caring.