Shelly, Pittsburgh, Ohio River discussed on Coast to Coast AM with George Noory


To adopt could. Could. But the thing is that they have surveillance video. They see him at like eleven forty nine pm walking across this plaza in downtown, Pittsburgh, and he's fine. He's not staggering. He's not talking a straight line. When Shelly said when she picked him up. He wasn't drunk. He didn't seem inebriated anything. He wasn't slurring and terrified like texting or doing something with this phone just walking across and he seems fine. And then he just walks down. This alley I guess the last shot, and then they got was he kinda lead against the wall for a second. And then the cameras at the other end of the alley had water in them. So they couldn't catch him, and then either could've gone left and then gone right over the Roberto Clemente bridge to go home, but not the cameras didn't capture him doing that. You know, the there's another piece there too. In your story, where he told her that he had on the initial case when he called her scared said come pick me up disoriented where he was he said that he had already spoken to a police officer in the cockpit blown them off. Yeah. That's what he said. He said, I've tried to have the cops the cops will help me. And you know, I tried to ask all these questions. I did ask all these questions of the Pittsburgh cops the DA's office Emmys office, they were very rude. Very dismissive. And you've got our answer. You can keep asking questions all you want. But you've got our answer. They treat a reporter like that. I can imagine how badly they treat the families on March sixth two thousand seventeen forty days after Dakota James disappeared. Roughly nine weeks after the original call to his friend a woman walking dogs saw his body floating in the Ohio river ten miles from where he was last seen downtown. Another thirty feet offshore which isn't that far ruled an accidental drowning. Yep. That's what they ruled it. Even though there's no body had traveled ten miles down that river, and there's a steel and concrete, and they're that it would have had to go like over underneath there's no damage to the body whatsoever. And there's. It's the same type of thing. It didn't look what body wasn't a decomposed enough to have been in the water for that long. And the the mother also there all and the kicker is this is the horrifying, ticker. But so they the family never got. I just got an autopsy report they never had to specifically request the photographs from the autopsy they weren't allowed to see Dakota on the mother was forced to identify him by looking at a tattoo on his ankle. They wouldn't let her see her own son and because because wishes where to be cremated. That's what they had done with him. But it took a year and a half. But she finally got and just this past August, she got photos from autopsy, and they took it to Cyril wack this same pathologists to concurred looks like there's ligature marks around his neck. And then there's also there's broken blood vessels a moment fingers, the tops of some of the fingers on both hands. Like he was reaching to get that ligature.

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