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"jim dupont" Discussed on Dateline NBC

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10:26 min | 1 year ago

"jim dupont" Discussed on Dateline NBC

"It was a headline making moment that September of two thousand six when uric and ex-fugitive was escorted off the plane and Callous Bell Montana. I remember looking at the wire late in the afternoon one day. I'm like what what did it was. Just unbelievable the fake name the Career as a successful software developer. It was the furthest furthest thing from what I had imagined. As Ambrose wasn't a broken man and the Mexican wasn't a broken man Mexican Ambrosi with marched through the airport and into the custody of an eagerly awaiting sheriff. Jim Dupont I just actually wanted physically see see what he looked like a thing about all these years. I've been thinking about them a lot. You could tell. He was intelligent my opinion as associate bath. But I don't I don't know if he's got any any feelings or not but they certainly didn't pick up any from. He believes the sociopath. You Ain't no. There's good sociopaths and bad so she passed modern believe he's got feelings. How do you lose your mom? I'm your Dad Your family your friends and your loved one at the bottom of the lake. I don't get it. I guess I'll never will. It was pretty obvious the sheriff sheriff didn't exactly whole jargon high regard but there was a legal question now. The charge would be negligent homicide. Put Eric in Montana State Prison for ten years in Montana negligent homicide. You do something really stupid. That could cause the death of a person and sure enough somebody. Somebody dies negligent homicide. We did something stupid. This is not my idea. This was not just me and that's not negligent homicide. That's two kids in love. Stupid is what it comes down to. Europe pleaded not guilty dug in his heels. Here's his defense attorney. We Check Watson. The word homicide was extremely problematic for yard. I mean he he he takes responsibility built for the fact that that he screwed up landing the airplane and he takes responsibility for the fact that he shouldn't have left. But I guarantee you that he hasn't gotten over her death to this day. Do you see this as a Romeo and Juliet Story. There's an element of that. In the case these are two young people who thought they were star-crossed and decided to take their future into their own hands exactly said the sheriff and prosecutor it was so determined it was homicide but it wasn't anything like that and he clammed up. Let the lawyers do the talking waited for the consequences now. Sitting here with US years later level is finally ready to give his account in public for the first time of where they're crazy idea came came from and what happened when it all went wrong year goes. Yeah we just too crazy kids and love. And there's there's some barriers. I guess in a relationship that we saw that that's going to be difficult to overcome wind up watching this movie called Tarzan. Da Ban and also apocalypse now. So we came up with this crazy plan to open in Libya jungle survival. Survive off the land. That's it has nuts. He God did not. Where did you plan to end up? South America has without a hitch down. There hitchhike taking buses. Yeah back ACTON. Borders were not a strict and so where would you pass the Canadian. US border by that time. So it's just a matter. US Mexico border. In onwards the idea of ditching a plane came to taking flying lessons. They land on water and get out before. The plane sank sank. The take the bags in the dinghy. Get in a row to shore a plane sinks and and nobody knows any better but as they were getting ready to go that summer of eighty two there was a hitch. Diane got pregnant happened so we ended up She went to a doctor and then boarded the baby. It was a few days before. Actually we took off so ask that we actually went to the theater tonight before and I said how how you feeling stuff finishes them one hundred ten percent. Good to go so on Sunday August. Twenty Second Nineteen eighty-two went to the Vancouver Airport rented that Cessna Snow One fifty and full of excitement flu Easter penticton where they hung around all afternoon and then fooled people a bit when they flew north before before turning around to head South East in Montana. How did you prepare for landing on the lake? The two of you cough. We ended up switching on a close to swim. Close redistribute everything to two bags three hours later. They were flying on fumes as they descended the Senate and the near dark toward the shimmering surface of little bitter Root Lake at. You're coming in for landing. It must've been pretty nervous. Sure nobody he practices to landing on water on a fixed aircraft. He slowed to stall speed. He took off his seat belt. Figured his grip on the controls would hold them in place. Diane kept her seat belt fastened lap belt and shoulder harness. Then when this wheels hit that that the water was like hitting a cement wall and suddenly you're at some cold water cold water and I remember tasting blood and so it was blowing my nose blood in your mouth. I'll tell you the pitch black as worse even the water some spinning around trying to Orient Myself once I stabilize a cumulus surface. I yelled out. You Know Dan where are you okay and from there she she said Yeah. I just can't get my seat belt off left. Probably didn't save quite so calmly. No she was actually. It was fairly calm. I believe desperately. He said he tried to get to her unaware that when the plane hit the water as shown in his animation it slipped so he ended up behind the airplane and when he struggled through the water to what he thought was the passenger door. We're Diane was. He was actually on the wrong side across the plane from where Diane was hanging upside down trapped in her lap seat belt but time I got to the door in God to try to open it and when it did open and the water started rushing into plane was almost completely broken windshield and the side door windows. I'm lane lean coffee and a water halfway on the wing with my arm trying to open the door open and try to reach into get Diane and then all of a sudden the plane just submerges Bluewater. That's how it ended. The plane did not float. It sank in mere seconds. Dan couldn't get out of her seatbelt. He said and he couldn't help her. Because there simply wasn't time fifteen twenty seconds the plane was went down. He is last glimpse. Diane was not that haunting image of her hair in the airplanes door. No one knows how that happened. No the last he saw Diane and you said the site he cannot stop. See his diane trapped in her seat belt upside down and sinking and calling out for him to save her. What was that like horrifying? It was watching good down there with her. It was twenty seconds before were the two most happiest people pull in the world and and my laugh was torn to pieces. That moment. You know we never never ever anticipated something like this. What did you do right ten? When that plane went down hoping somehow she would be able to get that seat built up some women around just to see if I can official pop up somewhere that she? She put off Chemo but she did not know he said the only thing that floated up was that one Duffel bag the one continues continues close and the twenty two hundred dollars saved for the trip. A fact pointed to by many law officers as suspicious they would save and why did he only get his clothes and the money and let her clothes go sinking down to the bottom of the lake. Just random look officers officers will say there's no accident in life. Things are either on purpose or they don't have you know people always speculate but it was just a random the by chance speculate. That's what people did all right that a man who truly love term might have tried harder might have sacrificed afterwards. This became a problem for some of the people who are looking into the incident because numbers of them. Say God that was me. I would have done anything. I would have drowned if I had I would get into. That plane. Would've got her out of there. I would have saved her somehow even if I died in the process you do. That is do that when you eh couch with a cup of coffee but not so easy when you're fifteen twenty seconds and the plane is thinking in front of you can open the door when you in the door. Two planes almost completely underwater and I don't visualize them picture what this was and how quickly does happen but to go over. Then he said was overwhelming numbing shock my limbs were starting at Phnom could barely do the paddling to in order to stay afloat so I ended up. We'll take that one back peddling docu style and got it's a short and spent the next few days and and shock in shock. He ran he said head around the country for weeks New York City and finally to Dallas. We're turning himself in. Seem like very that idea. Does that sound like Romeo and Juliet or something else. Altogether coming up justice delayed or justice denied. This is one of those kind of cases where really you're the only person on the planet who knows the truth when dateline continues.

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"jim dupont" Discussed on Dateline NBC

Dateline NBC

06:49 min | 1 year ago

"jim dupont" Discussed on Dateline NBC

"Gina Johnson called the flathead county sheriff's department about a certain ex-boyfriend. She didn't have to wait long for sheriff. Jim Dupont to return her call. You sounded excited. You sounded very excited. And I guess that he knew I was telling the truth because I told him details that has not been published. That Jarrett had actually told me. I don't know when I've spoken to somebody who brought an end to an international manhunt before before. I figured it happened all the time. It didn't take long after that. That was found an old mugshot of this Michael. Michael Lee Smith turned out. He'd been arrested twice for burglary back in those early years in Dallas and that photograph looked like his high school picture. Sure a lot so on a Wednesday morning in August two thousand six twenty four years after a Cessna one fifty sank into the frigid depths of little bitter Root Lake Lake. A team of plain clothes officers knocked at the door of an upscale house in Plano Texas. And there he was Nice Young Guy. A Polo shirt asked. If I'm Michael Smith I go yeah another guy jumps on the side. It's a good at my face. This is jared ambrose the fugitive so many had searched for the man who pulled off the impossible at vanished for decades. Did you know immediately. The JIG was up I did not know I didn't know I. I was very disoriented. And so what happened was the guy had a papers in his hands and the top of the papers it had my it also just from Brunswick and so I saw that I pretty much put the dust together pretty quickly yeah. It's one of the officers to fetch the pet parrot. He put out on the patio to catch the morning sun. What went through your mind when you realized OK finally got me? That was fairly calm. I didn't really you know sort of process all this. And then just like that. He was in jail in a padded added cell as he recalls it deemed a suicide risks. But there wasn't upside he got to call home to talk to his parents for the first time in nearly only a quarter century. What was that conversation like? You know surprisingly very calm and it was like nothing ever happened almost to catch up with them. He was amazing. They never saw lost hope over the years they never actually moved switch houses and change a number because they always come back. There forgot you never So why why did he or he and Diane decide they just had to run away in the first place. Why come up with that crazy plan? And why did he run after she was killed. How did he pull off his decades long disappearing that that is quite a story straight Outta them movie when people say what is this story about in some people probably see it as a crime story some people see it as a love story definitely a love story and unfortunately fortunately a tragic accident happened in hand into drowning and I went to the shock and lost basic my mind after he left at Lake in Montana he took a train New York and then hitchhiked to Texas where the man he was riding with stole the twenty two hundred dollars Eric Advantage advantage to save in one of those duffle bags when the plane went down so there he was in Texas totally destitute hungry homeless hopeless and then he met a guy who gave him a place to stay for free at told him how to get a new identity a went to a cemetery and found somebody deceased there was like a year old and so he would not have any record on him dental records doctors remers or anything I think he was about your age? He's about close to my age. Michael Lee Smith of all the names per generic name and same day went to the records building in Dallas and ask for a birth certificate. Here's first name. Here's his birthday. Five minutes later. The Guy came back with a certified copy stamped. No questions asked side a little harder these days i. I don't think you can do that these days. But back. Then he could and he used that birth certificate driver's license and Social Security Card and then a job as a carpenter uh-huh and a ged and eventually a degree from the University of Texas Arlington Aerospace Engineering. Then hiccup gotten when you start applying for security clearances with erased jobs. They're gonNA dig deep into your background and I knew that they would probably probably find them. Not Michael Smith and so I kind of pretty much the side of the time to switch to get into computers. He turned out to be quite an and entrepreneur. Is Tech Support Private Lesson Web Design Company. Lots of money. Nice Big House. Shit what two or three cars. The couple of cars yeah. It was toys a lot of hard work over the years and eventually so the work sort of became Salvation eventually he landed Honda racing as a client and with a US passport now. He traveled the world including that trip to Japan with Gina that we told you and then a few months after their breakup. Those officers were at his door and he was in. The clink was was kind of a lightbulb moment. First few days I kind of that. I figured out the only person who actually knew about my past that would do anything would have been jeanette so it was this relationship revenge. That's what it looked like to me. What is it a blessing in disguise? Though it was crazy it sounds you know after twenty for years living is Michael Smith. I finally get my family back again but blessing. You're not remember. There was a steep penalty waiting to be paid Yorick can browser was facing a charge of negligent homicide back in Montana and no matter that he matured into that sleek and polished business owner in Plano. Texas you was facing as much as a decade and the very humble confines of a state prison coming up for for the first time in public the pilot tells his story. I'm laying coffee and a water halfway on the wing with my arm trying to open the door open and try to reach into get Dan.

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"jim dupont" Discussed on Dateline NBC

Dateline NBC

07:19 min | 1 year ago

"jim dupont" Discussed on Dateline NBC

"Gina Johnson had held her suspicious tongue for one whole month Gina. The detail notice her. Didn't believe for a minute that the man she met online which is thirty four years old in fact she had noticed multiple red flags in the story. He had spun but near lipped about all of it and then one day she couldn't hold back. She finally build the cat. Careful what you wish for okay. What's your real name? Tell me what is it. And he told me. What was it? Jarosik Ambrosia Nick thank. You said he won't buy Jerry or something there. It was his real name. The man of the center of our mystery. So whitey eighty changes to Michael Smith. Did he tell you know he did. Not and then all I get out was house profile. It talked about how honest he was and how dishonest was and if you ever needed red flags walkout huge huge red flags and did did you. I didn't break up with him immediately. What your ask? Yeah so did you give them another chance. Yeah the next day I went to work and I actually actually googled his real name and the very first thing that came up was the story of the plane crash. Jared was wanted to find. Yeah that that freaked me out. It said he was the most. It was the longest running fugitive from America's most wanted wanted the article. Michael said for negligent homicide in connection with the death of sweet. Young Diane Killed and the ditching of that plane all those many years ago and it was pretty shocking. Did you confront him about these. Discoveries of yours I didn't want him to know. I've seen the article. Why not well for one thing? Gina said she wasn't sure if he was guilty. And if you're not proud of issue told us but Mike or Yorick had invited her to come along on his business trip to Japan. I was a little Nervous about going on the trip because there was that thing in my head saying is see somebody I need to worry about or really. Is it harmless. But he liked you and he very much liked me and he'd been nothing but nice to to me but you didn't really want to believe that he engaged in homicide who'd he want what you really want to believe that somebody's capable. Did you kind of fool yourself there now no. I went in with eyes wide open before the trip. Gene you know. She just couldn't not say something. Cooky jury took it well she said not defensive more wistful he talked about wanting to go back can be with his family again and being able to one day not have to hide his true identity and I was like well. If you're innocent just go ahead and turn yourself in and go up there and you know all support you through it or I said but I just can't see myself being with someone who's living ally you of all people but he was like no. I'm just not ready. Adam does not ready yet so to Japan they went notice the netting around the top to keep the pigeons out of the rafters very clever here. Gina was in Kyoto. One of the world's most beautiful cities especially during April the Cherry blossoms in full bloom the places gorgeous and he took me to lots of great places. He was is patient but he did. Start to get impatient with me because I love taking pictures and there was a lot of beautiful scenery in Japan so I was US snapping pictures most of the time pink quite enough attention to him towards the end of the trip he he got started to get a little testy with me because I wasn't warming up to him so eventually they had words. The trip to the Far East went south. I do Michael Eric. Ever the gentleman willingly gave up his first first class seat home to Dallas so gina could experience flying up front on an international flight when the plane hit the ground. The relationship did it. It really bothered me to someone could live this lie and he was calm Tom he was cool about it. He said well. If you ever change your mind my door always be open to you. But it was. It was a break-up it was a break-up Then for a few months gina danced on the head of her dilemma. How often did you think about it all the time I mean in my head? I'm thinking well if he's innocent. Why is he so hesitant to turn himself in? Should I make that call or just let him be after all. He trusted her to keep his secret by that time. Gina had also read about Diane's family. Her father father has no closure. I would want the person who was there to be held responsible. Just so happened that well. Gina was mulling all this over that sheriff up in Montana Jim Dupont said either one last wistful vacation before he officially retired tired. I was with a friend and we were reminiscing over a beer or we were in He asked me about you. Know Ernie cases you. You're you're leaving behind. That don't weren't salt or anything. And in this case popped immediately into my brain and I wish we had some answers to it. I wish we'd found him just to find out exactly exactly what happened. What occurred venture of Dupont? Went Back to his office to pack it all up unaware that eighteen hundred miles south this woman in the Dallas suburbs is about to present him with the ultimate retirement gift. I picked up the phone and I was I was shaking and I just left a message saying that. I think I had been dating. This suspect Brian. I said Yeah. Give me a call now. I'll talk to you about it and when the soon to be retiring sheriff got that message. I almost fell fell out of my chair. So happy ending all straightened out or maybe not breath coming up. Meet Michael Smith. What went through your mind when you realized that? Got Me when dateline continues this..

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"jim dupont" Discussed on Dateline NBC

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11:15 min | 1 year ago

"jim dupont" Discussed on Dateline NBC

"The Jerry Ambrosi was like a ghost an apparition on the lakeshore and then gone vanished. Indy where there there was just one clue to where he may have reappeared telephonically at least a phone call placed from Dallas Texas. That last phone call. He made to his friend. Tom was traced to a phone booth. You remember those. Don't you long gone now. It was near a grocery store in East Dallas. Rick Hauck one of the divers pull. The plane out of the lake was also a detective and he. It was assigned to find Jerry. He knew about the phone booth but there wouldn't have been much guarantee he'd go back to that same phone booth breath and my sheriff wasn't about to send me down to Texas to sit on a phone booth for specified number of hours days weeks six months it was an eighteen or seventeen or eighteen year old kid. He got all the way to Texas somehow and disappeared. I thought he was under cactus someplace a a reasonable assumption. One would think it was like the guy just didn't exist months past then years they kept looking but with rapidly diminishing expectations. Jerry didn't contact anyone Farzad tell I wasn't sure he wasn't in Mexico certainly could have been. So what's the point of trying to chase around after a ghost more. That's my job in nineteen ninety one nine years after the crash deputy Jim Dupont to become the elected sheriff. This one thousand nine hundred eighty photo is one of the only they want. We have of Ambrosetti and Jerry. Ambrosi joined the list of America's most wanted appearing on several versions of the popular TV program including including final justice. Stayed on that very big deal all the way through the nineteen ninety S A lot. The third time was featured on America's America's most wanted. I actually went back to DC What do you do when you take partner? Show like that with my job was beyond the phone in case A tip came in that sounded real and none of the calls that came in were credible. It was depressing. mm-hmm without a tip short of Jerry turning himself in there was almost nothing for law enforcement to go on his lost cause during your Europe period. I can remember. We had calls from Interpol even on some people called and said I think it's this guy in the end not to be in Canada Dan Babcock's talks father called the RCMP. Once a week for years and then once a month hoping for news it never came then then in one thousand nine hundred ninety nine seventeen years after the crash dance. Father and mother were driving to the cemetery where she was buried as they had done so faithfully faithfully each year. Since her death it was a bus that collided with them smashed into their car. Dan's mother Adele was killed. She was sixty five. They thought mine on how much more can a family injure by two thousand RCMP. Constable Peterson retired those unsolved cases. stickier they do your line of work into fact. Sometimes you wake up in the middle of night thinking about them you know long after and does the twenty eighty fifth anniversary of the crash closed in with sheriff Dupont pondering retirement after four terms. You wondered if what he considered the biggest case he couldn't solve you've with haunting long after he took off the Sheriff Star for good. This case seemed to really get under skin shem spent a lot of time talking to family and whenever there was any communication with victim's father Jim It'd the one that had talked to him and he always tried to stay in touch with them. Yeah that'll certainly get you invested in the case. If you know the family your yeah I felt he had a personal investment in it yes no matter. The fugitive had successfully done what few had ever pulled off. He disappeared without a trace reese as if he was at the bottom of some lake himself. I often wondered what happened to Jerry. embrose over over the years. I you know I had all kinds of theories. Probably the theory that that was floating around the journalistic community here was that he was a broken man sitting being in a Mexican bar somewhere and then it was almost like it happens in the movies at twist quite out of the blue once again again there was a woman. I'm coming up. She wanted an honest man. Being deliberately. Untruthful really bothers me. She ended up with a wanted man. I was like so. What else have you lied to me about when Dateline continues? Hey Guys Willie geist here. This week on the Sunday. Sit down. PODCAST I get together with. Actress Kerry Washington to talk about her Broadway. Play turn new netflix movie. American son get it now for free wherever. So you download your podcasts. Returning to our story. It was unbelievable it was also a mystery. A young Koppel possibly eloping ditched their small plane in Montana. Lake were kind of a Romeo and Juliet. Couple was found dead in the sunken complain of. She just looked like she was actually sleeping but her lover Jerry had disappeared and for decades. He's been a fugitive. They were pretty sure he was heading to Mexico now. A little white lie was about to lead to the astounding truth. Did you confront him about these discoveries of yours. I didn't want him to know. I'd seen the article all after twenty four years. Would the mystery finally be solved. I make that call or should I just let him be for the first time in public the incredible double story some people probably see it as a crime story. Some people see it as a love story. How you see it here? Again is Keith Morrison. There was a woman. Tina Johnson was her name. This is about what happened back in two thousand six twenty four years. After the Cessna one fifty went down a little bitter Root Lake. Gina had gone through a divorce. I and she had somewhat reluctantly made a decision to put herself out there online. This getting online. Was that a big decision for you. My my work schedule doesn't allow for a lot of Going out and meeting New People. Gina Works for Texas Instruments in the Dallas area but matters others in our story is what she does for that giant semiconductor company. My job is to help when they are bringing up a new technology on the line they send our lab of sample. So it's my job to find very small minute. Things look off and then look closer genus job title. She's a technician in failure analysis. I guess it's a good job for me because I do that. In every aspect of my life of you always done that. I'm generally a very trusting person but when something doesn't Atta or Looks off I automatically feel the urge to look closer built-in BS detector honed. Just then on the raw and recent wounds inflicted by a certain ex mates cheating lies so she wrote in her online profile. While I hate dishonesty being deliberately untruthful really bothers me. Anyway men responded and in the spring of two thousand six one reply in particular Carter I. He had an ice picture. Aw He was close to my age. At the time I was thirty three he wanted to find someone he was going to settle down with and have a family with. And you know Mary the and saying all the right things in different order. You know He seemed intelligence and he seemed like a lot of the activities that I would like and something else in that Ad- ca- gene is. I the words I am honest and don't cheat or play games and I was like. Oh good because that's very important to me so gina and the sky rather vanilla sounding name of Michael Smith made dinner plans at a local restaurant and you met him there. Yes Madam there He drove a fiber. He showed up in the Viper. Even even back in two thousand and six Dodge Viper at a sticker price upwards of eighty thousand dollars when I saw that I thought okay it appears that he he makes a good living so they were having dinner and remember Gina is it paid professional. Notice mm-hmm and I noticed his class ring so I took a closer look and it said he had a bachelors and an aerospace engineering. And I thought well that's odd. What exactly made it off well? Gene and Michael where supposedly about the same age Michael's class rings said he'd finished college around the same time Gina. Gina was finishing high school. Gina being Gena she said something. Wow you must be pretty intelligent agent and he just smiled really big and let go and let it go but that stuck in my head like I just couldn't quite get it out of my head but as the days passed they have all kinds of things as people do with fresh end of a relationship. Did he talk much about his past. He said that he had only been in love once. And that it was this girl girl that he had known when he was a teenager but that she had been killed in a horrible accident and that he was assist heartbroken over her loss..

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06:27 min | 1 year ago

"jim dupont" Discussed on Dateline NBC

"It was when the Royal Canadian Mounted Police showed up the mystery behind what happened a little bitter root late finally like the plane itself emerged into something like Claritin or at least the who is who and what they were doing their the young pilot nineteen year old Jerry Imbros ICK. Jerry's girlfriend eighteen year old. Diane Babcock call descending in the plane do her death. I remember it being so unbelievable first of all that a plane had landed in but I considered our families lake and that someone was killed and that we had actually met the person who was flying on that plane now flathead county detectives said about trying to figure out exactly what happened when the plane came down. And how and why death came to Diane Dan. We concluded that she did. She died by drowning. Dan Did have a broken collarbone fracture in her neck and a bruise to the right side of her forehead ahead. All most likely incurred the plane hit the water but they were all survivable injuries. Except when he found Diane she was still still strapped in. So maybe the seat belt instead of saving her life helped ended. Maybe the buckle. Jan Pat Walsh is a retired detective. Dude he was a deputy back in her lap. Belt had flipped over. So the buckle was against her body or she couldn't have reached it in a hurry without realizing realizing and so the booklet actually flipped around. Yes it slept on a flipped around which is going to happen. If it's a little bit loose loose not cinch down tight but aside from that. The belt was not malfunctioning. In any way it wasn't jammed it wasn't locked and yet it was obvious obvious. Diane did not even try to get it open. Not like you'd think person would if your life depended on it. One of the first things I checked. During the topsy was her fingernails. None of her nails were broke. There was no bruising or anything of the fingertips and you just imagine yourself being in a craft that sinking thinking on your whole on rambling. You know the belt stuck and now you can't get the belt free. I'd probably break my finger trying to get the thing break. Ah if nothing else by straining pulling just on the belt fruitlessly did on an until you have to give it up you know so there was none of that and that. Ah I don't understand that today. Why did that happen? And then suddenly a new twist dance doctor revealed to investigators that just days before the crash rash under death. She'd had an abortion. So that raise deputy Jim Dupont's antenna especially given what Jerry had said in one of those calls to his friend taped by the RCMP. After the crash you will recur to lowest or something like that. Can't live without. Ooh and then go through your mind at that point. Did he really want her to be there. Did he really want to run away with her forever. She is the one that was madly in love with him. It probably wasn't the same type of issue in reverse. So maybe the crash presented an opportunity to not have clean girlfriend. Or maybe his Diane's family would later claim she was a vulnerable young woman afraid of being left by the only lover she'd ever had bad and her emotions told her to get on board. Even if Jerry didn't really want her to Jim a pilot remember had been doing some informed thinking. Aw and he figured Jerry would certainly have had time to save Diane's life if she wanted to I would guess you'd be lucky to get five minutes in five minutes. It's a long time when you're when you're in hurry. You can do a lot of things in five minutes and you can get two people out of an airplane and get what you want out of it and if there was that much time. Why didn't Jerry get her out of their? Why didn't even take out the two-person rubber raft? He'd stashed in the cargo compartment. The theory began to harden in the deputies head. It could have gotten her out of there. That's my opinion. It's my opinion as he could and you must have been thinking that at the time I was concerned why because I know he also he also got out with his equipment. Oh yes jerry's equipment that Duffel bag wrapped in green plastic plastic. He was seen with it on shore after the crash it contained his clothes and money though they didn't know that for quite a while. Twenty two hundred in bucks in Diane Mostly Diane had saved for the trip. I thought it was very convenient that He got that bag and He wasn't able to get her out convenient. It's convenient for hand. Not so convenient for her. No no we. We've all been eighteen in love and and we know how intense that is. If that's the woman I was GonNa with and run away with and I couldn't get her out of the airplane our plan you would have found me in it too and that really was the heart of your belief at this guy had done it on purpose. I think he took a took advantage of an opportunity and let her go down or just didn't try to save himself not her. I'm one of the two things happened. That's I I don't know how you could explain it any other way and there was one more thing troubling Jim dupond. Ab more important than all the other clues namely if Jerry Ambrosi didn't do anything wrong why did he run long. After Poor Diane was lifted out of little a bitter Root Lake. She was laid to rest in a small family plot in a cemetery across the border in British Columbia and in Montana lawmen decided what Jerry did was a crime. They filed charges negligent homicide so Jerry PROZAC was now wanted man a few and the men hunt was on coming up from Canada to the US to south of the border. I wasn't sure he wasn't in Mexico and more tragedy for Diane's father how much more can a family injure.

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06:22 min | 1 year ago

"jim dupont" Discussed on Dateline NBC

"As summer came to a close in one thousand nine hundred eighty two there were rumours in the water. Crazy idea was making the rounds. The mysterious airplane had landed may be even crashed on pristine gene little bitter Root Lake and that the odd young man who wandered the shoreline encountering several locals was perhaps the pilot. I don't remember being afraid. He might come back or anything like that. Forgot about it. I think we kind of forgot about it But naturally the sheriff heard about all this and said a young deputy name Jim Dupont to take a look around by the time. We talked to Dupont back in two thousand thousand eight. He'd been looking at the mystery for most of his career. In fact our old video here and said how long we've been following this story anyway. Dupont on was assigned the case way back in nineteen eighty two partly because he was a private pilot as well as a deputy so he knew a thing or two about small planes mm-hmm and low and behold in the very spot where twins Jimmy. Johns said the young man at built a fire. We indeed found a little fire ring and right away the way I found what's called a gust lock and a gust lock. It's bent piece of metal that actually fits into the yoke of an airplane in the fire in the burned up in the Fire and plus there was some wires in a Jack Plug on a microphone. Jack and I knew it was unlike Jack from an airplane so so what what. Then I actually took that gust lock and went to the airport found a one fifty and indeed it fit to one fifty that I looked at one fifty. Would it'd be a Cessna one fifty like this one. So does that mean the rest of a Cessna. One fifty was indeed in the lake. Just like the gossipers were saying Dupont want reported all this to his boss the sheriff and the share of called in a couple of expert divers recall and Ernie Free Perry. The sheriff believed that there was a plane in the slake and earn. I suited up and we're on boats that were trying to locate it with fish. Finders you can only imagine the the challenge back then technology being what it was in the nineteen eighties and the lake in spots. Be well over two hundred feet deep. Still the sheriff had confidence they'd find the plane and alerted the media which certainly came to watch the divers diving and listen to the sheriff's optimistic daily daily predictions overly optimistic predictions. He said that the media quite a few times. Today's the day and and we'd go out and everybody work hard and it wouldn't happen. They'd all go home again and then the next day. Today's the day I I mean everybody was doing what they can do. That went on for days more than a week. So maybe all that talk about an airplane in the lake was just that Taw walk. Then the share of heard about a thing jake did was new at the time called side scanning sonar so they brought one of those in lowered it way down to the bottom. If we don't get results here today or tomorrow We will call off the search because there's a limit to your resources from in time and effort but just as sheriff was about to give up a breakthrough when we gotta hit on the Sonar. He also brought a here remote remote camera that you know that had an umbilical and basically flu that camera down to the aircraft there it was the plane right there on the video screen. What was it like to see that thing? Do you remember if it was actually somewhat satisfying to know all the hours that suspend out there looking at really was there except now there was another problem. The plane was more than two hundred fifty feet down way too deep to safely. Send the divers so the used the submersible cameras. The guide hooks onto the airplane. And they've pulled it up to a depth of about one hundred feet where the divers were percent down to retrieve it. The water was very clear they could see the plane almost like it was flying down the Col- cold water but then they saw something. What the Hell's the plane wasn't empty inside stopped pleasant when you see that the body of a woman and just a girl really? She was sitting in the passenger seat and our seatbelt was still on but would she look as I recall she was a pretty girl and she was a young girl and it was. It was just a shame. The divers each got behind a wing flew the plane to the surface as the plane came out the crowd watching saw something many of the people here would never forget. The girls hair was stuck in the door and her long locks were waving in the water. The twins were there crowded up close as little more than I expected ever. We're pulling it out and the hairs hanging out. Never seen in person before they put a sheet over the aircraft window the shield prying eyes while the law men moved in. I removed her and just took her immediately. Down to our state state pathologist amazulu. What sort of condition was your body? She was in excellent condition. She just looked like she was actually sleeping a That was part butter. The girl in the lake. Who was she? What was she doing alone? In the passenger seat of a Cessna one fifty fifty in the bottom of the Montana Lake and if she was the passenger where was the pilot coming up in a modern twist on a story oldest time. What emerged was the suggestion that they were kind of a Romeo Jio and Juliet that their families had been disapproving of their relationship eloping? That was the suggestion when dateline continues.

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