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"kim frehley" Discussed on Crime Junkie

Crime Junkie

05:48 min | 7 months ago

"kim frehley" Discussed on Crime Junkie

"So early that evening, around 6 p.m., she decides to clean the entire car out. One way or another, that should help her find the source of the smell. She grabs some books off the front floorboard to put in the trunk, and when she pops the trunk, she is completely frozen. At first, she thinks she must be seeing things, but then she realizes she's not hallucinating. There in the trunk of her Ford Taurus is a man. And before she can even look at his face, she knows it's Rick's senior. For a second, Kim S doesn't know if he's alive or not. She thinks that he might jump out and attack her, and she backs away screaming. But after that initial moment of shock, it's obvious to her that he's actually dead. He's already starting to decompose. His skin is discolored, and he's fully clothed in the fetal position, with his legs curled up and his knees against his chest. There's even dried blood coming out of his nostrils. Chemists calls 9-1-1 and police are stunned. I mean, this isn't exactly a common occurrence. And by all accounts, she's probably been driving around with him in the trunk for more than 24 hours. As far as they can tell and what's later confirmed by autopsy is that this was some kind of freak accident. Rick senior crawled into the trunk on his own and died of hyperthermia, which is basically overheating, combined with cocaine and alcohol intoxication. It looks like he got a copy of Kim S's car keys when he stole her purse. Police actually find the black handbag in the trunk with him and the keys in his pocket. Look at this, please also find a knife in the trunk. Now Rick senior was apparently known to carry a pocket knife, so I'm not sure if that's the knife they find or if it's another one. But Kim asks and the police think that he was planning to jump out and attack her when she least expected it, using the emergency release handle inside the trunk, which according to reporter Deborah hirsch of the Charlotte observer was working just fine. So investigators theorized that once he crawled into the trunk, he must have somehow gotten disoriented due to the heat and the drugs and the alcohol, so he wasn't able to carry out his plan or even free himself and detectives tell investigation discovery that prior to his death, Rick senior told friends of his that he was going to give his ex, Kim S, the surprise of her life. Now Jaime's mom Kim Frehley is at work when she gets a frantic call from her sister who tells her what's going on.

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"kim frehley" Discussed on Crime Junkie

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04:05 min | 7 months ago

"kim frehley" Discussed on Crime Junkie

"So according to Michael Barrett's reporting, they visit her on Sunday, May 25th, and they urge her to get a restraining order against him. And this visit from police isn't totally out of the blue for chemists, because before detectives even came to warn her about him on that Sunday Night, she had seen him around. And once she'd come home from church and found a window lock broken and a curtain knocked down. So she does what they say, she files for the order of protection the very next day. And in an affidavit, she lists off the recent incidents and tells the court that she and her roommates are afraid. But the restraining order doesn't stop Rick senior, because on Saturday, May 31st, Kim calls police and says someone who she suspects is Rick senior broke into her car late last night while it was parked in the driveway. According to city of Gastonia police records, she tells detectives that she put her black Liz claiborne purse in the trunk, and she must have forgotten to lock it because in the morning it was gone. Now, at this point, I think it's safe to say that Rick senior is not the most popular guy in town. An unsurprisingly his relationship with his son is worse than ever. Ricky junior is doing what he can to help detective with the investigation and what he really wants is to get his dad to confess. So he and Jamie's mom record phone calls with him for the police. And during one of those phone calls, Rick senior says something to Jamie's mom that chills her to the bone. He tells her that he's been out searching for Jaime himself, and he has a theory. Maybe someone took her and just doesn't want to give her back. Kim Frehley isn't sure what that means, but the comment haunts her. She's been trying to keep it together, but she is growing frustrated with the police investigation. And even though she gets a lot of calls from people offering leads, none of them have panned out. And that also includes so called tips from Rick senior himself. In late May, he calls his son and asks him to meet him at Lowe's home improvement store. Ricky junior doesn't want to go, but Rick senior says that he has something important to talk to him about. He says that he knows where Jaime is. So Ricky junior rushes over to meet him. But once he gets there, he realizes that his father isn't going to tell him anything useful. All he says is something about seeing Jamie and Kim S's car. And he's just not making any sense.

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"kim frehley" Discussed on Crime Junkie

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04:27 min | 7 months ago

"kim frehley" Discussed on Crime Junkie

"10th, 2008, and in Gaston county North Carolina Kim Frehley's morning is just getting started when her phone rings. On the other end of the line is her daughter Jaime's caseworker, and Kim is surprised to hear from her because she's never called her before. Jaime's had some health and developmental issues since she was born, but she's 22 now, and for the past few years, she's been making major strides towards independence. Like in 2006, she got her own apartment about 15 minutes away from her mom. Right outside of a city called Gastonia. Now, Jaime's caseworker is there to like check in on her, she helps her with day to today stuff, like budgeting, the monthly social security benefits that she gets. She also gives her rides sometimes because Jamie doesn't drive. And in fact, the reason that she's calling her mom now was because she was supposed to take Jamie to an appointment the day before, but the caseworker says that when she stopped by that Wednesday morning as planned, Jaime didn't answer the door or her telephone. Kim feels a twinge of fear, not that something criminal had happened to her daughter, but maybe she was super sick because you see two days before, which would have been on Tuesday, Kim knew that Jaime had woke up with some kind of nasty stomach bug. I mean, she was in so much pain. She actually went to the hospital twice that day. On her first visit to the ER, she was diagnosed with the flu. They gave her a prescription for something and sent her on her way, but Jamie didn't think that she had the flu. She thought it might be something more serious. And when she wasn't feeling any better at that same night, she went back to the hospital. But when she got there the wait was hours long and after a while she got impatient so she decided to leave before she saw a doctor. Kim's not sure how she got home, but she knows that she made it home okay. She told our reporter Nina that she spoke with Jamie on the phone after she got back. This is like the wee hours of the morning on Wednesday. Maybe around like 1230 a.m. ish. When they talked, Jamie told her mom that she had been throwing up and Kim offered to come get her. But Jaime said no, she needed to be home to get picked up for an appointment, her caseworker was bringing her to in the morning. The appointment was with social services and she didn't want to miss it because she was going to talk to the agency about possibly handling her own money. Essentially, she'd have to convince them that she was capable of managing it, but she really felt like she was and this would be another big step towards her independence. So all in all, this is not something she would just skip. But it's not just the fact that she had that meeting or just the fact that she was sick that was making Kim worry. Jaime was also diagnosed with bipolar disorder when she was 18. She struggled with anxiety and mood swings and had been prescribed medication, but it doesn't sound like she took it on a regular basis.

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