August 5, 2008

Who is Edward Lanphear?

A 21-year old man phoned police after allegedly being kidnapped by Edward Lanphear and chained up naked inside the man's garage in Saratoga. He managed to escape and ran to a neighbor's house. When police arrived to investigate, they found another missing man chained up inside Lanphear's basement.


The 21-year old's story
Sometime Sunday (7/6) or Monday (7/7), after gettting drunk at Johnny's Bar in Wisconsin Rapids, a 21-year old man (name withheld in the media) passed out in his car, then later woke up naked, blindfolded and hanging in Lanphear's garage, his hands bound by chains and flex cuffs. The man somehow escaped and fled, still wearing chains, to a house across the street, where people there called police. The 21-year old identified his captor as Edward Lanphear, who was a regular customer at Johnny's Bar. Lanphear is said to have played pool there once a week, always drinking soda, not alcohol. The 21-year old man told authorities Lanphear hit him with a metal pipe and sexually assaulted him. Officers went to the scene and found the 23-year-old man restrained in Lanphear's basement.

The 23-year old's story
Twenty-three year old, "K" (name withheld for privacy) disappeared Friday, July 4 after telling friends he was going to walk home from a Fourth of July fireworks show in Wisconsin Rapids. "K" ended up getting a ride from Lanphear. During the course of driving, Lanphear pulled over, told "K" he was a police office, and handcuffed him. When one of the handcuffs became loose, Lanphear hit "K" in the head and knocked him out. When "K" revived, he found himself chained up in Lanphear's basement. Court documents say Lanphear then tied a string from a shotgun to the chains to prevent "K" from escaping. He sexually assaulted the young man at least three times while he was restrained. "K's" ordeal had no end in sight...until the 21-year old man made his own daring escape from Edward Lanphear's garage on Tuesday, July 8.

Investigators had searched for three days between Wisconsin Rapids and "K's" home in Grand Rapids, before calling off the search. There seemed to be no trace of the young man and no clues to his whereabouts.

Police find hundreds of odd items in Lanphear's home
Wood County sherriff's office seized hundreds of items from Lanphear's home as evidence, including: different types and sizes of chains, locks, ropes, zip ties, duct tape, a noose, two dozen firearms, mostly rifles and shotguns, pill bottles, gay pornography and various blankets, rugs and clothing with stains on them. A newspaper from Monday, July 7 was recovered from the scene, which covered the missing Wood County men, with certain articles highlighted. Some of the evidence was sent to the Wisconsin State Crime Lab for analysis, the rest is being processed locally.

There was also a newspaper clipping about the death of college student Brittany Zimmerman, a Marshfield native who was stabbed in her Madison apartment. Zimmerman was a student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Police are investigating whether Lanphear is connected to Zimmerman's murder.

View the full list of evidence at:
http://www.wisconsinrapidstribune.com/assets/pdf/U0112816715.PDF

28 comments:

Gina said...

Wow. I can't believe no one has commented on this yet. Even if this turns out to be unrelated to the other cases, it's good that the cops are onto this guy. Just from the evidence list he sounds like an awful, violent man.

Anonymous said...

i found this on another profile its creepy knowing what chingones or whatever means (more than one intelligent smart up and coming person)

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Aug 8 2008 7:55 PM

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FAMILY TILL THE FUCKIN END ENE!

AND AFTER THAT WE STILL RIDE IN HEAVEN!

THIS IS A TEST TO SEE HOW MANY ENE FAMILY YOU HAVE ON THE INTERNET!!!

WHEN U GET THIS SENDTHIS TO TEN ENES

INCLUDING THE ENE THAT SENT U IT IF THEY ARE A ENE FAM14 KROWN'N - 3 DROWN'N

14POP'N - 13 DROP'N

14 PIMP'N - 13 LIMP'N

14 FLAGG'N - 13 DRAG'N

14 GUNN'N - 13 RUNN'N

14 BUcK'N - 13 DUcK'N

14 RIPP'N - 13 DRIPP'N

14 FLY'N - 13 KRASH'N

14 PISS'N - 13 DRINK'N

14 ALIVE - 13 MUST DIE

ASHES TO ASHES

DUST TO DUST

IN DAT NORTE WE TRUST

IN SCRAPS WE BUST

IF U KILL A SCRAP

U WIN A PRIZE

IF U KILL A ENE

YOUR WHOLE FAMILY DIES

LET IT RAIN

LET EM DRIP

BUST A $CRAPA IN THE LIP

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sounds like a murderous chain letter NOTICE

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LET EM DRIP

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Anonymous Coward
User ID: 487475 (OP)
8/19/2008 6:27 PM
Re: charles manson recruiting the smiley face killers? Quote

INCLUDING THE ENE THAT SENT U IT IF THEY ARE A ENE FAM14 KROWN'N - 3 DROWN'N

taken from
http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=68542622

this is saying do this chain to his freinds and it decides how many will drown!!!!!!!!!!!

please look at this thread it may sound long winded but if you follow the connections that brought me to the above text you may see their could be something here.

op of thread
http://www.godlikeproductions.com/forum1/message590159/pg4#9008093

Anonymous said...

http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/breakingnews/nation/view/20080818-155350/26-killed-as-MILF-flee-Lanao-Norte-towns--military

Anonymous said...

http://beta.communities.msn.ca/NORTEXIV/nortexiv.msnw?action=ShowPhoto&PhotoID=334

Anonymous said...

2. Norte

Initials for:
"Northern Organized Raza Till eternity."
Norteno's is a mexican gang claming tha color red & the north side.
They're number is 14, for the fourteenth letter in tha alphabet is "N"
Tha enemy are the surenos.
Fuck tha sewer rats!
Norte' for life
by Nortena For Life Sep 27, 2005 email it comments

Anonymous said...

http://cruisin2.wordpress.com/2006/12/

the surenos

Anonymous said...

raza the race hate org i have heard say they will kill every white male above from the age of 14

Anonymous said...

HOW TO READ GANG GRAFFITI
Names: Gang names are usually abbreviated to two or three letters, but may include the affiliation of the gang written out (Crip, Blood, Surenos/SUR, Folk, etc.), as well as slogans, such as “Brown Pride.”

Nicknames: The nicknames of gang members are frequently included within the graffiti, often in a roll-call list or placa. These names may be simple, and typically are descriptions of the appearance or personality of individual gang members: Green Eyes, Casper, Smiley,
Goofy, or other similar names.

Territory: The area claimed by the gang, including directional locators (east side), street names, city names, and telephone area codes.

Threats and Challenges: Often graffiti threatens or challenges rival gangs. A gang may “X” out or cross out the graffiti of a rival gang or gang member, or write “187″ (homicide) next to it.
A gang member may also write “killer” in conjunction with a rival gang’s name or abbreviate it with the initial of the gang and the letter K (i.e., B/K).

Numbers: Gangs often use numbers as part of their name (18th Street), or area codes to identify where the gang is located. The numbers 13 and 14 are very common in Hispanic gang graffiti, and the letters 5 or 6 may be found in Chicago-style graffiti.

Symbols: Some gangs use a common symbol to identify their affiliation. Examples of this includes 5-pointed stars (People Nation), 6-pointed stars (Folks Nation), and others.

Gang Related Websites:
Gangs Or Us
Street Gang Dynamics
Parents guide to gangs









http://cruisin2.wordpress.com/2006/12/

Anonymous said...

http://bp2.blogger.com/_oyv_O7bbV6I/RZKD6OHWvfI/AAAAAAAAAAM/JzLhdwfknas/s1600-h/c-folk_sym.gif

Anonymous said...

http://bp2.blogger.com/_oyv_O7bbV6I/RZO4r-HWvgI/AAAAAAAAAAY/X54UQB6Fcpc/s1600-h/peoplesymbol.gif

Anonymous said...

another link to mexican latin gang links above

http://www.francesfarmersrevenge.com/stuff/serialkillers/constanzo.htm

Check out this story, reading it all. Years ago a similar string of murders developed along the Mexican US border and was not discovered until many years later to be a satanic ritual performed by Mexican drug cartel members. It started out on locals in Mexico and later developed into hunting down college aged blond hair blue eyed Americans. They where kidnapped, tortured, and later killed and their bodies dumped - some in water.

Coincidence?? If you already are not aware there are many Mexican drug cartel members present across the US and many still believe in the satanic….

I would think this worth investigating….just a thought….

Anonymous said...

2 down & 98 more un gang members to go. lets break out the champagne

smiley

http://www.canada.com/shareit/soundoff/view.html?id=1dccb326-61a8-47ba-8b54-94474e2a58de&soundoff=928041

Anonymous said...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/docmultimedia/2412018164/in/photostream/

The Belmont Wall was cleaned of the smiley face. Two days later a new phrase appeared. It has now been up for more than a week. Will it get taken down this week? Go city.


Gayish sounding link to above mexican gang killings gay link

Anonymous said...

The latin gang connection .

The three pointed crown of the smiley face killers .

A Smiley Face is found
http://abclocal.go.com/wpvi/indexRidley Township Det. Scott Willoughby worked the Booth case. Something clicked after watching the 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS’ investigation about the Smiley Face Killer Theory on Good Morning America. On a hunch, Willoughby asked his detectives to take another look behind Bootleggers. "When they went down into the area where we thought he went into the water, they noticed the graffiti and they noticed this smiley face painted on the wall," said Willoughby.


>>>>>>>>>>>>> The smiley face, which had slash marks for eyes and a 3-pointed crown on it's head,<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

was on the wall of the bar under the party deck, just 30 feet from the creek. Police said they had never seen this kind of graffiti in Ridley Township before. Detective Willoughby has sent photos of the Ridley Creek graffiti to retired detectives Gannon and Duarte (who discovered the smiley face link). He also contacted the FBI, even though they've looked at the other cases and dismissed the possibility of a link.



Some gang names: Bloods, Kings, Counts, Vice Lords, TMV’s, TMC’s.
They dress to the right.
Symbol: Pitchfork turned down, also, a 5 point star which stands for love, truth, peace, freedom and justice.
Predominant colors: red, black and white.


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Latin Kings use a 3 point crown which is usually black and gold, or just black. <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<


They are called Slobs by Folk.
When tagging they always cross out the “C’s” (for “crip”) and X out the “O’s” (for rolling).
The structure of the beads are as follows:
They are red, white and black.
All red beads mean simply: gangster.
Multicolor beads alternating six of each means your moving up in rank.
Multicolor beads means that you have killed someone.
Red and black beads mean your a Vice Chief.
Black and white beads mean your a Chief or retired.
The Vice Lords use the colors of black and white.
Counts and Kings are from the same sect, but they are rivals. This is unusual since they are from the same sect.
Dealing with gang members; this is taken from the website listed below. It is at the bottom of the webpage and quoted as written.
How to treat a gangster? Treat them with kindness and respect and they will treat you the same way. It is all about respect. If you have a problem with them, you will accomplish more by talking nice to them and trying to get them to see your position than by being rude, disrespectful, or intimidating.
Remember that the “Real Gangsters” do have standards they live by. Their code of ethics are: Never mess with small children, old people, religious people, or innocent people. It is the “scavengers or wannabes” that act without remorse or guidelines in most cases. I have found that for that reason, the hardcore gangsters are willing to work with people like myself to get these scavengers out of the gang life. They have a tendency to cause more trouble and attention than they are worth.
Gang activity is more rampant in cities that have highway access; thus making it easier to escape from the police after committing a crime; etc.
no gangs

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Thursday, August 21, 2008 6:41:00 AM CDT
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.godlikeproductions.com/forum1/message590159/pg6#9021017

Thursday, August 21, 2008 6:41:00 AM CDT

Anonymous said...

MORE GANG CONNECTIONS

Early Theories
Walking home - Chuck Loesch, the private investigator hired by the Jenkins family believes Chris was last seen walking along Hennepin in the opposite direction of the car. He theorized Jenkins may have been trying to walk to his residence across the river, but got into trouble along Hennepin Avenue, between 5th and 6th.


Gang initiation <<<<<<<<<<<<<<,
- Witnesses told Loesch that as many as ten people attacked a man in front of Times Square Pizza (across the street from the bar), in what was thought to be a gang initiation. Although, the time of the incident has not been confirmed--it could have been 10:30 or 11:30. It was reported that a bloodhound later picked up Chris' scent on the sidewalk in front of the pizza joint and tracked it into the next door parking garage, where blood drops and a red feather, possibly from Chris' Native American costume, were found.

Anonymous said...

2 policemans sons are amongst the victims.

this could be GANG REVENGE.
Anthony Skifton

La Crosse Police Lt. Dan Marcou was visibly shaken when he addressed the crowd at the town hall meeting at Central High School Thursday night about drownings off the city's riverfront.



"My family has to be dragged through this over and over again every time there's another drowning," said Marcou, whose nephew and godson, Anthony Skifton, drowned in Swift Creek in 1997.

On Saturday, March 18, 2006, a water plane pilot was flying low over the Mississippi River in Illinois when he noticed something floating in the water. A closer look horrified the pilot -- it was a body.


Matthew Kruziki

The pilot called 9-1-1, and authorities set to work identifying the body. An autopsy revealed that the body belonged to 24-year-old Matthew Kruziki, who had gone missing on Christmas Eve 2005.

...

Bill Kruziki, Matt's father, is no stranger to criminal investigations. He's a former Wisconsin sheriff and the current US Marshal for the Eastern District of Wisconsin. Now, the investigator has also become a victim and it makes his search for answers all the more poignant.

this could be GANG REVENGE
specific.

Anonymous said...

DELETED EVIDENCE
ON YAHOO ANSWERS.
A QUESTION WAS POSED ABOUT THE SIGNINFICANCE OF THE SMILEY FACE THIS IS ALL THAT IS LEFT THE SECTION WAS DELETED BY YAHOO OR THE POSTER.
HERES THE SEARCH I MADE
http://www.google.com/search?q=gang+signs+smiley&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a

HERES WHAT THE SEARCH CAME UP WITH

Myspace smiley face evidence of internet gang on the east coast ...
I have been noticing this wicked looking smiley fa... ... Geographically speaking it might be an east coast gang sign. I have notice other people with this ...
answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20080821062925AAB8H2w - 28k -

ALL THE ABOVE TEXT MUST HAVE BEEN ASSOCIATED WITH THE SPECIFIC QUESTION AND ANWSER.

It appears someone is claiming they have seen a wicked looking smiley face a lot as a east coast gang sign.
there are reference also to mypsace, which is not to discount a actual real world gang , as the refrence speaks of a gang sign and an east coast gang and many people.
Also the gang N14 seem to use the internet , specifically myspace as you can see from above posts.

Anonymous said...

Another Policeman's son connection
Possibly again GANG REVENGE.

Monday, July 7, 2008
Does man's vanishing act have 'Smiley' connection?

Father looks for son last seen in Peoria, wonders about tie to national serial killing theory

By Leslie Fark
of the Journal Star
Posted Jul 05, 2008 @ 10:04 PM
PEORIA —

Roger Ryan never dreamed the last case he would be trying to solve would be one involving his own son.

"My personal feeling is - he's deceased," said the retired Decatur police detective, who suspects foul play by the hand of a serial killer or an organized group of killers. "It's been so long. He had no reason to leave."



Keith Ryan, 22, a Springfield resident, traveled to Peoria with friends the evening of April 12, 2005. Drinking and enjoying each other's company, the group stopped at several Downtown Peoria bars.

It was hours later, early the next morning, about 3:20 a.m. at Adams Apple, that the younger Ryan told his friends he was going outside to get some fresh air. Little did they know that would be the last time they would see their friend.

The missing-persons case has stumped Peoria police, who've viewed hours of surveillance footage collected from Main Street and neighboring side street businesses.

In some, there was no Keith Ryan. Others, however, show the handsome, 6-foot-tall, 210-pound bartender, clad in blue jeans, a short-sleeved black shirt and black dress shoes, walking alone next to the strip of bars.

One camera - probably the best piece of evidence police have - captures Keith Ryan walking northeast in the direction of Interstate 74, which at the time, was

under construction.

"We don't know if he continued walking or stopped or what," Peoria police spokeswoman Ann Ruggles said. "He took a turn around a building and was out of sight."

What's also puzzled detectives is the fact Keith Ryan's body has never turned up.

But the elder Ryan thinks there's more to his son's disappearance, which is eerily similar to more than 40 other missing-persons cases involving young men in the Great Lakes region.

Linking those cases is a crime theory hatched by two retired New York detectives who believe those cases are part of a calculated, cross-country plot by the "Smiley Face" killer.

Part of a team called Nationwide Investigations, detectives Kevin Gannon and Anthony Duarte have investigated cases dating back to the 1990s that span 25 cities in 11 states.

All 40 involve young, athletic college-aged men who vanished while out drinking with friends and whose bodies were found in a lake or river. They said the men's deaths could be the work of a serial killer or network of killers who target, then drown their victims.

"I sent (Gannon) an e-mail the day I saw an article about the 'Smiley' case murders," Roger Ryan said. "He's interested in it and is going to try and connect" his son's case with the others.

The detectives have discovered a spray-painted smiley face near where the victim is believed to have entered the water in about a dozen of the cases. The sizes of the faces and color of paint used varies, but they're convinced it's a calling card claiming responsibility for the homicide.

The graffiti has been found in Wisconsin, Michigan, Iowa, Indiana, Ohio and Pennsylvania. Two Illinois deaths also are believed to be connected to the "Smiley Face" killer, according to KSTP-TV, a St. Paul, Minn.-based television station, who interviewed Gannon as part of its own investigation into the death of a 21-year-old University of Minnesota student. The Journal Star could not reach Gannon for comment.

Several police departments across the country and the FBI already have discounted the retired detectives' smiley-face theory, saying a "majority of these instances appear to be alcohol-related drownings," according to the Philadelphia Daily News in a story about another young man's drowning death.

Keith Ryan was an experienced swimmer from the time he was a child, his father said.

Still, Roger Ryan can't shake the possibility his son's disappearance is linked to the killings.

He and his brother drove to Peoria and searched the banks of the Illinois River here and in East Peoria. They were looking not only for any traces of the younger Ryan, but also for the smiley-face insignia. They didn't find one.

"The scenario of Keith's disappearance fits the same MO (mode of operation) as the rest of the 'Smiley Face' victims," said Roger Ryan, adding his most recent contact with Gannon was last week. "Since neither one of us are involved in law enforcement anymore, getting access to the police reports has been difficult. I understand that. . . . I'm in the process of trying to get copies and evidence to give to Gannon."

Peoria detectives also entertained the theory of the "Smiley Face" killer during their investigation.

"They just didn't seem to think it had anything to do with his disappearance," Ruggles said.

Days after the younger Ryan was reported missing, police alerted the media, hoping to attract attention to the case. The newspaper articles and broadcasts generated only a few calls and produced no solid leads.

"You wonder. I wonder what happened," Ruggles said. "You can't get it out of your head. You can only hope that one day he will turn up or we receive information that he's somewhere alive or we get some proof or evidence that he's not."

The case remains open, but Ruggles said it has sat dormant for years.

"We've had no leads, no sightings, no calls. Without that, there's not much we can do," she said.

Roger Ryan's more than 25 years on the force taught him anyone can be a victim.

"Young kids when they go out and drink feel like they're invincible, and they're not," he said. "They're very vulnerable. They obviously don't realize that and can be victimized very easily. They need to be aware there are people out there that will do them harm."

Despite his tough-cop persona, it's apparent the now more than three-year disappearance of his son has taken a toll on the elder Ryan. He's determined to solve his son's case, even if it means talking to the media, something many cops despise doing.

"Now it can only help," he said. "If anyone has any information, we would love to hear from them."



Leslie Fark can be reached at 686-3188 or lfark@pjstar.com.

Anonymous said...

It will be interesting to see if the reign of terror and the disappearance and death of so many young men is going to end suddenly, after the accidental capture of this Edward Lanphear. Is Edward Lanphear a torturer and serial murderer of young men? I hope the detectives question Edward Lanphear closely and examine all the evidence.

Anonymous said...

From the town where Kecia went in the red...started following the story last summer, when lamphear was apprehended. There have been no "drownings" in Grand Rapids, La Crosse, Madison or any other areas along the 94 since then. Now Kecia's death may not be Ed's doing...however there are a few facts that are interesting. He worked at a paper mill. Paper mill's usually shut down at christmas and in mid summer don't they? He was divorced in 97 and "always vacationed in La Crosse" according to another blogger on one of the Wisc paper sites who said: Her father worked with him for years. correlate these facts with his recent kidnappings. he could've kidnapped them & taken them home for a period of time, tortured them, did whatever he wanted and dumped them later. Or roofied their drinks, followed them tried to assault and then pushed in the river? he may not even GO TO TRIAL! He is set for a June trial but authorities are contemplating NO TRIAL. His possession of the articles in his house...is abit unusual. And like all criminals I think he was getting bolder with time.

Anonymous said...

THE CRIMINAL COMPLAINT AGAINST EDWARD LANPHEAR


Ok this is a must read, remember that Edward Lanphear guy that kidnapped those two guys in their 20's and held them in his basement chained? Well i happened to find this you have to read it but i'll warn ya it's gross!!! I think it's on page 4 if you want you can start at the beginning. I wonder if any of these missing or drownings are associated with this the guy before he got caught? Or maybe he's involved with a bigger group, let me know what you think!!!!!!!!!Maybe there's some clues in this!


The Official complaint


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Anonymous said...

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,460067,00.html
Teen Found Shackled and Bruised at California Gym

Tuesday , December 02, 2008

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SAN FRANCISCO
A bruised and emaciated 17-year-old boy showed up at a Northern California gym Monday with a chain locked to his ankle, claiming he had just fled his captors, authorities said.

Matt Robinson, a spokesman for Tracy police, said authorities believe the teen was held against his will in Tracy a city about 60 miles east of San Francisco after he ran away from a Sacramento foster home in 2007.

He said police took a man and a woman into custody at a Tracy home where the boy was allegedly held.

Robinson said authorities are questioning 30-year-old Kelly Lau Schumacher and 34-year-old Michael Schumacher, adding that the couple has not been arrested or charged.

Robinson said the boy was confused when first approached by detectives, unsure where he had come from and how long he was being held against his will.

"The wounds he had and his physical condition as well as having a chain around his leg corroborated his basic statement that he was being held against his will," Robinson said.

Chuck Ellis, a manager of the In-Shape Sports Club in Tracy, said the boy came into the fitness center Monday afternoon wearing only boxer briefs, covered with what appeared to be soot. Ellis said the teen was scared someone was going to come after him and asked to be hidden.

"He said, 'Don't let them get me, don't let them get me,"' Ellis said. "He was totally terrified."

Ellis said the teenager told him he was picked up after running away from the foster home to look for his family and held for almost a year.

Ellis said he looked like he was between 10 and 12 years old.

Robinson said the couple being questioned live close to the fitness center. He said police are still investigating how the boy may have ended up in the couple's custody.

Robinson said detectives plan to interview the boy, who was taken to Sutter Tracy Community Hospital, more extensively Tuesday when he is a "little healthier."


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Anonymous said...

http://www.kcra.com/cnn-news/18186249/detail.html
KCRA.com
Related To Story
SHACKLED TEEN


Video: Shackled Teen May Have Been Held Captive
Listen: Gym Employee Describes 'Terrified' Teen

Tracy Couple Faces Torture, Kidnapping Charges
Teen Says He Escaped From Home
POSTED: 6:43 am PST December 2, 2008
UPDATED: 7:23 am PST December 2, 2008

TRACY, Calif. -- A Tracy couple has been taken into police custody after an emaciated 17-year-old boy ran into a fitness center Monday afternoon with a chain wrapped around his ankle with a padlock on it, a Tracy police spokesman said.
Kelly Lau-Schumacher, 30, and her husband, Michael Schumacher, 34, and face charges of one count each of torture, kidnapping, false imprisonment, child endangerment, and corporal injury to a child, according to police spokesman Matt Robinson.
The police investigation began after the boy escaped from a home, Robinson said.
Wearing just boxer briefs, the 17-year-old burst into an In-Shape City at about 4 p.m. Monday, said Chuck Ellis, who works at the gym.
Ellis said the boy looked emaciated, bruised, scared and said, "Hide me, please hide me."
Employees from the business alerted police, who arrived to question the boy, who did not know where he was at first, according to Robinson.
He eventually pinpointed a home and provided enough information for police to take the couple into custody, Robinson said.
The boy was taken to a local hospital where he is in serious but stable condition and being treated for superficial wounds, officials said.
Two young children believed to be the couple's children were taken into the custody of child protective services, Robinson said.
A search warrant was served at the couple's house overnight, and evidence was pulled out this morning that will be compiled for the San Joaquin County District Attorney's Office, Robinson said.
The charges are related to the 17-year-old's case only, according to police.
The teen told gym employees that he was taken from a group home about a year ago, Ellis said. That group home is about 70 miles north of Tracy, in Sacramento.
Previous Story:

* December 1, 2008: Shackled Emaciated Teen Runs To Gym

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Anonymous said...

drugging again?

"

Robinson said the boy was confused when first approached by detectives, unsure where he had come from and how long he was being held against his will.

"The wounds he had and his physical condition as well as having a chain around his leg corroborated his basic statement that he was being held against his will," Robinson said.

Chuck Ellis, a manager of the In-Shape Sports Club in Tracy, said the boy came into the fitness center Monday afternoon wearing only boxer briefs, covered with what appeared to be soot. Ellis said the teen was scared someone was going to come after him and asked to be hidden.

"He said, 'Don't let them get me, don't let them get me,"' Ellis said. "He was totally terrified."

Anonymous said...

beaten tortured and burnt


http://news.aol.com/article/chained-teen-allegedly-beaten-with-bat/265203

Chained Teen Allegedly Beaten With Bat
posted:27 MINUTES AGOcomments:28
filed under: Crime News, National News
Prosecutors say a California couple and another woman beat and burned a teenager who was sometimes kept shackled in the couple's home. The emaciated teen, who escaped wearing only boxer shorts and a chain around his ankle, was sometimes hit with a baseball bat. The suspects face multiple kidnapping and child abuse charges.

Anonymous said...

RELATED CHANED AND BURNING

Parents Charged in Burning Death of Teen Chained to Bed
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,459744,00.html

CENTREVILLE, Mich. Manslaughter and child-abuse charges have been filed against the father and stepmother of a teenager who died in a Michigan house fire while chained to her bed.

Charges were filed Monday in St. Joseph County against Anthony and Marsha Springer.

Authorities say 16-year-old Calista Springer died in the fire in February in her second-floor bedroom in Centreville.

Her father has described her as a special-needs child who was restrained to protect her from unsafe behavior at night. Other relatives and friends have said Calista was the victim of long-term abuse by her parents.

Telephone messages seeking comment from the parents were left with their attorneys. Their arraignments were scheduled for Dec. 15. The two face up to 15 years in prison if convicted of either charge.

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Anonymous said...

On 6/1/09, Lanphear plead No Contest (which is essentially an admission of guilt), to several charges related to his 2 victims. He has not yet been sentenced.

Lisa said...

From Miki:

Hi - I'm really sorry if this has been posted before, but this is a news article that I'd seen on a local station in the Twin Cities, and just thought it had relevance on this site:

"Wis. man gets 50 years for kidnap, sexual assault
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Jul-21-09 7:14pm
From: ap.org

A Wisconsin paper mill worker has been sentenced to 50 years in prison for kidnapping and sexually assaulting two young men he kept chained at his home.

The judge told 47-year-old Ed Lanphear on Wednesday the sentence virtually ensures he can never commit another crime in his lifetime.

Lanphear apologized to the victims and said he never intended to kill anyone.

Lanphear abducted the men in Wisconsin Rapids in separate incidents last July. Prosecutors say Lanphear preyed on young men who had been drinking and at least once posed as a police officer.

The victims say they were handcuffed, blindfolded, taken to Lanphear's rural home and bound in chains. One escaped naked and ran to a neighbor's house where police were called."

It was how this guy stalked them in a bar that stood out for me.

Monday, August 10, 2009 8:10:00 PM CDT