• Sarah Turney

“Nobody was hurting her over there?”

Updated: Feb 18, 2020

Episode 7: “Nobody over there was hurting her?” is the first episode where we start diving into the actual police investigation. Which at this point, isn’t very extensive unfortunately as they seem to have only worked the leads that my father presented them with as opposed to conducting a full investigation. I still don’t understand why Detective Murphy didn’t bring any of the family members in for questioning. I think at this point, they just entered her information in their systems and were hoping for a match to an unidentified body.

There were so many red flags in this episode, the fact that my father did not keep the Phoenix Police Department up to date with a phone number while screaming to the world they didn’t do anything, the secret storage unit, and did you catch the fact that he could have gotten the phone records from the day Alissa called for $350 but refused? That was new to me. He had always complained about having to sue the phone company and wait 6 weeks for the phone number. He claims to have spent $37,000 looking for Alissa, and we know he rented a brand new convertible to go check out the area that the call came from… but $350 is too steep? In my opinion, this is not the time to take a stance and sue the phone company based on merit. Why not just pay the $350 if they had it?

We also listened to over 20 minutes of a reenactment of the first documented instance of my father being questioned. And of all the people, by my brother John’s biological father… As far as I know, they had no relationship. It just seemed like such an odd person for my father to choose to ask these questions about certain areas in California. But John’s father is definitely the hero of this episode, asking so many great questions and questions I have to assume many of you have been asking internally.

And then I spoke about how all of this affected me. And I'm not going to lie, it was not easy to talk about those years. Although I didn’t know it at the time, it was a very dark period in my life. I went crazy rebelling, trying to get my father’s attention. But after years of playing this game, I realized he really just didn’t care and the only person I would hurt with my behavior was myself. So, I started college and calmed down. Thank goodness.

And of course I leave you guys with another cliff-hanger; the first major update in the case. And you guys, it changes everything. I can’t wait to keep diving into the investigation. As always, thank you for all of the love and support.

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