Just after noon this afternoon, Luke Viker correctly guessed the Secret Phrase and won the $200.00. His payout DOUBLED since a few weeks ago he purchased a Toy for Madi Iversen's Christmas Toy Drive to honor Kristin.
The Ben Franklin leads came in in 2003. Three years later, in 2006, wealthy businessman and 'Kristin-supporter' Terry Black contacted SLO Detectives and demanded they follow up on this lead. A few days later, a Detective returned Mr. Black's phone call to inform him they just checked out the lead and it was nothing.
Grand Island Mansion - Sacramento, Ca
Terry Black is the owner of the Grand Island Mansion up in Sacramento. The Smart family will forever be grateful for his personal help in trying to find Kristin. Mr. Black:
It really is very possible the this lead was checked out immediately by the SLO Sheriff's Department. If that is 'true' then I owe them a HUGE apology and I am more than happy to do so.
So now you know what I know about this tip. Mr. Blackburn was as sincere and genuine as a person can possibly be. Over time, he became 'professionally angry' because he wanted to help the Smarts but would not break the University's 'Privacy Laws' to do so. Barry tried, he really tried.
NOTE: ***It took many more years - but eventually, even the SLO Detective confirmed that there was indeed a 'match'.
So here is the $64,000.00 question: "Why would people in charge of looking for Kristin not want to speak with Barry Blackburn, the IT admin person at Sonoma State after Mr. Blackburn confirmed he was in possession of potentially valuable information that could help in the investigation? How does Kristin benefit from this lack of effort?
`When I decided to share with you the 'Ben Franklin' lead, in my mind, I wanted to break it down into 2 distinct parts.
The rest of this promotion regards what I am able to share with you regarding this tip. I will share with you my perspective and allow you to draw your own conclusion.
For today though, the basics are that:
Barry did share with us that, eventually, one day he WAS contacted by SLO Sheriff but the Detective only wanted to know if Barry had information that made it worthwhile for them to follow up and get the subpoena.
Question: Why does it take over three years to contact Barry Blackburn to ask him if it was worthwhile to go get a subpoena?
Barry assured the Detective that he did have information and to by all means go ahead and get the subpoena.
Mr. Blackburn has since retired from Sonoma State having never received a subpoena from the SLO Sheriff's Department regarding this tip.
Terry Black told me that he was informed by the Sheriff's Department that there was nothing to this lead.
Barry Blackman says there was a match.
Your 7th Clue...
Note: I don not believe Moon was an employee but the I included his name since he often visited Paul at the station in the aftermath of Kristin's disappearance according to Ben Franklin.
Here, Ben Franklin goes to great lengths to describe the relationship that existed at the time between Paul Flores, Doug Roberts and Jeromy Moon.
The author also goes on to say that 'David Karp' is a good guy and was definitely 'not' friends with Paul. David was just a co-worker of Paul's at the Union 76 gas station.
Your 5th Clue...
I worked with Paul at that gas station....
Your 4th Clue...