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Kurt Sova PART V – UPDATE Crime Stoppers

EXIT 9 Investigations: Series 1 – Kurt Sova PART V:(UPDATE CRIME STOPPERS)

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The Kurt Sova case is getting new attention.  As this is our only case where the location is in another region of the United States – we have not had proper sources or channels of communication with law enforcement.

The new investigation is a collaboration between the Newburgh Heights Police Department, the Crime Stoppers of Cuyahoga County, and students from Tiffin University.  With the blessing of Kurt’s brother, Kevin Sova, the authorities and students have access to a box of materials collected by Dorothy Sova, Kurt’s mother.  Hopefully, the case can be one step closer to being solved.  I don’t know if the students will also be permitted to investigate the Newburgh Heights Police Department, disgraced former detective Robert Carras, and Police Chief James F. Lukas.  They obviously know more than anyone else connected to the case today, and Robert Carras has remained silent.  James F. Lukas has at least defended his lack of investigation.

What also needs attention is the lack of funds or agenda allocated to the case from the Ohio Crime Stoppers program; other than receiving mainstream attention from Unsolved Mysteries, the Newburgh Heights Police Department and Crime Stoppers ignored the matter.  They overlooked a tainted investigation, let a potential suspect walk, and told the Sova family they were not to press the issue with Debbie and Clayton Sam about their party at the duplex.

Below we list the Ohio Crime Stoppers donations given and their agenda for the highlighted years of 1980-1988.  This is a sample of what is included in our 2020 Kurt Sova Case File.

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The Crime Stoppers of Cuyahoga County and Newburgh Heights Police Department had ample opportunities to assign a task force to reexamine the investigation into the death of Kurt Sova.  Below I’ve included the Cuyahoga County Police Chief’s Associations agenda for 1981-1982.

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Unsolved Mysteries filmed their episode on Kurt Sova in 1988.  There’s no mention of any funds used for the filming, nor of Kurt Sova’s death.  The source material is from a book entitled “History of CCPCA.”  It provides information for the years 1926-2001.

 

ACCOUNTABILITY

The Sova family was ordered by Police Chief James F. Lukas to cease any attempts to visit the duplex where Kurt was said to be at, notifying them that any further progression of their efforts would result in harassment.

Former Newburgh Heights Detective Robert Carras once took a suspect, Eric Kotonski to an empty lot of land near Harvard Avenue and threatened him.  Harvard Avenue is where the duplex is located.

Although the Unsolved Mysteries episode showed a reenactment of a crime scene in which photographs were taken of Kurt’s crucified position, none of the actual crime scenes were documented.  The only Polaroid pictures consisted of Kurt on the stretcher and in the ambulance.  The police never searched the duplex, and no request was made to nearby Cleveland PD for assistance in the investigation; an inquiry from Cleveland PD was turned away by Newburgh Heights PD, according to Dorothy Sova.

Four different agencies (Cuyahoga Sheriff’s Department, F.B.I., Newburgh Heights PD, Cleveland PD) looked into the case and found no new leads.  Eighteen months after Kurt’s death, a Cleveland Police Detective Al Figler looking into the case found the handling of crime-scene by Newburgh PD to be a “joke.”  Missing paperwork, lack of evidence, and forthcoming witnesses plagued the cold case.

Newburgh Heights Police Department let the only suspect of the crime walk free.  The ‘homeless man’ who harrassed Judy Oros at Slavic Village Records and PREDICTED Kurt Sova’s body would be found.  EXIT 9I has from a source that the homeless man was a red herring, deployed by someone to make the death look like part of a bigger picture.

Angeline Reddicks stated she saw two males dragging what looked like to be an unconscious teenage male toward the ravine.  This account was never relayed to the Sova family and only came to their attention when they ran into Angeline and sparked a conversation.  She waited to give a statement out-of-fear but finally contacted the sheriff’s department in 1989 but never heard back.

Dorothy Sova stated about Angeline Reddicks not being interviewed:

“I’m not surprised they (Newburgh Heights police) didn’t interview her,” Dorothy Sova said. “They didn’t interview half the people who came to me with stuff. Carras kept playing me off as the mother who would not accept her son’s death.”

READ DOROTHY SOVA’S ENTIRE INTERVIEW IN OUR KURT SOVA 2020 CASE FILE.

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Shawn Lucas PART III: (D.C. Evidence – DNC-Process Server Shawn Lucas and evidence provided by his girlfriend at-the-time)

EXIT 9 Investigations: Series 1 – Shawn Lucas PART III: (D.C. Evidence – DNC-Process Server Shawn Lucas and evidence provided by his girlfriend at-the-time)

We now release the last of the Savannah King interview. Savannah dated Shawn Lucas at-the-time of his mysterious death.

You can read Part I and Part II of the interview.

EVIDENCE

EXIT 9 INVESTIGATIONS asked Savannah King about any suspicious details she noticed concerning Shawn’s body and the crime scene.  EXIT 9 INVESTIGATIONS present her statement, in-full.

When I went to identify his body at the coroner’s facility with his family, I noticed a second scratch on his left upper cheek, and his upper lip was bruised and puffy. As if something of someone punched him in his mouth. 

That same day I came back to our apartment with his brother, and when walking into the bathroom for the first time since his passing, I found his front tooth on the ground lying on our bathmat. That raised even more suspicions to his brother and me. Also, we searched for any signs of struggle, for example, was the shower curtain tugged or mangled? Were there any marks or dings on the walls? Or if anything seemed out of place? We found nothing like that, though. 

I question the fact that if he fell and hit his head how the gash would be on the top middle of his head? How could something so hard knock out his tooth? Where did these marks on his cheeks come from? An even bigger question, why were his keys, phone, and wallet just sitting in our sink? I ask this to myself because he 100% of the time hangs up his keys next to our front door, and places his wallet on our front entrance table.

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The autopsy report stated that his drug report showed a combination of 3 drugs, including fentanyl, kratom, and a muscle relaxer. The muscle relaxers he was prescribed. That showing up in his system wasn’t a surprise to me. The fentanyl and kratom have my mind blown and confused. So the cause was considered “combined adverse effects of drugs.” The report did not make any note at any point about the suspicious marks on several parts of his body though.
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A detailed and thorough report stating and going thru each area of his body that all was in perfect condition. I have reasons to believe the autopsy report was tampered with and false. I, unfortunately, I was not able to get further information about it since Shawn and I were not married, and me only being a girlfriend, I couldn’t dig further into this case surrounding his death. I begged his mother to do some research more on his death, but she refused to believe it was anything more than an overdose.”

MAPOFLUCAS

Shawn Lucas and his girlfriend Savannah King lived in the Dupont Circle district of Washington D.C. This is two miles from the Bloomingdale district where DNC-Employee Seth Rich was murdered.

 

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According to Savannah, Detective Greene, badge #02-1515 and D.C. Metro Officer Fitzgerald #7673 laughed at her when she made a comment about Shawn’s death possibly being connected to Seth Rich’s murder.

The police state that his death was all due to an accidental overdose. They deemed it unrelated to any political retaliation. In fact, laughed in my face when I brought that up to them. Given Seth Rich, who got shot in broad daylight minutes away from our neighborhood just days prior. My gut tells me they know something and aren’t telling the public, keeping dirty secrets that they know would get the public fuming.

THE D.C. INVESTIGATION

  • The police didn’t question any neighbors nor Savannah King.
  • The police examined the crime scene in the apartment for five-six hours.
  • The police left-behind Shawn’s tooth.  A vital piece of evidence.
  • The police didn’t find the keys and wallet in the sink suspicious.
  • The police treated Shawn’s death as a “natural death”.
  • The police found no trace of drugs in the apartment. No Fentanyl and no Kratom.
  • The D.C. Medical Examiner tested for Fentanyl and Kratom – results were positive.

SHAWN LUCAS

We asked Savannah King what type of person Shawn Lucas was.

Shawn was, without a doubt, the friend that you would be super grateful to have. He’d drop anything to make sure his loved ones and friends were taken care of, and he helped in ways unimaginable, going above and beyond. He had the biggest heart and brought out the best in everyone.

He was the life of the party and did a kick-ass job spreading positivity everywhere he went. He was a hard worker, dedicated to anything he did in life, chased his dreams, and succeeded. He made such an impact on the lives of so many people, he was a true legend in the DC area, and people looked up to him; he was the greatest mentor and sweetest soul. I could write novels more on who he was, but words can’t even describe the type of amazing man he was.

EXIT 9 Investigations is producing a docu-series based on our cases.  Shawn Lucas will be featured, as we are showing a reenactment, providing new evidence, and eyewitness statements.

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The case file includes:

*List of everyone connected to the case

*An inside look at the police investigation into Shawn’s death

*Timeline of the DNC Lawsuit and connections to Shawn Lucas & Seth Rich

*The full EXCLUSIVE Exit 9 interview with Savannah King

 

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Shawn Lucas PART II: (D.C. Connections – DNC-Employee Seth Rich & DNC Process Server Shawn Lucas)

EXIT 9 Investigations: Series 1 – Shawn Lucas PART II:(D.C. Death Connections – Seth Rich)

Savannah King’s statement to EXIT 9 Investigations:

“The police state that his death was all due to an accidental overdose. They deemed it unrelated to any political retaliation. In fact, they laughed in my face when I brought that up to them.  Given Seth Rich had got shot in broad daylight minutes away from our neighborhood just weeks prior.”

What is the connection between Shawn Lucas and Seth Rich?  They lived near each other, both were politically involved but they never met in-person.  The real link is the timing of their deaths.  Shawn Lucas was discussed in Part I.

SUNDAY, JULY 10, 2016

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On July 10 of 2016, DNC-Staffer Seth Rich was shot twice in the back while walking to his residence in the Bloomingdale neighborhood of Washington DC.  The initial motive was believed to be related to a botched robbery, although no items were taken from Seth’s possession.

According to D.C. Metro Police:

At approximately 4:19 am, members of the Fifth District were patrolling the area when they heard gunshots. Upon arrival on the scene, members located an adult male victim conscious and breathing and suffering from gunshot wounds. The victim was transported to an area hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead.

During 2016, there were 301 homicides and 205 shootings in D.C. that resulted in homicides.  Seth Rich was the only homicide in 2016 of a white male within the vicinity of the Bloomingdale neighborhood.

(2016 D.C. homicides)

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The other victims were:

Otis Byrd (Unsolved)

44 years, male, black

Stabbing

Omar Lindsay (Unsolved)

42 years, male, black

Shooting

Eric Garrett

23 years, male, black

Shooting

Jamar Morris (Unsolved)

28 years, male, black

Shooting

The last caucasian to be murdered near the area was in 2005.

Diana Ngbokoto

30 years, female, white

Beating and/or trauma

The theories that surround Seth’s death and the possibility of a planned murder line-up with the history of the area’s crime rate demographic.  Due to Seth’s connection to the DNC and possibly WikiLeaks – it’s hard to overlook the lingering holes in the investigation.  Robberies in Washington D.C. are not uncommon, but usually, items are taken from the victim; Seth Rich had all his belongings intact.

In 2015 a trail of robberies took place in the D.C. area; it spanned through Capitol Hill, 13th street and several other locations including Chevy Cha Village.  The assailants ordered the victims to their knees, demanded the authorization codes to any devices and their wallets/jewelry.  One of the victims spoke to the Washington Post about the incident.

I heard a couple of quick steps, then felt a gun in my back,” he said. They took his phone and wallet but left without the code to his accounts. “I was so frazzled by the whole thing,”

According to the Daily Mail, the police believe Seth’s murder to be a product of a botched robbery:  “The Bloomingdale area that Rich had been walking in at the time of his murder had been terrorized by a recent string of armed robberies. In fact, [Daily Mail reporter Alana] Goodman found that Rich’s murder occurred at a street corner where two other robberies occurred. Goodman described the corner as “a desolate-looking residential block shielded by new construction sites and notably absent of surveillance cameras. 

Wikileaks offered a $20,000 reward for information on Seth Rich’s murder.

Assange’s cryptic statement.

There’s a 27-year-old that works for the DNC who was shot in the back, murdered, just two weeks ago, for unknown reasons as he was walking down the street in Washington… I am suggesting that our sources, take risks and they, they become concerned to see things occurring like that

Seth Rich was alive when cops arrived on the scene.  Did the body cameras capture any evidence related to the murder?

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(first responders on the scene of Seth Rich shooting)

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SUSPICIONS

The lawyers involved in the DNC lawsuit Jared and Elizabeth Beck were suspicious of Shawn Lucas’s death, along with Seth Rich’s “botched robbery.”  Shawn and Seth were potential witnesses in the DNC Fraud Lawsuit.

Statement from website Zero Hedge:

”Jared Beck told Disobedient Media that Lucas would have served as a witness in order to rebut the defendant’s contention that process was incorrectly served. This would have included a sworn declaration from Lucas; Beck stated that footage of Lucas serving process had been introduced as evidence in the case in his stead, due to the unexpected death.”

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According to America First Media Group; a private security firm known as Crowdstrike received payments from the DNC that correlates to Shawn Lucas and Seth Rich’s dates of deaths.

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Savannah King also stated to EXIT 9 Investigations about Shawn Lucas:

“When I went to identify his body at the coroner’s facility with his family, I noticed a second scratch on his left upper cheek and his upper lip was bruised and puffy. As if something of someone punched him in his mouth.”

When asked about Shawn’s demeanor after serving the DNC lawsuit, she said:

“Shawn wasn’t nervous if anything filled with excitement knowing he accomplished something he was passionate about politically.  No death threats were received just your typical hate comments on the viral video.  However, I myself received death threats following the time of his death, on several occasions I’m guessing it was surrounded by the fact that I was his long-time partner.”

Want to know more about the case?  What other details surround Shawn’s death?  What was found in the bathroom sink?  Did the cops find any traces of drugs in the apartment that matched what was in his system?

Part III reveals.

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The case file includes:

*List of everyone connected to the case

*An inside look at the police investigation into Shawn’s death

*Timeline of the DNC Lawsuit and connections to Shawn Lucas & Seth Rich

*The full EXCLUSIVE Exit 9 interview with Savannah King

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Shawn Lucas: (D.C. Suspicions – The Death of a DNC Process Server)

EXIT 9 Investigations: Series 1 – Shawn Lucas:(D.C. Suspicions – The Death of a DNC Process Server)

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Exit 9 Investigations interviewed Shawn Lucas’ girlfriend at-the-time of his death, Savannah King.  We’ve been in communication since 2016 but she is finally ready to speak about the investigation.

This is an exclusive look at the case from a first-hand perspective.

38-year-old Process Server Shawn Lucas rose to fame through a video live-streamed of himself accompanied by a cameraman entering the DNC headquarters on July 1, 2016, to serve a lawsuit related to the misconduct of then DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman.  The video went viral and provided insight into Hillary Clinton’s campaign and the DNC’s agenda into suppressing the platform and votes of the Bernie Sanders’ campaign.

The revelation of the lawsuit took place less than three weeks before the July 22, 2016, WikiLeaks/DNC dump of emails that would prove the allegations against the DNC to be true; Debbie Wasserman resigned from her position after the revelations.

FRIDAY, JULY 1, 2016

Shawn Lucas was asked by friend Brandon Yoshimura if he wanted to take a one-time job as a process server for One Source Process. Shawn Lucas was an avid Bernie Sanders supporter and jumped at the chance to serve a lawsuit to the Democratic National Committee and DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz.

The lawsuit ‘Carol Wilding v. DNC Services Corporation‘ claimed that the DNC Charter was rigged in favor of candidate Hillary Clinton over her opponent Bernie Sanders. It was spearheaded by lawyers Jared Beck and Elizabeth Beck.

Shawn appeared at the DNC headquarters in Washington D.C. with camera operator Ricardo O. Villalba. The lawsuit was served to DNC special assistant, Rebeca Herries.

MONDAY, AUGUST 1, 2016

Shawn and Savannah were to attend a three-day festival in Pennsylvania. Bad weather postponed the trip.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 2, 2016

Since they were stuck-in town; Shawn decided to accept a bartending job he’d been offered. The bar was a 15-minute walk from his apartment in Dupont.

He worked from 11 am until 2 pm.  Savannah was working an 8am-6pm shift.

Shawn texted Savannah at 2:30 pm but never responded after that.

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Below is Savannah King’s full statement about discovering Shawn Lucas’ body.

Every day that I arrived home from work, the minute I walk thru the front door I’m greeted by him instantly.  However, this day was way different. We lived in a 3 bedroom apartment and typically hung out in the room closest to the front door, which we turned into a living room area. This is where he’d typically be whenever I got home. So when I walked inside that day not hearing a ‘Hey babe’ was strange to me. I checked the front room the TV and lights were on, he wasn’t there.

I made my way down our unusually long hallway, passing our bedroom not seeing any sign of him there either. Then checked the bathroom, to see him on the floor face down on his stomach.  I immediately called 911 and it took them a while to arrive.  It being DC traffic I can understand why.  His skin was patchy blue and pale, due to what I assumed was livor mortis of his skin, and his skin was cold to the touch. 

He had a pretty noticeable round gash on the top center of his head as well as what looked like a large deep scratch down his right cheek.  However, there wasn’t an excessive amount of blood anywhere, just a tiny bit on the bathmat. Our bathroom was rather small.  The space between the wall and bathtub very narrow, which was where his body was positioned. With him being a heavier guy, it was nearly impossible for me to flip him onto his back to give him CPR.  Especially given the little to no space for me to even attempt to roll him onto his back. 

Once police/ambulance arrived there was nothing they could do, he’d been considered deceased by the coroner immediately upon arrival.  The police officers had me wait in the living room and one officer was told to keep watch on me while they proceeded to go around our home taking pictures and investigating for a total of 5 hours.

From 7pm-12am, which I find totally suspicious to this day.  They forced me to remain seated on our couch while they continued on.  I wasn’t even allowed to go to my own kitchen for water, as I was breaking down.  I got a very strange vibe from the entire crew in our apartment that night.  I don’t know what they were either looking for or using those pictures for.  Nobody answered a single question I asked and instead, ignored my existence.  Another thing I find sketchy is how the detective never questioned me about anything except for the exact time I found him.  He didn’t bother asking neighbors either. Shawn was far from a drug user, in fact, he despised drugs considering the number of friends he’s lost.  He was a healthy man, with zero health issues.

(Shawn Lucas Incident Report)

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TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2016

The Office of D.C. Chief Medical Examiner relayed Shawn’s death as an accident due to a mixture of drugs.

His autopsy showed several drugs in his system.

Fentanyl – Synethic opioid

Cyclobenzaprine – Muscle relaxer

Mitragynine – Kratom; a natural herb

Savannah doesn’t have a copy of Shawn’s autopsy as D.C.’s medical privacy laws dictate the release of that information only to immediate family members.

Savannah King stated to EXIT 9 Investigations:

The muscle relaxers he was prescribed. That showing up in his system wasn’t a surprise to me. The fentanyl and kratom have me mind blown and confused.  So the cause was considered ‘combined adverse effects of drugs.’  The report did not make any note at any point about the suspicious marks on several parts of his body though.

A detailed and thorough report stating and going through each area of his body, that all was in perfect condition.  I have reasons to believe the autopsy report was tampered with and false.  I, unfortunately, was not able to get further information about it since Shawn and I were not married, and me only being a girlfriend I couldn’t dig further into this case surrounding his death.

Want to know everything we know about the investigation into Shawn Lucas?  Part II reveals more of the Savannah King interview and provides the links between Shawn Lucas and Seth Rich.

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The case file includes:

*List of everyone connected to the case

*An inside look at the police investigation into Shawn’s death

*Timeline of the DNC Lawsuit and connections to Shawn Lucas & Seth Rich

*The full EXCLUSIVE Exit 9 interview with Savannah King

The PDF includes over 40 pages of content with analysis and evidence compiled during our investigation.

The case file is the blueprint for the EXIT 9 docuseries.

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William Colby – The Death of a CIA Director (QUICK CASE 9)

Quick Case 9 summarizes mysterious cases in the same fashion as our Exit 9I Series.

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QUICK CASE 9:

WHO WAS WILLIAM COLBY?

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Willam Colby was the Director of Central Intelligence (DCI) from 1973 to 1976, serving under President Nixon and President Ford.  Colby was an essential part of the release of the Family Jewels, which revealed illegal activities and misconduct that took place between the 1950s-1970s during the CIA’S developmental stages.  Two of the most significant illicit programs were Project Mockingbird, a propaganda platform that infiltrated mainstream media with false stories and Operation Phoenix – an assassination detail during the Vietnam War with a body count that exceeds 40,000.

Not only was William Colby a different type of CIA Director; he also exhibited traces of revealing more truth through his work after leaving the CIA.  Following the Cold War, Colby insisted that half of the Pentagons budget be redirected to social and education programs, of course, this never manifested.  Colby’s CIA position became a casualty of President Ford’s cabinet overhaul (Halloween Massacre) along with National Security Adviser, Henry Kissinger and Secretary of Defense, James Schlesinger.  Colby was replaced with George H.W. Bush due to his straightforward persona and connection to the release of the Family Jewels.

He established a law firm Colby, Miller & Hanes, which focused on legislative issues for the public; Colby’s experience within international affairs became a valued asset.  William Colby was married to his first wife Barbara from 1945-1984 and married Sally Shelton, an American diplomat in 1984 – staying together until his death in 1996.  Colby retired to Rock Point, Maryland and settled into a two-bedroom cottage; his house was surrounded by water on three sides of the property.  He maintained a simple lifestyle; there were no cameras or extra security measures at his home.

THE CASE SUMMARY

 

TIMELINE

SATURDAY: APRIL 27, 1996

76-year-old William Colby went on a solo canoe trip on the Wicomico River, located a quarter mile or so from his cottage.  He took no life jacket and left his house as if he was returning soon.  The police report states he left the cabin around 8 p.m. and traveled in the darkness down the river.  Colby’s neighbors Clyde and Alice Stokes stated they saw him through their window around 7:15 pm.  Colby’s lawn caretaker, Carroll Wise also arrived around 7:15 pm and was the last individual to speak to him.

The purple indicates the area around Rock Point/Colby’s house and the connection to the Wicomico River to the left of the island.

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SUNDAY: APRIL 28, 1996

Around noon on April 28, 29-year-old Kevin Akers located Colby’s canoe near where Neale Sound runs into the Wicomico River.  The canoe was tilted on its side and was filled with white sand.  According to Akers, it had not been there the day before.  Kevin Akers lived in the area and was a local handyman who had no prior connection to William Colby.  Colby’s neighbor, Alice Stokes called the police Sunday afternoon when she noticed Colby hadn’t returned yet.

(Colby’s canoe: credit Zalin Grant)

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MONDAY: APRIL 29, 1996

A search began for William Colby, aided by Navy divers, local police and volunteers.  Statements from his friends and neighbors confirmed Colby always took a life jacket with him.  He brought a life jacket on his trip but didn’t wear it; the jacket has never been found.

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MONDAY: MAY 6, 1996

William Colby’s remains were recovered 40 meters from where the canoe had been found.

The official autopsy report listed his cause of death as drowning and hypothermia.

(Associated Press: 1996)

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WITNESSES

Mark Davis – Witnessed Colby at the marina from 11 to 5:30 pm.

Joseph “Carroll” Wise – Caretaker of Colby’s property.  Last person to talk to Colby.

Clyde and Alice Stokes – Colby’s neighbors; they witnessed the last conversation between Carroll Wise and Colby.  Alice is the one who called the police regarding Colby’s disappearance.

Kevin Akers – He was the first to witness the crime scene and found Colby’ canoe.

 

THEORIES

Zalin Grant’s theory and evidence presented in his article “William E. Colby: A Highly Suspicious Death” is the best information on Colby’s death.  He stated multiple flaws in the investigation and demonstrated how Colby was killed.

The newest project on William Colby’s life is by Colby’s son, Carl.  “The Man, Nobody, Knew: In Search of My Father, CIA Spymaster William Colby” explored his father’s life in the CIA and beyond.

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Kurt Sova PART IV: (Eugene Kvet FIOA and Crime Scene Photos)

EXIT 9 Investigations: Series 1 – Kurt Sova PART IV:(Eugene Kvet FIOA and Crime Scene Photos)

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EXIT 9I filed a FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT (FOIA) on Eugene Kvet in 2016 and have requested copies of Kurt Sova & Eugene Kvet’s autopsy records as of 2019 to shed more light on the timeline of their deaths and the investigation.  The F.B.I. stated they didn’t have any files on Eugene’s death.

FOIA FILED ON EUGENE KVET

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Eugene Kvet DATE OF DISAPPEARANCE: UNKNOWN

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His body was found on the 1st of February, 1982.  We believe he went missing around the 27th/28th of January because he was buried on the 5th of February, 1982.  This would be the same amount of days Kurt was also missing.

  • Wednesday, January 27, 1982 – Fog
  • Thursday, January 28, – Snow
  • Friday, January 29, – Clear
  • Saturday, January 30 – Fog/Rain
  • Sunday, January 31 – Fog/Rain/Snow
  • DATE OF BODY FOUND: Monday, February 1, 1982
  • This was a WAXING CRESCENT moon phase. 51% Illuminated. The weather was clear and had a temp of 20 degrees.

SIMILARITIES

They both had vanished for 4-5 days before their bodies were found in the same area that they were reported missing from.

  • Both had missing right shoes.

  • Kurt (17) & Eugene (15) were around the same age.

  • We have from a source that Eugene Kvet was wearing a white/grey coat.  Kurt Sova was wearing a yellow shirt when he went missing.

  • Inclement weather patterns surrounding both cases during the period of time that they disappeared.

  • The bodies of Eugene & Kurt both had minimum damage, including bruises & a few scratches.

CRIME SCENE

EXIT 9I obtained three photos that show the position of Eugene’s body in the ravine.

1. (Police/EMT searching for a route down to the body)

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2. (Eugene Kvet’s body at the bottom of the ravine)

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3. (Eugene Kvet’s right shoe missing)

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Kurt Sova PART III: (*To Protect and Serve Newburgh Heights)

EXIT 9 Investigations: Series 1 – Kurt Sova PART III: (To Protect and Serve Newburgh Heights)

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The following is an excerpt from the CCPCA (Cuyahoga County Police Chiefs Association).

 

NEWBURGH HEIGHTS POLICE DEPARTMENT

“Newburgh Township was organized as a governmental unit on October 15, 1814.  The Township extended from Warrensville to old Brooklyn on the west, with the Cuyahoga River as the boundary to the south the limit was Independence Township.  Mill Creek provided the area with water power for a grist mill that stood in the general area of Miles and Broadway.  The Ohio Canal played a role in the early transportation of the area. A lock was located on Old Harvard Road.  The records show that Gains Burke, a one-legged, one-armed man served the area as the first Constable.”

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“On February 25, 1904, the village of Newburgh Heights was incorporated.  At that time Anton Eddel served as marshal, assisted by one patrolman. Newburgh Heights gained its first notoriety with the local enforcement group called “raiding squads.”  Each suburban mayor and justice of the peace had a crew of deputies, who had authority to search out and apprehend violators of Prohibition.  It was easy to spot a still as the fermenting mash sent out tell-tale evidence. Armed with “John Doe” warrants, the crews could operate countrywide. Competing bootleggers would allegedly tip-off crews in other communities. The total loot of spirits would be confiscated, and the equipment dismantled or smash.”

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James F. Lukas became the Newburgh Heights Police Chief on January 1, 1976; he was 32.  He was in charge of modernizing the police department, with the backing of the city council and Mayor; updating the equipment for the transition into the 1980s.  New equipment included a new filing system, a LEADS machine, a breathalyzer, and others.  He also implemented a detective bureau, traffic unit, a warrants division, and a juvenile jail system.  Chief Lukas stated during that time “These were problem areas and putting a specialist in charge pretty much cleared them up.

( An early 1980’s breathalyzer)

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During its height of performance under Chief Lukas, the department had fifteen active officers (one female), two K-9 canines, seven civilian dispatchers, eight auxiliary police, and five traffic crossing officers.  At the time of his service as Police Chief, Lukas was married to his wife Barbara for fifteen years and had four children.  James Lukas who served as Newburgh Height’s Police Chief (1976-1984) falsified documents for a police dispatcher and was found to have a criminal history, including a conviction for dereliction of duty.  He defended the investigation of the Kurt Sova case by stating to The Plain Dealer newspaper in 1991:

“That’s not even fair. What happened was completely unrelated.  That’s the only part I take offense to. That (Sova) case was handled on the up and up.” – James Lukas

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Former Detective Robert Carras pleaded guilty to striking Eric Kotonski of Newburgh Heights with a flashlight during a drunken-driving arrest in December 1990; kicking John Rogers of Cleveland as Rogers lay handcuffed after a February 1989 abduction and harassment arrest; pulling Larry Villanueva’s hair during questioning about a February 1989 break-in; and striking Donal Geib across the face during the same interrogation.  Carras was also convicted on drug and corruption charges. 

 The Assistant Prosecutor James A. Gutierrez for Cuyahoga County questioned Robert Carras in 1990 about his involvement in covering up the case and/or Kurt’s death.  Nothing materialized, and Carras eventually went silent regarding the investigation, refusing to be questioned by The Plain Dealer in 1991 and the Cuyahoga Sheriffs Department.

*The below statement is from the Associated Press:

CLEVELAND (AP) _ A former police officer serving a 4 1/2 year prison term on drug charges pleaded guilty Monday to mistreating suspects.”

“Robert Carras, 41, of suburban Newburgh Heights originally pleaded innocent to five federal charges of kicking, hitting and pulling the hair of suspects.  Carras pleaded guilty to the charges before U.S. District Court Judge Thomas D. Lambros, who sentenced him to a 51-month term concurrent with his drug sentence. Assistant U.S. Attorney Clarence Taylor said Carras changed his plea in exchange for the concurrent term. The former police officer was charged with brutalizing suspects in four separate incidents. Carras pleaded guilty to striking Eric Kotonski of Newburgh Heights with a flashlight during a drunken-driving arrest in December 1990; kicking John Rogers of Cleveland as Rogers lay handcuffed after a February 1989 abduction and harassment arrest; pulling Larry Villanueva’s hair during questioning about a February 1989 break-in; and striking Donal Geib across the face during the same interrogation.  He also pleaded guilty to handcuffing a Cleveland taxi driver, James Stipetich, to a hot radiator after a confrontation.  Carras was convicted in December 1990 of 76 counts of aggravated drug trafficking and 76 counts of illegal processing of drug documents. Carras was convicted of forging prescriptions for Percocet, an addictive painkiller.”

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