Try to make sense of this
The following is from the court papers DA Oakes filed:
In any event, a store employee found the CI card and promptly
turned it over to a law enforcement. Further, a jury would likely hear that the card was dropped in
late 1991 or early 1992, at least two years prior to Heidi's disappearance.
Heidi Allen disappeared in 1994 when she was 18 years old. This would have put her at 15 or 16 years old when she was recruited as a confidential drug informant.
To recruit an underage CI, the sheriff at the time would have had to approve it. That would be Sheriff Nellis. It's highly unlikely with his State Police background that he would have allowed it.
Next there's the issue of what parent in their right mind would allow a 15 or 16 year old teenager to be placed in such danger?
There are so many contradictions and unanswered questions about the CI card that was lost.
Van Patten's recent statement said Allen gave no specific reference to any one person in particular, but in the evidence Oakes submitted shows "Acid-seller Rob LaBarge 12th grade Mexico Tubbs Road, Works w/ Dennis Dumas -speed- and then says "Julia Roberts" on the side, purportedly Allen's code name.
Then Deputy M.J. Anderson, in his original report stated that Allen was "never formally signed up as a confidential informant."
Van Patten and Montgomery contradict one another.
Then, as previously posted, Van Patten said he met with Allen and her parents at her residence, but now we are reading that Allen's boyfriend drove her to the Sheriff's Department. This is confusing.
Next we have Montgomery stating that he was on "routine patrol," stopped into the store, and was asked about the card and photo that had been found in the "parking lot."
Oakes wrote that an employee of the D&W convenience store found the card and "promptly turned it over to law enforcement." So, are we to assume that the store employee found the card and Montgomery just happened in at that moment? There's no indication that the employee called the Sheriff's Department to say the card was found.
And there's nothing clear to indicate who the store employee was, if he or she had been interviewed, how long the card was lost, or the time between the employee finding it and Montgomery just happening to stop in.
The only thing that is clear is that deputies sure seem to spend a lot of time at the store.
As for Donald Dodd's credibility, we'll save that for another time, or Lisa Pebbles could go talk to some legislators who were in office when he was and ask what Dodd allegedly offered to let them look at.