Post by Scumhunter on Aug 30, 2021 20:39:40 GMT -5
Yeah I know just since Yaser became a cold case, I wouldn't be opposed to adding a cold case, although looking at the list, it's still too stagnant in the recent fugitive category to take a risk I guess.
Post by тσρтєиhυитєя on Aug 30, 2021 21:00:44 GMT -5
Especially considering what’s happened lately in the news Top Ten List wise, with the raid on Eugene Palmer’s Granddaughter’s home, and Charlotte, North Carolina local news putting Alejandro Castillo on notice, I’d add Bocklage only if they are onto at least one of them.
Highest Priority Case: Murder Victim, Alexandra (Alex) Anaya Missing Person: Jose Esuaro "Che" Dominguez Most Wanted #5: Gregory Whitehead Most Wanted #4: Bob Tang Most Wanted #3: FBI Top Ten Fugitive, Eugene Palmer Most Wanted #2: FBI Top Ten Fugitive, Octaviano Juarez-Corro Public Enemy #1: FBI Top Ten Fugitive, Jose Villarreal-Hernandez
Reading that new and very detailed article that came out, I suspect the police believed Richard’s parents were assisting him (again, it was insinuated in the article - I fully believe his first-cousin didn’t assist). Records indicate that they were looking at his father in 1987. His mother died in 2002: one year after the information came out that he was potentially committing robberies (perhaps she was in bad health before then).
Again, I am drawing conclusions based off of that article.
Pose was the one who noticed that the case hadn't been sitting cold, and he went to the FBI and they obtained a UFAP warrant. Three key takeaways from this podcast:
1) He was in the studio the night of the 1992 AMW broadcast. He indicated 98% of the tips went nowhere (the old lasttraces.com article indicated this, but we now know who the source was). He said the phone lines went off the hook when Bocklage was aired. At least one caller recognized Bocklage as someone who was panhandling (he said the caller was from Tulsa, OK). He acted like the Tulsa tip wasn't verifiable or a bad lead, but we do know that Richard is suspected in armed robberies along interstates as recent as the 2000s. Thus, at least 2% of the leads had information that the investigators thought was promising (and that leads me to suspect Richard was alive as of 1992). Pose indicated he and the FBI Agent assigned to the case joined calls in progress if the tip seemed very promising.
2) Pose indicated that both he and the FBI strongly suspected Richard was still in contact with his family. They did put a "mail cover" on his parents' address. Pose also indicated they suspected he was also in contact with a cousin of his and put a mail cover on the cousin's address. What this means is the USPS would write down the addresses of all senders (or any postmarks if the sender info wasn't there) sending mail to Bocklage's parents without opening the envelope (I'm sure they didn't open the mail because that would've probably required a warrant, and it would've tipped off his parents that someone had tampered with their mail). Their hope was they would notice someone who was consistently sending in mail and investigate further. No luck on this end.
3) Richard's parents' phone records were subpoenaed, and they couldn't find any suspicious long-distance phone calls to his parents.
4) Richard's fingerprints stem from his pharmacy school app, and not from a particular arrest.
Anyone think it's possible he still had contact with his family (I am not accusing them of harboring a fugitive - it's just based off of the investigation by law enforcement) despite these efforts? Det. Warren Miller sure seemed convinced something to that effect was happening.
Speaking in general terms, it is possible a fugitive could have been in touch with his family in the 80s and 90s despite trap and traces if you consider pay phones, family members that weren't being traced, p.o. boxes etc... And now in today's world you have burner phones cell phone apps that mask numbers privacy apps like what's app etc... (I hate giving fugitives ideas but it seems like common sense method). So if Bocklage did want to contact his family, in theory he could have found a way.