Friday, February 7, 2014

Family Letter to Leanne Bearden



"Dear Leanne-
We, your family and friends, want you to know that we love you very much. We know that you must be struggling right now and we are just really worried about you. We want you to know that in NO WAY are you in any kind of trouble with anyone and none of us are (sic) upset or angry with you about any of this. We love you so much and just want to know if you are ok. We so hope you will reach out to SOMEONE, ANYONE and let them know. We don't need to know where you are if that's not what you want, but we would just really like to hear from you.
We love you Le and are so worried. None of us have (sic) stopped thinking about you for even a second since you've been gone."


Dear Leanne-
We, your family and friends, want you to know that we love you very much. We know that you must be struggling right now and we are just really worried about you. We want you to know that in NO WAY are you in any kind of trouble with anyone and none of us are (sic) upset or angry with you about any of this. We love you so much and just want to know if you are ok. We so hope you will reach out to SOMEONE, ANYONE and let them know. We don't need to know where you are if that's not what you want, but we would just really like to hear from you.
We love you Le and are so worried. None of us have (sic) stopped thinking about you for even a second since you've been gone."
What is reported in the negative is often very important.   Please take note that they "want" her to know that in "NO WAY" (emphasis by subject/writer).

This trouble is "with" anyone; not law enforcement or breaking of laws, but of "anyone" and
"none of us are" (should be "is") upset or angry.  This leads us to ask if something happened prior to her going for a walk that would make the "family and friends" either "upset" or "angry."

Note that they "don't" need to know her location.  What would cause them to state this?

The family is addressing her as if a disagreement has taken place and she has left deliberately, though without money or a cell phone. 

Her credit cards have likely not been used, so if alive, there must be someone assisting her. 

The strange details of the case, along with some unexpected statements, has bred contemplation of a hoax, or a crime that has taken place. 

What is it that the writer (s) of the letter thinks would cause Leanne to believe she is in trouble?

139 comments:

Anonymous said...

What is the meaning of someone using the word "just"?

F said...

I think when people are speaking off-the-cuff, they use "just" to fill in the space while they're trying to come up with the next thing to say (like when somebody is praying out loud and says "Lord, we just... we just...")

That's "just" my layman's observation, though. :) Not sure what "just" means in a prepared statement.

john said...

Hi Anon, F..

"But, We're JUST Friends!"

http://statement-analysis.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/but-were-just-friends.html

Anonymous said...

Thanks John. I "just" read that post. ;-)

So what do you think they are comparing to when they use the words "just" in this letter? I believe they use "just" 2x:

"We know that you must be struggling right now and we are just really worried about you."

"We love you so much and just want to know if you are ok."

Also this sentence bothers me:

"None of us have (sic) stopped thinking about you for even a second since you've been gone."

F said...

I "just" read it too. Thanks!

So they are "just" really worried (as opposed to being angry with her).

Dane said...

OT -



http://www.aol.com/article/2014/02/07/missing-wisconsin-infant-found-in-iowa/20825459/?icid=maing-grid7%7Cmain5%7Cdl7%7Csec1_lnk2%26pLid%3D440307

Lee Alderman said...

Here are some of Josh's comments (three, separate) under a header asking about Leanne's movements PRIOR to her disappearance. I see red flags, and there are more experienced analysts here who might have a field day; or maybe I'm wrong.

"If it weren't for us "Burning down the world" trying to find Leanne this story would have disappeared a long time ago. Pretty sure that NOBODY has been silent."

"Do you have any information or just a bunch of questions that would take me all day to answer? Sorry, yesterday I had some time because we were waiting on something. Today is time to hand out flyers and get back to work. Maybe you'd want to help hand out flyers since you're so concerned? We would be happy to reimburse for any printing costs."

"Sally, I apologize for getting emotional, this has been extremely difficult on those who care about Leanne. I hope you understand. I'll try to answer your questions a little later because we have some things we have to take care of right now. Please, please keep looking for Leanne and helping us get her picture and information out to everybody. You can find flyers on the website. Also, please call me Josh, no need to be so formal. Sorry again."

Josh is presenting himself as someone who is tirelessly focusing on pursuing random sightings and passing out flyers. He claims to be too busy to answer every question (Why? there aren't many. Why not have someone else pass out flyers?). Still, he's doing a pretty good job of answering questions so far. Will he keep providing information, or will he go silent, citing some unwillingness to talk about "secret information" pertaining to an "ongoing investigation/search," which is the modern, very successful (and ridiculous) tactic of people who want to hide information?

Here is a long post of Josh's in response to questions about the backpack (did she use it typically, and what was inside?). The questions were ignored at first, and answered after a second request. Leanne took a backpack she didn't typically use, and the backpack was thought to have been almost empty. Did SHE take the backpack, or was it used for some other utilitarian purpose? Why didn't she take her OWN backpack? We have very little detail about the days and the moments before Leanne went for a walk (if she went for a walk). Witnesses saw someone walking who fit her description. Did someone pick her up in a vehicle a short time later, perhaps?

"We hiked enchanted rock the week before and the power bars were in it with a couple of small items. Other than that it was empty. That might have been why she took it. I've gone through all of her clothes and I don't think she could have taken much with her. Also, I was upstairs working on the computer and she went out the garage which is downstairs so I don't know exactly what she grabbed. The problem I'm having is although we were together all the time on our trip we left a lot of clothes at my parents house before we left. I'm having trouble identifying what we left two years ago but I know she couldn't have taken much."

Lee Alderman said...

I just read the more detailed analysis. Could the argument have been about careers? They both were expecting calls from interviewers, and Josh said she didn't return in time for her interview. Why did HE get to keep the phone? She took HIS backpack, one she didn't use typically. Was the phone in the backpack, and did she just take it after an argument, expecting to receive her interview call away from the house? Did Josh follow her?

Lee Alderman said...

By the way, my own first use of "just" in that last post is a time reference. The second one might be a lack of commitment, since I'm speculating; lol.

john said...

Hi Lee,

do you have the links to the above quotes, thanks.

Lee Alderman said...

I'll find the threads. Hang on....

Lee Alderman said...

Here's one, and Josh has added more posts:

https://www.facebook.com/ourfriendleannehechtbearden/posts/224759767715683

Lee Alderman said...

This earlier post relates to the second statement I pasted (link below). Josh just added a bunch of new information, by the way. At first glance, if she's expected to have fled, each item relates to visual cues people might see if they pass Leanne on the street. If she's hiding, which is the best-case scenario, I'm not sure how these will be useful. In the worst-case scenario, they might identify her. I'm still interested in her state of mind, and what she was expressing before she disappeared.

https://www.facebook.com/ourfriendleannehechtbearden/posts/224392247752435

Lee Alderman said...
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Lee Alderman said...

I posted and then deleted another comment, but follow the two links. There are several others, and the questions can be referenced.

Theresa said...

I thought "just" was a minimizer in some instances.

This statement to Leanne is so void of emotion, urgency, etc. Who wrote it??

Lee Alderman said...

Regarding the word "just": I clearly can't stop using it. I'll have to go back and search the article later, lol.

Anonymous said...

What really irks me about this whole thing! Rant starting now.

Do Leanne's family and friends not understand that if Josh Bearden doesn't answer legitimate questions the public has and avoids answering them, WHY WOULD WE EVER GIVE THEM MONEY FOR A SEARCH.

Randie said...

Lee and other posters: Thank you for all the informaiton!

JB quotes:

"It doesn't matter if you believe me or not. Three confirmed eye witnesses saw here heading towards I-35. Plus, the bloodhound followed her scent in the same direction before losing it. You can not believe all you want."

"I'll be honest with you, we need people like her to keep the story going. Just leave her."

(I thought I read on SA that if some says they are going to be "hones" that means what was previously spoken by them was lies....)

Jen Ow said...

Hi Lee-

Josh quote from the comment you posted:

"Do you have any information or just a bunch of questions that would take me all day to answer? Sorry, yesterday I had some time because we were waiting on something. Today is time to hand out flyers and get back to work. Maybe you'd want to help hand out flyers since you're so concerned? We would be happy to reimburse for any printing costs."

-Just as Josh did when he commented here on the blog, he first insults the commenter for their interest and questions, and then requests their help...but only the type of help he demands. Here on the blog it was donations and hiring a PI, but with this person he requests she print and pass out flyers. Josh babbles on, explaining that he had time to answer questions yesterday, but not today...YET in the same amount of time he spent belittling her request for info, and explaining why he wasn't answering, he could have actually ANSWERED the questions, and provided useful information about the days leading up to her disappearance!

If that wasn't bad enough he continues, writing several more 'time wasting' comments defending himself and his efforts, apologizing, and explaining that the people who care about Leanne are frustrated...before finally answering the very questions that he declared he didn't have the time to waste answering, lol.

"Josh Bearden 1. Columbia 2. No, we were supposed to head to Denver on Tuesday but Leanne disappeared on Friday. 3. Southeast Asia and Africa but she doesn't have her passport 4. All friends are accounted for including the ones we met traveling. 5. December 17 6. Miami connecting to Atlanta for 6 days 7.December 23rd 8. San Antonio 9. Searching for jobs and getting things lined up to go to Denver 10.They were gone Saturday and returned Friday 11. Two weeks before coming home she became very anxious and scared of coming back. I actually think she didn't want to come back but she still doesn't have her passport. It would have been impossible to get a passport in that amount of time. SHE IS IN THE US. Do not believe anything that states otherwise. 12.Yes 13. She got her haircut in Atlanta with her sister when we got back 14. No."

This guy digs a deeper hole with every indignant word...keep talking (and typing) Josh.



Randie said...

Also isn't the number 3 a liars number!!

Lee and other posters: Thank you for all the information!

JB quotes:

"It doesn't matter if you believe me or not. THREE confirmed eye witnesses saw here heading towards I-35. Plus, the bloodhound followed her scent in the same direction before losing it. You can not believe all you want."

"I'll be honest with you, we need people like her to keep the story going. Just leave her."

(I thought I read on SA that if some says they are going to be "honest" that means what was previously spoken by them was lies....)

Sus said...

Jen,
Do you have the question for #10?

I'm assuming it has to do with his parents being out of the house. Interesting answer.

Notice rather than saying they left Saturday, he says they were "gone Saturday. "

Why is his focus on the fact they were gone that day?

Randie said...

February 5, 2014

"No sightings have been confirmed in Austin at this point. Many of you wonderful friends have offered to continue to pass out flyers and share Leanne's story - THANK YOU! 210-826-4052."

Yet JB seemingly states:

"It doesn't matter if you believe me or not. THREE confirmed eye witnesses saw here heading towards I-35. Plus, the bloodhound followed her scent in the same direction before losing it....."
------------------------

What a contradiction.....

Sus said...


"It doesn't matter if you believe me or not. THREE confirmed eye witnesses saw here heading towards I-35. Plus, the bloodhound followed her scent in the same direction before losing it....."
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It bothers me that he knows what she was doing, "heading toward I-35". I feel he's selling me that 'story' of his.

Jen Ow said...

Hi Sus,

Here is the post of the questions:

"Sally-The lack of information and contradictory information, with reason, fuels an inchoate suspicion. Leave no stone unturned (no question unanswered). What do we know about the days and weeks prior to Leanne leaving? The media reported Leanne and Josh travelled the world for 22 months and after their return, Leanne was having difficulty adjusting and feeling anxious. What country did they last visit? Was her travel plan carried out to the fullest? Where was her most favorable stay while travelling? A favorable place where a friend may come to her aide? What date did they return to the U.S.? Where in the U.S. did they land? When did they arrive in San Antonio? Where did they celebrate the holidays, Christmas and New Years? How were the following days spent, after New Years and prior to her leaving? The media reported Mr. and Mrs. Will Bearden had been out of town and returned the day Leanne was reported missing. What were the dates of their absence? When did Leanne begin to exhibit difficulties adjusting? Feeling anxious? The media reported should length hair. When did she change her hairstyle? Is there a time where she may have pawned her wedding rings in advance of her leaving? Enlighten us please Josh Bearden."

Lee Alderman said...

Posting all of the statements and accompanying questions here is difficult due to the formatting required by Facebook. Sometimes the repliers to questions hit the "Reply" button, and sometimes they don't (meaning the answer is physically separated). I'm encouraged by the fact that Josh is so involved, whatever happened; lol. A new question pops into my head every few seconds. I suggest spending some time on the page if you like analyzing statements.

A post by Josh suggested privately-hired dogs took Leanne's scent to a road (I35, maybe?), and someone saw her cross the street at the same location. I'll have to find it to be sure, but I think he said law enforcement asked the private searchers to stop, and LE dogs took over from there. I'm thinking "wtf?" as I type this; questions keep popping into my head. Why would the private dogs stop and go home without crossing the road, if they'd latched onto a scent? If the dogs stopped at a road, someone probably picked her up. Was it someone she knew, or did she decide to start hitchhiking after grabbing Josh's backpack and taking a walk alone (which I believe was also atypical)?

Jen Ow said...

"SHE IS IN THE US. Do not believe anything that states otherwise", J.B.

I find this statement interesting, considering Josh has repeatedly stated he has 'no idea' where Leanne is, and 'no clues'. He states emphatically that 'SHE IS IN THE US', and follows up by saying NOT to believe otherwise. He doesn't weaken or qualify his statement with, 'I think', or 'as far as I know'. If he has 'no idea' where she is, then how can he make such a statement? Wasn't one of the supposed 'sightings' at the border? She could pass over into Mexico without a passport, so what makes him so positive she is in the US?

Hobnob said...

off topic

TOWN OF BELOIT, Wis. – A woman has been charged with kidnapping after a 6-day old baby boy who vanished from a bassinet inside a Wisconsin home has been found in in “excellent health” in a tote bag at a gas station along Interstate 80, authorities said.

U.S. Attorney John Vaudreuil filed the charge against Kristin Smith on Friday afternoon, hours after an Iowa police chief discovered the nearly week-old Kayden Powell alive and well in a plastic storage bin outside a West Branch, Iowa, gas station.

The baby was found some 180 miles from his home after a police officer heard the baby's cries, according to FBI acting special agent G.B. Jones. He said the child appears to be in good condition.

The baby's 18-year-old mother, Brianna Marshall, called 911 after waking about 4:30 a.m. Thursday to find that her son was missing from the room where she was sleeping at her home in the southern Wisconsin town of Beloit. The call touched off a multi-state search that included about 40 officers from federal, state and local law enforcement agencies.

Marshall, and the infant's 23-year-old father, Bruce Powell, were staying at the house when the baby vanished, Kopp said. Police said the infant's mother and father continue to be cooperative, and the case is not believed to be a custody dispute.

A woman who had been at the house but left around 1:30 a.m. Thursday -- the last time people at the residence saw the baby -- was questioned but is not a person of interest in the case, the police chief said.

Kopp told the Beloit Daily News that the woman was visiting the home Wednesday evening but left early Thursday for Colorado where she lives. Police were able to reach the woman on her cellphone, and she pulled off the highway in Iowa. Authorities took the woman into custody on an unrelated outstanding warrant from Texas.

Kopp said the baby could soon be back in his mother's arms.

“Kayden’s family has been notified and efforts are centered on reuniting Kayden with his family,” Kopp said.

The Town of Beloit, home to about 7,700 people, is about 50 miles south of Madison near the Illinois border.

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/02/07/6-day-old-boy-taken-from-wisconsin-home-found-safe/?intcmp=latestnews

Hobnob said...

Just is minimising downward word.

Hobnob said...

Sally, I apologize for getting emotional, this has been extremely difficult on those who care about Leanne.

This does not look good.

Notice he says it has been extremly difficult on THOSE who care about leanne.

These is close those is distancing. Why does he say those who care abour Leanne rather than the expect US who care about Leanne?

He distances himself from caring about Leanne and also distances his family as well.

This then makes me think there was an argument or fight before she vanished, she does not seem to be flavor of the month with his family judging by the demeaning and denigreating of her.

If there are those who care for Leanne how do the US feel about Leeanne?

Lee Alderman said...

Here is the post. My first impression was that Leanne ran away. Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but when I read the information below I picture the bloodhound tracing Leanne's scent. The dog stops at a road. The police say "Stop, so you don't contaminate the scene." The dog is not taken across the street to follow the scent? What am I missing? Why not continue the trail; what if she's hurt, just up and off the road a mile ahead?


Jeanie Lynn Hi Josh, Just wondering, where the dogs lost her scent, are there any houses around there?
Like · Reply · 1 · 2 hours ago · Edited

Josh Bearden I think more probable is that she crossed the street. This was the day of the official search and we were told to stop so we didn't contaminate the search scene. We hired the bloodhound on our own. The police have been so great and I want the focus to stay on Leanne so that's all I'll say. She was spotted on the other side of the street by the second person about a third of a mile east and by the third about 2 miles further east from there.

Sus said...

Thanks Jen and Lee. I have spent some time on the page and even posted some of his comments. (See prior postings on Leanne by Peter).

I JUST hadn't seen Jen's list of answers yet.

So, the question was. "What were the days of their absence?"
Josh answered, "They were gone Saturday and returned Friday."

That could be reflective language, or at least he begins that way...
Days of absence = gone Saturday
But the only other day he mentions is the return day. The natural answer would be "from Saturday to Friday"

I think "gone Saturday" emphasizes that day for some reason.

(Sorry about all that aloud thinking.) :-)

Sus said...

What do you make from that statement, Lee? Here's my take.

Josh Bearden is trying to lead the investigation in the direction he wants it to go.

"THE day of THE official search" equals one day before they decided Leanne chucked her family, friends and life , and ran off.

He thinks he has LE fooled. I'm not so sure.

Randie said...

JB said:

"She was spotted on the other side of the street by the second person....and by the third about 2 miles further east from there."

Really??? Hmmmm.....

You talk as if you KNOW this for a fact. LE states there are NO confirmed sighting of her.

Randie said...

I agree with you Sus.

It is only a matter of time and he will be shown up for what he has done to his wife.

sidewalk super said...

Could there have been divorce discussions before they returned, the big husband flipped out and killed petite Leanne somewhere on the last foreign stop, then went on to the empty house of his parents where he would not be observed so he could say whatever and we are now analyzing his various attempts at explaining her absence.
Blame the victim is what I'm hearing.

MizzMarple said...

"What is it that the writer (s) of the letter thinks would cause Leanne to believe she is in trouble? "


The above is from Peter's Analysis:

This is JMO, but I think Josh and family/writer is desperately trying to convince the public that Leanne left of "her own free will."

The "public" is NOT buying Josh's "story." Josh's statements, etc. show deception, and also, when you look at the "facts" -- which few facts have been substantiated by LE -- they do not add up.

I think there was "trouble in paradise" between Leanne and Josh, and something happened.

JMO, but I do not believe Leanne left on her own, and I do not believe this is a "hoax."

And WHY hasn't the family brought in a reputable search and rescue group like Tim Miller/Texas Equisearch to help find Leanne ?

Because they want to continue this charade that Leanne "left" but Josh knows where she is.

Anonymous said...

My question is who is the "us" referred to in the letter? Who wrote the letter?

Flo

Anonymous said...

I was wondering the same about why JB has refrained from hiring a legit company to search for his beloved? I feel that it's only a matter of time, before he either slips up, or declines to talk further. Josh, you're now on borrowed time IMHO. He has stated he doesn't have time to answer questions but has time to harass Peter, follow him on YT and comment, comment on this blog and others, but no time to be direct and frank. He isn't dancing a good dance and his corner is starting to close in...Yasmin*

Anonymous said...

O/T: Peter, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE analyze Woody Allen's response to Dylan Farrow's letter in the NY Times.

I see a lot of red flags but I am very new to SA.

Gratefully,

Jen Ow said...

A few more strange things from the our friend Leanne Bearden FB page:

She has been missing for almost a month, and they just NOW posted a list of 'identifying items' on their search page 4 hrs ago. They posted pics of a SIMILAR watch band, sun glasses she MAY have with her, tennis shoes with pink laces, and multiple 'profile' pics to highlight her well discussed prominent nose, and something they labeled as 'Leanne's non-smile face'. (Where she is clearly smiling).

It's a strange post considering the timing, and it seems to have been posted to answer, (but not really answer) multiple questions from followers about supposed sightings, and what she was wearing in all of these unconfirmed sightings.

I noticed a clear pattern as I read through the posts and responses. When a poster asks a question about 'the tree trimmer', or something that supports their narrative that Leanne walked away from the home, they quickly answer, and reiterate 'the story'.

But when anyone questions them in a way that suggests anything but belief in their 'story', they either delete the comment (which is evident by responses to a poster/comment that is no longer there), or they don't respond, or they post a generic statement repeating that this is a site for Leanne's family and friends to get updates and comfort, and not for 'attention seekers', to post their opinions or do 'amateur sleuthing'.


Jen Ow said...

It also seems that FB isn't the only place they are struggling to 'keep the story going'. Josh makes demands that a commenter who asked questions of him print and pass out flyers, but this commenter makes it clear that as she drove around the area of Garden Ridge, she saw no flyers and would not even know Leanne was missing if not for the news coverage.

"Mariah-I have a Bible study right near where she disappeared from. I drove around the area today and am baffled that there is absolutely no signage for people driving through the area (i.e. commuters/visitors etc) to be aware of her disappearance. If not for the media I probably wouldn't know she's missing. My husband said all he's seen is a flier posted at the nearby Taco Cabana. I personally will print out fliers today and put them everywhere. Can the community come together for a billboard? Or the City of Garden Ridge? I expected to see ribbons on trees and her name everywhere, but just driving through- there's absolutely nothing. If by some odd chance someone did stop her to talk, someone driving through may have seen, but may not be aware that they saw something that pertains b/c they may not know she's missing!!! "

Jen Ow said...

And last, but certainly not least...even Josh's sister seems to be having a hard time keeping 'the story' straight, as evidenced by this exchange:

"Rafael Marfi-I am so confused about the details of what she had or not. On day 2 of her missing, I ran into her sister-in-law in Garden Ridge handing out flyers while I was running. Her sister-in-law clearly told me she had on short sleeve shirt, jeans, hiking shoes, and a backpack. But this detail wasn't released to the media for about 7 days (I think). Anyhow, I just want to make sure that 1. she is safe and 2. there isn't someone abducting people from Garden Ridge."

"Rebekah Bearden Sculley Julie - you may have missed my clarification post to Rafael's message about the backpack a few days ago. When he saw me two days after she disappeared I told him that she had her wallet but I couldn't have mentioned a backpack because we hadn't noticed one missing yet."

"Rafael Marfil- Hi Rebekah, I am sorry your family is going through this and my wife and I think and pray for Leanne daily. I have helped in every way I can. I was even part of the volunteer search efforts however I must stand my ground on our conversation. Maybe you don't remember saying it but when I ran into you when I was running on day two, your description was very clear. Short sleeve shirt, jeans, hiking shoes, and a backpack. I even asked "a backpack, was she going somewhere ?" and the question seemed to catch you off guard. I actually felt bad for asking. I know you all must be under a lot of stress but I am certain about the conversation. My sympathies for all of you."

Anonymous said...


Here's the 1993 custody ruling denying Woody Allen custody of the kids:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/danny-shea/heres-the-1993-woody-alle_b_4746866.html

Skip the summary and read the entire ruling at the bottom - its hard to for me to read this and not believe that Allen is guilty. I'm curious about your thoughts, Peter.

Anonymous said...


Sorry for being off topic again, but for those of you interested in the Woody Allen case, here is another link that clarifies some of the mis-information going around the internet, by an author in a position to know:

http://www.vanityfair.com/online/daily/2014/02/woody-allen-sex-abuse-10-facts

Anonymous said...


please review 60 minute interview from 1992 regarding woody allen
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/woody-allen-defends-himself-on-60-minutes-in-92/

Anonymous said...

What if....

It started to hit them that they were coming back to nothing (or maybe it was all in the works before they left, this idea) so they came up with a plan. Leeanne goes missing and they initially file a police report but then have the police back off so no crime is committed. Meanwhile, a concerned and genuine public starts fundraising for them. Again, clean hands. Josh takes on the appearance of concern, and the family stays calm because they know what is going on. Soon Leeanne will be found, and they will start their new life, privacy please, she's traumatized, with the funds that were raised, which she may now need to recover.
There is no follow up because no crime has been committed.
Maybe she IS in Mexico, which is why the US is so sensitive to Josh. He needs her to not be found immediately. She could be down there with her sister's passport. This all sounds so paranoid, I know. It couldn't have happened this way.
No. No one would do something like that...

Anonymous said...

I think anything is possible and the story about LB running away as a hoax is absolutely an event that "could" happen. Now the likelihood is remote, and I think there is a better chance that JB had a hand in her disappearance, and possibly death, gd forbid. I've followed this case since it was mentioned by media outlets. I no longer think she is alive and I also believe JB will be behind bars in due time.

Anonymous said...

The website created to 'help' find her is fake. Too professional:

http://crimejail.com/missing-leanne-bearden-vanishes-world-trip/

Anonymous said...

You are 33. No kids. No job. Staying with your parents in-law is a very depressing thing. You feel a mix of shy and awkward.

Sharing bathrooms, living rooms, with some old couple you are forced to make small talk with...that is enough to make anyone question their life.

Anonymous said...

A place to start: the local sex offenders....

ADAMES,JOEL ANTHONY
1993-04-26 M W
7330 TAMBURO TRL
SAN ANTONIO TX 78266
BRUNS,JAMES DAVID III
1993-06-18 M W
17259 NACOGDOCHES RD
SAN ANTONIO TX 78266
BURSBY,GARRETT MAHEW
1995-09-27 M W
17259 FM 2252
SAN ANTONIO TX 78266
JONES,RAUDELL TERRELL
1995-07-14 M B
17259 FM 2252
SAN ANTONIO TX 78266
MORROW,MICHAEL
1997-07-16 M W
17259 NACOGDOCHES RD
SAN ANTONIO TX 78266
WILBURN,CHARLES JR
1964-08-19 M W
6370 UPPER OAKS LN
SAN ANTONIO TX 78266

Anonymous said...

The last post seems like something Josh would write. Any direction off him is the angle he'll work. No one abducted Leanne, nice try to deflect the guilt you have or don't have. I STAND BY MY GUT, JOSH IS GUILTY.

Anonymous said...

but then have the police back off so no crime is committed.........

yes, he has the power to command LE.

imo, he understands that his wife is her own person and gives her all the space and individuality she wants as an equal. he does not own her and he knows that.

Pam said...

This is so much BS. In the first place, where is there any evidence that Leanne was "anxious" and "having some difficulties adjusting back to life in the United States after being on the road"? Sure, Josh stated that, but as he is the last person to see Leanne, do we take this statement as Gospel? I've looked at their photo album and checked the pictures after they returned. I haven't seen one photo where Leanne looks like anything but the confident woman she (obviously) is. Her head is up, shoulders back with a large smile on her face. Did Josh put a word in her biological family's ear that Leanne was anxious? This reminds me of the days when husbands could have their wives committed on their say-so. Either this is a complete hoax, or Josh did something to Leanne and now he's in cover-up mode.

Josh, if you're reading this, set all the armchair detectives minds at ease. Go to the police and demand to take a polygraph. Once you've passed it, announce the results on national media. I will take this Missing Person case seriously once you have done that.

Pam said...

Has there been confirmation by an independent witness that Leanne was seen after the trip to hike Enchanted rock?

Josh's parents were gone for the week before Leanne was missing, due home that very day.

Leanne was waiting on a job interview call within the hour, but left without the very phone that was to accept the call on a "walk", "jog" or was it a "hike"?

Is LE and the public sure that Leanne disappeared on the day that Josh reported her missing? Is it possible that she was missing earlier in the week, but with a job call and family coming home the "missing" call was made on that specific day?

Anonymous said...

Leanne left a comment on her sister's Facebook profile picture dated the evening of January 13th. It was a very brief comment, but anyway, I thought this would be an interesting bit to add to the timeline.

Beautiful, sis!
January 13 at 5:13pm · 1

Anonymous said...

Also, here's the url to her former band's Facebook page.

https://www.facebook.com/ParadymeBand

MizzMarple said...

Pam said...

"Has there been confirmation by an independent witness that Leanne was seen after the trip to hike Enchanted Rock? "


---------------


Good point ! Yes, was she seen AFTER ?

LE needs to search the area around "Enchanted Rock" !


Anonymous said...

to the person who mentioned that LE said no crime had been committed and or JB was not a POI. They can and will say whatever they need to in any case that could potentially be hindered. Just because they make a statement doesn't mean it's true. They are not going to fill the public in on their every move. I suspect sooner or later our chicken will be fully roasted :)

Anonymous said...

Yes Enchanted Rock should be looked at very carefully, right Joshy?!

Anonymous said...


Long time reader, first time poster.

I found these two comments very disparaging toward Leanne. Throughout the blog, there are other disparaging comments as well. Another common theme in the blog is Josh Bearden's love of alcohol. Nothing wrong with enjoying some drinks, but I get the impression that Josh Bearden likes his alcohol a little too much. What do you make of these blog entries? I think Leanne was way above Josh Bearden, and he KNEW it! I think Leanne is dead. I think Josh Bearden made Leanne dead. Since there's more than one entry on this case, I'm not sure which one to post this, so I'll post this here and the other more recent entry.

http://www.goexplore365.com/2012_12_30_archive.html

"
We literally had to board a moving bus during one of our transfers. Luckily, a guy hoisted Leanne aboard with a swift boost to the bum. Some would view that as a violating touch. However, Leanne will be forever thankful for the bum boosting man because that was the difference between getting separated from Josh or not. This time we forgot to make a backup plan in case we got separated. That won't happen again! We stood shoulder-to-shoulder with our packs on for at least 20 minutes. Clearly, we stood out from the rest of the bus travelers. Finally, a seat opened and Leanne busted a move to get it."

Further down the same page:

" This group of local pre-school teachers asked Leanne to take a picture with them. They were all so sweet and pretty! They were thrilled that we were visiting their country. Leanne was thrilled that they wanted to take a picture with her especially since she hadn't showered that day."

Anonymous said...



If Josh was upstairs on the computer and didn't see Leanne leave, how would he know whether Leanne was wearing a hat or not? What does Josh Bearden's dad have to do with Josh posting a timeline? Why didn't Josh post a timeline as soon as the Facebook page was created? How could Josh's dad assist with the accuracy of the timeline, if he and Josh's mom were out of town until later the night of Leanne's disappearance, returning after Josh phoned them to tell them Leanne was missing? Why does Josh need his dad? Why is Josh Bearden dancing around in his reply to these very important questions? Will Josh delete this Facebook post and his reply?


https://www.facebook.com/ourfriendleannehechtbearden/posts/226074940917499

Posted by Countersearch:
"Josh, all of the recent photos and details are extremely helpful. When Leanne left, did she have on a hat or ball cap? Also, can you give us a timeline and details about the days before she went missing? "

Posted by Josh Bearden:
"No, no hat or anything like that. I'm sorry about the timeline. My dad is very meticulous and wants to make sure everything is accurate. I finished my timeline days ago. We should have this up tomorrow."

Anonymous said...


Oh, sorry, new anonymous here. The last two posts were from me.

Anonymous said...

I agree that Josh seems to often be drinking beer in the food related pics from the blog. Not sure this shows he is an alcoholic, but it does show a steady pattern of alcohol usage. Of course when traveling there are often times that beer costs less than water and is much safer to drink that tap water or anything not from a sealed source (that could get you sick). Sore feet or the aches and pains of traveling can be soothed with alcohol, so that yields extra excuses to why it would be a constant or prefered choice for many.

It does beg the question that if Leanne was killed by Josh, was there a disagreement that went bad before the 17th that was fueled by alcohol? I am sure the fact that Josh is so much bigger in size and strength than Leanne, you wonder could a domestic dispute turn deadly much faster like an off balance push down the stairs, or a choking hold that starts as a way to hold someone back from hitting Josh that goes too long. ? Unless text or email or phone conversations to trusted friends or family from Leanne show some history of alcohol related problems or paint other problems from alcohol, then it just seems speculation at this point, but something to mark as a "what if" flag for now.

Anonymous said...

The families have changed course again.

http://www.woai.com/articles/woai-local-news-119078/family-now-doubts-bearden-runaway-story-12048694/

Enchanted Rock is a Texas State Park....it has a manned entrance gate/booth and while it is a large. undeveloped, rugged site...is probably not a good place to murder someone. You have to pay to enter you are given a pass...I would not doubt if there is not some video/photo records for guests vehicles.

Now the drive from SA to Enchanted Rock is a different story....you travel true hundreds of square miles of ranches and rugged property.

All around SA there is rugged remote land especially to the west.

It really looks bad for Leanne.
If she met foul play I hope the authorities catch them and give them some fast Texas justice !

Sus said...

I noticed another pattern about Josh Bearden when I read the blog. Leanne seemed to "walk on eggshells". There are numerous references to placating Josh.

While taking pictures, Leanne would say she FINALLY got Josh to smile.

Josh became angry at inconveniences on the trip and Leanne would coaxe him out of it.

He was impatient with delays and standing in line too long, and Leanne often mentioned "rewarding" him to make up for it.

Those all hint at Josh being a verbal and/or mental abuser. They show that Leanne had to make life good for Josh to make her own life tolerable.

I have to wonder when Josh Bearden and his family say Leanne was "anxious" and "having trouble adjusting" if they mean she no longer tip-toed around Josh since she was on her home turf.

Anonymous said...


Well now, it sounds like Josh Bearden and "Family" are realizing that the Leanne "went for a walk/run/hike//jog/ran away" STORY isn't going over to well. By attributing quotes to "family" in MSM articles, I think I can safeley assume that if not outright giving credit to Josh Bearden, then "Family" means Josh Bearden's dad? If so, why not quote him by name? Why are so many of these quotes attributed to "Family"? And, what do you make of Josh's disparaging comments toward Leanne in their blog, and Josh's reply to a poster on the OFLHB FB page?

http://www.woai.com/articles/woai-local-news-119078/family-now-doubts-bearden-runaway-story-12048694/

"Posted Sunday, February 9th 2014 @ 7am by Jim Forsyth

With Leanne Bearden now missing with no trace for more than three weeks, her family is starting to doubt that she was not a victim of foul play, 1200 WOAI news reports.

"The only thing we do know is that lack of contact to anyone she loves is very worrisome," the Bearden and Hecht families wrote in a web posting Saturday. "We strongly feel that if she could have contacted us, she would have by now."



Following several massive searches, police said they have not found any evidence that Leanne, 33, who was last seen walking away from her in-laws home in Garden Ridge January 17, was the victim of foul play. Police say they will not conduct any more searches for Leanne, even though they will follow up leads.

The family has hired prominent San Antonio private investigator Charlie Parker, who has followed up alleged sightings in Laredo and in Austin, with no result.



The family says it is now 'reliant on someone else who knows something to give us information.'



"The lack of real credible information and lack of contact by Leanne to any of us has us extremely worried and we just want to know that Leanne is okay, that is all," the family said.



A claim by a motorist that he saw Leanne walking down Highway 3009 toward Interstate 35 has been investigated and discounted.

Bearden's disappearence is baffling. Relatives said she had $60 and some credit cards with her when she left to go for an 'hour long walk.' There is no evidence that any of her credit cards have been used, and no evidence that she was kidnapped, or met with harm."

Anonymous said...



Is it possible, that Josh Bearden's dad and family are personal friends of the Chief of Police in GR, as well as other LE in GR and elsewhere? And if so, wouldn't this be a conflict of interest? Is LE actively investigating Leanne's disappearnce? Do they see what I and others see? Do they not suspect JB at all? Or are they quietly investigating JB? Are any outside LE involved? I hope so! Does Leanne's family believe the B.S. that Josh and "family" are saying? Does Leanne's family and friends have their own questions and doubts about Josh Bearden?

Big Russian said...

When I first read that LB was missing, I watched the bumper car video. I never commented on it, but there was something about it that I thought was immediately odd. He kept ramming her with his car, relentlessly and she just kept smiling. If my hubbie rams my car a few times, it will make me smile. After a while, I will be po'd and tell him to knock it off. So I guess my point is, people are commenting about LB "placating" JB. And they comment about drinking. It begs the question: is he a happy drinker or a mean drinker? I mean this is really grasping at straws, but these thoughts did cross my mind. One other thought I had was Why does the father of an adult man do his talking for him? Is the dad just a control freak or is there a reason. Like maybe JB needs controlling. So let's say he is mean and needs parental guidance at age 39. What 39 yo only has $700. to his name? And he's laying around pops house playing video games. I would probably bail on him too. Or try to.

Rachel said...

MANY people have commented on fb asking Josh to post Leanne's missing info on their travel blog (goexplore365). People began asking for that to be done as early as one week after Leanne initially went "missing." He never responded until February 6th when he commented, " Hi Martina, I will do that as soon as I get our laptop back from LE." He has now had the computer back for 2 days and the info is STILL no where to be found on their blog. Hmmmmmm.

Also, on the fb page, on Feb.7, someone asked about them having a prayer vigil. Josh responded,
"Hi Lisa, we are planning one for the 17th of February but are very hopeful it won't be necessary since Leanne will be with one of her thousands of friends by then." With one of her thousands of friends?!?! WHY NOT "HOME" ?!?! Red. Flags. Everywhere.

Rachel said...

And now, this:

AUSTIN FRIENDS!

If you would like to help distribute flyers and spread the word about Leanne, Josh will be at the Chevron Station at I35 and 6th Ave TODAY at 1:00 to provide flyers. THANK YOU for your wonderful support!

Feb. 9th, 12:45 p.m. (Eastern) on the FB page

Looks like a "Josh Meet and Greet" day to me! SMH.

Big Russian said...

Figures. 6th Street is to Austin what Bourbon Street is to New Orleans. Party Central. An expense write off and maybe more fun than a copter ride.

Anonymous said...

My doctorate in nothing tells me there is radio silence from LE because at this rate, Josh is going to give them a confession on a silver platter. How in the world this guy even came away with a degree from A&M is beyond me! Who in their right mind would think that 2 people who were out of town and not witness to ANY activity at their home for 7 days prior to someone disappearing from there, would have any input on a timeline leading up to that disappearance?! What?! And WHY would a 39 year old man need to wait for his father(who has no idea what occurred at his home Jan. 11 - Jan. 17) have an ounce of input on a timeline?? I also would have no need to wait to give an answer about a timeline for the week leading up to my spouse's disappearance. And I know not everyone is overly observant. I know everyone doesn't have a great memory. I also know in a situation such as this, you'd want to make sure the details in a timeline are as accurate as possible. But you have a husband who has been able to recall all of these other very specific details about that week alone with his wife(I mean, nobody really cares that it took almost a full month to give out those details little by little, right?). And he has to wait overnight to answer a question regarding the timeline AND make sure daddy checks that timeline for accuracy?? Maybe I have just been delusional for 37 years and not nearly as smart as my family and teachers always told me I was! Because, IMO, this guy is a dream for police...he can't keep his mouth shut, can't quit contradicting every last thing that he says, and can't do anything but set off red flags.

My two cents about the alcohol-I have been that college student, who basically drank Tuesday through Saturday my senior year. The bar and club scene was a huge part of my life into my late 20's, up until I met my now husband. I now have two small children and I'm not too keen on waking up with a hangover and chasing around two crazy boys, so I rarely, if ever, drink. An abundance of drinking at every family gathering and special occasion has always been the norm in my crazy Cajun family, And with that said, as I read through their travel blog, I soon began to think the numerous references to beer and the excitement about finally getting to drink every time was very strange. Again, it just seemed weird for such a constant emphasis to repeatedly be placed on drinking for a 40 year old man traveling the world with his wife. It wasn't a college spring break trip!

Anonymous said...

It seems that there are a lot of anons here, and was wondering if you all would consider giving a name to the post, it would help tremendously. When I go on vacation, not always, but often I enjoy an alcoholic beverage. However when I'm no longer on vacation, I hardly drink. I don't know if we can dissect Josh's drinking, since he was on a lengthy vacation. What do others think about this topic? Certainly an interesting aspect that I didn't pick up on. Yasmin*

Anonymous said...

Thanks anon making me laugh so hard my coffee is now outside my mouth as oppose to being in it! My doctorate in "nothing" tells me....CLASSIC!

Jen Ow said...

Hi Anon 1:49!

I have cajun roots too, my mom is from Cameron, LA! Where are you from?

Anonymous said...

Thanks to the 37 yr old anon female for one of the best written comments I've had the pleasure of reading on this blog. I couldn't agree more with every word you posted. I too was scratching my head over him being an Aggie. I also don't understand what someone like Leanne would have seen in someone like Josh. Does Josh have any qualities that are likable? I haven't seen any thus far. I never took away from his video footage that he was happy, ever. Unless a drink appeared. *Yasmin

Anonymous said...

--well if Josh really does have a problem with Alcohol then that problem would only get worse with all the pressure that is on him now. I would expect to see the occasional drunken post or midnight emotional posting show up (and then need to be deleted or explained). In summary, if he did not have a reason to drink before, he sure does now.

-- On the comment that it is strange that there was no rush to post up the Missing Persons flier on the Blog where so many were directed to see the blog, I agree that is really bad. Then to use the excuse that you can't post up a picture or info until you get your computer back, then to have days go by and still no posting of it seems more than just bad planning or lack of being organized. That with a few postings from local people that they could not find fliers posted up in the walking areas where Leanne went missing was a bad indication for me that Josh has interest in showing what a great guy he is and how hard it wants it seen he is getting the word out, but then always having excuses as to why obvious or more important things are left undone. I could be wrong, but I think Josh did not post that missing poster to his own Facebook page until Feb. 3rd. And you know he must have had access to a dozen other computers from friends/family as to not require his personal laptop to log in and post a simple picture to the blog or FB accounts.

-- Would be great to see Leanne's family/friends post up known communication with her by phone or in person to confirm any timeline after the Enchanted Rock hike pictures. I would be nervous to believe a text or FB post as always from Leanne.

Anonymous said...

-- On a positive note, Josh seems to be responding with many more details like Leanne wearing a watch and what the watch band should look like as well as day pack and shoes (with pink laces) and no "explore" or "go explore" necklace. Also the sunglasses, so I would think if searchers find any of these missing items on the roadside, that would prove a possible abduction site, or if a ring she had shows up in a pawn shop, that it would help give more clues. At the very least, it is showing Josh is not using the previous excuse of he did not see her leave as he was upstairs working hard on job interviews and Leanne left out the door without him putting eyes on her, so he would have no idea. So lets hope the PI and family is working closer to reverse engineer what items are gone and thus what Leanne last had on her when she went missing. The difference in so many cases is the details. If Josh is really innocent, then he will push for more details not less (at the same time Josh saying his father does not want him to post the timeline until he checks it over for errors could be he just wants to avoid a silly mistake that will be used against him in the court of public opinion or maybe a future legal case where circumstantial evidence may all add up to something more than just an accident).

-- On the watch band picture, that josh posted recently, it seemed to be the wrong color and wrong thickness, so for me it was odd he would go to all the work to post a picture that was not accurate. Remember this was after he posted the picture of a roller bag that had similar color/pattern, but was clearly the wrong bag. he did use the excuse his computer was taken for making a copy/ghost of hard-drive, so he would post up accurate pictures later. I did see on FB posting someone posting up actual daypack picture that Josh confirmed was it, but then still an odd delay to post up correct pictures. Then some notes from Josh when Tree-trimmer made eyeWitness sightings of Leanne walking out of driveway that they said "black backpack" and so he was thinking it may not have been Leanne (at that time Josh did not think Any backpack missing, then later finding gray/red daypack was missing). Josh reported that the gray daypack could have seemed black from the side, but upon close examination of that daypack, I did not see how it would be seen as black? Josh later posted a picture of him wearing a black hoodie/jacket and gray/red daypack that due to black jacket, could make it more likely (was Leanne wearing black jacket or just dark t-shirt?). I have seen several cases already where media reports the wrong details, but here Josh is showing the wrong pictures or just pictures that are less than ideal and seems it could be contributing to some confusion.

Bcd941 said...

Are you serious?! I'm literally right next to Cameron, across the border in the Port Arthur, Tx area! My family had a beach cabin at Holly Beach when I was younger and we were in Cameron all the time. It's a small world!

Bcd941 said...

I'm anon at 1:49 and I'll use the screen name Bcd941 going forward.

Bcd941 said...

Haha, I didn't mean for you to waste your coffee. Nobody thinks mom is funny in my house...I'm glad someone finally appreciates my humor!

Anonymous said...

I certainly appreciate your humour 941 and you're clearly witty and clever. My kids don't find me funny either. :)
Yasmin*

Anonymous said...



I'll use the screen name Lja11 from now on. I'm the anon that posted at 3:04am.,3:39am,3:47am, 11:48am. and 12:43pm.

Lja11

Anonymous said...

I noticed a mole or small/brown freckle on the ring finger (just above ring location, closer to hand side vs. the fingertip side) thanks to a note from another FB poster. Just walking around a mall here in central Florida this week I have seen 3 look-alikes to Leanne that were so similar, I had to walk up and check for this freckle. Each one of the 3 were wearing workout like clothes with sunglasses and although no pink laces the shoes and black outfits were similar to what Leanne has been shown with. In summary, I am now thinking there must be tons of Leanne look-alikes out there in every city of usa and it would not surprise me to have dozens of false sightings rolling in over the next few months. That mole on the ringfinger made it much easier to confidently confirm it was not her (even though common sense made it so unlikely she was in in FL).

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=226240840900909&set=pb.216516241873369.-2207520000.1391977768.&type=3&theater

Anonymous said...

FB link again.

https://www.facebook.com/ourfriendleannehechtbearden/photos_stream

Anonymous said...

I think "sightings" are a way for Josh and Co. to keep the focus off of him, and onto a non factor in the case. I dislike saying this, but I not only fear Leanne is deceased, but that she has been for a while. I've never believed in the abduction theory, run away, kidnapped (same as abduction), hoaxes, or numerous stories floating about. I haven't seen a statement from Josh, simply saying "I" didn't harm or kill my wife. Is such a statement out there? I have seen several angry comments on here however that would lead one to think it's Josh posting. The posts are all similar in that they name call people on this blog and attack Peter as well. I'm curious as to how much money Josh has accumulated for all the fundraisers. I remember reading that any left over money would be given back to other rescue companies? Is that correct? Yasmin*

marie said...

not that it is any of our business but has the family mentioned anything about mental illness ?

Rachel said...

More from Josh in the comments under this news article. He posts under the name "Raucherman." How ironic that a Raucherman is a nutcracker type wooden man who blows smoke as the incense inside him burns. Josh DOES seem to know how to blow a LOT of smoke.

http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local/article/Global-couch-surfing-network-now-part-of-5211152.php

Anonymous said...

oh this statement analysis isn't true. I am a phd just saying


i may lack a touch of self awareness or how arrogant i come across!!

as if a degree makes my opinion something important!

Rachel said...

Also interesting (more along the lines of disgusting in my opinion) that Leanne's Dad's personal fb page has no trace of her missing information. In the days since she's been "missing," he's posted two selfies and a patch for antiquerecon.com

https://www.facebook.com/michael.hecht.545

Jen Ow said...

It definitely is! I have taken the ferry from Cameron to go to Port Arthur many times on visits, and the best boudin I ever ate was from a little shop close to Holly Beach! We used to ride our 4 wheelers there all day!

My mom moved north when she married my dad, but my Grandmother and all my uncles lived in Cameron their whole lives until they lost their homes in Hurricane Rita. They ended up relocating to Lake Charles, Houma, and Port Fourchan areas.

Welcome to the blog!

Anonymous said...

Marie I haven't seen anything indicative of mental illness or any mentions. I would say it's Josh with a heap of mental illnesses not Leanne. I'm shocked that Mr. Hecht has no mention of his missing daughter. That in itself is disturbing. I would like to know why. Thanks for posting more info.Yasmin*

Anonymous said...

Sorry OT and not relevant in the least, but all this talk of N'awlins has made me want to re watch my fav movie Princess and the Frog. ha ha Funday Sunday! Yas*

Anonymous said...

Thought I'd post this even though it's not relevant.

Josh Bearden answered 8 questions.
April 7 - November 10
Your best friend is now a zombie! What do you do?
Kill them. They're already gone.
Think of the last movie you watched. How did you like it?
Loved it!
Help us pick the “Greatest Lebowski Quote” Round 3:
The Dude: “Hey, careful man, there’s a beverage here!”
Which Big Lebowski quote do you like better?
The Dude: "That rug really tied the room together.”

Jen Ow said...

Wow! Here is a list of a few comments that Josh has left on an article covering Leanne's disappearance from the link Racheal posted above. As you can see he is constantly combative and condescending, calling out anyone who doubts his 'story'. Doesn't Josh have a 'missing' wife he needs to be looking to find? Why is he spending his days 'trolling' (his favorite insult) the internet for articles on his wife to insult and argue with people in the comments section?!!

Rauchman comments:

@Fearless1 That would be impossible. Read the article again

@Fearless1 How is this relevant?2 days ago

@Wally Keep the comments coming little guy. You're helping keep the media interested. Believe it or not we need little guy. Thanks for the posts.2 days ago 

@Wally Not yet, little fella. How does a troll carry troll spray?2 days ago 

@Wally As always a well thought out post by little Wally.2 days ago 

@Wally Thank you for taking the time to post a comment on a story you're not interested in. 2 days ago

@momma5 You seem to have ideas. Look me up on Facebook and send me a message. 9 days ago.

You and everybody on this board should hire a PI for Leanne. Put your money where your mouth is.9 days ago 

@Dotdotdot Thank you for using your brain. She is absolutely missing. Please read my comment above. Please, don't let this disappear. We're from out of state visiting my parents. All of her siblings are here looking for her. They drove all night Friday from Atlanta without stopping. Please don't let the media bury this.20 days ago 

Normally I would never leave a comment in the comments section but I'm so desperate that I have to. What is not being said is that Leanne had $60 cash at most, no cell phone or electronic devices, is from out of state and not at all familiar with the area. She had her wallet with credit cards, which I have checked every 15 min. Nothing has been charged. Also, she left with her wedding and engagement ring. She is MISSING. I mean, for real missing. Not like some of the cruel comments left here. She absolutely did not run off like this article is implying. Leanne is in TROUBLE. This article has damaged our search. Everyday we are searching day and night. Please, help us!! If you live in the northern area and have a big plot of land go check it out. Josh Bearden

Anonymous said...

Why does Josh berate people? How are blogs damaging to Leanne missing? Why go look into a big plot of land? Josh is not a normal person. Yes, I agree Leanne is in trouble, she's dead. How is the family of Leanne not able to see what we all see? Yas*

Jen Ow said...

http://www.woai.com/articles/woai-local-news-119078/family-now-doubts-bearden-runaway-story-12048694/

I think this article has already been posted, but I included it for reference. These are the posts Josh Bearden made on the OFLHB facebook page about the article. I also included some of the other commenters posts for context. It appears that LE is not sharing information with JB, which I find encouraging. Hopefully they see through his 'story'.

"Josh Bearden-Wait, the police have discounted it? We've been focusing a lot of our search efforts based on this. I'm so confused. This opens up a ton of possibilities. Now it's possible that she went up 2252? Wow.Like · 4 · 3 hours ago

Catherine Harwood-Is there new information Josh?Like · 3 hours ago

Our Friend Leanne Hecht Bearden-Not sure it says that exactly - but we should definitely verify with the police what they told the press. As we know, they have been less than perfect in their reporting of facts.Like · 4 · 2 hours ago

Crystal Julie Walker-Mooren-What does this mean and WHO are the ones doubting? "her family is starting to doubt that she was not a victim of foul play"Edited · Like · 2 hours ago

Josh Bearden-The police did not talk to the media. Not sure where he got this info.Like · 25 minutes ago

Josh Bearden-Nothing new. You have no idea how sick and tired I am of saying this. This is unbelievable. Please keep your faith, we need you more than you know.Like · 23 minutes ago

Carl Chilton-Call and ask him. If he has any interest in finding Leanne he will talk to you and tell you where his info came from..Like · 20 minutes ago

Josh Bearden-Actually, I think it's best to let him do his thing. It creates interest and gets the buzz going. When the ripples stop so do the waves.Like · 1 · 18 minutes ago

Josh Bearden-This article is confusing. I'm family and it doesn't make sense to me. I guess any sort of media is good so people keep looking. I don't like getting news about leanne from the paper. We should be notified first.

Commenter- Wouldn't it be a good idea to have the missing info and photo of Leanne on her personal Facebook page?Like · 1 · Reply · 1 hour ago1 reply

Josh Bearden-Plus, we've spent DAYS scouring this area for clues just to find out she might not have been there? Not a good day at all.Like · Reply · 1 hour ago

Josh Bearden-I think anybody who feels or likes the way Rochelle feels is not interested in helping finding Leanne. On top of the person I love more than anything missing there are cruel, thoughtless comments on our page. What is wrong with you people? You need help.Like · 53 · Reply · 3 hours ago"

Anonymous said...

In the spirit of clearing Josh's name so the focus could be 100% on finding Leanne and also in the spirit of getting the word out on a larger scale Nationwide, what if Josh were to visit the Dr. Phil TV show?

They have a very well respected Lie Detector in use for the show in special cases like this, run by Jack Trimarco.

http://www.jacktrimarco.com/

Wonder what that would cost and if people here would pitch in some money to help cover the costs for Josh to take a lie detector test (or maybe the show would cover the costs?).

What are your thoughts?

Jen Ow said...

It is notable that JB declines to question the author of the article directly, and tells the commenter who suggests that he should that its better to 'just let him do his thing'. It may be that JB fears speaking to the reporter, having to answer for his contradictions, and revealing that he has been cut off from information by LE.

Josh tries to discredit the article, saying the police did not give a statement, then he tries to appear incredulous about the information, and finally confirms the info by complaining that he should not be getting updates (news) from 'the paper'.

As always, Josh spends time shaming and attempting to silence anyone with questions or skepticism, despite the troubling facts that he has just publicly revealed.

Jen Ow said...

If there is an offer on the table for Josh Bearden to appear on the Dr Phil show, then he should absolutely take advantage of it, AND he should take the polygraph. That would be the fastest and most efficient way to clear his name, and bring INTERNATIONAL attention to Leanne's disappearance.

There is no need for people here, OR anywhere to raise money for Josh to participate in The Dr Phil show, they will cover all costs, and accommodations.

Lemon said...

Welcome newly named, formerly Anon posters.
I'm curious bcd941, is it because its the 9th (Feb) 2014? :)

Anonymous said...

Welcome newly named anon people ...lol... hilarious!!!

Are polygraph tests typically a high success rate? I wonder about all those visible people who are "psychic".

I still have yet to see Josh do what he can to clear his name, and if anything leaves more doubt each time he flares up with his temper tantrums. Yas*

yasminghauri said...

Does anyone know if LB had a twitter account?

Anonymous said...

It Looks like the official blog page just got the first copy of the Missing Person filer posted up as of 2 hours ago.

23 days.


http://www.goexplore365.com/2014/02/help-find-leanne.html


All, we have terrible news. Leanne went missing on January 17th while going for a walk in Garden Ridge, Texas. It is extremely disturbing that we can visit 58 countries in 22 months just to have her disappear in our home country. Unbelievable is an understatement. What's even more baffling is that there are no leads and few credible sightings since the first day she left. If you'd like to follow more closely please go to https://www.facebook.com/ourfriendleannehechtbearden

Also, make sure you click "Like" so we can get the numbers up so the media will continue to follow the story.

Don't let Leanne disappear twice!!

I'll write more later with more insight but if you see her LET SOMEBODY KNOW.

Leanne, if you're reading this I love you more than anything. Remember when I would look at you and cry because I love you so much. I cry everyday thinking about how much I love you and can't wait to have you in my arms again. If you're unable to reach us we're not giving up. Keep hope and stay strong. Try to get away when you can but be safe. Think about how beautiful our trip was and never let go of our love or your hope. You have a beautiful soul and I know you'll make it through this. If you needed to get away for a little bit let somebody, anybody know that you're ok. If you don't want to come back that's ok. Take your time but please let one of your thousands of friends or family know that you're ok. Nobody is mad at you and you're not in any trouble at all. Just let us know you're ok. I'm still in San Antonio looking for you and I won't leave here without knowing you're ok. The house in Denver is fine and the truck is up and running. You're everything to me and my whole existence is making sure you are safe. I love you.

Look what Megan wrote about you:

A statement from Megan Spicer (Leanne's dear friend):

Since many of you don't know Leanne, I thought I'd tell you a little bit about her. She dances and sings at the drop of a hat without the fear most of us have- probably doesn't hurt that she's amazing at it:). She laughs a lot and really hard. She has seen a lot of the world and isn't scared of it and sees the beauty in it. She is so smart and resilient- nothing is beyond her realm of possibility. But above all- she loves and takes care of others. Everyone is a friend to her- everyone. There is nothing she wouldn't do for her friends. She'll call you days in advance of your birthday just to be sure she doesn't miss it. If her friends are going through hard times- she will do everything in her power to make it better. We need to do the same for her now. We just need to know she's ok- that's all. Thank you so much for your help.

yasminghauri said...

Peter would you be interested in doing an analysis on this latest from Josh? What do the posters here think? I'm interested in reading what you all have to say.

Sus said...

I notice a couple of things in the first paragraph the blog post.

"Leanne WENT MISSING on January 17th WHILE GOING for a walk in Garden Ridge, Texas."

Josh gives a time frame when Leanne went missing (while), and it was "while" she was going. Not 'while on a walk' or 'while walking', but "while going for a walk."

"What's even more baffling is that there are no leads and few credible sightings SINCE THE FIRST DAY SHE LEFT."

'Since' gives another time period...from the FIRST day she left. After first should come second or more. It doesn't make sense to me that he added in "first".

"Went missing" became "have her disappear" and is now "she left."
It seems "she left" because there are no leads or sightings.

The part about clicking like SO WE can get numbers up SO the media will follow THE STORY is too much for me to handle tonight.

"I'll write more later with more insight..."
Josh Bearden is unbelievably full of self-importance. All he needed to do was give the facts so people can look for his wife. He wants to guide the story.

"...BUT if you see her let somebody know."

After 100+ words, Josh finally mentions (with a 'but' preceding it) LET somebody know IF you see HER.

Anonymous said...


Didn't Josh say he'd have that timeline up on the fb page? If he has posted it, I sure can't find it. Instead he posts a wedding photo. It looks like Josh is going for the "distraught husband" desperately in search of his wife persona.

I have a question. It's been reported that Will Bearden, Josh's dad was a chaplain while in the army,is a retired army chaplain and that he performed the wedding ceremony of Josh and Leanne. He is also a director and president of the Covenant Baptist Church in GR.

http://www.wysk.com/index/texas/san-antonio/ucktv6y/covenant-baptist-church-of-gardenridge/officers


If Josh Bearden were to confess killing Leanne to his dad, would his dad, given his positions at the Covenant Baptist Church, keep anything Josh told him secret on "religious" grounds?

Peter, I hope you do an analysis on Josh's recent fb postings! The observations posted here by all are spot on, and greatly appreciated!

Lja11

Sus said...

I've been thinking about Josh putting "first day" with "she left." To say LEFT emphasizes where she left from...the home. And as Josh earlier stated...as she was GOING. Leanne's been gone almost a month. I think to say FIRST emphasizes leaving the house even more.

Something happened to Leanne as she left for her walk.

Bcd941 said...

Hi Lemon:

I have to be honest, my screen name was completely chosen out of thin air. The letters and numbers have no significance whatsoever. I know in SA "I have to be honest" means something, but not in this case. Lol I have a sibling who is a police officer and I think the paranoia has travelled to me through osmosis or something...I always make up a random screen name that wouldn't ever be able to connect to my identity.

That was a really good guess on the numbers and it's weird my numbers lined up with the date. You're observant!

Randie said...

This is odd:

On facebook:

Josh Bearden: This article is confusing. I'm family and it doesn't make sense to me. I guess any sort of media is good so people keep looking. I don't like getting news about leanne from the paper. We should be notified first.
Like · Reply · 12 · 16 hours ago


Donna Williams: Wouldn't it be a good idea to have the missing info and photo of Leanne on her personal Facebook page?
Unlike · Reply · 2 · 16 hours ago

Donna Williams: I thought it was on there last week...but it is gone now. SMH.
Unlike · 2 · 15 hours ago · Edited

Josh Bearden Yes, I'll put it on there.
Like · Reply · 1 · 16 hours ago

______________

He is just NOW putting it on her page??!! Donna had to put the question to him and he decided to go do it. What??!! This should have been done right away!!!

This doesn't look good. This was just posted yesterday.

Anonymous said...

At this point I wouldn't refer to Josh as an idiot, as that's offensive to idiots. Enjoy your freedom Josh, karma is a bitch.

Anonymous said...


I wonder if Josh did something to Leanne in the garage? He has posted that Leanne left through the garage.

Lja11

NewAnon315 said...

Josh Bearden: "Thanks for helping! I'll try to give as much info as I can. I've beat myself up trying to remember what she could have and it isn't much to be honest. I really don't think this was planned but as long as people are looking that's all we can ask for." February 4 at 2:32pm

Jaime Junior: "Wishing I could be there to volunteer Josh. So I'm senting support & encouragement...to you all" February 4 at 2:33pm

Josh Bearden: "No worries, buddy. Just get the word out as much as you can and you are helping."

For me, the "No worries, buddy." has never sat right. I have to be in a pretty relaxed state (and worry free) to be able to say a sentence like that which would not be applicable if I was in angst over a missing loved one, especially spouse.

His use of exclamation points is also unexpected to me, IMO.

Jen Ow said...

Mariah Sanders-http://www.m.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/dissociative-fugue

Get ready everyone! I think the big reveal is coming soon. The newest posts on the OFLHB facebook page are articles and information about 'fugue state' disappearances.

I waffle back and forth between thinking this is a domestic dispute, turned 'disappearance', or an orchestrated hoax with financial motive. Today, I'm leaning toward hoax, because of the consistent requests for donations, and repeated comments from Josh Bearden that they need to 'keep the story going', etc.



Marie said...

Leanne - Josh were you out looking for me the entire time?
Josh - No babe, I was on Facebook:/

SMH.

F said...

Good question! Baptists don't confess their sins in the presence of a clergyman the way that Catholic and Orthodox Christians do, so there isn't a priest/penitent relationship in this situation. That being said, the law isn't concerned with doctrinal disputes, so I imagine that if a Baptist claims to have made statements in the context of a religious confession, those statements would be inadmissible. Just a guess, though. I'd be interested to hear a lawyer's opinion.

F said...

Good question! Baptists don't confess their sins in the presence of a clergyman the way that Catholic and Orthodox Christians do, so there isn't a priest/penitent relationship in this situation. That being said, the law isn't concerned with doctrinal disputes, so I imagine that if a Baptist claims to have made statements in the context of a religious confession, those statements would be inadmissible. Just a guess, though. I'd be interested to hear a lawyer's opinion.

Rachel said...

We have snow in our forecast, but nothing to chill me like that statement from Josh on their blog. Whoa.

Anonymous said...

I'm so confused. Josh was in Austin yesterday passing out flyers. But on FB a few minutes ago in reply to an article about a Leanne sighting in Austin, he says " take it with a grain of salt". Huh??

Anonymous said...

Leanne will emerge alive, mark my words, this is a scam! She is holed up somewhere while they both play their game in the blogs and interwebs.... Can't see how she would do it to her family but... Stranger things have happened. Seeing a pattern of them actually conversing with one another in the blogs. More to come....

D&C77 said...

Did I misinterpret the most recent post or did they make a comment about a Thanksgiving service Virgil whatever ??? Does that mean they don't plan on finding her by Thanksgiving ??? Or perhaps they should say Xmas to !!! WTH !!!

Anonymous said...

Leanne will emerge alive, mark my words, this is a scam! She is holed up somewhere while they both play their game in the blogs and interwebs.... Can't see how she would do it to her family but... Stranger things have happened. Seeing a pattern of them actually conversing with one another in the blogs. More to come....

D&C77 said...

I could have misinterpreted the post wrong but I thought it said we will continue to do a prayer candle light even on Thanksgiving ??? WTH U mean u still plan on her being missing until then !!! Hell why not throw in Xmas to. Especially after sightings in Georgia why would you say we will do this candle lighting on Thansgiving ??? Guess I could be confused so please help me understand !

Rachel said...

Boy, this prayer vigil is a chuckle. Two hours of passing out fliers (to whom? The residents of Garden Ridge? Shouldn't it be PLASTERED with info by now?!?!), THIRTY MEASLY MINUTES OF PRAYER (you all must REALLY be concerned), a reception (this blows my mind!!! more "all eyes on Josh"), and a labyrinth walk (WHAT THE HELL?!?!). I can't wrap my head around this "event." I can't comprehend why it's taken a PASTOR a MONTH to hold something like this (and for his own daughter-in-law no less), and I can't figure out why it focuses so little on prayer.

In other news, Josh mentioned 2 or 3 times overnight that "something needs to happen tomorrow," "we need some news tomorrow." Is that a promise, Josh? What do you already know?

Jen Ow said...

Hi D&C77-

I read it and I took it to mean that they are having a prayer vigil on the 15th, but if Leanne is found before then, they will still have the event, only it will be a thanks giving celebration.

It is strangely worded, and they used 'Thanksgiving', instead of 'thanks giving', or 'celebration to give thanks'...so it reads as kind of confusing.

D&C77 said...

Thanks Jen Ow guess that's what I get for reading while my 1 year old keeps grabbing my phone ! Lol Its still seems weird ! In order to keep me going I would have to keep the state of mind that I would find my loved one tomorrow not a week or so ahead of time ! It's crazy to me ! I just strongly feel the hubs is guilty !!! Very Sad and strange ! He gives me the hebegebes !!!

Rachel said...

This from Josh-the-Great tonight:

Ok guys, I'll try to make this my last post for the night. I've reluctantly moved my Facebook page to public so here it is, warts and all. Friends and people who care, please go Our Friend Leanne Hecht Bearden and invite your contacts to "Like" the page. I feel the media interest dropping off and I want them to know that we won't let Leanne disappear twice. Please help us find our sweet Leanne Hecht Bearden

Isn't he a hero?!?! The post would make you think so, but his fb page hasn't changed AT ALL. Everything available to the public days ago is still there. And on the flip side, anything he's hiding is still hidden..."warts and all."

Just another lie.

william said...

@Jen Ow -February 9, 2014 at 7:11 PM

he actually said this ????

"Please, help us!! If you live in the northern area and have a big plot of land go check it out. "Josh Bearden

What I have a disconnect with is how can these statements and others be somehow shared with LE to keep the investigation warm on their desk ?

This is odd that someone would be so specific in a comment like that. These are things that seem very revealing that LE should be privy to.

william said...

This just posted on the FB page of JB:

"Ok guys, I'll try to make this my last post for the night. I've reluctantly moved my Facebook page to public so here it is, warts and all. Friends and people who care, please go Our Friend Leanne Hecht Bearden and invite your contacts to "Like" the page. I feel the media interest dropping off and I want them to know that we won't let Leanne disappear twice. Please help us find our sweet Leanne Hecht Bearden "

Anonymous said...

http://crimejail.com/statement-analysis-leanne-bearden-10000-reward-offered/

Why are they all attacking, don't comprehend the anger each person has regards to the disappearance of LHB.

Nice little group of angry birds you have there Josh!

Jen Ow said...

Agreed D&C77,

Josh Bearden is one of the strangest characters I've seen in a while. He reminds me of Mark Redwine, perpetuating a false and disproven 'sighting', blaming the victim, desperately trying to shame and blame EVERYBODY but himself, even stating that the focus on him is hurting the search for Dylan, and possibly keeping him from coming home...all the while knowing Dylan was NEVER coming home.

It's sad. I want to believe this could be a hoax, because at least in that scenario she is alive...but it doesn't look good.

D&C77 said...

Josh if ur reading this wheres the body ??? Quit putting her family and friends thru this !

Randie said...

Rachael: Good comments and Wow on your insights!

Marie: Good Come back!

"Leanne - Josh were you out looking for me the entire time?
Josh - No babe, I was on Facebook:/SMH."

Jen Ow: I agree about Mark Redwine, not only Mark, but also Hannah Anderson. "No worries buddy wanna get your nails done?"

Randie said...

Rachael: Good comments!

Marie: Good Slam!

"Leanne - Josh were you out looking for me the entire time?
Josh - No babe, I was on Facebook:/ SMH."

Jen Ow: I agree about Mark Redwine, but, not only Mark but Hannah Anderson too. "No worries buddy, lets go get our nails done."

Rachel said...

I'm still trying to figure out this supposed prayer vigil.

From facebook:

We all continue to start each day with the hope that it will be the day we learn Leanne is ok, but we must also end each day with that same hope that tomorrow will be the day! It is in that hopeful spirit that we let you know of a wonderful event that will be happening this Saturday, Feb 15th. There will be a flyer distribution event followed by prayer vigil in Garden Ridge - please the below invi...See More
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Rachel: I'm confused about why flyers need to be distributed for two hours in Garden Ridge. Shouldn't GR already be plastered with info by now? Seems like two additional hours of fervent prayer would be time better spent. And a reception?!?! For whom? And why? I'm confused. Obviously.
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Our Friend Leanne Hecht Bearden Rachel - yes they are but then it cant hurt to continue to plaster the place she was last seen. But feel free to take the additional hours for prayer if you'd prefer! The reception is for all the people in Garden Ridge who have been so wonderful in helping with the search and its a time for peace and support for them.
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Rachel: I guess I was just confused by the title on the flyer "Prayer Vigil for Leanne." It's really very little THAT and very much an opportunity to remain in sight of the media and provide peace and support for the community. I just don't see a whole lot of Leanne in all that.

You're wasting your time trying to BS me, OFLHB! That's NO prayer vigil. THAT'S "look at us, look at us."

Busted.

Rachel said...

Here we go!

http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/4776484

NOT ONE WORD in this latest article is from Josh. Seems to me like Leanne's REAL family is FINALLY cluing in.

D&C77 said...

Like I said in a previous post ! Hope they arrest the POS poor excuse of a husband and human being ASAP ! Poor Leanne ! :(

Anonymous said...

Could I request that Hobnob (sp)? and or others if you have OT, post in other areas so we can remain on topic, it's disruptive IMO. Thank you.