Friday, February 7, 2014

Leanne Bearden's Family and Friend Quotes

The search for missing Leanne Bearden continues, with the family having hired a private investigator.

Recently, her family spoke out:

She was the homecoming princess in high school,” said Joy Hecht Colombo, Leanne's sister. “She was very intelligent. She loved everybody, no matter who they were.”

As time passes, it may be that the family loses hope, and slips into past tense reference.  One of Leanne's friends also spoke in the same manner:

“It was just like, the best person. She was a friend to everyone in high school. Very unpretentious, fun, adventurous.

Speaking of a missing person in the past tense, even once, can indicate a belief (or knowledge) that the missing person is deceased.  

As time passes in a missing person's case, it can indicate a loss of hope.  

Regardless, searching continues and it is our hope that her name and face will continue to be published everywhere. 


Anyone with information on Bearden's whereabouts is asked to call the Garden Ridge Police Department's nonemergency line at 210-651-6441 or e-mail police@ci.garden-ridge.tx.us.
The public also can call Comal County Crime Stoppers at 830-620-TIPS (8477) or 800-640-8422. Instructions for sending tips via the Internet or text messages can be found at comalcrimestoppers.org/

59 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm (ME),I dooubt even if she was dead,her1.friend 2.sister would have "guilty knowledge"they are probably just anxious?.Or...maybe her sister is aware she's in hiding,and is trying to deceive everyone? :)

Anonymous said...

I am surprised her family and friends are using past tense. The Facebook page for Leanne uses a lot of "we" statements and I thought that meant that the family and friends all were behind the husband's "story" that Leanne has runaway. This tells me that they might be starting to doubt his belief she left voluntarily.

This is important to me because if family and friends are doubting she left on her own... then why does the husband adamantly believe she left on her own? Why isn't he slipping into past tense too? Why does he show no concern?

It makes me sick.

Anonymous said...

"Thank you Megan for the beautiful comments about our baby Leanne Prayer for her safe return she is all that you said and more

Mike and Jo Hecht (Leanne's parents)"

One of the rare comments made by Leanne's parents. They are not yet using past tense (as of 16 hours ago)

Jen Ow said...

I just spent a few minutes reading the Facebook page for Leanne Bearden. Josh Bearden displays so many red flags! Here is one of his posts responding to a commenter who states that all of the publicity is HURTING the chances of Leanne coming back, because she may rather have people think she is DEAD than face the embarrasment of what she has done!

I bet you think Josh would rip her apart for saying such a thing about Leanne, right...nope!

Facebook posts:

"--Kailyn- The last thing this family needs is a bunch of armchair CSI agents pointing fingers.. People do strange things sometimes. Sometimes people don't do the predictable thing. Sometimes our brain fails us and is weak to changes and upset - and our thoughts go to crazy impulsive things that are unexpected. I lived in several countries for MANY years... coming "home" to the U.S. was an unexpected let down (and I love my country). It's very hard to explain. You realize how much you DIDN'T know before you went to other countries, and how naive you were about the struggles of other human beings across the planet... I was overwhelmed with guilt after returning from years of living in a very poor country. If Le's brain became temporarily hard-wired for the suspense of living minute to minute, with survival mode kicking in - that causes a lot of changes in the brain. You think completely differently. Suddenly, you're back in the land of having everything at your whim... Wal mart 24 hrs... vehicles... clean bathrooms.... air conditioning (or heat)... It's just very difficult to explain. What I fear, is that all this publicity is causing her to feel too humiliated or embarrassed... and may even feel a bit of relief if people think she has died or met with foul play -- it may be her only emotional refuge in her mind because she may feel she has hurt so many people. So back up, everyone... and give this girl the time she needs to just breathe in and out and make the decision to reach out to someone."· 14 hours ago

JB response:

"Josh Bearden- That was actually a great post Kaitlyn and something that I personally have thought of several times. The only problem I have with that thinking is what if she is in danger and does need our help? It's a very complicated predicament to be in as a family member. If somebody told me right now "She's ok but just wants to be left alone." Obviously, I would require proof that she is indeed, ok and able to move about on her own free will. I would back off right now and let her take as much time as she needs even it required me never seeing her again. The problem is that nobody knows she's ok for sure so we have to keep looking. We MUST keep looking until we know she is safe. Then and only then will we stop looking not because "Hey, maybe she just needs some time to breathe."

Josh thinks that post is 'great'. If he just gets confirmation that Leanne 'can move about of her OWN FREE WILL', then he's fine with never seeing her again. (If things happened as Josh claims, then why would he even entertain this as a possibility?)

If she really left 'of her own free will', (his favorite phrase) and there was no argument, no reason for her to 'run away', then why does he accept the possibility that she may never want to see him again? That makes no sense. Why is he not tortured by the thought that his wife is crying out for him, and in need of his protection from whatever hell she is going through? Instead he's lamenting the tough sitiation HE is in as a family member. He also expresses no outrage at the idea that Leanne would put her family and friends through hell, allowing them to think she is dead or met with foul play, rather than face humiliation. Talk about disparaging the victim!

Anonymous said...

Whole thing is shady now.. and if a hoax, well, wow. I hope she is alive.

And what is this new media phrase 'so and so SPEAKS OUT"!can't it be 'made a statement" or just 'speaks'. SPEAKING OUT! Ugh, Eyerolling as the media are adept at coining annoying damned phrases.

Randie said...

"Josh Bearden- That was actually a great post Kaitlyn and something that I personally have thought of several times. The only problem I have with that thinking is what if she is in danger and does need our help? It's a very complicated predicament to be in as a family member. If somebody told me right now "She's ok but just wants to be left alone." Obviously, I would require proof that she is indeed, ok and able to move about on her own free will. I would back off right now and let her take as much time as she needs even it required me never seeing her again. The problem is that nobody knows she's ok for sure so we have to keep looking. We MUST keep looking until we know she is safe. Then and only then will we stop looking not because "Hey, maybe she just needs some time to breathe."

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This is a foolish post for JB to make! Thanx Jen for the info!

Anonymous said...

Hey, thanks for the comment, Kaitlyn of Facebook!

Let's see...."armchair CSI agents" = NOT okay

But armchair psychologists are perfectly fine!

Got it. :-/

If her husband didn't hut her, it's possible she went into a domestic violence shelter. I know that there are many DV shelters that will help someone travel out of state and help someone virtually disappear.

Sandy Johnstone said...

Of course they are using past tense when talking about her time at school. That was a more than a decade ago, for goodness sake.

Do you expect them to say "She IS the Homecoming queen"...."She IS a friend to everyone in high school"

Now THAT would be weird and give you all yet another reason to attack Josh and the family.

Jen Ow said...

"She WAS very intelligent. She LOVED everybody, no matter who they were.”

While the statements about high school are correct in the past tense, comments about her general intelligence and loving nature are not specific to ONLY highschool, and should be spoken in present tense unless the subject knows or believes she is dead.

Peter Hyatt said...

Sandy Johnstone said...
Of course they are using past tense when talking about her time at school. That was a more than a decade ago, for goodness sake.

Do you expect them to say "She IS the Homecoming queen"...."She IS a friend to everyone in high school"

Now THAT would be weird and give you all yet another reason to attack Josh and the family.
February 8, 2014 at 12:31 AM

This comment is why I post "101" articles from time to time.

Peter

Anonymous said...

She was the homecoming princess in high school,” said Joy Hecht Colombo, Leanne's sister. “She was very intelligent. She loved everybody, no matter who they were.”

Peter, this is why you'd did not underline "was" because it was in high school, but "she was intelligent" and she "loved everybody" is different. I would say "She was" about high school, but I would then say she IS intelligent and she LOVES everybody.

Johan Barnard said...

Really Peter? What is your education level besides being an Agatha Christie wannabee and condescending junkie blogger?

Leanne's sister was referring to her period at high school, how intelligent she was and how she loved everyone.

Perhaps you should attend an ABET "101" English class, if you have any spare time away from trolling web sites and blogs.

PS I have a doctorate *just saying*

Peter Hyatt said...

Dr. Barnard,

If the reference is strictly about the period of time in school, the past tense is not related to a missing person.

However, when speaking of one's character, (she loved others), while the person is missing, was the speaker confining herself to the period of time in school?

When speaking of one's character it is not usual to say "she loves everyone" in the present tense.

It may be, as I think you are asserting that even in terms of a character reference, she is thinking of a specific period of time.

It may be that in her mind she was thinking of Leanne as deceased as well. This is why I did not highlight the first use of "was."

Let's assume she was first speaking of a specific time period, and then of ongoing character, and it reveals a doubt as to Leanne being alive.

It does not accuse her, nor implicate her of anything.

If she was confining her thoughts to just the period in school, even when speaking of Leanne's character, it is an appropriate use.

I intended no insult about the "101" of past tense usage in missing persons. I do know that family and friends are often very sensitive about the missing person and often will, naturally, avoid past tense usages.

Have you worked much with families of missing persons?

Peter

Peter Hyatt said...

Blogger Sandy Johnstone said...
Of course they are using past tense when talking about her time at school. That was a more than a decade ago, for goodness sake.

Do you expect them to say "She IS the Homecoming queen"...."She IS a friend to everyone in high school"

Now THAT would be weird and give you all yet another reason to attack Josh and the family.


Sandy, the past tense reference to school is appropriate.

I have not attacked Josh, nor his family. He has posted that I am "hateful" for daring to question this unusual case.

I have not accused him of deception, nor of harming Leanne, nor even of causing her disappearance.

There is something, however, unusual about this case, and about how he addresses it.
If I were interviewing him, when he says "we" in some of his sentences, I would ask him "Who is 'we' here that you speak of?"

I am curious as to why this would set off such anger?

When someone speaks publicly, it is expected that some people will believe what is said, others might not, and still others will have questions.

When such questions rage anger, I like to learn why.

More than anything else, I would like to know where Leanne is, and what has happened to her.

I continue to pray for her. I continue to post her name and face, to keep it in the public view, no matter how small exposure this blog may have.

Peter

Jen Ow said...
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Susan said...

does having a doctorate give him reason to be insulting?

Anonymous said...

I'm calling bs on Johan and his so called doctorate. Educational level that you cling to, yet in the same breath attack the writer of this well respected blog. Most people with higher levels of edu, are able to discuss and debate, leaving the name calling for those that aren't capable of intelligent interactions. You are unable to debate without name calling and insults. Please send me proof of your educational background,you LIE! It's clear to me that the blogger here, Peter is quite intelligent and kudos to him for putting up with your insecurities. I wouldn't fair so well. Yasmin*

Anonymous said...

I'm calling bs on Johan and his so called doctorate. Educational level that you cling to, yet in the same breath attack the writer of this well respected blog. Most people with higher levels of edu, are able to discuss and debate, leaving the name calling for those that aren't capable of intelligent interactions. You are unable to debate without name calling and insults. Please send me proof of your educational background,you LIE! It's clear to me that the blogger here, Peter is quite intelligent and kudos to him for putting up with your insecurities. I wouldn't fair so well. Yasmin*

Jen Ow said...
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Anonymous said...

Josh shows no concern because he is incapable for feeling for anyone. He is deranged and a lunatic IMHO. He KILLED Leanne and thinks everyone else is too dumb to figure out what he did. He has this superiority complex that no one is as smart as he. No one, not even LE will be able to find her body and charge him with murder. According to Josh's inner voice.

Lemon said...

One wonders why Peter's little blog would elicit such anger on the part of (JB) Johan Sebastian Bernard. Excuse me, Dr. Bernard, speaking of condescending...

Anonymous said...

The so called doctor *cough* *cough* Josh mentions Peter as trolling, isn't that what he was doing? btw he wants us to know he has his doctorate. Why does that matter? maybe while this so called doctorate moron is at it, he could get his head examined. He feels threatened by Peter, obviously ha ha. Poor Josh, can't even hide behind a fake name well. Thanks for the entertainment though.
Love the internet though, we can be whoever we want to be, ha ha. I'm off to the moon, I'm an astronaut. smirk :)

Anonymous said...

Wow ass kiss

skeptic said...

Quoth JB: So back up, everyone... and give this girl the time she needs to just breathe in and out and make the decision to reach out to someone.

So, Josh thinks “my wife” = “this girl”?

That’s a red flag to me. I might use "this" to refer to a person I don't like or know well yet - say, retailing the story of how I met my boyfriend, "At the end of our first date, I said, this guy is amazing." Or "this [expletive deleted] coworker is throwing me under the bus", when telling a story to someone else, because my coworker and I don't have a personal relationship.

But I try to imagine, even after having a big argument with her, telling someone else about said argument with my sister or mother, and referring to them as "this/that woman", even if they're ticking me off - and I just can't imagine ever doing that. That hints at a bad relationship to me, because if I were in anguish over missing a family member my gut, for want of a better word, would draw them closer to me, not push them away as "this person".

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...

It is interesting that her friends are using past tense as if she is deceased.

Obviously, they intuit that she is gone, as in deceased "gone" -- based upon information that, for whatever reason, they have chosen to keep private at this point. This is likely at the direction of Josh. Deferring to him seems respectful I imagine.

Anyway -- my guess is that as time passes, and Leanne remains missing -- one of her loved ones will "break."

I predict that breaking point is soon. And Josh's comments about Leanne, speculative as they may be -- they are just moving up the date of the tipping point.

E.g. If Leanne were my sister, I would be outraged to hear Josh imply she was mentally ill, or that she "doesn't know who she is"

Is he implying she is living in a meth house, tweaked out of her mind? That she is a heroin addict living from needle to needle, under a bridge somewhere? Or, at best, a nutjob? The type of woman that would just flippantly walk to I35, hitch a ride, with no regard for the worry and concern such actions would cause? Really? How is this helpful? Do people really want to help find a woman that is so insensitive and selfish?

Even if it were true, or reasonable based on her history-- Leanne should not be disparaged, period. That is not the way to coax her out of hiding. And it is not the way to illicit public sympathy and assistance to find her. Why resort to degradation of the victim? How on Earth does this help? I don't get it?

Besides -- Based on the facts we do know, the notion that Leanne Bearden is an unstable "anxious" woman that had to "run away" because she couldn't face reality, without so much as a goodbye seems absurd.

We are talking about a woman that was independent and courageous enough to travel abroad for two years, staying in God awful looking places, eating street food, and power bars to survive.

Let me tell ya -- an anxious woman would not be cool with that. Leanne had to be one cool, calm, collected woman.

If I had to endure the stuff she did -- there isn't enough Xanax on the planet that could have kept me from running away to the airport for the first flight back to the USA. Or at the very least, whipping out my Visa to stay at a 4 star at the first sight of one of those disgusting hotel rooms with the dingy mattress on the floor and toilet in the middle of the room. There would be no happy blog entries or smiling photos of me.

IMO, any woman brave enough to do what Leanne did for two years, and frankly, emotionally stable enough to do it without losing her mind in some dirty hostel, would not be afraid to leave a man. I don't think she'd feel the need to go into "hiding" cutting herself off from everyone she loved, in order to live as she wished. And if she had wanted to return to Europe to travel, she seems like the type that would have just done so -- taken her passport, her phone, and done as she wished.

The bottom line, IMO, is: this case has to be removed from Josh and his PI's control -- and become entirely about Leanne Bearden, and what is best for HER, not Josh.

Professional search teams, not ad hoc people walking open areas, posters everywhere, media blitz centered on Leanne, etc.

And IMO, it is time for Leanne's friends and family, to get out into the media, without Josh, and let the world know exactly who Leanne was, all the facts, reveal some insight into the Bearden marriage, Leanne's state of mind upon her return to the US, etc. Fresh photos. Do away with the notion that she is a self-involved nutter. She is a lovely woman that is missing. Period. Put an end to the notion that Leanne is hiding somewhere intentionally avoiding loved ones. The only person that message serves in Josh. And it is time to focus on Leanne.

JMO.

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 safely 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?(I posted here earlier this morning )

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.

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?

Peter Hyatt said...

After the time that has passed, it is expected that her friends might, even if only at times, reference her in the past tense.

It is very sad.

I don't think I have seen any comments from anyone that has taken the past tense reference to indicate guilt.

I also think close friends, and perhaps family members are quite emotional at this time and might rush to a defense that is not called for, to which they get a 'pass.'

The traveling of the world for two years is very unusual, itself, so anyone close to the family should keep this in mind as they read comments here and in the news papers which carry commenting.

Next, the circumstances of which she went missing are also unusual.

Take these two elements and realize that people are going to wonder if Josh was involved, or if it is a scam, or a number of other possibilities. They've seen Balloon Boy hoax,
they've seen Charlie Rogers' fake hate hoax,
and now people are asking questions about this, as well.

Something else to consider: if Josh and Leanne argued which caused her the need to go for a walk, and he does not wish this to be known publicly, we would see a "temporal lacunae" in his language, just as we might in a domestic homicide case. (See Mark Redwine).

If this was the case, I would simply say it. "We argued, and she walked out!"
It would surprise no one and it is not indicative of guilt.

Perhaps Josh would appear on the show. I would love to have him, and love to highlight Leanne's case.

I continue to pray for Leanne.

Peter

Anonymous said...

I agree Peter.

If Leanne and Josh did argue before she left for the alleged walk -- I think that most experts/lawyers/etc would encourage Josh to be candid and just admit it directly. As you said, it is understandable and not unusual for a married couple to have disagreements. And admitting it sounds much better than making ambiguous statements regarding her mental state, and indirectly disparaging her in the process.

And since Josh has never said anything like "my memory is foggy" or similar comments to indicate he is covering up the argument -- it is logical to assume that it didn't happen.

So then what? No argument? Sigh. That raises so many concerns.

I'd really like a reporter or some objective source aside from Josh Bearden, to give a timeline of the Leanne's in person contacts after she returned to the USA -- who last saw Leanne or spoke with her personally, not via email or text. What was the date?

Regarding Josh's hostility towards this site, well, all I can say is one cannot have it both ways. You cannot illicit the public's help via social media, the news, etc, and then attempt to censor the inevitable commentary that evolves.

If one is innocent, the logic is clear: While hurtful and annoying, at least people are talking about Leanne. And the more they talk, the more likely we are to find her. Who cares if they hurt my feelings or rip me to shreds if it helps me find her I'd endure it!

Anyway, I pray for Leanne as well.

Big Russian said...

It's not just this site where he is confronting doubters in his snarky fashion, under a pseudonym, but not fooling anyone. The SA locals are not buying his "story".

Anonymous said...

In the spirit of clearing Josh's name 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?

The have the well respected Lie Detector in use for the show in special cases like this.

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?).

Marie said...

I keep checking on this case everyday hoping that LeeAnn is found alive but at this point it has turned into a circus. if Leanne is hiding on purpose then she does not want to be found by anybody, if Josh had anything to do with it then he doesn't want her to be found either. I don't want to keep giving Josh so much attention, if I was his wife and I was missing and came back and read his comments, I would personally be offended, he spent so much time on the internet arguing with strangers versus looking for me. the truth is this woman is gone and she is not likely not coming back. could be intentional could not be, some things we may never know in this life time.

Anonymous said...

Keep your eye on Josh Bearden. Something is not right about the guy.

Anonymous said...

Josh just posted up the missing person flier on the blog page. I think this makes 23 days it took.

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.

yasminghauri said...

I just now saw the comment wow ass kiss, that is coming from Josh. Could you not try and hide a little bit better? You think people are ass kissing Peter? It's called having a lot of respect for someone that deserves it, and I find educated, well to do people not only informative and interesting but enjoyable as well. All of those things that you are not, Josh. The more you post, the more offensive you become IMO.How sad for you that you are intimidated by Peter and his knowledge.

yasminghauri said...

Hi Peter,

I have a fascinating question for you regarding Leanne and her disappearance.
For legal purposes I'm unable to have it
out in the open, and was wondering if I could send it to you via email. TIA

YG

Anonymous said...

anon 11:54 am great post. You hit the nail on the head. Everything you said is on target. I am sick over how Josh has depicted Leanne and essentially had the last word. He is a SICK bastard. You do have to be stable to travel around the world in the conditions Leanne travelled. It may look tempting, but when you're actually living those types of situations, I'm certain it is not all fun and games. To claim that she just left is careless and another LIE Josh has tried to sell the public. He knows Leanne isn't going to defend herself, she can't. As he has put it, she's GONE. Gone as in dead, deceased. Josh, you are not fooling anyone, and I mean no one is believing a word you say.

Anonymous said...

What's up with the comment about her thousands of friends? Jealousy, insecurity on his part, is it because everyone she meets she likes and vice versa, whereas Josh has no friends. If you see her, let someone know. "You" could be anyone, and the same goes for "Someone". Both words refer to strangers who would be distant from the case. Distant as in Leanne has been long gone perhaps. Long gone as she isn't coming back and both words you and someone in a sense refer to no one in particular which leads me to think he knows the case is dead. Thinking out in the open, sorry for the nonsensical rhetoric.

Anonymous said...

Someone should investigate the link between the operator of the website (Our Friend Leanne Hecht Bearden) and Josh Bearden. She seems intent on defending him on all accounts, almost as if she is hiding something as well.

Anonymous said...

Is the OFLHB run by Josh? We know that he takes up random names and defends himself. He hasn't shown much in the way of critical thinking from what I've seen so far.

Anonymous said...

That website is more than likely run by josh. We know that Josh has numerous names and hides behind his attacks.

Anonymous said...

Big Russian you mention that the SA locals aren't falling for his story, could we see the articles you are referencing? Or did you mean in general day to day talk?

I wanted to participate on the websleuth website but I can't follow their rules. No one is allowed to mention the painfully obvious clue hubby is looking not so good. Since Josh so conveniently switched bumper car video to private that too is not to be discussed. JOSH I KNOW you read this and see all comments, my question is why are you keeping that video now private, you have nothing to hide, yes, no? The video has been copied by many, so you may as well allow people to view it, it would look less suspect if you did. Casey Kassem

Anonymous said...

Why would Josh make special mention of the truck being up and running now?

"The house in Denver is fine and the truck is up and running"

http://www.goexplore365.com/

It seems so out of place that it begs what it means. As if the truck was not running before, but now it is.

What truck?

the one used to...

but it could not have been, as it was not running then, but good to know it is running now. OK, duly noted.

Does anyone else feel this is weird to mention the truck?

Anonymous said...

Why would Josh make special mention of the truck being up and running now?

"The house in Denver is fine and the truck is up and running"

http://www.goexplore365.com/

It seems so out of place that it begs what it means. As if the truck was not running before, but now it is.

What truck?

the one used to...

but it could not have been, as it was not running then, but good to know it is running now. OK, duly noted.

Does anyone else feel this is weird to mention the truck?

Big Russian said...

When I said the locals aren't buying the story, I am basing it on what I hear from my relatives that live in San Antonio. In addition, you can see reactions to local news reports such as:

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

Big Russian said...

If my husband tells me that he is taking care of the house and truck, that means he should have already done so, I am upset about it, and now he is trying to make me happy.
If this is the case, it would be good news, because it means she is probably alive.
I am not sure what to believe, but if I had to guess, my guess would be she is in Denver, with a good friend she had before Josh came along. I hope I am right.

Big Russian said...

The use of "we" & "the family" in all of JB's communication makes me think he is guilting her by dragging relatives into their marital problems. Not to mention total strangers.

Jen Ow said...

Hi Anon-

I noticed the 'truck is up and running' comment too. I go back and forth on whether this is a domestic dispute, where Josh 'disappeared' Leanne, or a hoax for donations.

The statement from JB, that 'the truck is up and running', being included in a message to Leanne makes me think hoax. It seems almost like a code that Josh is using to let her know that the donations are pouring in, the 'rewards' have been raised, and it won't be long before he'll be sending her the 'emerge from hiding, and be 'found' code'.

If it's not some kind of code, and it is a real reference to a vehicle repair that has taken place since her disappearance, then while Leanne has been 'missing', and Josh has been spending his days trolling blogs and facebook arguing with everyone, he ALSO had time to get a truck repaired?!

Either way it makes no sense in the context of a REAL disappearance!

Anonymous said...

Big Russian,

I never doubted what you said, apologies if my comment came across the wrong way :)

Anonymous said...

Maybe the truck comment is used to once again divert anything negative away from him. If he did kill LB, he may be trying to confuse people. I can't fathom she is going along with the hoax but either way, he has made money thus far. I have no respect for him whatsoever.

Anonymous said...

What I don't understand is if he wanted to kill her, why not do it in a 3rd world country where no one is paying attention? Why do it back in the States virtually in your parents back yard?

Anonymous said...

That is the million dollar question, if he murdered her, the location and timing would prove strange and confusing. I hope that isn't the case. I hope Leanne is okay, and if she is unharmed,divorces this asshole asap.

Anonymous said...

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

So clearly these people are all delusional and or all the same person ie JOSH. Are they in on this as well? They are attacking just the same way Josh attacks everyone else who speaks up. Fruitcakes! Sammy

Anonymous said...

It is never the crime, it is ALWAYS the coverup!

Anonymous said...

It is never the crime, it is ALWAYS the coverup!

Anonymous said...

I don't think he intended to kill her I thinks she told him it was over and she wanted to leave. That is when a women is most likely to be killed. In case after case we see this reoccurring theme. I think he is telegraphing the truck is running again...so that LE might not consider that vehicle as a component to the transport of a body. It wasn't used because it wasn't working....right?

Jen Ow said...

If Leanne was killed by Josh, I doubt it was a planned out murder, but more likely an argument gone too far, then a panicked cover up. As the commenter below said, its the cover-up where all the issues arise, and this case is a perfect illustration of that!

(Whatever this case actually is, hoax or murder, the details are doing him in!)

summer skye said...

I didn't believe Josh had anything to do with Leanne disappearing up to now, but I'm beginning to suspect now that he might have had a hand in her "situation".

Too many things just don't add up at all. I also sense that her sister and family do not believe Josh at all.

I also suspect that the Cops stopped their search and are not looking for her anymore because they know something, are remaining quiet and are busy building their case towards an ultimate arrest.

I hope I'm wrong, but somehow, I think my gut feeling is right on this one.