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TX ZOE GABRIELLE CAMPOS: Missing from Lubbock, TX - 17 November 2013 - Age 18 *Found Deceased*ARREST*

Discussion in 'Located/Resolved' started by fran, Jul 11, 2015.

  1. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Zoe's story, "Into the Night", is airing on Investigation Discovery's "Disappeared" series this Sunday, April 30th at 9/8c.
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  2. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    I watched tonight. Man, it's getting harder and harder to watch these family members in their anguish.

    At one point, her aunt saw her car and a man driving it and actually followed. I don't know that she can describe the man? Unfortunately he got away from her and abandon the car in an apartment complex before the police could get there.

    The night Zoe went missing, some guy invited her to come over and smoke pot at his house. He lied to the police about it. He says she left to go buy weed. However, the way the dog hit in the house they don't think that's what happened. I think they're waiting on DNA to see if there's any of his in her car. He claims he never was in her car. The detectives are not releasing his name at this time.
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  3. TripleA

    TripleA Zoo Keeper

    I watched the episode and a couple of things stood out...

    When the aunt was following Zoe's car, she called several people while following, but did not call LE until she had lost the vehicle and then her son or nephew re-found the car abandoned a little while later. I would have called 911 first and then never stopped following until the police were following too. After they did call 911 it took LE an HOUR to get there!!! What???

    Also, the first half depicted Zoe as perfect, the second half depicted her as into the drug scene. IMO that should have been the lead part of the story. It is likely the part that caused her disappearance. I can't believe that over three years later that they have not connected any DNA from the car to any known suspects.
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  4. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    I know what you mean about the aunt not calling 911! I wanted to scream at the TV, as if now it would have turned back time.
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  5. TripleA

    TripleA Zoo Keeper

    Me too! What was she thinking?
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  6. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    Sometimes I have to remember that in most cases, the families are not crimewatchers and have no idea how bad it is out there. As each year passes, more and more of the public watches the ID channel and other shows, but that hasn't always been the case. Way back when, I might not have thought to call 911 either, especially if I was in denial that my loved one might never come home.

    MULDER Bronze Member

    ... and from what I have been reading on the thread in this case it seems that there has been some mistrust between the family towards the officials that have handled the case.
    I also 'feel' that there was something about this case which was not right - some form of interference - or even a misplaced judgement about Zoe.
    I don't always like calling out a 'foul' - but with this missing girl, I think some areas of the investigation were not followed up or blocked or her disappearance wasn't classified with the priority it needed.

    I sincerely hope this case is solved, and I hope moreso that Zoe can be found alive.
    The more pressure put on this case, I think that it will be able to sideline those who are not coming forward, and bring forward people who have concrete evidence and knowledge about what went on.

    Praying for Zoe, and her family.
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    MULDER Bronze Member

    from Youtube ....

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  9. GrundenSound

    GrundenSound New Member

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  10. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    I'll bet she's kicking herself over it to this day. :(

    :welcome: to the group, @GrundenSound

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  11. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Zoe Campos Still Missing Four Years Later, Family Holds a Vigil in her Honor

    A candlelight vigil on Friday, marking four years since 18-year-old Zoe Campos went missing. She was supposed to pick up her mom but never showed up. Since then, her family has been searching for answers.

    "It's really disappointing. Frustrating. We're not anywhere closer than where we were the first day four years ago, not anywhere closer, and it's just, it gets harder and harder every year," said Melinda Campos, Zoe's mother.

    Friday is the four-year anniversary of her disappearance.

    "We just want people to still know that she's still missing and we're still looking," said Campos.

    This is still an active investigation. If you have tips that couple be useful to detectives, please contact the Crimeline at 741-1000.

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  12. Imamazed

    Imamazed Lead Administrator Staff Member

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    Imamazed Lead Administrator Staff Member

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  14. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Woman says bones found in her yard are part of 2013 missing person investigation

    Linda, who asked that we not use her last name, said when Lubbock Police showed up at her house on Tuesday, they wanted permission to search her backyard because of a 2013 missing person case.

    Two such cases made the news in Lubbock. One was Zoe Campos, and the other was Maegan Hembree.

    Bones Not Identified Yet

    Police on Friday said, “An investigation led officers to that specific area where an LPD investigator located the bone.”

    Before that, on Friday morning, police said, “Wednesday evening, a bone was located in a back yard. Investigators are working to determine the origin of the bone. At this time, it has not been confirmed as human.”

    The area searched was in the 1900 block of 70th Street.

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  15. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Police say tip and remains are specific to Zoe Campos investigation

    Lubbock Police on Tuesday provided a brief update on the remains found last week in a backyard in the 1900 block of 70th Street.

    Police said:

    On Wednesday, November 7th, new investigative leads on the 2013 disappearance of Zoe Campos led investigators to a home in the 1900 block of 70th Street. Based on that lead, additional resources such as cadaver dogs were brought in from an outside agency to assist with searching the back yard. A bone was located by Lubbock Police Department investigators and the area was secured. Multiple units including LPD crime scene investigators, LPD forensic specialists and investigators with the Lubbock County Medical Examiner’s Office have assisted with the investigation.

    At this time, the findings and that specific area remain an active part of the investigation. LPD will continue to search the area for possible evidence.

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  16. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - On the fifth anniversary of the day Zoe Campos went missing, a murder warrant was issued for her death, and the suspect is in custody.

    Human remains were found buried in a backyard of a home in the 1900 block of 70th Street in Lubbock around 10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16. The suspect in custody has been identified, as 25-year-old Carlos Andrew Rodriquez.

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  17. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    I am so glad they believe they found her. After all this time, I wondered if they'd be able to solve the case. I'm thankful that law enforcement never gave up.

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  18. TripleA

    TripleA Zoo Keeper

    RIP Zoe :vigil:

    My prayers go out to get family and friends.

    Does anyone know if the location of her remains and the perp in custody are the same as the guy and home they investigated early on?
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  19. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    Pretty sure they are one and the same, Trippy. Check this out:

    Carlos Rodriquez, 25, admitted to strangling Zoe Campos to death five years ago at his home in the 1900 block of 70th Street where he says the two smoked synthetic drugs, according to an arrest warrant released Monday.

    The warrant indicates Rodriquez was a person of interest in the case since Campos was reported missing on Nov. 19, 2013. Police on Friday confirmed finding human remains in the backyard of the house Rodriquez once lived in, but were awaiting a Lubbock County Medical Examiner’s analysis to confirm its identification.

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  20. Summer_breeze

    Summer_breeze Blowing through the Jasmine in my mind

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