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Thursday, June 25, 2015

"The Watcher" Lawsuit

Follow link to read lawsuit filed by the Broaddus family, owners of 657 Boulevard.
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http://documents.gawker.com/the-watcher-lawsuit-1713657328

14 comments:

  1. If you look at the property records, you will see that before the Woods lived there (the family that sold the house to recipients of the letter), there was a family with the last name makahon. I found this lady's obituary and in fact, the Woods are the in-laws to the makahons. So this house was passed down between families. Before the makahons, there was a man named Floy L Bakes, and he is in his 90s. This is all through google search, you can find this info too. Floy L Bakes does have a son, which makes sense that he had a father, and a grandfather that lived in this house, which is what is indicated in the letter. What do you all think?

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    1. I think someone is mad this house was not kept in the family. I would be investigating the Woods relatives and Makahon relatives. Question...Is Floy Bakes related to the Woods or Makahons?

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    2. http://www.myrelatives.com/d/MARGARET-BAKES/43220399
      these are the relatives to floy l bakes....look through the relatives and addresses. It confirms they lived at 657 boulevard. Also if floy l bakes is in his 90s, the other relatives are in their 50s/60s/70s which would make sense that floy is possibly their father or grandfather. Another tricky thing is that we dont know the gender of the watcher, so it could be male or female

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    3. I wonder if law enforcement officials have looked into whether or not previous owners or relatives of those previous owners might be a suspect.

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    4. You know ive been tempted to relay this info, but i feel like anyone can find this info out if they really tried. I think law enforcement might have looked into it already, but i still feel like i should tell them. Im not sure if i should if it seems like this info is already common sense

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  2. Anything is possible- what I found odd is that the lawsuit, besides asking for their $ back, wants the title to the house as well- isn't that a strange thing to want if you're not planning on moving in?

    If it were me, I would move in with a security system and forget about the nutty letters. It just doesn't add up for me.

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  3. Were the letters handwritten or typed? Mailed or hand delivered?

    How does the receipt of one weird letter less than two weeks before settlement after (assuming) nearly 24 incident-free years in the property require the previous owners to make an eleventh-hour disclosure of a material defect or ownership dispute before settlement? If there's no pattern, how were they to know this was some Very Serious Issue that Must be Disclosed? And how do the plaintiffs know the letter was read before settlement and the sellers actually decided it was information that must be hidden in order not to jeopardize the sale?

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    1. The letters came from Kearny. When the Broaddus family received one of the letters, i'm not sure which one, they didn't go to Westfield Police. They took the letter to the UC Prosecutor's office where a DNA test revealed a FEMALE, also relevant to point out, they ruled out Maria Broaddus as the owner of that DNA.

      If i recieved such a terrifying letter I would have immediately brought it to the attention of Westfield Police. And perhaps after filing that report I'd contact the Prosecutor's office. I don't know. Seems strange.

      Then again, if I were so terrified for my children's safety, I would not have used a picture of my three young children as my public Facebook profile picture! (Maria and Derek Broaddus have both since deleted their Facebook's after news reported this same thought.)

      I want to know why after the Westfield police has conducted an "exhaustive" investigation, leaving "no stone unturned" why, TO THIS DAY, not a single neighbor has been interviewed. Many of these neighbors have lived there for 20+ years, wouldn't they be a good source of information? Additionally, shouldn't the neighbors have been alerted to a possible threat to their neighborhood? It seems negligent not to warn the neighbors to be on the lookout, etc.

      I don't know... this story is beginning to stink if you ask me. (Then again none of you asked me lol)

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    2. It does stink. I've also run through a scenario in which the letters were written by or at the behest of one of the owners to frighten the other out of keeping the house. Stranger things have happened, especially if one spouse is unaware of impending money problems or relationship issues. Just thinking out loud..,hope that's not the case. Since the letters were handwritten, though, it shouldn't be too hard to nail someone once a suspect has been identified.

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  4. Assuming there is a real Watcher, what happens if this person is identified, caught, and convicted? Problem solved, right?

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  5. No doubt that's what the owners are hoping for or else their story will be questioned by those that see this as a hoax, a grab for fame and fortune through a book or movie deal, or a way to back out of a deal.

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  6. Floy Lewis Bakes is a woman. She is no longer living. There is a sports building named for her at Ursinus College.

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  7. If you haven't already done so I'd advise you go to:

    goleader.com/news/docs

    and read the lawsuit in it's entirety.

    The Broaddus family claims to have spent hundreds of thousands in renovations, while it is true they did seek permits (why? according to them they'd already received letters from the watcher and were too terrified to move in. who renovates a home they don't plan on occupying?) they never actually begun any renovations. According to neighbors, who were interviewed by the Westfield Leader (not by Police, which one would assume!) the only renovations were landscaping and interior painting... hmm... hundreds of thousands of dollars? Really?

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  8. My guess is the watcher is a jilted real estate agent that lost out on the house.

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