Tuesday, October 02, 2007

MSM Hides Another “Resident Alien” Murderer

If you’ve watched enough local network affiliate news broadcasts, you get a feel for how it’s usually done – especially when the story is about a gruesome murder. There’s always the on-the-scene reporter live at the scene. There are usually brief interviews with neighbors and relatives of both the victim and the suspect. If the suspect gets away, the story stays hot and little by little more and more is revealed about the suspect. And so it goes – usually. But not so with this story! Not one peep from the MSM affiliates or the big newspapers about the suspect’s background. The silence about the suspect was so deafening I decided that there had to be more to this story.

Last week 19-year-old Melanie Goodwin, a Denton, Texas resident, was bludgeoned to death, set on fire, and her charred body dumped by Ernesto Pina Reyes. We know this because . . .

A business surveillance camera captured a grisly scene, showing a man dragging UNT student Melanie Goodwin’s body from her car and setting it on fire, according to an arrest warrant affidavit released Thursday. . . The man in the video was identified as Ernesto Reyes by his girlfriend . . .

Ms. Goodwin’s charred body was found Tuesday morning near a business located in the 3200 block of Keller Springs Road in Carrollton. The Dallas County Medical Examiner determined that Ms. Goodwin, 19, died of multiple blunt force injuries. . .

"She was last seen at a Denton convenience store Tuesday where police believe Mr. Reyes, who authorities say did not know Ms. Goodwin, approached her and asked her for a ride. . ."

Donovan Young, a friend of Reyes, “gave Reyes a gas can, money for fuel, and later helped to abandon the car his friend had been driving.”

Reyes remains at large and may have even fled to Mexico. Despite being wanted for murder he reportedly is communicating to his myspace.com account. The page, which among other things contains sexual photos, was last updated on September 27, 2007. . .

A MySpace page registered to a 20-year-old Ernesto Reyes of Denton was last updated Thursday, two days after Goodwin's death. It appeared that several lewd images of women had been removed. Singleton said that investigators are aware that someone logged on to the page and that they're looking into it. . .

Fox News only news source reporting that Reyes is an alien
. . .“Police have issued a murder warrant for the arrest of Ernesto Pina Reyes, a 20-year-old resident alien living in Denton, Texas, in connection with the death of Melanie Goodwin. Reyes remains at large.”

Now be sure to read the following article very, very carefully. Ok I’ll highlight!

Parents of dead UNT student offer $10,000 reward
BY SARAH BLASKOVICH, Community Editor(Created: Monday, October 1, 2007 4:48 PM CDT)

Ernesto Reyes, the Denton resident who Carrollton police believe may have killed 19-year-old Melanie Goodwin last week, is still missing.

In an effort to encourage community members to speak up, Goodwin’s family is offering a $10,000 reward for anyone who has information that may lead to the arrest of Reyes. The money is a combination of donations from employees at the Southern Reservation Office of American Airlines and from Goodwin’s friends.

Goodwin’s body — which was burned after she was killed, police said — was found at the 3200 block of Keller Springs Road in Carrollton at about 11 a.m. Sept. 25. The University of North Texas student died from multiple blunt force trauma, according to officials at the Dallas County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Carrollton resident Donovan Young was arrested for tampering with evidence in the death of Goodwin on Thursday. Young was released from the Dallas County Jail on Monday and posted bond on a $125,000 bail.

Police still have no leads as to where Reyes may be, said Sgt. John Singleton, spokesperson for the Carrollton Police Department.

Reyes lives at 8513 Swan Park Drive in Denton, according to police affidavits. Reyes lives with family members, said neighbor David Rush. There was no answer at Reyes’ home Monday afternoon.

But now there’s some things we can do . . .

According to today’s Fort Worth Star Telegram, America’s Most Wanted has joined the search. Please note how this newspaper story below also failed to note that Reyes is a resident alien.

Will AMW reveal that Reyes is a resident alien??? Well if you go to AMW the story page is missing. Let’s just drop them a note and ask AMC if they plan on revealing that Reyes is a resident alien.

This is the response I got from my note:

Thanks for contacting America's Most Wanted. We value our viewers' comments and suggestions. Because we receive such a high volume of emails, a personal response may be delayed, but we want you to know that we received your email, and someone will get back to you as quickly as possible. In the meantime, thanks for watching, thanks for visiting amw.com, and thanks for wanting to make a difference.

John Walsh & the AMW Team

Pay attention to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram story below . Do you read anything about Reyes being a resident alien?

America's Most Wanted has joined the search for the man sought in connection with the killing of University of North Texas sophomore Melanie Goodwin.

The show's Web site features a case file on Ernesto Pina Reyes, 20, of Denton, along with a description of the crime and images of Goodwin and Reyes. The case was mentioned on Saturday's episode.

A $10,000 reward is being offered for information leading to Reyes' arrest, said Matthew Bobo, a spokesman for the Goodwins. The money has been donated by the employees of the Southern Reservation Office of American Airlines and friends of the Goodwins.

Goodwin was last seen alive at a Denton convenience store about 1:40 a.m. Sept. 25. She was talking with Reyes, who asked her for a ride, according to police.

Her burned body was found in the 3200 block of Keller Springs Road in Carrollton about nine hours later. Police said a surveillance videotape from that location shows a man matching Reyes' description dragging a body from Goodwin's car. They issued a murder warrant for him Wednesday.

An acquaintance of Reyes, Donovan R. Young, 19, was arrested last week on a charge of tampering with evidence in the case. He was released from the Dallas Jail after posting $2,500 bail this weekend, according to a jail spokesman.

Relatives have said Goodwin had no connection to Reyes or Young before she was killed. The America's Most Wanted Web site says Goodwin was on her way home from an event when she stopped for gas.

Online: http://www.amw.com/

Tip line
Call Carrollton police at 972-466-4775.

Traci Shurley, 817-548-5494

Let's ask the reporter if references to Reyes being a resident alien were edited out of this story!

You can find a world of information on the Reyes address at the Denton Central Appraisal District Property Search. Tip – leave off the word “Drive” in your search.


Use your imagination and let’s bombard the media with requests for information about Reye’s actual immigration status!!!

Question, should the name of the property owner be revealed? Leave your answer and comments.

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  1. Not withstanding that Reyes is a dirt bag and apparently a murderer, it is also clear that he is a legal resident alien, not illegal.

    The fact that he is a legal resident raises alot of questions...perhaps even a question of the standards set for people entering this country legally. But it is not an issue of illegal immigration, "si?"

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  3. Stromwarning:
    If only it were that cut and dried. Reforming immigration has to include how we determine who enters and how easy it is to enter legally. For example, in 1996 the IRS decided to treat illegals as "resident aliens" based on their "substantial presence" in the U.S.

  4. I voted at RCP. We have enough criminals that were born and raised here, not we deal with the legal immigrants and the illegals also.

    It really bothers me what happens to the illegal aliens who commit these horrific crimes. Do we keep them here and punish them? Or do we deport them only to have them come back across the border?

  5. What isn't said is that Reyes has had other arrests for marijuana and burglary and his resident status was not revoked and him deported. He had spent 6 months in jail for the burglary charge. The whole murder could have been avoided if the immigration service deported criminals. You come here legally and act illegally you go back to where you came from. Had they followed through with this we wouldn't have this particular case.

    He is by no means a kid that acted impulsively and accidentally killed someone as his friend that helped him claims. He is a criminal and never should have remained in this country.

  6. Yes, but while it is absolutely not clear that Reyes isn't here fully legally, I agree that the standards for legal immmigration need to be tightened. That's why, for example, I have been a vocal proponent of a six month waiting period for applications for immigration during which background checks would be performed. There are many who would argue that such a provision would be a hardship to people or families wishing to enter the country legally, and there is also the question of the added cost and infrastructure, especially when associated with the background checks. I still opt to keep out the riff-raff.

  7. The owners are listed as Douglas and Cheryl Konkle. I will call them in the AM and ask. I am related to the victim. I will extract revenge.

  8. I hope you don't mind if I link on the FoxDFW website to this post. I am becoming increasingly alarmed at the way our local media and governments try to sweep under the rug the crimes that are committed by people who are guests in our country, whether invited or not. Reyes is a resident alien, which should have meant deportation for crimes, BUT there are ways that family's can plead that will exempt courts from the expensive proceedings. We have no idea what his juvenile rap sheet holds since those are sealed. I am betting he was faced with deportation and avoided it, which is why I find it totally ironic that he is now believed to be in Mexico. I think that the Mexican consulate also has some complicity in this. They have been known to help their citizens avoid prosecution in the United States in the past. I wouldn't be surprised if they helped him. I truly hope they find this guy, but in the end it's just a drop in the bucket. Why is it that we run criminal background checks on every Room Mom who brings brownies to class, but we allow our city and our state to become a center of identity theft due to lack of enforcement of existing laws. Stay tuned. Good blog.

  9. I have also sent Melanie's story into http://www.immigrationshumancost.org/. Sadly, the Goodwin's aren't the only family to go through this.