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.
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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