Missing on Campus /// 522 /// 523

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  • Gabi
    Gabi NJ
    So, maybe, because she was dressed as a sex worker, maybe someone thought she was and hurt her? Most likely was someone close to her, but it could account for the missing bycycle, if the killer was on a Van.

    So, maybe, because she was dressed as a sex worker, maybe someone thought she was and hurt her?

    Most likely was someone close to her, but it could account for the missing bycycle, if the killer was on a Van.

  • todd
    todd fort madison, ia
    Very mysterious, great coverage! Love the way you worked in the garage sale at TCG.com.

    Very mysterious, great coverage! Love the way you worked in the garage sale at TCG.com.

  • Zimmerman The Gnome
    Zimmerman The Gnome Scotland
    Interesting episode. Very similar to Brian Shaffer as you said, no clue whatsoever. Unlikely to ever be solved sadly.

    Interesting episode. Very similar to Brian Shaffer as you said, no clue whatsoever. Unlikely to ever be solved sadly.

  • Sarah King
    Sarah King
    So here’s my question: was the wig ever reported to be in her dorm room? I really feel like the first thing she’d do is hang up the wig when she got back. If it was in her purse, she wouldn’t leave it there, because that would mess it up. Just a thought on how know if she ever made it back- maybe LE knows.

    So here’s my question: was the wig ever reported to be in her dorm room? I really feel like the first thing she’d do is hang up the wig when she got back. If it was in her purse, she wouldn’t leave it there, because that would mess it up. Just a thought on how know if she ever made it back- maybe LE knows.

  • Erin
    Erin Columbus
    Considering Judy’s college situation. I asked my mom some questions about her college experience, since she graduated Indiana University in 79. There is no way anyone would have been outside smoking unless they had some other reason to want to be outside. At least at IU, smoking was allowed absolutely everywhere and ashtrays were even provided in all bedrooms, lounges and dining halls. So it’s no surprise that there were few outdoor witnesses. Her experience was that nobody ever had to sign in for visitation, and adjacent buildings were often single gender; but depending on the rules for the particular floor, it might not have meant anything. She was in a women’s building and on some floors, men were allowed all hours for visitation, others they could only be there 8a-10p or their host could be written up if caught, and some floors were referred to as the ‘virgin vaults’ and men were never allowed and the girls had to go to their rooms via a special key in the elevator.

    Considering Judy’s college situation. I asked my mom some questions about her college experience, since she graduated Indiana University in 79.

    There is no way anyone would have been outside smoking unless they had some other reason to want to be outside. At least at IU, smoking was allowed absolutely everywhere and ashtrays were even provided in all bedrooms, lounges and dining halls. So it’s no surprise that there were few outdoor witnesses.

    Her experience was that nobody ever had to sign in for visitation, and adjacent buildings were often single gender; but depending on the rules for the particular floor, it might not have meant anything. She was in a women’s building and on some floors, men were allowed all hours for visitation, others they could only be there 8a-10p or their host could be written up if caught, and some floors were referred to as the ‘virgin vaults’ and men were never allowed and the girls had to go to their rooms via a special key in the elevator.

  • True Crime Garage
    True Crime Garage
    @ Sarah - the wig was never found. So the wig, her purse and the sunglasses are all very important - these items were with her that night and she and those three items and the cloths she was wearing have never been located. Cheers Nic

    @ Sarah - the wig was never found. So the wig, her purse and the sunglasses are all very important - these items were with her that night and she and those three items and the cloths she was wearing have never been located.
    Cheers Nic

  • True Crime Garage
    True Crime Garage
    @ Erin - thanks for checking and confirming. That was my suspicion as well. I know that in the 70's and even in the 80's smoking was permitted in schools of all grade levels in the greater Columbus, Ohio area Cheers Nic

    @ Erin - thanks for checking and confirming. That was my suspicion as well. I know that in the 70's and even in the 80's smoking was permitted in schools of all grade levels in the greater Columbus, Ohio area
    Cheers Nic

  • Jeff
    Jeff GA
    On more than one occasion now, the captain has made this claim that Ohio St takes over google and buries missing person cases. It's time for some proof of this claim. Search "Ohio St missing person" today and Brian Schaeffer stories are at the top where you'd expect them. Seems far fetched and conspiratorial imo.

    On more than one occasion now, the captain has made this claim that Ohio St takes over google and buries missing person cases. It's time for some proof of this claim. Search "Ohio St missing person" today and Brian Schaeffer stories are at the top where you'd expect them. Seems far fetched and conspiratorial imo.

  • Gail
    Gail Berkeley
    Hey, I had a pair of blue jean gaucho pants around this same time. They were not funny looking - they were the style. Yes, they are wide legs but the more important characteristic is that they stop just slightly below the knees. So they’re more than a foot off the ground. And they are not anything I would have associated with hookers.

    Hey, I had a pair of blue jean gaucho pants around this same time. They were not funny looking - they were the style. Yes, they are wide legs but the more important characteristic is that they stop just slightly below the knees. So they’re more than a foot off the ground. And they are not anything I would have associated with hookers.

  • Alainamac
    Alainamac Oregon
    In regards to how Judy was dressed that night. Sex workers in the 1970's often just wore whatever was in fashion since back then nearly all clothing for women was designed to show off their bodies. Slinky, low cut and revealing clothing wasn't always worn by women working in the sex industry, especially if they were working out on cold and wet streets. Gaucho pants were wide legged pants that ended at about the knee and were especially tight in the hips, butt and waist. Likely were originally worn for horse back riding. To tell you the truth, back in the 1970's, we all dressed like "hookers." It was the fashion.

    In regards to how Judy was dressed that night. Sex workers in the 1970's often just wore whatever was in fashion since back then nearly all clothing for women was designed to show off their bodies. Slinky, low cut and revealing clothing wasn't always worn by women working in the sex industry, especially if they were working out on cold and wet streets. Gaucho pants were wide legged pants that ended at about the knee and were especially tight in the hips, butt and waist. Likely were originally worn for horse back riding. To tell you the truth, back in the 1970's, we all dressed like "hookers." It was the fashion.

  • Nicole
    Nicole Lansing
    I can't help but feel that she never left the dorm, whether something malicious or accidental happened and people are covering for each other.

    I can't help but feel that she never left the dorm, whether something malicious or accidental happened and people are covering for each other.

  • True Crime Garage
    True Crime Garage
    @ Nicole - I agree 100% and the evidence suggest the same. Everyone saw her all night up until the midnight to 3am timeframe and then one guy says - oh, she left and I assumed she was going back to her dorm. I don't buy it. He and likely 1 or more of the others know what happened and where to find her body. - Nic

    @ Nicole - I agree 100% and the evidence suggest the same. Everyone saw her all night up until the midnight to 3am timeframe and then one guy says - oh, she left and I assumed she was going back to her dorm. I don't buy it. He and likely 1 or more of the others know what happened and where to find her body.
    - Nic

  • Katie
    Katie Oklahoma City
    Hi -- Google Search professional here, hoping to provide some context to the Captain's claim that universities can "take over" or "clean up" search results to make themselves look better. This is simply not true; the organic results change depending on the query you search with more than anything else. Your search engine result pages (SERPs) show primarily two kinds of results: paid and organic. Paid results (the ones that have the little "ad" icon beside the result) CAN be manually manipulated based on how much a company wants to "bid" on a particular keyword. Your organic results cannot be manipulated with bids; ranking is determined by a google algorithm which considers things like site authority (how "trustworthy" your site is), site speed, mobile browsing experience, and above all else, relevance to the search query. For organic results, google is going to show whatever the most relevant result to the user's query is. If a parent who's looking at colleges for their kid Googles "Ohio State University," it makes sense that a missing persons article or other news queries isn't going to be the top result; Google knows that most people that google school names are probably looking for the school's homepage or some quick info about the university. If they got more specific with their query, say "Ohio State University missing persons," your SERP changes entirely. In fact, Ohio State University doesn't even have a result on the first page for that search, because the intent of the search probably isn't to find info on the school, but rather looking for news stories / etc. The exception for this is the "Top Stories" panel in the top of Google. For example, if you google "Gabby Petito" right now, you'll get a bunch of thumbnails at the top of the result page for news stories about her. Three weeks ago, this same search query might have just returned links to her tiktok, instagram, because that would've been the most relevant result prior to her going missing. Because there's a LOT of buzz around her story and a lot of stories from verified news publishers coming out, Google knows that if you're googing "Gabby Petito" you're probably looking for news info, NOT her personal info, so it's going to put that result at the top. Once this news stops coming out and people quit searching for it, this SERP will probably change again. This could be what you're seeing when you're saying that universities "take over" google results to make themselves look good. They don't, but the SERP results might change depending on how much news there is around a university / how many people are searching for it / how precise your keyword was. Keep up the great work, cheers!

    Hi -- Google Search professional here, hoping to provide some context to the Captain's claim that universities can "take over" or "clean up" search results to make themselves look better. This is simply not true; the organic results change depending on the query you search with more than anything else.

    Your search engine result pages (SERPs) show primarily two kinds of results: paid and organic. Paid results (the ones that have the little "ad" icon beside the result) CAN be manually manipulated based on how much a company wants to "bid" on a particular keyword. Your organic results cannot be manipulated with bids; ranking is determined by a google algorithm which considers things like site authority (how "trustworthy" your site is), site speed, mobile browsing experience, and above all else, relevance to the search query.
    For organic results, google is going to show whatever the most relevant result to the user's query is. If a parent who's looking at colleges for their kid Googles "Ohio State University," it makes sense that a missing persons article or other news queries isn't going to be the top result; Google knows that most people that google school names are probably looking for the school's homepage or some quick info about the university. If they got more specific with their query, say "Ohio State University missing persons," your SERP changes entirely. In fact, Ohio State University doesn't even have a result on the first page for that search, because the intent of the search probably isn't to find info on the school, but rather looking for news stories / etc.

    The exception for this is the "Top Stories" panel in the top of Google. For example, if you google "Gabby Petito" right now, you'll get a bunch of thumbnails at the top of the result page for news stories about her. Three weeks ago, this same search query might have just returned links to her tiktok, instagram, because that would've been the most relevant result prior to her going missing. Because there's a LOT of buzz around her story and a lot of stories from verified news publishers coming out, Google knows that if you're googing "Gabby Petito" you're probably looking for news info, NOT her personal info, so it's going to put that result at the top. Once this news stops coming out and people quit searching for it, this SERP will probably change again. This could be what you're seeing when you're saying that universities "take over" google results to make themselves look good. They don't, but the SERP results might change depending on how much news there is around a university / how many people are searching for it / how precise your keyword was.

    Keep up the great work,
    cheers!

  • Helsey
    Helsey Oz
    OMG where are you ? I'm still in stupid lockdown ( like so many in Oz) TCG is the only thing I have to look forward to freedom seems many moons away 😭. Hope u had a good birthday nic 🎂🍺.

    OMG where are you ? I'm still in stupid lockdown ( like so many in Oz) TCG is the only thing I have to look forward to freedom seems many moons away 😭.

    Hope u had a good birthday nic 🎂🍺.

  • LPC
    LPC Michigan
    So... If "Gaucho pants" = hooker... Should one flip their disc to red or green at Fogo de Chão or other Brazilian Steak House, to request the secret menu? Asking for a friend.

    So... If "Gaucho pants" = hooker...
    Should one flip their disc to red or green at Fogo de Chão or other Brazilian Steak House, to request the secret menu? Asking for a friend.

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