11/22/13 – This morning I read that Michael McStay alerted the police that there were tracks near where the McStay’s were found, according to the Daily Mail. Looking at the photos in the article there are two distinctive ruts side by side about 67 inches apart.
“The two trenches are symmetrical and exactly the same distance apart,” said Michael. “We measured the distance between the tracks and I called my friend at a machine hire rental place to ask what kind of machine has tracks 67 inches apart. He said it would be a Bobcat.” Evidently, the police never saw the tracks and told the Daily Mail, “I am glad to hear Mr. McStay contacted us with this information.”
When the victim’s own brother has to point out things to the police, well, you gotta wonder why? This is the same police that told Michael, the McStay home was not a crime scene. (See video) Now we know that it may have been.
According to Michael the police are going to be going back and questioning everyone again, but it is apparent via comments that social media has one particular person in mind they believe may have had something to do with the McStay’s disappearance, and even he is aware of it.
Chase told the Daily Mail on Thursday that he was aware that people are commenting that he was behind the McStay’s disappearance because of his past burglary conviction over 20 years ago. He also stated that he didn’t think that “his [Joey’s] dad is talking about me because he has mentioned someone with an attempted murder charge and I have never done anything violent.”
Patrick began hearing rumors himself and even that he was leading the charge against Chase, but he told me yesterday he wanted to make it clear that he does not believe that Chase is involved. Patrick wrote:
“I want everyone to know is that the online interview with Chase, reported incorrect information and appears that someone may have said I suspect Chase, that is blatantly false! Another family member has told people all along he suspected Chase. I can tell you personally my son, Joey always spoke highly of Chase. Oh sure we discussed (Joey and I) Chase many times however Joey liked Chase and Chase always spoke highly of my son. I have personally had several conversations with Chase and do not in any way suspect Chase Merritt.”