UPDATE 2013 – David Viens told the Los Angeles County sheriff’s detectives that he put Dawn’s body in a 55-gallon drum filled with water and left her to simmer for four days in his restaurant near Long Beach, the Thyme Contemporary Café. During his trial he later recanted and stated he did not do that, but he had tied her up so he could have some peace and when he came back found hours later she was dead. David had his daughter Jacqueline, who ended up testifying against him, to send a text message from Dawn’s phone saying she was in Florida. David was sentenced to 15-years to life for the murder of Dawn. Dawn’s remains are still missing.
Police and fire used jackhammers yesterday to break through the floor of a Lomita, Calif restaurant to search for the remains of Dawn Viens.
I have written a few articles about this saga. Wife goes missing, husband says she left voluntarily, husband moves girl friend into house AND gives the girlfriend his wife’s old job, girlfriend throws away wife’s stuff, police 16 months later want to talk to husband and he jumps over a 60 foot cliff. Natural progress in a case like this, right?
So, husband wakes up from coma and I am guessing he is finally talking and have told them that she is buried underneath the concrete slab of the restaurant.
I wonder if the husband’s girlfriend has decided to quit her job, move out and leave this guy. Hmmmm, probably not, she’s probably still living in the boyfriend’s house and will probably take over the restaurant when he eventually goes to jail.
If you get a chance follow the link below. There is a video on the left of the article with great aerial footage of the police digging.