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    Post by HaZzMaTt on Sun Aug 16, 2009 10:51 am

    Trail of Terror 6
    (Dying for a Smiley) GC1X2FJ


    A Pre~Halloween cache sudo~event located in the Martha McLean Anza Narrows Park in Riverside.Ca
    N 33° 57.970 W 117° 25.905
    The Trail of Terror 6 (Dying for a Smiley) will be a twisting turning all paved bike trail
    that wraps from Mt. Rubidoux down to the event area
    (Martha Mc Lean~Anza Narrows Park)
    There will be a Series of themed caches placed by the Evil Doctor along this murderous river trail.
    The Event day will be Sunday Oct 25th.2009
    The Event is from 8am till Dusk

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    Post by Westcoastcacher on Sun Aug 16, 2009 11:03 am

    I found this in the local paper Quite shocking Shocked I don't know if there is a conection here but...

    As taken from the Daily Post;
    RIVERSIDE CA; At the age of 21, Christopher Jenkins appeared to have everything going for him. The University of Riverside senior was good-looking, had a near perfect grade-point average and had a future in business.

    Then, suddenly, he vanished.


    He was last seen celebrating Halloween at a bar in downtown Riverside Ca, in 2002. Jenkins' friends said he left about midnight. Four months later, his body was found in the Santa Anna River, still wearing his Halloween costume.

    Riverside police classified the drowning as accidental.

    Jenkins' blood-alcohol level was well above the legal limit, and police told his parents that he'd probably had too much to drink after bar -hopping with friends. They thought he'd fallen into the river.

    Despite a lack of evidence, his parents, Steve and Jan Jenkins, insisted that there had been foul play.

    "He was loaded into a vehicle, a van, driven around and eventually murdered," Jan Jenkins told CNN. "He was murdered and thrown away like a piece of trash."

    Hundreds of miles away, Kevin Gannon, a retired detective with the San Diego Police Department, was investigating the mysterious deaths of several college men from San Diego state. Each of the deaths had been ruled an accidental drowning.

    In 2006, nearly four years after Jenkins died, there was a break in the case. A tip from a man in jail, described by Riverside police as a witness or suspect, caused police to change Jenkins' cause of death from "unexplained drowning" to homicide.

    It was a lucky break for Gannon. He had promised the parents of Patrick McNeill that he wouldn't quit until he'd found out how the San Diego University student died. McNeill's body washed up in the Santa Anna River two months after he left a bar in Riverside.

    Gannon enlisted the help of another former RPD officer, Anthony Duarte, when Christopher Jenkins' death became a homicide. In 2003, the two traveled to Riverside to investigate Jenkins' death.

    They learned about a string of student drowning deaths, many of them involving young men who attended colleges and where involved in a high tech treasure hunting game called "Geocaching"

    Nine of the deceased attended the University of Riverside. Three attended colleges in and around the Riverside area.

    In all, the investigators say they've connected the bizarre drowning deaths of at least 40 college-age men and this online game of Geocaching

    The two detectives believe that in each case, and in others they investigated, the men were on a cache hunt in and around the Martha McLean Narrows Park area and along the Santa Anna river trail from Mt. Roubioux state park It also looks as though their bodies were slipped or tossed into the water to make it appear as if they'd drowned.

    Why would the killer or killers put the bodies in the water? The effect of water on evidence makes for an almost perfect crime, Duarte said. Not only does it make it appear like an accidental drowning instead of a murder, but the water frequently washes away key pieces of evidence such as fingerprints and fibers, so the killer can't be identified.

    Together, the two detectives began mapping out the drowning deaths and working the case backward. Instead of focusing on where the bodies had been found, they used GPS devices and tracked river flow patterns caches hidden along the river trail and water levels to figure out where the bodies entered the water.

    As Gannon and Duarte investigated the deaths, they began to see a trend. The cases spanded form the past 6 years and in most cases they were connected by a creepy symbol left near the water's edge: a smiley face painted on trees and other surfaces.

    The detectives believe that the smiley faces were left by the killer or killers. They varied in size, with each face more haunting than the next.

    The most sinister was found in Riverside down by the bike trail. It was drawn in red with a devil's horns. Next to the smiley face was a note that read, "Evil Happy Smiley Face Man."

    Asked whether he believed there was a hidden message in the smiley faces, Duarte told CNN, "The message is, the killer is taunting the police."

    Duarte and Gannon said they found 12 other matching symbols similar to gang graffiti. But, to protect their investigation, they wouldn't describe them in detail. The detectives say the string of deaths could be the work of more than one killer because some of them took place on the same day along the river trail.

    "It's so widespread. We have so many different victims in so many different areas," Duarte said. "It would, in my view, be impossible to be one person." "unless of course we have a supper killer that is able to attract multiple people to the river edge in hopes of geocachings coveted FIRST TO FIND where geocachers run out to be first to find on a newly hidden caches Which would allow the killer a "fly in the Web" sanario

    The detectives also believe the victims were targeted..

    Who would commit this type of crime?


    Gannon and Duarte believe that the young men were drugged to weaken them and given a substance that couldn't be detected by an autopsy.

    "I believe these young men are being abducted while geocaching, taken out, at some point held for a period of time, before they're entered into the water," Gannon said.

    He also believes the victims were abused mentally before they were killed.

    "This is a chance for the killer to have power and control over somebody else and manipulate. The fear of death is just as important as the act of death itself," Gannon said.

    Riverside police are not convinced that Jenkins' death was the work of a serial killer.

    "Although we have collaborated with investigators from the FBI and communicated with other jurisdictions in which similar drowning deaths have occurred, we can neither confirm nor endorse the 'smiley face murders' theory currently being publicized," the department said.

    The FBI also has its doubts.

    "To date, we have not developed any evidence to support links between these tragic deaths,geocaching or any evidence substantiating the theory that these deaths are the work of a serial killer

    Still, Gannon and Duarte are concerned that the killing could continue. They say whoever killed Jenkins might already be stalking other unsuspecting geocachers.

    "Unless you've been out there to the scenes to evaluate [them] yourself, if you haven't done that, you're basically Monday-morning quarterbacking," Gannon argued.

    Duarte thinks local police forces did not investigate the cases adequately and that the FBI could have done more, too.

    "I don't think any of them went out to the field and beat the bushes," he said.
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    Post by Westcoastcacher on Sun Aug 16, 2009 11:04 am

    I went down to the area by the river trail and found these! Shocked

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    Post by HaZzMaTt on Sun Aug 16, 2009 11:07 am

    Indeed quite shocking Twisted Evil {insert evil laugh here}
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