The John Doe Times
Vol. IV, No. 9
1 March 1997
IN THIS ISSUE:
- **Wyoming Highway Patrol Finds Motorhome for Feds, FBI Still Can't
Find Kehoe Brothers... Sheesh!
- ** TRAVELING-NAZI-FUGITIVE-CIRCUS ELUDES MASTERFUL FBI DRAGNET!
- ** Kehoe Boys Leave Behind a Portable Stretcher, Body Bag and Duct
Tape: Were They Measuring Someone in Ohio for the Mueller Treatment?
- ** "Have Bodybag, Will Travel."
- **A JOHN DOE TIMES' HINT TO LOUIS FREEH: DRAW A LINE ON THE MAP, LOUIS.
CAN YOU SAY "VANCOUVER"? THAT'S VAN-COO-VER, YOU KNOW, LIKE "HOOVER"?
- **Also: Dallas Morning Snooze Startles The Populace With McVeigh Tale.
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KEHOE BOYS: HAVE BODYBAG, WILL TRAVEL OR, DUCT TAPE-- A THOUSAND AND
"YOU'RE GOING TO HANG ME UP HERE AGAIN."
28 February 1997
Search Warrant Unsealed
Guns, ammo found in shootout vehicle.
By Jim Woods, Dispatch Staff Reporter
Wilmington, Ohio-- Six guns, more than 4,000 rounds of ammunition, bulletproof
vests and a large quantity of military-type gear were found in a 1977 Chevrolet
Suburban abandoned by two brothers after shootouts with law enforcement
officers on Feb. 15, a search warrant revealed.
Chevie O'Brien Kehoe, 24, and Cheyne C. Kehoe, 20, both of Colville,
Wash., also had hats and jackets with FBI and police logos, and two U.S.
Marshal badges, according to a search warrant inventory unsealed yesterday.
Sgt. John Born of the State Highway patrol characterized the seized
items as "a substantial amount of evidence."
When asked what use the fugitive brothers would have for the military-style
cache, Born replied: "That's one of the questions we'd like to ask
them. Our focus is on trying to locate them."
A nationwide manhunt is underway for the Kehoes, who face a 16-count
indictment for shooting at a patrol trooper, a Clinton County deputy sheriff
and two Wilmington police officers after a traffic stop. Born said the
patrol has assigned five investigators to the case which he said "is
Some of the evidence seized from the Suburban has been shared with law
enforcement investigators from Arkansas and the Spokane, Wash., area, who
are investigating the Kehoes' potential links to other crimes.
Chevie Kehoe is sought for questioning in the slayings of Tilly, Ark.,
gun dealer David Mueller, 52, his wife Nancy, 28, and her daughter, Sarah
Elizabeth Powell, 8. The three disappeared in January 1996. Their decomposed
bodies were dredged from the Illinois Bayou near Russellville, Ark., on
Chevie Kehoe, who made his living trading and selling guns at shows,
was indicted on Tuesday by a federal grand jury in Spokane on three firearms
violations. He is accused of possessing a pistol stolen from Mueller in
October 1995 and a .223-caliber rifle taken from Mueller when the gun dealer
disappeared in 1996.
"At this point our concern with Chevie Kehoe is how he came into
possession of those guns," said Pope County, Ark., Sheriff Jay Winters,
who is leading the murder investigation.
The bodies of the three victims were bound with duct tape. A roll of
duct tape was found in the Suburban.
When asked if he was interested in duct tape found in the Suburban,
Winters replied: "You're going to hang me up here again."
The FBI has "absolutely no comment" on the items seized in
the search warrant, said Steve Kosky, a Cincinnati based FBI spokesman.
Born said that finding three bulletproof vests and a piece of body armor
in the Suburban lends credence to a theory that Cheyne Kehoe put on a vest
prior to exchanging gunfire with a trooper and deputy during the first
confrontation in Wilmington.
Clinton County Sheriff Ralph Fizer said he believes an FBI enhanced
video of the first shootout shows that Cheyne Kehoe, firing a .45-caliber
handgun, appears to flinch. Fizer said no blood was found at the scene
on Rt. 73.
Chevie Kehoe is believed to have used a .223-caliber rifle when he fired
26 shots during the second shootout with two Wilmington police officers
at the Clinton Electrical and Plumbing Supply, Inc., 1450 W. Main Street.
After Chevie Kehoe fled, the officers found a loaded M-16 rifle in the
Here is a list of some items seized from a 1977 Chevrolet Suburban (shown
below) that was involved in a shootout with a State Highway Patrol trooper,
Clinton County deputy sheriff and Wilmington police enforcement officers
on Feb. 15:
**Ammunition: Clips and bags of more than 4,000 rounds of ammunition,
**Weapons*: .308-caliber bolt-action rifle with scope; .45 caliber semiautomatic
pistol; SKS military assault rifle; 9mm semiautomatic Glock pistol; .22-caliber
*Fugitive Chevie Kehoe is believed to have fired a semiautomatic .223-caliber
rifle. A fully loaded M-16 was recovered from the front seat by Wilmington
police after the shootings.
**Miscellaneous: Three bulletproof vests and one body armor plate; two
FBI logo baseball caps; two U.S. Marshal badges; three raid jackets with
federal and police logos; handcuffs; portable scanner radio; gas grenade;
pepper spray; portable stretcher and body bag; latex gloves; duct tape
$800.00; three gas masks; camouflage clothing; survival gear; face covers.
Source: Clinton County Municipal Court Records.
FBI RUNS IN CIRCLES WHILE KEHOE BOYS MAKE BEELINE FOR NEO-NAZI VACATION
SPOT: VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA
Wyoming Highway Patrol Finds Motorhome for FBI
Clueless In Spokane
FBI Tracks Fugitives to Wyoming
97-03-01 20:35:39 EST
CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - FBI agents were expected in central Wyoming Saturday
following the discovery of a motor home believed to have been abandoned
by two brothers sought in a nationwide manhunt.
The Wyoming Highway Patrol on Friday ran a check of the late-model Dodge
motor home, which had not moved for days, and connected it to Chevie O'Brien
Kehoe, 24, and Cheyne C. Kehoe, 20, both of Colville, Wash.
The two are sought in connection with shootouts with police in Ohio.
Chevie Kehoe is also accused of having guns that were stolen from an Arkansas
gun dealer who, along with his wife and daughter, were killed last year.
The vehicle was left along Interstate 25 about 20 miles north of Casper.
Wyoming Department of Transportation spokesman Garth Oldham said it
wasn't clear if the Kehoes were still in the area. Authorities told people
to be on the lookout for the fugitives, who might be traveling with their
wives and four small children.
``I think the public should be concerned if they see four adults who
fit this description,'' Oldham said. ``But given the length of time between
when this motor home was abandoned there and now, it would be logical to
assume they probably have gone elsewhere.''
Chevie Kehoe was described as a white male, 5 feet 10 inches tall with
blue eyes, weighing about 145 pounds. Cheyne Kehoe was described as a white
male, 5 feet 10 inches to 6 feet 1 inch, weighing 150 to 170 pounds.
The FBI regional office in Denver referred questions about the investigation
in Casper to the highway patrol.
Oldham said the motor home was stored in a Department of Transportation
building, which was being guarded. He didn't know whether the FBI agents
had arrived in Casper.
The motor home was in the same spot for several days, Oldham said. A
highway patrol officer ran a check on the vehicle late Friday afternoon.
The National Crime Information Center Database connected the vehicle
to the fugitives, Oldham said. Authorities didn't know who the vehicle
was registered to.
The Kehoes were indicted on charges related to shootouts Feb. 15 with
police in Wilmington, Ohio, about 50 miles northeast of Cincinnati. They
are accused of shooting at a state trooper, a Clinton County deputy sheriff
and two Wilmington police officers in two separate shootouts after a traffic
The shootout involving the trooper and the deputy was filmed by a camera
mounted in a patrol cruiser. A police camera recorded the other shooting,
in which the windshield of a cruiser was shattered by a bullet.
Chevie Kehoe has also been indicted by a federal grand jury in Spokane,
Wash., on three firearms violations. He is accused of possessing a pistol
and a rifle that was stolen from Arkansas gun dealer William Mueller, who
was slain last year, along with his wife and daughter.
The three disappeared in January 1996. Their decomposed bodies were
dredged from the Illinois Bayou near Russellville, Ark., on June 28.
Authorities in Pope County, Ark., said they want to know how Chevie
Kehoe ended up with the guns.
JDT Commentary: Hey, inquiring minds want to know....
A JOHN DOE TIMES DISCLAIMER:
CAUTION-- STUFF YOU READ IN THE NEWSPAPER AIN'T NECESSARILY TRUE......
Report: McVeigh Admitted Bombing
97-02-28 17:51:12 EST
The Associated Press
DALLAS (AP) - Timothy McVeigh has admitted to members of his defense
team that he was responsible for bombing the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building
in Oklahoma City in April 1995, The Dallas Morning News reported Friday.
The newspaper said his goal was a ``body count.''
The Morning News, quoting confidential defense documents, said McVeigh
also implicated his co-defendant James Nichols, although insisting that
he alone drove the truck carrying the explosives that destroyed the building,
killing 168 people and injuring more than 500 more.
McVeigh is scheduled to go on trial March 31 in Denver on murder and
conspiracy charges. If convicted, he could receive the death penalty.
Stephen Jones, McVeigh's attorney, told the News he could not confirm
``I don't presume to know everything everybody has said,'' Jones said.
``But none of that sounds familiar to me.''
He suggested the reports were either stolen or faked and claimed the
newspaper obtained the documents illegally.
Ralph Langer, executive vice president and editor of The Dallas Morning
News, said the newspaper obtained the documents legally.
The newspaper, which made its story available on its World Wide Web
site on the Internet, said prosecutors had no comment. Neither did attorneys
for Nichols, who has pleaded innocent and denied any part in any illegal
activity related to the bombing.
During an interview with a defense team member last July, McVeigh was
asked about an anti-government activist's assertion that he would have
been a hero if he had bombed the building at night when fewer people would
have been killed.
``Mr. McVeigh looked directly into my eyes and told me, `That would
not have gotten the point across to the government. We needed a body count
to make our point,' '' the staff member wrote in notes of the interview
with McVeigh, the paper said.
The Morning News said the reports were based on meetings with McVeigh
between July and December 1995 at El Reno Federal Correctional Institution
in Oklahoma, where he was held before his transfer to the Denver area in
Jones and Justice Department spokeswoman Leesa Brown declined to comment
until they could review a copy of the copy.
Because the reports were based on McVeigh's meetings with a defense
team member, they are not available to prosecutors and will probably never
be introduced to the jury.
In one meeting, the paper said McVeigh disputed a waitress' claim that
she knew the identity of another man who actually drove the bomb truck.
``Mr. McVeigh again insisted that he was the one who drove the Ryder
truck,'' the interviewer wrote.
The paper said the reports contain several references by McVeigh to
Nichols' participation and knowledge of the bomb plot, but denied any involvement
by Terry Nichols' brother. James Nichols, of Decker, Mich., was arrested
after the bombing and held for a month as a material witness.
Federal prosecutors have accused McVeigh and Terry Nichols of starting
in September 1994 to assemble components for the bomb, allegedly built
the day before the blast at a lake near Mr. Nichols' home in Herington,
The reports show the government may have been low in estimates that
about 4,800 pounds of fertilizer went into the bomb.
McVeigh told the defense interviewer the device was built with 5,400
pounds of ammonium nitrate fertilizer - purchased for $540 - blended with
about $3,000 worth of high-powered racing fuel.
``Mr. McVeigh states that 108 50-pound bags of ammonium nitrate fertilizer
were mixed with the nitro fuel purchased by Terry Nichols. . .,'' says
The reports also detail McVeigh's account of a November 1994 robbery
that prosecutors say helped bankroll the bombing. In one report, McVeigh
said that Terry Nichols was the gunman in the holdup of Arkansas gun dealer
The indictment alleges McVeigh and Nichols ``caused'' the robbery and
got the proceeds from stolen guns, but does not identify the robber.
``Mr. McVeigh stated that he laid out the plan and that Terry Nichols
alone broke into Moore's house and stole the weapons,'' a report says.
McVeigh's account of what was done with the Moore loot closely tracked
a statement given in August 1995 by Michael Fortier, a former friend and
Army associate and now a key witness against him. Fortier pleaded guilty
to helping transport the stolen weapons and failing to warn the government
of the bomb plot.
McVeigh described how he and Fortier picked up the guns from Council
Grove, Kan., where Nichols had stored them. He said Fortier took the weapons
to sell in Kingman, Ariz., where both men once lived and worked.
McVeigh also detailed a burglary broadly outlined in the federal indictment.
McVeigh said that he and Nichols stole explosives from a storage building
at a Marion, Kan., quarry during an October 1994 break-in.
The New York Times reported the month after the bombing that Mr. McVeigh
acknowledged responsibility for the blast to two people - not named in
the article - who had visited him in prison.
In published interviews, Mr. McVeigh has avoided directly answering
the question of his guilt or innocence.
``The only way we can really answer that is that we are going to plead
not guilty,'' McVeigh was quoted in July 1995, after Newsweek magazine
reporters asked him, ``Did you do it?''
Reminded that he had an opportunity to flatly deny his guilt, McVeigh
said, ``We can't do that.''
Though Jones has described his client as ``all-American'' and McVeigh
has said he is not racist, the documents say McVeigh once sought to join
the Ku Klux Klan.
JDT Commentary: His Klan card was signed by Thom Robb of Harrison, Arkansas
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