I agree HJ. I have been watching the Caycee Anthony drama on HLN and Mike Brooks, former FBI investigator is always suggesting that those with nothing to hide should have no problem taking a polygraph, to eliminate any doubt they are involved. I also agree that at first I thought she was wrong. Then, I got to thinkin, did the police know the day he died that David Ruffin had left his girlfriend of two years and was with another woman when they conducted the investigation? I didn't know it until der68 posted that fact on the board. I didn't know David Ruffin was having trouble with the limousine owner in January 1991 and they had a falling out. Did the police know that when they investigated his death? The limousine owner did not mention he had the money at first. Drex amy be on to something. Go back and read the articles, those are not the first things he tells. Both he and the girlfriend only talk about David Ruffin being a drug user, not the limo owner had David Ruffin's money nor did the girlfriend mention Ruffin was with another women. I agree with Drex, I would like to know exactly when the girlfriend found out David Ruffin was with another woman and who did she hear it from. Drex, I think you are on to something. Essa (HJ, not my real name either. These folks can be brutal)
Really? Tell me more. I have seen three newspapers and two book articles where the former girlfriend said they were talking about getting married. I don't know if she or the best friend were involved or not, but I do wonder if the police knew EVERYTHING that is know now when they investigated David Ruffin's death. Did they know David Ruffin was with der68 and had left the girlfriend and the best friend was the last person to have David Ruffin's money. Don't tell me people haven't killed for less. I know a kid that was killed for a pair of $80 shoes and a woman who killed her man for talking to his ex-wife.
Does anyone know if the chief investigator knew everything that went on with these people the week before David Ruffin died?
Drex, I have been a peeper since the old board. I will admit, I doubted you. But there is one thing you posted from a newspaper that I think about all the time. The same woman David Ruffin left and cheated on is pictured in a limousine owned by the same man who last had the money. I do not believe he died by his own hand. I don't want to start a war, but know this old boy formerly from 7 mile is own your side. Do not give up. H Johnson (not my real name, work agency) North Little Rock
I am in Seattle and glasses are at the hotel, we all know I can't spell, now I can spell or see...
If they premeditated his death before Friday, May 30, they failed to get their stories straight. Possibly they simply wanted to overdose him to convince him he lost the cash and it went too far or - another theory (thanks Ledy) to get David Ruffin to relaspe, to humiliate him so he would NEED his connections in Philadelphia. I still welcome all theories.
The first rule of learning to lie is to put enough truth in it to make it plausible.
They failed. There are so many contradictions and a large gap in the timeline. If an unaffiliated third party can deduct so much from THEIR OWN published acouunts just think what a professional investigator......well anywho.
Diane didn't allow David to use drugs, yet she rode in a caddyshake limo owned by a driver to the drug dens. Murrell did or didn't know Brown, Nowell gave Brown the $200 for drugs, there was a refund special that night on crack. Whatever.
Theory: Why was the briefcase taken to Diane? How else would she, who told Eddie and others she had not seen the money, explain her fingerprints on the briefcase had it been "located" by any other means? By it being "brought to her" instead of the briefcase first going to the police, she could explain that she looked inside it after his death and that is why her prints would be on the briefcase.
They didn't count on Eddie, Ms. Bowen and the others being as "informative" as they were to the PPD. They did not cough up explantions until they had to. Both Murrell and Showers focused on Mr. David's drug habit.
Neither told the press on Saturday that one had possession of the money prior to his death and the other already had possession of the briefcase at the time she made her first comments to be publised in Sunday's Philadelphia newspaper. These facts did not come out until Monday. By then it was too late, Mr. Ruffin's body was already at Nix's Funeral Home. Too many people had touch the briefcase, Nowell had time to clean 1717 52nd. Street, Linster "Butch" Murrell had time to clean up the limousine and Donald Brown went into hiding until he was given up late Sunday night. 48 hours had passed, there was no CSI at this one and what shabby search did occur was pointless. Too much time had passed.
I wonder why Butch Murrell did not retrieve the briefcase upon Donald Brown's 4 AM return of the limousine. According to Murrell, Brown disclosed he had driven an overdosed David to the hospital then surely Brown mentioned the briefcase was still at the crackhouse(((?)))
According to Murrell David had 40G on him, why did Murrell wait to retrieve the briefcase until after Eddie Kendrick called later that same morning?
If Butch wasn't with David and David was dead, and dead men don't talk, then who else but Brown told Murrell about the briefcase's location? The July 1991 edition of Rolling Stone quotes that Brown told police "he left behind the briefcase while loading David Ruffin into the limousine." When did Brown remember he had left it behind? Too little too late, the case was closed.