Dropped off in a predominantly black community. Why? To blame them? To accuse them of the heinous crime? Who? Why? Just three miles away from her house. Not Henderson Kentucky like Cara Beckerle swore by. She did really good by throwing us off her scent. I knew that child was CLOSE. MOTHERS ALWAYS KEEP THEIR CHILDREN CLOSE.
Aleah was found two streets over from Kentucky Avenue. Cara always stated that Aleah was in Kentucky. Is this a coincidence?
Was Cara Beckerle giving us a clue as to where her daughter was the entire time? Behind every lie, there is some truth. As I go back over this story and read the things that I wrote, I just can’t believe this will be my last missing child’s case. If I can find a way to do this without caring and getting my emotions involved, I’d be unstoppable and so many children who suffer will be known. You guys would know their names and more of an outcry will be heard.
The case has turned to a criminal investigation.
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Sources say that a call came in to a detective stating that they had information about the Beckerle case. That call lead them to the house where she was found.
The day Aleah Beckerle was found is also her sister Carly Marshae Roachs Birthday. Coincidence?
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Here are eight takeaways from statements by Evansville Police spokesman Capt. Andy Chandler and lead investigator Detective Brent Melton on Wednesday afternoon.
- An autopsy conducted Wednesday morning found the body was Aleah Beckerle, but the Vanderburgh County Coroner’s Office has not yet ruled the cause and manner of her death.
- The Vanderburgh County Coroner’s office confirmed this information publicly midday Wednesday, before the news conference, and police repeated it during the news conference. Detectives notified the Beckerle family before the news conference
- Manner of death is different from cause of death because it refers to the way death occurred — potential categories include homicide, accident and natural causes.
- The investigation is still active and has taken a new focus with the discovery of Beckerle’s body. No one is in custody in relation to her death.
- “It’s now changed from an effort to locate a missing person to now being a criminal investigation,” Chandler said.
- Melton estimated police had searched 150-plus locations in vacant houses, bodies of water and even in Kentucky.
- Those searches included a landfill in Pike County and an area near a salvage yard on Weinbach Avenue near I-69, where investigators found animal remains in a shallow grave.
- Police have not ruled out any suspects.
- At earlier stages in the search, Evansville police have said no one was cleared of suspicion. Chandler said this again Wednesday in direct response to a reporter asking whether or not Aleah Beckerle’s family members were still under investigation.
- Police were also asked about this in August, when three people were arrested and accused of beating a false confession out of a man they believed was involved in Beckerle’s disappearance. According to Chandler’s statement today, none of those three people nor the man who was beaten have been cleared of suspicion. All three people arrested were convicted of battery charges in the beating, and two were convicted on criminal confinement charges.
- It’s not clear how long Beckerle’s body had been in the home.
- Chandler said it appeared to have been decomposing “for some time” but that an exact time frame could not be conclusively determined.
- Police are expecting to find more evidence now that Beckerle’s body has been found.
- Chandler would not specify what evidence or what had been found near the body, saying he did not want to compromise the investigation by revealing that information.
- He did not confirm if police knew of any connection between the Beckerle family and the house where Beckerle was found.
- “We will have a number of leads, tips and investigative matters we’re going to look into,” Chandler said. “We don’t want to tip our hand and provide any tactics or strategy of this investigation going forward.”
- Police are not calling this a homicide investigation, but a criminal investigation.
- Chandler said this is because the coroner has not made an official ruling on the manner of death.
- Police have said from the start they believe foul play was involved, and Chandler reiterated this at the press conference: “Due to her disability, the circumstances of her disappearance led investigators to believe that foul play had occurred.”
- Since cause and manner of death were unknown as of Wednesday afternoon, the nature of the foul play is not clear yet.
- At the beginning of the press conference, Capt. Andy Chandler stressed Beckerle’s vulnerability.
- “One of Evansville’s most vulnerable and helpless people, Aleah Beckerle, went missing from her home last July under suspicious circumstances,” Chandler said. “Aleah was a 19-year-old handicapped woman totally dependent on others for her care, well-being and ability to be mobile.” He went on to say this was why police found her disappearance suspicious.
- Beckerle was wheelchair-bound, nearly immobile and nonverbal. Family members previously told the Courier & Press that her cognitive development had slowed and stalled early in life after a severe illness when she was an infant.
- Police are hoping the new discovery puts pressure on the person or people responsible.
- “We truly hope someone with convictions of their character and courage will step forward,” Chandler said.
- Anyone with information on the case can call Evansville Police Department at 812-436-7979 or the WeTip hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (1-800-782-7463).
Terrence Wayne Roach has been arrested and accused of multiple charges, including abuse of a corpse, burglary resulting in bodily injury, criminal confinement, kidnapping, and murder.
It has since been confirmed that this arrest is connected to the Aleah Beckerle case.
Eyewitness News expects to have further details about this arrest confirmed at a 5:30 p.m. news conference.
It is now known that Terrence allegedly placed her body in the attic or near. And he lived next door with his step father.
When more develops I’ll provide details.