I'm promoting a comment left on one of my posts on the McStays to a post here, because I think it's very important.
I have every reason to believe this is a legitimate comment, but if anyone discovers this is not accurate, please notify me immediately so that I might delete this.
But it seems totally legit.
(Note: I did just make a call to the district attorney's office in New Orleans to verify that this individual does indeed work there. Because I was worried when I Googled his name. I didn't see this information tumbling through the media as I expected it to. Nick Geraci seems to share a name with a well-known fictional character (Google it if you don't believe me) in crime fiction. Mark Winegardner novels. So that set off alarm bells thinking this might be a hoax. That's why I went to the trouble of verifying with the phone call. The receptionist tried to transfer me before I could explain that I didn't need to talk to Mr. Geraci. So if you read this, Nick, and you're wondering why a PA number hangup showed up on your caller i.d., that's the simple answer. I don't have any tips. I was just trying to be responsible.)
This is very disturbing news.
Because my optimistic theory about what might have happened to the McStays might just collide with this very scary fact.
People have been saying for some time how disturbing and counter-productive to the investigation Patrick McStay's behavior has been.
And the documentaries tended to gloss over or not even mention this individual.
A mote to trouble the mind's eye.
God, I hope this is not related.
But J.M. and S.M. did have their names affiliated with an "online business" (real estate) that looked very sketchy (see that online sleuths website for more on this) that was started by Patrick McStay.
You tend to think you can trust your own father.
But seeing this, and knowing that they could have had hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash on them....not good.
But it could just mean that there was criminality on the part of one or both of the higher-profile McStays. It could point in that direction. That in their desperation for money, they turned to Joseph's father for "help." And perhaps got embroiled in either a trap or something that went horribly wrong south of the border.
It could be that whatever investigation was closing in on Patrick McStay was narrowing the noose rapidly, and he decided to join them or went his own way. That is, if he is even missing. At first that's how I read the notice about the warrant. That he was missing. But rereading it, it sounds as though it might just be a case where Louisiana is not getting the cooperation it wants from Texas law enforcement.
But this new fact could play into the other facts this way:
1) They were in business together (even if the visible business they shared didn't seem to make any money).
2) They vanish.
3) A warrant is later issued for Patrick McStay (did he vanish or is Texas just not cooperating with extradition?)
4) We have the border crossing video when their car was parked right at the border (walking distance).
5) I think it's more probable he shared in their reason for disappearing than that he was the reason for their disappearance.
6) I still say they are all alive.
P.M. (J.M.'s father) would probably be one of the only people on the planet he'd trust enough to listen to if told to travel into Mexico by night and take his kids. Even if it was some sort of illegal activity. Because everyone (myself included) asked if you were going to do something that dangerous, why take your kids. If you had complete assurance from your father, you might.
But if this guy had his son and family killed off in Mexico (and I definitely don't believe they died stateside if they are even dead) he has to be a total sociopath. And people usually know if someone's a sociopath by that age. So I would think there would be a seriously scary history that people (including law enforcement) would know about.
Alternatively, P.M. could have got his son and daughter-in-law involved in criminal activity he thought would net them serious money, and then sent them (unknowingly) into a death trap. That might explain why we haven't seen him participating in any of the high profile coverage of the case. And I had read he was criticizing law enforcement's strategies and handling of the case. Maybe that's because they weren't listening to him and following his misdirection?
I'm hoping it's jut a matter of collusion or--even better--that it's unrelated to the disappearance.
But it is worrisome.
The District Attorney’s Office in New Orleans is trying to locate Patrick Robert McStay. The information we have is that McStay lives at 17726 Seven Pines Drive in Spring, Texas.
The Harris County Sheriff’s Office has been notified numerous times with reference to outstanding felony warrants in Louisiana. If anyone can locate McStay, please contact your local law enforcement agency. The DA’s Office will extradite. McStay’s warrants are in the NCIC national system.