Update to this post dated 1/31/2012: I have not been able to verify Patrick McStay's current status. Numerous people have left comments stating he was successfully extradited from Texas to New Orleans to face charges on alleged financial improprieties. I've heard conflicting reports about whether or not he posted bail. Most seemed to think he was still being held, which makes me wonder if bail was set prohibitively high since he had previously been a fugitive with regard to the Louisiana warrant. If anyone has media or press confirmation (please don't leave any unsourced comments or I'll just delete them) as to his current status I'd be interested to hear. Also, if anyone knows the exact nature of the charges or if any additional charges have been filed--particularly if any of these charges were related to the McStay family disappearance. I'm doubting the latter is the case and am leaning towards the idea that P.M.'s legal woes are probably separate problems from any problems which might have been the reason for the McStays' disappearance. But we will see what we will see, I guess. For the record, as of this date, I believe the McStays are all alive and well, and that they disappeared of their own volition. For my reasons regarding this, just go to the homepage of this blog and look at the left hand side for the most read blog posts on this site and you'll see several other posts I did exploring several diverse theories which I feel are plausible explanations of the reasons for the family's disappearance.
I found something troubling tonight.
Read this article, which shows you the San Diego detectives on this case are starting to lean towards the idea that the entire family might be victims of homicide.
That's from the IR3 (Search-and-rescue group looking for the McStays) site.
But focus on the name Dan Kavanaugh in that article.
Now read this description of a Dan Kavanaugh from San Diego.
Is that the same business associate?
If so, and if this source is accurate, the woman says he is a "psycho and stalker."
She paints him as a liar and says he's "like a sociopath."
If some of the last contacts the McStays were having were with this guy, I have to ask, "Was this individual scrutizined by law enforcement?"
If Summer's phone stayed on when Joseph's went silent and continued to receive those text messages, does this hint at possible collusion?
Should I flipflop back to the "Summer and another guy, Joseph dead" theory. Which is what I believed until that latest documentary gave me hope again they were all alive.
But this Kavanaugh guy.
How closely has he been looked at?
Could he have been the other individual accompanying Summer into Mexico? Is he alibied out for that time?
Or could he have hired someome to escort Summer to wherever she was going?
I always said the way her phone continued on past his going dead bothered me, that additional activity on hers.
And if you Google "Dan Kavanaugh" and "Summer McStay" in quotes like that you get a very tiny number of citations.
How have their names not been linked before? I mean if he was Joseph's "business associate" and designed websites for J.M.'s fountain business back in San Diego.