Husband finds missing wife dead in the snow (in Kingdom Hall parking lot)

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    F betterdaze posted Sat, 02 Jan 2010 11:18:00 GMT(1/2/2010)

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    Husband finds missing wife dead in the snow

    By LISA DEMER
    ldemer@adn.com
    Published: 01/01/10 5:41 am | Updated: 01/01/10 5:41 am

    An Anchorage man who reported his wife missing on Sunday found her Thursday afternoon, dead and lying in the snow next to her religious meeting hall. Police say their preliminary investigation indicates that she died of exposure and there are no signs of foul play.

    Robin Rosario, 54, was last seen by her husband, Edgardo, the evening of Dec. 26, police said. When he got home from work around 4 p.m. the next day, he saw she had put pillows under the blankets so that he would think she was still in bed. He called police to report her missing. She was despondent and he feared she was suicidal. She had been drinking the night of Dec. 26, he told police.

    The Anchorage Police Department's auxiliary search team checked the area around their home on Wesleyan Drive, as well as wooded areas nearby, but couldn't find her. Someone thought they'd seen her Sunday afternoon at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses.

    Twenty-five people searched over two days; the search effort included five or six dogs from Alaska Search and Rescue, said Anchorage police spokeswoman Anita Shell.

    Much of the search focused on the trails on which she loved to walk around University Lake near her home. Rosario was also an avid recreational runner. Her name shows up in published race results dating back for many years.

    Her husband continued to search, and at about 1:30 p.m. Thursday he found her body on a snow pile in the Kingdom Hall parking lot. The hall, at 2520 Wesleyan Drive, is about a mile from their house. She was wearing a white coat, which Shell said may explain why no one spotted her earlier.

    The state medical examiner will perform an autopsy.

    nugget posted Sat, 02 Jan 2010 11:49:00 GMT(1/2/2010)

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    How very sad. I feel for her husband he must have been so worried. Poor lady.

    F lisavegas420 posted Sat, 02 Jan 2010 12:35:00 GMT(1/2/2010)

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    How horrible.

    lisa

    F wannaexit posted Sat, 02 Jan 2010 12:50:00 GMT(1/2/2010)

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    So sad!!!! so much for Jw being the happiest people on earth.

    M SnakesInTheTower posted Sat, 02 Jan 2010 12:52:00 GMT(1/2/2010)

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    An Anchorage man who reported his wife missing on Sunday found her Thursday afternoon, dead and lying in the snow next to her religious meeting hall.

    this is very sad....

    was last seen by her husband, Edgardo, the evening of Dec. 26, police said. When he got home from work around 4 p.m. the next day, he saw she had put pillows under the blankets so that he would think she was still in bed. He called police to report her missing

    and a side note to the purpose of this board...what does this tell us about how much field service the witnesses are doing now... husband last sees her Saturday night, goes to work. comes home from work thinks finds her gone..she tries the pillow trick so he doesnt know she has gone to the meeting Sunday morning? Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday...no one goes out in service from the KH? No one finds her in the snow pile? I have to assume no one was there for 4 days. When I was a kid I lived in Juneau in the early 70s...dubs were always out in service....no matter the day of the week. Why did no one think to check the KH? White coat or not, something is wrong here.

    Snakes (Rich )

    Satanus posted Sat, 02 Jan 2010 14:40:00 GMT(1/2/2010)

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    Looks like suicide, well planned. Some booze to numb the pain, and then going to sleep in the bitter cold.

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    F mouthy posted Sat, 02 Jan 2010 14:43:00 GMT(1/2/2010)

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    Very sad... Since they are allowed to drink, & that was her downfall I guess
    Guess now she will be safe in the arms of her Creator.( I hope)

    VM44 posted Sat, 02 Jan 2010 14:46:00 GMT(1/2/2010)

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    Why wasn't the parking lot cleared of the snow?

    Is this the Kingdom Hall parking lot where she was found?

    http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&source=hp&ie=UTF8&q=2520+Wesleyan+Drive,+Anchorage,+Alaska&fb=1&gl=us&hnear=&cid=0,0,1278778596753840577&ei=8Vk_S9K6N4X-tAPkzLHABA&ved=0CAkQnwIwAA&hq=2520+Wesleyan+Drive,+Anchorage,+Alaska&ll=61.197469,-149.792147&spn=0.002249,0.006706&t=h&z=17

    M Billy the Ex-Bethelite posted Sat, 02 Jan 2010 22:19:00 GMT(1/2/2010)

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    Sad.

    M hubert posted Sat, 02 Jan 2010 22:34:00 GMT(1/2/2010)

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    I always feel bad when I read stories about suicides.

    With that in mind, I wonder if there is more to this story than meets the eye?

    Like.....DF'd for drinking and making sure she died near the Hall that df'd her?

    I'm just wondering.

    Hubert

    F Dagney posted Sat, 02 Jan 2010 22:38:00 GMT(1/2/2010)

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    Very sad.

    F nelly136 posted Sun, 03 Jan 2010 01:05:00 GMT(1/3/2010)

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    am with snakes on this, dunno what it is but it just didnt read right to me, maybe its the way the news item is worded but summat seems a bit odd.

    M What-A-Coincidence posted Sun, 03 Jan 2010 01:07:00 GMT(1/3/2010)

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    note to self: DON'T WEAR WHITE IN THE WINTER

    F nelly136 posted Sun, 03 Jan 2010 01:38:00 GMT(1/3/2010)

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    the missing report doesnt seem quite the ticket either

    http://www.thenewstribune.com/news/northwest/story/1012260.html

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Anchorage police are looking for a woman who is missing and may be suicidal.

    Robin Rosario was reported missing Sunday afternoon. Her husband last saw her Saturday when he left for work. He says when he got home he thought she was still in bed. He didn't realize she was not home until the next afternoon. Police say she left all her belongings behind.

    Rosario is 52 years old and is described as a white female, 5-foot-3-inches tall weighing about 140 pounds.

    She has brown hair and blue eyes and may be wearing a white down or a red ski jacket.

    picture of missing lady on link

    Anyone with information is asked to call Anchorage Police at 786-8900.

    M SirNose586 posted Sun, 03 Jan 2010 03:26:00 GMT(1/3/2010)

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    I always feel bad when I read stories about suicides.
    With that in mind, I wonder if there is more to this story than meets the eye?
    Like.....DF'd for drinking and making sure she died near the Hall that df'd her?
    I'm just wondering.
    Hubert

    You might be right. The story says "Someone thought they'd seen her Sunday afternoon at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses." The two most plausible explanations (IMO) seem to be that either she came late and left early, or was DF'd and would consequently be ignored. The latter would certainly provide reason for her to feel absolutely worthless.

    Out at Last! posted Sun, 03 Jan 2010 07:32:00 GMT(1/3/2010)

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    She was despondent and he feared she was suicidal. She had been drinking the night of Dec. 26, he told police.

    Most suicides are around Christmas. You know how dubs are against celebrating or enjoying holidays. Maybe she was depressed because she could not be like 99.9% of normal people and enjoy Christmas.

    F lisavegas420 posted Sun, 03 Jan 2010 11:22:00 GMT(1/3/2010)

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    I have spoken with an xJW that lives in the missing womans' area. He wrote back and said that he knew the couple. That both were both 'in'..kinda.

    He also said the woman had recently received a DUI.

    lisa

    F betterdaze posted Sun, 03 Jan 2010 16:38:00 GMT(1/3/2010)

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    At first I thought Mrs. Rosario was fleeing an abusive husband. But Lisa's right: DUI Arrestees. Talk about "blood guilty before Jehovah" if the elders drove her to suicide with their disfellowshipping punishment, on top of her recent trouble. Other faiths readily suggest counseling/rehab, but the Jehovah's Witnesses shoot their own wounded!

    How come her poor husband had to search at the Kingdom Hall himself after 5 days? Were the POS elders that incompetent? Or were they obstructing justice as usual with theocratic warfare on the police?

    ~Sue

    M obiwan posted Sun, 03 Jan 2010 19:36:00 GMT(1/3/2010)

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    I'm am the ex-jw Lisa refers to above. I knew her and her husband many years ago. I also see the husband at the gym I attend, he is a trainer there.

    It's all really strange. There are so many things that just don't jive. We've had a bunch of snow lately and if the snow banks are large enough, I mean, who looks at a snow bank? You've seen one, you've seen them all.

    At one point, they ran a B&B in there home. She was involved in a few marathons. From what I remember, they weren't very strong jw's.

    I want to attend the funeral for the husband only if they (elders) treat it as a suicide. I don't know if any of you have known a jw to commit suicide and what the funeral services are like but I can tell all of you it's very sad. No one attends unless they can attend "with a clean conscience" (SP?) and even then, the services cannot be held at the hall. The service that I attended was at someone's home....and it was a small group.

    The husband loved his wife very much, this much I know. I really feel for him. There are so many questions with this.

    Satanus posted Sun, 03 Jan 2010 23:33:00 GMT(1/3/2010)

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    It must be around 30 below zero, now, eh?

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