Crossposting this submit from a person attempting to get somebody on the case of her moms homicide in Idaho. Anybody know anyone that might assist? : TrueCrime

My mom is Marie Ann Watson r/MarieAnnWatson

There may be an outline of her case here. The hyperlink consists of timelines, quite a few hyperlinks to exterior pages equivalent to her missing persons page on the Charley Mission.

In case you are aware of her case already, please scroll right down to the O~O~O~O~O to get to the “the way you would possibly be capable of assist” part.

In 1977, she was in a custody battle in opposition to Mike and Dorothy Rogers. They had been self-proclaimed (not licensed–there wasn’t such a factor again then) foster dad and mom. They’d custody of my half brother and me. There have been two investigations. The primary investigation consisted of asking somebody the place she went, and the following consisted of a big investigation which in the end went nowhere.

The second investigation occurred in 1996 after Ramon Rogers (previously Raymond Rogers, my foster brother on the time of my mom’s homicide) was arrested with a dismembered physique in his storage compartment.

The investigations happened in Emmett, Gem County, Idaho.

Nonetheless, a current investigation has been carried out, and the conclusion is that the precise homicide happened in Ada County, Idaho. State Trooper Tom Nesbitt was conducting the investigation with Idaho State Detective Vicki Gooch. Tom, reasonably than retiring, has moved on to a different division and is unable to be concerned additional within the case. I’ve been unsuccessful in connecting with Vicki; nonetheless, she is retiring this month, so it will do me no good to take action.

The state of my mom’s case is that this: The Ada County Prosecuting Lawyer needs to take the case on and prosecute. The Gem County Prosecuting Lawyer has agreed to show it over, however continues to dodge all efforts on the a part of the Ada PA to acquire the data of the investigation, which the Gem County PA holds and refuses to relinquish (regardless of statements that he would).

This isn’t the primary time there have been issues with Gem County releasing data of the investigations. In 1996, the file of the unique investigation consisted of 1 sheet of paper. But based on Information experiences, the Sheriff on the time said the “file on the disagreements between the 2 households” was large.

In 1996, numerous bones had been dug up from beneath the house the Rogerses lived in. There was additionally a teal shirt, and Marie was final seen carrying a teal shirt. Through the present investigation, the Sheriff’s Workplace in Gem County has repeatedly refused to launch the bones or the t-shirt for retesting.

At this time limit, plainly as soon as extra, regardless of the a number of investigations, the case will proceed to go nowhere. It’ll fall again into obscurity, and this DESPITE the truth that the Ada County PA is raring to prosecute.


This, my buddies, is the place Reddit could possibly assist me. The present Governor of Idaho, Brad Little, is definitely an Emmett native. He can be aware of the case. Everybody in Emmett is aware of about it or has heard about it.

It’s my hope to create a petition to ship to Governor Little, asking him to expedite the method of the case being transferred from Gem County to Ada County.

I need assistance with writing the petition, and I’ve by no means written or disseminated a petition earlier than. I don’t know what to do or tips on how to go about it. Any assist in doing both of these items could be gratefully appreciated!