Tucson Citizen from Tucson, Arizona on April 26, 1991 · 2
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Friday, April 26, 1991
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-c w w mwattiftilrt awi-i il‘?B'ntfinnfiiMtfi ” 'vt' 2A Tucson Citizen Friday April 26 1991 Victim’s family may never know truth about slaying By GABRIELLE FIMBRES Citizen Staff Writer After nearly 18 years of waiting for his daughter’s killer to be caught retired FBI agent James Miller has a “gut feeling” the wait is finally over But the family of Leesa Jo Shaner may never know whether Gregory Richard Barker kidnapped the 22-year-old woman from the Tucson International Airport parking lot on May' 29 1973 murdered her and dumped her body at Fort Huachuca Barker wanted for questioning in connection with Shaner’s murder since 1983 was arrested yesterday morning in Phoenix after the national television show “Unsolved Mysteries” on Wednesday aired a segment about another slaying that Barker is a suspect in “My gut feeling is they have the right guy" Miller who now lives in Boulder Colo said in an interview The family used to live in Tucson But Miller knows Barker may never be charged with his daughter’s slaying "As long as he’s put away that’s what we want that’s enough” Miller said referring to other crimes in which Barker is a suspect Miller said he had known for several years that Barker was a suspect but hadn’t had any feelings about whether Barker was the killer until the show’ aired “I saw the gu last night (on “Unsolved Mysteries”) and I have a feeling it’s him" Miller said explaining the feeling came from seeing Barker’s picture and not from any new information in the case Miller said he had urged the show to do a segment on Suspect in 1 973 Tucson killing arrested Continued from 1 A but stressed that Barker is only a suspect in the Shaner case ” We don’t w ant to be too optimistic" said Bagiev who worked on the case before retiring last summer “But I’m very happy He’s been a fugitive and wanted for questioning for some tune” Asked whether the case was too old to prosecute Bagley responded that it “would be difficult but it wouldn't be impossible" A press release issued yesterday by the FBI said ���Barker is a suspect in numerous other murders nation-wide" I he release did not elaborate Barker was indicted by a Prince William County Va grand jury on a murder charge last September in the slaying in Alexandria of Hilda Roche 42 Callahan said Roche and Barker w ere social acquaintances Bagley said last year As part of his efforts to find Shaner’s killer Bagley lias said he looked into numerous rapes and murders in other states I le has said he believes the I arson woman was abducted for sex One of the cast's Bagley looked into was the Roche murder in which Barker was the suspect Shaner the 22 year old daughter Sofas and Loveseats Specially Priced Now at Barrows you will find exceptional values on these lovely sofas and loveseats Designed to enrich your home with both beauty and comfort these pieces are impeccably tailored in elegant fabrics and combine superior craftsmanship with full luxurious cushioning Bring this fine quality upholstery 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learned Batker who was 26 at the time of the killing was a lieutenant at the fort’s intelligence school at the time Shaner’s death but show officials felt the slaying “wasn’t news” While the segment focused on the 1982 slaying of 42-year-old Hilda Roche in Alexandria Va it mentioned that Barker was wanted in connection with the death of the daughter of an FBI agent in Arizona Miller said he is relieved at Barker’s arrest “Whether he killed Leesa or not he needs to be in custody” Miller said “He’s one of those people who needs to be off the streets so he’ll never be able to do that to anybody again” Law enforcement agents have said Barker may have been involved in as many as six slayings He has only been charged in the Virginia woman’s killing While Miller has a “gut feeling” Barker killed his daughter he is frustrated that the family may never be sure “Not knowing is the worst thing” he said “The fact that he did it or didn't do it is what I need to know” Miller said Shaner’s husband Gary who has remarried and is living in Oregon and her two children have been told of the situation Krista 20 was 2 w hen her mother was murdered and Brady 18 was 6 weeks old "I’ve had a real long talk with Krista” Miller said “She has no real direct memory of anything But Krista is so much like her mother it’s scary” Miller said he hopes Barker's arrest can ease a terribly painful portion of his family’s lives “I hope this can put it to rest” Miller said “It’s been difficult to live with all these years It never gets better It gets worse Time doesn’t heal all wounds” of Shaner 's disappearance FBI officials speculated that Shaner' s killer was stationed at the fort because he would have had to pass a security guard to take her onto fort property There has also been speculation that two men w’ere involved Barker fit almost perfectly a psychological profile of Shaner’s killer compiled in 1 973 by FBI behavioral psychologists at the FBI academy in Virginia Bagley said last year The psychologists theorized the killer was a man between the ages of 25 and 35 a self-centered braggart w ith no close friends Barker w as arrested in Las Vegas in 1984 in connection with three bank robberies there But he posted bond and fled the state before authorities there learned he was a suspect in the Virginia murder His whereabouts remained a mystery until his arrest yesterday Barker was arrested on a federal warrant charging him with three counts of bank robbery and failure to appear in court on those charges Barker was ordered detained without bond at a hearing yesterday before US Magistrate Michael Mignella Tempe :!li vMbiii"!- ° iPium Dumping may bring penalty Continued from 1A entered the property daily and dumped loads of trash into the wash She said she complained to the owner of the company Chester Clyde Antoniek because the dust from the landfill was irritating her lungs She said he told her npthing dangerous was being dumped Another neighbor said he heard people were paying $30 a load to dump waste there Authorities are looking into whether the company violated water quality laws or committed a fraudulent scheme and artifice or practice In 1988 the company was issued a one-year floodplain use permit by the Pima County Flood Control District Under the permit the company was allowed to place fill dirt in the wash but not “floatable biodegradable asphaltic or environmentally hazardous material” according to documents It also required the company to submit a report from a civil engineer before placing any more debris in the wash which according to documents never was completed Deputy County Attorney Michael Lessler of the Environmental Crimes Unit said the Pima County Attorney’s Office plans to use criminal enforcement as well as civil and administrative procedures to fight violation of environmental laws He said that in addition to the assistance of many state and county agencies the office received advice from the US Environmental Protection Agency 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