Joe Helt was a mere 17 years of age when he vanished on January 16, 1987 from Cragsmore, New York. Both of Joe's parent's have since passed away and a handful of people continue to keep this case alive. Besides family and former classmates, is Management Resources LTD of New York, taking this case on at no charge to the family.
On The Roth Show we discussed what may have happened to Joe Helt that evening in 1987. The story told by those with him that night, simply does not compute. The 3 other teenagers with Joe have never been officially interviewed by authorities, and yet, the case remains "open." After 24 years the family and Management Resources LTD of New York, an investigative services corporation, have recently been denied requests for the case file when they submitted forms via the freedom of information act.
After the show new information surfaced. In the spirit of this open case and to maintain the integrity of, in my opinion, the invisible investigation, someone's conscious may have finally been relieved after 24 years.
It seems in 1987 there was a lot of drug activity, not so much where the boys "say" the car stalled the night Joe Helt vanished, but in an area someplace in Rockland County.
Is is possible that Joe Helt was savagely beaten to death?
Is it possible that a fairly large drug deal went south?
Is it possible Joe Helt paid with his life?
Is it possible politicians and others covered or hushed the case into silence?
Is it possible a then police officer on the case now a chief of police was involved somehow in the drug ring?
Is it possible the now chief of police has knowledge of where Joe Helt might be buried?
Is it possible that one of the boys with Joe Helt that night whose family property was adjacent to where they torched the 17 -year old's body and scattered the bone's on the connecting property?
It was Dr. Martin Luther King Jr who said it best, "the moral arc of history is long, but ever-bending toward justice."
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Susan is the author of "Time's Up A Guide on How to Leave and Survive Abusive and Stalking Relationships," available for purchase at the Institute, Amazon.com and wherever books are sold. Susan is the host of The Susan Murphy Milano Show, "Time's Up!" on Here Women Talkhttp://www.herewomentalk.com/ and is a regular contributor to the nationally syndicated The Roth Show with Dr Laurie Roth and co-host of Crime Wire.
Susan Murphy Milano is a staff member of the Institute for Relational Harm Reduction and Public Pathology Education. She is a specialist with intimate partner violence prevention strategies and high risk cases and available for personal consultations through the Institute.