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Missing Michigan Family Safe and Well: Relatives (update)
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Posted on 03/08/2012 7:24:40 AM PST by nuconvert

Worried relatives of the missing Medsker family of Michigan, who disappeared without a trace in February, were contacted today by the family and assured that they are safe, police in Petoskey announced today.

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But today, after widespread media attention about the case, Timothy Medsker contacted a family member in Petoskey, Mich., to assure relatives and the public that the Medskers were safe.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Local News
KEYWORDS: medsker; michigan; missing
Still info missing from this story. I hope someone talked to Sabrina, too.
1 posted on 03/08/2012 7:24:53 AM PST by nuconvert
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To: Responsibility2nd; cripplecreek; PGalt; Tammy8; texteacher; Retired Greyhound; trailhkr1; ...

update ping


2 posted on 03/08/2012 7:34:30 AM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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Something still smells fishy to me.

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3 posted on 03/08/2012 7:42:15 AM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek; nuconvert

I agree. It still smells fishy.

I keep reading this....”
They believed the family — which ran a successful commercial cleaning business — left the area by choice, but left behind sizable amounts of food, toiletries and other everyday items.”

And also every article says there were very private people.

I wonder if these people were Preppers. I’m not saying preppers are kooks, but they have to have a stronger sense of paranoia than most of us.


4 posted on 03/08/2012 8:21:32 AM PST by Responsibility2nd
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To: Responsibility2nd

What’s a Prepper?


5 posted on 03/08/2012 8:30:32 AM PST by nandrew
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To: Responsibility2nd

I wouldn’t expect preppers to run away from Petoskey. It ain’t exactly Detroit up there.


6 posted on 03/08/2012 8:32:48 AM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Responsibility2nd

I hope the family has had contact with the wife & not just him.
The family seems to be tight-lipped about this too.
It’s just weird


7 posted on 03/08/2012 8:37:17 AM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: nandrew

http://www.prepper.org/


8 posted on 03/08/2012 8:40:02 AM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: nandrew
Someone who stockpiles food, water, money, guns, ammo, etc. etc. because all hell - CWII - the end of the world - the economic collapse of America - etc. etc is imminent.
 
Tons of Preppers on FR.


9 posted on 03/08/2012 8:40:14 AM PST by Responsibility2nd
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To: nuconvert

Maybe the Witness Protection Program?


10 posted on 03/08/2012 8:42:40 AM PST by A. Patriot (Have we lost our Republic? Do the majority of Americans care?)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Thanks!


11 posted on 03/08/2012 8:46:23 AM PST by nandrew
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To: Responsibility2nd
I wonder if these people were Preppers.

Well, that's one more idea to add to the list.

So far, we have:
a) Their mortgage is underwater and they walked away from the house.
b) Since they "ran a successful commercial cleaning business", maybe they saw, read, found out about something they shouldn't have and have been squirreled away in witness protection, by the FBI.
c) they are just plain kooks and have basically said, "I've had enough of this rat race" and just decided to "start over".
d) and now we have Preppers.

I'm pulling for witness protection myself.
But then again, I've been told I'm a little off kilter.

12 posted on 03/08/2012 8:50:51 AM PST by cuz_it_aint_their_money (Romney = a paler shade of Obama.)
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To: cuz_it_aint_their_money

“Their mortgage is underwater and they walked away from the house.”

That doesn’t make sense....they left food & clothing behind.

I suppose “witness protection” is a possibility.

Maybe they joined a cult that told them to leave everything behind?


13 posted on 03/08/2012 8:56:55 AM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: A. Patriot

“Maybe the Witness Protection Program?”

Possible. But I have to wonder about the husband....they’ve been referred to as being “very private”. Sometimes that goes hand-in-hand with a very controlling husband.

Or they may have joined a religious group or cult that told them to leave everything behind.


14 posted on 03/08/2012 9:11:47 AM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: nuconvert

Thanks for the ping. Yeah, that is a little incomplete, but it could be just a poorly put-together report. When they say “family member” it makes you wonder, did the guy call some third cousin twice removed, or did he call his mom?

Who knows, we once went out to my m-i-l’s bungalow, which had no phone, we were going to stay for the weekend but ended up there for a week. We thoughtlessly worried a lot of people.


15 posted on 03/08/2012 9:16:37 AM PST by jocon307
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To: nuconvert

The case seems very odd to me and I agree that there is more to this story. I hope law enforcement speaks to the wife and verifies that any children are okay. I am all for the “freedom” and liberty of “dropping” out if one wants that... however, I am suspicious of the safety of the wife/children.


16 posted on 03/08/2012 9:16:45 AM PST by momtothree
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To: cuz_it_aint_their_money

I was thinking Raptured or Gone Galt.


17 posted on 03/08/2012 9:18:07 AM PST by Retired Greyhound (.)
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To: nandrew

Really?? You don’t know??


18 posted on 03/08/2012 9:21:48 AM PST by Ladysmith (The evil that's happening in this country is the cancer of socialism...It kills the human spirit.)
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To: nuconvert

My guess is that they received a death threat and took it serious enough that they didn’t trust the police enough to protect them.....Which then begs the question did they contact the police who are remaining mum on the issue.


19 posted on 03/08/2012 9:36:34 AM PST by Hot Tabasco (The only solution to this primary is a shoot out! Last person standing picks the candidate)
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To: nuconvert

OK, my favorite guess is that they in Witness Protection.

Whoops. Not anymore.

Folks don’t typically call their other family members and have the story publicized on the internet if the are in the WPP. OK, I confess everything I know about witness protection I learned from Mary McCormack on In Plain Sight.


20 posted on 03/08/2012 11:24:20 AM PST by dmz
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To: nuconvert

Tim Medsker called his sister Wednesday afternoon and said he and his family were fine, but offered no explanation as to why they left their home and did not divulge their whereabouts.

“Timothy and Sabrina are very private people and it seems the media pressure made them come forward,” Schultz said early Thursday. “They said that they’re fine and that they don’t want to have any more communication.”

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/03/08/michigan-family-missing-for-nearly-month-resurfaces/?test=latestnews#ixzz1oYUMB2zn

Medsker’s sister, Kelly Mantati, contacted authorities immediately after receiving a call from her brother Wednesday afternoon. The family gave no reason as to why the family abruptly left their home without warning, she told ClickonDetroit.com.

“He does have a different way of thinking than maybe you and I would, so maybe he feels with the economy being as bad as it is, that he needed to leave,” Mantati told the website. “I honestly, I’m not sure.”


21 posted on 03/08/2012 11:30:51 AM PST by kcvl
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To: kcvl

fishy ......


22 posted on 03/08/2012 11:55:00 AM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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