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[W]ife who vanished after taking a stroll near her home .... is found DEAD in Texas woods
The Daily Mail Online ^ | February 14, 2014 | SNEJANA FARBEROV

Posted on 02/14/2014 6:45:14 AM PST by Uncle Chip

Law enforcement officials in Texas announced this evening that they found a body believed to be that of a woman who went missing nearly a month ago after returning from a two-year trip around the world.

Leanne Hecht Bearden, 33, was last seen January 17 when she told her in-laws in Garden Ridge near San Antonio that she was going for a walk. She has not been heard from since.

The woman and her husband, Joshua Bearden, were staying with his parents after returning from their travels earlier this month.

City Police Chief Donna O'Conner said just after 1pm Thursday, they received a call from a Garden Ridge homeowner saying that he had found a body in a wooded area near his residence, CNN reported.

Officers who responded to the scene came upon what is now believed to be Leanne Bearden's body.

Police are not disclosing the cause of death pending the results of the autopsy that will be performed on the remains.....

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


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Leanne Hecht Bearden's body was found in a wooded area behind a home only a few blocks from where she was staying at the time with her husband.

A massive search was conducted after she went missing by both professionals and volunteers covering the area so extensively with helicopters, canine teams, etc that LEO concluded that she was not in the Garden Ridge area.

Then the body shows up a short distance from the home in a neighborhood that searchers understood had already been covered by the family.

Someone has some explaining to do --

1 posted on 02/14/2014 6:45:14 AM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip

Even if the area had already been covered by the family, wouldn’t it have been prudent to check again? A presumably distraught family member may not notice every clue.


2 posted on 02/14/2014 6:48:12 AM PST by knittnmom (Save the earth! It's the only planet with chocolate!)
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To: Uncle Chip

Sounds like the poor woman got the Vince Foster treatment. Killed elsewhere and the body was then moved.


3 posted on 02/14/2014 6:49:14 AM PST by Flick Lives ("I can't believe it's not Fascism!")
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To: knittnmom

One would think so especially since the family had been holding fundraisers and raised over $25,000 to pay for their search effort.


4 posted on 02/14/2014 6:51:06 AM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: knittnmom

I am curious as to whether it is a LARGE tract of land? It sounds like it is sort of a suburb area. Seems like any homeowners in the near proximity would have also searched their own properties?


5 posted on 02/14/2014 6:51:35 AM PST by NEMDF
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To: Uncle Chip

have you ever found yourself standing in the bathroom looking for the comb that is in your hand


6 posted on 02/14/2014 6:53:17 AM PST by bigheadfred
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To: Uncle Chip

Something smells here. She goes off BY Herself on a TWO YEAR around the world trip. Then she comes back and goes for a walk and gets killed. My guess is that she and hubby had a big argument and he did her in. This marriage couldn’t have been on solid grounds when she goes on a 2 year jaunt by herself.


7 posted on 02/14/2014 6:53:39 AM PST by Old Retired Army Guy
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More here from a local source:

Leanne Bearden’s body found in Garden Ridge

http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local/article/Leanne-Bearden-s-body-found-in-Garden-Ridge-5232851.php


8 posted on 02/14/2014 6:55:01 AM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip
Then the body shows up a short distance from the home in a neighborhood that searchers understood had already been covered by the family. Someone has some explaining to do

Given the way many of these turn out, places searched by the family should be the FIRST place searchers look. I'd say the PD has some s'plaining to do too.

9 posted on 02/14/2014 6:56:06 AM PST by NonValueAdded (It's not the penalty, it's the lack of coverage on 1 Jan. Think about it.)
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To: NEMDF

The link at post #8 shows where the lot is in relation to the house.


10 posted on 02/14/2014 6:56:55 AM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: Old Retired Army Guy

No she and hubby went on a two year trip together.


11 posted on 02/14/2014 6:58:50 AM PST by Chickensoup (leftist totalitarian fascism is on the move.)
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To: bigheadfred

Many times — but when I bring in the hounds and search teams they usually locate it.


12 posted on 02/14/2014 6:58:58 AM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: Old Retired Army Guy

I thought she and her husband went on the trip together.


13 posted on 02/14/2014 6:59:06 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Old Retired Army Guy

The article states she and her husband went together for a two year round the world trip. Not saying an argument didn’t occur once they were home but they were together for the trip.


14 posted on 02/14/2014 6:59:23 AM PST by momtothree
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To: Old Retired Army Guy
She went on the world trip with her husband.

/johnny

15 posted on 02/14/2014 6:59:44 AM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Old Retired Army Guy
She goes off BY Herself on a TWO YEAR around the world trip.

You just made that up, didn't you?

She and her husband were on the trip.

16 posted on 02/14/2014 7:00:05 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Islam is a religion of peace, and Moslems reserve the right to behead anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: Old Retired Army Guy

She AND HER HUSBAND went on that two year trip.

She didn’t go by herself.


17 posted on 02/14/2014 7:00:59 AM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: Old Retired Army Guy

She did not go on a 2 years trip by herself ... she and yhe husband went together.


18 posted on 02/14/2014 7:01:17 AM PST by al_c (Obama's standing in the world has fallen so much that Kenya now claims he was born in America.)
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To: NEMDF

From the article at the link:

“The property where the body was found Thursday afternoon is a 2.4-acre lot, Comal County records show. Satellite photos show the property includes a house and is partially wooded.”


19 posted on 02/14/2014 7:01:19 AM PST by UCANSEE2 (I forgot what my tagline was supposed to say)
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To: Old Retired Army Guy

According to information given in the link, they went TOGETHER.


20 posted on 02/14/2014 7:01:58 AM PST by UCANSEE2 (I forgot what my tagline was supposed to say)
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To: Old Retired Army Guy

or she realized she was in Texas!;-)


21 posted on 02/14/2014 7:02:11 AM PST by mad_as_he$$
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To: Uncle Chip

Thank you. That helps. The lot where she was found was under 3 acres. I think, as a homeowner, I would have checked my own property, being that close to where she disappeared.


22 posted on 02/14/2014 7:02:55 AM PST by NEMDF
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Leanne Bearden's body found in Garden Ridge

Story from the San Antonio Express

23 posted on 02/14/2014 7:04:56 AM PST by deport
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To: Uncle Chip

We had an elderly lady with Alzheimer’s go missing just down the street from me this past fall. They organized a massive search with dogs, helicopters with infrared, ATV’s, etc. She was found alive 3 days later 300 feet from her house in the woods caught in a barbed wire fence where she had been the whole time.


24 posted on 02/14/2014 7:05:37 AM PST by crusadersoldier
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To: Old Retired Army Guy

According to at least 8 Freepers, who read the article, she went on the trip with her husband. /!


25 posted on 02/14/2014 7:07:05 AM PST by GopherIt
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To: bigheadfred
have you ever found yourself standing in the bathroom looking for the comb that is in your hand

You must have hair.
26 posted on 02/14/2014 7:07:06 AM PST by tje
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To: JRandomFreeper; Old Retired Army Guy; E. Pluribus Unum; driftdiver; momtothree

come on people


27 posted on 02/14/2014 7:08:55 AM PST by bigheadfred
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To: bigheadfred

Go find your comb and leave us alone. :)


28 posted on 02/14/2014 7:10:34 AM PST by momtothree
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To: tje

You must have hair.

************

Or that is the back scratcher....


29 posted on 02/14/2014 7:11:44 AM PST by deport
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To: NEMDF

Or smelled the decaying body


30 posted on 02/14/2014 7:12:20 AM PST by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then or now)
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To: Uncle Chip

Smell???


31 posted on 02/14/2014 7:12:58 AM PST by petitfour
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To: momtothree

im too busy tripping over dead bodies


32 posted on 02/14/2014 7:13:44 AM PST by bigheadfred
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To: NEMDF
I am curious as to whether it is a LARGE tract of land? It sounds like it is sort of a suburb area. Seems like any homeowners in the near proximity would have also searched their own properties?

The Garden Ridge area is quite rural.

33 posted on 02/14/2014 7:17:21 AM PST by The_Victor (If all I want is a warm feeling, I should just wet my pants.)
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To: Uncle Chip

I read about her missing but forget what countries she and her husband visited.......but pretty ironic that she travels the world and ends up dead after going for a little walk.

Perhaps suspicious is the word I am looking for rather than ironic.


34 posted on 02/14/2014 7:17:37 AM PST by blastbaby
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To: tje

just in the lower rear area and without a comb how can i brush aside the (klingons) alien hordes


35 posted on 02/14/2014 7:18:09 AM PST by bigheadfred
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To: knittnmom
I would surmise that after a two year stroll around the earth, she tried to enroll in Obamacare and the frustration just sent her over he edge.

Sarcasm/ maybe not

36 posted on 02/14/2014 7:20:11 AM PST by Tupelo (I am feeling more like Philip Nolan every day)
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To: Uncle Chip
Daily Mail says she was hanging?
37 posted on 02/14/2014 7:21:50 AM PST by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: bigheadfred

I realize that you may be combing through these posts in order to respond but if I were you I would just brush them aside.


38 posted on 02/14/2014 7:22:44 AM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: Old Retired Army Guy

Where on earth did you get that information?

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39 posted on 02/14/2014 7:23:57 AM PST by Mears
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To: MileHi

I’ve read that in several comments.


40 posted on 02/14/2014 7:26:39 AM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: MileHi

Link?


41 posted on 02/14/2014 7:28:04 AM PST by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then or now)
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To: hoosiermama

I’m off to look, the wife said she read it there as we were watching this story on the news.

Be back...


42 posted on 02/14/2014 7:29:42 AM PST by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: Chickensoup
No she and hubby went on a two year trip together.

That might be enough to send most husbands over the edge.

Not quite as bad as two weeks in Orlando with four sisters-in-law and their families...in July.

J/K.

43 posted on 02/14/2014 7:30:10 AM PST by Night Hides Not (For every Ted Cruz we send to DC, I can endure 2-3 "unviable" candidates that beat incumbents.)
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To: hoosiermama

http://www.ksat.com/news/body-found-behind-garden-ridge-home/-/478452/24469154/-/j4188l/-/index.html

In this report it states it an apparent suicide.

I don’t really know the rules on posting links and don’t have the time to read up on it so if this is forbotten, please delete it.


44 posted on 02/14/2014 7:32:46 AM PST by blastbaby
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To: hoosiermama

Try this:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2559118/Leann-Bearden-vanished-month-ago-returning-U-S-two-year-trip-world-DEAD-Texas-woods.html


45 posted on 02/14/2014 7:34:05 AM PST by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: hoosiermama; MileHi

For what it’s worth in the commentary section:

njuser, Marlboro, United States, 32 minutes ago

“Investigators said a man discovered the body at 12:18 p.m. in a wooded area behind his home. Sources tell Eyewitness News that Bearden was found hanging in a tree.”

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2559118/Leann-Bearden-vanished-month-ago-returning-U-S-two-year-trip-world-DEAD-Texas-woods.html#ixzz2tJL4FiYk


46 posted on 02/14/2014 7:34:15 AM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: MileHi

Prayers for the family... when I saw this on FNC, something didn’t seem quite right.


47 posted on 02/14/2014 7:35:13 AM PST by txhurl
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To: Uncle Chip

I am trying to imagine how you hang yourself from a tree. You would have to climb the tree and then jump. Or find a ladder in the woods. And bring a rope with you and make it the right length.

Not to mention that hanging isn’t usually the choice of women when suiciding.


48 posted on 02/14/2014 7:38:04 AM PST by blastbaby
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To: Tupelo

over the edge or just ran into a death panel


49 posted on 02/14/2014 7:38:25 AM PST by bigheadfred
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To: blastbaby

Well, she had a backpack with her. Could the rope have been in there? You are in a wooded area.. so you find an old log to use as a “jump”. Unfortunately, if someone really wants to end their life... they can and will.


50 posted on 02/14/2014 7:45:56 AM PST by momtothree
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