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Blood Found In Rodriquez' Car~~Story Dru Sjodin
Milwaukee Channel News ^ | 12/4/03

Posted on 12/05/2003 8:14:57 AM PST by WestCoastGal

Report: Video Puts Suspect At Mall Where Sjodin Worked Police Sergeant: Tape Shows Rodriguez In Lot When College Student Disappeared

POSTED: 7:04 a.m. EST December 5, 2003

UPDATED: 7:16 a.m. EST December 5, 2003

Authorities in North Dakota have tapes placing kidnapping suspect Alfonso Rodriguez in the mall parking lot from which authorities believe University of North Dakota student Dru Sjodin was abducted last month, a Minneapolis newspaper reported.

According to a report on the Minneapolis Star Tribune newspaper's Web site, Grand Forks police Sgt. Mike Hedlund said the tapes show the 50-year-old kidnapping suspect in a Grand Forks mall parking lot at the same time Sjodin, 22, disappeared Nov. 22. Hedlund said that hopes of finding Sjodin alive fade with each passing day.

The Star Tribune also reported that a knife sheath was found in the parking lot.

The St. Paul Pioneer Press, citing sources close to the investigation, reported Thursday night on its Web site that police found a blood sample in Rodriguez's car that matched Sjodin's blood type in a preliminary DNA analysis. A more extensive analysis is under way, the newspaper reported.

Another newspaper, the Grand Forks Herald, reported that Rodriguez didn't show up for work the day Sjodin went missing.

Rodriguez, a three-time convicted rapist from nearby Crookston, Minn., is being held on a $5 million bond. His attorney said on Thursday that Rodriguez wants to stay behind bars for his own safety.

The prosecutor said there's little chance he would offer to cut a deal with Rodriguez in exchange for information to help search for Sjodin.

Police say Sjodin likely was on her cell phone when she was abducted. Her boyfriend told police he heard her scream "Oh my God!" before the line went dead. In a call from Sjodin's phone a couple hours later, the boyfriend heard only static and the sound of buttons being pushed. *************************************

My comment: It's just too bad we can't torture this guy to make him say where she is!!!!


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Minnesota; US: North Dakota
KEYWORDS: alfonsorodriguez; convictedrapist; dru; drusjodin; meganslaw; rodriguez; sexoffender; sjodin
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1 posted on 12/05/2003 8:15:00 AM PST by WestCoastGal
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To: WestCoastGal
He killed her within hours of abducting her. All anyone can hope for at this point is to recover her remains.

He needs to have 10,000 volts run through him for about ten minutes before I'll be satisfied.
2 posted on 12/05/2003 8:18:32 AM PST by Bikers4Bush
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To: WestCoastGal
My comment: It's just too bad we can't torture this guy to make him say where she is!!!!

If she's dead, hopefully it happened in MN. I think that would make him eligible for a Federal death sentence, that option not being available here in the land of 10,000 leftists.
3 posted on 12/05/2003 8:20:03 AM PST by cryptical
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To: Bikers4Bush
Well the uproar here is that Gov. Pawlenty has called for the death penalty to be reintroduced here. You should hear the howling from the DFL up here...
4 posted on 12/05/2003 8:20:29 AM PST by MNlurker
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To: cryptical
Do you suppose this murder will convince ND to make a three strikes law? If they'd had it, the perp would still be in jail, and Dru would be alive.

It couldn't be any more convincing.
5 posted on 12/05/2003 8:21:43 AM PST by EggsAckley (..................."Dean's got Tom McClintock Eyes".........................)
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To: WestCoastGal
Ever watched HANNIBAL? Sardinian man-eating hogs? One can only dream...
6 posted on 12/05/2003 8:25:30 AM PST by donozark
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To: MNlurker
This is the type of case that goes a long way towards getting it re-introduced.

7 posted on 12/05/2003 8:30:45 AM PST by Bikers4Bush
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To: EggsAckley
He was jailed in MN. I'm not sure about the usefulness of three strikes laws in general. I'd guess that homicide in the commission of felonies would go up, as "two strikers" try to avoid the mandetory life sentence.

On the other hand, stranger abduction and rape with a weapon, as both of his previous convictions, should be mandetory life/no parole, or death where available.
8 posted on 12/05/2003 8:31:33 AM PST by cryptical
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To: donozark
Oh dear... yes. I found myself on the side of Hannibal Lecter, throwing the child rapist to the man eating pigs. That was a creepy movie.
9 posted on 12/05/2003 8:32:11 AM PST by cyborg (mutt-american)
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To: WestCoastGal
We need a "Dru's Law", PERIOD!!
10 posted on 12/05/2003 8:32:50 AM PST by international american
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To: cryptical
On the other hand, stranger abduction and rape with a weapon, as both of his previous convictions, should be mandetory life/no parole, or death where available

Seriously, are there people who actually, after having thought about it, defend the proposition that scum like this should not be killed?

11 posted on 12/05/2003 8:35:36 AM PST by Jim Noble
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To: cryptical
He was jailed in MN. I'm not sure about the usefulness of three strikes laws in general. I'd guess that homicide in the commission of felonies would go up, as "two strikers" try to avoid the mandatory life sentence.

No problem. Just add the death penalty when this happens, as an 'unincentive'...

12 posted on 12/05/2003 8:35:56 AM PST by null and void (The meek shall inherit the Earth. The Stars belong to the bold.)
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To: Jim Noble
Seriously, are there people who actually, after having thought about it, defend the proposition that scum like this should not be killed?

Yes there are. *sigh*

13 posted on 12/05/2003 8:36:46 AM PST by null and void (The meek shall inherit the Earth. The Stars belong to the bold.)
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To: Jackie-O
ping
14 posted on 12/05/2003 8:37:50 AM PST by null and void (The meek shall inherit the Earth. The Stars belong to the bold.)
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To: WestCoastGal
Excuse the crudeness, but it should be mandatory that freaks like him should have their nuts cut off as a condition of parole.
15 posted on 12/05/2003 8:38:55 AM PST by Glenn (What were you thinking, Al?)
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To: WestCoastGal
I suspect that if Dru was still alive, this animal would be trying to make a deal. If she's dead, he knows that there won't be any deal on the table. That's why he's keeping his mouth shut.
16 posted on 12/05/2003 8:39:27 AM PST by jackbill
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To: WestCoastGal
that scumbag
17 posted on 12/05/2003 8:40:22 AM PST by petercooper (Proud VRWC Neanderthal)
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To: cryptical
Wasn't it mentioned yesterday that they are proposing a one strike law for scumbags like this. He never should have been out on the streets unsupervised. I wonder how many times he watched Dru from afar before he swooped in and grabbed her. I think she worked at Victoria's Secret which was probably a turn on for him.

If we were back in the old west days he's have been strung up in the center of the town a long time ago and this girl would still be alive.

18 posted on 12/05/2003 8:42:04 AM PST by WestCoastGal
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To: donozark

Silence of the Lambs!

19 posted on 12/05/2003 8:42:48 AM PST by ThreeYearLurker
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To: Glenn
Let's not stop at the nuts.
20 posted on 12/05/2003 8:43:50 AM PST by Bikers4Bush
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To: WestCoastGal
the Grand Forks Herald, reported that Rodriguez didn't show up for work the day Sjodin went missing.

Do you know where this perp worked...

21 posted on 12/05/2003 8:44:52 AM PST by tubebender (We've been married 47 years and she still doesn't put the toilet seat up for me...)
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To: Glenn
Wouldn't this be a solution for anyone found guilty of this type of crime??

Is chemical castration an acceptable punishment for male sex offenders?

Resources used to support "yes"

Sex offenders, such as rapists, pedophiles, and exhibitionists, are among the highest reoccurring offense populations in the United States probation system. These offenders commit crimes that put fear into the general public and pose a threat to people that live in their neighborhoods. These offenders should be punished and not let off or forgiven of their crime(s) just because they have gone through a treatment program, most or which cannot show a significant success rate.

Chemical castration is an ideal punishment for sex offenders. When Depo-Provera is administerd, recidivism rates fall to 5%. Their sexual fantasies are lessened as a result of the reduction of testosterone levels. Although men administered this drug are capable of having sexual intercourse, many people argue that chemical castration is cruel and unusual punishment. This argument is countered by the fact that sex offenders are required to get injections only once a month. What is "cruel and unusual" is allowing sex offenders to attack innocent women and children.

This effective therapy will protect future victims. It is an "offender friendly" way of reducing sexual violence.

22 posted on 12/05/2003 8:45:17 AM PST by WestCoastGal
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To: jackbill
Our national fifty year "experiment" with liberal punishment is rapidly coming to an end. There's no way around it, most social problems have a natural way of self correcting. It's especially tragic that we have to periodically reinvent the wheel, but thems the breaks I guess.

Always remember we the people are essentially guinea pigs in
a cage on a grand scale, where the "experts" try to guide us to utopia.
23 posted on 12/05/2003 8:46:23 AM PST by Freedom4US
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To: WestCoastGal
This effective therapy will protect future victims. It is an "offender friendly" way of reducing sexual violence.

I am indifferent to offender friendliness.

Is it as reliable as beheading? If not, I don't want it.

24 posted on 12/05/2003 8:49:45 AM PST by Jim Noble
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To: WestCoastGal
Why was this monster allowed to roam around free?
Furthermore: WHAT IS THE RAPIST'S WORST NIGHTMARE? A WOMAN WITH A GUN!!!!!!!!!
25 posted on 12/05/2003 8:49:48 AM PST by Saundra Duffy (For victory & freedom!!!)
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To: null and void
Seriously, are there people who actually, after having thought about it, defend the proposition that scum like this should not be killed? Yes there are. *sigh*

Are there a lot of them?

26 posted on 12/05/2003 8:50:46 AM PST by Jim Noble
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To: tubebender
Heard on the news that it was some construction job, didn't mention where exactly though.
27 posted on 12/05/2003 8:51:04 AM PST by texasbluebell
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To: Bikers4Bush
Rodriguez, a three-time convicted rapist

Why was this animal out of prison?

28 posted on 12/05/2003 8:53:05 AM PST by mrfixit514
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To: All
Here's the only info from the Minnesota Dept of Corrections on him........

Birth Date: 2/18/1953

Race/Ethnicity: WHITE/Hispanic

Skin Tone: DARK

Hair Color: GRAY

Eye Color: BROWN

Height: 5'04"

Weight: 159

Build: MEDIUM

OID: 108212

Supervising Agent: No longer under supervision

Release Date: 05/01/2003

Offense Statute(s): Att. Agg. Rape, Agg. Rape, Att.

Kidnapping & Agg. Assault Offense Information:

Offender has a history of sexual contact and attempted kidnapping with adult females. Contact included pentration in two instances. Offender used force and has used a weapon to gain compliance. Offender was previously known to one victim, not previously known to two victims.

Address County: Non-Minnesota County

Registered Address: Grand Forks County Corrections Center Non-Minnesota, MN 00000

Law Enforcement Agency: Non-Minnesota not av'lble

Aliases:

29 posted on 12/05/2003 8:56:02 AM PST by WestCoastGal
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To: Saundra Duffy
" WHAT IS THE RAPIST'S WORST NIGHTMARE? A WOMAN WITH A GUN!

That's right. She'd be alive today if she just blasted him and there'd have been no more heard about what new mischief the creep caused. Too bad the concept will be lost to many folks, because of the grabbers propaganda efforts.

30 posted on 12/05/2003 8:59:44 AM PST by spunkets
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To: cryptical
If she's dead, hopefully it happened in MN. I think that would make him eligible for a Federal death sentence, that option not being available here in the land of 10,000 leftists.

That may be at play here. His lawyer might be trying to best arrange a confession for a scenario where she was killed in a non death penalty state. I hope she's still alive, but as more time goes by, it doesn't look good.

31 posted on 12/05/2003 9:00:06 AM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult (Proud member of the right wing extremist Neanderthals.)
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To: Jim Noble
Are there a lot of them?

Enough. Barely. For now.

32 posted on 12/05/2003 9:00:52 AM PST by null and void (The meek shall inherit the Earth. The Stars belong to the bold.)
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To: mrfixit514
Why was this animal out of prison?

He served his full term. No parol, and since he's done all his time no supervision, either. Pure insanity.

33 posted on 12/05/2003 9:02:08 AM PST by null and void (The meek shall inherit the Earth. The Stars belong to the bold.)
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To: mrfixit514
Because some psychiatrists believe he no longer posed a threat. I've always thought a condition of letting out violent criminals on parole should only be done if those responsible for letting him out on parole sponsor them in their own home. This poor girl didn't have to die.
34 posted on 12/05/2003 9:02:52 AM PST by TheDon
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To: mrfixit514
Because liberals have no common sense.
35 posted on 12/05/2003 9:03:38 AM PST by Bikers4Bush
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To: cyborg
Oh dear... yes. I found myself on the side of Hannibal Lecter, throwing the child rapist to the man eating pigs. That was a creepy movie

Those movies were good, but there was one major hole in it. Just like Gilligan's Island, where they can create/build nearly everything but they can't build a simple raft or boat, in the case of Hannibal, all they had to do was remove all of his teeth, and he's incapable of savagely attacking others with his mouth, and hence, cannibalism... Just a thought.

36 posted on 12/05/2003 9:04:08 AM PST by NYC Republican
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult
With every passing day, this guy is more and more likely to be Dahmered once in jail. They'll have to keep him in solitary confinement every hour of every day for the rest of his life.
37 posted on 12/05/2003 9:05:20 AM PST by diamondjoe
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To: WestCoastGal
Interesting that they added 'Hispanic' to the race...

Offense Information:
Offender has a history of sexual contact and attempted kidnapping with adult females. Contact included pentration in two instances. Offender used force and has used a weapon to gain compliance. Offender was previously known to one victim, not previously known to two victims.

http://www.doc.state.mn.us/level3/OffenderDetail.asp?OID=108212

 
ALFONSO RODRIGUEZ JR
Front Side
Birth Date: 2/18/1953
Race/Ethnicity: WHITE
Skin Tone: DARK
Hair Color: GRAY
Eye Color: BROWN
Height: 5'04"
Weight: 159
Build: MEDIUM
OID:  108212
Supervising Agent:   No longer under supervision
Release Date:  05/01/2003
Offense Statute(s):  Att. Agg. Rape, Agg. Rape, Att. Kidnapping & Agg. Assault
Offense Information:
Offender has a history of sexual contact and attempted kidnapping with adult females. Contact included pentration in two instances. Offender used force and has used a weapon to gain compliance. Offender was previously known to one victim, not previously known to two victims.
Address County:  Polk
Registered Address:   Adams Street
Crookston, MN 56716
Law Enforcement Agency:   Crookston Police Department
218 281 3111
Aliases:  

The information about this offender is released to the public pursuant to Minnesota Statutes 244.052.  The offender has completed a term in prison. He has an offense history that includes, at a minimum, an offense that requires registration as a predatory offender according to Minnesota Statutes 243.166. According to all of the information known to the Minnesota Department of Corrections this offender is not wanted by law enforcement. Rather, this information is provided to the public to enhance public safety through knowledge of the offender's general area of residence. If you have any questions about the offender, please contact the law enforcement agency listed on this page.

 

38 posted on 12/05/2003 9:11:52 AM PST by null and void (The meek shall inherit the Earth. The Stars belong to the bold.)
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To: Glenn; null and void
Thanks for the ping null!
I saw an attorney on Billy-O the other night saying that all violent sex offenders should be surgically or chemically castrated...I agree. Then lock them up and throw away the key, unless they murder too. Then they get the needle, max voltage, or gas.
39 posted on 12/05/2003 9:15:53 AM PST by Jackie-O ("The horror...the horror"- Col. Kurtz)
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To: Bikers4Bush
This morning one of the women he attacked years ago (stabbed her in the elbow and chest) fought him off, he fled, she made it home. Later, looking at police sketches- none panned out. So she went home and created her own sketch, (she's an artist) they picked him up two days later.
40 posted on 12/05/2003 9:18:14 AM PST by budwiesest ("Mr. Franklin, that republic you spoke of, seems to have been misplaced.")
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To: NYC Republican
LOL... wow you're observant.
41 posted on 12/05/2003 9:18:17 AM PST by cyborg (mutt-american)
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To: budwiesest
I'd heard about that the other day. Amazing that she was not only able to get away but then draw the sketch that they used to grab him.

Should have thrown away the key then.
42 posted on 12/05/2003 9:25:10 AM PST by Bikers4Bush
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To: null and void
Incredible that this animal was ever let on the streets again. Thanks for that post.
43 posted on 12/05/2003 9:28:09 AM PST by Travis McGee (----- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com -----)
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To: Jackie-O
Castration does not "fix" these beasts. Their evil springs from their brains, not their balls. Their desire is to kidnap and terrorize and torture and murder. Even castrated, they will continue to do so.
44 posted on 12/05/2003 9:29:43 AM PST by Travis McGee (----- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com -----)
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To: Travis McGee
I know what your saying but I think if one of their "instuments" of evil can be eliminated, that may be part of the battle.
45 posted on 12/05/2003 9:57:58 AM PST by Jackie-O ("The horror...the horror"- Col. Kurtz)
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To: cyborg
LOL. I'm the ulitimate movie/TV critic (drives my wife bonkers)... I can appreciate a good movie, but I also like the sense of "believability" in a movie.

As an example, I got DRAGGED to see "Love, Actually" yesterday - I was expecting 2 1/2 hours of pure torture, but it was actually pretty good... There were 2 scened which ruined it for me thought. One is where the Brit goes to America and inexplicably finds 4 willing... The other is the final scene where everyone just happens to be returning from the same flight... Annoys me to no end, cause they're insulting our intelligence, as if this could ever happen... Overall, though, I was pleasantly surprised, and have become a pretty big Hugh Grant fan (all started with "About a Boy").

Enough rambling...

46 posted on 12/05/2003 9:59:53 AM PST by NYC Republican
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To: NYC Republican
About Love Actually, my boyfriend went to see it all by his lonely self and LOVED it. Here I thought it would torture, but then I love Briget Jones Diary which some people considered torture.

The snow and cold induced mental mumblings continue...
47 posted on 12/05/2003 10:02:26 AM PST by cyborg (mutt-american)
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To: WestCoastGal
Has it been revealed yet if he was an illegal alien? If so, his employer should be charged as an accessory to the crime.
48 posted on 12/05/2003 10:04:31 AM PST by 10mm
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To: Glenn
Not just the nuts -- cut the whole thing off!
49 posted on 12/05/2003 10:10:23 AM PST by GovernmentShrinker
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To: 10mm
Why is the "Place of Birth" omitted from his profile? Is he an American citizen?
50 posted on 12/05/2003 10:10:48 AM PST by Ciexyz
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