They identified John Patrick Bedell as being from Hollister, Calif.
The above Amazon friend list shows a friend (of the Texas Bedell) as being Marla A. Pleyte.
There is a lawyer by the name of Marla A. Pleyte with offices in Hollister, CA. http://sanbenitolaw.com/about.aspx
(Just another possible lead-not claiming anything)
linkedin Bedell people.