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Woman Caught After Faking Her Own Death (love her name: Misty Quackenbush)
NW Cable News ^ | 08/25/03 | Staff Writer

Posted on 08/25/2003 1:53:04 PM PDT by bedolido

DURANGO, Colo. (AP) -- A woman's scheme to avoid prison by faking her own death in a truck accident came undone when a childhood friend, now a sheriff's deputy, spotted her by chance far from home.

Misty Quackenbush, 27, of Cortez, was supposed to have been sentenced July 11 to four years in prison on her guilty plea to distribution of methamphetamines.

Instead, she allegedly placed personal identification in an abandoned pickup near a reservoir, doused the truck with blood of unknown origin and fled, officials said.

About four weeks later, former Montezuma County Deputy Brandon Brown, now a Texas lawman, spotted Quackenbush in Shamrock, Texas, some 600 miles from Cortez. Brown had read about her supposed death.

"I'm still kind of shocked. Her comment to me was 'I must have been meant to get caught, because, what are the odds?" Brown said.

Quackenbush was sentenced Friday in Durango to five years in prison - the original four plus one for jumping bail.

Copyright 2003 Associated Press. All rights reserved


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: caught; death; faking; woman

1 posted on 08/25/2003 1:54:55 PM PDT by bedolido
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To: aculeus; general_re
One for the Name File.
2 posted on 08/25/2003 1:57:00 PM PDT by dighton (NLC™)
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To: bedolido
Misty Quackenbush, 27, of Cortez, was supposed to have been sentenced July 11 to four years in prison on her guilty plea to distribution of methamphetamines.

Sounds a like a nice girl to bring home to mom.

3 posted on 08/25/2003 1:58:24 PM PDT by MotleyGirl70
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To: dighton
Wow.

That's almost as good as Misty Clymer.

4 posted on 08/25/2003 1:59:08 PM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: bedolido
Search for her on AltaVista brings back this pitcher:


5 posted on 08/25/2003 2:03:27 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Go ahead, make my day and re-state the obvious! Again!)
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To: Revolting cat!
lol... I wouldn't have recognized her with that disguise she wore.
6 posted on 08/25/2003 2:05:23 PM PDT by bedolido (My wife is a sex object - every time I ask for sex, she objects.)
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To: bedolido
Misty Quackenbush

No.

7 posted on 08/25/2003 2:05:49 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson ("Hack-in-a-boosh"--Chico Marx)
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To: Hap; Xenalyte; humblegunner; Allegra
Great name ping!
8 posted on 08/25/2003 2:09:39 PM PDT by Bacon Man (Bacon is never wrong but occasionally fried.)
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To: dighton
"One for the Name File."

Actually, Quackenbush is quite a famous old American name. Those here of the 2nd Amendment persuasion will recognize it as the brand of a famous, if funky, arms company. Quackenbush .22 rifles were the ones often presented as first rifles to boys at one time.

The name lives on.
9 posted on 08/25/2003 2:10:04 PM PDT by MineralMan (godless atheist)
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To: All
More on Quackenbush:

These days, one member of the Quackenbush family is manufacturing big-bore air rifles, in .308 and even .50 caliber. These operate at up to 2500 psi pressures, and fire projectiles over 180 grains. Apparently, they've even been used for large game, such as deer.

Google for "Quackenbush Rifle" for more info. I was fascinated.
10 posted on 08/25/2003 2:17:45 PM PDT by MineralMan (godless atheist)
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To: MineralMan
I happen to own a Quackenbush .22 rifle. It belonged to my Great Grandfather shortly before the turn of the century (20th Century of course).
11 posted on 08/25/2003 2:18:12 PM PDT by SLB
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To: MineralMan
Yes. In fact, California recently had an Insurance Commissioner named Chuck Quackenbush.

It's her full name that's irresistible.

12 posted on 08/25/2003 2:19:09 PM PDT by dighton (NLC™)
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To: Bacon Man
I knew her cousin, Paula Rottencrotch.
13 posted on 08/25/2003 2:19:21 PM PDT by Rudder
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To: Rudder
I knew her cousin, Paula Rottencrotch.

LOL!

14 posted on 08/25/2003 2:29:34 PM PDT by Bacon Man (Bacon is never wrong but occasionally fried.)
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To: bedolido

Aflac!

15 posted on 08/25/2003 2:37:21 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Master of the single entendre)
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To: SLB
"I happen to own a Quackenbush .22 rifle. It belonged to my Great Grandfather shortly before the turn of the century (20th Century of course)."

Cool! Is it still in firing order?
16 posted on 08/25/2003 2:46:26 PM PDT by MineralMan (godless atheist)
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To: MineralMan
I met Hugh Quackenbush (VP for Schwab) at a broker's open house. He got the troops moving, they were talking to each other and worthless.

I recognized the name because he was just quoted in a major magazine. He said they love to quote him just to get the name in the article. Not pretentious at all.
17 posted on 08/25/2003 3:09:47 PM PDT by Eagles2003
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To: Rudder
I thought the name was Hillary Rottencrotch.
18 posted on 08/25/2003 3:30:10 PM PDT by dc-zoo
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To: Howlin; Ed_NYC; MonroeDNA; widgysoft; Springman; Timesink; dubyaismypresident; Grani; coug97; ...
Just damn.

If you want on the new list, FReepmail me. This IS a high-volume PING list...

19 posted on 08/25/2003 3:32:48 PM PDT by mhking
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To: mhking
'I must have been meant to get caught, because, what are the odds?"

She has a point, how often does one catch a misty quakenbush?

20 posted on 08/25/2003 3:45:42 PM PDT by xJones
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To: bedolido
This isn't any surprise. According to the various "women's magazines" I read, chicks are always "faking it."
21 posted on 08/25/2003 3:58:49 PM PDT by UncleDick
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To: UncleDick

22 posted on 08/25/2003 4:14:31 PM PDT by 4mycountry (You say I'm a brat like it's a bad thing.)
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To: bedolido
Misty Quackenbush? Is that a name or a venereal disease.
23 posted on 08/25/2003 4:41:16 PM PDT by .cnI redruM (Nothing Is More Vile Than A Blowhard With Halitosis! - redruM)
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To: MineralMan
Is it still in firing order?

Yes it is. My dad took it to a gunsmith some years back and had it put into firing order.

24 posted on 08/25/2003 6:26:18 PM PDT by SLB
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To: bedolido
When she first went missing, she had someone report a body in the lake. They found her truck covered in blood.

Sometime later, they found jars with a blood-like substance in them. They decided that she must have been saving up the blood to use for her faked death.

The whole episode had the community worried about a suspicious death. We sure have had our share of crazy things going on in this little po-dink of a town!!
25 posted on 08/25/2003 6:27:19 PM PDT by trussell (Pesky, hiding, blonde hair-causing a blonde moment!! Can't find it to pull it out!!)
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