The image of the young man exiting the store IS the suspect in custody. Edwin Hall is his name. His booking photo is in this thread.
A neighbor tipped police after he and his wife joked about the “target” man looking like their neighbor - they stopped laughing when the picture of the truck associated with the crime was shown. Edwin Hall’s pickup was a ringer. So they called the cops. Within a short time police picked up Mr. Hall, and they interviewed him....arresting him at the end of the interview.
From one of the KC papers:
” ... Neighbor Sonya Bruce said she sold her father’s old truck to Hall just a few weeks ago. She believes it’s that same truck on the Target surveillance video police have linked to Smith’s abduction.
“Normal guy, he seemed a friendly guy,” Bruce said. “He introduced himself as Eddie to us, Edwin never came across my mind until this morning.” ...”
Found something very strange just now. Aletha’s parents have owned that house they live in (on N. Lincoln St in Olathe) for at least 13 years, so it had to have been her childhood home at some point.
I had gotten the impression it was just someplace “Jack” and Le had just found and moved into. There appears to also be a brother of hers who lives there or has lived there recently.
Well, her parents’s, David and Madeline’s, mortgage on the house was foreclosed on as of May 15th and papers (I assume eviction) were served on both parents and the tenant in the home, Aletha Hall, on Tues, June 5!
As if *this* isn’t the worst week of her life already.