A VERY SPECIAL REQUEST FOR HELP - NOT MONEY - JUST INFORMATION!!!
I normally would not ask this kind of a favor, but this really is important.
I am working with Portland area investigators and journalists who are doing research on the Whitney Heichel /Jonathan Holt murder case and one other case involving other serious criminal activity. They are particularly interested in anyone who might have attended Kingdom Halls in or around Gresham and might know some of the members, former JWs, or other related contacts in that area.
If you are from that area, or have connections there, please contact me via PM.
If you are currently an Jehovah's Witness attending the Gresham Kingdom Hall and have possibly helpful information, please contact me. Your identity will be protected. Please understand the importance of this case. Do the right thing and come forward if you have anything that might be helpful. Your identity will be protected - guaranteed.
As would be expected, JWs in that area have gone into hiding and for the most part have refused to talk to investigators and journalists.
My guess is that there are a few on this board that either know people in that area who have left or faded that might be able to provide some additional background information to serious, professional journalists and investigators. I know a few members of this board who were from the Portland, OR area and were associated with Meetups there. I live in central Oregon myself, but was not a JW here and have only attended meetings here on a very irregular basis and never at the same Kingdom Hall twice. So I have no personal contacts myself in the Portland area.
You will be dealing with me first, and then, if you have some information that might be helpful, I will put you in contact with the professionals. I will not reveal your identity, contact information, or other specific information - the choice to do that will be left to you if you so decide.
If you know anything or anyone in or near the Gresham, Oregon Kingdom Hall(s), I urge you to please contact me. I will provide my personal email and phone number to you when you PM me. Your identity, location, and contact information will be kept completely confidential. If you have contacts in that area, please ask them to contact me. I will assure them the same level of confidentiality.
I think there are enough members of this board who will vouch for me and my commitment for justice for victims of the Watchtower's mishandling and cover ups, especially involving criminal cases. You can read some of my investigative articles about my research and involvement in the Menlo Park Kingdom Hall takeover and the Candace Conti child abuse court cases at Ex-JW.com.
Those who know me well will confirm that I am absolutely dead serious and totally committed to whatever I become involved in. I just need some help from anyone that might have some information to share.
If you are not from that area, but know someone who is a JW or former JW, please pass this information on to them and ask for their help on behalf of the victims of not just one, but possibly other, shall we say, "less than legal" acts.
I don't want to get over dramatic about this, but if you can help us in any way you may right a wrong and potentially protect someone else from harm.