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September 18, 2005

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Mike

The case is totally bizarre, and even stanger is it seems it's reached a dead end.

Even Geraldo came and did a Fox News Special a few weeks ago about the story, with some interesting new developments.

One name to remember is Marjorie Diehl Armstrong. She's been in the Erie news the last few years...more then a few of her husbands have been found dead (a few by her hand, with claims of self-defense) and then a body was found in a freezer in her house. Another man, William Rothstein, called in the police when he found the body, who turned out to be James Roden, Diehl's ex boyfriend (see the story gets bizarre).

Geraldo's thesis was that Diehl Armstrong and Rothstein were behind the Brian Wells case, and killed Roden when either he found out or knew all along and was about to go to police. No one had connected Armstrong and Rothstein until Geraldo found a man from Slippery Rock who had seen a car matching Armstrong's car driving the wrong way on Interstate 79. If you've read the notes on the case, Wells was to go to several drop-off points including one on I-79. So - the question is was she heading to meet Wells somewhere?

Here's the problem - Armstrong's in jail and not talking. She claims she wants to talk about the case but for immunity, which I'm not sure is going to happen. Here's another twist in the story - Rothstein died recently of cancer, so he can't rebuff anything Armstrong might say. So she can point the finger at him and no one will ever know.

So is Armstrong involved? Maybe. As of Geraldo's Fox show a few weeks ago she hadn't been questioned by the FBI about it. And they don't seem to be in a hurry, either.

You're right on when you say how bizarre this case is.

Dave Roberts

Just read this bizarre story and for some reason i feel that Armstrong is connected somehow.

PS Where are these metal collars used properly for ?? Can you identify any sources ??

J GRAHAM

THIS EVENT STRUCK ME SO HARD. I FELT SO SORRY FOR THAT POOR GUY. THESE COPS NEED TO STILL BE WORKING NIGHT AND DAY ON THIS CASE UNTIL IT IS SOLVED.IF I EVER HEAR THAT THE CASE WAS STOPPED I WILL NEVER SUPPORT THE EERIE POLICE DEPARTMENT AGAIN. MY HEART GOES OUT TO BRIAN WELLS' FAMILY.

Mike V

There is one paradox about this case that jumps out at me: The perpetrator(s) went to ridiculous lengths, too far in fact, to invoke procedures to erase evidence. 9 pages worth of nearly impossible to follow (especially under pressure and time constraint) highly redundant instructions to make sure the victim complies and retains all incriminating evidence. Yet, the notes are all hand written!?! Why the hell would anyone go through such machinations to avoid being caught and then use a veritable Unibomber manifesto with an almost certain probability of being found when the impossible instructions can't be executed??? This aspect is a paradox, as is the misspelling of the word, "decipher" by someone who constructed a sophisticated 5 lock device.

A criminal profiler should be able to have a field day with that note to the point of being able to name the perp. and tell his life's story Something here really, really does not add up to me, and I'm not even in the field of criminology. If indeed a close friend of the victim did die under strange circumstances around the same time, it cannot be coincidental.

The only other thing I can say is that the basic profile of the victim - white male, 46, loner, working at a menial job, etc. is highly indicitive of probable involvement. And anyone actually a victim under such circumstances should have a mouth so dry they couldn't suck a lollipop if they wanted too.

It just doesn't add up.

It is interesting that the time constraints have been censored out of the notes. Temporal distortion is a sign of mental deficiency, and it is clear that the person who wrote these notes had completely unrealistic ideas about the victim having time to read them and follow the instructions. Hence, the author seems to be mentally impaired.

I have a suspicion as to what took place here, and I think the authorities may have come to the same conclusion.

Mike V

Janet Cobham

Can anyone tell me if a book has been written about this case. Thank you

Bryan Alexander

Not that I've seen, Janet. There has been at least one tv program, an episode of America's Most Wanted, I think.

holy roy

I seen this on america's most wanted. they stated that the perpetrator(s) had signed the note of instructions with "the troubleshooters". i googled it and found this site which is not displayed when clicked on. interesting. below is a copy of that search result;

The Troubleshooters is a structural and miscellaneous steel fabricator supplying and servicing the Greater Houston area and locations across the country ...
www.tshooters.net/

note: "structural and miscellaneous steel fabricator"

Robert Hamel

I heard about this and it reminded me of something out of the Saw movies these people need to be cought before something else happends to a innocent person

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