I guess we will start this off with the police finding
the body of Jane Doe in Canyon Lake, Texas on February 25, 1993.
There are so many unanswered question involving this
case that I hope you will bare with me. It was my understanding that police can't touch a body or crime scene until the medical
examiner has came to the scene and pronounced them dead. If this is the case, then why didn't the medical examiner make
a physical appearance at the scene of the crime where Jane Doe was found? We were told that he pronounced her dead over the
phone. Now, how can anyone know if someone is dead until they examine the body personally and not by phone? Can you imagine,
as a parent, finding out that your daughter wasn't even important enough for this man to get out of bed and come
to the scene of the crime like he was supposed to?
Larry Kearny, who was the supervisor over the
county road crew, said that his men found the body of Jane Doe as they were clearing brush and debris from a bad storm the
night before.The police were then called. The following list is of the officers that were called to the scene of the crime
where Jane Doe was found and the times they arrived.
Case#9301164(The case number also changed once that
they identified Jane Doe as Emily Garcia.)
R. Poindexter(PR307)-arrived at the scene at
Davis(DM338)-arrived at the scene at 11:10 a.m.
C. Davis(DC333)-arrived at the scene at 11:29 a.m.
Sgt. David Ott(ODB05) assigned to this case as the
The sheriff in 1993 was Bob Holder, but that changed
in 1994 and the sheriff then was Jack Bremer.
Justice Of The Peace at the time was Howard(Curley)
Chief Deputy at the time was Elwood Hoherz
The Texas Rangers also were assigned to work on this
Didn't anyone want to know who murdered Emily? Was
she not important?
Another thing for Emily's mother to have to deal
with on top of Emily's death was the disrespect that has been shown toward Emily at times. No parent would want to find
out these things.
Crime Stoppers also offered a reward for anyone who
could help identify the Jane Doe, but once they found out that it was indeed Emily Garcia, they no longer offered the reward.
We were told that this was due to Det. Sgt. Tommy Ward(who has been the investigating officer for the past several years)
not allowing them to offer the reward. Every time we seem to ask a question it keeps going back to the fact that Det. Sgt.
Ward refused to let anyone else work on this case or even help.
You will see as you read on, that several professional
people that Sheila and I have contacted over the years have been willing to help with Emily's case, only to be told
NO by Det. Sgt. Ward. WHY???It seems to me that he would want all the help he can get so maybe they would be able to
finally solve this case, so why is he refusing to let anyone else help??? We also don't understand why Emily 's case hasn't
been placed in the Cold Case files, due to the fact that it has been over 19 years since her murder and still unsolved.
This would have helped us so much, because once a case is placed in the Cold Case files, anyone can work on it and they don't
have to have permission from the investigating officer(Det. Sgt. Tommy Ward). Again, the reason that Emily's case hasn't been
placed in Cold Case files is because Det. Sgt. Tommy Ward will not allow it. WHY????
Greg Butrico(18 years old at that time), was the
person sent by Zoeller's funeral home to transport Jane Doe to Austin, Texas where an autopsy would be preformed. He later
told us that it was the very first time he had ever transported a body and he was very nervous and terribly affected
by it.There was another person with him when the body was picked up, but we haven't been able to find out who. All we are
told is that he no longer works for Zoeller's Funeral Home. Greg Butrico took a sheet and covered Jane Doe's nude body. Why
wasn't it already covered instead of just laying there for all to look at. It was bad enough having to die at the hands of
some monster who did this to her, but they could have at least covered her up.Sheriff Bob Holder then released the body and
Mr. Butrico transported Jame Doe to Austin, Texas for the autopsy. Dr.
Robert Bayardo(Travis County Medical Examiner) was
the man who performed the autopsy. This man has been very nice and has answered some of the questions we have had, but not
all and we are still seeking answers to those questions.The following is a list of news media who reported on the Jane Doe
Robert Stewart from the Times Guardian in Canyon
Gary P. Carrol and Greg Mefford of the Herald in
New Braunfels, Texas
Channel 12-KSAT News