Missing 18 Year Old In Connecticut Has Turned Into The Greatest Internet Speculation Mystery Of All Time
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Here’s a crazy story out of the pitt known as Northeastern Connecticut:
About 100 people showed up and stood together Thursday evening in Sterling in hopes that a local teen will be found safe. Todd “T.J.” Allen, 18, went missing on Monday afternoon. He went out dirt biking on his Honda XR100 in an unknown direction around 1 p.m., and sent a text message less than an hour later saying he’d fallen and hurt his leg:
He hasn’t been seen or heard from since. Several attempts to reach Allen or ping the location of his cell phone since those texts were received failed, indicating this phone either ran out of power or was shut off. At Thursday night’s vigil, his sister told FOX 61 she was too emotional to speak. Her future mother in law, Erica Rogers, spoke out, sharing the pain everyone involved is feeling.
“It’s very emotional its been a very long week,” Rogers said. “We’ve all hit the point now where we’re numb, we’ve all been searching day and night.”
Rogers said TJ disappearing is unlike him and that something is not adding up.
“He rode his dirt bike every day, all the time, he would go off for a dirt bike ride and his mother would say be back by dark and he would be back by dark,” she said. “He’s not the type of kid that just got on his bike and took off, for a joy ride and isn’t telling anybody, there’s something wrong .”
On Tuesday and Wednesday, hundreds of people, including State Police K9 teams, firefighters, the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, crews using helicopters and ATVs, as well as friends, family and neighbors, formed search parties to try to find the teen missing.
However, State Police called off their search at sunset on Wednesday, and did not pick it back up Thursday due to the bad weather. Several volunteer crews headed out in the woods Wednesday night and Thursday to continue the search in the dark, despite police saying not to, but to no avail. The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection continued limited search activities on Thursday, and volunteers were out there again.
However, while searching on Thursday, at least one group of volunteers got lost themselves. They had to call State Police to guide them out of the woods and back to safety. This was what police had feared, and why they discouraged people from continuing to search.
Many of the volunteers helping with the search coordinated through Facebook, posting on a group page “Search for T.J.” There, friends and loved ones have been posting words of encouragement, along with praise for the way the community has come together in this search effort. Other posts include instructions on where they should focus the search, as well as an interactive map people can use to track areas that have been searched to be more efficient.
I don’t know if we’ve ever seen a shadier story with so much Internet speculation going on. There are multiple Facebook pages where Internet detectives are actively getting to the bottom of this. The family started the “Search for TJ” page, but since so many people have had their comments removed due to the fact that they speculate that something about this story doesn’t smell right, they started this “TJ Allen Uncensored Discussion” page instead. And there is no shortage of theories. We spent a couple hours looking through them today and it gave Turtleboy a popsicle headache. I mean, you try reading shit like this for two hours and not wanting to blow your head off:
Here’s what we know for sure though:
- The kid disappeared over a week ago on his dirtbike in the woods
- His cell phone is no longer traceable
- His family owns 30 acres of land and won’t let the cops search it, because it is rumored that they grow weed there
- People have dedicated thousands of combined man hours to searching for him
- Other people have gone missing while searching for this missing person
- There is no sign of a struggle or any other sort of evidence that would help police find out what happened to him
- He obviously cannot still be alive in the woods, which means he’s either dead or hiding out somewhere
- People have donated money to help the family through this “crisis”
- A lot of people are starting to think the whole thing is a scam
That’s what we know. But the Internet has turned into a really bad episode of Nancy Grace. Let’s see what the buzz is. Here’s just maybe 1% of the Facebook speculation….
First of all, the “roomers” are out of control:
So many roomers. Not enough beds for them all.
Some think he drove into a lake:
Others think something is up with the family:
Lots of people think it was a drug deal gone bad:
Some who have participated in the search have their reservations:
Some think the text message was from the people who did something to him:
Some who have spoken with the family think something is up:
Some think he was a weed runner:
Not one credible media outlet has confirmed any of this, but the Facebook machine is filled with unconfirmed anecdotes:
Some are claiming he stole $500 from his parents before he left and took off for Danielson:
Others are saying he packed a toothbrush and the cops are suspicious:
Some have alleged that they have firsthand information that the kid is not even considered missing:
Which would probably be helpful info to the people who spent hours looking for him.
Others claim that his Instagram has been active since he went missing:
Some say that he’s running from the law:
Then there’s his sister. Her real name is Dianna Croonenberghs, but she goes by Dee Nurmi on Facebook.
Some people have pointed out the fact that she’s got a rap sheet:
And the fact that the family seems to be coordinating the whole investigation instead of, I dunno, the cops, seems suspicious to some.
This is the sister’s mother-in-law to be:
So wait….you want less people to help you? Oh yea, this all makes TONS of sense.
Turtleboy interviewed one person who claims to have spoken with the family and thinks something is up:
Although according to others it’s not a big deal that she has been charged with aiding and abetting and/or giving false statements to the police in her past. Why? Because everyone does that:
Strong point. VERY strong. I mean, who among us can’t relate to lying to the police? Lots of normal people do that.
Once again, Turtleboy has no idea what happened because we’re not state cops. All we know is that without Facebook people wouldn’t have any way to speculate in groups like this for the world to see. We’d actually have to wait until the investigation is completed. Fucked up, right?
The bottom line is that TJ Allen was either murdered or he’s hiding out somewhere and will reappear sometime in the near future. If he’s dead they probably through his body in the water somewhere and they probably won’t find it until the spring, if they find it at all. Hate to say it but the theory about the drug deal gone bad seems to be the theory that makes the most sense. All we’re saying is that if the family has actual information about the truth, then the public should be made aware so that people stop wasting their time looking for him. Just sayin.
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