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The Secret Life [2]

To Live and Die in LA

Neil chases down the first big break in Adea's recent disappearance, but new information produces more questions than answers as several suspects emerge. A secret relationship is revealed.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Episode notes last updated on August 02, 2019 03:51

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Despite the string of tips accusing Ted Bundy, why didn’t the police interrogate him early on?

It was because there were already so many strings of tips sent to the police department from all kinds of people. Tips remain buried from the police's concern and were left ignored until later occurrences.

What did the police find out after analyzing the plate number?

That the description fit Adea’s on-again-off-again boyfriend, Chris Spotz. He is a senior student that Adea was dating in secret.

How did the police react to Angel’s anonymous call?

It was within two minutes that they responded and went to Chris’ address that was on file. It turns out that Chris did not live there.

What does Emma, Adea’s friend, say about Adea’s and Chris’ relationship?

Adea told Emma that Chris was her partner in a scene. After they started seeing each other, she found out that he was engaged. He supposedly proposed to Adea because Chris claimed to leave his current fiancée, Mary.

What’s the reasoning behind Adea’s last text?

She was asking where to buy red candles because she may have wanted some for Chris’ uncle’s funeral, which was in Sacramento. What’s funny is that this is the first mention of Adea’s weekend plans and of Sacramento.

What did the police find?

They tracked Chris’ phone and his fiancée’s phone. They also observed their cars. The police had a hit on the fiancée’s car, which was in the parking lot of a hotel that they had check into.

How does the situation change once the police finds out that Mary was a nurse?

This means that she would have access to medication, and would also know what to give a person to induce a coma.

What did the person who left the anonymous tip tell Strauss?

Remaining anonymous, he speaks that he is unsure if he’s the last person to see Adea leave, but he states that she appears to be scared of someone else, not of the ones who were in the truck. It turns out, he didn’t write down the license plate number.

Who seemed to be the person that Adea was trying to get away from?

The anonymous guy said that within two hours, Angel was saying how Adea went missing and he wanted inside her apartment to access her computer.

What is a simple tactic that Strauss has learned from reporting?

Follow the lie. He states that Angel is the only person that has lied to him so far. Adea’s computer in her apartment was used after she disappeared.