Graham Jury Shown Email Sent From Fake Email Account to End Missing Persons Search
Today, December 10, the jury was shown a controversial email that will likely play a major roll in the Jordan Graham murder trial.
The email, from an individual named ambiguously named "Tony S.," was brought to the attention of authorities on July 10 by Graham and her mother.
All who saw the email deemed it extremely suspicious. In fact, during his first reading of the email (viewed by the jury via a taped interview), Kalispell Police Detective Cory Clark said "it looks like subterfuge to me... It's just about as vague as you can be without saying anything."
Below is the text of the email as read by the jury:
My name is Tony. There is no bother looking for Cody anymore. He is gone. I saw your post on Twitter and thought I would email you. He had come with some buddies and met up with me on Sunday night in Columbia Falls. He was saying he needed to be with his buddies for a bit and take them for a joy ride. 3 of the guys came back saying that they had gone for a ride in the woods somewhere and Cody got out of the car and went for a little hike and they are positive he fell and he is is dead Jordan. I don't know who the guys were, but they took off. So call off the missing persons report. Cody is gone for sure.
During the interview with Clark, Graham suggested two separate Tonys that could have sent the email, but investigation by Clark revealed that the true sender of the email was living at the home of Graham's parents.
Clark was able to get a judge's approval to track down the IP address and history of the email account (by requesting the information from Google) that "Tony S." had used. The email account, firstname.lastname@example.org, it turns out, was created on July 10, 2013, the same day that Graham was interviewed by Clark.