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    The remains of Jerry McFalls (63) and his wife Susan (63) were found nine months after they disappeared and an investigation is ongoing

    https://kdminer.com/news/2018/mar/29...tlefield-coup/

    Jerry and Susan McFalls were last seen at their residence in Littlefield on Jan. 11, and were reported missing Jan. 21.

    Sheriff?s deputies are actively working the case and have ?diligently processed? the scene around the McFalls home without success, MCSO spokeswoman Anita Mortensen said.

    Cadaver dogs and drones were used to search the surrounding area.

    Detectives served four search warrants resulting from leads provided by people in the community in far northern Mohave County, and potential evidence has been gathered and transferred to the FBI for analysis.

    Presumptive tests on a mattress cover that appeared to have blood spots came back negative for blood evidence. It?s been sent off for further testing.

    Shell casings related to the incident were collected by detectives during the original search warrant. According to family members, a friend used the property for recreational shooting after the search, which left more shell casings to be discovered.

    Bullet holes found in a shed were photographed during the initial search by detectives.

    Anyone with information on the disappearance of the McFalls is urged to contact MCSO at 1-800-522-4312.
    https://www.thespectrum.com/story/ne...iff/452080002/

    Weeks before an Arizona couple went missing, one of their neighbors shot at them with a B.B. gun, authorities said.

    It's one of several incidents that led the Mohave County Sheriff's Office to name a person of interest in the disappearance of Littlefield residents Jerry and Susan McFalls. But it wasn't the accused shooter who officials named ? it was her husband.

    David Myhaver, 52, has been named a person of interest, said Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Anita Mortensen.

    She would not say what other interactions between the two families led authorities to do so. She said the assault "contributed but was not the only incident."


    Lida Oakley, Myhaver's wife, shot Jerry McFalls in the abdomen with a B.B. gun Nov. 25, court records say. She was charged with one count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

    The case was delayed twice due to "issues with the defense attorney being there" and the fact that the North Canyon Justice Court in Colorado City meets infrequently, according to Deputy Mohave County Attorney Rod Albright.

    The charge was officially dismissed Feb. 5.

    Albright said it was dropped because the McFalls were missing, but the state will refile if the couple are found.

    http://mydeathspace.com/article/2018...ion_is_ongoing

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    I've been following this one since the beginning. It was so strange how the McFall's just disappeared, left the doors open, music playing, etc....
    They had been having problems with the neighbor, David and his wife, Lida Oakley. The McFalls were riding a 4 wheeler and the neighbors shot them with a BB gun. Lida took the wrap, but since David is firearms dealer, I would imagine any kind of charges against him or Lida would really hurt their Firearms business. Also, there was some issues with the property the McFalls were living in. David and Lida lived in the home first, but the McFalls bought it from bankrupcy.
    https://www.nbcnews.com/feature/miss...rizona-n853826
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    Here is a FB page set up for them: https://www.facebook.com/Missing-Hel...9931834634488/

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    It's been over 4 mths and still no sign of them.

    The family continues to search every weekend.

    https://www.stgeorgeutah.com/news/ar.../#.WwvQ23ovyUk

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    What a weird case!
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    I bet it was that asshole neighbor.

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    The neighbors probably had something to do with their disappearance. I'm guessing they were probably pissed about them buying their house.
    I'm really interested in seeing what happens w this one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amy1217 View Post
    I bet it was that asshole neighbor.
    I would be shocked if it wasn't the neighbors. That's how convinced I am it is.

    I think they ambushed the Mcfall's that day, killed them, then dumped their bodies somewhere out there in the desert. Or dumped them in one of those old wells around there.


    This shouldn't be a missing person case anymore.
    http://kutv.com/news/local/family-of...into-dead-ends

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    I think they may have found the remains

    WOODS CROSS — A Woods Cross family was waiting to hear Friday if the remains of two bodies found near the Utah-Arizona border belong to a couple missing since the beginning of the year.

    The family of Jerry and Susan McFalls was informed by the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office Thursday afternoon that two bodies had been discovered Monday in the Virgin River Gorge area.

    “He wouldn’t give me a whole lot of details as to a specific location where at,” Meridee McFalls told the Deseret News. “They were unsure at the time whether they were male or female.”

    The remains were taken to "the FBI crime lab," according to a statement from the Mohave County Sheriff's Office, though it did not say in what state. FBI investigators and sheriff's deputies combed through the area for evidence for four days before announcing their discovery, according to the statement. The sheriff's office did not say who found the remains.

    Investigators asked the family if they could expedite dental records on the couple to help identify the bodies.

    Jerry David McFalls and his wife, Susan Marie McFalls, both 63, owned a second home in Littlefield, Arizona, and have not been heard from since Jan. 11. On that day, the couple texted family members that they would be traveling to their main home in West Jordan, according to court documents.

    According to a search warrant filed in 5th District Court in St. George, a Mohave County sheriff's deputy went to the McFalls' residence on Jan. 21 to conduct a welfare check. The deputy found their house unlocked, pick-up trucks that looked like they were in the process of being loaded, including "coolers and snacks" in the back of one, two dogs inside the house with no food or water, and a purse, wallet and cellphone on the kitchen table.

    The McFalls' son, who lives in Woods Cross, told investigators at the time that his parents "are not the type to leave the property without a vehicle, and do not hike due to their physical limitations. Susan Marie McFalls is reported to be a diabetic, and has issues walking for extended periods of time," according to the warrant.

    The family reiterated that on Thursday.

    "From their house to the gorge is about 3 to 4 miles,” Jerry McFalls Jr. said. “My mom had degenerative back disease … and she couldn’t walk more than 100 yards in that kind of terrain. They always took their side-by-side if they were going on the dirt roads or one of their cars if they were going somewhere else. They really didn’t walk anywhere."

    "If it is them, they did not get there on their own - it’s one thing that we know for sure,” Meridee McFalls said. “All their vehicles were at home. They did not go for a walk up the gorge any direction.”

    Shell casings were found near the couple's truck in Littlefield and at least one handgun, possibly two, were missing from the house, court records state.

    In March, a private investigator hired by the family said he believed the McFalls were the victims of homicide.

    A sheriff's office spokeswoman on Friday said she did not know how long it would take to identify the remains that were found or determine a cause of death.
    https://www.ksl.com/article/46409339...ng-utah-couple

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    https://www.sltrib.com/news/2018/11/...ng-utah-woman/


    It’s a mystery that has hung over Jerry and Susan McFalls’ family for 10 months, since the South Jordan couple disappeared in early January.

    That weekend, the couple had planned to travel from their Arizona property back to Utah. But when the McFalls didn’t show up, their family drove to the Littlefield home.

    They found food that had grown cold on the counter. Pets had been left behind. Personal items in their proper places.

    But Jerry and Susan had vanished.

    On Thursday, at least one piece of the mystery was solved: The Mohave County Sheriff’s Office announced that one of two sets of human remains found near the Virgin River Gorge a month prior was identified as Susan McFalls, 63. While the second set of remains have not been identified, the family believes the body likely belongs to Jerry, 63.

    But larger questions still remain. How did they end up there? Was someone responsible for their deaths?

    The sheriff’s office say their investigation is ongoing. But McFalls’ family members said in a video they posted on a Facebook page Thursday that they believe “something happened” to get the couple to leave their property Jan. 11.
    Website dedicated to finding them:http://www.austinhudson.com/mcfall

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    https://mesquitelocalnews.com/2020/0...n-murder-case/

    The body of Susan Mcfalls was identified in November 2018. Jerry Mcfalls body was confirmed in January of this year.

    A recent service was held in Beaver Dam, AZ., honoring the two-year anniversary of the couple being reported missing.

    Family and friends gathered to pray for justice for the Mcfalls. Information shared by many who attended, including family members, may shed new light on the Mcfalls murder.

    Evidence, some of it anecdotal, motive and opportunity seem to be building against son Jerry Jr. and his wife Meridee Mcfalls. According to the Mohave County Sheriff’s office, they are suspects in the case. Recently, the community heard a very different story from what the couple has been publicly saying over the course of the investigation.

    One area that was never searched was the area where the bodies were found. Meridee and Jerry claimed the area had already been searched. Eleven of the weekly search members confirmed wanting to search that area but Meridee or Jerry said, “searching it further would be a waste of time.”

    Nobody, not even Fugitive Recovery Specialist David Bounsall, had reason to doubt or question what they were told until after the bodies were found.

    According to close family members who attended the memorial, Susan and Jerry Mcfalls Sr. were currently in the process of cutting Jerry Jr. out of their will.

    Meridee owned a bowling alley in the Salt Lake City, UT., area. Jerry Jr. owned an auto repair shop with Jerry Sr.

    After falling into serious financial trouble, Meridee and Jerry Jr. took out several credit cards, gas cards and loans against the bowling alley without Jerry Sr. or Susan’s knowledge. Both businesses ended up closing or going bankrupt. Afterwards, Susan and Jerry Sr. cut Jerry Jr. and Meridee completely out of their lives and pocketbooks.

    Jerry Jr or Meridee didn’t speak to Susan and Jerry Sr. in almost a year. Just weeks before the couple was murdered, Jerry Jr. and his son Ethan called Susan and told them that he was leaving Meridee and needed a place to stay. He stayed with his mom and dad for approximately a week but returned to Meridee. Just weeks later the couple was murdered.

    Susan allegedly sent a text to Meridee on Jan. 11, 2018 at 11:27 a.m., asking where she purchased a baby’s bed and ending the text with “love ya.” Immediately, Meridee responded with, “Walgreens, love ya lots.” At 3 p.m. Susan responded with “Thanks be home Sunday love you all.”

    A court date (reason unknown) was set for Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018 and marked on Susan and Jerry Sr.’s home calendar. The couple didn’t appear that Sunday as was texted, they didn’t attend the court appointment, and nobody checked on them until Jan. 20 at 8:50 p.m. when Meridee sent a text asking, “You ok Jerry’s been trying to get ahold of you.”

    Susan and Jerry’s teenage grandson Kayden said his grandmother would never have sent texts like the one described. “She didn’t talk like that and Meridee and Susan hated each other,” he said. Kayden is Jerry Jr.’s nephew.

    The Mohave County Sheriff made a welfare check on Jan. 21 but the couple was nowhere to be found. The house appeared as if the couple were getting things ready to leave but perhaps were abducted instead.

    “Grandma never would have left the dogs. Grandpa wouldn’t leave his driver’s license. There’s no way those dogs survived ten days without food or water and there wasn’t evidence that the dogs were starving. They didn’t tear up anything for food. Something had to be left there for them to eat and drink for them to survive that long. A faucet was left dripping into a pan outside the back of the house, but Susan didn’t leave that. She had the dogs’ food and water dishes in the house. She didn’t leave the dogs outside for fear of hawks, coyotes or other dangers,” Kayden said.

    The grandson is now with his paternal grandparents who were raising him jointly with Susan and Jerry Sr. The two couples were close friends, seeing each other, visiting homes and sharing meals and family business several times each week. The grandparents corroborated everything Kayden said.

    Kayden, who lived with Jerry Jr. and Meridee, described her as controlling and manipulative, making all the plans and then informing Jerry Jr. of the specifics. He said Jerry Jr. just went along with Meridee. “It’s another reason my grandma hated Meridee. She was the reason Jerry Jr. took out all that credit and didn’t tell his parents,” he said.

    For two years, Meridee and Jerry denied the existence of a silver SUV that may have played a part in the murder. Investigators have located and identified a silver SUV which used to belong to Meridee’s former 13-year employee and friend, Zach Jeppesen. Former neighbors confirmed that the silver SUV was at Meridee’s and Jerry’s home several times a week. Jeppesen no longer owns the SUV.

    Several friends, acquaintances, family members and close associates have mentioned Jerry Jr.’s obsession with crime series, true detective stories, Forensic Files, The First 48 and even a crime magazine called ‘The Strand.’

    On the first anniversary of finding Susan and Jerry’s bodies, Meridee, Jerry Jr. and a friend Alex, visited the burial site and memorial.

    A video made during the visit begins with Meridee holding the cell phone/camera and walking toward the memorial at night. Faint chanting is heard that sounds like “I am down you are down, and if Alex is related, he is down, and Alex is down you are down…” The camera then goes onto a picture of Susan and Jerry, there is laughter, and someone says, “Apparently crime is the happy strand.”

    There’s a little more laughter then Meridee cuts in saying, “No, we’re live.” There is vocal silence for the following 21 seconds before Meridee says, “We are live up at the memorial of Susan and Jerry Mcfalls.”

    Meridee and Jerry Jr. have obtained legal counsel and, up to this point, have refused to take a lie detector test. Traveler Dave, a 30-plus year veteran of search and rescue and private investigator who has been involved with the search from the start said, “Innocent people do whatever they can do to clear their names; the guilty try to hide. If it were me, I’d take that lie detector test in a heartbeat if for nothing other than to clear myself from the investigation and let them move on to find the guilty ones. It’s one less person the investigators have to worry about; depending on the results.”

    Investigators also know that Meridee and Jerry Jr. are adept at manipulating where people think they are by tagging different locations on social media. According to their location tags they appeared to be shopping in Las Vegas, but Jerry Jr. was spotted at a Mesquite location. Jerry Jr., after the fact, posted a message about their experiment working.

    Grandson Kayden says that Jerry Jr. and Meridee have taken possession of all cash, vehicles and many collectibles that his grandparents had owned, even those items that would rightfully go to other family members according to his grandparents’ wishes.

    There is a substantial amount of money in Susan and Jerry Sr.’s bank accounts as well as checks belonging to Jerry Jr.’s grandmother who is still alive. Susan controlled those checks up until the time she was murdered. Now Jr. and Meridee have control of the money which family members haven’t been allowed to access.

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