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Thread: United Airlines Executive Jake Cefolia (49) found hanging in a nature preserve over a year after he went missing

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    Quote Originally Posted by puzzld View Post
    Very susp. I'd be asking Rudy what he knows and where the money is going.
    Exactly. My husband and I have both given each other POA and bought and sold houses without the other one present...but that's because we knew for sure that the other one wasn't going to be around for the closing and needed to make it happen anyway.

    Old Rudy needs to spill his guts!

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    https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/loca...later/2580419/

    What Happened to Jake Cefolia? Missing United Executive Case Still Unsolved, One Year Later

    Police and court reports obtained by NBC 5 Investigates showed him signing up for OkCupid, meeting one girlfriend on Bumble in Chicago, dating another woman in San Francisco. Staying at the Ritz Carlton Marina Del Rey in California and dining at Hula Grill in Honolulu with a tab of $528.

    But the last purchase Cefolia ever made on his Chase credit card was $59.50 for gas at a Shell station on Butterfield Road near his Elmhurst home in Illinois.
    What Triggered Jake Cefolia's Disappearance?

    On Aug. 6, the day before Cefolia vanished, NBC 5 Investigates learned that Elmhurst police showed up at his house with a search warrant, according to police reports. Detectives' notes show they were there to "search and collect/package evidence." Elmhurst police declined to comment on the investigation, and Cefolia has never been charged with a crime.

    "It’s unlikely that it’s coincidental that he disappears, the day after the search," said retired Chicago homicide detective Richard Schak, who now teaches criminal justice at a local university. "Whatever they were looking for, or whatever they found might have triggered something for him to take off."
    Is Jake Cefolia Out There?

    "Without anything surfacing in 12 months about Jake, I think the likelihood that he’s alive is very remote. Just because something would have surfaced," said Schak. "If you lived that kind of lifestyle, there would be a money trail of some sort."

    Police reports indicate that "Cefolia’s passport, credit cards and financial accounts have not been used or accessed" and there have been "no significant withdrawals before his disappearance" nor has there been "contact with family or friends ever since."

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    I seriously cannot believe it has been a year since he went missing.

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    Well, obviously he was up to something with the police involved. So it's one of two things. Either he went on the lam or whoever he was involved with in illegal activity dispatched of him and hid him well when they heard that the police were on to him.

    It's not surprising that there's no use of his passport or credit cards because that's the whole point of disappearing (duh). No big withdrawals before he went off the radar? The guy was involved in something and probably had a stack of cash in a safe somewhere. You buy a new identity and passport and off you go.
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    I thought the exact same thing. Poor Brennen Tammons.
    Oh well, back to gum.
    ....or exchanging Puke's wang for spicy nuts.
    Quote Originally Posted by animosity View Post
    I know, right? What the fuck, puke? Willing to take in Boston, an Irish dude and like, 17 dogs but not Ron? poor Ron.

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    Guess he wasn't sitting on a beach sipping a margarita.

    https://www.crimeonline.com/2021/10/...was-abandoned/

    Skeletal Remains Found Hanging From Tree at Nature Preserve Where Missing Airline Exec Jake Cefolia’s Car Was Abandoned

    A source close to the investigation told CrimeOnline that electrical workers surveying a remote area of the preserve, reportedly far off hiking trails, discovered what appeared to be a human skeleton hanging from a tree. The source said that authorities will compare the jaw of the skull to Cefolia’s dental records to determine a possible match, and indicated that forensic analysts may be working on Friday and possibly through the weekend in an effort to quickly identify the remains — or rule out a connection to Cefolia’s disappearance.
    https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/ja...ited-executive

    Remains found at suburban forest preserve identified as missing United executive

    Human remains found at a DuPage County forest preserve have been identified as missing United Airlines executive Jake Cefolia.

    The DuPage County coroner confirmed the identity of the remains Sunday afternoon.

    A cause and manner of death have not been determined, the coroner said.

    A Forensic Odonatologist examined dental records, which led to the positive identification.

    The remains were found south of the youth-group campground at Waterfall Glen on Friday by contractors working at the preserve.

    At the time of discovery, officials said they could not be visually identified.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raisedbywolves View Post
    Guess he wasn't sitting on a beach sipping a margarita.

    https://www.crimeonline.com/2021/10/...was-abandoned/

    Skeletal Remains Found Hanging From Tree at Nature Preserve Where Missing Airline Exec Jake Cefolia’s Car Was Abandoned



    https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/ja...ited-executive

    Remains found at suburban forest preserve identified as missing United executive
    I'm actually shocked. I pegged him as too much of a narcissist to go through with a suicide. I'm turning in lots of toasters lately. I'm losing my touch.
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    I thought the exact same thing. Poor Brennen Tammons.
    Oh well, back to gum.
    ....or exchanging Puke's wang for spicy nuts.
    Quote Originally Posted by animosity View Post
    I know, right? What the fuck, puke? Willing to take in Boston, an Irish dude and like, 17 dogs but not Ron? poor Ron.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boston Babe 73 View Post
    I'm actually shocked. I pegged him as too much of a narcissist to go through with a suicide. I'm turning in lots of toasters lately. I'm losing my touch.
    I'm with you. I totally figured he loved himself too much to commit suicide. I really want to know what he was being investigated for before he went missing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raisedbywolves View Post
    I'm with you. I totally figured he loved himself too much to commit suicide. I really want to know what he was being investigated for before he went missing.
    SAME.
    Quote Originally Posted by Miller22 View Post
    I thought the exact same thing. Poor Brennen Tammons.
    Oh well, back to gum.
    ....or exchanging Puke's wang for spicy nuts.
    Quote Originally Posted by animosity View Post
    I know, right? What the fuck, puke? Willing to take in Boston, an Irish dude and like, 17 dogs but not Ron? poor Ron.

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    Yeah. This was one of those that I figured for an "unsolved mysteries" sort of deal.
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    lol at Nestle being some vicious smiter, she's the nicest person on this site besides probably puzzld. Or at least the last person to resort to smiting.
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    Why on earth would I smite you when I can ban you?

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    https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/loca...olded/2654392/

    What Triggered Jake Cefolia's Disappearance?


    On Aug. 6, the day before Cefolia vanished, NBC 5 Investigates learned that Elmhurst police showed up at his house with a search warrant, according to police reports. Detectives' notes show they were there to "search and collect/package evidence." Elmhurst police declined to comment on the investigation, and Cefolia has never been charged with a crime.

    "It’s unlikely that it’s coincidental that he disappears, the day after the search," said retired Chicago homicide detective Richard Schak, who now teaches criminal justice at a local university. "Whatever they were looking for, or whatever they found might have triggered something for him to take off."
    Police checked on Cefolia’s MetLife insurance policy from United Airlines for $770,000 dated June 1, 2012.

    "Most insurance policies have disclaimers for suicide and that lasts a year or two. It doesn’t negate the insurance, it just means you can’t go buy a policy on Monday and take care of yourself and collect a bunch of money," Schak said. "But you have to be declared legally dead to collect insurance and that could take seven years."

    One year later, whatever trouble Cefolia was in remains a secret, and the man whose been just about everywhere was nowhere to be found.

    It wasn't until Friday that a break in the case was first discovered.

    Human remains were discovered at Waterfall Glen forest preserve.

    DuPage County Forest Preserve Police said they were notified late Friday morning by a contractor at Waterfall Glen Forest Preserve that potential human remains had been discovered in the 700-acre site.

    The contractors were removing invasive species in the area when they came across "human remains hanging from a low hanging tree," said Chief David Pederson with the Forest Preserve District Police.

    The remains were found in an area that had been searched multiple times, but one that has "a dense tree canopy, very thick briars and dense vegetation, and was not near where police found Cefolia’s vehicle parked," Pederson said.
    The coroner has not yet determined a cause and manner of death, according to a release, and the case remains under investigation.

    Police noted that Cefolia was found "hanging by a belt from an uprooted tree." His wallet, driver's license and a backpack with personal items were at the scene, according to Pederson.

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    Well, it's definitely him and he could have intentionally chosen a place where he'd be behind brush and not easily discovered. I wonder who his beneficiaries are.

    ETA: I'm still blown away that he actually did this. I seriously didn't think he was the type to go through with it. It makes me really wonder what he was up to because it must have been REALLY bad for him to actually off himself. Child porn?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Miller22 View Post
    I thought the exact same thing. Poor Brennen Tammons.
    Oh well, back to gum.
    ....or exchanging Puke's wang for spicy nuts.
    Quote Originally Posted by animosity View Post
    I know, right? What the fuck, puke? Willing to take in Boston, an Irish dude and like, 17 dogs but not Ron? poor Ron.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boston Babe 73 View Post
    Well, it's definitely him and he could have intentionally chosen a place where he'd be behind brush and not easily discovered. I wonder who his beneficiaries are.

    ETA: I'm still blown away that he actually did this. I seriously didn't think he was the type to go through with it. It makes me really wonder what he was up to because it must have been REALLY bad for him to actually off himself. Child porn?
    I absolutely thought child porn when I heard this. I can't imagine it would be anything else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jennafyre View Post
    I absolutely thought child porn when I heard this. I can't imagine it would be anything else.
    I had always assumed embezzlement, but this is a definite possibility too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raisedbywolves View Post
    I had always assumed embezzlement, but this is a definite possibility too.
    See, I peg him as the kind if person that would only kill himself over something so shameful and embarrassing that he couldn't ever recover socially from it. Embezzlement is shameful, but forgivable. Child porn? Not so much. They cops seemed to be all over him for something so either way it must have been something pretty large scale.
    Quote Originally Posted by Miller22 View Post
    I thought the exact same thing. Poor Brennen Tammons.
    Oh well, back to gum.
    ....or exchanging Puke's wang for spicy nuts.
    Quote Originally Posted by animosity View Post
    I know, right? What the fuck, puke? Willing to take in Boston, an Irish dude and like, 17 dogs but not Ron? poor Ron.

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