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Thursday, August 19, 2010

Laura Ann Vittori - Quartzsite's "unsolved mystery"

What does Police Chief Gilbert really know about  the death of Quartzsite resident Laura Vittori?

The story as I heard it is: Laura drove to the store on February 6th, 2009 and disappeared. Her body was later discovered on the edge of Town,  in an area that the Quartzsite Police had supposedly already searched. She was allegedly barefoot, but her feet were too clean to have walked to the spot where her body was discovered. Her car was later found in Kingman...Did I get that correct? 

What I know for sure is, if you do a basic internet search, there's no obituary, no mention of her death outside of the Town Hall meeting minutes and two mentions on the Quartzsite news website. Residents have unanswered questions and our Police Chief has provided no satisfactory answers. It appears the investigation is ongoing, as I have yet to witness that press conference Chief Gilbert promised. Was there an autopsy? If so, What was the cause of death? What happened to this beloved mother of two?

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This woman's family and friends deserve to know the truth. The community deserves the truth. Please help us find it.
QUARTZSITE HAS NOT FORGOTTEN YOU LAURA!


".. Laura Ann Vittori. AKA: Laura. Missing Since: 2/6/2009. Sex. Female. Race. White. Age. 42"


"A body found in Quartzsite has been identified as that of Laura Ann Vittori, 42, the mother of two missing since February 6 when she left her apartment complex. Vittori is believed to be the victim of foul play and her 1998 GMC 'Jimmy' is still missing."


February 24th, 2009 "Police Chief Jeff Gilbert comments on rumors going around town regarding the death of Laura Vittori. Chief Gilbert reassures everyone that it is being investigated thoroughly"


March 24th, 2009 "they are not able to give any information at this point."


August 11th, 2009 "Police Chief Gilbert comments regarding fliers posted allover town about information regarding the murder of Laura Vittori. Chief Gilbert states it is disturbing and so far there is no evidence indicating Laura died of homicide."


"May 24, 2010 ... Quartzsite Police Chief Jeff Gilbert announced Tuesday that the Quartzsite Police are still investigating the death of Laura Vittori, the local woman found slain in a field behind the Exxon station on Exit 19 in Quartzsite"


June 9th, 2010 "Gilbert also indicated that the  death of Laura Vittori is still considered to be an ongoing investigation. He stated that there was no safety concern for Quartzsite citizens since there are no obvious signs that Vittori's death was, indeed, a homicide. Gilbert further stated that as more information becomes available in the case, he will provide that information to the public via press release." 

http://www.ci.quartzsite.az.us/wp-content/uploads/022409-mins.pdf
http://www.ci.quartzsite.az.us/wp-content/uploads/032409-mins.pdf
http://www.ci.quartzsite.az.us/wp-content/uploads/081109-mins.pdf
http://www.straight8communications.com/quartzsitenews.tv/newsarchives2.htm
http://www.straight8communications.com/quartzsitenews.tv/council.htm


25 comments:

  1. I talked to her days before she died. She signed a recall petition at the gas station she was working at. She had nothing good to say about the town and the town government. I specifically remember how she had a strong dislike for Dan Field, as I did too because of everything he did to me. She as much as told me that the people running this town were crooks and they needed to go. She was very vocal about it. I don't know if it is true or not but story has it that the police turned away citizens from helping with the search and even steered people away from the area she was eventually found. What's even more suspicious is gilbert saying it will be investigated thoroughly. (This means it was probably swept under the rug and forgotten about)

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  2. Whats in the dark will for sure come to light......... And I believe that the Quartzsite PD has A LOT of explaining to do when it comes to this case!!!!!! But rest assured the truth will prevail and set Laura free!!!

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    1. EVERY DAMN POLICEMAN IN QTOWN CROOKS,LIERS,THIEFS.....HIGH SKOOL PARTY ATTENDERS

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  3. WOW! This is news to me! Chief Jeff Gilbert told me a totally different story. You are right about one thing, Chief Jeff Gilbert has refuse any outside help from qualified people with the experience, training, and equipment that his department fails to have!

    I do have knowledge that when a friend confronted him with useful information that might have helped solve the case he refused to listen. I have NEVER known any Law Enforcement Officer from the top Feds down the totem pole to a street cop that has ever refused to take down information that could help solve a case. But then again we have “Take No Written Report” Gilbert running QPD!

    To quote Sherlock Homes, “when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth”! What better way to help cover up the corruption of a city government than control the very agency that could stop you by placing one of your own in charge. If Chief Jeff Gilbert is by chance one of “Them Good Old Boys,” what better way to control the outcome of all investigation? We now have Sheriff Don Lowery ordering his 911 Center and Deputies NOT to respond to ANY request for help, complaints, or to take/make any reports from ANYONE form Quartzsite. What better way to totally control whom is investigated or jailed? That is until the Feds step in to investigate the complaints and violations of the law!

    Now I could be wrong here, but with the questionable history of some QPD Officers, Chief Jeff Gilbert could be running his game plan for this case like he had done for former QPD Officer Josh Starr. One MUST ask your self this question. Faced with the fact that you have a Police Officer under your command accused of “Child Rap” and you have refused to take a report or investigate, but let him just wake, “WHAT did Josh Starr have knowledge of that kept Chief Jeff Gilbert from investigating the charges of Child Rape against him”?

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  4. That’s a no brainer. Spill the beans on Jeffy or be a marked registered sex offender for the rest of my life if I survive jail.

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  5. Dave Richards used to say that there were protected drug dealers in Quartzsite.Was he right? Did they have anything to do with Laura Vittori's death?

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  6. well again we see and hear locals asking question about what happened to laura and again our fearless leaders refuse to say anything yet we are not in any danger? and no signs of foul play? yet she left her apartment to go to the store and later she was found (well so the chief says) back in the desert behind park place and then her vehicle is later found in lake havasu? hhmmmmm sure seems to me that there was some kind of foul play goin on.... and why so secret about it? why not make some kind of statement to the public? maybe cause the town knows more than they are saying? I'm sorry but this is bullshit Jeff and if you think that you are any kind of a real officer then maybe start with answering our questions rather than trying to arrest anyone who does start asking questions, and one more thing Jeff if there was no reason for an investigation on Josh Starr then tell us why was he fired? all this really makes me wonder if Laura knew something that the QPD didnt want anyone else to know? oh and as for that Bill Moore not the former council member but the search and rescue Bill Moore why is it that you are search and rescue yet when you are needed like as with Laura missing you didnt even go searching? is that because you knew there was no reason to look? or does the decals antennas and search and rescue stickers and lights all over your vehicle just make you feel important? i would sure like to know.............

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  7. Who's Dave Richards?

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  8. Ol Joe Bananas was kicked out of New York by the other families who were honorable men because ol joe was selling hard drugs.Guess where he landed? Arizona.

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  9. That's 3 Finger Dave...He helped battered women here in Quartzsite for one thing...

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  10. Didn't the FBI kick Jeffy and his boys off the case because they were leaking information to the family?

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  11. http://www.rumormillnews.com/cgi-bin/archive.cgi/read/141071

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  12. Quartzsite sounds like an investigative journalist's wet dream. Where's Mother Jones?

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  13. My read on it comes from the reporting that the F.B.I. took the case away from Jeffy, the GMC was taken via the F.B.I. and local tow truck to Havasu along with her body for the medical exam. Doesn’t sound too good when the F.B.I. takes the car, body, and case away from you. Just what does the F.B.I. know about the competency of Jeffy that we don’t?

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  14. Maybe Jeffy was involved in Laura's death...

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  15. One can only wonder. Scanners are great things to have and with so many people restricted to staying at home for medical or just retired it is amazing what you can hear, like Chief Gilbert finding a overturned car in a wash. Kind of late to be looking Jeff. Your conscious bother you? Things heating up for you?

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  16. Dave Richards was alive when Dan Field was running the town.Maybe Carolyn Guthrie might be a good person to ask about this case because she was with homeland security,wasn't she?

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  17. what does dingbat rain have to say about this case?

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  18. Thats the problem we know.

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  19. well first of all Laura's GMC "Jimmy" is in the Town impound lot which is behind town hall the jimmie is still sitting there it never went to havasu

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  20. When the snowbirds come back, I'm going to see if my customers remember anything that would help solve Laura's murder. They tell me EVERYTHING! And Rain doesn't report real news or crime stories "snow". C'mon everybody knows THAT! Her rag is just a paycheck and an outlet for Huntley, Taft , Gilbert, Winslow and the rest to use their official titles to express their nasty defamatory little opinions. Birds of a feather I guess. IMHO they all need to go the way of the Dodo bird, and stop tearing the town apart! October is bullying awareness prevention month and besides Jeffy, Rain is the biggest bully I can think of. BOYCOTT DESERT MESSENGER ADVERTISERS AND DISTRIBUTORS!!!

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  21. It definitely is a mystery. Laura was my mom. She was an amazing woman and didn't know anything major about QPD, but she knew a lot of people in the Town Hall were corrupt. Her death came completely out of no where and our family hasn't even heard anything since May 2009. The FBI did take the case over, but we haven't heard anything from Chief Gilbert or the FBI. Her Jimmy is still located in the impound lit unless they have auctioned it off by now. We were never notified to pick it up, so it should still be there. Who knows?

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  22. What a load of misinformation.. Gilbert learned to "investigate" from Sheriff Lowery and Baby Love Escorza

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  23. i was her boyfriend at the time and qpd looked at me like they did"nt need to tell me or her family anything i would just like to know what happend to the women that maid me a better man and her family and myself need to know she will always be loved

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