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Old 06-16-2018, 04:43 PM   #31
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Every man in this episode is gay or codes gay.
And your point to how this observation solves the mystery is?
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Old 06-16-2018, 07:48 PM   #32
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As a gay man, I like to point these things out. I appreciate your being on my side, though!
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Likely deceased now, but the advert describing a lookalike for him makes it hard to believe he didn't murder an innocent man to pass off as himself when the decomposed body was found & escaped overseas on a fake passport. I am guessing he never went to a dentist, or they couldn't track down the one he visited so they had no dental records to compare the corpse with.
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I recently saw the full, unedited segment, which included comments from Tondevold's assistant, which was always cut out from Lifetime reruns.

If the graphic was correct, he spelled his name "TonDeVold". How pretentious can one be?

The lookalike theory may be the truth, but the thing with that is he'd have to gamble on finding someone with no family or friends that would look for him afterwards. Same with Clarence Roberts in Tennessee 15 years earlier.
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Who knows how credible it is, but there's a comment about Tondevold here:

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I worked in a hotel he frequented in Charleston. He would stay several times a year and spend money like crazy, always bringing expensive gifts from the Polo store or Neiman-Marcus for the hotel staff and taking his local acquaintances out nightly to the most expensive restaurants and clubs. He would drive through town in the large beautiful brown mid-1960s Mercedes sedan, with the dog in the passenger seat hanging his head out the window. He just seemed like a charming, eccentric, wealthy man. He brought Ms. Berry and her companion to town and she was a nice old lady, but just before they left he cashed a couple large checks with us that bounced, and that was the last we heard until we found out about the alleged suicide while trying to contact someone in Tennessee about the checks.
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The lookalike theory may be the truth, but the thing with that is he'd have to gamble on finding someone with no family or friends that would look for him afterwards. Same with Clarence Roberts in Tennessee 15 years earlier.
It was possible; no one has ever determined the identity of Roberts' victim and the Copelands got away with murdering transients for years. I'm not entirely convinced that he carried out the lookalike plan. His relationship with Mrs. Berry seemed more complicated than just a con artist grifting off of a wealthy widow; he enjoyed the role of being a playboy "son" to Mrs. Berry and, realizing that there was going to be both a financial and social reckoning coming soon (Mrs. Berry and everyone else discovering the extent of his manipulations) possibly killed himself.
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more new info on this case here.

https://mytruecrime.com/2018/11/03/t...devold-part-2/
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Yeah, I'm not buying into that overly sympathetic write up.
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Yeah, I'm not buying into that overly sympathetic write up.
Agreed. I'm on board w/the theory posted back in another thread (post #59)

http://www.sitcomsonline.com/boards/...ndevold&page=4
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Agreed. I'm on board w/the theory posted back in another thread (post #59)

http://www.sitcomsonline.com/boards/...ndevold&page=4
Same, more or less.

I think there'll always be some level of doubt for me due to the lookalike ad but at the same time given the passage of time could he really have made it this far if he were alive? If he's alive he's living the high life, not hiding out under some rock. Could he travel, own expensive property, indulge in expensive hobbies like he was noted for in a post-9/11 world? I dunno. I'm 85% he killed himself in that field.

But this article being like "did she even have money to steal? are we sure he stole the money. poor rejected guy. etc" .... no. Just stop. He's a scumbag.
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Rewatching this episode recently, I thought that the guy they interviewed who was Mrs. Berry's (spelling?) friend had it in for Dan Tondevold partly because he seemed to have fallen out of favor and Tondevold seemed to become the new Best Gay Friend for her in his place.
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