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Old 10-05-2004, 04:46 PM   #1
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Default Jennifer Pratt and Curtis Croft

Wow! That was one hell of a segment they showed today. When did that originally air? The reason I ask is because I vaguely remember watching it when it first aired, but that had to be years ago! Anybody know of any updates on this one? That Curtis Croft is one hell of a guy.
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Old 10-05-2004, 04:53 PM   #2
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ARRRRGH!!! I've been wanting to see this segment since it first aired, 15 years ago! I can't believe I missed it today.

I don't remember Curtis Croft. Could you tell me who he is?

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Old 10-05-2004, 05:11 PM   #3
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15 years! That means I was only 7 when I first watched it. Curtis Croft is Jennifer Pratt's ex boyfriend. He was described as a California surfer dude who always caused a lot of trouble. He got busted in 85 for selling cocaine. Anyways, he told Jennifer he was only 17 when he was actually 24. He and Jennifer went out on his motorcycle one night against Jennifer's parents wishes, and when they were stopped at a stoplight, a car came up and blasted Jennifer in the back of her head with a 2X4. Curtis said he didn't recognize the people who did it because they were driving around 55 miles per hour. But then they did a mock test with dummies (which to me was the most interesting part of the segment) and both of the dummies' heads flew off, and they said that if she would have got hit by a 2X4 going 55 mph, it would have unquestionably killed them both. The investigator thinks Curtis is hiding the identities of who did it because Curtis ratted out some people before and got threatened for it. At one point, Curtis admitted he saw who did it, but then recanted that statement because he said the police pressured him into saying it.

Fascinating stuff man.
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Old 10-05-2004, 05:39 PM   #4
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Whoa, I'm having a flashback. I'd forgotten about the dummy experiment! Yep, that segment aired the first season.

Looks like I'd better start taping. I'm missing the good stuff.
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Old 10-05-2004, 06:25 PM   #5
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Here it is:

December 14, 1988

Reports on the deaths of three persons in a Nashville, Ind., house fire; a Carlsbad, Cal., teenager who was in a coma for three months following a motorcycle accident; and the killing of Pacific sea lions in Redondo Beach, Cal. Also: updates on previous reports on the 1978 murders of two Tennessee women; and a suspected Los Angeles bank robber.

I was 4 1/2 months old.
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Old 10-05-2004, 11:15 PM   #6
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The depressing thing about this case is that it seems many people have their suspicions about who the attackers were but they won't talk.
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Old 10-06-2004, 12:49 AM   #7
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the shows this week have all been from 87-88 and are REALLY good. The 'boys on the train tracks' story today, I hadn't seen in foreverrrrrrrr, and it was really creepy and good. Keep the older episodes coming, Lifetime!!
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Old 10-06-2004, 11:26 PM   #8
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I wonder how Jennifer is doing these days. It was so sad how the attack affected her, she had to learn how to walk and talk all over again.
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Old 07-02-2008, 07:27 AM   #9
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Yes, I hope that magically she is better. I know, not likely.
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Old 07-02-2008, 08:10 AM   #10
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Diane Strom, or Susie, or Garry Strom, if you read this, can you give us an update? They are in their mid 60s.
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A sad story, likely that Curtis was the target and the attackers should have waited for him to be riding alone not that it makes it any better but it would have for Jennifer.
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I did remember this case but not the names, and wondered if there had been an update.
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Hey guys,

I am obviously new here. Evr since I started watching UM, when I was a child ( 16 now) this case has always been intriguing to me. For several reasons, I have never fully been able to grasp how something like this could happen to anyone and secondly, Jenny is a distant cousin of mine. ( 3rd cousin I believe)

Her Mom and My mom are cousins. I have been reading this forum for about a month or so now, and I do know about your interest in this case. I have tried to find out some info from family sources, however it is quite difficult being as I live in New York and her family lives in California.

I am not nearly as informed on this case as some of you guys here are. For awhile I knew I had a cousin on the show, but I hadn't done extensive amount of research on it ( partially b/c it wasnt until a few months ago that I found the segment online).

I cant tell you a whole lot, but I am currently trying find out info from my family members. I cannot say I have ever met Jenny b/c of the distance in residence, but I will try my hardest to find out as much as I can.

I am glad you guys care about this case, and it hurts that even though I dont know her, she had to suffer through that and whoever responsible is at large.

Also I cannot confirm or Deny the fate of Curtis Croft. I wish I had a definitive answer for you all, but like I said, you probably know more then I do.

Like I said, I am trying to find out more, and if I find out anything as I know many of you are curious as to how Jenny is doing (as am I) I will pass it along to you.

I'm trying guys, I hope I can help us out on this.
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Hey guys,

I am obviously new here. Evr since I started watching UM, when I was a child ( 16 now) this case has always been intriguing to me. For several reasons, I have never fully been able to grasp how something like this could happen to anyone and secondly, Jenny is a distant cousin of mine. ( 3rd cousin I believe)

Her Mom and My mom are cousins. I have been reading this forum for about a month or so now, and I do know about your interest in this case. I have tried to find out some info from family sources, however it is quite difficult being as I live in New York and her family lives in California.

I am not nearly as informed on this case as some of you guys here are. For awhile I knew I had a cousin on the show, but I hadn't done extensive amount of research on it ( partially b/c it wasnt until a few months ago that I found the segment online).

I cant tell you a whole lot, but I am currently trying find out info from my family members. I cannot say I have ever met Jenny b/c of the distance in residence, but I will try my hardest to find out as much as I can.

I am glad you guys care about this case, and it hurts that even though I dont know her, she had to suffer through that and whoever responsible is at large.

Also I cannot confirm or Deny the fate of Curtis Croft. I wish I had a definitive answer for you all, but like I said, you probably know more then I do.

Like I said, I am trying to find out more, and if I find out anything as I know many of you are curious as to how Jenny is doing (as am I) I will pass it along to you.

I'm trying guys, I hope I can help us out on this.

Thank you very much, we all hope she is better than she was on the show those few times and somehow miraculously improved.
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Hey guys,

I am obviously new here. Evr since I started watching UM, when I was a child ( 16 now) this case has always been intriguing to me. For several reasons, I have never fully been able to grasp how something like this could happen to anyone and secondly, Jenny is a distant cousin of mine. ( 3rd cousin I believe)

Her Mom and My mom are cousins. I have been reading this forum for about a month or so now, and I do know about your interest in this case. I have tried to find out some info from family sources, however it is quite difficult being as I live in New York and her family lives in California.

I am not nearly as informed on this case as some of you guys here are. For awhile I knew I had a cousin on the show, but I hadn't done extensive amount of research on it ( partially b/c it wasnt until a few months ago that I found the segment online).

I cant tell you a whole lot, but I am currently trying find out info from my family members. I cannot say I have ever met Jenny b/c of the distance in residence, but I will try my hardest to find out as much as I can.

I am glad you guys care about this case, and it hurts that even though I dont know her, she had to suffer through that and whoever responsible is at large.

Also I cannot confirm or Deny the fate of Curtis Croft. I wish I had a definitive answer for you all, but like I said, you probably know more then I do.

Like I said, I am trying to find out more, and if I find out anything as I know many of you are curious as to how Jenny is doing (as am I) I will pass it along to you.

I'm trying guys, I hope I can help us out on this.

I have been hoping that someone from the Pratt family would find this board and tell us how Jennifer has been. Thank you so much for trying to find some info for us! I think Jennifer and her parents would be glad to know that so much of us here feel for her and hope she's doing well.
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