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Old 07-23-2009, 09:13 PM   #46
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Yeah, I'd have mixed feelings about contacting the Pratts. On the one hand, we're all sympathetic and hope Jenny is doing alright (she's about 37 now), but it could go either way too. Some relatives might be appreciative that there's still interest in the victims as well as solving the case, while others might want to just let it fade into the past.

I wasn't on the board yet, but I loved for instance, knowing that Lisa Kimmel's mom posted here and was happy to know people are still interested in the case.

I didn't see Jenny's live interview with Stack, but I agree with you guys that said something about her mom kinda rubbed me the wrong way as well. I'm sure it wasn't intentional, but I could see her being one of those types that took it the wrong way. I'd be more interested in just hearing through a third party how Jenny is doing these days.
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Old 08-01-2009, 05:48 PM   #47
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On another note, I wonder what good (if any) a helmet would have done for her had she worn one. It's one reason why I'm so paranoid about helmets now...about my husband wearing one and me (as passenger) wearing one.[/quote]

I was thinking about this...

If she had the helmet on, then the board would meet more resistance at impact. For some reason, I was thinking this might cause her neck to break (why was I thinking this????) Can someone tell me if I am a complete idiot and wrong about this?
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Old 08-01-2009, 07:04 PM   #48
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To me, this case is solvable. Police and private investigators know who did it. Its probably the guy who the boyfriend confronted. Lets resolve this case all it takes is one person to talk. She's not dead lets just get to the truth. I hope someone talks. Probably when oen of thsoe guys need to snitch it will happen.



Also, I"d like to reemphasize mastermind's comments of

"Even with anonymity...remember that these are unsolved cases and their are living killers, kidnappers, rapists..etc... It is not that far fetched that you could actually wind up contacting one of these guys impersonating a relative!!!"

practice common sense.
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Old 08-03-2009, 09:28 AM   #49
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I just for the first time, saw the live interview with the Pratt's and I have to say her mom's attitude really rubs me the wrong way. She probably wasn't trying to be smarmy or negative, but it sure came across like that. I'm not trying to beat up on her, but I didn't like her cutting Jennifer off and being so unoptemistic (although I can see where she's coming from and definitely has the right to be angry at whoever hurt her daughter, she should've been more encouraging to Jen's progress). That was exactly the opposite of her dad's more positive attitude.

I get the feeling Stack was thinking the same thing, but was too polite to call her on it, especially on a live broadcast.

Did anybody notice when Diane (her mom) first says "I don't think it'll ever be solved", both Stack AND Jenny try to interject as if they're kinda annoyed and taken aback?
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Confused Update on the Jenny pratt case

I was friends with the Pratt family and i also curtis croft, i was good enough friends with curtis that if he knew who hurt jenny he would of told me. However through the grape vine i did hear that the driver could have been tim stollar, and the guy who threw the board may have been jimmy clark who is now dead due to suicide. back when i found this out the detectives where aware of that story and did interview both Tim & Jimmy but nothing ever came out of it. Totally baffled by that but what can you do??
P.S. Curtis is not dead for your to people who thought he was.
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I was friends with the Pratt family and i also curtis croft, i was good enough friends with curtis that if he knew who hurt jenny he would of told me. However through the grape vine i did hear that the driver could have been tim stollar, and the guy who threw the board may have been jimmy clark who is now dead due to suicide. back when i found this out the detectives where aware of that story and did interview both Tim & Jimmy but nothing ever came out of it. Totally baffled by that but what can you do??
P.S. Curtis is not dead for your to people who thought he was.

Thanks so much for posting! Can you tell us how Jennifer Pratt is doing today?
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To back up airganda's statements, there's no Social Security Death index listing for a Curtis Croft of the correct age, but there is a James Clark in San Diego who was born in 1961 and died in 1994. Could this be the Jimmy in question?

Perhaps this is why the sleuthing led to no evidence of Curtis being dead. He's not.
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I was friends with the Pratt family and i also curtis croft, i was good enough friends with curtis that if he knew who hurt jenny he would of told me. However through the grape vine i did hear that the driver could have been tim stollar, and the guy who threw the board may have been jimmy clark who is now dead due to suicide. back when i found this out the detectives where aware of that story and did interview both Tim & Jimmy but nothing ever came out of it. Totally baffled by that but what can you do??
P.S. Curtis is not dead for your to people who thought he was.

Hey, welcome to the board. I'm curious how Jenny's been doing too, if you've heard from her after the late 80s. Thanks for the info too. Yeah, I get the impression they were probably close to being able to solve the case, but just couldn't prove anything.

Have you heard anything about Curtis recently either? I don't think he was a bad guy, just kinda clueless from what I could tell in the segment. If he was afraid of retaliation, I'm surprised he didn't talk once that Jimmy guy passed away. I'm sure the attack was somehow related to his drug activities.
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I remember the Jenny Pratt case. Very sad story. I think her mom was just frustrated over what happened and the Jenny she had before was gone.
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Im not sure how Jenny is, i moved to arizona and dont get back to encinitas that often, if i do find out i will post it, thanks
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What would the charge be even if they were able to apprehend someone and charge them for this and have the statute of limitations run out on this case?
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Assault with a deadly weapon?

What is the SOL anyway - 25 years? Time is running out.
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What is the SOL anyway - 25 years? Time is running out.

Probably easier to indict them for narcotics and other assaults or murders. If they haven't already.
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If he's alive, I'm pretty sure the Circleviller Writer would have posted on this site or other Unsolved Mysteries forums.

"The letter write is alive... and he lives in Circleville. The letter writer is alive... and he lives in Circleville." I just laughed when I read your post because I picture someone with the user name "CirclevilleLetterWriter" having his First Post which reads: "YOU EL SICKOS WILL PAY."

(Sorry... I couldn't resist... )

Back on topic...

Did anyone ever figure out why Curtis was rumored to be dead? Seems funny some were so convinced and now it appears they were dead wrong (no pun intended).
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Pretty detailed article from the LA times from January of 1988 on Jenny Pratt. Almost all of the people who were involved in the UM segment are interviewed for this piece. I agree with Jenny's step-dad, it really seemed like Jenny fell into an adult world before she was ready for it and was blinded by her love for Curtis Croft. Croft comes off like a grade-A jerk in this article lamenting what Jenny's accident did to his reputation as a "popular guy".

I wonder if Sydney Stanger or any of Jenny's other friends are aware of this forum and maybe could give us an update on how Jenny is doing. I still find myself thinking about her often:

http://articles.latimes.com/1988-01-..._1_girl-s-life
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