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Old 12-03-2010, 11:14 AM   #211
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Did you also notice that "mssamspede" claims that Don Dixon and a man named Andy Von Flowto are two of Eric's closest friends and are the only ones offering a reward? I searched the internet for proof of this and found nothing.
Well we know that Andy Von Flowtow is real -as I've posted this before

http://www.dodsbir.net/SuccessStories/hoodtech.htm

But yeah, I too can't find anything about any reward being offered
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Well we know that Andy Von Flowtow is real -as I've posted this before

http://www.dodsbir.net/SuccessStories/hoodtech.htm

But yeah, I too can't find anything about any reward being offered

Welcome back Smoke, missed ya on the boards. Yea I remember you posting the link, good job on the investigation for that. Have you or anyone else heard from Mastermind? I haven't seen him on here in months.

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Yeah if Dixon were innocent why wouldn't he consent to a polygraph administered by LE? Why allegedly pay for one out of your own pocket if you have nothing to conceal?
That's a good point. I had forgotten that Dixon rejected a polygraph by LE but then turns around and has one done on his own dime?? More and more circumstantial evidence is building toward Don Dixon.
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Why would Dixon openly admit that he not only had a key to Eric's residence, but also knew the alarm code? And I think Wompler just accepted Dixon's explanation of being "best friends" with Eric which is why he had him burn the bed. As for the rewards, I have been to several websites that discuss the Tamiyasu case or have articles about it and have yet to see anyone about any reward for information in the case.
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Why would Dixon openly admit that he not only had a key to Eric's residence, but also knew the alarm code? And I think Wompler just accepted Dixon's explanation of being "best friends" with Eric which is why he had him burn the bed. As for the rewards, I have been to several websites that discuss the Tamiyasu case or have articles about it and have yet to see anyone about any reward for information in the case.
That's just more of Don Dixon trying to sell us that he and Eric were best friends. I honestly think that when filming that segment, Dixon thought everyone would believe him and see him as the hero of the story with finding the body, calling the cops and "saying a prayer".
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Old 12-07-2010, 08:51 AM   #215
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Originally posted by Hambone2421 Welcome back Smoke, missed ya on the boards. Yea I remember you posting the link, good job on the investigation for that. Have you or anyone else heard from Mastermind? I haven't seen him on here in months.
Well thank ye sir!!

I dunno what happened to Mastermind, either!

I miss his insight

Anyhoo, looking at this case (which drives me absolutely mental, btw)

I'm trying to figure out some/ any possible motives for this

So first, let's look at what information we do have:

-Eric was shot (three times in the head)
-His body was left in his house for over a week
-He was (apparently) found sprawled on his bed
-The Sheriff had the bed Eric's body was found on, destroyed (by Don Dixon)
-No obvious signs of B & E
-The house wasn't robbed
-Diana Anderson stated that someone was at Eric's front door (and then ran away) the last night she saw Eric
-Don Dixon stated he had a key to Eric's house as well as the code to his alarm system
-Dixon eventually took an independently administered polygraph. The sheriff’s department says the results were inconclusive.

-Ramona Tamiyasu and her husband now own and operate Tamiyasu orchards - I found that out here:

http://www.tamiyasuorchards.com/content/5206

Okay, so possible motives would/ could be (And in no particular order):

1) Sheriff Wampler getting revenge 'cause Eric fooled around with his woman

In a perfect world, this would be the one that makes the most sense. Why?

-He's the Sheriff and could get away with it (due to no one in the department being a snitch)

-Has the bed destroyed, thereby eliminating any potential DNA evidence (mainly, his wife's)

-Eric's murder seemed to be a professional hit. No one new he had even been shot until his body was examined by the coroner

-The night before, when Eric was Stylin' & Profilin' Diana Anderson, there was (according to her) someone knocking on the door. This seems to point (in my opinion, anyway) that professionals were at the door to whack Eric -- but aborted the mission when they found out he was not alone.



The main problem I have with this motive is... The source of this idea is Don freakin' Dixon!!!!

And I can't find any info regarding the Sheriff's wife online -- do any of you folks have any info?


Which brings me to Don's (possible) motives


2) Don Dixon wanted something from Eric

-But what, exactly? To get money? Land? Drugs? The, uh... "mancrush"?
-He's just a sociopath?

See, this is what drives me mental... Don's acting like such a suspicious weirdo and throwing out all these accusations... yet he's the one who found Eric Dead...plus was the one who physically burned the bed (After Wampler told him to)

As much as I'm by no means a fan of the guy... I'm trying to think of an actual motive for Don to kill Eric...

Who knows, maybe all those years of being exposed to pesticides turned Don into a crackpot

At this point, it very well could be a "man crush" -- especially when you look at his body language on the UM interview... he's a little effeminate...
(Not that there's anything wrong with that...)

Okay, the other possible "motives"


3) Eric Smith killed Eric for (drug) money/ to own the orchard business

Yeah, I'm not really convinced of this either--- I mean, the sources that point the accusatory fingers are: Don Dixon (oh what a shock)
and "mssamspade" (come out, come out, where ever you are)

4) Diana Anderson's baby Daddy wanted revenge

The mysterious "Carter" killed Eric -- but again, the the source for this was from "mssamspade" ... so whatthehellever

Now Eric's house is in a remote, forested area... so if it was just some random manic, why wouldn't they also take some valuables?


Questions I have (besides the obvious, who actually murdered Eric Tamiyasu):


-IF Don Dixon served in "Nam, would there be any public record of this?

-If Don is a biologist (according to "mssamspade"), what’s his Alma Matter?

-Who lives in Eric Tamiyasu’s house nowadays, if anyone?

-Was Eric sleeping when he was killed?

-Is there any way to find out if any signs of trauma were found in the autopsy?

-What's Eric's former partner, Eric Smith up to nowadays?

-Anyone have any info on Wampler's wife?


It would be really easy to contact Eric's Sister, Ramona.. but I'd feel really bad doing so, I mean, the poor woman's gone through so much already


Any possible motives you folks can think of?
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I think if you were upfront and honest with your intentions of contacting her, she might be more receptive. But also tread lightly.


See if you can't contact Don Dixon himself. I'm sure he is listed in the white pages.


Edit- how easy it really is, I pulled up a Donald G. Dixon in Hood River, Oregon in about 2 seconds. Everything you would want for contact. Not that I will post it, but it is out there in case we get gutsy.
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Does the "G" stand for "goofball"?
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OR maybe "Guilty'?
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I read a post somewhere around here where Mastermind said that he was going to go spend some time on the Zodiac message boards. But then, I thought I read that he said he decided to come back here because they weren't very active over there.

Is he still MIA?
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I read a post somewhere around here where Mastermind said that he was going to go spend some time on the Zodiac message boards. But then, I thought I read that he said he decided to come back here because they weren't very active over there.

Is he still MIA?
Yes, your right. He was going to stay on the Zodiac boards but they weren't active so he came back and started posting again and then went away. I hope he is alright.
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Does the "G" stand for "goofball"?
I think its George.

If mssamspede really was Dixon, then I'm curious as to why he has not come back on here to discuss the case more?
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OR maybe "Guilty'?


Or maybe "gunman"?
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Why would Dixon openly admit that he not only had a key to Eric's residence, but also knew the alarm code? And I think Wompler just accepted Dixon's explanation of being "best friends" with Eric which is why he had him burn the bed. As for the rewards, I have been to several websites that discuss the Tamiyasu case or have articles about it and have yet to see anyone about any reward for information in the case.
These are some of the issues I have with this case and the investigation. Dixon wants everyone to know that he and Eric were BFF's and that he had a key to his house and knew the alarm code. Well if this is true, why didn't the police interrogate him more considering there were no signs of forced entry? The segment does not really go into detail on how much interrogating they did, but it does say that Dixon refused a polygraph. Normally when you have a murder case with no forced entry, you look at close friends and family. But when you have one of those close friends saying he found the body by entering the home with a key and had the code to the alarm and refuses to take a polygraph, it becomes even more suspicious.
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Because they were too busy making him burn the bed
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These are some of the issues I have with this case and the investigation. Dixon wants everyone to know that he and Eric were BFF's and that he had a key to his house and knew the alarm code. Well if this is true, why didn't the police interrogate him more considering there were no signs of forced entry? The segment does not really go into detail on how much interrogating they did, but it does say that Dixon refused a polygraph. Normally when you have a murder case with no forced entry, you look at close friends and family. But when you have one of those close friends saying he found the body by entering the home with a key and had the code to the alarm and refuses to take a polygraph, it becomes even more suspicious.
I'm sure Dixon was (possibly still is) considered a suspect by LE based off of the fact that he found the body and had access to Eric's house. This case seems like it's just missing that one crucial piece of evidence that would ultimately lead up to it being solved. Perhaps it's the murder weapon? And I don't care about the whole "polygraph is worthless/unreliable" argument...any innocent person will almost immediately agree to a polygraph since they have nothing to hide. If they're worried the test may show them lying there's probably a reason for that.
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