Was The ISP Tipped Off Before Stacey Was Killed?

by Staff on August 25, 2011 · 6 comments

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Indiana State PoliceInformation received by Mitchell News this afternoon indicates that the Indiana State Police may have been tipped off that Stacey Lawson was going to be killed.

Lawson’s body was discovered Saturday afternoon and Knapp was arrested on an unrelated charge Sunday morning. He was being held without bail but, today, bail was set in his case and the State was granted an extension of time to file charges.

According to a confidential source, the Indiana State Police received a tip two days before the murder that Randy Knapp told a woman that he either would kill Stacey Lawson or that she should be killed.

The woman apparently called the ISP and reported the information. An e-mail requesting confirmation from the Indiana State Police has not yet received a response.

6 comments
chad s
chad s

I was very sad to hear this news. Stacey didn't deserve this. I hope that meth head gets his payback from the streets. It would be much better than anything the cops would do.

Jeremy
Jeremy

I don't know if ISP could have prevented what happened. I'm just thankful they got the piece of shit before he hurt someone else. I hope they cook em like a marshmellow.

*Sigh*
*Sigh*

HTO has a story today that states she got in a vehicle with someone on Friday at 4 PM and was wearing a blue shirt... she was found wearing a blue shirt dead on Saturday. Where is this vehicle? Who was driving it? What did it look like? How did the boyfriend know to go to the cemetery to find her? She received a text and left according to the article... where is the phone she was using? Was it one her recent bf got her? Is someone looking at those records? It appears the ISP hit a roadblock, especially since they were holding someone on an unrelated charge and now that person can bond out because they apparently have no why to tie them to the murder. Also, if Mr. Knapp did try to break and enter a home, why wouldn't he be held? That's a crime, is it not? People just get arrested for stuff nowadays and get let go? I don't understand.

Well
Well

Sounds like this woman needs to contact the police again and let them know Knapp told this to her face if she already hasn't. It's too late to save Stacey, but not too late to put away her killer.

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