Evidence at the scene.

Thowsen and LaRochelle developed no leads in the case, and the investigation had stopped. They did not pull security camera footage, canvas the nearby neighborhoods, and did not contact anyone close to or acquainted with Bailey. It was not until July 20 that police received any leads… A call from a juvenile probation officer in Pioche, a town three hours away, told police a student named Kirstin had been rumored to say to another teacher that she had mutilated a man’s body in Las Vegas-- the apparent connection to the case. While the lead was not strong and was mostly hearsay, Thowsen and LaRochelle took the lead seriously, and instead of following up with the other teacher (or anyone else) arrested Kirstin Blaise Lobato. (Smith, 2015)

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    Sources for information and images.

    Smith, J. (2015, March 12). How a Rumor Sent a Teen to Prison for Murder in Vegas. Retrieved November 15, 2020, from https://theintercept.com/2015/03/12/murderinvegas/