My highest priority is to protect the family from any further needless attention or harm. Forums can be cruel to the family sometimes, not even by intention often.
Mrs Dodd has been kind enough to provide me some information she would like followed up.
It's Mrs Dodd's info - so I don't feel comfortable making it public on a forum such as this, without her express permission. She mentioned to me that your posts were causing her some concern, and so I have been circumspect in answering your questions in my last post.
Neither Mrs Dodd, nor myself have any way of knowing your age, gender or anything else about you, or your intentions, because most of your posts have been questions about the case or myself rather than provide us any information about yourself.
I've attempted to change that in a couple ways - offering to meet with you & declining to answer your last questions.
In asking a question publicly - the method to answer you publicly, puts my private information out into the public arena, that I might not be too comfortable with (Identity theft etc). Likewise putting information belonging to Mrs Dodd out into the public domain is not my info to be able to do that - without her express permission.
I'll re - iterate some points from my previous post.
Sir Laughs a Lotmaybe I should contact Margaret to find out exactly where the friend lived she was headed to.
If you are a friend of Margaret's as you claim and you do this and she gives you that info - that means that I have not breached any confidence placed in my by Mrs Dodd - thats why I suggested it.I suggest you do that (contact Mrs Dodd).
Sir Laughs a Lot
Sir Laughs a LotI will work with anyone that is prepared to assist
Crime BuffSorry for being "evasive" but I think it is prudent at this point in time to be so.
Had I been privy to that information - then my responses in the above posts would have been less harsh - I'd still not have provided any more info than I did, but I would NOT have answered in the way that i did.Im a 67 yr old woman not in very good health,
You were privy to that information, but I wasn't, hence - why would you expect a reply that takes cognizance of your age, gender, & health status?.
Crime Buff - if you wish to help, then I am quite sure that ANY help provided is more than welcome by the Dodd Family.
I don't personally need any assistance from you right at the moment, in order to follow the clues I've been provided. I would not expect anyone to help me fiscally to achieve what i need to achieve. The fact your prepared to help the Dodd family in the way suggested is admirable - but you need to make that offer direct to the family, not me.
Likewise, any help you offer should not be "conditional" in my opinion.
Please make your contact direct with Mrs Dodd and let her decide, what she wishes to share by way of information and what assistance she is willing to consider.
I think the idea of an annual search weekend at Badgingarra is a good one (and one I've suggested to Mrs Dodd) - and I offered to drive the bus (to save the cost of having to pay a driver) i.e. a contribution in kind.
Please don't ask me questions (publicly) that put me in a difficult position with having to breach any confidentiality with the Dodd family with information they have entrusted to me.
It's my intention to go search within the next week or so - and i need to take someone with me, I'll grab one of my boys or my wife and I will go as i have done in the past.
I am genuinely sorry for my terse reply - I had no idea of your age, gender, or health, and was always brought up to show respect to my elders and to women and to the frail. You deprived me of that information, and I was led to believe that you were indeed someone else entirely, hence you got the reply that eventuated.
Perhaps if you used the Private Messages function here, to convey those specific details to me, the reply would have been much different.
I would be just as cautious in protecting your personal info on a public forum such as this, as I have been with the info entrusted to me by Mrs Dodd.
I want to help the Dodd family find closure, it's that simple.
I intend to get on with that job just as soon as humanly possible.
Sir Laughs A Lot.