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savafan
08-26-2005, 04:51 PM
http://www.nbc4.tv/news/4888106/detail.html

LOS ANGELES -- Detectives in Topanga said they are searching for a missing music producer who called a friend early Sunday to say he was being chased by people with dogs.

Christian Julian Irwin, 48, was last seen near the 500 block of Topanga Canyon Boulevard. Authorities said the case has signs of foul play.

Irwin, a producer with three Grammy nominations, was chased from his house and through a ravine, according to police. Authorities said he lost his glasses and shoes in a nearby creek.

Sheriff's K9s picked up the scent and searched up and down the creek for two miles, but found only his glasses.

"He really felt like he was running for his life," said John Riolo, Irwin's brother-in-law. "And, if he felt like he was running for his life, he probably was."

Capt. Ray Peavy of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said Irwin told the friend he was running through water and being chased.

Irwin has been nominated for three Grammy awards. He produced for Queen Latifah, De La Sol, Carly Simon, David Bowie and Vanessa Williams.

Family members gathered at his home Tuesday night. They said he was recently involved in a Nigerian Internet offering.

"He did receive a check in the mail last week for $50,000," said Sharon Riolo, Irwin's sister. "That frightened him. All of the sudden it became a little bit scary."

Authorities said Irwin returned the check.

Irwin was described as 6 feet 2 inches, 190 pounds, brown and gray hair, blue eyes and was last seen wearing a blue and red shirt, blue jeans and no shoes.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Sheriff's Homicide Bureau, Missing Persons Detail at (323) 890-5500.

LincolnparkRed
08-26-2005, 05:44 PM
http://www.nbc4.tv/news/4888106/detail.html

Family members gathered at his home Tuesday night. They said he was recently involved in a Nigerian Internet offering.

"He did receive a check in the mail last week for $50,000," said Sharon Riolo, Irwin's sister. "That frightened him. All of the sudden it became a little bit scary."

Authorities said Irwin returned the check.



I think this is the most bizarre part of the article

registerthis
08-26-2005, 05:46 PM
I think this is the most bizarre part of the articleYeah, because everyone knows you never get money from those guys, they only take money from you.

savafan
08-26-2005, 05:56 PM
There have been cases of people traveling to Nigeria after receiving those e-mails and being murdered, although that is probably a minority of what happens in those cases. Regardless, everyone of them that I have received I have forwarded on to the feds, as they have a specific team set aside to investigate all of these Nigerian e-mails.

registerthis
08-26-2005, 06:00 PM
There have been cases of people traveling to Nigeria after receiving those e-mails and being murdered, although that is probably a minority of what happens in those cases. Regardless, everyone of them that I have received I have forwarded on to the feds, as they have a specific team set aside to investigate all of these Nigerian e-mails.hah, I usually reply to them and get them going. It's quite fun, so long as you use an anonymous email address and never give out real information.

One time, I kept implying to the scammer that I was going to follow through with the transaction, but I kept signing every email with the following address line:

D. Kenneth Anderson
Senior Director
Federal Bureau of Investigations,
Internet Fraud Division
J. Edgar Hoover Federal Building
Washington, DC 20005

The guy never caught on, he just kept calling me "D. Kenneth". I wish I had saved the emails, they were hilarious.

Dom Heffner
08-27-2005, 02:42 AM
Found!

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/9073949/

savafan
08-27-2005, 03:09 AM
Found!

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/9073949/

Wow...strange story.

alex trevino
08-27-2005, 11:20 AM
I Haved responded too those e mails to but no one ever writes me back...wait I hear dogs barking!!!! :help:

Unassisted
08-27-2005, 12:22 PM
Seems like this could end up like the runaway bride case. Mr. Irwin will likely get to spend a few days picking up trash alongside the freeways of the Golden State, along with writing a big check to cover the cost of the search.