Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Michael Channels finds human remains at Spahn Ranch



The Pipe Wrench

Reprinted with the permission of Michael Channels, from his facebook page, September 26, 2017:

"I have been informed today by a producer from the production company I have been working with on a film by law had to inform and report me and my information and story to the LAPD and Los Angeles Coroner. He said they legally had to do it and had no choice. To fill you in on why, It started over 30 years ago, I made a sieve and took it to the grave of Shorty Shea and from that homemade sieve of which I still have today came a few small bones a pipe and a pipe wrench. Shorty was said to have been killed with a pipe wrench and or pipe so I took both and all the small bones. I have told my story to other TV producers before and we even did a small segment on Shorty already. The pipe I found there you can see on a show called the Death Dealers and that was all the producers wanted for that show. They thought the bones probably an animal as well and didn't want to use them in that. This new production actually wanted to take the bones I found and spend the money and have them tested. They sent a courier picked the bone up from me and then quickly Fed Ex it to highly acclaimed forensics lab in Oklahoma 20 minutes later right here from my city and the Fed Ex I use. The producer told me and the others in the crew to expect a squirrel to come back and I as well pretty skeptical it wouldn’t be anything but a deer or something animal. Well to my surprise 30 years after I pulled these bones from the sieve at Shorty’s burial spot I now know, they are human remains probably Shorty’s hand, now I wait for the LAPD and Los Angeles Coroner to come calling as I sit here with a weird feeling in my stomach with most likely what is the missing hand of Shorty Shea. The production company filmed all of this and probably will now use it in the 2 part special they have coming the beginning of 2018. My friend in Florida Ken Karnig is the only one who has know about me having these bones, he has known for 25 years, now everyone who has cable TV soon will."

ooEEoo!

30 comments:

Panamint Patty said...

oooooh it felt good to hit the publish button!

hippie doll said...

Hi Patty!

Dang...
25 years later to find out the bones are actually human bones?

I may not have been commenting lately, but I sure have been daily reading. There have been some interesting posts happening.

Panamint Patty said...

Hi it's so nice to see you!

DebS said...

That is downright spooky! And he may have found the murder weapons as well. What a turn of events after all these years. I can totally see anyone thinking that the bones were animal. There certainly are more animals around there than there would be human remains. Good for the production company that insisted the bones be tested. I wonder if it's possible to get any DNA from the bones???

DebS said...

Here's a link to Shorty's sheriff's investigation and autopsy report.

https://www.scribd.com/document/35709412/Donald-Jerome-Shorty-Shea-Sherrif-s-Investigation-Autopsy-Report

George Stimson said...

How big was the pipe wrench?

St Circumstance said...

Very interesting indeed....

Panamint Patty said...

Message sent to Mike

Matt said...

A pic of the pipe wrench would be most cool...


St Circumstance said...

What if...

They are human bones but - not from Shorty?

The mind runs wild with speculation lol

Matt said...

Patty added the pipe wrench pic.


Matt said...

Hi hippi doll !!!


St Circumstance said...

Doesn't look like a very comfortable thing to be knocked on the noggin with.

Robert C said...

Monkey wrench looks standard size. Can't imagine anyone hit on the head with that not passing out immediately.

DNA can be acquired from most bone under drier conditions. Near Spahn should qualify for dry. Wet conditions encourages bacteria and faster degradation. Acidic soil will also ruin DNA.

starviego said...

Why would they bury the pipe wrench with the body?

Matt said...

starviego said...
Why would they bury the pipe wrench with the body?


Lack of better sense...


George Stimson said...

Is that a standard-sized railroad spike that the wrench is next to?

St Circumstance said...

Not to have a one track mind but I thought the first pic was a bud in a plastic bag at first quick glance lol

Panamint Patty said...

Uuuuh, you try it first

St Circumstance said...

Lol

Robert C said...

Railroad spikes came in many sizes but for that part of the country that looks to be average. In fact in length and width it's actually virtually identical to ... but yes it's average.

The wrench is missing it's claw which sat on top and the adjusting wheel which fit in that notch.

xreles said...

"starviego said...
Why would they bury the pipe wrench with the body?

Lack of better sense..."


beausoleilbot: says you should keep any/all murder weapons in/on your person after a murder. Plz rate this bot.

xreles said...

"starviego said...
Why would they bury the pipe wrench with the body?

Lack of better sense..."


beausoleilbot: says you should keep any/all murder weapons in/on your person after a murder. Plz rate this bot.

ColScott said...

Michael

Patty and others may ask you to sell them the bones in their entirety or partial. They are weird macabre obsessives about this case, taking selfies with killers and rubbings of graves. I urge you do not sell these items it is sick.

ColScott said...
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hippie doll said...

Hi Matt!
:o)

Peter said...

Mmmmm. Shorty ribs.

AustinAnn74 said...

I'm surprised more bones haven't been found out there over the years. Animal, or other........

orwhut said...

Posts from Deb and Patty, one rignt after the other. It's like old times!

penny lane said...

So did I...lookes very bud like 😯