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Here's an odd factoid which happened, and seems significant, but hasn't been discussed in the many articles and commentaries written about the murder of Good Samaritan Thomas Sonnenberg, a crime which shocked a neighborhood which has seen everything and been reported from San Francisco to England...
One of the first journalists to arrive on the scene (if not actually THE first journalist on the scene) was a "Facebooker" who has been Johnny-on-the-spot with reports of crime in the neighborhood. A few times this Facebooker has thrilled and informed members of the North Vent discussion forum with his reporting of crime in the neighborhood. At this very moment he's submitting information about a burglary in the 3700 block of Morgan Avenue North which "went bad" for the burglar but reportedly nobody is dead. Police are crawling all over that block.
So this self-trained journalist was outside the house of the late Mr. Sonnenberg where he captured the image above. The Facwebook journalist observed a "frantic" light-skinned woman pull up in a dark colored 4 door vehicle. And she said the name "Devon Parker" and was looking for Devon Parker, now charged with murdering Sonnenberg.
"She dust (sic) rolled up fast asking where he was then backed down the road...was frantic." This is how it was related to me via Facebook message.
Of course the question has been raised: How did this woman know to look for Parker at the house where Sonnenberg was murdered? And if she was looking for him, and something happened with Parker at the scene, why did the woman get out of there so quickly? To what degree, if any, was she involved? Keep in mind, Parker was wanted by the law at that very moment and facing prison. The possibility Parker wanted to rob somebody and (in particular) get his hands on a gun is certainly not a wild or unlikely possibility. So another question would be, "Was there an accomplice?"
I don't have answers to this.
But I sure do have very specific questions.
Who was this woman? Have the police identified her? Is it possible Parker called her on a phone? And was she an accomplice before the fact or was there an attempt to make her an accomplice after the fact?
ADDENDUM, February 12, I received the following info: