Thursday, July 12, 2007

Let's start taking an honest review of the affidavit... Part 1

Pre-paid Cellular Phone ( Page 14/Paragraph 3):

"The telephone number of 570-579-4437 was observed to have phoned the victim a number of times during the time span of 01/22/07 through 01/24/07. It should be noted that the only interaction with said number ( besides law enforcement inquiry ) was activation, extrapolation of voice mail and contact with victim Kocis. It should also be noted that said phone number registered calls to the victim at times when "Danny Moilin", later found to be Cuadra, was scheduled to either call or receive calls from the victim. The initial phone call was placed on 01/22/07 at approx. 19:26 hrs, and was relayed from a cellular tower located on Bells Road, Virginia Beach, VA... said location is several hundred yards from the residence of Harlow Cuadra and Joseph Kerekes:"

"The final call placed from said phone was 01/25/07 at approx. 18:35 hrs., and was relayed from a cellular tower located on Country Club Road, Dallas, PA. Said location is several hundred yards from the victim's residence: "

Observation of note:

Not too much to learn from this one, but the locations of activation, and the last call placed are quite a coincidence... and are obviously close to both the victim and the accused. The timing of the activation and last call is also interesting.

The Background Check ( Page 14/Paragraph 3 ):

"An investigator with the Pennsylvania State Police reviewed financial and credit card activity related to Cuadra pursuant to this investigation. A check of Cuadra's Discover credit card activity showed a charge of $39.95 from the company USA People Search: "

"The company indicated that on January 20th, 2007 a background check report was purchased for information related to the victim, Bryan C. Kocis. The order for this information was made via the internet from IP address The associated customer information is Harlow Cuadra of 4221 Link Court, 23451, email address of, PH: 757-567-0055. This report provides detailed information about the victim, his residence of 60 Midland Dr, Dallas, PA, as well as information relating to his relatives and neighbors. "

A few observations of note:

*The email address name appears to be mis-spelled. Was this a mis-spelling on the writer of the affidavit, or a deliberate mis-spelling by Cuadra.
*The address listed is the Link Court address, which was a valid address for Harlow & Joe... yet he was living at the Stratem Ct. address at the time of purchase.
* Why would someone pay $39.95 to find out information on someone they didn't know, unless there was a valid reason. Unfortunately, what that reason was is unknown for now.

The media blitz begins ( Page 14/Paragraph 4):

"On or about 02/09/07, it was reported within various northeastern Pennsylvania news media that Cuadra was interviewed by reporters regarding this investigation. Within said published reports, Cuadra "denied any connection" with the victim, stated that he had never met the victim, and further denied any involvment in the victim's death. "

Here's one of the articles:

An observation of note:

* In one of the interviews, Cuadra says he does not own nor is he an officer of Norfolk Companions, Inc.

Well we obviously know now that Cuadra was part owner, and at different times listed himself as vice-president, or president of the company:

The mysterious video camera's ( Page 15/Paragraph 4-5 & Page 16/Paragrapgh 1-2):

"On 02/10/07, the Virginia Beach Police Department, in conjunction with investigators from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, executed a search warrant at the residence of Cuadra and Kerekes, that being 1028 Stratem Court, Virginia Beach, Virginia, in the pursuit of the furtherance of this investigation. As a result of said search, numerous items of evidence were seized, inclusive of items presviously illistrated herein. Additionally, two Sony digital video cameras, model numbers DCR-VX2000 and HDR-FX1, respectfully, were seized it was observed that both cameras had serial numbers forcibly removed and obliterated. Based upon the observance of said items, investigators with Pennsylvania State Police contacted the victim's associate Robert Wagner, who had in the past assisted the victim with video production. Wagner stated that he had, within the six months prior to the victim's death, observed said cameras within the victim's residence. It should be noted that both cameras were conspicuously absent during the intensive search of the victim's residence. Additionally, investigators contacted J&R electronics store, located in New York, NY., which is a location where the victim regularly purchased electronic items. According to a sales manager at that location, the victim did purchase a Sony HDR-FX1 camera on 12/23/05."

"Investigators conducting intelligence research relative to this investigation located a message board area titled; "The Digital Video Information Network", with an associated web address of; Said website is designed for individuals to read and post questions/solutions to various types of digital video inquiries. Anyone may read posts at said site however in order to post a message a user must have an account already created."

"On 01/29/07, user Harlow Cuadra posted and inquiry related to the use of video camera HVR-ZI/DHR-FX1. Said camera is the same model which was found to be removed from the victim's residence at or around the same time of his death. It is also the same model camera which was seized from the accuseds' residence pursuant to the search warrant on 02/10/07. Said camera had all serial numbers forcibly obliterated from same."

Here's the post:

"Investigators contacted the Administrative contact for DV Info Net and requested subscriber information related to those postings. The subscriber DV Info has registered is Harlow Cuadra of Norfolk, VA, with an email account of with the signature of "boys do what they can... men do what they want". Eleven posting IP addresses were also provided, one being which is a static IP address assigned to Cox Communications Inc., to Cuadra of 1028 Stratem Ct., Virginia Beach, Va."

A few observations of note:

* Harlow also posted quite a few other times on this message board:
* Who buys something and removes the serial number... or who would buy something with a removed serial number? Sounds a little odd.
* There's that Cox IP address again... the same one used to do the background check on Kocis
* The e-mail address used this time is spelled correctly, was the previous simply a mis-spelling by the author of the affidavit, or did Harlow use several different variations?

Joe's parents do some spring cleaning ( Page 16/Paragraph 3 ):

"Subsequent to the search conducted at the accuseds' residence, it is noted that neither Cuadra nor Kerekes have been observed at same. It has been observed that the parents of Kerekes have been at the residence on multiple occassions, and have been observed removing multiple items from therein."

An observation of note:

* Other than just being odd... I don't know what to speculate. I would assume if any of these items is of importance, they've been retreived by PA or VA authorities.

Part 2 tomorrow... my fingers are numb.