|Seemed like there was more going on than the people close to him let on. My guess was suicide but a lot of pieces to it were very strange indeed.|
|It's too much like Dateline or 20/20 that way. Need to mix in some other stuff. The original show had all kinds of different stories.|
|And I LOVE that Robert Stack is featured in the intro.|
| In comment 14929605 Strahan91 said:
Seemed like there was more going on than the people close to him let on. My guess was suicide but a lot of pieces to it were very strange indeed.
I think he had some of psychotic episode, the letter was strange.
|who kills the entire family and then somehow escapes/possibly still at large was pretty unbelievable.|
| In comment 14929692 ryanmkeane said:
who kills the entire family and then somehow escapes/possibly still at large was pretty unbelievable.
Especially since the speculation is his motivation was financial failure. If that's the case, where did he get the money to flee the country and stay hidden?
|Was doing a lot of reading up on that new unsolved Mysteries Rey Rivera Case and can't believe how much Netflix got wrong or didn't put into it.
The cops actually tossed his flip flops down to other police on the lower roof from the main roof after he was found dead. They also tossed his wallet and keys down to detectives the following morning.
Rey and his wife had been married for 2 years but only lived together for 6 months.
His wife didn't go with him initially to Baltimore from California. He was there alone for quite a bit, over 8 months.
Witnesses at the hotel that night heard a loud bang at 10pm, so loud it shook their windows. No police ever questioned anyone if they heard or saw anything, though the noise complaints were recorded. This is interesting because that means it was about 4 hours after he left the house.
The scene wasn't secured. The ceiling later collapsed more when people walked on it.
Netflix totally omits that Rey was in about $90k debt when he died, but most of that would have been reimbursed from a movie project he was working on. Since he died without any life insurance however, his wife had to pay all of that back since it was on her credit card.
There was plenty of room to make a running jump despite Netflix claiming he couldn't have made it. Studies done after his death showed he only needed 11mph speed to make that distance and land where he did. Which the autopsy actually does show that's what he likely did.
There is a nightclub called 'The 13th Floor' which is on the 13thish floor of the belvedere. From the nightclub is one of the sets of stairs to the roof rey is believed to have used. Bartenders use it to go smoke and many couples use the stairwells for intimate activities. The other roof access is more difficult as you have to cross the nightclub to reach the roof. However, in any case, he needed to have known how to get there.
Police reports showed he had frequented the hotel. It's in the inquest report. His wife Allison said at the inquest they went to the Owl Bar on the ground floor twice after she moved to Baltimore. She did not know if he had been there before she moved to join him, in the Netflix show they claim he never had been there.
One theory that the police privately speculated on was that he was in a homosexual relationship with a co-worker and that there may have been blackmail involved, since the bar and nightclub were known gay pick up spots at the time. It was also found that many gay couples came and went via the stairwells that Rey is believed to have used.
Allison says Rey was fascinated with the Freemasons, was writing a movie about them and wanted to join them. The day of his death, after buying "Freemasonry for Dummies", he met with a member of a lodge to see about joining. His wife never revealed how this meeting had gone.
Rey went to Baltimore to work with his friends (many of his high school friends worked for Stansberry at the time though Porter is the only one mentioned by Netflix). Rey was only supposed to go for a month, but it kept stretching out. His wife never revealed whether the long term of living apart was to do with marital problems but some media insinuated this at the time.
Rey actually left Stansberry on good terms, per multiple people involved. Netflix show suggested he was still working there at the time but, he was actually doing independent work for them from home.
Most of what his wife Allison said in the Netflix show doesn't match the Inquest, police report or the various media reports from the time, the families story seemed to change once they began sueing an author in 2011 over her writing about Rey being depressed about his marriage breaking down.
The note that was found and the family claim was a suicide note in the Netflix show was actually identified by the police as a 'Tone Reel' a writing exercise taught to film students to help with writers block and to get ideas down on paper quickly.
|he was tossed off... no way he committed suicide.....especially when his best friend won't even talk about it to anybody....Rey stumbled across some info....and somebody invited him to the roof....probably for a cigar ....|
|instead of using a lot of narration, the stories hit harder. I don't remember feeling as bad about any of the old ones as I did for these survivors. Though, i do miss Robert Stack, who used to do voices for me. Hilarious in person.|