Testimony Update On Ritenour Trial Others Are Not Covering.


We have decided to highlight some areas that the news does not seem to want the public to know that would indicate any other person might have committed this crime, and why. We will cover some areas of the trial that have already been covered. We will not re-print most of the statements made on the stand that have already covered in the Oskaloosa Herald and CRI. However we will try to spell people’s names right. (Referring to Ava, not Eva as the Oskaloosa Herald spelled it.)

Jury selection started Wednesday with both the prosecution and defense working away at a list of potential jury members. This process took the whole day. With both sides coming to an agreement on a jury so the trial could proceed on Thursday.

On Thursday morning with the prosecution Mahaska County Attorney Amy Zenor presenting their opening statement, which aimed their reasoning for the murder based on a Facebook post, and statements from Jake Rauch, Logan Cavan, and Detective Boston’s “investigation”, and different statements made by Alicia Ritenour. Zenor made indication that the prosecution knew exactly who committed the murder, but they were not pointing fingers at anyone.

The Prosecution

First on the stand was Jake Rauch with his testimony of events. Some of which has been covered by the Oskaloosa Herald which seemed to limit their recounts of the testimony of a prosecution witness that might have made an implication in his statements. One which he stated in his written statement on the 25th of January that “Alicia was a good mother” to Ava. Another statement he made on the stand was that he believed Logan Cavan had killed Ava due to being mad at him, however he recanted that to believing that now Alicia had done it. Jake Rauch also stated that Z. Beason had told him about Logan Cavan raising his fist to Ava in a threatening manner. Rauch also stated that the night before Ava was found that Alicia was having a hard time putting Ava to bed, so as Alicia was coming out of Ava’s room she and Jake met in the hallway and she said she couldn’t get Ava to sleep. So Jake went in to try to get Ava to sleep. Alicia went to get a bottle for Ava and came in to give the bottle to Jake and Ava, at that point Ava seeing her mom started crying, and thus Jake gave Alicia a dirty look for getting Ava worked up again. Alicia left to take a shower and let Jake put her to bed. Jake testified that Ava did cry for the reason of wanting her mom, not out of fear of her mom and did this when Alicia would leave. Jake also stated that he was in there around twenty minutes. One thing that did catch my attention was when Jake stated that he was in bed and Alicia was in trying to get Ava to bed that he heard her make a voice sound of some type and Jake described it as “inaudible”. What twenty-three year old uses that to describe what they did not understand? Unless they have been possibly coached by the Prosecution with the previous transcripts of their other statements. (Inaudible is used often in prosecution and police transcripts of statements when they can’t understand what is on recorded interviews.) Remember Jake also stated on the stand that in the beginning that he thought Logan had done this to Ava.

Next on the stand was Joshua Crouse a paramedic with MH whom stated on the stand when he arrived at the apartment that Jake Rauch had opened the door and directed him to Ava’s location in the apartment. Mr. Crouse stated that when he entered the apartment he saw Logan Cavan on the couch sitting basically emotionless . After Crouse’s testimony on the stand prosecuting attorney Susan Krisko caught Crouse in the hallway and a witness to this stated that she seemed upset that he had not covered some issue on stand that they had talked about before.

Officer Van Renterghem testified next and stated that he was the first to arrive and he took over CPR from Tina Ritenour. He did notice Logan sitting on the couch with no expression of concern on his face when he entered the apartment, and that Logan had not moved from the couch the whole time.

I am not going to cover more of the drawn-out events of the trial in detail as other websites have already covered what they have submitted as testimony in the case. However I am going to bring up a few events that were left out of other news reports, and point out inconstancies.

The medical examiner Dr. Michelle Catellier testified on Friday morning. The defense attorney Michael Adams brought up a previous statement from Dr. Catellier’s deposition that with Ava’s injuries that within fifteen minutes of such strikes to her head she would show signs of distress such as seizures, possible vomiting or convulsions, Catellier did not contest that statement.

DCI agent Don Schnitker also testified that Logan Cavan in previous interviews said he did hear Ava the morning of Jan 24th. Logan was not asked about this when he was on the stand, but also stated it in his deposition as well. This is something that has been left out of news sites covering the witnesses. The DCI agent also confirmed he Knew a music artist by the name Marshal Mathers also known as Eminem and listened to him before, however he did not know Eminem put out a song “Run Rabbit Run”. Mr. Adams handed him a print out of the lyrics of the song and agent Schnitker agreed that the lyrics were very similar to the Facebook post of Alicia Ritenour’s that was a big part of the prosecution’s case.

Detective Troy Boston did also testify, however there is not a lot to touch on with his testimony as he did not contribute much other than his belief that a song lyrics on Alicia’s Facebook encompassed a lot of his reasoning for his theory that it was Alicia’s words and not a song. Then he touched on a few other areas on how Alicia changed her story over eight months a few times, however he did not mention how many times Logan Cavan and Jacob Rauch also changed their stories. In the end Boston lost his composure on the stand when Michael Adams question him, and he (Boston) seemed to take offense to someone questioning his authority.

Logan pulled up in front of the courthouse Thursday morning driving himself, parking right in front of the main doors to the courthouse on camera. Does he even have a driver’s license? It wouldn’t be the first person to actually drive to court without one, but then again keep in mind he is a “star” witness for the prosecution.

Logan Cavan took the witness stand twice on Thursday, once while the jury was removed in order for the prosecution, defense and judge determined if his drug use was admissible in this case. During this court testimony Logan stated that he had not used Methamphetamines for a week and a half before the death of Ava, and he knew this because he had gone to Florida and had only been back three days prior to Ava’s death and he did not use while he was in Florida. Doing some research we have found out that Logan had lied about when he went to Florida. He left for Florida on Dec. 25, 2013 and returned from Florida on Jan. 1, 2014. (Yes there is actual proof of when he went to FL. Thus deceitful about when he went to Fl. he is possible lying about when he used methamphetamines. You can figure out if he is lying about that when you hear other highlights about his next testimony the jury did hear) Lying about when he went to Florida should put his drug use back into the equation with this court case we believe. Not only that, he should be charged with perjury. Don’t hold your breath on either happening though!

Logan Cavan took the witness stand the second time as a prosecution witness against Alicia. Some of his statement was that he at first lied about ever raising his fist to Ava. However just a few minute or so later he said he actually did that, but denied ever saying “shut up the fuck up” and also “all she does is cry” “I just want to kick her in the head and knock her out”. Logan said that he was just joking when he raised his hand to Ava. He also claimed that Zack B., Alicia, and Jacob were all present when he “Jokingly” did this. Zack B. and Ashley P. both gave the police written statements that Logan did raise his fist and did say “shut up the fuck up Ava” and also “all she does is cry” “I just want to kick her in the head and knock her out”. However both testified that Logan did this in Zack B. apartment while they were babysitting Ava for Alicia, and that Jacob and Alicia were not there. Zack stated that he informed Jacob later about the incident with Logan, and figured Jacob would tell Alicia.

Logan was asked why he slept a lot. He stated that he was depressed. However in his previous statements he sleeps a lot when coming down off of drugs. Now remember he did not use since before he went to Fl. Logan also stated that the EMT’s were the first ones to the apartment after the 911 call, yet everyone else states that police officer Van Renterghem had arrived first. Logan also states that he opened the door for the EMT’s and pointed out were they needed to go. Logan also stated that while Jacob was on the phone to 911 Logan was standing with Jacob in the hallway watching Tina and Alicia preform CPR on Ava, but did not help at all since he already knew she was dead.

Now with all this being said by Logan about all his activities and observations, everyone else that was in the apartment and medical and police officers stating that Logan did NOT move off the furniture where he was when they came in the whole time they were there. When asked about sitting his demeanor on the couch Logan claimed to be in shock, yet the EMT stated that he had seen shock and he would not describe it as shock and said Logan was expressionless.

At one point Logan was asked to come out into the hallway by a police officer and informed he had two warrants for his arrest, which Logan stated on the witness stand. One warrant was for failure to appear on the weapons charge, and the other for failure to pay fines.

Oddly Logan seems to want to portray himself as a jokester and hero with events around Ava on the witness stand, yet no one else can confirm he is joking or that he was so helpful during the events of Jan. 24th, especially for someone who claims to be such a major caregiver in Ava’s life.

I will also inform you that Alicia has started to testify in the case, and that she has seemed to have difficulty remembering events. Taking into account the nature of her loss, her inability to mourn the loss before being questioned by the police, and educational challenges as a child being placed in special classes there may be a combination that makes it a challenge for her to remember what happened. When asked about being told about Logan raising his hand to Ava, Alicia stated on the stand that she was not told by Jacob about this incident. (Keep in mind Jacob and Logan have been friends for years before Alicia was in the picture, and sometimes friends protect. )

Why am I picking Logan’s testimony to pieces? Because he has changed the story to make him look the best, yet no one else has testified to the same story as him. He has lied about the time frame of his trip to Florida. He raised his fist to Ava, and made threatening statements in front of two people who had nothing to gain or lose from testifying.

Through testimony of the different witnesses, Logan’s threatening actions towards Ava were raising his fist and acting as if he would punch her in the head, stating that “that all she ever does is fucking cry, I just want to kick her in the head and knock her out”. Now with this in your mind, think about where the injuries were found on Ava.


Alicia Ritenour Update Notice


(Warning: Due to explicit lyrics within this article from a song children should not be present when you read this!)


We have been working on putting things together for an update on Alicia Ritenour and the pending trial, as we have many updates to discuss and decided what to allow at this time. Through public records we have obtained we know different aspects of the case and what the prosecution seems to be going after.

Some aspects that we know, and have better understanding about are:

Subpoenas that have been filed by the prosecution, whom they have been filed upon, and in one case why it was filed to obtain information supposable for this case, or to make a speculation. Facebook is one that has been subpoenaed, with a subpoena requesting Alicia Ritenour’s account, the main reason is a song by Eminem  (A.K.A. Marshall Mathers) a Rap Artist. Oddly most rap music I have ever had the displeasure of hearing is trash talking, however this is what younger kids are into in their 20s or younger.

The part of the song they are going after is a lyrics Alicia put up on her Facebook page which is no longer available, but I will post the part of the song the prosecution is going after that they have decided to take out of context. This is not the whole song, but the part the prosecution will try to imply that was Alicia’s state of mind, when she typed it. However the odd thing is I have kids that have listened to this junk, repeated the lyrics, and yet it is just a song that they liked so much they sang it. All four of them are in their twenties so I don’t have to actually get mad about their choices of songs anymore.


The song is “Rabbit Run” By Eminem

Link: http://www.metrolyrics.com/rabbit-run-lyrics-eminem.html

“Some days I just wanna up and call it quits

I feel like I’m surrounded by a wall of bricks

Every time I go to get up I just fall in piss

My life’s like one great big ball of shit

If I could just, put it all into all I spit

Instead of always tryin to swallow it

Instead of starin at this wall and shit

While I sit writer’s block, sick of all this shit

Can’t call it, shit


All I know is I’m about to hit the wall

If I have to see another one of mom’s alcholic fits

This is it, last straw, that’s all, that’s it

I ain’t dealin with another fuckin politic

I’m like a skillet bubbling until it filters up

I’m about to kill it, I can feel it buildin up

Blow this buildin up, I’ve been sealed enough

My cup, runneth over, I done filled it up

The pen explodes and busts, ink spills my guts

You think, all I do is stand here and feel my nuts?

Well I’ma show you what, you gon’ feel my rush

You don’t feel it, then it must be too real to touch

Peal the dutch, I’m about to tear shit up

Goosebumps yea, I’ma make your hair sit up

Yea sit up, I’ma tell you who I be

I’ma make you hate me, cause you ain’t me

You wait, it ain’t too late to finally see

What you closed-minded fucks were too blind to see”


There is a radio version with no swear words, but this is not what the prosecution will be going after unless they want to bring that version up then claim that Alicia changed the words on her own choice to make it look as if she were annoyed.


There is no real DNA evidence taken from the crime scene or from everyone that was in that apartment the night before to the next day when Ava was found, other than Alicia and Ave’s DNA. Witnesses (not mentioning two males names) were allowed to leave with all their belongings (Also should have been considered evidence) without it being searched, or held as evidence while the investigation was going on. For a murder scene the Apartment was not sealed off until many hours after everyone had left, being left unattended for hours were anyone with a key could have accessed it with a key. (FYI: Jacob Rauch had a key to the apartment, and he and Logan left together. Did they possible return after everyone had left and no police guard was present?

There have been numerous subpoena filed by the prosecution for medical workers, and law enforcement. None have been filed for their two “star” witnesses Jacob A. Rauch, or Logan D. Cavan, or anyone else that might state a different situation other then what the prosecution might be trying to portray of Alicia, which they want to portray her as a cold blooded murderer.

After more research I have not found a single subpoena filed on behalf of her “public defense attorney” Michael H. Adams, I have also found that he has not talked with certain witnesses to different events that pertain to Logan which happened before Ava’s murder. He has not interviewed other witnesses the morning of Ava’s murder, nor has he attempted to do so as of this post.

I do not know of the defense attorney even talking to Alicia and Ava’s case worker, the apartment manager, everyone that was in that apartment the day Ava was found (there were numerous family and friends that were at the apartment after they found Ava, which watched the events and saw where things were placed in the apartment, but yet have been interviewed. Alicia’s neighbor whom knows of an event between Logan and Ava, but now says he can’t remember. Has the defense even talked to Ava’s family physician to substantiate that Alicia too her in for her shots, checkups, and some bumps Ava got while trying to learn to walk? As I stated in an earlier article Logan sat on the couch expressionless while people were franticly trying to revive Ava, and help. Why did he not get up and help or even see what was going on, my guess is he already knew what was in Ava’s room and didn’t need to see it again.

According to the information I have understood Jake however has claimed to be one of the last ones to be with Ava putting her to bed the night before she was found.

Here is my perspective on everything so far: We have a prosecution that has no real evidence so they are going after Facebook posts, there are two known criminals as “star witnesses” whom have received “slaps on the wrist” for charges after talking to investigators one charge was settled on the same day Logan did an interview. Logan and Jake’s stories have changed a few times. Investigators failed to keep a secure crime scene, failed to take in evidence, and have failed to follow up on points of interest pertaining to Logan. The States Attorney (prosecution) has made unproven statements which can be classified as defamatory, which I will deal with at a later time when appropriate.

The defense attorney has failed to properly prepare for this case, has not interviewed witnesses, and has not subpoenaed any potential witnesses, from court records from the bond reduction hearing it seems he doesn’t even know facts about the family. Only in the past month has the public defender (Michael H. Adams, Chief Public Defender) done most of his work on the case.

Susan R. Krisko Assistant Iowa Attorney General, and Amy Zenor Assistant Mahaska County Attorney have already offered two different plea deals one the day of the bond hearing:

First plea deal was dropping the Murder in the First Degree charge down to 2nd Degree Murder and dropping the Child Endangerment Resulting in Death Charge.

The second plea deal offered by the prosecution recently dropped the Charges down to Attempted Murder, and Child Endangerment Resulting in Death.

Both offers when offered are about the same prison time, so nothing has really changed in the offer for prison time, but the charges have significantly dropped. What is this telling the public? The prosecution has no real evidence other than two criminal witnesses, and a Facebook page. They have DNA of Ava and Alicia they obtained from the apartment, all of which is not unusual DNA since they lived there. They have no DNA from the two male witnesses that lived there, because they didn’t collect any from them.

In all I see this as a questionable investigation, a failure on both the prosecution and defense to do any real preparation, and a colossal train wreak about to happen. Will an innocent or guilty person go to prison over “what if’s”, or is a guilty person still walking the streets, getting high, and partying? If the wrong person goes to prison is Mahaska County prepared along with the state to sometime down the road to pay out possible millions of dollars for wrongful imprisonment. Are Attorney’s ready to possible tarnish their reputations, and careers to play this out as if it were a sporting event, that the only thing that matters is who wins?

Through the Innocents Project since the year 2000 there has been 254 convictions overturned because of DNA.

I want everyone to look at some of the posts on Facebook of Alicia’s progress of becoming a mother and being a mother and decide if this is a mother whom was supposed to be angry. These are posts from Alicia’s Facebook that I am sure the Prosecution will not bring up in court.

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Here is an interesting statistic:

Reference: http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/05/21/11756575-researchers-more-than-2000-false-convictions-in-past-23-years?lite


Exonerees can be found in all parts of the country, but most were concentrated in Illinois, New York, Texas, and California.

  • 93 percent are men, 7 percent women;
  • Nearly 50 percent are black, 38 percent white, 11 percent Hispanic and 2 percent Native American or Asian;


  • 48 percent had been falsely convicted of homicides, 35 percent of sexual assaults (23 percent adult, 12 percent child), five percent robberies, five percent other violent crimes, and seven percent drug, white-collar and other non-violent crimes.

As a group, they spent more than 10,000 years in prison, an average of more than 11 years each.

Written By: Michael Gaarder




When Should News Be Withheld?

I am wondering when some parts of News should be withheld. It seems putting out an accident victims name in the news within twentyfour hours of the accident is disrespectful of the family. Are ??News?? ??Agencies?? that put out this information giving family members time to inform other family members about this tragic accident before these family members read it in the News? I don’t think so.

Poor judgement on the part of a local news site is just disrespectful to the family!


Liar’s Day

Liar’s Day comes every so often, and it has come and past this week. What am I talking about? Well, Primary or Election time that’s what I am talking about! Every time there is a voting season I just keep the TV remote in my hand at the ready for another election commercial so I can mute the TV. Why, you ask. Because in almost fifty years I have heard the same thing over and over in political commercials, promises and commitments that no politician keeps once they are voted in! However in recent years I have heard some honesty out of a few politicians such as Mitt Romney, and a few Tea Baggers that like Mitt let their mouth over ride their dumb ass! Thank goodness for politicians thinking no one is listening or recording otherwise we wouldn’t have political suicide to laugh at!

Now we just have to deal with Mid-Term election lies, then within a year and a few months after that we get to start hearing more lies, arrogance, self-serving, and just plan idiotic political bullshit again. Lucky us all we have to look forward to each election time is voting the lesser of two evils into office.

Which all this reminds me, it’s time to change the batteries in the remote control I would hate to have it fail in the middle of a lie!


Arrest Leads to Investigating More of the Story

Alicia and Ava

This information is based on interviews, records, and questionable events that have not been brought out in any present information, with certain information not being released by media or the OPD.     January 24, 2014 Became a very dark day for the Ritenour family when their beloved Daughter, Granddaughter, and niece passed away from circumstances at the time that were unexplainable to the family. A mother left without answers, and a daughter she adored passed away.   January 30th the family laid their Ava to rest, still asking why and how. Alicia Ritenour dealing with grief for days before this date, and days after clung to a small stuffed animal of Ava’s as to hope that Ava would somehow reappear and want her stuffed animal to play with. Sadness, disbelief, and anger all boil within the family as to the unanswered question of what happened to Ava, and they still have no answers to these questions to this day.     February 4, 2014 Alicia is arrested for her child’s death less than twelve days after the loss of Ava the Oskaloosa Police Dept., Division of Criminal Investigation, Mahaska County Attorney’s office and the Iowa Attorney General’s office had sworn out an arrest warrant for Alicia before the autopsy final report, and probably before all evidence in the case had been processed by the state crime lab. Basing their arrest warrant on at this point on speculation from what I have researched. The Media and public have only part of the whole story and the more needs to be out for what has been researched about this event thus far.     Here we are with basic information that Ava had serious trauma, a coroner’s report that isn’t officially out at this time as it takes on an average five to six weeks for a completed report. Numerous items were taken from the Apartment during a search warrant issued and executed by the Oskaloosa PD that have to this date not been listed in any Affidavit as evidence. The Evidence is as follows: 2- Vomit Swabs 1-Blood Swab (or what is thought to be a blood spot.) Hair sample 2- Mattress pads 3- Childs toys Two baby bottles (containing unknown liquid) Items not on this list that were  taken with Ava’s body: 1-Shirt 1-Toy Piggy (That looks like this) 1-Blanket (the one that was normally on the couch) Where is the list for these items, will they be returned? Will they be submitted as evidence, or did they disappear?

Jacob A. Rauch

There is a lot more to this story then the public is hearing or seeing, such as at the time in question there were two other individuals in the apartment, Alicia’s boyfriend Jacob Adam Rouch(age 22), and another young adult named Logan Dean Cavan (age 19) whom did not leave at any point from the night before until Ava was discovered. Alicia informed her boyfriend that his friend Logan had to leave the next day, and that she did not want him in her apartment. Logan went to sleep on the couch, but was informed he would sleep on the floor due to a minor already preparing to sleep on the couch. Logan went into Alicia’s room to sleep on the floor and was informed he could not sleep in that room, he then went to sleep on the floor in the living room.  When Logan was kicked out of Alicia’s room he became enraged and struck something in the apartment while going down the hallway in anger that night. Could this be the thump people heard?

Logan D Cavan

How late these young adults stayed up is in question, however from the information I have it was late into the night, as young adults often do. The next morning Alicia woke up to take the minor on the couch to School, she checked on Ava hearing her playing in her room, not wanting to disturb her and make Ava cry, Alicia made a bottle and put it just in the doorway so Ava could have the bottle without her noticing her mom doing this task as she had done other mornings. Alicia looked over in the living room on her way out at Logan sleeping on the floor, and Jacob was sleeping in bed. When Alicia returned to her apartment in about an hour she noticed Logan sleeping on the couch, not thinking much about it she went to look in on Ava. Reaching Ava’s room she looked in to see Ava sleeping on the floor with the blanket that was on the couch earlier that morning. Ava seeming to be resting peacefully Alicia turned off the light, and TV to let Ava rest more. Being a little tired still Alicia went to lay down for a short nap. Later that day the grandmother Tina came over to spend time with Ava as she usually does on her days off, Tina and Alicia found Ava unresponsive. Attempting to revive Ava while Alicia and Jacob were in hysterics and calling 911, and Logan sat on the couch with a slight smirk and no empathy  as all the activities went on to help Ava. During the investigation some things have been brought to my attention: One neighbor of Alicia’s has possible made a statement to police that he witnessed Logan raising his hand to Ava in a motion as to attempt to strike her.     The official affidavit states:

“On or about the 24th day of January, 2014, law enforcement was called to Southern Hills Apartments in Oskaloosa, Mahaska County, Iowa. Upon arrival, Ava Marie Ritenour (DOB 8/1/2012), was found deceased in the apartment that the defendant and infant resided in. A witness has stated that he heard a loud thump during the middle of the previous night coming from the room where the infant sleeps, while the mother was alone in the room with the infant. The infant had suffered from severe head trauma, and died from said trauma. The body of the infant was found shortly after 2:00 p.m. on the 24th day of January, 2014. The infant had been deceased for a significant period of time when found by law enforcement.”

    My question is: Is Logan the credible witness? Was he offered a deal on his ongoing gun charge and drug charge to become a credible witness? It could be the case since his weapons charge was settled on 1/30/14 with a fine, odd this was done during an ongoing investigation and the same day as Ava’s funeral. Logan has numerous criminal charges, the weapons charge being the most serious.  He also has a drug charge that is still pending.

Logan D Cavan

Were these two men offered a “deal” to implicate Alicia, or are these known criminals double-dealing their way out of a current charge? Do these two know what really happened? Could one of them actually be the one whom did harm to this child, causing her death due to being angry at the mother, or situation the night before? Was the loud thump when Logan hit an object in the apartment due to being angry at having been kicked off the couch, or out of Alicia’s room? Did he actually hit an object, or might that object been Ava? Is Jacob hiding what he might know about the situation since Logan is his friend? Has any of this been brought to light in the investigation? There are so many unanswered questions.     Other websites like KCCI and OskyNews (OskyNews a non-accredited AP website like this one) have allowed people to comment on their story about this, putting Alicia and her family at risk, without knowing the whole story many have already made the assumption that Alicia was alone in the apartment with Ava. Others know there were “witnesses” in the apartment, but until this article knew nothing about who the male witnesses are, or their backgrounds. People are posting threats on the sites and I doubt the Oskaloosa PD will even investigate the threats. Why? Because its Facebook posts and they claim anyone can hack a person’s account and post on it. Facts are what need to be exposed. The justice system is to prove innocents or guilt, not to be played as a sporting event were the PD uses the media to convict a person before trial. Questionable investigation has been one of my concerns by the Oskaloosa PD and this was confirmed by the list I was shown of evidence taken from the apartment Ava lived in. Eleven items in total were taken, none of which belonged to either male that was in the apartment were taken into evidence. By the evidence list the main focus of the investigation by the Oskaloosa PD has been on Alicia. Anyone else see any questionable behavior here, or lack of collecting evidence? Was there fingerprint cross-reference on the evidence to the two males in the apartment, and DNA samples taken from each male also for investigation? Why were the males able to leave with personal items before the Search Warrant was executed if this was a crime scene? How much evidence might have left with the males?  When did Ava actually pass away? Was it possible while Alicia was taking someone someplace that morning being gone for about an hour? Or could this have happened while Alicia was in the shower before her mother arrived at the apartment? Are there other fingerprints on items in evidence other then Alicia’s, and who’s if there are? How did a heavy blanket get in Ava’s room during the time that Alicia left that morning for about an hour?   (Click on the images below to see full sized, then hit your back button to return to this page.)  I have had a recent update that Jacob and Logan will be testifying against Alicia. Some things they might claim are that Alicia called her daughter names sometimes. They also might claim that they feed and changed Ava’s diaper. They also might claim that they heard the loud thump that morning. Now my question is if these two males might claim to be so responsible and be helping so much in taking care of Ava, then why did they not check on here that morning? Could it be they have something to hide? Who knows what someone with a criminal past will do? Maybe lie to get out of an ongoing charge? Just something to think about! Oh, and by the way Alicia does NOT have a criminal record, just thought everyone might want to contemplate who actually might have more truth to their story in this event! My weight goes with the one with no criminal past, and hundreds of loving pictures of her daughter! There has been a lot of speculation as to Alicia moving out of the apartments. Note a few things in your mind as you read this: Ava passed away Jan. 24, almost the end of the month. Without Ava, Alicia lost all her assistance from the state, including rental assistance, SNAP, a monthly check from the state to pay some bills. Alicia lost all help from the state to live on her own. Written By: Michael Gaarder   Editor Update: UPDATE: This story is getting out! Silent no more! The map below is visitors to this article since it was posted. 1816 views thus far in 5 1/2 hours. (Click on the map to view a larger image.) One recent story of a Police Dept. believing they are above the law! http://news.yahoo.com/california-town-shaken-police-officers-arrested-235107533.html


There is a Proper Time and Place for Comments.

I have refrained from making comments or posting about recent events surrounding the recent murder investigation of Ava Ritenour, and arrest of her mother in her death. However after viewing different sites and reading posted comments, I find it hard to be  silent about the whole situation.

Comments made by people are vindictive, insensitive, misleading, assumptions, and many seem to be fiction into what people want others to believe they know about the situation.

I wish people would take a step back and think about the whole ongoing event and realize it is an ongoing investigation. The coroner report is not in, and there are other issues that have not been made public at this time. Maybe everyone should wait and refrain from their stupidity in comments.