EDGAR CO., IL. (ECWd) -
Failure to pay bills. Amazing real-life state of affairs of the Illinois State Government has hampered criminal investigations.
In Edgar County, it is the investigation of the 2013 firebombing of two airplanes while they sat outside a hangar at the airport located just north of Paris, Illinois.
According to sources within a state agency, one issue that could have shed light on those responsible for the double-airplane firebombing would have been access to Verizon cell phone tower data - which could not be had due to Illinois' failure to pay their Verizon bill incurred thru the investigation of the 2008 double-murder in Chrisman. Additionally, Verizon only kept their text messages for 5 days, and other call data for 1 year, and asking for the information would have cost more money that "they" were not willing to spend.
Of course, that was only one issue with the firebombing investigation, there were other attempts at investigating, but those also failed, with one exception which will be in a later article when we post the entire investigative file.
For this issue, the State's failure to pay the Verizon bill, it's hard to believe they can simply ignore potential evidence because they didn't pay a bill or didn't want to spend the money to obtain the evidence in a timely manner.
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