I think law enforcement are looking into it, and probably finding it tricky to put together a watertight case. Manipulation and undue influence is notoriously difficult to prove to legal standards. If you feel like giving the nice policemen some encouragement to keep probing to the bottom of this mess, Yakaru posted some addresses elsewhere that could be useful.Yakaru/saltydroid
I don’t know how practical this suggestion is – someone with legal knowledge might correct me – but anyone wanting to do something positive might want to write to the San Diego police and ask them to re-open Colleen Conaway’s case.
San Diego Police Department
1401 Broadway, San Diego, CA 92101-5729
They say they would only do that if new evidence appeared. Well –
Emerging pattern of systematic abuse
Psychological abuse of participants in seminars
Activities specifically designed to induce “altered states”
No screening of participant health
No safety procedures
Withholding and falsifying information
….just to name a few.
A polite inquiry into the current situation might make them realise they may face more questions in the near future."
Yakaru has also posted a blog showing the letter written to Senator Klobuchar:Justice for Colleen
I have just sent a letter along with a copy of the letter to police, to Senator Amy Klobuchar’s office.
You can also send a short email refering to the matter here
or better still, send post to:
302 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Dear Senator Klobuchar,
I am writing in regard to your call for a federal investigation into the activities of James Arthur Ray and his company, following the deaths of three during one of his seminar retreats in Arizona.
As well as questionable business practises by James Ray International, a pattern of abuse and negligence has emerged, revealing dozens of hospitalizations and, in particular, the apparent suicide of one of his participants during a seminar barely three months before the sweat lodge incident. I refer here to the the death of Minnesota resident Colleen Conaway.
It appears to me that the police investigation was prematurely closed. I would like to draw your attention to this matter, as it seems to me that there is clear evidence of a blatant cover up of the death by James Ray and his staff, as well as destruction and falsification of evidence. This evidence has emerged since the investigation was closed.
I have included a copy of a letter I sent to the Citizen’s Review Board of the San Diego Police Department, and I would like to know your position on the matter, and ask for your support in calling for the investigation to be re-opened.
Please note, I am an Australian citizen, living in Germany. I am writing purely because I think a grave injustice has been done to an innocent woman who trusted a well known person, promising he was both interested and capable of helping her. Ray is of course an internationally known figure, and the way this case is handled has implications beyond the borders of the US."
A polite inquiry to YCSD or the DA in Arizona as to progress might also remind the investigators that this is still a case of great interest to many who would not wish to see it minimised or quietly dropped.