Were Johnny Clarke and Lisa Straub Associated with 'NOT SO NICE KIDS'?
By John Kays
A first look at the case of a young couple who were slain in Ohio provides clarity. But with a second or third look, confusion begins to creep in. A good starting place is the phone call between an unidentified girl and Johnny S. Clarke, at around 11 P.M. Sunday (January 30th). Johnny was interrupted by someone. The mystery girl heard him say: "Who are you? What do you want? What are you doing here?"
Maggie Cromer, an aunt to Johnny, believes Johnny and Lisa knew their killers or killer. But this line "Who are you?" suggests that Johnny didn't know the person who surprised him. This is not to say, however, that an acquaintance of Johnny or Lisa didn't tip this criminal off about the pot of gold available for him.
Johnny Clarke and Lisa Straub are a nice-looking young couple. But did they know some 'NOT SO NICE KIDS' who held a grudge against them (for unknown reasons)?
Maytee believes this mystery girl knows more than she is letting on. Her behavior is a little peculiar. That is, from that Sunday night, January 30th. Why didn't she call the cops immediately, right after she heard Johnny's confrontation with the intruder? Instead, she drives by Lisa's house to see if she notices anything out of place.
She? calls a friend to call Johnny's mother, Maytee Vazquez. When the police did arrive (at Lisa's house), they interviewed her, and she said the house had been ransacked. Still the police didn't see probable cause enough to break into the house. How could this girl know the house was ransacked, unless she had been inside? Maytee told Jane, also, the cabinets were opened.
This is proof she had been inside. Who is she? Is she more a friend to Johnny or one of Lisa's? I heard she was suppose to meet the couple that night. I heard some people were suppose to come over to play some pool. I heard this had already happened a few nights before. Play some pool or do something else?
"Investigators seized a variety of items from the home after the victims' bodies were found about 3:50 A.M. Monday - cell phones, wallets, articles of clothing, computers, and other items from which they hoped to lift fingerprints."
This upscale house in Springfield Township, Ohio is an unlikely location for a double homicide.
These are clues of some kind of drug activity. Not proof of drug activity, of course. The killers must have broke up the cell phones and tossed them around the house, but why? This signals some kind of rage to me. And was robbery their only motive? Not much, if anything, was taken from the house. It appears as if they were searching for cash. Maybe drugs as well.
And what about the manner of the young couple's death? This has the earmarks (to me) of a very professional and vindictive type of crime. Maytee believes it was premeditated. It looks that way to me as well. Robbery was a cover motive, not the real motive. Hatred and jealousy hits the mark better (for me)!
Maytee Vasquez, Johnny's mother, was interviewed on Issues Monday night. Maytee believes the murders were premeditated. I agree with her.
"Whoever did this was trying to make a statement of some kind." "These people are demons who did this." Words said by Maytee Vazquez to Jane Monday night. Johnny Clarke and Lisa Straub look like nice kids to me. But, and I speculate, it seems as if they were associated, perhaps indirectly (I don't know), with some NOT SO NICE KIDS. In my mind, only a career criminal (or criminals) could do this type of thing.
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