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post Aug 30 2012, 01:48 PM
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By Erica Morse
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Updated 12:35pm CST, August 30th, 2012

(MPN) – The Michigan City, IN, Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a woman missing since early Sunday morning.

Twenty-nine year-old Candi Brown Morris was last seen shortly before 1:00am Sunday near Holliday Street and North Carroll Avenue in Michigan City. Her silver 2004 Pontiac Grand Am was later recovered by the MCPD in the parking lot of Three Sheets Bar and Grill on West Barker Avenue.

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Candi did not show up for a probation appointment Monday morning, and her family subsequently reported her missing. One person has confirmed to MPN that the young wife and mother of three was wearing an ankle bracelet, and that police were able to track her location throughout the weekend. However, the battery in the tether is no longer active, and authorities are unable to determine her whereabouts. Candi is a receptionist for Auto Couture, on East Michigan Blvd., in Michigan City, and her friends and co-workers have been distributing her picture and information furiously on FaceBook since her disappearance over the weekend. Those close to her say she would not willingly leave behind her family, friends, job — and most of all — her three children; and her loved ones fear she is in grave danger.Christine Salzer, Founder of “Moms on a Mission,” runs a local volunteer organization for missing persons, and her team is assisting the family in their search for Candi. “Right now, we are working with Candi’s family to gather information, and provide supportive resources, as well as working to raise immediate community awareness,” Salzer told MPN. “Our focus right now is to ensure Candi’s family has every resource available – from distribution of fliers and posters to search efforts – that is available to every family with a missing person.”The Michigan City Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance with any information which may lead them to Candi’s whereabouts. The over 400 “shares” of her picture on FaceBook thus far have already generated some new information, as one Michigan City resident saw her picture on the site and contacted MCPD with new details.

“Right now, the most important thing is to continue distributing Candi’s picture as much as possible,” Salzer told MPN. “We will be releasing more information about how the community can assist in search efforts in the upcoming days, but right now, awareness is key.”

A FaceBook page has been set up to distribute information and search details with the community.

Anyone with information as to Candi Brown Morris’ whereabouts is asked to contact Detective Jason Holaway at the Michigan City, IN, Police Department, at (219) 874-3221.
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By Erica Morse
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Updated 9:30pm CST, August 31st, 2012

(MPN) – As volunteers prepare to conduct a full grid search tomorrow for Candi Sue Brown Morris, rumors are running rampant throughout the small tourist town of Michigan City, IN, as to the missing woman’s whereabouts.

In the last 48 hours, gossip has plagued the case surrounding missing 29-year-old wife and mother Candi Brown Morris, as word of a recent discovery spread throughout the town. MPN has confirmed the missing woman’s wallet, purse, and work cell phone were located in a dumpster behind Reilly’s Sports Bar (formerly Sullivan’s) on Franklin Street earlier this week. That discovery comes after a Michigan City resident saw the missing woman’s picture on FaceBook and called the MCPD with information about the wallet and other belongings. Additionally, Candi’s silver 2004 Pontiac Grand Am was located this week as well, in the parking lot of Three Sheets Bar and Grill on West Barker Avenue.


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Additional rumors have surfaced in the last two days, about the alleged discovery of the missing woman’s body in dumpsters behind local bars. One source confirmed to MPN this evening that the Michigan City Police Department has denied any discovery of Candi’s body behind Reilly’s Bar and Grill or any other location. A separate rumor about the woman’s body being found in a dumpster behind Decoy’s Bar and Grill on Hwy. 20 in Michigan City is also unfounded. MPN spoke with Decoy’s co-owner Gordon “Don” Gardner, who confirmed all rumors about a discovery in his parking lot and/or dumpster are “completely false.” Gardner also stated, “We’ve heard conflicting reports about discoveries at Reilly’s earlier in the day, but we’ve also heard the rumors about our bar. I can confirm – 100% – that nothing has been found out here, and no police have been here to look for anything out of the ordinary.”Since Candi’s disappearance, speculation has overwhelmed the case, but that’s a welcome distraction for the missing woman’s family and friends. As searchers prepare to disperse throughout the small town known for it’s outdoor shopping mall, state prison, and “the casino”, several areas have piqued the searchers’ interests. One call to MPN yesterday immediately after our story was published generated a tip near the intersection of West Pahs Road and the Cleveland Road extension off U.S. Interstate Hwy. 20. A Michigan City resident reported seeing turkey buzzards near the intersection in a wooded area; after search teams scoured that section of land, it was determined a recent deer had been deceased on the property.

“That call, however, reminded us that the smallest of clues can warrant a search,” said Christine Salzer, Founder of LaPorte County’s missing persons’ organization, ‘Moms on a Mission’. “The family wants to hear everything related to a possible location, and if there’s nothing discovered, it means we can eliminate — or clear — the area, moving on to the next,” Salzer told MPN.

Although no suspect has been named as of yet, MPN can confirm two males close to the missing woman were requested to submit to polygraph examinations earlier today at the Michigan City Police Department. It has not yet been determined if the two men appeared for those exams.

Candi Sue Brown Morris is 5’4″ tall, weighing 130 pounds, with blonde hair and blue eyes. She was last seen at approximately 12:50am on Sunday morning, near Holliday Street and North Carroll Avenue in Michigan City.

Anyone who wishes to participate or volunteer with search efforts is asked to call the Candi Brown Morris search team coordinator at (219) 379-4091. Anyone with information as to the whereabouts of Candi is asked to contact Detective Jason Holaway at (219) 874-3221.

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Despite rumors, missing Indiana woman has yet to be found
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November 30, 2012 by victimsnewsonline

By Erica Morse
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Updated 3:40pm CST, November 30th, 2012

A woman walked into a gas station in Michigan City, Indiana, and told clerks behind the counter she had located clothing belonging to a missing woman.

In the same town, one day later, a relative of the missing woman received a phone call that her body had been located in a storage unit.

Yet another person claims to have seen her walking around her hometown, reportedly darting in and out of convenience stores and supermarkets, undetected.

And in a fourth scenario, one man – via FaceBook – claims to know the location of the missing woman, asserts she is alive and well, and taunts searchers by refusing to tell them her alleged location.

These are the “rumors” circulating about 29-year-old wife and mother Candi Morris Brown, who disappeared around 1AM on Sunday morning, August 26th, 2012. Although it was originally reported Candi was last seen in the area of Holliday Street and North Carroll Avenue, it is now believed her last location may have actually been in neighboring Pines, IN.Candi Sue Brown Morris pic

Search teams have scoured The Town of Pines and its vicinity, although the terrain is difficult to navigate at times. From sand dunes to a toxic coal ash plume, a former landfill to multiple abandoned buildings, The Town of Pines — while small — is an extensive area to cover.

The Michigan City Police Department has held multiple public searches for Candi, including one which entailed volunteers on foot, ATV, horseback and helicopter, and numerous scent and cadaver dogs. It was, by far, the most extensive search ever conducted in the small lake tourist town for a missing person.

Detectives on the case indicated in an earlier interview they were — and are — “covering all bases.” Corporal Jason Holaway with the Michigan City Police Department told Victims News Online he and his partner were following up on “every lead,” and had interviewed “dozens of possible witnesses.” And although the young woman was wearing an ankle monitor at the time of her disappearance, the police were unable to track her through that device.

To authorities, searchers, and — most importantly, Candi’s family — the constant “rumors” about where she may be and what may have happened are not only frustrating, but time-consuming. Christine Salzer, Founder of Moms on a Mission, is the lead advocate on Candi’s case, having been asked by her family to assist with the search. Salzer and her team have been working directly with the MCPD to organize search efforts, flyer distributions, and to assist in aiding the family with everyday needs.

“It’s beyond frustrating to try and weed through the rumors circulating around town, while still trying to keep her family focused on bringing her home,” Salzer said. “And there are so many possible scenarios which could have led to Candi’s disappearance, that we’re trying to stay focused on where to search, and how to find her.”

Those “many possible scenarios” — while sensitive to discuss — are critical pieces of the puzzle to have if Candi is to be found. While some close to the missing woman are now prepared to come forward — despite the consequences — others would prefer the details of Candi’s environment be kept quiet. However, with the blessing of Candi’s husband, David Morris, Victims News Online has pieced together some of the possible reasons for his wife’s disappearance.

At the time she vanished, Candi was a receptionist for Auto Couture, a small car dealership on Michigan Boulevard. “The Boulevard”, as it is known to locals, has a decades-long history of theft, drug use, drug sales, and overall crime. Several people have come forward to Victims News Online, alleging Candi’s employment was one possible reason for her disappearance. As noted in documents by the State of Indiana Auto Dealer Services Division, Auto Couture’s license was recently revoked. Candi photo cropped

However, owner Edgar “Eddie” Couture, insists that nothing took place at his business which would have led to Candi’s disappearance.

“I was fined $7,300 earlier this year, and could not afford to pay the fines,” Couture told Victims News Online. “Therefore, I chose to voluntarily relinquish my license to the state, and that is the reason Auto Couture shut its doors. There was no illegal activity taking place in my business, and nothing that happened there resulted in Candi’s disappearance. She was one of the best employees I’ve ever had, and every customer treated her with the utmost respect and kindness.”

This is one of the “finger-pointing” scenarios which is frustrating to those looking for Candi. Rumors are not only rampant in the small Lake Michigan town, but are especially difficult to navigate if those looking for her are to get to the truth.

Another scenario points to the woman possibly being involved in narcotic pill distribution, with a possible addiction herself. Friends and relatives of the missing woman have stated — on the record — that Candi had an issue with pills and alcohol. However, others dispute those claims as well, as those who worked with her insist she showed no signs of “using” while on the job.

“Candi was professional and ‘with it’ every day,” Couture stated. “If she had a problem with pills, I never saw it. What she did after 5pm was not known to me, but in terms of her employment, I never witnessed anything that led me to believe she was using.”

If that is the case, then why was Candi Morris Brown on an ankle monitor, reporting to a probation officer, and attending drug classes? ”I feel the system failed her in every way,” David Morris stated. “Probation failed her, the state failed her, and now she’s gone. They even issued a warrant for her arrest right before she disappeared, but let her go in lieu of drug classes. If someone had done their job(s) better, my wife may not be missing.”

Then there’s the story about possible arguments with her husband, David, and an alleged affair with a man named “Ty.” Multiple sources close to the woman claim Candi was unhappy with her current relationship(s), but those assertions have also been disputed.

“Like every married couple, Candi and I had our disagreements,” David Morris stated. “But those who know us know those rumors aren’t true, and that I wouldn’t hurt Candi.”

Victims News Online has learned at least one search warrant has been executed in Candi’s case. That warrant allowed detectives to search the home of a possible person of interest, which was confirmed by David Morris. The residence searched was that of ”Ty,” the last known person to see Candi on the evening of her disappearance, although authorities have not yet released details related to that search. “I saw the search warrant and read every word,” David stated. “They definitely did a search.”

And lastly, one person has come forward to claim she located a black “cami” shirt — identical to the one Candi was last reported wearing — and asserts she turned it over to the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Park Rangers, who then allegedly turned it over to local authorities. However, requests for comment from both entities have gone unreturned.

Those close to Candi — and the search for her — are frustrated at the lack of information. Many fear her case is going “cold,” and are asking for the media to continue sharing her story, and to let the public know she is still missing, despite the rumors surrounding the case.

While there are several possible scenarios which may have led to Candi’s disappearance, her family is clear on one point: they want her home, and are willing to do anything necessary to achieve that goal. A loving wife and mother of three children, those closest to her miss her terribly, and do not want people to forget she is missing. While the allegations inside this article may be detrimental to some, those who love Candi only care about finding her and bringing closure to this situation.

Missy Adams, one of Candi’s closest girlfriends, told Victims News Online that she doesn’t care about anything other than finding her friend. “The rumors are driving everyone nuts, and there’s so much finger-pointing going on,” Adams stated. “All I care about is finding Candi, and I don’t care whose business has to come out into the open for it to happen.”

Despite the finger-pointing and the rumors, there is one thing everyone can agree on, and that is Candi would have never willingly walked out on her children. “Candi loved those boys more than anything,” Eddie Couture told Victims News Online. “Under no circumstance would she ever leave them willingly. If she was separated from her boys, it was because someone separated her from them.”

Candi’s husband, David, agrees. “A lot of stuff isn’t adding up,” David said. “But I’m not concerned with what other people think or say – I care about my wife, my three step-sons, and my mother-in-law. If people had come clean from the beginning, maybe we wouldn’t be here three months’ later, not knowing.”

A FaceBook page has been set up to distribute information and search details within the community, and searchers — and family — continue to encourage any and all leads as to her possible whereabouts.

Candi Sue Brown Morris is 5’4″ tall, weighing 130 pounds, with blonde hair and blue eyes. She is also described as having “several tattoos”. Anyone with information as to Candi’s whereabouts is asked to contact Detective Jason Holaway at the Michigan City, IN, Police Department, at (219) 874-3221.

“I just want to know where my wife is, David Morris said. “I feel there is someone out there within her circle of friends who knows more about that night than they’re saying. At this point, I say we put all the rumors out there, and let the chips fall where they may.”
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MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. -- ABC57 has uncovered a web of new developments in the case of missing Michigan City woman. Candi Brown disappeared in August of 2012.
Candi’s husband, 30-year-old David Morris, started a relationship with 30-year-old Anna Reeves few weeks after her disappearance, according to family members.
Morris’ new girlfriend was found dead last Friday.
Autopsy results have not been released from either case--but according to Candi’s family, Reeves was part of the search team looking for Candi.
That's where Reeves met Morris and they started a relationship.
"Fifteen, sixteen days afterwards they decided they were a couple,” said Rick Brown, Candi’s uncle.
Rick says he was angry when Morris started a relationship with Reeves.
"If my wife was missing, having another relationship would be the farthest thing from my mind,” said Rick.
Morris and Reeves moved in together.
Last Friday Reeves was found dead at her home the same day human remains were found in Pines.
"The day she dies, they find Candi's remains? Something smells here but I'm no detective and I am no cop,” said Rick.
The remains have not been identified yet.
According to charging documents Morris was in court Thursday on accusations he beat Reeves in February.
We went to David Morris’ home to speak with him, but he did not answer.
Candi’s family says they won’t rest until they figure out who was involved in her disappearance.
Family members said Morris took a polygraph test, but police aren't commenting.
Morris hasn't been arrested or charged for either the death or the disappearance.
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By Erica Morse
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Updated 12:25 a.m., May 22, 2013
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Editor’s note: this report includes opinions from the victim’s loved ones, as well as independent Statement Analysis by consultant Peter Hyatt. All opinions expressed here are those of their writers/originators, and do not necessarily reflect those of Victims News Online or its Publisher. The documents provided in this report have been obtained through the Indiana Public Records Act.


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(VNO) — As loved ones of a missing Indiana woman await more information regarding the recent discovery of human remains, new details have come to light about those closest to her.

Speculation and finger-pointing continue to run amok in the case of missing Candi Morris, while police continue to remain mum about any new developments in the case.

Twenty-nine year-old Candi Sue Brown Morris disappeared on Sunday, August 26, 2012, from Michigan City, Indiana. The last reported sighting of her was in the area of Holliday Street and North Carroll Avenue around 1:00 a.m.; however, the last known cell phone ping from one of Candi’s two phones allegedly came from the neighboring town of Pines, Indiana, approximately 45 minutes’ later.

Since Candi’s disappearance, several people have come under scrutiny; as a follow-up to our November 2012 look at the potential theories as to why Candi may have vanished, we’ve uncovered new details about those closest to her.

Multiple theories were featured in our November 2012 article; and now, new developments in those theories may have more to tell about Candi Brown’s disappearance than ever.

David Morris, the husband of missing Candi, began a romantic relationship with another woman shortly after his wife’s disappearance. That did not sit well with Candi’s family and some of her friends, who felt his ability to move on so quickly may have indicated involvement with his wife’s disappearance. However, it was also common knowledge amongst those close to her that Candi Brown Morris was having an affair with a man named Tyrone at the time of her disappearance.

David Morris continues to assert that his new relationship “by no means undermines his love for Candi.”


Loved ones of missing Candi Sue Brown Morris gathered at a prayer vigil on Lake Michigan last fall. Photo/ Singing Sands Photography
However, on May 3, 2013, the new woman in David Morris’ life was found deceased — by Morris — in the home where the couple lived in Michigan City, Indiana. Twenty-nine year-old Anna Reeves passed away unexpectedly; and from the moment of her death, speculation from all sides began hitting David Morris.

Through tears, Morris made the following statement via phone to VNO earlier today:


Anna Reeves
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The biggest thing about Anna was her heart; and she understood and accepted my love for Candi, and worked as hard as anyone to find her. After we got together, Anna started working with detectives, even harder than me and Christine (Moms on a Mission) at some times. That’s how far she went to find Candi. People don’t understand the scenario, working hard around the clock, to find Candi, while getting closer to Anna. No matter how it seems to other people, it was one hell of a thing. To find someone who understood that — and worked so hard to find my missing wife — I was so blessed.”

Even now with Anna, we know how she passed, and imagine me having to find out her about her funeral in a newspaper. People think I’ve done something to Anna, and some people know the truth, but won’t put it out there. I don’t understand it and never will. I wish we could all see things the same way, but we can’t right now. I appreciate everyone who’s had my back, but we need answers. I need answers.

The love that I have for the two most beautiful souls (Candi and Anna) will never go away; it will never fade away. The night before Anna passed, she gave me a card and wrote a note in it. The note meant everything in and of itself; it said, ‘Thank you for being a great Dad to my son, even though he’s not yours.”‘It was just out of the blue, and it just let me know how big her heart was. She was always thinking about other people.”
Anna Reeves’ death was investigated by the Michigan City Police Department; and although they have not yet publicly released the findings of that investigation, Victims News Online has received confirmation from several sources close to Anna Reeves that she died from an undiagnosed heart condition.

I can’t tell anyone how to feel or think, but the only thing I ask of anyone is this: what would you feel in this situation?, David Morris said. ” Think about how would you be if someone called you a murderer. Someone made you look like you did something and you know you didn’t. And you have this feeling like you’re the worst person in the world, or the unluckiest person in the world. I go places, people stare at me; I get looked at. Until you experience that, there’s no way anyone can tell me how you would feel.”
Because the autopsy report has not yet been made public, speculation as to whether or not David Morris had anything to do with his wife’s disappearance – or the death of his live-in girlfriend — has intensified since the day his girlfriend died.

The reason? An unexpected discovery made only 10 hours after Anna Reeves’ death.

At approximately 2:30 p.m. on May 3, 2013, human remains were discovered less than 1/8 of a mile from where search teams halted efforts for Candi in winter 2012; due to the location of the remains, many are fearful they do belong to missing wife and mother, Candi Sue Brown Morris.

With his girlfriend deceased, and his wife’s suspected remains located the same day, David Morris suddenly became the perfect suspect.


David and Candi Morris
Photo/David Morris
Or did he?

Our team has interviewed Morris extensively since his wife’s disappearance; both via phone and in-person at the home he shared with Reeves in Michigan City. During those interviews, Morris not only asserted his innocence, but told our team he has passed a voice stress test and has fully cooperated with police. Morris continues to voice his concerns over what may have happened to his wife; and fears her disappearance may have been tied to either her then-boyfriend or her job.

In November 2012, Morris told Victims News Online,

I just want to know where my wife is; I feel there is someone out there within her circle of friends who knows more about that night than they’re saying. At this point, I say we put all the rumors out there, and let the chips fall where they may.”
In order to sort out the details — with the blessing of David Morris – our team explored several possible theories surrounding her disappearance in November 2012.

At this time, we have still been unable to interview Candi’s former boyfriend, Tyrone; and are, therefore, unable to confirm or refute his version of events. However, David Morris was reportedly not the last person to see his wife the night she disappeared. According to his own admission, it was Candi’s then-boyfriend, Tyrone. Tyrone Harris was with Candi shortly before 1:00 a.m. on the evening of August 25, 2013. She reportedly dropped Harris off at his home on Pleasant Street in Michigan City. It was around that time Candi made her last phone call, to a friend.

To missing persons’ advocates assisting on the Candi Morris case and the Candice Shields’ case — it was difficult to ignore the possible similarities between the disappearances of the two “Candi’s”.

Was Candi Morris’ disappearance, perhaps, a case of jealousy from a boyfriend, just like murdered Texas mother Candice Shields? Did Candi’s disappearance have something to do with a potential pregnancy? Several people close to Candi Brown Morris have asserted the young wife and mother was reportedly pregnant at the time she vanished.

In addition to David Morris and Tryone Harris, a third person stands out as possibly having more information about what may have happened to Candi on the night she disappeared. Our team now believes we have contradicted statements made to this editor during an on-the-record interview by Candi’s former boss, Edgar “Eddie” Couture, which now leads to speculation by some that Mr. Couture has been less than forthcoming.

At the time of her disappearance, Candi was the secretary for Auto Couture, a now-defunct car dealership located on Michigan City’s east side, in an area known as “The Boulevard”. From the beginning, David Morris — and several of Candi’s friends — have vocalized their concerns to our team that her job may have played a role in her disappearance.

In addition to her husband, two additional sources alleged to Victims News Online in October 2012 that — during her employment — Candi Brown Morris was knowingly participating in the doctoring of temporary license plates, and/or vehicle registrations. These sources — who have asked to remain anonymous — described what they believed was Candi’s role in the alleged fraud.

The sources claimed the vehicles involved in this alleged fraud were purchased at auctions throughout the state of Indiana; and they affirm there may have been a secondary effort they called, “running of cars”, and claim Candi had full knowledge of the goings-on at the dealership.

In an effort to confirm or deny those allegations, our team began digging into Auto Couture, and discovered some damning information which has now been made public.

In our first article, we published a court document showing that Auto Couture’s dealer license was in jeopardy. On September 7, 2012, the Indiana Auto Dealer’s Division filed an order of revocation, alleging violations of the Indiana Motor Vehicle Manufacturer’s, Distrbutor’s and Dealer’s Act, Indiana code 9-23-2. The order further stated that, “…grounds exist under the Act that Auto Couture’s license be temporarily revoked…and that such an order is in the public interest.”

Couture was given 15 days to respond to the charges; but he did not. Instead, Auto Couture’s doors abruptly closed in October 2012 and the dealership was sold to Eddie Couture’s now-former sister-in-law, Lara Sanchez. Sanchez is the sister of Couture’s ex-wife — the couple’s marriage was dissolved in April 2013. The following month, the dealership re-opened under a new name in the same location, now called MC EZ Auto.

However, MC EZ Auto has also been in trouble with the Indiana Auto Dealer’s Division, as their initial license (filed in November 2012) was originally denied after investigators discovered the familial connection. The affidavit claims Lara Sanchez failed to disclose her former previous employment status with Auto Couture, and the fact that she had lent “start-up” money to its previous owners. MC EZ Auto is currently operating on a probationary license, pending further review by the state of Indiana.

Because of the sudden closure of the business and allegations from Candi’s loved ones that something was amiss in her workplace, we attempted to get to the bottom of the situation when we spoke with Mr. Couture via phone.

Edgar “Eddie” Couture told Victims News Online that the closing of his business was completely unrelated to Candi’s disappearance, and that his reasons had only to do with money:

I was fined $7,300 earlier this year, and could not afford to pay the fines,” Couture told Victims News Online. “Therefore, I chose to voluntarily relinquish my license to the state, and that is the reason Auto Couture shut its doors. There was no illegal activity taking place in my business, and nothing that happened there resulted in Candi’s disappearance. She was one of the best employees I’ve ever had, and every customer treated her with the utmost respect and kindness.”
However, Victims News Online has uncovered new documents recently released from the State of Indiana’s Auto Dealership Division, contradicting that statement.

Auto Couture was ordered to cease operations after its dealer license was permanently revoked, following Couture’s failure to respond to the September 2012 revocation order. Furthermore, the State of Indiana found that an investigation into sales records at Couture’s dealership showed:

“…In at least twenty-two (22) vehicle transactions, AC (Auto Couture) failed to properly deliver title to the respective vehicle purchaser.”

“Additionally, (the investigator) discovered two interim plates issued by Auto Couture had been altered using white-out to cover the vehicle make and color information listed on the plate.”
Further investigation also showed that at least one customer was given three interim plates by Auto Couture…

In order to allow (customer) to continue to drive his vehicle while avoiding the need to title and register the vehicle.
The evidence is overwhelming, according to the sworn statement provided by the state investigator who conducted the audit at the dealership, just 18 days before Candi Sue Brown Morris disappeared.

Candi’s husband, David, recalls multiple occasions prior to her disappearance when she reportedly brought title and vehicle registration paperwork from the dealership into their home, and discussed — with him — possible problems at work surrounding titles and temporary plates. In January 2013, Morris told our team there were documents from the dealership in the couple’s bedroom when his wife disappeared, but he believes his mother-in-law may have inadvertently disposed of them in the trash a few weeks after Candi’s disappearance.

And David Morris told us he recalls his wife saying, just weeks prior to her disappearance, that “Something big was about to go down at Auto Couture.”

In addition to revoking his license, the state of Indiana ordered Edgar “Eddie” Couture to pay a civil penalty of $15,000, and relinquish all monies received while operating as a dealer.

Those findings squarely dispute Couture’s reasoning in the November 2012 interview as to why he shut his doors.

So we took these inconsistencies to an expert, and asked him to weigh in on the situation. Statement analysis consultant Peter Hyatt reviewed the comment provided to us by Edgar Couture, and shared his opinions. Hyatt has analyzed thousands of statements from persons and non-persons of interest in missing persons’ cases, and uses the SCAN method in determining truth versus deception.

It is to be noted that statement analysis is more accurate when the reviewer is provided with a complete list of questions and answers, as in a full-length interview. The feedback provided here is only meant to analyze the words used in Couture’s response. Victims News Online provided only the November 2012 statement to Mr. Hyatt, with the request of simple word analysis, and did not provide the victim’s name, or any case details.

(Couture’s statements are in italic; statement analysis is below each sentence in bold.)

I was fined $7,300 earlier this year, and could not afford to pay the fines,” he told Victims News Online. “Therefore, I chose to voluntarily relinquish my license to the state, and that is the reason my company shut its doors.
He has the need to explain shutting down. Shutting down is sensitive to him, but we do not know why.
“There was no illegal activity taking place in my business.”
There may be things outside his business that are illegal.
“And nothing that happened there resulted in her disappearance.”
Did something happen elsewhere? Was he personally accused? Because if he was, he is not denying it. He is only denying “illegal” activities and at the specific location.
“She was one of the best employees I’ve ever had, and every customer treated her with the utmost respect and kindness.”
She “was”? Have police said that she might be dead? (This is a reference to Statement Analysis’ breakdown of persons referring to the victim in the past tense before authorities indicate he/she is actually deceased).Note that every customer treated her? EVERY customer? I can see co-workers, but customers? Are they all known?
After dissecting the statement, the following synopsis was provided by Hyatt:

If he knows the accusation, we can say “he avoids saying the simple, “I didn’t cause her disappearance” in his statement. We look for a reliable denial to be made, while freely speaking on his own, following our principle that if a person is unwilling or unable to say he did not do it, we are not permitted to say it for him.”
In light of this new information, Candi’s husband wants answers, and hopes this new information may finally lead to knowing what happened to his wife.

I’m not pointing fingers or making accusations; what good would that do? It wouldn’t bring either one of them back to me, but we need answers. I need answers. The public needs answers.”
—– David Morris
The Michigan City Police Department did not respond to a request for comment about this new information. Candi Sue Brown Morris remains classified as “missing”, and police are still seeking details about her disappearance. Anyone with information regarding Candi Morris is asked to call the Michigan City Police Department at (219) 874-3221.
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On May 3rd 2013 the Michigan City Police Department was called to 2013 Buffalo Street reference to a female subject that was discovered to be in bed unresponsive. Upon Officer Anna Painter’s arrival CPR was started and continued until the Michigan City Fire Department arrived and they took over CPR.

The female was identified as Anna Reeves whom was unable to be resuscitated. An investigation was started into the death of Anna Reeves and numerous people were interviewed. An autopsy was scheduled by the LaPorte County Coroner’s Office and was conducted on May 8th 2013. According to the Autopsy Report the manner of death was accidental due to acute mixed drug intoxication (Overdose).

The Michigan City Police Department encourages the public to call the Crime Tip Hotline (219) 873-1488 with information regarding criminal activity.

Police Chief Mark Swistek and Mayor Ron Meer would like to express their appreciation for everyone’s help in this effort and their condolences to the family of Anna Reeves.
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A funeral service has been planned for Candi Brown Morris, at Root Funeral Home (312 E 7th St, Michigan City, IN), on Saturday the 28th of September. All who knew Candi, her family, her friends, helped search for her, and helped pray for her in our time of anguish and uncertainty are welcome. The Morris and Brown families would like to thank everyone for their prayers and kindness during such a difficult time. Thank you for being so very kind.
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http://www.abc57.com/news/local/Brown-fami...-225741791.html

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MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. – Saturday friends and family in Michigan City finally got to say goodbye to Candi Brown at her funeral. The 31-year-old disappeared in August 2012 and her remains were found in May 2013.

Now her family wants to know when police are going to arrest the mother of three’s killer.

It’s been over four months since 31-year-old Candi Brown’s remains were discovered in the woods at the corner of County Line Road and Chandler Road near the town of Pines.

Brown’s family finally held a funeral Saturday.

“At least she has been able to be put to rest,” said Candi Brown’s uncle Rick Brown.

Her uncle Ricky told ABC 57 the family still cannot close this tragic chapter of their lives because police still have not caught Candi’s killer.

“We still have not got any idea who done it or the cause of death yet,” said Ricky.

ABC57 called the Michigan City Police Department to see where they are in terms of Brown’s investigation and although the lead investigator was not in, the officer on duty did tell me so far they have not made any arrests.

Ricky says police have been working around the clock to get justice for Candi Brown and her family.

“They are keeping us up on everything,” said Ricky.

But he thinks because her body took so long to locate—police are having a harder time

“With the body being out there for almost a year, through the winter, the rain and everything, I do not see how much evidence they could actually get,” said Ricky.

They just do not want this to become another unsolved case.

“I just do not want this to turn out like another Rita Risener. You know taking 20 years,” said Ricky.

Ricky is asking anyone with information to please contact the Michigan City Police Department.
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This story is going to be featured tonight on a documentary.

https://tvcrimesky.com/2019/04/17/see-no-ev...Wfq9E2B9Ep7SykU

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Hufracio Arteaga’s murder case airs on ID’s See No Evil tonight. Hufracio Arteaga, a Michigan City, Indiana car dealer, was stabbed to death by 45-year-old David Morris, an acquaintance who worked odd jobs at the dealership. The show title is “Michigan City Murder.” See No Evil airs Wednesday, April 17 at 9/8 p.m. Central on Investigation Discovery (ID).


In the spring of 2016, businessman Hufracio Arteaga is found dead in his popular car dealership in Michigan City, Indiana. Police have no clues. But video surveillance cameras near the crime scene leads them straight to the vicious killer.
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