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Our investigation is getting closer and closer to solving the mysterious demise of Col. Philip Shue in a bizarre Texas car crash, April 16, 2003. We're now ready to offer a $100,000 reward to anyone who provides us with information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for this officer's mutilation and death.
MilitaryCorruption.com believes there are still individuals out there who may be able to provide the final clue we need to pressure law enforcement officials into launching a new probe into what really happened to the highly-respected Air Force psychiatrist.
Perhaps you worked with Col Shue and his nurse wife at Wilford Hall Medical Center in San Antonio; or at Travis AFB California or Eglin AFB in Florida during the 1990's. Maybe you are a hotel or motel clerk in San Antonio; a cashier or clerk at a bar or restaurant in the Boerne, Tex. area. If you saw or heard anything you think we need to know, contact us at once at firstname.lastname@example.org. Your name will be protected, and you'll be in the running for the reward money.
"SUICIDE" NOT THE REAL CAUSE OF COL SHUE'S DEATH
There has been a series of strange military deaths in the San Antonio area since the Col. Shue incident. First came the alleged "suicide" of USAF Lt. Col. Delores Anderson, former Lackland PAO, said to have knowledge of what really happened to Col. Shue. Next was the weird shooting death of retired Army Gen. Bernardo Negrete, fourth husband of the still-youthful and enigmatic Victoria Negrete. Then came the disturbing death of Air Force nurse Lt. Col. Cheryl Howard while undergoing routine surgery at Wilford Hall Medical Center. She too, we are told, knew of things that could have gotten her killed.
Finding out the truth in this case has been severely hampered by the knee-jerk "suicide" ruling from controversial Bexar County Medical Examiner Vincent DiMaio. The Air Force OSI (Office of Special Investigations) lost no time in seconding that specious finding, even though there were many indications Shue did not kill himself.
Former Kendall County Sheriff's Dept. Lt. and chief investigator Roger Anderson told MilitaryCorruption.com: "There's no way in my mind it was a suicide." The veteran cop, now retired, did his level best to get to the bottom of the case. That he didn't succeed was no fault of his.
It doesn't take a rocket scientist to realize that the colonel was unlikely to surgically slice off both his nipples, then slash a six-inch gash in his chest; neatly cut off one digit to a finger; sever part of an earlobe, and "aim" for a tree with his car while still wearing his seat-belt. In fact, we believe that seat belt was fastened for him by someone involved in his torture to "prop him up" behind the steering wheel of his car while he was still in a semi-conscious state.
All the mutilation on the colonel's body was similar to that done during Satanic rituals. And a key figure in this case was said to have been into witchcraft. Were these "cuttings" the result of that person's doing, or was it made to "look like" it was, for someone else's ulterior motive? We are not accusing anyone of anything, at this point, but we feel Col. Shue's wealthy widow - who became nearly $2 million richer upon his death - should take us up on our offer of a free polygraph test. After all, she was not administered one by the police, and Col. Shue's first wife Nancy, declined to take one, which is her right.
"EQUAL TIME, EQUAL SPACE" ON MCC FOR THE WIDOW SHUE
We have offered the Widow Shue on many occasions the opportunity to use our well-read pages to say anything she wishes about the case. One would think she would be delighted to set the record straight. Instead, she has viciously attacked the editor-in-chief of MilitaryCorruption.com, calling him a "coward," "sadistic predator," and committing flat-out libel and slander on her hometown blog when she wrote he could "proudly take his place with other serial killers like Ted Bundy, John Wayne Gacy and Jeffrey Dahmer."
Hmmmmm. Why the hostility when we have always agreed with the millionairess that her husband was not a suicide? Could there be some hidden reason she is becoming upset with the direction our investigation is taking? After all, we would be remiss not to "follow the money trail," wherever it led. To rule out any suspect from the start, no matter how slick they were at casting suspicion elsewhere, would be a big mistake.
Because of our large audience of readers, especially in the San Antonio, Tex. area, we get lots of communications that are not necessarily "signed." In fact, the OSI document we are about to quote here, came anonymously through the mail. There was no return address. However, we have verified the document's authenticity.
The AFOSI FORM 40, JUL 92 (EF) is dated 1 Jul 03, almost two months after the death of Col. Shue. The contents of an agent interview with the colonel's former commanding officer at Travis AFB was so striking, we wonder out loud why the OSI did not rescind their "suicide" stance and investigate Shue's death as other than an "accident" or self-destruction?
You can be the judge, for we are now going to quote "verbatim" the key paragraph on this document that will be very unpleasant reading for Tracy Shue. We contacted the senior officer interviewed by telephone at his home in the northwest United States and he confirmed the words were his and he stood by them. [This officer, a retired colonel, was Chief of the Mental Health Dept. at Travis AFB California, between 1994 - 1996 and knew both Philip and Tracy Shue "socially and professionally" over that three year period.]
With that said, here it is. We will withhold the name of the agent and the colonel interviewed except to give his initials as WB. By doing so, we are sure OSI knows we know we have a genuine document - not stolen or purloined, but sent us "over the transom" by someone who thought we needed to know it's contents. As for the Widow Shue, she may recognize the officer interviewed, but we choose to protect his identity from public disclosure.
DAMAGING DOCUMENT UNDERCUTS CLAIMS OF MARITAL BLISS
"Regarding Tracy Shue, (WB) added that she was very smart, socially intuitive, but very deceptive. He said she has manipulated "the "system" in the past to get what she wants . . .she will go up the chain of command hastily if things are not going her way until she finds someone to agree with her on her issues. (WB) said Shue "loves expensive things" and would "demand her husband buy her things. "Col. Shue would always spend money on her to make her happy," even though the colonel often didn't have the money to spare. (WB) related this caused a "dysfunctional marriage" between them that they (allegedly) tried to keep hidden from their neighbors."
Keep in mind, this recollection covered the period 1994 - 1996, a short time after Philip and Tracy Shue were married. Col. Shue died years later, with both his ex and present wife collecting huge sums of money in life insurance proceeds.
We can't help but recall Tracy Shue gushing to us about her "perfect marriage" - that Col Shue was her "soul mate" and that they "couldn't have been happier." A friend of Shue's even went as far as to describe them as, and we quote, "lovebirds." We wonder what cynical old Willie Shakespeare would have thought of that? He had something to say, you may remember, about women who "doth protest too much."
Surely the document quoted above should have sent up "red flags" all over the place at OSI. But was it simply easier to just go with the suicide ruling and not spend time, money and effort to find out the real story? It happens in the military all the time. As long as it is possible that someone has gotten away with a horrific crime, however, we think the matter ought to be looked at. If Tracy Shue is innocent, as we hope she is, then she deserves to have her name cleared of all suspicion. But if she turns out to be the female equivalent of Scott Peterson, we sadly conclude that justice must run its course.
[EDITOR'S NOTE: To whom it may concern: Beefed up security measures have been taken around the home of our editor-in-chief. His guarded residence is in Maricopa County, protected by America's toughest sheriff, Joe Arpaio. Any attempt at a repeat of the Don Bolles incident will be met by the most serious consequences. You have been warned.]