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138. Body in a Barrel (1)
George Gobel thinks that he might have helped
his own sister’s body. George told police that
his brother-in-law Russell had asked him to help
a big metal barrel out of his house. “
’ll buy you a case of Bud,” Russell promised.
barrel was in the master bedroom. George remembers
when he was looking at the barrel, he
to ask Russell, “Where’s Staci?” Russell told him
she was out shopping.
Oddly, the barrel was
to the touch. “What’s in here?” George asked.
said it was just some old rags and
parts. He wanted to get rid of them
he had heard that spontaneous combustion could occur.
said that he thought it might be occurring
that very moment.
The barrel was very heavy.
asked Russell if the whole engine was inside
barrel. Russell just grunted. Once they got it
, they rolled it to the back of Russell’s
truck. George helped Russell position a metal motorcycle
behind the truck, and they pushed the barrel
up into the bed of the pickup. When
finished, George told Russell that this was a “
case” move, meaning two cases of Budweiser. Russell
him no problem.