Then she sent me more info.
At the time of writing this (Wed evening) I currently have somewhere around 30 individual Chrome Tab pages open, all in 'researching' this .... person.
Thats Melissa Sawiki, there with her tongue out trying to lick her fiancée. She's about 18 years old, engaged to the guy you see peeking out of the cropped picture there, lives in Albion, Michigan, and according to her twitter page, is horse obsessed!!!! mustang breeder!!! twilight/vampire obsessed. The Mustang Breeder Part is a decent enough clue - though its like a very small hair in the bigger scope of the entire murder case.
I am going to do my best to sort through all of this so it makes sense to you. I will also warn you, this may end up being very long - I will do my best to keep it from running into novel length, but there is TON of info I found, and want to share.
The Craigslist ad (the text of which will be green) that was sent to me was a sale ad for three horses. The highlight was that the mare had just delivered, and she was already trying to sell the mare. I am not even sure If I can post a screenshot of the ad because the ad is HUGE. I'll copy the text over though. The entire mood of the ad was "get them the f**k out of here". Ya, that sounds like a horse obsessed!!!! person, doesn't it? But thats not where this story ends.
Heck, it hasn't even started yet.
There are also Horseclicks.com ads, which will look like this.
This is Cyclone, one of the three. He's a black, (Now 5) but is currently being advertised as a 4 year old. He is of course, a BLM mustang stallion.
To the left it shows him with a saddle and bridle. The tacked up picture was taken from the CL ad, and off of another ad. The picture on the right was taken from here. In each ad, (there are several) the price is never the same. $500 in one, up to $700 for another.
Cyclone (cyclonic destruction)- black stud. blue roan genes. green broke. asking 500$ comes with his papers and possibly a halter. make me an offer!!! he is a proven stud and one of his babies is a blue roan!
hes 14'2hhs and 4yrs old! very gentle not mean and my 8yr old niece and her friends are always leading him around and grooming him!!! not an aggressive stud! he must go within 2 weeks! or i take him to auction.
So, just between the two ads, you can see she can't really keep her stories straight. She's all over the place. She's got a third ad up for him here. In one he's listed as a 2006 foal, in another he's 2005? But she's got his papers!
Oh, and for the record - being able to impregnate a whole 3 mares does NOT make him a 'proven stud'!!!
There is, buried deep within that horseclicks ad, a link to a myspace page. Myspace usually drives me insane, but I had to look on this one. If you don't wish to, I don't blame you. All of the text on the page is size 1 text. I of course copied it into a word document, and made it a much more readable size - oh, I really wish I hadn't. Its CYCLONE's Myspace page. This is what she put for his "about me".
The Craigslist ad is disturbing though - the 'or I take him to auction' should be a huge, glaring, giant, massive red flag. This is Michigan, folks, a hop, skip, and a jump up to Canada - where Horse Slaughter IS legal. For some reason, I don't see Cyclone putting THAT on his Myspace page! I *wonder* why?
Another ad for the stallion:
i have a black mustang at stud, his fee is 75$ for this limited time only. he can be seen athttp://www.myspace.com/mustangatstud and i can be contacted at that or at email@example.com thnx!!! he is a all black mustang stud titled & papered to me he has red tints in his mane and tail. and has a scar on his shoulder from his captured days, its red. aswell. an lastly he has a perfect white cresant moon shaped marking on forehead (a star) he stands 14hh at 3yrs old. he is extremly fast for those barrel racers and hes very smart!!!! and has the cutest baby face with the sofest velvet fur!!! contact for more info!!! thnx so much ***located in Albion, MI*** may trade breedings for iteams wanted: driving buggy (for a 12hh donkey) harness set. wooden poles ( to extend corral) tack things, need bridals bits, saddles, blankets, saddle racks, brushes ext. thnx again!!!!
As crazy as the stud makes her sound - thats not even the WORST of this. Thats just the appetizer to the main course.
I was sent a series of emails upon my request (thank you oodles for them, you ladies know who you are) and my jaw just completely dropped to the floor like it *NEVER* has before - and folks, I see a TON of crap in my in-box. Sometimes I think I should post 2x a day just to keep up with it all.
So, fugly mustang half broke "proven stud" up there, who stands a very good chance of one day being dinner on somebody's plate overseas, was bred to the bay mare shown below.
Twisted Ellegance-Twist- bay and white mare. very gentle will be an easy breaker. shes scared and shy of some people a man beat her so she cowers from men and likes children and young adults better then adult men. 14'3-15hhs tall and 4yrs old. does not come with halter, but comes with papers. she stays until she has her baby and then next day shes gone. im asking 300$ for her. please offer. she doesnt leave here until she foals and foal doesnt go with her! no acceptions.
it would be nice to get these guys good home together!!!! someone who wants to put a little mustang blood in there breeding programs. these guys are pure mustang! bought as yearlings....
Bay mare is called Twisted Elegance, or Twist. Cyclone is standing next to her, and the silver dapple pony on her other side I'll get to in a minute. Twist has had a bit of drama this week. If you look closely, you can see a bit of a large belly on her. Thats the baby from when Melissa decided that those two mustangs needed to make another mustang! YEA!!
This is usually the part where I would say 'lets hope that the foal doesn't inherit those front legs on the mare' - but you know what, I can't.
When the same ladies that alerted me to this ad contacted Melissa, they got an answer back that nobody expected.
The craigslist ad was posted 2010-06-14, 10:25AM EDT. Below is the series of emails back and forth between our readers and Melissa, who apparently goes by Momo? Please note that I am NOT editing out a single thing, save for emails and identities. Pay attention to the time stamps on the emails themselves. Red is Melissa, Blue is our Reader.
Folks, I am in the process of writing a novel in my 'spare time'. I couldn't Make This Stuff Up, even for the book!
dateMon, Jun 14, 2010 at 8:24 PM
subjectRe: Mare for sale
foal is miscarred! and its her 1st foal wtf? u want her?
dateMon, Jun 14, 2010 at 8:38 PM
subjectRe: Mare for sale
Your ad was posted as of 10.25AM today and is written as if the foal hasn't been born... So, the mare miscarried today??
dateMon, Jun 14, 2010 at 8:44 PM
no she must have sometime last week. were making her drop it here so we cant get sued. and she must go asap so she dont get pregnant again since no one wants either
dateMon, Jun 14, 2010 at 8:45 PM
I am confused... If she miscarried last week, why did you state at 10.25AM today that she was pregnant?
dateMon, Jun 14, 2010 at 8:50 PM
becuz she is! with a dead baby! wtf either u want her or ur wasting my god dam time
dateMon, Jun 14, 2010 at 8:53 PM
Has a vet confirmed the foal is dead?
dateMon, Jun 14, 2010 at 8:55 PM
dateMon, Jun 14, 2010 at 8:56 PM
Can I get the name of the vet so I can discuss what the mare will need? Its in my best interest to know what the situation is if I bring her home.
dateMon, Jun 14, 2010 at 9:02 PM
no. ur wasting my time. im NOT GIVING HER A WAY. besides vet arent aloud to discuss that sort of thing with strangers and im not releasing u my info
dateMon, Jun 14, 2010 at 9:08 PM
Um, actually I never asked for her to be giving away to me. Now you're accusing. What I asked for is the ability to get a better understanding of the mare's medical condition, since having a dead foal inside is NOT healthy, so I know what kind of expense could be expected. And, yes, vets can discuss with the owners permission.
You obviously are more interested in the money than you are the welfare of the animal. Shame on you.
You know, sometimes is so much fun to a) have once been a skip-tracer, b) know how to use google, c) have a husband who used to be a private investigator.
Melissa, you didn't NEED to give anyone your info, cause YOU FREAKING posted it everywhere on the net. It took me literally 30 minutes to find her phone number, address, what high school she went to, when she graduated, her cross country awards from high school, ads for 'rare beagles'(WTF?) here and here, more ads for show bunnies, her twitter page, already mentioned the boyfriend on myspace - I mean, seriously, shall I go on here?
If you pull crap like what you are doing with this mare, you will get found out.
What I am reading from that mess is simply that she wants to dump the mare on someone, without ANY questions being asked, to the first person that will take her. She's proven that if you ask questions that need to be asked, she will a) start throwing accusations and b) suddenly decide that you don't get the horse.
This is NOT a responsible horse owner. This is as far away from a responsible horse owner as you can possibly get - and I think Antarctica is too close.
(link to full ad) Twisted Ellegance will not be ready until her baby is weaned (6months?) but is up for sale and i can give you a few numbers to great studs including a palomino piant stud. she is a blm mustang with a bad past. not broke. gorgoues coloration! 5yr old, very sweet, very timid. wants to learn but scared. very pretty mare would make nice trail horse or brood mare she is tri colored bay! (white, bay, and black) some brindel in her face and legs. she needs one on one time in a round pen or arena for about a week and i bet you could have her broke! or call me and ill come break her. her price is 400$ and will go up to 500$ if i re breed her! ill hold her for 250$ aswell. or may talk on just holding her for cheaper. come out and see this gal today! refrences and a home visit to your place required! i dont want her beat again. her old family beat her trying to break her. they killed the gelding she came with and she was near death when i bought her off them. shes back up to healthy wieght and never offered to kick or bite. very SWEET!!! will eat out of your hand. FAST FOR BARRELS! call or email today! 517 - 1122 or 517 - 0031 also another picture of her is on my studs add, he is also for sale, his name is Cyclone. price is OBO WILL TRADE FOR BROKE OR GREEN BROKE HORSE OR LARGE PONY. (13'3hh plus only) under 16yrs of age please!!! may consider slightly older NO 19plus years old!!! NO HALFINGERS NO ACCEPTIONS!!!! WE DO NOT LIKE THEM. THEY ARE WORK HORSES ONLY. SHE IS DUE IN 2 WEEKS! BABY STAYS. WE BOTTLE FEED! OFFER PLEASE WE NEED HER GONE!!! BABY NOT FOR SALE!!!!!
Of course the baby's not for sale - cause the baby is freakin' DEAD!
Another email, not from the same woman that was in the above emails, but we'll call this lady a "concerned horse owner":
good luck getting a halter on that mare. ill have to kill her first. not joking. shes horse meat probably. since no one wants the damed horse. and the stud. hes a looker and green broke he has a chance and the pony definelty does. and i have been sold plenty of horses without a halter...
The reader's intention in sending this all to me was that hopefully someone out there will be able to get these poor horses out of her hands before they all follow the 'wyld black stallion' to Canada!
In her words, as a final comment to this total disaster of a train wreck waiting to happen, after getting even more conflicting emails on whether the foal was born, alive or not, and when it was supposedly born:
If you're willing sell the mare in foal as of the 5th of of having foaled,
you're ignorant and have not business keeping horses. If you want to be sure
the foal receives not only proper nutrition but also upbringing and learning
how to be a horse, then you will either keep the mare until the foal is of
proper age to be weaned, or sell together. Please reconsider your ad and
save face with your horse and fellow horse people.
I want to add this on to the post. Edited 7pm Mountain Standard Time.
She has posted another ad up today, I will post the screenshot, because her words are 'better' than mine. The link was posted in the comments, and I think it bears putting up here.
Here is the link to respond to the ad - firstname.lastname@example.org
horses going to auction buy now! mustangs and kidsafe pony - $500
must go asap!!!!
bay with chrome mare with papers. 14'3hhs 4yrs old? not broke. great mom. 325$ was a rescue.
will sell together for 500$
going to auction the 26th if not bought.
kid safe pony
autism kids on lead line.
4-14yrs old individual rides.
English / western
jumps and drives
if not sold by 24th will be kept.
call 517 499 9790 for more info and day to set up a time to meet and buy!
bring money please!
serious buyers please!!! no 10yr old little girls wishing and wanting!
Does anyone know where this auction is that she's referring to? I mentioned this in the comments, but I can't seem to find any info on google... the only auctions I can find in MI on the 26th are for property and fine art. IF any of you out there can manage to grab these horses before she trailers to whatever auction she's planning on going to, PLEASE by all means do. If they end up going and sell to the KB, then well thats what happens, but since I can't be there to pull them out myself, I'm doin' what I can do.
2nd Update of the night:
New ad. http://jxn.craigslist.org/grd/1797300917.html Says now that the mare is gone, and only has the stallion and the pony left with no other horses for sale?
Oh, and its been "confirmed' that the foal lived, was delivered, but is now with a surrogate dam? Emails were sent and were posted in the comments....
copying just the email text.
Reader: Does she come with her foal?? The ad isnt clear. Are you planning on taking her baby from her? Is the foal going to be able to be registered? Is the mare up to date on her shots, has she ever foundered? Thanks, Jennifer
HER: no foal. no health issues.
Reader: Is she agressive with a foal on her? Is she not a good mom? What are the reasons you will not let her raise her baby?
HER: shes wild and uncontrolable. and her sack wont fill. and we cant keep her seprete from stud and other horses. the foal is going to a qh mare who lost her foal prematurely. it wil get 1st feedings if twist wil provide.
And now apparently the mare is gone? Or just no longer for sale? I'm *SO* confused!
black 4yr old papers. 14'2hhs greenbroke 200. firm
bay mare no longer for sale.
no other horses for sale. 1 pony for sale
1 horse for lease at our farm.
pony kid safe.
call 517 - 9790
can be veiwed and taken today! bring your trailers.
downsizing to 5 horses
And UPDATE #3 for the night! I can't go to bed yet, this is insane!
I'm trying to find, or fix, the link the very last anon posted listed to the ad where the pony went up in value, and came across this:
I *MYSELF* have now become an ad on craigslist! This just cracks me up to NO end.
I would love to know who posted that on my behalf, can email me directly, no need to out yourself publically, but still would like to thank you personally!