A Complicated Morass of Uncontrolled Speculation

As is my way, I scanned the latest drivel on Blinkoncrime.com recently. The website is a ghost town for the most part, with one thread being updated by posters every so often.

The most recent posting has a link to this article in The New Yorker : https://www.newyorker.com/books/page-turner/true-crime-addict-and-the-problem-of-internet-sleuths?verso=true

The article is a review of a book, James Renner’s “True Crime Addict: How I Lost Myself in the Mysterious Disappearance of Maura Murray”, written by a self described internet crime investigator who the article author describes as a “hanger(s)-on”.

I feel like the critical reading skills of the Blink audience, and Blink herself, are likely challenged by the article. At first glance it appears to be a good thing for the book and the author. Upon reading the article, it clearly is not. Shannon Stoy seems to proudly mention on her website that she knows Renner personally, which is just the kind of thing that she likes to do to impress her scant collection of readers. Comically, the author and book that she aligns herself with is described by The New Yorker article as the “embodie(ment of) every problem that arises when online obsessives are infected with delusions of detective grandeur.”

There were some striking parallels between Blink and the description of Renner and the online sleuthing community. The phrase “delusions of detective grandeur” is particularly fitting when describing Shannon Christina Moser Stoy, or whatever alias she’s going by these days.

The New Yorker article accurately described sites like Blinkoncrime.com as “a complicated morass of uncontrolled speculation. It certainly isn’t justice, not for Murray or for her family.”

In my case, Shannon Moser’s ridiculously flawed internet investigating was not justice for my kidnapped neighbor, for her family, for me, or for anyone. It was just a prime example of the delusions of detective grandeur of a hanger on named Shannon Moser.

Other People

Every so often, someone contacts me about Blinkoncrime and Shannon Stoy. Another person dragged through the mud.

It’s always the same thing. Someone sharing their experience, and thanking me for the information and posting I’ve done.

It’s bad enough that horrible things happen to people. Even worse, in a time of darkness, it’s very upsetting to find yourself assailed by crazy people on the internet. Questioning the things you say, digging into your personal life, coming at you and writing things about you as though they are half brained arm chair detectives with nothing better to do than spend their days harassing strangers via the internet.

Although you tell yourself that this is the case, that these people are ill informed, lonely, irrational and thoughtless, it’s still upsetting to read the things they write about you. The mountain of inane idiocy simply compounds the trauma you’ve been through.

I’m glad that, in the middle of that, I can be a slight solace to people. It’s a piece of comfort to start looking around and find out that you aren’t alone, that others have been through the same thing, with the same person. It’s truly not you, it’s her.

The latest story I heard was of Shannon Stoy harassing someone via social media, and disseminating misinformation. An upsetting and common story. One I hear regularly.

When I first read the moronic things that she’d made up about me, I was primarily angry that a reporter had written an article about me without contacting me first for my side of the story. Then, as I dug, I discovered that Shannon Stoy is far from a reporter, and that talking about people without considering anything other than her own sensational and ill informed narrative, is her forte.

So I compiled that information and made it easier to find for people.

It’s nice to get that feedback, to know that it has been effective.

Ebola and Blinkoncrime

I listened to an interesting piece this weekend about the reporting of the Ebola outbreak. An infectious disease specialist commented that even articles that are accurately reporting on the outbreak can do damage with sensationalized headlines.



While this is technically true, as the outbreak might spread in isolated instances on a global level,it harkens much more apocalyptic images. It is extremely unlikely, statistically almost impossible, for the virus to hit the average person in the United States. But headlines like that elicit fear and emotion from the reader. As they are designed to. The infectious disease specialist was commenting that reporting like that has no benefit to society and is actually simply harmful.


It reminded me of Christina Stoy and her sensationalized website. Writing in the most inflammatory and insinuating way possible, she elicits fear,emotion, outrage and suspicion from her readers, where in actuality there is little foundation for alarm. She tagged my name, along with the name of my spouse (both of whom were praised by police for our Good Samaritan-ism and volunteerism while searching for a lost child) along side Jerry Sandusky and Jordan Van Der Sloot. Shock pseudo-journalism at its finest.

In my case, she even added false information to the mix to further the suspicion. I had a good laugh as I listened to the interview, thinking to myself that if Christina Stoy were reporting on Ebola, the message would be clear that the world is ending we’re all going to die from infection.


Consecutive Days Lying for Christina Stoy








Christina Stoy printed a libelous article and interview about me. When I approached her about it, she said Name one lie. Name one mistruth that is not an opinion, if it can be substantiated, I will absolutely correct it without pause.


However, when I corrected her and itemized her lies and libel, she responded not by correcting any of it. Rather, she refused to publish my correction and left it all in place.




Christina Stoy


During one of our exchanges, Christina Stoy at Blinkoncrime.com said this to me :

Again, at not time did I allege you abducted the child you cannot refer to by name although you were compelled to look for her for hours, and endure this ” scrutiny”.

Early in our exchanges, and having already read her article and listened to her interview, I was pretty sure that Christina Stoy was an irrational, illogical person. 

This was an insight beyond her lack of reason, and a look at her malicious and exploitative nature. 

In one breath, she defends herself by saying she is accusing me of nothing, and then insinuating I am guilty of something.

the child you cannot refer to by name”

What does she mean by that?

She’s not attacking  my memory.

She’s insinuating that I am guilty and feeling guilty and can’t say the name of the child that I abducted. Of course, I didn’t abduct anyone, and I’m not guilty of any wrongdoing. But that did not stop Christina Stoy from insinuating that I did.

Christina Stoy has a talent for dropping insinuation and speculation in little bits to build an impression or “compelling schematic”, as she calls it. Then, when called on it, as I did, she will reply “I haven’t accused you of anything!”.

If phrasing like “the child you cannot refer to by name”isn’t an accusation, it sure sounds like one. I’d like to know what she did mean, if not accusing me of wrongdoing.

For what it’s worth, in my campaign against the terrible work of Christina Stoy, I’ve never once tagged a post or web page with the name of my nieghbor’s daughter. I cannot, in good conscience, exploit the name of an abducted child for my own personal gain. Christina Stoy and I differ in that regard, she has built her name on the exploitation of the names of the world’s victims. Just look at the tagging on her website :

Aruba,Becky Celis,Beth Holloway,Blink,Dana Pretzer Show,Dave Holloway,David Durham,Dede Spicher,Desiree Young,Gary Schultz,Graham Spanier,Isabel Celis,Jason Wishert,Jason Wishert Wishart,Jerry Sandusky,Joe Paterno,Joran Van Der Sloot,Jossy Monsur,Justin Mastromarino,Kaine Horman,Kristian Horman,Kyron Horman,Laura Rackner,Michael Cook,Mike McQueary,Missing Persons,Murdered,Natalee Holloway,Nathan McDonald,Nittany Nightmare,Penn State University,Peter Bunch,Pima County Police Department,Pumala,Rebecca Snyder,Republic of Suriname,Rodney Erickson,Rudy Sanchez,Scared Monkeys Radio,Sergio Celis,Stephen Houze,Terri Horman,Tim Curley,Tucson Police Dept,Uncategorized

That is the tag at the top of an article simply saying : Editor In Chief,   www.blinkoncrime.com will be on location through Tuesday June 12  to bring you updates in the following cases over the next 2 weeks: (link to previous articles)

Christina Stoy’s website is littered with the names of victims, exploited for hits to her website.


From her the comments section of her article about me (http://blinkoncrime.com/2012/05/29/isabel-celis-abduction-breaking-news-docs-show-blood-in-bedroom-police-eye-family-and-neighbor/), Christina Stoy posted :


It is time for LE to release additional details. I beg them to do better than so many cases we see lately that have released details after 20+ years.


Given that she totally botched her coverage of the document dump by Tucson Police, and she has refused to print the exclusive release of the letter from Tucson Police that I gave her, I wonder why she wants more information.

I would think that before moving on to tackle more information by LE, she would be better off correcting her mistakes from the existing release, and publishing the exclusive release I shared with her.

Of course, that is not the MO of Christina Stoy or Blinkoncrime. Rather, she’ll just keep blundering along.


At the very least, she had posted her original article as a two piece article, but never followed through with the second piece. She’s like a child who threw part of her dinner on the floor, still has some dinner on her plate, is trying to put her fork in her ear, while asking for seconds.


Finish what you’ve got and clean up your mess, then let’s talk about seconds.