Once again I asked, "Where is my son"? The reply was...
"I don't know, some morgue somewhere"!
One month after Travis died, we received the police report and coroner’s report. We found out, the Police did not take ANY fingerprints from his house. They did not tape off the house, which was now a CRIME SCENE. I wonder why? Someone with some hush money?
However, one officer had made note in his report that Travis died with a shot gun "BALANCED" upside down on his chest, the casing was found UNDER his body as he lay on a small love-seat.
It was noted:
Travis' arms were not long enough to reach the trigger in the position the gun was found!
After receiving the police report in the mail; I called the police officer that was first on the
scene and asked some questions about my son's death. He told me he could not discuss the details with me and I had to call the serious crimes/homicide division for more information.
I did call the homicide division and spoke with the sergeant in charge of my son's case. I asked him, how the shotgun casing got under Travis' body if the gun was "balanced" on his chest?
The sergeant said Travis must have moved.
So I asked, "if he moved... how could the gun remain "balanced" on his chest? Why didn't it fall over or off his body"? The sergeant said he didn't have all the answers to my questions at that time.
When my younger son Jon and I arrived at Travis' home, I had to crawl through the doggy door to gain access. I fit easily through the doggy door and I believe someone else small enough could also crawl
through that same doggy door, easily!
Once inside, we saw a baseball size bloodstain on the carpet, 10 - 15 feet from where Travis' body was Reportedly found.
Someone had tried to clean up the spot on the carpet but it was still very visible.
Travis had been shot in the head and there was no exit wound. So how did a blood stain get so far away from where Travis' body was found?
The Corner's report stated, Travis had NO GUNSHOT RESIDUE ANYWHERE ON HIS BODY! Both his hands were
on the barrel of the gun!
Question is: If both his hands were on the barrel of the gun, then who
pulled the trigger?
Also, while inside Travis' home we found his bedroom torn apart as if someone was looking for something.
We also looked around and found he had a lunch packed in the fridge; a full tank of gas in his van and a cooler filled with soft drinks and melted ice.
He had left an envelope with over $600 in it on the coffee table. The police found the money and I think that was proof to them Travis committed suicide. After certain influences, there was no further investigation into his death.
His body was cremated at the cost of just $500.00. So basically, he paid for his own funeral arrangements with his own money.
His estranged widow stood in the back of the church with one of her boyfriends holding her around her waist in a tender clutch.
She was overheard saying things like, "Don't I look sexy in my new boots?" and "Look at me. A widow at the ripe old age of 29"
She allowed me to speak about my son in front of the church as long as I didn't say ANYTHING negative about her.
When I finished talking about how much I loved and missed my son, his estranged wife stood up in front of everyone there and asked for even more money for herself!
Authorities labeled his death a suicide. But somethings just don't add up.
When I spoke to Travis on the telephone on Tuesday night 36 hrs before his death, I knew he was stressed out and emotionally
crushed. I was worried about him and I said, "Please don't do anything you'll be sorry for".
His reply was....
NO MOM, I HAVE CHILDREN!!!
I have so many questions that will probably remain unanswered.
Also, To this day, I have been trying to get my son's ashes and bring him home. But his estranged wife refused to allow me or any member of Travis' family to have his remains. To this day, we have
not been able to obtain his ashes and bring him home!
Why was she so hateful and self centered? Who knows!
If Travis was going to Commit suicide, why wouldn't he have left all his money on the coffe table? Instead, he had cash and a gas credit card in his pocket when his body was found.
If he was going to Commit suicide, why did he even bother to go to work that day?
If he was going to commit suicide, why did he have cash money in his pocket, a full tank of gas in his van, a map to our house next to the drivers seat, a fresh lunch in the fridge, sodas in a cooler with ice?
On top of all my other questions, there is one more thing I wonder about.
Travis was completely dressed but his right shoe and sock were missing and on the bottom of his right foot, written in ball point ink were the words.."place tag here" with an arrow pointing to his great toe.
After my son's death, I was so grief stricken I could hardly function.
I was angry, very angry!
My son lay dead and I wanted answers, How did this happen? When did things go so terribly wrong? And who did this to him?
Travis' son was only seven years old when his Dad died. He looks just like his father.
Travis has a daughter, she is now carrying the Hueppelsheuser name again.