Mar 30, 2015

Part II: My thoughts on Anjelica Hadsell disappearance

The past couple of weeks have proven interesting in Anjelica Hadsell's case, and I don't want you guys to think that I've stopped paying attention. I've been busy with other projects, but have also been silently observing the developments as they're reported in this case. The following post will focus on Wesley Hadsell and his wife Jennifer Busby Hadsell. Right now, both of these parents are under scrutiny (for differing reasons, of course) while AJ remains missing with no new information coming from authorities.

People are apparently divided on their opinions regarding the mother of AJ Hadsell. That's because many are taken aback by Jennifer Busby Hadsell's recent on-camera confrontation with a local news crew. She reportedly shouted at them and essentially kicked them off of her property after Wesley Hadsell had declared in a jailhouse interview that he wanted more media time dedicated to AJ's case. Some people believe that she's acting suspiciously, especially since she's been extremely quiet over the course of Anjelica's case. From day-one Wesley has been the one talking in the media, in apparent control of the family's interaction with reporters and interviews. Jennifer had only spoken once or twice -- never on camera -- only sharing that she was suspicious of text messages that may or may not have come from AJ.

Meanwhile, Wesley Hadsell remains jailed on numerous charges including obstruction of justice and unlawful possession of ammunition. More details have come out about his arrest, which definitely throw him right into the spotlight as a suspicious character in his adoptive daughter's disappearance. It's been revealed that a scale with cocaine residue was also found when he was arrested, and he had hidden the gun ammunition in the vent of the air conditioner in the motel room where he had been staying. Come to find out -- confirmed through authorities and mainstream media -- he and Jennifer Busby Hadsell had been separated. However, it is not known for a fact yet if they were separated before or after Anjelica's disappearance. However, I must note that at the time of our interview he did not indicate in any way that they were separated. Instead, he strongly indicated that his family unit was strongly bonded.

Wesley reportedly admitted to "increasing his cocaine use," -- a revelation that is definitely a troublesome one. He also reportedly told police that they would never find the gun that goes with the ammunition that police found hidden in the AC vent. 

On the surface these details look extremely suspicious. They are disturbing details that leave Wesley completely open to speculation regarding whether or not he was involved in Anjelica's disappearance. Police have been careful not to call him a suspect in his adoptive daughter's case, but he has admitted on camera that police directly accused him of involvement. Nonetheless, police have also somewhat confirmed some of what Wesley had told me during our interview (which can be heard hear in case you missed it). During our interview, Wesley told me that authorities had interrogated a "possible person of interest" at least three times. He said that his daughter's jacket was found in this person's home. Of course, the truth of the matter is that he found the jacket after he reportedly entered the person's home illegally.

 Police have confirmed that he broke into the home of a person they had interrogated. So they acknowledge that someone was interrogated, but this person's name still hasn't been publicized. This minor fact indicates that Wesley's interview may not have been completely full of lies. So there is still a possibility that Wesley isn't actually a suspect, but someone who is impeding the investigation surrounding actual suspects. That's just a thought to consider, nothing more.

Some discussion on social media alludes to the idea that Wesley had threatened people prior to his arrest, including the person who lives in the home that Wesley had broken into. However, prosecutors have specifically said that "four people knew about the home break-in, and therefore felt threatened." This doesn't necessarily mean that he literally threatened any person(s). However, that doesn't mean that these four people didn't have reason to feel threatened. I was just trying to draw attention to the possible difference in wordage used in media, vs social media gossip.

Who do we trust in Anjelica Hadsell's disappearance?

Is her mom behaving strangely or is her adoptive father behaving strangely? The simple answer to this 'both and neither.' What I mean is that it's hard to gauge with 100% certainty who is being the grieving parent when Anjelica vanished nearly a month ago. On one hand, Wesley appears to be showing the
most emotion regarding the disappearance of his adoptive daughter. He's cried, shedding actual tears, and he's begged for attention to be given to her disappearance. However, this behavior could be indicative of guilt just as it could be indicative of innocence -- depending on the situation. The same can be said of Jennifer's behavior. However, I feel in my gut that she's just a stressed out mother who is going through an apparent separation from her husband at the same time that her daughter has gone missing. She's under the watchful eye of a scrutinizing public and the story-hungry media. She's under a lot of pressure and is probably coping with it in this way because everyone copes with trouble differently.

I still want to believe that Wesley is a stressed father who is having a hard time handling the disappearance of his daughter. If you completely subtract his criminal record from the equation, his behavior would probably be understandable, and maybe even defensible up to a point. After all, it's not uncommon for father's of missing girls/women to kind of go off the deep end. An example of this could be the Heather Elvis disappearance. Her father Terry Elvis has come close to inciting vigilante justice numerous times. How he's avoided arrest is beyond me. The point is that these things do happen, especially when a father is very devoted as a father to the girls in his life.

However, Wesley's behavior can also be indicative of criminality. His comment that police will never find the gun that went with the 9mm ammo that was in his possession just doesn't sit right with me at all. It's possible that the gun could have been intended for someone he suspects to be responsible for AJ's disappearance, but there is also another possibility -- and I think that it's rather obvious without having to spell it out. The bottom line: Police need to look for that gun, while they're looking for Anjelica. They should also consider administering polygraph tests where necessary.

I have a lot more to say, but that's coming in a different post...


  1. This whole case has been a difficult one to gauge because of the side bar issues and deceptions. What is real and what isn't? The differences in reactions by both parents is very unique...does it qualify as abnormal or suspicious? Maybe...but that's not really what is important. What is important is getting the evidence (puzzle pieces) to fit so a timeline, a path can be created so AJ can be found. That's the problem...of all the social media and news evidence suspects there is deception...does the NPD see it that way? I don't know. What I do know, is that a young vibrant girl who has a great future ahead has disappeared. The community worries, friends, family, all have the same worries...we need some pieces to we can narrow an area to search...we all are in transit during our day...many of us may even be passing the community...keep your eyes opened and head on a swivel...she may be lost...under stress...and out in the cold....unaware we are looking...but we need a any case scenario...👍

  2. WTKR was asked 3 times politely to leave because all they wanted to talk about was Wesley, not AJ. After the third time, they set up their camera and began filming anyway. This is why Jen reacted the way she did. Of course the news channel did not share this part of the story because it would make them look like the ratings leeches they truly are. They don't need an exclusive interview to run AJ's story. If they wanted to help, they could, but they are choosing not to because the family wouldn't help boost their ratings...

  3. Why are you always at Jen's house after her husband threatened you? Are you eating all your meals there too? Did she ask you to move in with her?

  4. Umm, first Wes didn't threaten me. I can't speak for anyone else, but no one has told me he threatened them either. Second, I'm not staying at the house, but for those of AJ's friends who are, they are there to give their support. They were there often before her disappearance, and are there now hoping to see her walk through that door. Don't try to think you understand what is goin on, or make assumptions. It just makes you look foolish.

  5. No one is searching for AJ. Did any search parties look for her today? No. Nobody has searched for AJ for 10 days. There are FREE professional organizations like Texas Equuasearch that have found 300 missing people and returned them to their families ALIVE. It is required that AJ's mom ASK for their help though. Since Jen hasn't done this in 4 weeks, I'm left to believe that she's not interested in finding AJ.

  6. You are strongly implying that the DA is lying and Wes did not threatening 4 people (four obstruction of justice charges). In your opinion, why would the DA create false charges on Wesley Hadsell?

  7. I'm not implying anything, simply stating the fact that no one has told me that he threatened them. What they said in an interrogation room is between them, their interrogators, and the Commonwealth's Attorney.

  8. Very evasive answer.

    Maybe you can answer this: Did Wes snort all the gofundme money up his nose?

  9. Perhaps you can answer this: What happened in your life that you have to find your happiness in the trolling of the family and friends of a missing person who are already hurting?

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  11. I am not sure who you are, but please believe me when I say, I hope you are never in this situation. I was at the balloon release yesterday and there were plenty of people there supporting Jennifer. Me being one of them. How dare you sit in judgement of a mother who has a missing child and tell her and anyone reading your IMO how you believe she act. And then you want to hide behind the name of a fictional character on a TV show.

  12. I'll answer that. My close friend was abducted when she was 20 by a monster with a long, violent criminal background very similar to Wes'. Her body was found several months later dumped across the state line. Idiot enablers helped the man who killed her to never serve a single day in prison.

  13. I'm very sorry to hear that about your friend, but that gives you no right to hurt people you don't even know in a situation you're not involved in across multiple forms of social media using multiple identities... Honor your friend and leave the family and friends of AJ alone. If you have concerns, go to the law. If you think you know something that can help, call Norfolk PD At 757 664 7026, because what you are doing is not helping, which you would think someone who has been through a similar situation would want to do.

  14. I can agree there that no official search party is on site or forthcoming as far as I know, but I'm John Q Public and not immediate family. I do know Jen and AJ and although much of this has been peculiar from what I deem the norm, it's not my concern. I look everyday in my transits and ask other young teens (18-22) where would you go if you wanted to get away? I have 4 boys and a girl ranging from 7-29. AJ is a very smart girl and very popular. Kids don't just disappear on their own for no, without criticizing Jen and others, what and where are some ideas to look here in Hampton roads? What are some ideas? Malls and public places should be a no brainier....what are some local places kids hang at here and across the border in NC? Whatever or wherever the evidence leads the police department, it is what it is...but the bottom line here is she is still missing and needs to be, react to that premise and not the social hypes and emotions...I don't disagree with you, but focus needs to be in finding her...not to the criminal element.

  15. The monster who beat and stabbed my friend to death and then threw her body along a rural highway had a history of kidnapping and rape. Kidnapping is a rare criminal charge. It occurs with a specific type of monster who is likely to kill a women. Honor AJ. Your loyalty must be to her and not her family members.

    I am sincerely sorry that your friend is missing. May God be with you and send you comfort.

  16. My loyalty has been, is, and always will be to AJ just as is the rest of the family and friends has been, is, and always will be.

  17. Don't reinvent the wheel. Let others help find AJ. There are professional search and rescue groups in Virginia and in every state with thousands of hours of experience. Many only will search when asked by law enforcement, but others will arrive and do thorough and long searches at the request of a parent.

  18. I don't understand how so many people in AJ's life have the time or energy to spend on fighting social media battles. Engaging in arguing, hostility and vague threats like "I hope this never happens to you" are not the norm and won't help bring AJ home. You guys spend way too much time combating the negative that you can't figure out how to get positive and most of all correct info out there to actually bring AJ home. It's a cycle that keeps going around and around and all that's left behind is AJ.

  19. From what i was told channel 3 kept going back to wesley, wouldnt discuss aj. Im not sure if you are local but channel 3 is our volture of a news station.

  20. What could be the reason that AJ's mom hasn't reached out to this FREE, very professional, well respected search and rescue organization who has found 300 missing people ALIVE and brought them home? (Yes, they've also found many deceased individuals.)

  21. People who want to find AJ must go read AJ's thread on Websleuths today. You do not need a membership to read on that site. A poster on that site asked the Norfolk Police for a copy of the missing person's report. From that report it can be seen that Jen reported her home was burglarized and her 9mm bullets and a credit card reported missing. Other items that were stolen are redacted, but it's clear that her 9mm bullets were reported stolen. Yes, police found that Wes had 9mm bullets hidden in his motel vent. Wes also told the police that they'd never find his gun. Thank you, Chelsea, for helping to find AJ and letting this post remain on your site.

  22. Rick GoldthwaiteApril 1, 2015 at 4:32 PM

    I can't speak for the family nor will I. Whatever their reasons for not asking is on them. I do know that asking people to think, share, and give thought may also trigger a memory, a remembrance, or even a viable lead. Nothing in this case is the way I would do it, but I'm not missing a daughter. My 5 children are all accounted for. Regarding reinventing the wheel, I think since no wheels appear to be turning, I'll spin my own to make the difference. If Zach can make it happen, then I personally would be greatful, but to know this bright girl is missing is sad and uncalled for. I don't care who did what or's irrelevant and offers nothing in finding her...that's for NPD to figure....I'm standing as a father...I can live with it...

  23. Since "people" want to speculate with no regard for the family maybe those people who seem to know so much should also be investigated. "Gladys", how do we know you are not involved in AJs dissapearance? I mean you seem to be trying really hard to convince the public that her parents are involved, is this your way of taking speculation off of yourself???


  25. Websleuths is like most web media, polluted with disinfo by the cabal of deception.


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