6. Matthew Barnett is the grandson of Republican Missouri Rep. Rex Barnett, who says he hasn’t had any involvement with the case.
7. According to high-profile Anonymous accounts, Matthew and his friends celebrated about the charges being dropped on Twitter.
After the case was dropped, friends of Barnett and Zech celebrated on Twitter w/hashtag #jordanandmattarefree. #OpMaryville #Justice4Daisy
11. The Colemans still owned a house in Maryville, which was up for sale. But the house burned down mysteriously six months ago, and the cause is still undetermined.
From the Kansas City Star’s feature about Daisy’s case:
According to Capt. Phil Rickabaugh of the Maryville Fire Department, the cause of the fire wasn’t immediately determined.
“We started to dig in and investigate it,” he said, but the structure was deemed unsafe. “Several weeks later, an insurance investigator came in, and it was heavily investigated by private parties. (But) we never have heard anything else out of that.”
The cause, Rickabaugh says, remains unknown.
12. Anonymous is currently organizing a campaign called #OpMaryville, with the hopes of putting pressure on local authorities to reopen the case.
13. The group released a press release, saying that this kind of story is heard far too often:
We have heard Daisy’s story far too often. We heard it from Steubenville, Halifax and Uttar Pradesh. In some cases, it was too late. Both Amanda Todd and Rehtaeh Parsons, girls not much older than Daisy, took their own lives after the adults, the police and the school system, failed to protect them. If Maryville won’t defend these young girls, if the police are too cowardly or corrupt to do their jobs, if justice system has abandoned them, then we will have to stand for them. Mayor Jim Fall, your hands are dirty. Maryville, expect us.
14. Anonymous is also currently collecting social media data from friends of Matthew Barnett, who is now a student at the University of Central Missouri.
Just incase you try to delete @ericBostwick4
15. Maryville Sheriff Darren White told the Kansas City Star that law enforcement in Maryville did its job and that the Coleman family needs to “get over it.”
#MatthewBarnett #rapist #Maryville #Justice4Daisy