Lindsay C. Cutshall
[09/09/81 - 08/15/04]

Lindsay & Jason
Jason S. Allen
[05/16/78 - 08/15/04]

♥ "The sun is going down on the horizon, and all I see is the beams shining on the cliff face, and I know that God is awesome. I look around and see His Creation all around me." --Lindsay ♥                                                                                 ♥ "As I stir this Mac & Cheese, I think to myself, what a wonderful life. I've just spent two awesome days with my fiance, Lindsay. Can life ever be so perfect? Only with a person who is so great. God gives me this privilege in life and He has given me a wonderful woman to enjoy it with." --Jason ♥                                                                                 ♥ "Live for things in heaven, not on earth." --Lindsay ♥                                                                                 ♥ "Heaven will be a wonderful place of no suffering, hurt, loneliness; it's a great thing to look forward to." --Lindsay ♥

Friday, August 18, 2006

Another article from this week...

Here is another article I found this week, published in the Santa Rosa Press Democrat. It is very similar to the one I linked to in the last post... but adds a few more details:

Slain couple's parents plead for help:
Midwest residents visit site of Jenner killings to pay tribute to their children

Wednesday, August 16, 2006


The parents of Jason Allen, 26, and Lindsay Cutshall, 22, looked out over the remote, driftwood-strewn beach north of Jenner where the couple had spent their last night before being discovered dead in their sleeping bags.

It was the first time the parents had made the trip to Jenner, bringing both a sense of sadness and loss but also joy.

"Here is the place where our devout Christian children last laughed together, ate together, expressed their thoughts and feelings toward each other on earth and where they last prayed together and worshiped the Lord just before he took them home to heaven," Chris Cutshall, father of Lindsay, said while reading from a statement.

Chris Cutshall, pastor of Fresno Bible Church in Fresno, Ohio, was accompanied by his wife, Kathy. He said that despite the horrific loss, they felt a sense of joy in the journals, pictures and expressions discovered on the beach with their children.

"We know much of what they were doing and thinking that evening, including the worship of the Lord Jesus Christ," Cutshall said.

He said it "warms our hearts to know that when the Lord showed up to take them home they were found faithful and ready. So an overwhelming emotion for us is that this was the place where Jason and Lindsay personally and literally met their Savior and Lord face to face," he said.

Bob and Delores Allen of Zeeland, Mich., parents of Jason, also traveled to pay their respects and to meet with the media and others.

They were part of a news conference held by the families before they traveled to the bluff overlooking Fish Head Beach, where Lindsay and Jason's bodies were discovered Aug. 18, 2004, several days after they were shot at close range in the head.

Much of the motivation for making the trip to Jenner was to again publicize the case.

The young couple were visiting the North Coast shortly before they were to return home to be married. They had spent the summer working as counselors and raft guides at a Christian youth camp in El Dorado County.

Sonoma County Sheriff's Sgt. Rob Giordano said detectives still are working the case daily, which has generated more than 1,000 tips from the public.

"We have made progress and are gathering information," he said, but he declined to give details about evidence or any leads.

He said there is no one potential suspect investigators are focusing on, although many individuals have been interviewed over the past two years and several were subject to polygraphs.

Bob Allen noted 156 different tips came into law enforcement after the last news release about the case. That was in May, when authorities released digital photos of a black and white hat, journal entries, drawn images of devil-like figures and a beer bottle that were found at the crime scene.

Giordano said detectives follow up on all leads, but "we haven't found the right one. One single phone call could result in the answer for us."

The two couples spent the morning taping a segment of TV's "America's Most Wanted." It was unknown when it would air.

In addition to thanks for the efforts of Jenner residents and investigators, the two couples spoke directly to the killer or killers of their children.

"You are out there somewhere, perhaps still in this area. We want you to know that you are not alone. God knows what you have done and He knows where you are, and He will bring you to justice," Cutshall read.

He urged the killer to turn himself in.

Detectives don't have a motive for the killings.

Lindsay and Jason were not shy about sharing their faith in public, and there has been speculation the killer could have been someone who took offense at their religious beliefs.

"I guess you could speculate a person had that intention," Giordano said. "There are a lot of theories as to why someone would do that. Really, no one knows until we catch them."

Fish Head Beach is accessed from Highway 1, via a steep path leading down from the bluffs. Jason's beat-up, Ford Tempo was parked in a turn-out above the beach.

It appears likely that whomever went down to the beach with a hunting rifle had the specific intent of doing them harm.

While that theory seems a safe assumption, Giordano said "someone could have been down there shooting for all we know and stumbled across them."

The couple's valuables were found at their beach campsite, including two cameras, wedding literature, Jason's wallet and Lindsay's jewelry - an engagement ring and a diamond necklace.

In his journal, Jason had written:
"I've just spent two awesome days with my fiance Lindsay. Can life ever be so perfect?"

As they looked out at the cove Tuesday, Bob Allen noted his son had taken a picture of the sunset as it went down between two prominent rocks in the water.

"It was a gorgeous picture. It must have been spectacular," he said, then looked up at the marine layer. "All we see is fog."

Jason & Lindsay's parents hold a Press Conference.


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