published Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

Signal Mountain: Palmgren friend say she has images of couple arguing

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The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office has requested footage from a security system that a friend of Gail Palmgren has in her possession in Alabama.

Investigators contacted Arlene Durham this week to ask for the footage but have not heard back from Durham, said Janice Atkinson, public information officer for the sheriff’s office.

Durham could not be reached for comment this afternoon. But she told Channel 3 WRCB that Gail Palmgren’s husband, Matthew Palmgren, installed a high-tech security system at their lake house in Wetumpka, Ala., last spring.

Durham claims Gail Palmgren took the system’s hard drive to a Best Buy store to try to retrieve erased data showing the couple arguing. She planned to use it as evidence in their divorce, Durham said. She said Gail Palmgren asked her to pick up the hard drive just before April 30, the last day Palmgren was seen.

“She told me not to give it to anyone but her,” said Durham.

Durham said she notified investigators about the drive days after Gail Palmgren went missing, but they did not take an interest in it. Now they want her to turn it over, nearly two months later.

“There might be incriminating evidence on it,” said Durham in the phone interview with Channel 3, “but everything I’ve told them they have blown off, until now.”

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The investigators are completely incompetent. It may be years before we know what happened to Gail. Have they learned nothing from the Theresa Parker case?

June 29, 2011 at 5:21 p.m.
rolando said...

What's the big deal? There are already 3 arguments over a 5 month period in evidence -- we know they verbally argued. Police responded to each of the three "verbal disorder" calls. He left the house following one of them, she left after the other two. No evidence or reports of physical abuse against either of them.

No info regarding the recovered data, if any. This woman [Palmgren} was seemingly paranoid on the subject of perceived threats.

Let's keep an open mind here, folks. Let's not try, convict, and execute this guy without his day in court. That's what our constitution does for [and not to] us.

Through some mischance in life, you might be the next person pilloried by the public without evidence...

June 29, 2011 at 6:19 p.m.
dgtb4urb said...

I am afraid to think 'Cashing' is right on this one?

June 29, 2011 at 7:10 p.m.
hcirehttae said...

My wife and I argue sometimes, but she doesn't disappear off the face of the earth afterwards... neither do I.

We settle our differences and get over it. We love each other. Plus, we don't have enough money to do otherwise.

June 29, 2011 at 9:28 p.m.
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