From the Company of Shadows, Chapter 25/17 - Silencing an Environmentalist
[I have redacted his name to protect his identity and privacy]
On November 15, 2004, news outlets reported that, while driving to a pizza delivery store for dinner, David Reuckert, President of Day Break Environmental Corporation and his fiancé’ were sideswiped by a mysterious red truck. Mr. Reuckert was shot in the head and his fiancé’ was shot in the back. Police reports indicated that the shooter “did a very good job,” i.e., this could have been an assassination attempt. The police detective in charge of the case conjectured that a hit man may have been hired by Reuckert’s wife to kill him, but the theory was never confirmed and the investigation found no evidence to support the theory. Friends close to Reuckert believed the assassination attempt was carried out by one of the large organizations Reuckert had testified against in toxic exposure litigation.
The shooting remains an unsolved case. News accounts have been expunged from the Internet. The report was taken over by the CIA.
I was shocked at the news reports. Was this a coincidence? Was it related to the report David Reuckert had issued that was central in our family’s case against the CIA? The case remains unsolved. My heart goes out to him and his now wife Jennifer. I still hope that someday I will be able to repay him. Regardless of who was behind the assassination attempt, David Reuckert remains a true and courageous professional. I owe him.
Below is the original text of Silencing an Environmentalist , blacked out by the CIA (redactions in red because of page background).
Chapter 25 - Silencing an Environmentalist (original chapter number)
On November 15, 2004, news outlets reported that, while driving to a pizza delivery store for dinner, David R, President of D Environmental and his fiancé’ were sideswiped by a mysterious red truck. Mr. R was shot in the head and his fiancé’ was shot in the back. Police reports indicated that the shooter knew exactly what he was doing. The shooting remains a Police Department unsolved case. Below are two reports of the incident:
September 21, 2010 CBS 5 Valley News
If you haven't read the story please read/see the CBS5 video of "double shooting" and "double shooting update". I know this man & he is a wonderful man! Yes, he owns the martial arts studio but he also owns an environmental business that HELPS THE PEOPLE!!! I've always known this man to have "zero tolerance" when it comes to people's health & saftey! He won't back down against the big corporations who could eat us little consumers for breakfast - he is a fighter for our rights & safety and has helped so many people that this man should be given wings! It's our turn to help him. His name is David R & we don't want to forget his girlfriend (Jennifer?) who was with him & shot also. They were gunned down in cold blood in his truck outside a pizza place! Yes, there's also a nasty divorce - but all divorces are mostly nasty - aren't they? There is usually a good reason to divorce or people wouldn't do it. The news mentions that a man with a gun came to his martial arts studio earlier this year and announced himself as David's "wife's bodyguard". Now why would this man announce this? If he really was the "wife's bodyguard" why would he flash a gun and say who he was? It makes me think that the man was NOT THE WIFE'S BODYGUARD. David has many friends and customers in the Valley & he has also made a lot of people angry when he defends a customer's rights in a lawsuit. How far would a company go to "shut him up" to avoid possibly losing millions??? Please help him and his girlfriend by telling what you know about David R and/or his business. Also, please put them in your prayers & let this man keep his wings in a world that needs more men like him!!!
Jill Hanks of Arizona Central Channel 12 News reported:
"One of the basic tenets of tae kwon do is perseverance, " says David R The 4-time World Champ is showing he's a master of it, especially in the face of tragedy.
The 48-year old is blind after an unknown attacker gunned him down, along with his now-wife Jennifer L."
On November 15, 2004, the couple was headed to a drive-through restaurant near 32nd Street and Shea Boulevard, when another truck sideswiped them. They stopped and were about to get out when the shots came.
One bullet pierced David's left temple, went behind his frontal lobes and severed both optic nerves. "I actually still have a 45 caliber bullet behind my right eye," he explains. Realizing they were under attack, he hit the gas, but slammed into a tree.
More bullets. One hit Jennifer in the back. She called 911 and told the operator, "Please hurry, I'm dying, I'm dying, I can't breathe anymore. I think I've died." She went into shock and lost consciousness.
Phoenix police detective Jason Schechterle handled the case. It remains unsolved. “Whoever did this, did a very good job” He said. David R is now blind and Jennifer L. is confined to a wheel chair.
John (Doe - Kevin Shipp) was shocked at the news reports. Was this a coincidence? Was it related to the report David R. had issued that was CENTRAL in the Doe family case?
John's (Kevin Shipp) manuscript, submitted to the CIA for review, was returned with the account of the shooting completely redacted . Why?