After reading this story in the Wausau Paper, it seems really stupid that the police didn't treat Heather Szekeres disappearance as a homicide or at least something other than her leaving her husband from the beginning?
The story brought out some good points, and obviously the writer also felt that the police didn't do what they should have from the beginning, but, I found some of the contents disturbing and perhaps too invasive.
Darwin Davis is nearly famous in Antigo, with all his failed attempts at owning and running bars, and accusations along with actual convictions of sexual abuse to minors and drug activity, he should have been looked at by police from the moment Heather Szekeres disappeared!!
To elaborate, Davis owned/ran a bar on Fifth Avenue in Antigo, after moving from Highway 52 in the Aniwa/Wausau area, Petticoat Junction. After that fell through, he went on to open up the "Night Moves" bar on Highway 45 and Mapleview Road. It wasn't much later, he moved again to the old B&R Tavern, which was on the corner of Highway 45 South and Sunnyside Road. A few years later, he opened a juice bar/strip club (he was denied a liquor license) on Highway HH. Most recently, it was rumored that he was assisting with the management of the newly opened "Smoking Aces" tavern, which was once The Whistle Stop.
At the time that Mrs. Szekeres went missing, Davis was managing the last bar that she was seen, The Final Lap in Shawano. According to the Wausau story, she was going to be a witness against Darwin in his upcoming sex assault trial. Isn't that reason enough to look at him as a potential suspect? Apparently the Shawano authorities didn't think so.
As mentioned, the story had some good information, but, was it really necessary to bring out the fact that the victim had been sued by creditors? Is that really relavent in any way? It seems like something that had absolutely no place in the story. Also, why was it printed that the victim was receiving food stamps and government assistance? Isn't that a privacy issue? She was the VICTIM! It certainly has no bearing on ANYTHING at all that she was receiving assistance.
This woman's family has been put through enough already, it just doesn't seem right that they brought those less-than-flattering points into the story.