After being dragged over the guardrails and down into a grassy ravine, Ms. Izak was bludgeoned over the head with a series of rocks. However, her body showed no signs of sexual assault, and her purse lay untouched in the car. By all appearances the killing was done in a fit of rage. As state police began their investigation, they picked up several problems with Trooper Hennigan's story. For one thing, his uniform was stained with Ms. Izak's blood. He said he got it on him when he raised her head to check for vital signs, an action that goes against police protocol. In addition, the toll booth operator said Ms. Izak was extremely distressed during their encounter, during which Trooper Hennigan passed by in his unmarked cruiser.
Also, Trooper Hennigan said he had stopped Ms. Izak for speeding, but tests revealed her Volkswagen wasn't capable of going the 75 miles an hour he claimed she was going (in a 1960's VW bug what the hell?). And the fact that he was able to spot her body with such ease, despite the pitch-black conditions, puzzled investigators. "There's so many ingredients here,". Trooper Hennigan was ultimately taken in for questioning, but his wife showed up and dragged him out. His role as a potential suspect effectively ended there. "We would hear her father say in Ukrainian, 'They covered up for one of their own,'".
Bill Warner Private Investigator Sarasota SEX, CRIME CHEATERS & TERRORISM at www.wbipi.com