Recent pictures of Making a Murderer’s Steven Avery, posted online by his niece Carla Chase, will elicit an emotional response from those keenly following the case.
Avery remains behind bars for the 2005 murder of Teresa Halbach. She was murdered after driving down to the Avery Salvage yard where she took pictures of a van for the Auto Trader magazine.
Avery has spent 26 years in prison; 18 years for a sexual assault charge before, in 2003. DNA evidence proved he had not committed the crime. In 2005, he was again arrested for Halbach’s murder. Numerous people across the globe believe he is not guilty and are calling for his release. Avery’s nephew, Brendan Dassey, has spent over a decade in federal prison.
Chase’s pictures, which she posted on her Twitter account, show Avery with his family members. The visits he received from his family were absolutely special, considering the limited amount of time he would get, Bustle reports (You can view the pictures at the bottom of the story).
Meanwhile, as the investigation into the Avery case continues, Post Crescent undertook its own research by visiting the Avery salvage yard to get a deeper understanding of what could have happened the day Halbach was killed.
According to the website, there is a possibility that somebody else killed Halbach and drove her RAV4 into the Avery Salvage yard without attracting suspicion. Moreover, her license plates were discovered inside a station wagon not far from Avery’s trailer.
What’s interesting is that the license plates were neither found on November 6, when a team of volunteers searched the junkyard, nor on November 7, when Manitowoc County Lt. Detective James Lenk and Sgt. Andrew Colborn spent the morning looking through the yard; but on the next day, following which, Avery was arrested.
Lastly, the spare key to Halbach’s RAV4 was not discovered in Avery’s trailer until the fourth day. Moreover, the detached garage next to the trailer did not contain any bullet fragments during the initial search; but they appeared four months later.