A fraud investigator from the U.K. makes an excellent point in the comments on one of my previous entries about the Entwistles (simply scroll down this blog’s main page, or query “Entwistle” in the search box on that page), that some of the leads found by myself and others relevant to possible online scams perpetrated by Neil Entwistle could be false. I will go one further and also float the possibility that the Entwistles had their identities stolen at some point.
Do I feel that is what happened, in my gut? No. But it is worth considering.
Rachel Entwistle, age 27, and Lillian Rose Entwistle, 9 months, were found murdered in their newly-rented home in Hopkinton, MA on January 22, 2006. I do occasional searches of Google News for interesting crime-related articles, and the then-new story of the murders of the mother and daughter caught my attention immediately. In part, yes, because the Entwistles were a handsome couple, who in the one photograph found in the news at the time looked as if they had not a care in the world. And baby Lillian was both impish and adorable.
Sometimes it is an innately human response, based on a simple set of questions, the usual ones asked by journalists—how? Who? What? Why?
Today I’ve had correspondence in one form or another with both journalists in the E.U. as well as Massachusetts-based press. The story of Rachel and Lillian reaches across the Atlantic, and it would appear that the British press is on the case like ducks on junebugs. While I do not know for certain that Neil Entwistle, also 27, being “out of the U.S.” means he is in Great Britain, where he is a native, I’d guess that since a British journalist mentioned to me in an e-mail that Entwistle’s parents left their home sometime very early in the morning, it is likely the attention being received by their son Neil was the cause, and they may very well be headed to his side.
But that is only a blogger’s guess.
In these comments on the most recent entry I wrote tracking what may a number of Neil Entwistle’s online “scams,” or to be kinder, “endeavors,” reader “kc” posted the following:
10 Heslington Rd
Schlund + Partner AG
Registered on: 18-Sep-2002
Renewal date: 18-Sep-2006
Last updated: 24-Feb-2005
Registered until renewal date.
I followed up kc’s research with my own, and here is the whois info for srpublications.co.uk.
Again, the address:
10 Heslington Rd
This address came up in the registration info for millionmaker.co.uk:
Neil EntwistleRegistrant type:
10 Heslington Rd
Here is an archive.org link for srpublications. From the main page for the website, as archived March 18, 2003:
For years S.R.Publications have published information in the field of natural penis enlargement. We have helped over 50,000 men enhance their penis by increasing their overall length and width by up to three inches. These incredible techiniques have been used by many people that do not believe in drugs, pumps or expensive surgery. You owe it to yourself to sign up today and start taking advantage of our fantastic program…
As a reminder, here is the link to the eBay profile for srpublications. This would appear to be the same type of endeavor, without the hassle of maintaining a website. Note that the eBay profile is where the following statement can be found, “Rachel Entwistle is a thieving Liar do not buy here!!”
Connecting both a man named Neil Entwistle and the name Rachel Entwistle to srpublications, between the registration information for the co.uk domain and the eBay profile.
Was Rachel Entwistle involved? I am sure this is where a very blogger-like bias on my part will show. I am married to a teacher, and that was Rachel Entwistle’s profession prior to her having Lillian Rose in 2005. The guestbook for www.rachelandneil.org may have been taken off-line, but last night I read through most of the entries made since the murder of Rachel and her daughter made the news. Many of the posts were from former students of Rachel Entwistle at St. Augustines in the U.K. Universally, the messages were ones of love and sadness. They mentioned her bright, open smile, and a distinctive laugh. Some of the students, obviously emotional, stated simply that she was the best.
I don’t think Rachel Entwistle really knew what her husband was doing at all. That’s purely a guess on my part. I believe the final push to pull in a good deal of money over eBay, the transactions that garnered numerous negative comments beginning in early January of this year, were someone’s effort to raise enough money to move away from the in-laws in Carver, MA, and rent the home in Hopkinton. And then, perhaps, the money was gone. The pressure mounted. And someone snapped.
There are many possibilities, still, as to what happened to Rachel and Lillian. Perhaps Neil was truly scamming people with these websites and eBay. Maybe someone took it upon themselves to exact some lasting revenge. The fact that a majority of buyers from srpublications on eBay seem to have been from the U.K. and the Entwistles were already in the United States argues against that, though.
And where is Neil Entwistle? If any media is likely to find him, it will be the British media, legendary for their stalking of a fascinating and troubling story if they feel the public has a strong enough interest.
It seems to me at this point that it is much more important that he comes back to Massachusetts, soon, and starts answering some questions.