Timeline

Most of this timeline comes from Eddie Emerson’s interviews and podcasts. Not much has been verified or corroborated.

2020

July 9

Kelley and Eddie leave Micanopy, FL

11226 US-441 Micanopy, FL 32667

Eddie drives his ’82 Toyota pickup and Kelley her ’99 Toyota Camry with Gordon the dog, all of their belongings, and 8 chickens in tow.

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July 9

Highway Exit, White Springs, FL

2940 Co Rd 136, White Springs, FL 32096

Eddie’s truck breaks down in White Springs, Florida. Kelley and Eddie stay the night in the grass off the interchange.

July 10

Dennis’s Garage, Live Oak, FL

409 Ohio Ave S, Live Oak, FL 32064

Kelley and Eddie call Dennis’s Garage in the morning. The truck gets towed to Reese’s Auto Repair in Live Oak, and Kelley and Eddie follow in Kelley’s car.

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July 10

Armando’s, Live Oak, FL

203 Ohio Ave N, Live Oak, FL 32064

Kelley and Eddie eat lunch at Armando’s Mexican Bar & Grill. Kelley and Eddie discuss where to find a place for their chickens to stay while the truck is being repaired.

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July 10

Reese’s Auto, Live Oak, FL

409 Ohio Ave S, Live Oak, FL 32064

Kelley and Eddie go to Reese’s Auto and are outside hanging out. Eddie claims that the manager of Armando’s, Laz, sees them and stops to offer for their chickens to stay at a coop on his property. 

According to Laz, he and his employee, Alfredo, were at Live Oak Sub Shop eating lunch when they overheard Kelley asking an employee about helping her find a place to put the chickens. They jumped into the conversation and Alfredo offered one of his coops located in O’Brien, FL.

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July 10

Alfredo’s Property, O’Brien, FL

O’Brien, FL

Kelley and Eddie load the chickens into the back of Laz’s truck and follow them to Alfredo’s property in Kelley’s car. They put the chickens into Alfredo’s coop and return to Reese’s Auto.

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July 10

Cypress Inn, Lake City, FL

2987 US-90, Lake City, FL 32055

Kelley and Eddie drive to the Cypress Inn in Lake City, Florida and stay the night.

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July 11

Waffle House, Lake City, FL

2963 W US Hwy 90, Lake City, FL 32055*

Kelley and Eddie have breakfast at Waffle House.

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July 11

Reese’s Auto, Live Oak, FL & Alfredo’s Property, O’Brien, FL

409 Ohio Ave S, Live Oak, FL 32064

Kelley and Eddie return to Live Oak to check on the progress with the truck. The truck wasn’t yet fixed, so they returned to Alfredo’s in O’Brien, FL to check on the chickens.

They return to Live Oak only to find that the truck was deemed unfixable by Reese’s Auto.

Kelley and Eddie buy a tent at a thrift store in Live Oak, then camp on Alfredo’s property in O’Brien.

 

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July 12

St. Anastasia State Park, St. Augustine, FL

300 Anastasia Park Rd, St. Augustine, FL 32080

Kelley and Eddie go to St. Augustine while waiting for the truck repair. They had fun on the beach with the dog, Gordon.

They camped at Anastasia State Park for the night.

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July 13

Lakeland Auto Salvage, Lakeland, FL

3002 E Main St, Lakeland, FL 33801

Kelley and Eddie find out the next morning that they need to find a replacement transmission for themselves. They call around and find out that the only transmission in Florida for an ’82 Toyota is in Lakeland, FL.

They drive to Lakeland.

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July 13

Reese’s Auto, Live Oak, FL & Alfredo’s Property, O’Brien, FL

409 Ohio Ave S, Live Oak, FL 32064

Kelley and Eddie bring the transmission to Reese’s but they were closed, so they left the transmission on the ground by the truck.

They returned to O’Brien and camped at Alfredo’s again.

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July 13

Reese’s Auto, Live Oak, FL

409 Ohio Ave S, Live Oak, FL 32064

Kelley and Eddie bring the transmission to Reese’s but they were closed, so they left the transmission on the ground by the truck.

They returned to O’Brien and camped at Alfredo’s again.

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July 14

Alfredo’s Property, O’Brien, FL

O’Brien, FL

Kelley and Eddie pack up the chickens. Laz helps them bring the chickens to Reese’s with his truck.

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July 14

Reese’s Auto, Live Oak, FL

409 Ohio Ave S, Live Oak, FL 32064

Kelley and Eddie find out that the transmission had been inventoried wrong and won’t work in Eddie’s truck. They’re issued a refund over the phone.

Kelley wants to have the truck towed to Detroit, or wants to just go so they can get back on the road. Eddie persuades her to “give it one more night.” They decide to get a motel room at the Sunshine Inn.

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July 14

PHONE ACTIVITY

Call or Text

5:24:00 PMCall to or from Sunshine Inn – 1 min.
5:27:00 PMCall to or from Royal Inn – 1 min.

July 14

Sunshine Inn, Live Oak, FL

827 Howard St. Live Oak, FL 32064

One of the mechanics at Reese’s helps Kelley and Eddie bring the chickens to the Sunshine Inn with his truck. They follow him there in Kelley’s car. Eddie has said that he never got any names of the mechanics they spoke to at Reese’s, including the one who helped with the chickens.

The mechanic and Kelley pull over to the side of the Sunshine Inn in an effort to keep the chickens from being seen by the motel staff. They were hiding the chickens because they knew the motel staff wouldn’t want them around, and because Eddie says they had to convince the motel to let them stay there with their dog. Eddie says their plan was to “sneak the chickens in.”

Eddie goes to the motel office to pay for the room with Kelley’s money. 

Eddie returns from the motel office. Kelley and the mechanic were supposed to bring the chickens around the side of the motel, but when Eddie got back, they were still in the back of the truck.

Eddie gets mad that the chickens hadn’t been moved.

At some point during this argument he has said that he threw his hat on the ground in anger.

Eddie and Kelley get the chickens out of the truck. Kelley wants to take the chickens upstairs into their room, and Eddie says it’s “a dumb idea” and wants to leave them outside in the grass.

They argue.

Kelley convinces Eddie to bring the chickens inside. Eddie gets angrier as they carry the kennel up the stairs to room 70.

Eddie yells at Kelley, saying “I’m sick of your stupid shit that you wanna do.”

Kelley gets mad and leaves. She drives her car into town. 

Around 6pm, Eddie brings the chickens over into the corner of the motel room and lays on one of the beds. Gordon the dog is also sitting on one of the beds. 

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July 14

PHONE ACTIVITY

Call or Text

6:27:00 PMPhone call to or from Kelley – 1 min. (unsure if incoming or outgoing

 

July 14

PHONE ACTIVITY

Call or Text

Text messages between Kelley and Eddie start. Eddie had given out screenshots of these texts after Kelley went missing, but when comparing the text screenshots with Eddie’s call log, it appears that some text messages might be missing from his screenshots. We will indicate when texts are missing.

Also note that calls less than 1 minute may not have been picked up. Short calls may indicate voicemails.

6:28 PMKB: right. well good job keeping up the act for a few days
6:29 PMKB: “stupid shit i want to do” sure eddie. blame it all on me and take it out on me as usual
6:29 PMKB: glad youre enjoying your room. you can reinburse me for the one i paid for i shared with you
6:30 PMKB: maybe natalie can come down and keep you company. thanks so much for yelling at me today for shit that wasnt my fault
6:34 PMKB: you just care about yourself and “your” truck. I’ve already spent $200 dollars on your bullshit and you yell at me after we already worked out a plan. but you dont care im in the heat fucked again as usual, you got the room, the ac, the shower and tv
6:34 PMTEXT MISSING
6:35 PMEE: Got a room for us but ok Kel
6:36 PMKB: sure so you could yell at me?? and call me stupid?
6:37 PMEE: Sorry
6:37 PMEE: Can you bring back a pizza or something?
6:38 PMKB: seriously? im not your fucking lassie. youre gonna have to do better than that
6:40 PMKB: and dont let the chickens out til i take a shower
6:42 PMKB: you want a pizza? youre gonna have to dance for it. send pics
6:48 PM21 min call to/from Eddie’s mon
6:48 PM1 min call to.from Eddie’s mom
6:57 PMKB: coming back with supplies. im expecting a dance

July 14

Sunshine Inn, Live Oak, FL

827 Howard St. Live Oak, FL 32064

Kelley puts the pizza and wine she got on the counter in the room, then lays on the opposite bed from Eddie.

Eddie goes to lay on the other bed with Kelley and gives her a hug. Kelley says “you know, I could have just gone back to New York by myself.” Eddie pats her on the back and says “you go to New York, then,” then lays back on the other bed.

Kelley gets up, grabs the pizza and wine, and leaves the room to sit in her car. Eddie says “bye, cunt” as she walks out.

“Ten minutes later”, Eddie gets up and goes outside to try to get some pizza.

Kelley sees Eddie coming down the stairs and drives away.

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July 14

PHONE ACTIVITY

Call or Text

7:18 PMKB: i knew you were just using me and i was right
7:19 PMKB: im sure your mom and sis will help you out
7:20 PMKB: youre a liar
7:22 PMKB: its the same as the ankle monitor. youre all lovey dovey while you have it on and as soon as its off im a cunt. youre all lovey dovey when you think you have herpes and as soon as natalie tells you she doesnt have it its back to cunt. im sick of being treated like shit
7:22 PMTEXT MISSING
7:24 PMPhone call to or from Kelley – 1 min. (unsure if incoming or outgoing)
7:24 PM Phone call to or from Kelley – 3 min. (unsure if incoming or outgoing)
7:27 PM Phone call to or from Kelley – 1 min. (unsure if incoming or outgoing)
7:29 PMKB: clearly you dont want to be together. prob your family influenced that so just fucking be honest for once
7:31 PMKB: and im not going to be verbally punched by you anymore. go find another girl you can call a cunt, use and treat like shit. why dont you save the insults for someone who deserves it
7:31 PMTEXT MISSING
7:33 PMKB: i could give you the world and it still wouldnt be good enough for you. nothing will ever be and im sick of trying. i did nothing wrong
7:34 PMKB: im getting the fuck out of here before my money and soul is gone. good luck
7:40 PMKB: its never been you and me. youll never prioritize me and im donebeing treated that way. im getting my own motel room at a place where im not yelled at. im sorry you dont care about the chickens. so glad you got a shower!!
7:40 PMKB: its all about eddie
7:40 PMKB: not this time asshole
7:40 PMEE: i need my phone charger and Gordon’s bowl
7:40 PMTEXT MISSING
7:41 PMKB: too fucking bad
7:41 PMKB: and yeah i know you need those things more than me
7:42 PMEE: And his food
7:42 PMKB: should have thought about that before you called me stupid and a cunt
7:42 PMKB: and threw me away
7:43 PMKB: i even came back with food and booze and that still wasnt enough cause your fam makes you think youre perfect and you can do no wrong
7:44 PMEE: And The chickens food
7:44 PMKB: i need a partner but wt maybe i dont. maybe id rather be alone than yelled at for no reason throughout the day
7:44 PMTEXT MISSING
7:45 PMKB: why? youre just going to rid of the chickens anyway
7:47 PM(txt says 7:45) EE: Phones about to die
7:47 PMKB: cool maybe working things out with me should have come before catching up with your fam. you could have always called them back and youd have better to talk with me. but they always come first, which is fine but i cant relate. eapecially when theres no emergency and they just called to say hi
7:49 PMKB: you have your precious phone charger
7:49 PMEE: I don’t have the wall block
7:49 PMKB: so call all your friends cause youre always somewhere else anyway
7:50 PMKB: its not here. you have it
7:51 PMKB: and itll do you soem good to do something else that spend all time on your phone. maybe turn off the tv too and think about why youd tell me all this love shit
7:51 PMTEXT MISSING
7:53 PMKB: im fucking gross cause ive been in this florida shit since last thursday. i never planned to spend more than a day here. i hate this place and im not gonna let you make me feel like garabage because you get off destroying me
7:53 PMTEXT MISSING
7:54 PMTEXT MISSING
7:55 PMKB: oh wait, i like found it
7:55 PMEE: OK you have my shit tho, I’d rather you not leave but if you have to; please bring me my wallet, charger, and animal food food . Thanks
7:55 PMKB: like
7:55 PMKB: uh im so cool and 22
7:55 PMKB: yeah this shit again. all you care about is your stuff
7:56 PM(txt says 7:55) EE: Gordon is hungry
7:56 PMEE: And so are your chickens
7:56 PMKB: theres a gas station 2 minutes away. im sure they have dog food
7:57 PM(txt says 7:56) KB: oh my chickens
7:57 PMKB: eddie i know if i go back there, all youre gonna do is rip your shit out of my car and name call me. your family called to make a divide and you made your choice.
7:57 PMEE: Yea he’s really hungry and I’m not buying more since there’s a bunch in your car
7:58 PMKB: it was a baby i love you, baby im sorry, baby your the love of my life to baby give me my stuff
7:59 PMKB: no fucking way im falling for your shit again. you alrwady git me to spend tins of money and time ill never back fixing your shit
7:59 PMKB: im not gonna be some white trash florida girl letting you throw me around in the parking lot of a cheap motel
8:00 PMKB: which is why i got the fuck out of there. yiu didnt come outside for me. youre done with me, once again
8:01 PMKB: i know you think im a push over which is why you treat me likw garbage when you geel like it but not this time
8:01 PMKB: fuck that. asking me ro get you a pizza while youre talking shit about me? fuck you
8:01 PMKB: youre insane
8:02 PMKB: i even gor wine and made a joke about a dance and you say “you’re not getting a dance”
8:02 PMKB: you just use me!!! its fuxking crazy and awful i keep falling for it
8:03 PMKB: im better than this
8:08 PM Phone call to or from Kelley – 1 min. (unsure if incoming or outgoing)
8:09 PM Phone call to or from Kelley – 1 min. (unsure if incoming or outgoing)
8:09 PM Phone call to or from Kelley – 1 min. (unsure if incoming or outgoing)
8:13 PM Phone call to or from Kelley – 1 min. (unsure if incoming or outgoing)
8:13 PMKB: and im not stealing your stuff. maybe you shouldnt have put stuff in my car when you were planning on yelling at me, name calling me, and throwing me away
8:13 PMKB: ill bring your shit back to micanopy
8:13 PMKB: already on the freeway
8:15 PMKB: i just want a boyfriend who cares more about me than his stuff and his phone. i dont think thats too much to ask
8:21 PM Phone call to or from Kelley – 2 min. (unsure if incoming or outgoing)
8:21 PMKB: and i know youre family will be happy to hear you found someone else. when are you going to tell them about
8:21 PMKB: natalie? im sure you get the truck fixed and she can come up here and you guys can go to massachusettes. be here knight in shining armor. apparently she doesnt have herpes so you can date her now!
8:23 PM Phone call to or from Kelley – 1 min. (unsure if incoming or outgoing)
8:26 PM Phone call to or from Kelley – 1 min. (unsure if incoming or outgoing)
8:27 PM Phone call to or from Kelley – 1 min. (unsure if incoming or outgoing)
8:29 PM Phone call to or from Kelley – 1 min. (unsure if incoming or outgoing)

July 14

Sunshine Inn, Live Oak, FL

827 Howard St. Live Oak, FL 32064

Eddie says the chickens were starting to smell, so he knocks on JR’s door, who is the motel neighbor. Eddie asks JR if he will help Eddie bring the chickens down the stairs.

Eddie and JR let the chickens out on the grassy area at the bottom of the stairs

Kelley returns “a half hour later or whatever,” and sees Eddie with the chickens. Kelley walks over and gives Eddie a hug. Eddie claims they “were good” at that point because Kelley saw him with the chickens and loves animals.

Eddie and Kelley attempt to put the chickens back into the kennel. They get five of them in, but can’t get the last three. Eddie says they should leave them outside but Kelley wants to keep trying. Eddie gets frustrated, says “good luck!” and goes back to lay down in their room. Kelley is still outside.

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July 14

PHONE ACTIVITY

Call or Text

8:54 PMKB: you wouldnt even let me reareange my shit or help, after i helped you leave the farm and everything else
9:20 PMKB: but maybe thats not what you wanted
9:21 PMKB: so glad you showered and get to play your guitar. some day oull know what its like to be hurt.
9:21 PMKB: thanks for abandoning the chickens
9:21 PMKB: material things will always mean more to you
9:22 PMKB: im taking that transmission back and getting $300. thats what i spend on this bullshit
9:24 PMTEXT MISSING
9:25 PMTEXT MISSING
9:30 PMTEXT MISSING
9:31 PMTEXT MISSING
9:31 PMTEXT MISSING

 

July 14

Sunshine Inn, Live Oak, FL

827 Howard St. Live Oak, FL 32064

Around 10:30pm, the motel neighbor, JR, knocks on Eddie’s door and says Kelley wants to drive. He encourages Eddie to come out and take Kelley’s keys.

Eddie comes outside, approaches Kelley (who’s sitting at the bottom of the stairs), takes her keys, and says “you can’t drive.” Kelley gets upset. Eddie returns to the motel room.

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July 14

PHONE ACTIVITY

Call or Text

An hour and twenty minutes elapses, then we see text messages resume

10:51 PMKB: thanks for ignoring me and locking me out con man. hope youre sending lots of hearts to all your old hook ups
10:54 PMKB: i know how you are and maybe it was my mistake to get involved with a millenial who is addicted to their phone. sure
10:54 PMKB: you & nat have much more in common then you thiink. im sure you can still get back together and you treat her well. you should be with someone you want to be nice to and thats not me, obviously. would be cool if you could give me some gas $ i spent driving to get your transmission
10:54 PMTEXT MISSING
10:55 PMKB: im going to the shop first thing tomorrow and swapping the rest of our stuff. im keeping the chickens
10:58 PMKB: youre welcome for helping you and guess what? youre not stuck with me anymore! woo hoo go hook up with all the natalies you want scum bag
10:59 PMKB: you never cared about me, just yourself which is why you (???)
10:59 PMKB: leave me out here and not give a shit. so glad your fam called to have your back and blame me once again for shit you did
11:00 PMKB: youre so spoiled. one day youre gonna be in my position, when you fall for the wrong person who betrays you
11:01 PMKB: have fun with that. always looking out for someone better will lead you to no one
11:01 PMKB: asshole
11:32 PMKB: yup nothing. i can honestly say ive never met a man who said me loved me but who doesnt give a shit about me til you. sleep well. i know you are. the only things that keep you up are drunk vomitting ppl and owls, not losing a “girlfriend”
11:32 PMTEXT MISSING

July 15

PHONE ACTIVITY

Call or Text

Another gap, for an hour this time. Typographical errors increase.

12:29 AMKB: youre like every abuser i know
12:29 AMKB: its fine. want the car? awesime
12:31 AMKB: ill leave with nothing once again cause i just keep giving you shit and all you want is shit. well im taking the registration and reporting it stolen
12:34 AMKB: enjoy the car. got my guitar and new bag of clothes. guess you figured youd get the car eventually
12:35 AMKB: congrats!! you won! tell all your fam
12:35 AMEE: Why don’t you come sleep
12:35 AMKB: sure theyll be proud you fucked this bitch once and for all and got a car out of it
12:37 AMKB: naw id rather starve to death or jump off a bridge or bebeaten by vulturesvthenbshsre a room with someone like you
12:37 AMEE: K
12:38 AMKB: im leaving. calling it in as stolen
12:39 AMKB: im sure glad you got to play your guitar while you can
12:39 AMKB: im pressing charges
12:40 AMKB: oh yeah i hate the cops but im nit gonna let you use thst to steal my car
12:40 AMKB: fuck you
12:42 AMKB: and you still hag yhe nerbe to eay my food
12:42 AMKB: i cant wait til they knock at your door
12:43 AMKB: you think im bluffing? im not. you stole my car
12:44 AMKB: yeah i can do better
12:48 AMKB: you just wanted my car!!
12:48 AMKB: i get it now
12:49 AMKB: but its not yours
12:52 AMKB: what am i supposed to do when you steal my car??
12:53 AMKB: you think natalie is gonna bail you out??
12:54 AMKB: maybe your mom and your sis after what you told em

July 15

PHONE ACTIVITY

Call or Text

No more texts arrive from Kelley’s phone after 12:54am on July 15.

Eddie’s phone has a voicemail from Kelley’s phone at 12:59am. Transcription:

“Oh great, you’re sleeping. I’m so glad I got that message from you before telling me how you’re sorry and you love me and how you want me so much and all that bullshit just to get my car. Well, anyways, I purchased my own room at the Sunshine Inn and I reported my car stolen and told them who stole it, so expect cops’ knocks at your door, and I will be right next door at my own motel room, becase I’m not allowed to stay with you because when it’s you paying, only you get to benefit. Because you only look out for you. It’s your money; it’s just for you. But my money’s for both of us, essentially, which is bullshit, and I should obviously, definitely do the Detroit thing on my own, or go to Iceland. Like, you are not a partner. You’re not a partner. You turn on me, a, a split second. You turn on me out of nowhere, and I deserve way better. I did, I did nothing to be called a fucking stupid idiot, and I did nothing to be called a cunt. So, you know, I’m sick of your abuse. So go find… Oh, I’m getting getting in a car right now, alright bye. (click) (pause) (tone1) (tone2) (cut off voice sound, possibly “n…”)”

This call does not appear on Eddie’s call log, which may indicate he had physically shut his phone completely off before receiving the voicemail.

 

July 15

Sunshine Inn, Live Oak, FL

827 Howard St. Live Oak, FL 32064

No one has heard from Kelley since.

Eddie wakes up the next morning alone.

At 8:03am, Eddie calls Kelley, a credit union, and several car parts/auto places.

Eddie assumes Kelley had slept in her car or in the grass. He sees that she isn’t in the car and “immediately starts panicking.”

More to come…

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