UPDATED Caller Claims to Be Burglar of Theresa Roemer's Closet, Sends Us a Bunch of Jewelry, Wisp of Hair
Update--August 16 11:40 a.m.: Detective Brent Akin of the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office retrieved the package from the Houston Press Friday afternoon. Akin met us in a large conference room where the package was being held, and he asked us about the contents before donning gloves and placing the package in a brown evidence bag. He did not inspect the contents at our office. We'd been contacted by local and national media within minutes of the story going online, and a gaggle of news crews were in our offices by the time Akin arrived; they waited in a hallway and shot footage through the room's windows. Akin did not speak with reporters, but the Press gave several interviews after he left.
Photo by Jeff Balke A caller with a voice modulator says these items came from Roemer's closet.
A person claiming to be the burglar who plundered socialite Theresa Roemer's closet has sent the Houston Press a cache of what appears to be costume jewelry -- including a locket with a lock of hair he claims was her dead son's.
The person initially called the Press August 12, and, speaking through a voice modulator, said he or she would be sending the items to prove that he is the person who burglarized her highly publicized, three-story closet August 2.More »