|By Bob Weaver|
A missing 18-year-old Roane
County girl was an acquaintance of "Tattoo Vince" Golosow, 41, a
Tariff man accused of killing Michael Judson Reid, 52. Christian Dawn
Starcher Seabolt vanished after she left a Spencer apartment the night
of August 31, 2002 to purchase a pack of cigarettes.
Trooper First Class M. T. Baylous told the Clay Communicator "I can
say that at least she was an acquaintance of Mr. Golosow," but
asserted "no other body was found" when Golosow's residence was
searched by the State Police and FBI on October 18th. Baylous said
Trooper Doug Starcher of the Spencer Detachment was investigating
the Seabolt disappearance.
Seabolt's family in Spencer have expressed fear the teenager is dead.
The Charleston Daily Mail reported Seabolt had spent time with
Gosolow and Reid.
A search warrant issued for the Gosolow property at Tariff quoted
witness Sandra Khalaf, who said she was aware of "another possible
murder at the scene," regarding statements made to her by Gosolow,
after he reportedly killed Reid.
"Tattoo Vince" farm at Tariff, likely scene of brutal
Gosolow told Khalaf, according to the search warrant, she "did not
have to clean up the mess in the bedroom and to stay out of there. He
further stated it was his mess ... Ms. Khalaf took this to mean there
was a dead female in the bedroom," referring to their acquaintance
Reports say Reid, who had been living with "Tattoo Vince," was shot in
the head and possibly struck with an implement.
Khalaf proceeded to clean-up murder evidence linked to Reid, stating
she filled a bucket with "blood and human matter." The woman then
obtained what appears to be the murder weapon, which she turned
over to authorities. Police said Khalaf passed a lie detector test.
Trooper Baylous also confirmed an abandoned burned car found on
Grannies Creek near Ovapa, called "Murder Mountain" by locals, was
a vehicle which likely transported Reid's body from Tariff, Roane
County to Clay County, where it was dumped on Pisgah Ridge above
the Town of Clay.
EDITOR'S NOTE - The Hur Herald, The Times-Record/Roane County
Reporter, and the Clay Communicator withheld the name of witness
Khalaf, but it has now been published and reported by state media.