Author: Killer Staged McStay Car at U.S.-Mexico Border

“Why would they stage their car at the border, cartels don’t do that,” said the author. “Someone killed all four and wanted them to think the family crossed the border.”

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    A video clip showed a family of four walking across the U.S.-Mexico border at the San Ysidro Port of Entry on Feb 8 - four days after family members last heard from Sunny and Joseph McStay.

    The author who wrote a book about the McStay family said he’s heartbroken the family is dead.

    Read: McStay Family Found Dead

    “I didn’t sleep last night. And I cried. It has just broken my heart,” said Rick Baker.

    Baker wrote the book “No Goodbyes: The Mysterious Disappearance of the McStay Family.” He says the purpose of the book was to find the McStays, and, as of today, the book is no longer available on Amazon.

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    “I really believed that I would see and talk to one of them one day. I have no words to express, I can’t get my arms around someone killing children, let alone a family of four,” said Baker.

    Baker, a former North County radio talk show host now lives in North Carolina. He says he reviewed thousands of personal emails and financial records of the McStays. He says there was never any indication of what may have caused them to murdered.

    He doesn’t believe drug cartels were involved, as was asked at today’s news conference with the San Bernardino County Sheriff.

    “Why would they stage their car at the border, cartels don’t do that,” said Baker. “ Someone killed all four and wanted them to think the family crossed the border.”

    Timeline: The McStay Family Mystery

    At one point, Baker felt Summer McStay may have been capable of harming her husband, but that theory was not included in the book.

    “I never in my wildest, nightmarish dreams could have comprehended that the family of four would be dead. I always thought that I would see one of them, meet one of them one day. I almost feel like they’re part of my family,” said Baker.

    Baker says whoever is responsible deserves the harshest penalty.

    “I don’t have any words to express, other than to say I hope that justice is served. We need to find out who did this and I would say the death penalty is not good enough for them.”

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