Phone Records, Credit Cards Helped Crack Creighton Killings Case
CREATED Jul. 18, 2013
Omaha, NE -- Authorities said it was good old-fashioned police work that broke the case of the Creighton killings. They retraced the steps of Dr. Anthony Garcia.
Garcia left a paper trail as he crossed the Midwest to come to Omaha.
The arrest affidavit shows that using cell phone records, police were able to figure out that on May 7, Garcia was in the city he lives in, Terre Haute, IN.
From May 8-10, he was heading north toward Chicago. Sometime in the early afternoon of May 10, Garcia began heading west.
He did not make any cell phone calls on May 11.
On May 12, the day police believe Garcia killed Dr. Roger and Mary Brumback; he used his Visa card in the Omaha area.
He stopped at Casey's General Store in Council Bluffs at 12:38 p.m. Employees would not talk on camera on Thursday, but a clerk told Action 3 News Garcia seemed like any other customer, and she didn't notice anything unusual.
All a spokesman for the franchise could say was Garcia did buy alcohol when he checked out.
Then, there is a 2-hour gap in Garcia's whereabouts.
It is worth noting the last time anybody heard from the Brumbacks was during that gap in time: around 1:30 p.m. that afternoon. Garcia surfaced about an hour later.
He stopped at Wing Stop near 72nd & Pacific Streets. The affidavit showed that he was there at 2:26 p.m.
There is no paper trail for Garcia until 5:18 p.m. Sunday the 12th.
By that time, the affidavit indicates he had left the area. He received a phone call in Atlantic, Iowa, which is about an hour east of Omaha.
At 6:58 p.m., he checked into a Motel 6 in West Des Moines. He received a phone call there at 2:54 a.m. on Monday, May 13.
Police discovered the Brumbacks bodies on Tuesday the 14th.