Friends of missing cab driver speak out against couple arrested
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- A married couple is behind bars, accused of working together to kill a Las Vegas cab driver. It's a story of love, violence, deceit, and conspiracy.Photo: Video by ktnv.com
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- A married couple is behind bars, accused of working together to kill a Las Vegas cab driver. It's a story of love, violence, deceit, and conspiracy.
Friends of Keith Goldberg are left with questions after police arrest a married couple for his murder.
"Where's the body? What did they do with it? Did they bury it? Did they put it in a dumpster somewhere? Who knows? He's got to be somewhere you know," asks Joe Esposito, friend and co worker of Keith's.
That was the original question asked when Goldberg was last seen January 31, 2012 at his Green Valley apartment.
"Did you immediatly think he had gone missing or did you think there was something more," asks Action News reporter Marco Villarreal.
"I thought there was something more," answers Esposito.
"You never really bought the missing..." says Villarreal.
"No. No. Cause I knew what type of a guy he was. That he wouldn't just leave," says Esposito about Goldberg.
An arrest report claims the trouble all started over a year ago when Goldberg moved into the Wildhorse Estates with Georgene "Cookie" Ross. Then Cookie got back together with her then estranged husband, Christopher. By December, Goldberg had moved in with his friend and coworker.
"There were issues at home with the ex, the husband and her, and he felt unsafe," says Esposito.
Late January, Goldberg went to pick some stuff up at the apartment. Henderson police were called to respond to a fight neighbors saw and heard. When they arrived, no one answered the door.
The arrest report indicates that Georgene had called Goldberg's place of work, Lucky Cab, at least twice to tell them he would be in sick. That includes the last day he was last seen alive.
As detectives worked the case, neither Cookie or Christopher's stories matched up. Cell phone records put them in different places than where they told police. That includes Christopher spending hours out in the desert.
Blood was also found inside the apartment. Goldberg's car was found with marks consistent with being driven in the desert, cleaning supplies in the trunk, and a human blood spot on the rear bumper.
Christopher and Cookie Ross are booked into the Clark County Detention Center and face charges of murder and conspiracy to commit murder. Family and friends tell us they just want to locate Goldberg's body with the hopes of getting answers to how he died, and to say a proper goodbye.