Poker participant George Janssen wrote a cryptic handwritten letter to his household about his being kidnapped. [Image: Shutterstock.com]
New particulars have surfaced regarding the kidnapping of poker participant George Janssen, who says he was held in a basement for greater than a month.
On December 15, over a month after his disappearance, a member of the family obtained a handwritten letter from the four-time World Collection of Poker (WSOP) Circuit Ring winner.
he talked about the names of people that don’t exist in his household
Within the letter, he inquired in regards to the well being of family and friends members. Nevertheless, he talked about the names of people that don’t exist in his household. These names had been Kirby, Iggy, Daisey, Noah, Anthony, and Parker.
If you happen to take the primary letter from every title, it spells KIDNAP.
Blackmailed by a gang
Final 12 months, the four-time World Collection of Poker (WSOP) Circuit Ring winner was reported lacking by his household on November 13. On December 16, he was found zip-tied and coated in blood by the aspect of the highway.
earlier than his disappearance, Janssen was being extorted by a legal gang
In accordance with experiences, the Michigan poker participant had flagged down a driver, telling them he’d managed to flee his captors. A lacking particular person’s report states that earlier than his disappearance, Janssen was being extorted by a legal gang for 2 years.
The ordeal began when a masked man held a gun to Janssen’s head as he bought into his automotive in a carpark at a Detroit on line casino. A report states that the person demanded $2m from Janssen, which he mentioned he didn’t have.
$2m in debt
Ordered to drive down the highway, Janssen met different gang members. He was given a burner cellphone and over two years, the gang demanded cash from him, threatening to hurt his household if he didn’t pay up.
On the day of his disappearance, Janssen’s automotive was deserted with $50 payments left on the ground.
Within the report, Janssen’s funds had been being checked out. Earlier than his kidnapping, Janssen had been a profitable poker participant incomes almost $450,000 in match winnings.
By means of his automotive dealership, it’s alleged that Janssen had began taking out loans – which he couldn’t repay – on autos to promote. And on the time of his disappearance, he was $2m in debt to his financial institution.
Huron County Sheriff Kelly Hanson mentioned: “We will’t substantiate whether or not it did occur or it didn’t occur. However there are loads of issues that must be appeared into.”