Sunday morning my thoughts were with the family of Xiana Fairchild as they mourned the second anniversary of her disappearance. The family that had raised the child gathered at the location of her last, lonely walk to remember the beautiful little girl whose radiant smile haunted everyone who saw it on countless missing person fliers. Click.
About 9:30 a.m. my telephone rang and the parties calling told me that I did not know them. They identified themselves as Jimmy and Jeannie O'Neal, the aunt and uncle of Ana Marie Cavazos, the woman who has been caring for Haleigh Magers-Mardeusz. Haleigh is the young girl who is at the center of a bitter custody battle waging in Marin and Sonoma Counties. Click. The O'Neals were told to feed in the name "Leo Magers" on the search engine GOOGLE. There they found my articles about Magers' violent history.
Ana Marie Cavazos had lived with Leo Magers for approximately six years. Magers and Cavazos are the parents of a 2 1/2 year old son they call Baby Lee. The family told me that Friday night Ana Marie Cavazos was found dead on the kitchen floor of the Mager's home at 223 Fauna Street, Rohnert Park. She had a broken finger and bruises on the back of her legs. At the time of her death, she weighed under 100 pounds and her relatives said that she had not eaten for approximately two months. Authorities have completed a full autopsy and are investigating the matter as a "suspicious death".
At 7:00 p.m., Friday evening, Ana's brother called the Magers' home to check on his sister. Eleven year old Haleigh Mardeusz answered the phone and "sounded fine". However, she did not put Ana on the phone. Shortly before 10:00 p.m. Magers called the brother and stated, "We've lost Ana - she's dead." When the brother got to the Magers' home he was unable to wake either child. "They were out cold", he said. The family said that Leo Magers would often self medicate his children using drugs he obtained without prescriptions.
Family members reported that Leo Magers placed a phone call to a doctor friend shortly after Ana's death. He wanted the doctor's advice on how to handle the situation. The doctor told Magers to demand a "limited autopsy" and "immediately get Ana's body cremated". Family members want to have an independent autopsy performed and they will be meeting with the Sonoma County Coroner today with over 100 pages of documentation citing Leo Magers' violent nature. Court records in both Marin and Sonoma Counties cite his abuse of his two previous girlfriends, his self admitted cocaine sales and purchases, and his sexual and physical abuse of his own child, Haleigh Magers-Mardeusz.
Ana's brother, Eli Cavazos, told this reporter that her four siblings and her mother were very concerned about Leo Magers' controlling behavior towards Ana, Haleigh and Baby Lee. In the typical pattern of a domestic abuser, Magers would not allow Ana to spend time with her family members. During the last six months, Eli stated that Ana began to parrot those things that Leo Magers would say. He said, "Ana lost her own personality and began to sound like a Little Leo every time I would talk to her."
Friends and family of Haleigh's mother, Carol Mardeusz and Ana Marie Cavazos, immediately began calling the Rohnert Park Police Department, the Sonoma County Coroner's Office, the FBI and the media in order to put protection in place for the two children. The Rohnert Park Police Department has repeatedly protected resident Leo Magers as violent act after violent act was perpetrated on his victims. The two officers who most often protected him are the Fahy brothers, long time police officers. The Police Department did not move to place the children in the care of a third person from Friday night to late Sunday evening. They remained in Leo Magers care and custody. Following countless calls to authorities, Child Protective Services for Sonoma County was contacted. The CPS employee who received the call was Juana Garcia. Ms. Garcia told me that she did not go to the Magers' home herself, but instead called the Rohnert Park Police Department. Of course, the Fahy brothers responded. They found Leo drunk according to family members of Mardeusz and Cavazos and they removed the two children from the home placing them in the care of Leo's brother, Brad Patrick Magers, who took them to his home in Contra Costa County. By so doing, the Rohnert Park Police Department continued to assure that no independent third party could examine the children to check for signs of physical, sexual or drug abuse. Again Sonoma County's CPS and the Rohnert Park Police Department have moved to protect the abuser and hide the children.
The Rohnert Park Police Department issued a press release about the death late Sunday night after receiving pressure from a reporter at the Press Democrat. They faxed a copy to the reporter and gave a copy to Ana's brother. When this reporter requested a copy to be faxed to me, the Rohnert Park Police Department dispatcher said it didn't exist. The cover up continues.
An abused child, a woman who dies a mysterious death, and one common denominator, LEO MAGERS. This violent man is so well protected that it is this reporter's belief that he may well be a confidential informant for authorities.
Virginia McCullough © 12/10/01
THE TRIALS OF CAROL MARDEUSZ WHO FOUGHT FOR THE
CUSTODY AND WELFARE OF HER DAUGHTER
by Virginia McCullough
CLICK. UPDATE! THE ROHNERT PARK POLICE DEPARTMENT AND LEO MAGERS
Click. THE WALLS OF SILENCE THAT PROTECT
Click AN OPEN LETTER TO MARIN COUNTY PROBATION OFFICER MARGARET EDWARDS ADDRESSING THE CAROL MARDEUSZ CASE. (8/14/00)
Click. MARIN DISTRICT ATTORNEY PAULA KAMENA HAS A LOT OF ADMIRERS -- PUBLIC DEFENDER MARK DAVIS AND JUDGE VERNA ADAMS BOTH CONTRIBUTED TO KAMENA'S CAMPAIGN FOR DA. DOES THIS AFFECT THE PROSECUTION OF CAROL MARDEUSZ? (6/16/00 )
Click QUESTION: WHO HAS SOLE LEGAL CUSTODY OF HALEIGH MARDEUSZ?
ANSWER: HALEIGH'S MOTHER, CAROL MARDEUSZ.
THEN WHY IS THE MARIN COUNTY PROSECUTOR'S OFFICE DESPERATELY TRYING TO JAIL CAROL MARDEUSZ?
BECAUSE ATTORNEY PAULA KAMENA WANTS TO PROTECT COCAINE DISTRIBUTOR AND USER LEO MAGERS? MARIN COUNTY CITIZENS SHOULD ASK WHY ARE OUR TAXPAYERS' DOLLARS BEING WASTED TRYING TO CONVICT CAROL MARDEUSZ! 6/13/00
Click. Who protects Haleigh Mardeusz.
Click. Haleigh Mardeusz' stepmother found dead on Leo Magers' kitchen floor.
THE SUSPICIOUS DEATH OF 33 YEAR OLD ANNA MARIE CAVAZOS.
Click. Why Did Children's Protective Services (CPS) Fail to Protect Haleigh Magers-Mardeusz?
Click. Where is Haleigh Magers-Mardeusz?
Click. Leo Magers courts Ana Cavazos. A Rohnert Park love story.
Click. Will the Sonoma County Coroner Release the Body of Anna Marie Cavazos to Leo Magers Without Proof of Marriage?
Click. SONOMA COUNTY SHERIFF-CORONER'S AUTOPSY REPORT REGARDING ANA CAVAZOS MAGERS
Click. SONOMA COUNTY SHERIFF CORONER'S INVESTIGATIVE REPORT REGARDING THE DEATH OF ANA CAVAZOS MAGERS
Click. Photo: Ana Cavazos Magers Click. Photos: Haleigh Magers-Mardeusz and her brother Leo
Click. Photos: Leo Magers and his associates and wife Ana
CLICK. COMPLAINT FOR THE ARREST OF LEO MAGERS FOR CHILD ENDANGERMENT
REGARDING GIRL, 11, AND INFANT BOY. (7/10/02)
Click. LEO ALLEN MAGERS PLEADS NO CONTEST TO FELONY CHILD ABUSE OF HALEIGH MAGERS-MARDEUSZ (10/4/05)
Click. LEO ALLEN MAGERS PLEADS NO CONTEST TO DRUNK DRIVING -- .20 BLOOD ALCOHOL CONTENT (10/9/05)
Click. LEO ALLEN MAGERS UPDATE (11/23/05)