APB! ALL POINTS BULLETIN!
VICTIM NO. 1: XIANA FAIRCHILD, age 7, disappeared in Vallejo on December 7, 1999.
VICTIM NO. 2: KIM SWARTZ, missing child advocate, whose daughter, Amber, disappeared in 1989 in Pinole.
THE CRIME: Car boost, theft (a hate crime!) On the one month anniversary of Xiana’s kidnap.
THE PERP: Is the perpetrator of this car boost (hate crime) the guilty person(s) who kidnapped Xiana Fairchild?
Kim Swartz, whose own daughter Amber Swartz Garcia has been missing since 1989, became the victim of a break-in and robbery on Wednesday night (2/9/00). Kim and her fiancée John Brodie were attending a fund raiser being held at Chris' Club. The two arrived in separate cars at about 8:00 pm and parked the cars side by side in the parking lot. They were there to attend a "fish fry" fund raiser benefiting the search for missing 7-year old Xiana Fairchild. The event ended around 9:30 pm and the engaged couple stayed around discussing another upcoming fund raiser being planned by the owners of Chris' Club, Carol and Joe Klingensmith. They left the club between 10:00 and 10:30 pm.
As they approached their cars, they saw Kim's car had a shattered front passenger window. No other cars in the parking lot were damaged. Missing from Kim's car was her laptop computer and a briefcase that contained pictures of her stolen child, Amber, and a long list of phone numbers of fellow activists dedicated to bringing missing children home. Nothing else was touched including a pair of very expensive sun glasses lying next to the laptop.
In an interview conducted by KTVU, Kim Swartz questioned whether or not she had been targeted because she has maintained such a high profile in the search for Xiana Fairchild. Kim was instrumental in persuading Xiana's mother, Antoinette Robinson, and her live-in boyfriend, Robert Turnbough, to go the Vallejo Police Department for interviews. Shortly thereafter Swartz expressed outrage at the lies attributed to Robinson and Turnbough. Xiana's great grandmother, Lita Domingo said, "Sure they are angry. The lies, my goodness!"
Kim Swartz has made a plea for the return of her briefcase and particularly the pictures of her child, Amber, that she uses in an effort to bring her child home.
The targeting of Swartz comes on the heels of the nationally broadcast Leeza Show that featured Xiana's mother, aunt, great grandmother, Joe Klingensmith and others. The show was edited to eliminate many segments that showed the angry audience verbally attacking Xiana's mother shouting out that she was a liar. In the version that aired, mother Antoinette Robinson, constantly defended her "former" boyfriend who is still being investigated by the Vallejo Police Department in the disappearance of Xiana.
In a telephone interview with Carol Klingensmith she emphatically stated, "If there is anyone out there giving her all to find these children, it is Kim Swartz and her fiancée, John Brodie."
It is apparent also many other volunteers, such as Chris' Cafe owners Carol and Joe Klingensmith, are dedicated to bringing Xiana home. They are planning another benefit to fund the search for Xiana. A wine tasting and dinner will be held on Saturday, March 4, 2000 at Chris' Cafe. By next week the $15.00 tickets will be available at the club located at 656 Benicia Road, Vallejo, California 94591. The phone number of the Cafe is (707) 648-9257 and the email for the cafe is Tickets will also available at Manual's Auto Body in Vallejo. Donations are accepted made out the Amber Foundation and earmarked for Xiana Fairchild.
Virginia McCullough © 2/12/00
QUOTES OF THE DAY (2/12/00): 'The sad thing is that these pictures are all that I have left of my daughter. I just thought, I don't believe this. It was almost as if someone was trying to stop me." Kim Swartz, after discovering her car was boosted and someone took envelopes filled with pictures of Amber, who was 7 years old when she was snatched from her front yard. Also taken were her twelve years of accumulated records about missing children, including world-wide contact data for parents of missing children.
"It was a bit out of the ordinary. [Swartz's] car was the only one in a parking lot broken into and the timing was strange." Lt. JoAnn West, Vallejo Police Department, noting the significance of an attack on volunteer Kim Swartz who has done high-profile work in the Xiana Fairchild investigation. Ms. West also ordered the dusting of the fingerprints on an open potato chips bag found in the car. The booster had opened the bag and eaten the chips during the crime.
THE SEARCH FOR AMBER SWARTZ MAY BE THE KEY TO SOLVING MANY MISSING CHILDREN CASES.
The Amber Foundation for Missing Children
PO Box 565
Pinole, CA 94564
Toll Free: (800)541-0777
AMBER SWARTZ AMBER IN 1989 NOW. (Time enhanced.)
NEWSMAKINGNEWS CALLS ON ATTORNEY GENERAL LOCKYEAR AND JANET RENO TO INVESTIGATE THE CRIME AGAINST KIM SWARTZ AS A STATE AND FEDERAL HATE CRIME!
EMAIL TO ASK FOR HATE CRIME INVESTIGATION TO: ATTY GENERAL BILL LOCKYEAR: http://caag.state.ca.us/piu/mailform.htm GOVERNOR GRAY DAVIS: SENATOR DIANNE FEINSTEIN: SENATOR BARBARA BOXER:
TELL OUR ELECTED OFFICIALS! (You can paste this into your email.) "KIM SWARTZ, FEMALE LEADER OF THE MISSING CHILDREN'S MOVEMENT, DESERVES THE RIGHT TO A HIGH-POWERED FEDERAL; AND STATE HATE CRIME INVESTIGATION RE: THE "TERRORIST" TAKING OF A CIVIL RIGHTS LEADER'S COMPUTER AND DOCUMENTS AS SHE WAS RAISING FUNDS TO FIND THE KIDNAPPER OF XIANA FAIRCHILD."