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A year later, few answers in mother's mysterious death

Staff Photo: Brendan Sullivan Amy Elk poses for a portrait where her sister Dominique "Nique" Leili was found dead almost a year ago in the wooded area near the intersection of Russell Road and Oak Village Lane in Lawrenceville on July 16, 2011. The case is still unsolved and Dominiques husband, Matt Leili is the only suspect. According to the medical examiner the cause of death is undetermined.

Staff Photo: Brendan Sullivan Amy Elk poses for a portrait where her sister Dominique "Nique" Leili was found dead almost a year ago in the wooded area near the intersection of Russell Road and Oak Village Lane in Lawrenceville on July 16, 2011. The case is still unsolved and Dominiques husband, Matt Leili is the only suspect. According to the medical examiner the cause of death is undetermined.

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Amy Elk kicks dead, withered leaves with sandaled feet. She picks big ants off her legs in a patch of woods along Collins Hill Road that is girded by churned red dirt and new homes. Overhead, woodpeckers frolic among mature oaks and pines. Funny, Elk says, her dead sister was nicknamed the red-headed woodpecker.

About 10 feet into the woods, Elk points to a mound of branches and leaves that could be the mound, appearing as it did in this July swelter one year ago. The place where Elk saw her sister's hand and hair. Where an investigator with the Gwinnett County Medical Examiner's Office found a face-down, decomposing, naked woman whose dominate identifiers were her sheer petiteness and fresh, pink toenail polish.

The last time Elk had seen her sister Nique Leili alive, they had gone together to have their nails done. Elk knew her sister had chosen pink. She knew the body was her sister.

One year since Elk and her family mounted a search party at Walmart -- a motley bunch that included truck drivers and IT professionals -- and found Nique at the mouth of her subdivision in about 10 minutes, investigators can't say for certain how the Lawrenceville mother of three came to be there. Despite laborious forensic testing that consumed months, they can't say for certain how Nique -- pronounced "Nikki" -- died. A 12-page medical examiner's report, completed in December, lists the cause of death as undetermined, yet notes it was "highly suspicious for homicidal violence."

No bullet holes, blunt-force trauma, stabs wounds or poison traces of things like cyanide or ethylene glycol, the report summarizes. What's left? The autopsy could not exclude "subtle asphyxial forms of death," despite high-powered X-rays, typically used on bombs, of Nique's neck area that showed no fractures.

Nique's body was in the woods long enough, in such a prone position, to muddle the answer. Investigators insist they haven't stopped looking for answers elsewhere. Specifically, in complex computer files.

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Staff Photo: Brendan Sullivan Harriett Garrett and her ex-husband Doug Chatham are overwhelmed with emotion after showing Gwinnett Daily Post reporters the location on google maps where their daughter Dominique "Nique" Leili a Lawrenceville mother of three was found dead almost a year ago.

"I wouldn't categorize the Leili case as a cold case -- it's never gone in the cold file," said Gwinnett police homicide unit Detective John Richter. "It's been active for the last year."

What's known is that the 44-year-old's death has cost her kin an entire branch of their family. Nique's husband, Matt Leili, 44, the only suspect police have focused on, has left Georgia. He uprooted with their two young daughters to a home owned by his brother in the scenic town of Londonderry, Vt., on Feb. 13, a day before their would-be 14th wedding anniversary. Ten days before that, he had dissolved a computer company -- M&N Communications Inc. -- he founded with his wife in 2006. Matt Leili has not been charged and was within his rights to move, police and others say. He has denied all wrongdoing, but has shied from interviews.

Like Nique's family, neighbors and objective acquaintances of the Leili family paint Matt as a brooding, cantankerous control freak. Pete Piedra, Matt's former personal trainer at a Suwanee gym, dropped him as a client in early 2011.

"I couldn't see myself getting along with Matt. He was very arrogant," Piedra said. "He would flash a gun at the gym. He'd have it right on his waist. Who does that?"

Matt did not return a message on his cell phone requesting comment for this story. His lawyer, Sumner Riddick, declined comment. Attempts to reach Matt's two brothers, father and other family members were not successful.

Before his cone of silence, Matt issued a statement through his attorney, four days after his wife's body was found by one of her Atlanta Computer Group coworkers; Nique worked there as a comptroller, managing finances. In the release, Matt lambasted the media and said his highest priority was the welfare of his daughters.

Gwinnett police spokesman Cpl. Jake Smith said investigators have developed no other suspects in the intervening year. "We've not been able to eliminate (Matt) from suspicion, but we're not taking anything off the table in terms of a third party," Smith said. "We just don't have anything to support that now."

Nique's family says she had no enemies and never delved in nefarious activity. Patterns of mistrust were present before and after her death.

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The last day she was known to be alive, Nique called her mother while commuting to work in Alpharetta. She quoted her favorite movie, "Steel Magnolias," saying, "I'm not crazy, M'Lynn. I've just been in a bad mood for the last 40 years!" -- venting frustration that she couldn't get through to a radio station contest seeking the film's name. They talked about traffic, about Nique's girls, and then hung up. Her mother beams at the thought of Nique's intelligence.

"Oh, honey," said Harriett Garrett, a genteel Louisiana native, "she could make a computer stand up and beg for a cookie."

Born with a headful of tiny red curls, Dominique Gilmer Chatham was named after two of her father's beloved heroines, fictional character Dominique Francon in Ayn Rand's "The Fountainhead" and her father's mother, Gilmer. A voracious reader, Nique played piano beautifully, including Beethoven's "Ode to Joy." She nabbed the lead in her senior play at The Arlington Schools in Fairburn.

"Nique was brilliant, always the smartest in our class," said Lisa Putnam, a close friend and classmate from third grade through high school. "She was a beautiful person."

A teacher at heart, Nique graduated from the University of Georgia with a master's degree in math education after stints at Vanderbilt and the London Theater of the Arts. She taught in Athens and Greene and Jackson counties until her contract wasn't renewed one year. She went into software consulting, getting her teaching fix through training.

In 2006, Nique met Matt in an AOL chat room. Both were once divorced. The similarities stopped there. She had a thick drawl to his prominent Queens dialect. She stood a shade over 5 feet tall, so short an endocrinologist had once prescribed growth hormones. Matt was more than a foot taller.

Matt moved from New York City to Athens, then followed Nique on her career path to Oklahoma and Mississippi, where they were married, then to metro Atlanta. Her family says she was the breadwinner, and that Matt sold surplus computer parts at government auctions on eBay for income, but he was never the police officer or LoJack employee he'd claimed to be.

"As far as we can tell," said Elk's fiancee, Chuck Robinson, "the man has never worked a day in his life."

About a decade ago, the couple settled in a woodsy Lawrenceville subdivision called Oak Village. From the street, their two-story home would seem a portrait of suburban normalcy -- white picket fence, swing set, pool. A closer look revealed a series of security cameras lining the front porch and a glass-eye camera above the front door.

Family and neighbors said the cameras fed two large, flat-screen monitors in Matt's office and bedroom. Two more cameras were poised in the living room and above the refrigerator, "so he could nail the girls for grabbing sodas," Robinson said.

Gwinnett police dispatch records portray Matt as a one-man neighborhood watch, using his cameras to hawk their Sydney's Cove cul-de-sac. Since 2003, he had logged 34 calls to police, involving property disputes, suspicious vehicle complaints and about a dozens gripes about loose dogs and other animals.

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Staff Photo: Brendan Sullivan Harriett Garrett reminisces about her daughter Dominique "Nique" Leili who was found dead almost a year ago.

At least twice, he presented surveillance footage to responding police as evidence. In 2009, his claims that a neighbor was damaging his fence with an ax, as caught on camera, were unfounded, an officer concluded.

But in 2008, Matt provided police with surveillance footage as proof that two young thieves had broken into his car. An officer arrived to find that Matt had handcuffed one suspect and held them both at bay with a handgun. Matt identified himself as a security officer, a report states.

"Matt would call the police if someone stepped in his yard," said former neighbor Angela White. "I just always found him to be an extremely paranoid person."

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Nique's father, Doug Chatham, a federal Environmental Protection Agency chemist, said weeks before his daughter's disappearance on July 9, Matt started calling him at odd hours to drive the point home that Nique was losing her mind. Her mother says Matt had shut her out.

"(Matt) was blocking all the women in the family," Chatham said. "He was thinking that the men in the family would be his allies."

The first verifiable cracks came during a 57-second 911 call on June 28. A recording indicates the couple may have been having serious marital problems.

"My husband refuses to let me leave the house," Nique told a 911 operator at 6:47 a.m.

In dismissive tones, Matt told the operator his wife was throwing a tantrum and had awakened their kids.

"Do you really want the cops here?" Matt asked his wife. "You need to pick up the phone, otherwise they're going to come."

Seconds later, Nique Leili returns to phone. "You don't need to come," she said. "I'll stay in the house all day."

Gwinnett police were dispatched to the Sydney's Cove home, where neither Matt nor Nique wanted to leave. Investigators found no evidence of physical contact during the incident. They advised the couple of family violence laws and left.

Police and Nique's family believe she disappeared from the home sometime after midnight as Friday spilled into Saturday, July 9. By Monday, suspicions arose.

About 3 p.m. Monday, Matt met with an officer in the lobby of Gwinnett police headquarters to report his wife missing, claiming he waited to approach police until his wife did not report to work. He said they had been in and out of counseling, that "things lately have not been right" and that his father had moved down from New York to help calm the turmoil, according to a police report.

Matt told police his wife packed a suitcase in a heated argument about 3 a.m. on July 9, but had a change of heart when his father intervened and then unpacked. Matt said he dozed off in his office about 5 a.m. and awoke an hour later to find Nique gone -- her cell phone, keys, car, clothes and wallet left behind.

"The complainant advised that his wife is not in the right state of mind," the officer noted.

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Sister Amy Elk, from left, mother Harriett Garrett and Doug Chatham

That same day, Nique's 19-year-old daughter from another marriage, who had been living with her father since age 16, called Gwinnett police to make her own missing persons report. "When I try to call (Nique's) cell phone, my step-dad (Matt) answers the phone," Alexandra Page told a 911 operator. "Is there a way for you to check to see if she's been checked into a battered woman's shelter or anything?"

Hours later, Nique's mother called police with the same purpose.

"I'm trying to find out if my son-in-law has placed a missing person's report on my daughter," Garrett said. "I have been begging him since this morning to do this ... Now I can't reach him. I'm desperate to find out whether it's been done or not."

A day later, Page called back, more forceful and desperate.

"We're concerned he may take the kids to New York ... He has security cameras around the house and trackers on her phone and car," Page said, urging the operator to dispatch officers. "Anything that can be done at all needs to be done. This is ridiculous to me because she could be dead in the house ... Nobody knew anything about her being missing until yesterday."

The following day, Wednesday, Matt filed for divorce from his wife, seeking sole custody, alimony and child support, according to court records.

By Friday, Gwinnett police said Matt retained an attorney and ceased cooperation with detectives, the day before searchers found the body, roughly a mile from the Sidney's Cove home. When Nique vanished, Matt was home with the two girls and his father, Smith said this week.

"He and his father were never cooperative with the investigation, as far as giving statements," Smith said.

Minutes after Nique's body was found, two officers went to the couple's home to speak with Matt. They found him talking on a cell phone. He told police he was sick and suffering from an anxiety attack, a report states.

"When (medics) arrived they informed us that all of (Matt's) vitals were fine and they could not find anything wrong with him," one officer wrote.

Two days later, police called Matt a suspect.

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A legal battle over control of Nique's remains was settled outside court when the two sides agreed to separate funerals. Nique's family buried her in Athens, next to her grandfather.

Chatham filed for custody of his two granddaughters -- Amanda, now 13, and Rebecca, 10 -- and months of wrangling ensued, mostly in juvenile court, where hearings are private. Outside one hearing, Matt's attorney was asked by the Daily Post if his client had considered hiring independent investigators, given that no arrests had been made in his wife's death.

Riddick said his client lacked the financial means to do so.

"These were very middle class folks," Riddick said then. "He relies on the wisdom of Gwinnett police investigators."

Nique's family is adamant that Nique had several life insurance policies that would bring a total payout of roughly $1 million, but they say that money is being withheld until the case is solved or her husband is no longer considered a suspect; police and other officials could not confirm that information this week.

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In this 2011 file photo, more than 100 people showed up in memory of Dominique Leili during a candle light vigil after her body was found.

Smith says surveillance footage captured at the Leili residence and stored in computer files remains of strong interest to police.

"We've investigated the video but have not found anything specific enough to make charges," Smith said.

Richter, the lead detective, says he's motivated to bring the case closure.

"Just like with any case without a conclusion, we're going to continue to chase down leads," he said. "I can't see the future of what may happen, but we're not putting this one away anywhere."

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Last month, Nique's family filed a contempt action in Gwinnett Superior Court, claiming Matt had violated court orders to let the girls visit Georgia on spring break and two weeks during the summer. They also claimed he has denied the family weekly conversations with the girls via Skype, as stipulated by a judge.

The family attorney did not return repeated calls, but Elk said that matter is being dropped, in fear it would be drawn out, futile and expensive.

"Essentially," Elk said, "it wasn't worth pursuing."

Danny Porter, Gwinnett District Attorney, said nothing could prevent Matt and his daughters from leaving Georgia outside a judge's civil orders, bond provisions or the Division of Family and Children Services taking custody of the girls. Porter concedes that not enough evidence has been gathered to bring an indictment against anyone.

The only glimpse the family has had into the girls' lives in Vermont has come via Internet postings by Amanda's middle school. The budding scientist and athlete completed an online social studies project. She made the honor roll.

The younger girl, Rebecca, hammy and histrionic like her mother, had been making progress at an acting studio in Decatur. Her middle name is JoAnne, after her father's ex-wife.

Garrett, clutching a photo of Nique one recent afternoon, said the repercussions of her daughter's death have been widespread.

"We lost a daughter, a sister, a loved one, but we also lost two grandchildren, two nieces," said Garrett. "You know, we got hit."

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Gundoctor1 2 years, 4 months ago

I only live a mile or two from this site. As I drove by there this week, I thought, I wonder if they have caught this guy yet. If in fact it was the husband, he will mess up again. I hope it is not him for his children's sake. My prayers are with the family.

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roaads1 2 years, 4 months ago

You can't blame the guy for leaving. In Gwinnett he's been tried by the public already. If the DA had enough evidence to charge him with her murder or even say that she was murdered then he would be in jail. The fact that the DA's office told the media that he was the only suspect without enough evidence to charge him is wrong. Ruining lives without evidence should be against the law. I don't know this guy but I know in America he should be assumed innocent by those that believe we should adhere to the Constitution. I have watched lives ruined by prosecutors and police departments in this great country for decades without proof. A hunch should not give anyone in law enforcement the right to do something like this.

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pleasety 2 years, 4 months ago

ROAADS: it is a fact, and not 'wrong', that the husband is the one and only suspect in the murder of his wife. The public has a right to know this fact, since he was a named suspect. There is evidence against the husband...but how it has been handled by the police is another story. The statements made by the GC Police in this story are incredible. They don't have enough evidence? Really? 2 reasons for that - they ignored evidence and they didn't seek out evidence during the first few days Nique was missing. They didn't want to take a missing person report from anyone but the husband. Why? Surveillance cameras were at the house - were they seized? Were the home computers ever investigated? The police didn't have conversations with the husband while Nique was missing. Did they question the grandfather while Nique was missing? No. The police were given contact info for other people who could give information on the husband...but those people were never contacted. Why weren't the police interested in investigating the husband? The family, NOT the police, organized a search party - the police refused to assist with the search until Nique was found. If the husband is in contempt of court regarding the issue of the grandparents visitation, why isnt GC doing something about it??? Why was the husband allowed (with 2 minor children who had legal rights to visit their grandparents) to leave not just GC, but the state of GA???

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roaads1 2 years, 4 months ago

There wasn't even enough evidence to say there was a murder at all. Keep ranting, you should be embarrassed of yourself.

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amyelkvo 2 years, 4 months ago

I suppose you think that she somehow mysteriously crawled out to the middle of the woods, naked, (her feet BTW were clean so I guess she levitated), lay face down in the dirt, covered herself with leaves, and then spontaneously died?

Wow. I've got some property to sell you, too.

The ME stated that everything was ruled out except strangulation and asphyxiation. They have to prove a positive in the ME's office, not just eliminate the negative. However, common sense tells you that when you eliminate everything but homicide, it's homicide.

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pleasety 2 years, 4 months ago

Why is the GCPD protecting the husband? Their claim of 'not enough evidence' is ridiculous. If there truly isnt enough evidence, the blame lies with the police. When Nique was reported missing, the GCPD didn't want to hear from anyone but the husband. Why? Seems they were quite familiar with him. The police didn't bother to help with the search. Didn't the police think it was strange that 5 days after Nique was last seen, according to the husband, the husband then filed for divorce, while Nique was still missing?

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roaads1 2 years, 4 months ago

Right. The police covered it up. To ridiculous to even comment on.

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Mommyfirst 2 years, 4 months ago

Hey roadds1 - I BLAME the guy for leaving! He pulled the girls from school in the middle of the school year and took them away from a large, loving supportive family, after the most traumatic event of their entire lives!!! Took them from the home they grew up in and have allowed them no contact with Nique's family. He has completely ignored a court order to allow Nique's family visits and contact. So 'poor' guy, the DA and cops may not have enough evidence that he is a murderer, but the evidence screams that he is contempt of court and a selfish sack of garbage!!!!!! BTW, law enforcement has not done a thing, as far as I have heard, he has never even spoken to law enforcement.

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Mommyfirst 2 years, 4 months ago

Hey roaads1, I blame the guy for leaving!! He ripped the girls from their school mid-year and the home they have always known and away from a loving supportive network of family and friends, after the most traumatic event of their young lives, the MURDER of their Mommy! The cops and the DA may not have enough evidence to arrest his sorry butt for the murder of his wife, but the evidence is overwhelming that he is in CONTEMPT of court of the judges order requiring the girls have contact with their Grandparents, who desparately love them. The evidence is also overwhelming that he is a selfish, cowardly jerk!!!!! Maybe he will have to lure in some other unsuspecting woman and murder her, before he pays or maybe he won't pay until his judgement day comes, but I think anyone close to the situation has NO DOUBT about what happened to Nique' and who should be held accountable!!!

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Mommyfirst 2 years, 4 months ago

Thanks to Josh Green for covering this case! Please keep us posted on any developments, Josh. Thank you for not letting Nique' be forgotten.
If anybody is out there reading this article, who may have any information about this case, please, please do not hesitate to contact the police. Think back to the early morning hours of July 9th last year, did you see or hear anything strange near the subdivision or the place Nique' was found. Maybe you do not live anywhere near there, could you please share this article with your friends and family. You can copy the link below and email it to others or share it on your facebook pages.

http://www.gwinnettdailypost.com/news/2012/jul/07/a-year-later-mothers-mysterious-death-lingers/?c=45373

Please help Nique's family and friends as they seek justice!!

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roaads1 2 years, 4 months ago

If he has not been convicted then he should not have his name dragged through the mud. That is suppose to be how it is done in America. You pay for a crime you are convicted for, not one that has no other suspects. Perhaps you guys would enjoy living under that kind of cloud. It doesn't make it right.

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amyelkvo 2 years, 4 months ago

@roaads1 - I suppose you feel so sorry for OJ and Casey Anthony too. They weren't convicted.

How exactly has he paid for anything? He got to ride away into the sunset Scott free after abusing and freeloading off my sister for 15 years. Everything in this article is true. Nowhere in there does it say that he is a murderer. It says he is a suspect. He is. It says he badgered the police and acted like a one man neighborhood watch. He did. It says he refused to let her leave the house to the point that she called 911. He did. It says he filed for divorce mere days after his wife disappeared. He did. It says he did not participate in searching for her and instead hired a lawyer. He did.

Last I heard that is exactly how it is done in America. I seem to remember a little thing called "Free Speech." Yes, I am quite sure I read that somewhere rather important to the backbone of this country. If you don't want people to say horrible things about you - perhaps you shouldn't do horrible things. You can weep for the suspects all you want. Remember, there are families that are in pain.

Criminals pay for their crimes in prison, and last I heard Matthew Leili is still free. If you think that having an article printed about you that contains nothing but facts about your behavior is synonymous with paying for a crime, you have a very lenient view indeed. That's hardly paying for anything.

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roaads1 2 years, 4 months ago

They were tried by a jury of their peers. This guy wasn't. Please tell me that matters to you.

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roaads1 2 years, 4 months ago

If you are calling it free speech that a government official announces he is a suspect and the only one ok then you are blinded by your grief. If your sister chose to stay with him through all that then that was her business. That by the way is not illegal. My point is that if on the off chance he didn't do it his life was ruined by the things said in the press. The government having press releases saying all but "he did it" without a trial or proof that a murder happened is just wrong. I don't care how many self righteous people say it's ok. It just isn't. I remember when the Ramsey's were accused in public. They were just trying to grieve and the "officials" were just slamming them in the press. That was wrong and so is this. Innocent until proven guilty. Thank God that's in our constitution.

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amyelkvo 2 years, 4 months ago

First of all, he is the only NAMED suspect. Read the article. The police spokesman flat out said that they haven't ruled out a third party.

Second, his life is so not ruined. Once again - show me how his life is ruined. He is living off his family's money free and clear up in Vermont, with my sister's daughters, completely shutting them off from my entire family. How exactly is his life ruined?

Third - how is it wrong for my family to report facts about the way he behaved? "If she chose to stay with him" what a typical blame the victim attitude. You obviously have never experienced any type of abusive relationship. Read the story. She tried to leave. She packed a suitcase. She even called 911. Days later she was dead. And by the way it is illegal to abuse your spouse.

Again. It is not wrong to report facts. I guess you think that we should just keep quiet and let her murder go completely unnoticed and swept under the rug.

Nobody has said "he did it." They have reported about his extremely suspicious behavior and abusive personality. Those are all facts that we witnessed and we have a right to say them.

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amyelkvo 2 years, 4 months ago

I'd like to add one last thing, and then I'll hang up my troll baiting hat.

Matthew has been given every opportunity to tell his own version of events. He declines to comment. He's welcome to speak out in the press and tell his side of the story. He has chosen to stay silent. That's his choice.

It's not wrong to speak out and tell your story, or to act as your fallen loved one's voice. What's wrong is that she is dead. She no longer has the ability to speak or to be heard. Matthew does.

If you feel so strongly about it being wrong to call someone a suspect in a murder case, then lobby Congress and put laws in place to prevent it. I doubt you'll get much support.

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roaads1 2 years, 4 months ago

Well, at least now we know why he is keeping his wife's side of the family from seeing the kids. I hope the truth comes out. Right now we do not know a crime was committed yet some are comfortable with saying this man is guilty without an indictment, a trail, or knowing a crime took place. I hate that the family has this hanging over their heads, I know that closure will not come till the reason for her death is known. Having said that. Keeping your opinion to yourself would be better for the children in this case. I'm sorry if you can't see that.

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geniea 2 years, 4 months ago

I hope Ms. Elk and her family will reconsider pursuing the contempt charges against Matt Leili. It is a terrible loss they have all faced, but hopefully they can make some progress in regaining contact with their grandchildren/nieces. Dealing with drawn out and futile efforts is common in any sort of legal case, but in the end, those girls need their mothers family to stand up for them. Legal aid services are available if finances are an issue. Communication with the girls is most important thing, especially if justice is ever served and the suspect ends up in jail. God Bless all of you.

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Rocket1300 2 years, 4 months ago

While I pray for justice for this woman's family, I can understand why the husband fled the county and state. This guy hasn't been charged, but he has been publicly accused by law enforcement. Police have no evidence. If they were negligent in their duties, you need to take it up with them.

He has to be a father to his children and make a living. He had no chance of that staying here. I don't care if he was a nice guy or not. There were many avenues that the prosecution and the court system could have used to keep the children here. I'm sure all of those avenues were vetted.

I think given "innocent until proven guilty" he did right thing by leaving the region. Believe me folks, the cops know where he is at. If they can make a case, they will make an arrest. Of course, if you want to make him miserable, go up to New England and protest outside of his new house.

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Maur7 2 years, 4 months ago

It is an extremely sad day in many ways. First, this family and her friends lost a wonderfully, dynamic person. She is missed and the fact that her girls don't get to spend time at all with their grandparents is simply another tragedy. Many events in this case make no sense at all. The police were barely involved until her body was found. Afterwards, their investigation seemed more like a routine process than a true desire to find out who did this. The last person to see Nique was her husband. They were having many problems and why Matt's father was not questioned is beyond my comprehension. Her husband didn't even participate in the search for her. Why? At the very minimum, someone that was in that house knows something. I hope to God it's not her daughters. Sad day and an even tougher week. My heart goes out to her family and those poor girls. The truth always has a way of coming out. I really hope Gwinnett County does not give up on this case. I must believe justice will be served.

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teelee 2 years, 4 months ago

Seems like the 911 calls would have been a key factor not to mention the large life insurance policy and the suspicious behavior. Who else did it? Colonel Mustard with a candle stick in the billiard room?

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gwinnettisgreat1 2 years, 4 months ago

Man... I hope if I ever kill anyone that Roaads1 is on my jury. He will convince him self that the little green men happen to swoop in and committ the crime.

Hey, give the old boy credit, got his dad to help, he shut his mouth, lawyered up and left. Police would not convict 1/2 the people involved in murders if they did that!

I imagine the old boy gets his personality and obvious nutcaseness from his father. Who I am sure just magically showed up on that night to "help out" in the situation.

He might have committed the perfect crime. But then again, he's obviously a self serving psychopath. His behavior pre-homicide is evidence enough of that.

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nana42 2 years, 4 months ago

Does anyone here remember the so called " person of interest" father that took his children away, then drenched the house with gasoline, set fire and killed himself & his Children ??? I hope & pray that Nikki's children will be ok. This "crime" must NOT go "under the carpet"!!! My prayers are with the family in hopes they will find peace & closure.

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