UNSOLVED Mysteries has dropped a significant replace on JoAnn Matouk Romain’s case as her cousin responded to followers’ theories that he was concerned in her dying.
The hit Netflix sequence returned with a second season in October, and one episode titled Woman within the Lake appears at JoAnn’s dying in 2010.
JoAnn Matouk Romain’s cousin Tim responded to followers’ theories that he was concerned in her dyingCredit score: Unsolved Mysteries / Twitter
JoAnn went missing in the January and her body was found 70 days later in a lake 30 miles away from her final identified location.
Police dominated her dying as suicide, however her daughter Michelle Romain is satisfied she was murdered, even going so far as hiring her personal pathologist, scientists, investigators and attorneys.
After watching the episode, viewers started to suspect that JoAnn’s cousin Tim Matouk was concerned in her mysterious dying – one thing Michelle and different relations have claimed.
Nevertheless, Tim, who didn’t take part within the Netflix episode, has vehemently denied the accusations, which hinge on a cellphone name he made to JoAnn just a few weeks earlier than her dying.
The episode titled Woman within the Lake appears at JoAnn’s dying in 2010
The police officer has now mentioned the accusations in a brand-new interview with Unsolved Mysteries co-creator Terry Dunn Meurer.
Matouk stated it was “loopy” and “absurd” that a few of his relations believed he may do one thing like that to JoAnn.
He additionally denied claims that he and JoAnn’s relationship was ever “estranged” – and insisted that they had been on good phrases till the cellphone name.
Tim stated he known as JoAnn after he heard from one other member of the family, their cousin Billy, that she had been speaking behind his again and blamed her brother John’s issues on him.
The religious Catholic mum’s physique was discovered two months later and police dominated it a suicide
“For her to say that about me was, I assumed, means out of line,” he started. “So I figured it was OK to provide her a name.
“We weren’t mad at one another, so why wouldn’t it’s OK to name her and ask her?”
Nevertheless, Tim claimed that JoAnn refused to talk to him and branded him a “hassle maker”.
He additionally denied that any “screaming or yelling” happened and insisted that the warning Michelle stated her mom instructed her was “made up”.
She and husband David had three youngsters, Michelle, Kellie and Michael
Michelle believes her mum was murdered and somebody in her household did it
Matouk additionally addressed questions over his alibi and revealed he was infact working for a Michigan state narcotics job power on the night time she disappeared.
He defined: “That exact night time, we had been working an energetic goal within the metropolis of Warren.
“After I say energetic, meaning you’re sitting on a location and you may’t depart that location as a result of there’s exercise happening, so that you’re in fixed communication along with your companions.
“If individuals come and go, you’re following that individual round. You gotta ask permission to go away to go to the toilet — you simply can’t get lost by yourself.”
Tim additionally stated this was corroborated by his cellphone data and by Michigan state troopers testimony.
Reflecting on JoAnn’s dying, Tim continued to plead his innocence: “There is no such thing as a motive. There is no such thing as a proof.
“Even their very own investigator, the one which they employed, he’s a retired FBI agent — he stated I used to be credible and I had nothing to do with JoAnn’s disappearance.”