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FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF LAW ENFORCEMENT INVESTIGATIVE REPORT On April 10, 1997, SA A. L. Strope, in furtherance of the investigation into the death of LISA MCPHERSON, assisted in taking testimony of three of LISA'S caretakers during her stay at the Fort Harrison Hotel. These women, JOAN STEVENS, BARBRO WENNBERG and HEATHER PETZOLD, testified as a result of a State Attorney's subpoena. At approximately 0900 hours, JOAN STEVENS, accompanied by her attorney Robert Poli, appeared at the Pinellas County State Attorneys office. MS. STEVENS was interviewed, under oath, by Assistant State Attorney Mark McGarry, SA Strope, and Clearwater Police Detective Jorge Carasquillo. MS. STEVENS said she has been with the Scientology organization since 1975. MS. STEVENS said she spent just one day with LISA. She believed that day to be Thanksgiving 1995. She said LISA was in a room with one double bed. MS. STEVENS said her senior during this period of time was LESLIE WOODCRAFT. MS. STEVENS said that during her watch, LESLIE WOODCRAFT was assisting with LISA and Janis Johnson was also there to see LISA. MS. STEVENS said that LISA was violent and was constantly talking and rambling about non- sensical things. MS. STEVENS said a security guard was posted outside the door and that he was called on at least one occasion during her shift because LISA had become violent and struck her several times. The security guard, Sam Ghiora, came to assist her with LISA. MS. STEVENS said that the security detail was being run by PAUL KELLERHAUS. This interview was recorded by a court reporter. See this transcript for further details. Also on this date, BARBRO WENNBERG arrived with her attorney, Robert Poli. She appeared as the result of a State Attorney subpoena. MS. WENNBERG has been a member of the Scientology organization since 1979 and in Clearwater since 1984. She is currently the Director of Inspectors of Reports. Office: Clearwater AUTHOR: Review Date(s) of Activity: 04/10/97 A. L. Strope Author Date Dictated: 04/10/97 Case Agt Date Word Processed: 04/16/97 SAS Word Processed By: klk Case Number: CL-01-0002 Serial#: 31 Document-1A: THIS REPORT IS INTENDED ONLY FOR THE USE OF THE AGENCY TO WHICH IT WAS DISSEMINATED AND MAY CONTAIN INFORMATION THAT IS EITHER PRIVILEGED OR CONFIDENTIAL AND EXEMPT FROM DISCLOSURE UNDER APPLICABLE LAW. ITS CONTENTS ARE NOT TO BE DISTRIBUTED OUTSIDE YOUR AGENCY.
FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF LAW ENFORCEMENT INVESTIGATIVE REPORT MS. WENNBERG said that she was requested by Security Chief PAUL KELLERHAUS to get involved watching LISA MCPHERSON. MS. WENNBERG said she was with LISA two days. The first day was approximately four to five days after LISA arrived at the Ft. Harrison and a second time a few days later. MS. WENNBERG said that there was a significant decline in LISA'S medical condition that happened between the two days that she was with her. MS. WENNBERG also said that on her second day, a DR. HOUGHTON came to see LISA. She said DR. HOUGHTON gave LISA aspirin and antihistamine in an effort to help her to sleep. MS. WENNBERG said she authored reports concerning her watch with LISA. These reports were sent to Alain Kartozinski. The interview with BARBRO WENNBERG was recorded by a court reporter. See transcript for further details. Also on this date, we interviewed, as a result of a State Attorney's subpoena, HEATHER PETZOLD. HEATHER has been a Scientologist for approximately four hours. She spent approximately ten days with LISA, including approximately the last seven days of her life. At the time of LISA'S watch, HEATHER PETZOLD was an Inspections Officer. HEATHER talked openly about mistakes that were made by various individuals who were connected to LISA'S watch. MS. PETZOLD said that various individuals were actually demoted due to the death of LISA MCPHERSON. MS. PETZOLD documents LISA'S mental and physical condition as well as all the individuals that had anything to do with the watch. The interview with HEATHER PETZOLD was recorded by a court reporter. See transcript for further details. Case Number: CL-01-0002 Serial#: 31 Document-1A: Page 2 This confidential document is the property of FDLE. Its contents are not to be distributed outside of your agency.
FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF LAW ENFORCEMENT INVESTIGATIVE REPORT SUBJECT DATA AIRS#: 501132 PERSON: MCPHERSON, LISA AIRS#: 525306 PERSON: STEVENS, JOAN WF, XX/XX/XX AIRS#: 525307 PERSON: WENNBERG, BARBRO WF, XX/XX/XX AIRS#: 525309 PERSON: PETZOLD, HEATHER WF, XX/XX/XX AIRS#: 525313 PERSON: HOUGHTON, DAVID MD WM AIRS#: 525314 PERSON: WOODCRAFT, LESLIE WF AIRS#: 525315 PERSON: KELLERHAUS, PAUL WM Case Number: CL-01-0002 Serial#: 31 Document-1A: Page 3 This confidential document is the property of FDLE. Its contents are not to be distributed outside of your agency.