I am writing you this letter because I’ve been monitoring a girl by the name of Julie C for the last year and I believe she is your daughter. The reason for my observation of her will come later in this letter, but first I’d like to verify I’ve reached the correct parents. If these facts are accurate and you can link your daughter to them please take this letter seriously.
Julie is an iphone user- her current phone number is (216) 323-****, and she had in the past, and may still have this number (440) 715-****. She is very iphone savvy; she knows how to make ringtones from her iTunes for free and how to jailbreak the phone. She has two dogs: Penny and Stella, and I believe there are two more which I don’t think are hers, but I know she’s linked to: Velvet and Gibson. Gibson might be made up and you’ll understand why I say this when you read on further. Julie likes sports more than most girls: she seems to be a Browns and Red Sox fan, and she doesn’t like the Yankees. She is a picky eater. On her lunch breaks she frequents McDonalds, Chipotle, Panera, Taco Bell, and sometimes Subway. Her favorite kind of food is Italian. Julie is cheap in regards to how she spends money. She’s always finding some way out of paying full price. She loves the color orange and she is a huge Hanson fan.
If this information is correct, especially the phone numbers, I’d like for you to read the rest of this, and to seriously consider what I’m about to say, and not disregard it, please.
For approximately eight years Julie has been leading a double life. One of her lives is the one you know, and the other is an online life where she has been pretending to be a 25 year old man by the name of David Matthew Zane. Note: I am going to talk about Julie and David as two different people in order to more clearly explain this story; however I do believe they are the same person.
So why am I telling you this? Well, David has been stalking girls on the internet from various websites like MySpace, facebook, wyht, ratemybody, etc. He finds girls he likes, or wants to mess with, and sends them an innocent email. If they respond he tries to get a relationship of exchanging emails going, which leads to instant messages, then texting, then phone calls. You get the picture. After a quick period of getting to know each other David starts telling these girls he loves them and wants to be with them. Not thinking David could be lying, or not even real, the girls give in and start a relationship with him. Plans are soon made to meet, except David never shows up. A few days after the meet date David will call (or sometimes one of his sisters will call) and explain that something tragic happened like he got in a car accident, or his son Mykal had a seizure, and he’ll apologize and win back these girls’ affection, and the cycle starts again. David starts out as a nice guy, who is good looking, educated, and funny-he’s easy to like. And because his life has been hard (his parents are dead, he’s a single dad, he’s has heart problems and a brain tumor) you feel for him. Once in a boyfriend/girlfriend relationship he calls every day, more than once, and texts you all day. He spends hours on the phone in the evenings chatting as well. Conversations consist of all the things you’d talk about with a significant other: intimate details of these girls’ lives are being shared! He makes it seem like he’s really into these girls and there is no one else. Once David feels like the girls have bought into his lie and they trust him, his demeanor changes. He becomes controlling and manipulative with random aspects of these girls lives. He even tried to convince one girl to not go to Grad school and to move out with him. Thank god she didn’t listen or her education and future professional life would have been greatly compromised. Basically, David brainwashes these girls into believing they have a future and they’ll be together after he “gets its together”, and then one day they find out none of it is real and they are devastated. Two of the girls have had to go through psychological counseling and one of them is on anti-anxiety medicine because of him. You may be wondering how long these relationships last. You may have even made a few estimations in your head. So what do you think? A few weeks? Maybe a few months at the most? Both answers are wrong. I have been talking to David for over a year and another girl talked to him for about three years. My story is a little different from the others-there are eight girls I know of that he’s done this to-and I will get to my story later.
Actually, now is a good time for my story. David emailed me on MySpace in October of 2008. We exchanged emails, then instant messages, and then text messages for about a month. He then told me he was coming to the state in which I live, California, for the weekend (November 14-16, 2008) for a Hanson concert and asked if I wanted to meet up for dinner. I told him I didn’t think it was a good idea. Well the weekend he was here I changed my mind and texted him a few times about getting together. I didn’t hear from him until Monday. He told me he didn’t get my texts. I found this hard to believe and the suspicion of him being a liar entered my mind. I then started researching him without him knowing. I couldn’t find a David Matthew Zane in Ohio who was 23 (23 at that time). I looked up voting records-he wasn’t there, the restaurant he said he owned didn’t exist (A few restaurant chains by the name of Alexander’s exist, but they are nothing like what David described and David is not the owner of any of them), nobody by his name graduated from the college he said he went to (Marrieta), and nobody by his name lived on the street he said he lived on (Silverdale circle). So within a couple days I knew he wasn’t real. Are you wondering why I continued to talk to him? Well, I am a very curious person. I like solving puzzles and riddles. I wanted to know who he really was and why he was doing this. So I’ve played along with his game in an effort to figure out what was going on; or solve the puzzle/riddle so to speak. The past year has been a sort of experiment. I’ve been researching him and the things he says, gathering evidence in order to draw conclusions.
I’d like to tell you a little about David. Maybe some of his life will cross over with Julie’s and you’ll be able to make connections, and believe me a little more. David is 25. His birthday is January 15, 1984. He has 10 sisters; some of their names are Allison, Beth, Christina (Tina), and Erin. His mother was an Er doctor and died a few years ago from breast cancer. David has talked of getting a pink breast cancer ribbon tattoo in her memory on his arm. David inherited a restaurant chain by the name of Alexander’s when his step father (the man who raised him) died, shortly before his mother, in a car accident in New York. David has four dogs: Penny a beagle I believe, who barks a lot, Stella a smaller dog with a mohawk who also barks a lot and likes to suck on blankets, Velvet a black pit bull-she is a recent addition, and Gibson a weimaraner named after the Gibson brand of guitars, of which he never really talks about and I’ve never heard barking, and this is why I think he’s made up. David had a dog named Jack that died, a Jack Russell terrier. I have seen pictures of this dog and I think its real name is Lucy. David has two birds, parrots: Blue and Sunny. I believe he said Blue is a blue and gold macaw and he rescued it from the pet shop his friends parents owned. You guys owned a pet shop at one time, right? David said he obtained his Bachelors in History. His sister Allison is an accountant. David likes Hanson a lot: almost to the point of obsession. He has a ton of their music which he has sent me, claims to be good friends with them, and claims to have gone on tour with them. He goes to many of their concerts. Two months ago he went to Albany New York for the weekend for their concerts, and currently he is on a cruise ship where I believe Hanson will be performing. The trip is called “Rock the Boat”. It’s from January 7 to 11. It departed from Tampa Florida and lets the passengers off in Mexico. David had to do some “fiddling” with his phone in order to be able to use it on the boat. He talked of getting some side kick plan from T mobile which would have been a dollar a day, instead of paying twenty-five dollars through AT&T and having limited usage. David claims to drive a Black Range Rover and Dark Blue BMW 5 series. However, when he gets out of both cars the alarm system sounds exactly the same, and it sounds more like a grand am. David claims to be color blind and can only see orange. He is a picky eater, and doesn’t like peanut butter. David is allergic to aloe and to chewing gum. At the beginning of 2009 he broke his ankle and had to wear a boot while it healed. His favorite book is Night by Elie Wiesel. Is any of this information striking a cord with you?
There is so much more; too much to write you. I’ve tried to incorporate the important facts, but I’m sure I’ve left things out. The bottom line is the evidence points and strongly suggests Julie and David are the same person. Here is an interesting detail. On August 20, 2009 I sent David an email from my phone. Something weird was going on with the network that night and it ended up sending it to him over and over. The next day, August 21, 2009 Julie (juls15**) sent out a post on everythingicafe.com asking what was up with the network because she received an email from her friend over and over throughout the night.
You may be thinking anyone could have asked that because a lot of peoples’ service was out. So I tell you this: Just about everything Julie has posted on everythingicafe.com are things David has talked to me about right at the same time in the same words. The way she writes is how David writes. The only thing us girls haven’t been able to figure out is his voice. This is where the fraction of a percent of doubt comes into play. David sounds like a boy. Not a very masculine one, but like a 17 year old. The only explanations we have for this is Julie is REALLY good at faking a boys voice, she has a voiceover device, or she has a little brother that is faking this David character and stealing information about Julie in order to cover his tracks. Either way both phone numbers are registered to Julie C, so she is somehow involved. Oh, by the way, two of the girls that got all tangled up with David were told by Julie to talk to her friend David…yes two of the eight girls know Julie.
More than anything us girls would like for this to stop. No other girls need to go through this chaotic mentally disturbing mess. We have decided that if we find it hasn’t stopped, we will pursue reporting this to the appropriate authorities as internet stalking. In addition, identity theft for the pictures of at least three people (pictures of musician Josey Greenwell, Justin Moore of Ingram hill, and a boy named Josh whose last name I will leave out for his privacy), and for copyrighting music (from Hanson, Ingram Hill, and Honor Society). If Julie and David are one of the same-which I think is the case- it is my belief she is ill and needs psychological counseling. The intentions of this letter are not to tattle on her to her parents in hopes of you getting angry and her being embarrassed. They are to get her some help and to prevent future psychological damage to other girls.
If I have reached the correct people, I’d like to ask again for your serious consideration of this letter. Take the time to digest and absorb it in its entirety, and then take appropriate action to prevent other girls from being victims of this prank and to help Julie be healthy. If I haven’t reached the right people you can disregard this letter. And I would like to sincerely apologize for any heartache and distress this has caused.