I think he wanted to watch the news so he could see his face plastered all over it."Harley-Davidson said she knew she had to get Burgess out of her house when she found a pipe with marijuana in his room."My son told me this," she said.
The Orange County Registermolester wanted for questioning in the disappearance of a 19-year-old Rancho Santa Margarita student will be examined for information that may help lead to the missing woman, authorities said Wednesday.bougainvillea vines near the railroad tracks a mile and a half from the home John Steven Burgess, 35, who calls himself Sinjin Stevens, disappeared from he rented.LAPD investigators have scoured the area around the railroad tracks as well as the wilderness trails at Malibu State Park, which Burgess loved.But there still has been no sign of 19-year-old Donna Jou since June 23, when her mother and brother watched her hop on the back of Burgess' motorcycle outside their Rancho Santa Margarita apartment and drive away.But, Heather Dawn Harley-Davidson said she had no idea about the man's checkered past, or that he was a person of interest in a crime across the country.John Stephen Burgess was arrested last week, after deputies with the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office caught him dropping some cocaine off at a local motel.
Once inside the jail, the JSO received word that Burgess was a registered sex offender, wanted for questioning in the disappearance of 19-year-old Donna Jou, a a student at the San Diego State University.
Prior to his arrest, Harley-Davidson said Burgess was working at the A1A Crab Shack and the Barrier Island Restaurant and living in her third-floor penthouse overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway.
When she took Burgess in, Harley-Davidson said she knew he needed help after having legal troubles in California, but she said she had no idea just how much trouble that was."[His mother] did not tell me he was a sex offender," Harley-Davidson said.
"She told me she had gotten him out of trouble in L.
A., but never in my wildest dreams..."For nearly two weeks, Burgess lived under her roof, but she said it was only after a few days that things started to get odd."A down (feathered) pillow was sliced, like, right open," Harley-Davidson said, "and the TV was ripped out of the wall."But she said it wasn't until the cable went out that Burgess really freaked out."He was very excited that the news was not on," she said.
"And he had made the comment that he was a news buff -- he had to watch the news.