OSWEGO, NY – At Washington Square Park in Oswego on Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., another rally is planned to show support of Gary Thibodeau.
Thibodeau was convicted in the disappearance of Heidi Allen on Easter of 1994.
Supporters maintain his innocence and encourage authorities and community members seek the truth and justice for Heidi and Gary, according to Amanda Crawford, one of the event organizers.
In light of new evidence, they request an FBI investigation or a new investigation from an impartial police force.
“I want to thank everyone who stopped out at the last rally,” said Amanda Crawford, spokesperson for the rally and stepdaughter of Thibodeau’s brother, Richard, (who was found not guilty of Heidi’s disappearance in a separate trial). “We had well over 100 people come and about 90 people sign in. At our next rally, we ask everyone who comes to sign in at the main table. If anyone would like remain anonymous we welcome that, too. We just ask instead of your name to leave words of encouragement. We make copies of the sheets and send them to Gary so he sees what a wonderful turnout we get in his support.”
“We also welcome any questions people may have. Richard and Gary’s family are willing to answer any questions to the best of their ability,” she added.
The family has set up a Facebook page “Gary ‘The Innocent’ Thibodeau” for more information on events and current coverage on the case.
Anyone with information, no matter how small, is asked to contact Gary Thibodeau’s attorney, Lisa Pebbles at 701-0080.