Elaine Park: THE ULTIMATE TIMELINE – TLADILA

L-R: Vibiana Ibarra, Ingrid Strauss, Ann Mari Simpson, Daisy Alvarez, Michael Einziger, and Rosemarie Wheeler (people in the podcast in bold)

I will continue to update this w/ details from each new episode

LAST UPDATE: 08-01-21

⁕ The 💰 notation indicates relation to the accident settlement

— JULY 27, 2015 —

  • Father, Playboy Carti, etc., concert at the Orange County Observatory: Elaine is raped backstage by multiple men while incapacitated by substances

— MAY 2016 —

  • Sadie has car accident and Elaine is a passenger in the car. The only injuries Elaine sustains is some cuts to her hands while trying to help the people in the other car get out of their vehicle.
  • 💰 Susan helps Elaine file insurance claim, which Elaine later refers to as “fraud” in a text.

— JUNE 2016 —

  • 💰 Elaine emails (Ep. 5)* Susan regarding the insurance check:

I already know you want the checks for my routing info for the insurance check. Once it arrives it better either be linked directly to my checking account, or if it’s a physical check, directly in my hands. The full amount! I’m going to call the office and make sure you’re not pulling any snake shit, either.”

*(in Ep. 9 Neil calls this a text, but duckducklasers makes a persuasive case that he misspoke in 9, and that this was indeed from an email.)

— JULY 2016 —

  • 💰 Susan gets angry that Elaine went out to eat before going to see the chiropractor who will support the insurance claim. This culminates in the argument with the DIE!!!!!!!!!!!!! (x8) texts

— TUE. NOV. 8, 2016 —

  • Elaine and Divine Compere get together. From iCloud we know they text “constantly” from this time through January 3

— DECEMBER 2016 —

  • Susan and Elaine end up back under one roof again, as Susan lost her job as an assistant and Elaine, who had been staying at Daisy’s house, moves back home and is no longer working.
  • Susan & Elaine exchange approximately 68 texts arguing over money, in amounts ranging from $2 – $30.
  • Elaine’s father, Ray, ends child support payments to Susan.

A MONTH+ FROM ELAINE’S DISAPPEARANCE

  • Elaine either blocks or stops following most of her high school friends on social media. Some of those friends, like Kristen, continue to follow her, and therefore see (and save) Elaine’s tweets about her rape.

— WED. DEC. 28, 2016 —

  • Elaine tweets a thread about being raped and moving on, then deletes the tweets, but reconnects with Kristen after Kristen sees them.

— TUE. JAN. 3, 2017 —

  • Elaine breaks up with Divine. She sends him a long text saying she needs to get her life together, that she cares for him, and that she hopes he gets his life together, too.

— WED. JAN. 4, 2017 —

  • 💰 Attorney for Elaine’s personal injury case sends the insurance company a demand letter for $18,000
  • Susan applies for a passport renewal.
    • (Her last passport expired in 2009)

— JAN. 3-20, 2017 —

  • Divine sends “at least a dozen” texts to Elaine, but she doesn’t respond.

— MON. JAN. 23, 2017 —

  • 💰 Elaine’s attorney rejects the insurance company’s counteroffer of $4,000 with a new demand of $15,000
  • Susan texts Elaine: “FUCKING MESSY BITCH”
    • This is the last day that texts are backed up to iCloud

— THUR. JAN. 26, 2017 —

[Some times and events for 1/26, 1/27, and 1/28 come only from Susan Park. Those are indicated by a ‡︎. Susan’s detailed timeline, including transcript snippets from her narrative can be found here]

  • 3:45AM: (phone records: Ep. 7) Elaine runs out of gas and calls Susan who goes with Jeff to meet her.
    • ‡︎ They jump her car battery and give her some gas.
  • 10:00AM:‡ Susan says Elaine was sitting around the living room in skimpy underwear, but ran into the dining room when she saw Jeff and Susan. Then Susan and her boyfriend, Jeff, left the house.
  • Later:‡ Susan and Jeff return. Elaine is in her room.

— FRI. JAN. 27, 2017

  • Morning:‡ Susan says she texted Elaine $20 with QuickPay, and says Elaine promised to pay it back by 6:00PM.
  • 5:00PM: Elaine’s father, Ray, says Elaine came to his house to pick up “the weekend money.” Everything seemed normal. [Ep. 7]
  • 7:00PM: According to Sadie, she picked up a curling iron from Elaine at Elaine’s house. Said Elaine didn’t talk to her, just handed her the curling iron. [Ep. 2]
  • 7:00PM:‡ Susan says she texted Elaine to see why she hadn’t paid her back the $20.
  • 7:30PM: Elaine leaves home in Glendale, drives approximately 40 minutes to Divine Compere’s house in Calabasas.
  • 8:10PM: Elaine arrives at Divine’s
  • 9:05PM: Last text from Elaine to Susan (according to Glendale PD missing person’s report, but deleted from Susan’s iPhone)
  • 9:45PM: Susan goes online to check the State Department passport application page
  • 10:20PM: Divine and Elaine take an Uber to see movie at AMC in Woodland Hills.

— SAT. JAN. 28, 2017

  • 12:43AM: Elaine and Divine return to his guest house by Uber. Divine says they go to bed.
  • AROUND 3AM: Susan says she went to Jeff’s to sleep Friday night, but got up in the “middle of the night” to come home and wait for Elaine, because she was worried after the incident with Elaine’s car the prior evening.
    • Susan says when she got to the house Elaine wasn’t there, but despite saying she came home specifically because she was worried about her, she doesn’t text or call Elaine.
  • Just before sunrise: According to Divine, Elaine wakes in a panic, singing and shaking, and then leaves without saying a word.
  • 6:04:53AM: CCTV- Elaine walks from guest house out of Divine Compere’s driveway, through gate toward her car.
  • 6:07AM: Elaine’s car is seen leaving the Compere’s gated community. Can see car/plates, but not inside the car.
  • 10:50AM: Susan calls Jeff. (She says she calls from her house.)
  • 12:04PM: Susan apparently texts Jeff. Text erased.
  • 3:42PM: Final ping of Elaine’s phone hitting a cell tower in Malibu. It was this ping that helped Lost Hills Sheriff’s Department find Elaine’s car.
  • 11:58PM: Susan calls Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station to ask about reporting Elaine missing. They tell her she should probably wait a day.
    • Susan made this call before calling Elaine’s father or any of her friends
    • Susan has often said that Elaine regularly left for days at a time without telling anyone:

SUSAN: She leaves– she go– she leaves two, three days, comes whenever she wish to.

CROSSTALK: Have you ever–“

SUSAN: She never tells me where she goes.

WOMAN: Have you ever called the police before because you were worried about her–

SUSAN: No. That was the first time.

  • From Episode 6:‡ Susan says when she called the police on Saturday they convinced her to wait a day before filing an official report. She says this may be because she told them that Elaine had been depressed, had dropped out of school, and had been laid off from her job waitressing. They told her that this would lead to police not classifying the disappearance as a crime.

— SUN. JAN. 29, 2017 —

  • No time mentioned: Susan says that despite believing that Elaine packed to stay away, she tells Jeff that she wants to file a missing person’s report because she says Elaine would have paid her back the $20.

— MON. JAN. 30, 2017 —

  • 9:40AM: Susan messages Sadie on Facebook, saying she’s worried about Elaine, but tells Sadie that Elaine took all of her makeup and traveling blue duffle bag and may be staying with her boyfriend.
  • 10:30AM: 💰 Susan calls the attorney representing Elaine on the insurance claim
  • 11:48AM: Susan calls the Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station again, followed by the Glendale PD to file a missing person’s report
  • 3:10PM: 💰 Susan calls the attorney for the accident claim again
  • 4:25PM: A Glendale PD officer comes to Susan’s home to take the missing person’s report
    • The officer who takes the missing person’s report calls Elaine’s father, Ray, after taking the missing person’s report. This is how Ray first hears of Elaine’s disappearance.
      • Despite the fact that Elaine told Susan she was going to see her dad before going to Divine’s house, Elaine didn’t call Ray to see if he knew anything during the time when she says she was “worried about” Elaine.

— WED. FEB. 1, 2017 —

  • Susan calls and tells Elaine’s brother, Dustin, that Elaine is missing.

THUR. FEB. 2, 2017 —

  • Susan and Jeff drive to Calabasas to speak to the Compere’s.
  • Susan and Jeff go to the Lost Hills Sheriff’s Department and request that they ping Elaine’s phone
  • 1:16PM: 💰 Susan calls the attorney for accident claim again
  • 2:30PM: Police retrieve last ping from Elaine’s phone that had hit a cell tower at Corral Canyon Rd. in Malibu, five days earlier.
  • Elaine’s car is found on the side of the Pacific Coast Hwy: doors unlocked, keys in the ignition in the on position, her phone, her baby blue duffle bag, and her backpack with her computer and about $30 are in the car.
  • The Local Malibu — the website that defines self-own — seems to accidentally confirm that Susan’s original narrative to police was that Elaine committed suicide, by writing (in something like English): “By using the ‘suicide’ narrative and releasing the vehicle into the custody of her family, prevented potential evidence that could lead to Elaine’s whereabouts from being processed.”
    • This is disputed by NBC Los Angeles, Channel 4, who wrote on February 4: “The car was transported to police headquarters for detailed forensic examination. There was no evidence of a struggle, but it could not be determined for certain whether Park had driven the car to Malibu, or someone else, nor whether she was in the car when it arrived.”

“We can’t start a criminal investigation until there’s evidence a crime was involved.”

Glendale Police Sgt. Robert William: Los Angeles Daily News
Elaine Park’s vehicle as it was found on Pacific Coast Highway near Corral Canyon

— WED. FEB. 15, 2017 —

  • Susan’s new passport is issued

— WED. MARCH 1, 2017 —

  • Reminder on Susan’s iPhone: “FB LOGIN HISTORY.”

— FRI. MARCH 3, 2017 —

  • Elaine’s Facebook is logged onto. This is recorded as the first login in her Facebook account history. Previous history had been deleted.

— TUE. MARCH 21, 2017 —

  • 💰Elaine’s name is signed on the accident claim release, foreswearing all bodily injury claims and freeing up the insurance settlement money.
    • $5,000 is split 3 ways: ⅓ to the attorney, ⅓ to the chiropractor, and ⅓ to “Elaine.”

— FRI. MARCH 31, 2017 —

  • 9:00AM: Note in Susan’s iPhone calendar: “HIDE IT”
  • 10:30AM: Members of the “Malibu team” visit to see Elaine’s room for the first time
  • 1:00PM: Note in Susan’s iPhone calendar: “PUT BACK HIDE ITEMS SHED.”

— SAT. MAY 6, 2017 —

Links:

About that settlement agreement signed with Elaine’s name… (and all the ways The Daily Malibu’s piece trying to prove it wasn’t fraud just made everything look much, much fraud-ier)

What Susan said: Susan Park’s extended timeline from Episode 6. (July 2)


Notes:

I think it’s fair to say that no one knows how much — if any — of this story is true, but it appears that the call itself is backed up by the phone records Elaine has out in Ep. 7

*DUCK SEZ: Neil’s voiceover describing this in Episode 5 at around 25:28 states: “After pouring over Elaine’s texts, Ingrid and Ann Marie moved on to Elaine’s emails and they found several messages confirming and supporting what Sadie had just said, perhaps even more extreme than what we’d heard so far.” That makes me bet on emails and leads me to believe that Neil lumping it in with texts in Episode 9 was just a misstatement.

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