During the overnight hours of March 31, 2016, three teens from St. Petersburg drowned in a pond at the end of a dark cemetery road as Pinellas County deputies stood on the shoreline.  Elizabeth appeared as a guest on “Ground Zero with Clyde Lewis” and over the past two months we’ve asked some very serious questions about what really happened in the Royal Palm Cemetery.  Over the weekend, Elizabeth and Michael traveled the same path that the girls took leading into that cemetery and stood at the very spot where the Toyota went into the water.  What did the girls see at that moment?  Why did they turn right off Gandy Blvd and onto Frontage Road when the entrance to I-275 was less than a mile ahead?  How many patrol cars were actually involved in the “chase” beginning at US 19 and Gandy Blvd? Why isn’t Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri being more forthcoming with ALL the details of this incident?  Why haven’t we seen the dash cam videos of the entire “chase” (from all the vehicles involved) showing how the vehicle landed in the pond?  The deputies reported the muck in the pond was such that they couldn’t reach the car and the three girls inside.  Do they not carry emergency items in the trunk of their patrol cars such as rope or flotation devices?  Did they call for ground or aerial assistance?  And finally, why would Sheriff Gualtieri  disparage and question those of us in the media who are simply trying to get to the bottom of this story?   Three teens are dead.  Don’t you want to know what really happened?

About elizabethd

Almost every talk show host has the dream of national syndication, Elizabeth Dougherty has accomplished it.  This Bishop Moore High School and NYIT grad grew up listening to Orlando radio and now hosts her own syndicated show "The Dougherty Report."  In 2010, Dougherty created the "Florida Favors Radio Show” and "Food Nation Radio Network" to talk about food, restaurants, trends and evolving food safety policies. Sensing the need to cover more relevant subjects, she changed the name and focus of the program to “The Dougherty Report” and developed an entertaining yet informative show that discusses social issues and public policy.  The show is about people, not politics, and Dougherty breaks down for listeners the collusion between government and big business versus the average citizen.  Having spent years among representatives on Capitol Hill, networking in one of the most private business clubs in D.C. and a former member of Reagan's Presidential Roundtable, Elizabeth brings an insider perspective to share with her audience on "The Dougherty Report." 

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