posted on Sep, 8 2010 @ 12:42 PM
Beyond the speculation, there is one thing that is beyond doubt: Derrick Bird had been living a lifestyle in recent years far beyond his means as a
cab driver(no matter how little taxes he paid). Consider:
--He had a bank account with 60k in it.
--He had a dependent minor child to support.
--He had two expensive hobbies--scuba diving and motocross racing(with his son).
--In recent years he had taken holiday/scuba diving expeditions to the Orkney Islands, Spain, the Canary Islands, Sweden, Thailand, Croatia, Russia,
and Egypt(the ones we know of).
--He is supposed to have given one Thai girlfriend a 1000pounds(or more) as a gift.
--He was also seen giving his daughter-in-law a thick wad of cash as a gift after she gave birth to his first grandchild.
--And according to one source,
....he "kept thousands of pounds under the floorboards" of his home.
--He owed nothing on the flat he lived in, which had been purchased four years before for 67k.
--He owned the cab he drove, and no money was owed on it.
Nowhere in the media or police investigation is there any evidence that attempts to explain this curious fact!