A woman accused in an elderly Rancho Bernardo man's death may have victimized others and possibly received help in committing the alleged crimes, according to court documents.
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In April 2011, the family of 89-year-old Gerald Rabourn reported him missing. Family members said they last spoke to him in October 2010.
Following a lengthy search that came up empty, authorities arrested his caregiver, Denise Goodwin, in connection with his presumed death and the theft of money belonging to Rabourn. She is currently in jail with no bail.
To this day, a heartbroken Mary Weaver wonders what happened to her father.
"I've got no body to bury and go to a grave and put flowers on. It's just really, really hard," Weaver told 10News during a phone interview.
According to a search warrant uncovered by 10News, Goodwin told the family that Rabourn went on vacation, moved to Las Vegas and remarried. Family members said that story did not make sense.
"She didn't have a number to get a hold of him," said Ralph Scobey, Rabourn's stepson. "She didn't have an address."
Court documents obtained by 10News showed Goodwin may have more elderly victims and may have received help from her mother, Helen Lock.
A search warrant affidavit names Lock as a possible accomplice in other cases, and court documents show a police investigator believed "the Rabourn estate is not the only victim Goodwin and Lock have embezzled money from."
Lock is listed on 44 cases dealing with families' estates, but court documents show she nor her daughter are licensed to do so.
Lock did have a company called Probate Support Services, but its status is suspended.
The duo is accused of mishandling money for several trusts, and the daughter of one victim said she "filed complaints against Lock with Adult Protective Services (APS) in San Diego."
An accountant for another family said he "had concerns when he saw $200,000 of Norris trust money being used to set up an educational trust in the name of Goodwin's son."
At this point, Goodwin has only been charged in the Rabourn case.
The San Diego County District Attorney's Office would not talk about any other investigations.
Goodwin's preliminary hearing has been pushed back to later this summer, but Weaver said she is willing to wait.
"I'm OK with it taking a long time as long as I know she's in jail and not having any kind of freedom whatsoever," Weaver said.
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