Pictured to the left of this article is Rex Martin with Elvis.
There is the terrible news from the family of Rex Martin. The core of Rex Martin's collection may have been stolen while he lay dead on the floor.
Elvis Presley Fans of Nashville notes:
"Recently the family of Rex Martin gave Andrew Hearn of The Elvis Mag - Essential Elvis UK the rest of Rex's extensive Elvis collection. The items which were given to Andrew is everything else which was not stolen. Andrew is currently sorting through the massive Elvis collection Rex left behind. The collection is in wonderful hands with Andrew's care."
From Elvis Information Network:
Rex's family notes about the items stolen...
"It has now become clear that between the time that the police locked up Rex's home and the family collecting the keys from the police and gaining access, someone had entered Rex's home and removed some personal items (wallet, passport, and other significant items of particular interest to Rex's family) as well as the core of Rex's Elvis Collection. Since there was no sign of a break-in, it is believed that this person or persons had access to a key to the property. It is also evident that whoever did this had inside knowledge as to what Rex's rare Elvis Collection consisted of, where it was stored and where he kept his personal belongings.
Rex was very protective about his Collection and showed it to very few people, the list of possible candidates who could have committed this theft is small. This has been reported to the police.
... Furthermore, the family had decided to offer Rex's rare Super 8 (with sound) film collection (some 60+ films made in person by Rex at actual Elvis concerts) to Sony in exchange for them making a donation to charity. Only 1 of these films has been recovered, so it must be assumed that the rest have all been stolen.
We would ask anyone who is considering purchasing Elvis items currently being offered on Internet sites to consider whether or not they may be about to purchase something that was stolen from Rex's home before it was decontaminated. Also, people who have already purchased items may wish to consider whether it may have been stolen and, if they believe it may have been, to consider reporting this fact to the police."
Anyone seeing Rex Martin items offered especially SUPER 8 for sale PLEASE contact Rex Martin's family via his website Moments In Time.
Go here to 'Elvis Moments in Time' website to read more of this awful story.
source: http://elvisinfonet.com - Elvis Information Network