I’ll say straight off, I don’t have hard evidence. What I do have is a pattern that fits like Michael Jackson’s glove. We’re talking about Fisk Tank Cleaner Woman, now… at long last… identified as Wanda Lenius. Only now do I even have a picture of her.
Gary and Wanda Lenius. This is the ONLY picture of the couple released into the mainstream by anybody thus far. My first “disturbance in the Force” was that her headline-grabbing stunt came with total identity protection from the media, so much so that I actually wondered if she existed at all. Her name was withheld for weeks by the very media desperate to accuse Trump of every crime in human history and that just ain’t natural behavior for them.
Gary on the left looks like he lives in pain, to judge from the bags under his eyes. Body is very thin but being a retired Arizona snowbird, a common condition. He was still high-functioning when this pic was taken to judge from his well-maintained goatee. His skin tone says he gets much more sun than his wife.
Wanda’s hair is not just frizzy, it’s frizzy-Skrillex. She also colors it at an age well past reasonable. Maybe her husband likes blondes… could be nothing, could be an indicator of attention-seeking. Methinks she has an extremely pessimistic mouth (downturned corners when not smiling.)
We start with a brief recap.
Man dies after taking chloroquine in an attempt to prevent coronavirus
By Erika Edwards and Vaughn Hillyard, 23 March 2020
An Arizona man has died after ingesting chloroquine phosphate — believing it would protect him from becoming infected with the coronavirus. The man’s wife also ingested the substance and is under critical care.
The toxic ingredient they consumed was not the medication form of chloroquine, used to treat malaria in humans. Instead, it was an ingredient listed on a parasite treatment for fish.
The man’s wife told NBC News she’d watched televised briefings during which President Trump talked about the potential benefits of chloroquine. Even though no drugs are approved to prevent or treat COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, some early research suggests it may be useful as a therapy.
The name “chloroquine” resonated with the man’s wife, who asked that her name not be used to protect the family’s privacy. She’d used it previously to treat her koi fish.
“I saw it sitting on the back shelf and thought, ‘Hey, isn’t that the stuff they’re talking about on TV?'”
Unbelievably stupid. On one hand, USA is a big country with lots of room for fools and this was at a time that many people were feeling panicky. On the other hand, Gary is a mechanical engineer who worked for John Deere. I can credit Batty Betty with thinking this was the chemical Trump was talking about but not an engineer who worked with farm equipment for his career.
Did Gary know that his drink had fish tank cleaner in it? He would certainly know that cures don’t work BEFORE you get sick. Nobody ever claimed the hydro variant was a vaccine.
The couple — both in their 60s and potentially at higher risk for complications of the virus — decided to mix a small amount of the substance with a liquid and drink it as a way to prevent the coronavirus.
“We were afraid of getting sick,” she said.
Within 20 minutes, both became extremely ill, at first feeling “dizzy and hot.”
“I started vomiting,” the woman told NBC News. “My husband started developing respiratory problems and wanted to hold my hand.”
She called 911. The emergency responders “were asking a lot of questions” about what they’d consumed. “I was having a hard time talking, falling down.”
Shortly after he arrived at the hospital, her husband died.
The fact that she also drank it argues against this being homicide. But it’s also possible that she hated both Trump and her husband enough to take a much smaller dose of it to establish an alibi.
Obviously, I’ve got work to do to make that a credible theory.
Woman Who Tried Fish Tank Cleaner for Virus Protection Is Dem Donor
The woman whose husband died after they took a substance used to clean fish tanks in an effort to prevent contracting the coronavirus is a Democratic donor who supports a “pro-science” group.
According to The Washington Free Beacon, the woman — identified only as 61-year-old Wanda to protect her identity — has given several thousand dollars to left-leaning organizations and candidates in the last two years. In February, she donated to the 314 Action Fund, which according to its website advocates “for real solutions to climate change and elect more STEM trained candidates to public office.”
I love the irony that a woman who contributed to “science-based political opposition to Trump” is the same woman who drank fish tank cleaner because Trump told her to. Or at least, I loved the irony until it occurred to me that this might have been a way to murder her husband and blame Trump for it.
Wanda and her husband, 68-year-old Gary, ingested the chemical earlier this month because it contained chloroquine phosphate. Both fell ill, and Gary died.
President Donald Trump and others, including Dr. Mehmet Oz, have touted the potential benefits of using hydroxychloroquine, a different form of the substance that’s used to treat malaria, for patients sickened with the COVID-19 virus.
Ingesting the poisonous chloroquine phosphate, Wanda told the Free Beacon, was a “spur of the moment” decision.
“We weren’t big supporters of [Trump], but we did see that they were using it in China and stuff,” Wanda said. “And we just made a horrible, tragic mistake. It was stupid, and it was horrible, and we should have never done it. But it’s done and now I’ve lost my husband. And my whole life was my husband.”
“We didn’t think it would kill us. We thought if anything it would help us ‘cus that’s what we’ve been hearing on the news.”
I’ll come back to those boldfaced comments she made.
Man Who Died Ingesting Fish Tank Cleaner Remembered as Intelligent, Levelheaded Engineer
By Alana Goodman, 24 April 2020
In death, he has become famous as a cautionary tale about the risks of mindlessly following the armchair medical advice President Donald Trump has dispensed from the White House podium.
But friends of 68-year-old Gary Lenius, the Arizona man who passed away last month from drinking a fish tank cleaner that contained an ingredient, chloroquine phosphate, that Trump had touted as a potential coronavirus cure, say they are still struggling to understand what drove an engineer with an extensive science background to do something so wildly out of character.
This article is why I’m going on the record with my doubts: because the people who knew Gary in real life are having the exact same doubts.
These people describe Lenius as intelligent and levelheaded, not prone to the sort of reckless and impulsive behavior he reportedly engaged in on the day he died. This account is based on interviews with three people who knew Lenius well and paints a picture of a troubled marriage characterized by Wanda Lenius’s explosive anger.
Wanda “my whole life was my husband” Lenius.
“What bothers me about this is that Gary was a very intelligent man, a retired [mechanical] engineer who designed systems for John Deere in Waterloo, Iowa, and I really can’t see the scenario where Gary would say, ‘Yes, please, I would love to drink some of that Koi fish tank cleaner,'” one of his close friends told the Washington Free Beacon. “It just doesn’t make any sense.”
Lenius passed away on March 22 after he and his wife, Wanda Lenius, drank sodas that she had mixed with a fish tank cleaner not intended for human consumption, Wanda Lenius told the Free Beacon.
Trump critics and the news media have held up his death as a warning against following the president’s amateur medical advice, with some claiming that Trump is “lethal,” has “blood on his hands,” and should be tried at the Hague for “crimes against humanity.”
Those who know Gary Lenius, however, say they are troubled by how he has been portrayed in the media and can’t imagine him agreeing to drink an aquarium treatment. “I would like people to know that Gary was not the fool that some of the media stories and comments are depicting him to be,” said the same friend. “I really don’t think Gary knew what he was taking.”
If true, that means homicide. Maybe just involuntary manslaughter if wifey meant well… but wait, we ain’t done:
Lenius spent over three decades as a senior engineer at John Deere in Waterloo, Iowa. He met Wanda in 2000. In 2012, he purchased a home in a gated mountain community in Mesa, Ariz. After he retired, the couple moved southwest full time.
“Immediately he just fell in love with Arizona,” Wanda Lenius told the Free Beacon in an interview last month. “He would say every day, ‘Isn’t my mountain beautiful? Isn’t it gorgeous out here? Boy, it’s nice out here. I wish I lived here my whole life.’ Every day,” she continued, adding, “He would go on, and on, and on, to the point where I was, like, ‘You’re starting to sound a little weird.'” …
Wanda Lenius would often take her terrier dogs and meet her husband at the airpark, and the couple would go for a walk in the nearby desert. Those who knew the couple said they sensed tension in the marriage.
“Wanda would constantly berate Gary in public,” said a source who asked that all identifying information be withheld. “Everyone was embarrassed for him, but he outwardly did not seem to care much.”
“In our opinion, their marriage was seen outwardly to be as one-sided as a marriage possibly could be: Gary worshiped Wanda,” this person said, adding that his wife “would routinely call him a ‘doofus'” and humiliate him in public.
Lenius’s friend recalled Wanda Lenius destroying her husband’s aircraft model collection after he returned home late for a meal.
“These planes take many dozens and sometimes hundreds of hours to complete,” said the friend. “Gary did not get angry, he simply junked the planes that were not repairable and fixed the rest. That is the Gary I knew, he would never get upset, he just accepted what happened and carried on.”
Gary didn’t know how to handle women. A common trait of the “Mr. Fix-It” male personality. Managing women is a completely different skillset from designing tractors.
In another recent instance, the same friend said Wanda Lenius broke her husband’s laptop screen, allegedly because she was angry he had updated the Windows software on her computer.
“Gary just ordered up a new LCD screen from Dell and took it apart and replaced the screen himself,” said the friend. “He knew nothing about repairing laptops, but he was a smart guy, he learned how.”
Wanda hated her husband. Wanda hated Trump. Wanda saw “chloroquinone” on the fish tank cleaner while her husband with out playing with friends and got an idea? Quote: “Ingesting the poisonous chloroquine phosphate, Wanda told the Free Beacon, was a “spur of the moment” decision.”
The couple met while working at John Deere in Waterloo in 2000, according to Wanda Lenius. Gary Lenius was a longtime senior engineer at the company and Wanda Halverson had recently started as a temp worker. Both were divorced. They married by the end of the year, and Wanda Lenius was hired full time in the company’s supply management division.
No, Gary! Noooo!
Seven months after their wedding, the Waterloo Police Department responded to a domestic incident at their home. The couple had gotten into an argument “concerning counseling and a possible divorce” during which Wanda allegedly hit her husband in the chest and swung a mounted birdhouse at him, according to a court affidavit from the responding officer, William Sauerbrei.
Modern marriage: a long ceremony and a short honeymoon.
The state attorney’s office charged Wanda Lenius with misdemeanor domestic abuse assault. But the couple reconciled and Gary Lenius testified in support of his wife at the trial, saying he was not hurt or put in fear of injury. The judge found Wanda not guilty.
Gary, man, I’m sorry, but you deserved your fate after forgiving her first attempts to whack you.
In the verdict, Judge Nathan Callahan wrote that the “911 tape certainly contains sufficient evidence to establish probable cause for [Wanda Lenius’s] arrest, and the observations of the officers were consistent with a finding of probable cause for arrest of the Defendant.” But due to Gary Lenius’s trial testimony, the judge said he was unable to find “proof beyond a reasonable doubt that Defendant either placed her husband in fear, injured him, or that she had the intent to do so.”
In 2005, after working full time at John Deere for four years, Wanda Lenius went on long-term disability after developing debilitating mental and physical health problems from gender and age discrimination she faced at the company, according to court records in a 2012 lawsuit she filed against John Deere.
What a BITCH!
Wanda Lenius told the court that she faced “gender-based harassment” and age discrimination, including getting passed over for promotions because she was a woman in her 40s. The litigation was similar to a lawsuit she had filed in 1997 against her former employer, the Cedar Valley Medical Clinic, although in that case, she said the company discriminated against her because she was viewed as a “young, single girl.” That case was dismissed in 1999.
Dr. James Harding, Wanda’s psychologist at the Black Hawk-Grundy Mental Health Center in Waterloo, told the court in the John Deere lawsuit that Wanda had post-traumatic stress disorder and anger issues due to her experience at the company.
Is this a woman who would poison the husband she hated and already repeatedly attacked in a way that makes Orange Man look bad? Yes. Yes, this is exactly such a woman.
“In the process of externalizing her stress, she remains very angry and full of adrenaline much of the time which has been very hard on her health,” he said in a July 31, 2013, letter. “Anything related to John Deere such as signs, colors, even former friends there can be powerful triggers to flashbacks, causing rage and a desire to attack back.”
Wanda Lenius said during a deposition in the case that she was “furious all the time” and that the stress had taken a toll on her marriage.
“I’m just mad,” she said. “I want my husband to retire even though he doesn’t want to because I do not want to ever hear [those] two words again: ‘John Deere.‘ I never want to hear that again in my life when this is over with. Ever. And I am moving as far away as I can get without leaving the United States of America.”
Wanda “my whole life was my husband” Lenius.
In a phone interview with the Free Beacon, Wanda said she and her husband had seen President Trump praise a drug called chloroquine on the news, citing preliminary studies that showed it could be a promising treatment for coronavirus. She said she remembered purchasing a jar of “chloroquine phosphate” years before to clean a fish tank.
A woman who once claimed the insanity-by-PTSD defense in a courtroom randomly remembered the term “chloroquine phosphate” for years?
Or, did she watch Trump’s report then get an idea the next time she saw the bottle?
The powder form of the drug is sold by aquarium suppliers and is used to treat viral outbreaks in large fish tanks. She told the Free Beacon she had mentioned this to her husband “and he kind of laughed at me, you know. It was just a regular conversation.”
She asked her husband questions about the CP. He “kind of laughed” at her. Then she mixed it into a drink and fed it to him. He died as a direct result.
She said she didn’t think about chloroquine again until a few days later, March 22, when Lenius confessed to her that he had hurt his leg while riding his new dirt bike and might have to go see a doctor.
Gary might have loved Wanda but one notices that all of his hobbies got him out of the house.
“I’d already stocked the house with groceries and extra dog food and everything was set. We were ready to self-isolate,” said Wanda. “He didn’t want to tell me that he got hurt bad because he knew I was upset. I didn’t want him to ride a motorcycle, he was 68 and I didn’t want him getting hurt.”
Wanda Lenius said her husband was planning to schedule a doctor’s appointment to have his leg looked at and the couple worried he might pick up coronavirus at the clinic. That’s when, she said, she reached for the fish tank cleaner in her pantry.
Asked if she and Lenius had a conversation about taking the chloroquine at that time, she told the Free Beacon: “No. I mean, it was really kind of a spur of the moment thing,” adding that the couple ingested “one teaspoon and some soda” each—at least four times the lethal limit.
How did Wanda survive a self-poisoning at four times the lethal dose? Occam’s Razor, she didn’t take that size of a dose.
A friend of Lenius’s said that Wanda Lenius “often made a cocktail of vitamins for Gary.”
Those who knew Gary said he was in “good spirits” and seemed “normal” in the days before he died. One source said that Gary had recently started undergoing chelation therapy, a medical procedure that is typically used to treat people who have abnormally high levels of heavy metals in their blood, such as lead, mercury, or arsenic. It is sometimes also used as a homeopathic remedy for heart disease, autism, and Alzheimer’s disease.
Bloody Hell, was Wanda ALREADY poisoning him???
About a week before he passed away, a friend said Lenius told him “that he would never remarry if something happened with him and Wanda.”
“Gary loved Wanda,” said the friend. “He trusted her to do the right thing for him, I doubt that he second-guessed when she gave him the chloroquine.”
Maybe he didn’t guess the first time.
I can’t prove it in a court… but I think Gary Lenius was murdered by Wanda.
The Fish Tank Cleaner Murder.