This blurry copy reads in part as follows.
2. That she was formerly known as Ann Elizabeth Tozar and Salina Catherine Smith, but now uses the name Catherine S. Harris, exclusively.
3. That the names of her biological parents are Edward John Tozar and Dorothy Elizabeth Haegle and their present addresses and whereabouts are unknown and have never been known by her.
Read more about this here.
After you do that, let’s go back in time a little bit.
Several years ago, Cathy Harris announced that she had found her biological parents. She said their names were Ed and Elizabeth Tozar.
There was a tearful reunion, none of it photographed or videotaped, however people seem to have donated so that Cathy could go.
There was also a sweet little Facebook page. I’ve written about this very fake page here.
You can read a bit of that page here.
I was very new to all this back then. And I didn’t know then that people had actually spoken on the phone to someone they thought was Elizabeth Tozar, who spoke with a thick foreign accent. It was so convincing that one woman refused to believe it when she was told that the whole thing was a hoax and that she had actually been speaking with Cathy herself.
As a result of being exposed, Cathy removed the Tozar page and offered the ridiculous explanation for her deception that she was just so abused and she didn’t have parents and she wanted them so badly that she made them up.
In fact, I was told over and over again that the fact that Cathy lied about the Tozar page was proof that she was telling the truth about her whole abuse story. Lying was the proof of truth.
At any rate, the story, like her cancer, sort of went away.
But then, the Canby family offered themselves as a new sacrifice on the altar of Cathy’s delusions, and Cathy needed to rid herself of the whole Tozar thing.
So now they’re completely fake, totally made up.
Remember, I had no way of knowing, and still don’t, if Ed Tozar was a real person.
It’s obvious, from the guardianship paperwork, that Richard Harris believes he was. He also believes that Dorothy Elizabeth Haegle was a real person. Note that there is nothing there that suggests that Dorothy Haegle was married to Ed Tozar. In fact, the use of the plural “addresses” would lend itself to the idea that they were not. It also would go some distance in explaining why Cathy was given up. Single motherhood was sort of frowned upon in 1964.
This is the sort of thing Cathy, and often her silly mouthpiece Karen, harp on.
Here’s their logic. I called Cathy out because she created a fake Facebook page, engaged in more than one deceptive phone conversation, and accepted donations for a fake reunion that never took place. The Tozar page was fake. The Tozar marriage is probably fake as well. The Tozars, as she portrayed them to be, were fake. We all know this.
Most importantly, I produced evidence as to why I knew that the Tozars she portrayed were faked. Fake pictures, lifted from other Internet sites. A plagiarized essay, altered by Cathy. Phoney phone calls.
What she has now done is take these guardianship papers, which she has had, by her own statement, for at least three years (probably much longer) and declared that Richard Harris made up Ed Tozar and Dorothy Elizabeth Haegle. She offers no evidence whatever that this is the case. She says that Lou Canby is her biological father. She offers no evidence to back up this claim. She says that it was proven with DNA, but doesn’t explain how that is possible since Canby died in 1977. There is no mother, no explanation of any mother, not even any speculation about any mother.
But most importantly, she offers no evidence of any sort that Richard Harris was lying in his statement to the court. In fact, she says, without showing us, that there is a birth certificate that lists those two people as her biological parents. Is there? I don’t know. I haven’t seen it. But she says there is.
And if there is, wouldn’t Harris have gone by that? How would he know who was purported to be her biological parents except by going with whatever Cleo told him or whatever was written on the birth certificate?
She insists that the Canby family were desperately hunting for her, frantically searching and that Richard Harris lied to them about her just nine days before the court guardianship hearing. But I find that very odd indeed.
First off, you have a family whose brother died in 1977. They didn’t know he died. They apparently didn’t attend his funeral. That’s terrible, isn’t it? Nobody told them.
And three years later, they finally decide to hunt for him?
They waited for three years?
Then suddenly, they are frantic?
This smells. It smells rotten. I’ve been part of family estrangements. Probably everyone has at one time or another. But I cannot imagine going for three solid years not knowing what was going on with my sibling and then after that length of time, feigning concern about anything.
One other thing is that she claims that they filed a missing person report with the Pennsylvania police. But then, she also has claimed for years that the FBI and the CIA and Interpol and private investigators and God and everyone was on her active case. Surely, during all those extensive interviews and reports and shit, she told those fabulous investigators that she had been known as Salina Smith, that she went to Upper Bucks Christian School, that she lived with Cleo Smith and that Lou Canby was also living there. Surely.
And she wants me to believe that all those law enforcement people were so god damned incompetent and stupid that they didn’t even check the missing persons list, or if they did, they totally missed the name “Salina Canby”?
Did the Canbys visit Harris (or call him) and ask about Salina? If they did, did Richard Harris lie to them?
I don’t know. It’s possible they did. Maybe. But wouldn’t they have been asking about Lou? You know, their brother? The one they didn’t give a shit enough about to even inquire for three solid years?
And if you were Richard Harris, how would you have responded to such an inquiry? He had no evidence that suggested that Cathy was related to Lou. He had guardianship of a young girl who was the beneficiary of a trust fund. Were they after that? Did they smell money? Did they think of Cleo as the “rich lady” that Lou worked for?
I don’t know the answers to any of these questions. Cathy doesn’t appear to have any answers either. She just makes accusations.
As I watch this, I keep circling back around to Ed Tozar and Dorothy Elizabeth Tozar.
Cathy absolutely, demonstrably, lied about them. She made a fake Facebook page. She plagiarized an essay. She kept talking about how she was visiting them. She engaged in deception on the phone, pretending to be “Elizabeth.”
Somebody who does that is either a pathological liar or totally mentally unhinged. She certainly isn’t a reliable source of any kind of information.