I know you're at least as dedicated to- and thoughtful about- the case as I am...you just haven't had the time I have.
Great observations about the purses and footprints!
Re: the purses, I guess it's possible that that crime wasn't related.... You know, it seems everyone- now, me included- has tried to associate everything that happened that night (and afterwards) with the murders.
I'm keeping that thought under consideration because I don't know why those purses weren't eventually found, and it's bothersome because the state's theory was that the perp navigated between those caves up to about a week after the murders, and I don't see the murderer holding on to two purses, and taking them with him after leaving behind other evidence linking to the actual murders, and, not to mention, evidence (the photos) of who he might have been.
Re: the storm the prev. eve., it's always struck me as strange that the perp would trek through that terrain after such weather. I know it's impossible to get into this perp's mind, but I wonder if the weather was considered a benefit or if it was considered at all.
It could be assumed that the wet weather might keep people indoors, but people would be indoors anyway in the wee hours of the morning, and, yeah... what about other prints? Not just those in blood- which this perp showed concern about- but possible prints in mud/dirt, and not only on the ground, but on the platforms of other tents?
Re: the distance, I think it's CRAZY...we're talking 6 miles round-trip if we follow the state's theory.
It's possible that the perp went to an alternate cave directly afterwards, but surely, the perp had to allow time before daybreak to get anywhere he would go, so I don't know how it was that he'd inadvertently leave the flashlight.
There's so much that just don't make no sense to me.
Edited by regi, 01 November 2012 - 05:49 PM.