If code, it seems there would be a lot of easier ways to communicate with JR rather than publicly setting yourself up to be caught in a lie. Also, why wouldn't JR and DB have just used each other as an alibi and to confirm their story about LS, if they were both involved? I find it hard to believe that DB, if present, would have totally avoided all suspicion. I think more likely, if he was visiting JR, it was established early on that he was not a POI, because he was not around that night or for some other reason.
Also, when someone only has a few tweets, it's very hard to tell what is or isn't normal for them. I didn't find it weird at all.
Just my opinion.
Last edited by imkeylime; 09-26-2011 at 01:27 PM.
I myself have flip-flopped on what she said. I don't even know if the PsOI have campus jobs ... I can't see them doing that, actually. They wouldn't have the need financially, and jobs get in the way of other activities. So that part of the statement implies more of a random abduction to me.
Re: Starbucks, though ... I realize on second thought that most kids love going there. So that might refer to almost anybody, PsOI, other student, whoever.
Like I said, not necessarily my theory, but DB could be a MPOI. An appearance at a restaurant could give the illusion that he was not hiding anything nor in any hurry to get out of town. This tweet would not qualify as an alibi, just an effort to throw off suspicion. And like you, I don't find a tweet from a restaurant weird either. But I do find it odd that HT references a friend from home yet this person's name has never surfaced. Even in the context of sleeping in another room, out at another party or collaborating JR's story.
And yeah, he could be an MPOI... but why would the Spierers, who have gone so far as to include photos of the POI at the last public event, not give any indication that an out of town guest may be important to the story?
Again, not jumping on your post, just thinking (/typing) out loud...
I love Websleuths! I must admit that I have been just a reader. I am 40 years old now, but when I was in college at UGA, LS could have been me or any of my friends. We were doing the same things that are rumored to have been going on-partying-out at all hours of the night-etc., and that was 20 years ago! I can only imagine how much worse it is now! I think this is why the case intrigues me so much. I can remember thinking that all of my "friends" were really "friends"-and I am sure that LS thought the same thing. In all that I have read, while a stranger abduction is certainly possible, it seems more probable that one or more of her "friends" had something to do with her disappearance. I read the new replies here every day. I check for updates every day. It troubles me that there is no new news and that it is taking so long for LE to find LS. I have read stories of others who have been missing for 20, 30, 40 + years, and I just hope that this does not go on like that. Anyway, thanks for keeping this thread going!
My post assumes that the tweet came from the Runcible Spoon. And (IF) DB knows or is involved, he did whatever he did, then came back to Bloomington and placed himself in public to give the illusion that he had nothing to hide. I am not saying this is what happened, but I think if a person did take LS away there could have been some cold hearted/risky/foolhardy efforts made later to divert suspicion.
And a mention by HT of a friend from home with JR and no plea from the Spierers for other students to come forward to confirm sightings of this guest Thursday or any days before. I don't see them giving this a pass. I am as confused as you are.
I can be silly cuz when I read about the tweet, i thought it was code and thought it was because both db & jr are from right near me here in MI and we have some of the best corned beef deli's. One within blocks of jr's house. I know random and just me.
Bo Dietl apologized on Don Imus show...
from the Herald Times
But he did apologize publicly to “the great state of Indiana and Bloomington,” telling Imus he wasn’t going to say more. When Imus asked what was wrong, Dietl replied, “I feel bad. Sometimes I open my mouth and don’t think before I talk.”
"What’s this person doing?” she continues, seeming to follow every move of the man in her mind’s eye. “Is he going to work? Is he getting his Starbucks? What’s he doing and how is he doing it?”
Wow, I think CS is just on overload. JR wouldn't be going to work. What about his alleged guest. Would he be going to work?
6. if HT called JR before JW contacted HT
7. if DB was at the Runcible spoon
8. If CR bought LS a drink (Class B misdemeanor)
9. Who interacts now among CR, MB, JR, AB, HT
10. The statements verbatum of the 10 POIs.
11. MB's computer usage 6/2
I'm not sure she pointing a finger here. Just wondering how on earth any human being with a conscience could go about their daily ritual, knowing that they had caused harm to, or taken the life of, another human being.