Affidavit of John P. Slater To me, this is one of the most important parts of this entire case and its not something you ever hear about at all. Slater and his supervisor, Lt. Fred Boskey entered the woods at a little past 6 AM from the dead end on McAuley and crossed the pipe bridge into the area of the ditch leading up to the bayou and searched for 30 minutes on the morning of 5/6/93, finding nothing. This, of course, is the same area the bodies were found later that day Slater: "If the bodies had been present at the time we searched the area, I am confident that we would have located them. We were thoroughly examining every part of the area, including every part of the ditch feeding into the bayou, and were assisted by our heavy-duty flashlights and the fact that some predawn light was available. " There's a few things to take away from Slater's affidavit. First of all, Slater's affidavit is from 2001, when the WM3 had been in prison 7 years already and at that time, I don't believe he was working for WMPD anymore. Either WMPD had not allowed him to make these statements previously for whatever reason OR, Slater/Boskey half assed their search that morning and completely missed the bodies, so this is Slater's attempt to cover that up. If Slater/Boskey did in fact search that area thoroughly on that morning and found no bodies, then it certainly lends credence to the theory that the discovery site was not the murder site. There's also a phone conversation someone on the tapatalk forum had with Slater in which he claims the water level was low that morning (gives a lot of credibility to his statement in my opinion) He also has a lot to say about JMB and the WMPD's handling of the case in that conversation. Very, very interesting stuff. Slater and Bosley, Why search Ditch at that time of morning.