Without wanting to hammer the point, I can see what Lychee Farmer is trying to say, and yes, it IS all about the facts. But of course, to those on the outside of the case, the facts are only those that have been gleaned from MSM, from court appearances and documents, and basically from whatever has been "let out" to the public domain. The interpretation of those facts, and the opinions as to whether or not certain statements are true or otherwise, including the interpretation by the jury, not just here or on other forums, eventually comes down to perception. That's what the prosecution and defence lawyers do - there job is to ensure that the perception of the evidence falls one way or the other. The facts are the facts - both sides deal with the same set of facts. But the perception of those facts by the jury will decide the case. OK - I see little point in flogging semantics and hair splitting. Same about the search - the police and the SES (who are all volunteers, by the way, and members of the public at large. Only the higher command officers are professionals) did the coordinated search, as is usual in these cases. But many members of the public searched not only their own properties, but were to be seen prowling around Moggill Creek, up to Gold Creek Reservoir, and many other areas. But they weren't part of the "official" search. Maintaining a vigil at search HQ is where I would have thought GBC and his family would have been - but they weren't.