Article for reference: http://denver.rockymountainnews.com/extra/ramsey/0802rams1.shtml How did the knife end up all the way from where the housekeeper hid it and down in the basement, to be found after the murder? She hid it a month before the murder, and never saw it up through that time. How would an intruder have found it? If he'd needed a knife for some reason, I'd think he'd look in the kitchen rather than rummaging upstairs in cabinets (or even better...he'd bring his own!).