I agree - the invitation coming at the 11th hour to his Green Storage Christmas party gave me pause too. Isn’t this the email where he also emphasized that he’d just returned from Japan and was still recovering? MOO.I didn't put much into that. I run my own business as does my husband. I have 4 children and grandkids. If i didn't hear back from my kids after 24 hours it wouldn't worry me. They have busy lives also.
If my husband didn't respond to a text or phone call even after a couple of hours that would be different. Also these were kids / adults that didn't call often at the best of times. The fact that JS called or emailed, ( can't remember if it was a call or mailer both), on the 14th i find suspicious.
I would like to know if the police can get records about the extent to which various persons of interest were on their phones or moving their phones during the window of the crime— or were their phones lying dormant at home for example (perhaps suggesting they’d been “left behind”). Speculation only.