You two need to keep your private war private..a lot of these posts are against TOS, just saying. AQ, to be honest, I'm really not sure what to think. I've just been too busy with other stuff to be able spend any time exploring this for myself. Your clear explanation has helped me understand what you're saying a lot more, though. It's *possible* at least, that a killer could have a mind that worked in such a convoluted way. Multiple killers? Yeah, I doubt that. But I'm in extreme doubt about a copycat, I'll say that up front. The cops had all these murders linked, for a reason - and no-one outside of a few members of that task force and the killer himself knows what that is.