Sure they might find a recording device on their own. I am not saying it's impossible, I am just trying to put pieces together. I am inferring from the fact that LE got warrants right away that they had inside information. From a distance, early on, this was a plausible missing person or lost person case. But- LE got warrants to search a house, an empty field, dig up the foundation for a house and others very quickly. You need some probable cause to show a judge. One logical way that happens is if someone on the inside told police right away that there was trouble in the relationship, a potential for violence, threats made, talk of divorce, affairs etc.. This person may have (pure speculation) provided the list of things to look for, including that they knew recordings were made and we communicate via chat on her Kindle...
What is pretty clear is that as soon as it became publicly known she was missing, LE already had evidence of something to show a judge.
Good post @Curiousobserver
. Just jumping off your post, personally, judging from Suzanne’s twitter, it appears to me she and her BFF in Indiana were extremely close, like soul Sisters is the impression I got. Having said that, and with the revelation/discussion on an early PE podcast with AM that Suzanne’s BFF had been trying to reach her since/after their wedding convo ended abruptly on Saturday and then when Suzanne didn’t show for BFF daughter’s wedding the next day, raised even more concern and red flags for the BFF, keeping these events in mind, I’ve often thought a lot about and imagined the possibility of LE getting a call from Suzanne’s BFF sometime Sunday afternoon raising concerns for SM’s welfare, hypothetically saying something to LE to the effect, I had been talking with Suzanne during the day yesterday about my daughter’s upcoming wedding when suddenly the conversation abruptly ended. Since then, I’ve been trying to get in touch with her but she’s not responding and since she didn’t show up to my daughter’s virtual wedding this afternoon, I’m extremely concerned as it just isn’t like Suzanne to not respond and to not show up without any notification. Hypothetically, if Suzanne had recently been confiding in her BFF about any troubles in the marriage, potentially wanting to leave/divorce BM and/or any possible suspicions she may have had about BM i.e., possible cheating, possible shady/illegal business dealings he may have been involved in that she found out about etc., it’s possible she elaborated and told them her concerns were amplified due to SM previously shared these type of concerns with her. Heck, maybe the BFF even knew about Suzanne’s spy pen and clued LE in to its existence as well, who knows, but I really do think it’s entirely possible that Suzanne confided and shared alot of “stuff” with her BFF that no one else knew about. IMO, alot of women have that one special friend they are very close to, share everything with and trust completely. I don’t believe it’s a stretch to think that this type of dynamic existed between Suzanne and her BFF, and imo, her BFF is going to be a critical, if not star, prosecution witness.
So say the BFF did call LE late afternoon on Sunday, and before LE even had a chance to perform a welfare check, next thing they know there was an 911 call received from Morphew neighbor JR stating that Suzanne’s daughters and husband reached out to her and asked her to go over and check if Suzanne is home as they are all out of town and haven’t been able to get in touch with Suzanne all day. JR tells dispatcher she went over to the house and confirmed to BM that Suzanne wasn’t at home and oh btw, her husband then asked me to go back over and check for Suzanne’s bike, so I went back over to the house and confirmed her bike was gone. Told husband bike was gone, husband said ok then she must have gone for a bike ride and since it was getting late, her husband asked me to call 911 to report Suzanne is missing.
At some point subsequent to JR’s 911 call, LE arrives at the PP home and notice a strong odor of bleach, no coolers to be found anywhere at the home, lord knows what else they might have noticed/found early on during search of the home, and find a bike at the bottom of a ravine which they quickly determine was likely staged. (not necessarily in that order). Yeah, who on earth has any reason to stage a bike, essentially create/stage a fake bike ride scene
. I digress.
At any rate, this isn’t LE’s first rodeo and my guess is as a result of some and/or all of the above, probably more, in addition to BM’s own lies/inconsistent statements to LE early on, it’s obvious to me that LE were able to connect some important dots very early on, so much so to be able to prove to the Judge that enough probable cause existed to virtually immediately lock down the home and secure multiple search warrants that remain sealed, all of which speaks absolute volumes.
The good news is in just one more week, we should know whether some of our guesses have been right, and will likely obtain a lot more insight into why LE sprung into immediate home lockdown, multiple search warrant mode and treated this as a homicide investigation with a prime suspect from virtually moment one.
Like everyone else, really looking forward to next week’s preliminary hearings.
Justice is coming dear Suzanne.