Please allow me to say this. Corporal John J. Van Tassel is truly a gentleman, and a consummate professional. I dont think that he has anywhere stated anything about his findings other than to the BPD, and to the Grand Jury. If it has been reported by someone (I havent seen it) that he said anything about his findings, it is most likely third-hand and not to believed. He has not discussed or revealed, and will not discuss or reveal, anything about any ongoing criminal investigation he has been involved in until it has been resolved. I know that Steve Thomas wrote in his book a few sentences about what he (Van Tassel) observed about the particular brand of cord that was used, but there was no other information given about his official findings or the report that was given. Before any of us add to all of the misconceptions and fallacies that have already been attached to this case, please be careful about stating something as fact unless we are sure that it is. I apologize if I seem a bit imperious about that, but lets look at facts about which we are sure, and state opinion, speculation, or rumor as being what they are. Bonus: See Page 6 .