I do not recall this question being addressed and I think it is an important one to ask. JonBenet was struck hard on the side of her head. Dr. Meyer stated during the autopsy that her head injuries were consistent with a "blow to the head". What position must JonBenet have been in to have recieved this blow to her head? To try and strike a blow on the side of the head to someone lying down would have been very awkward - like golfing. Not very likely at all. She must have been upright then. Which means she had to have been STRUCK first - and then strangled. Because she could not have been in an upright position to have that object swung to the side of her head - had she been strangled and unconscious/near death. It makes no sense that someone struck her head when she was lying down. And supposedly dead from being strangled. This is one of the reasons I believe that JonBenet was struck on the head first and then thinking that she was already dead from it (after shaking her to try and revive her - which is why she had bruising in both her temporal lobes) the stager HAD to come up with something VISIBLE to give a reason why she was dead. But there was just enough life left in her little body to cause the fairly minor damage done with the cord pulled tight around her neck. I'm sure much to the horror of the stager upon learning of this later.