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- Jan 17, 2004
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In regards to searching the home and area I think they were looking for the girls on their bikes. That was almost an hour before the bikes were found. They could cover the entire Evansdale city limits with 3 squad cars in probably less than 30 minutes.
In hindsight of course we can easily say it wouldn't have mattered because of what was actually on the video. But at the time they didn't know that, and didn't even look.
What IF that video contained a video of the girls riding and a vehicle following slowly behind? Or the girls following a vehicle?
The family has stated that LE told them the girls were likely murdered within hours/a day of them being abducted.
Could it have made a difference? Absolutely. They would have a vehicle and possibly several people come forward as to who that person was in the vehicle.
Sadly, none of it matters now...I would have hoped they had absolutely no need to check out any videos because evidence led them elsewhere. But if that were the case, they wouldn't have any reason to release the video.
It was suggested that police did something wrong by not searching the area where the grandmother last saw the children. In fact, that area was searched first, so it is not a reason to criticize the investigation.
The video has been obtained and it did not lead to an arrest, so it doesn't really matter when the footage was examined. Nevertheless, it was examined as soon as police learned of it.
I still don't see any reason to criticize the investigation.