I hope I am wrong about Chandler LE. Following this case for months it was easy to be prejudiced against them as MSM reports originally said LE showed up, interviewed AxC and Lori, declared it self defense and closed the case while Lori had a pool party.
Released body cam footage together with the Dateline interview with Chandler detectives shows Chandler PD did a lot more than was in the news in July. Thank you for reminding me to keep an open mind.
Regarding the timing for LE to release the house back to Lori, we know Lori, Tylee, and Alex were together because we have a quote (Dateline? I forget the source) from the officer who drove the 3 of them home. We know Tylee is being interviewed at 10:14 a.m. at CPD (Gardener's timeline). At "midday" Lori called CR and told him CV died of a heart attack. My guess is Tylee's interview runs past 10:30 then LE take a little time to organize a van and driver, check with LE on scene to make sure it is clear, etc, and LV and company are back home by 11:30. Total speculation based on that phone call to CR happening around noon and Lori not making that call until LE is no where near by.
You may be right about some of your "Nah's" then. Three hours is not very long for a thorough investigation at the scene, particularly if only an hour of it occurs AFTER the primary witnesses have been interviewed and given their (in parts, conflicting) statements in separate interview rooms.
I'm particularly struck by the absence of a lot of blood at the scene (at least it appears that way in the body cam footage). At least four shots from a fairly powerful handgun and there's a body, but not blood spill and splatter all over the place (walls, floor, wall mirrors, clothing of shooter) as one might expect and the absence of which one would think would compel a lot of questions and some detailed investigation. That seems like a red flag to me. If there has been attempted cleanup, that is intent to conceal, which is incriminating.
Two of the primary victims to the conflict (and potentially the shooting itself) plus another individual who was present fled the scene and only two of them returned later, after police arrived. Another red flag. What evidence may have disappeared during that trip away? What might JJ have voluntarily uttered and what might have been LV's response had he remained on scene?
AxC has a criminal history of having assaulted one of LV's previous husbands. So, one would think THAT knowledge would introduce suspicion into anything he might say about self-defense where LV's husbands are concerned. Another critical red flag.
IIRC, in the Jennifer Dulos case, where there was NOT a body and the scene had been substantially cleaned, officers arrived at the scene around 7PM, called in detectives almost immediately and a crime scene processing unit shortly after that and they continued investigating throughout the night. Some of the search warrants served in association with the criminal processing of that scene and with the vehicle involved in removing the body from the scene were authorized at 3:30 the next morning. So, LE must have been at the property for at least a few hours after that. So, in all almost 12 hours.
In this case, the only person who might offer opposing testimony to those who were actually involved in CV's murder was the neighbor who'd offered help and he hadn't been inside the house. CV couldn't refute what AxC, LV, or TR had to say because he was the dead body on the floor. So, it would seem that officers would need to reconstruct events with the physical evidence serving as the ONLY voice potentially opposing that of the people involved in his murder.
It is true there was a history of contention in their divorce/separation, but that is only ONE piece of the puzzle and if it was considered at all, it would seem to me that it would serve to point a finger at who gained by the death. And particularly so in consideration of AxC's criminal history where LV's husbands are involved. However, newspaper reports the day of the shooting seem to dismiss it as the consequence of a domestic dispute (as though multiple shooting of a man is the natural consequence of such a dispute), even as they say the investigation is ongoing.
The short time before the scene is turned over is very troubling. It allowed for the raucous pool party, which evidenced how extremely odd and callous these people were, but one can't help but wonder what was lost by not conducting a thorough reconstruction of events, led by the physical evidence, rather than whatever came out of those odd, callous people's mouths.
The best hope is that these investigators and any detectives they called worked very fast and were not just negligent. ETA: Whether they were seems an open question at this point.