Re: the bolded part about footprints: Wouldn't LE have made casts of the footprints as part of standard crime scene investigation and then determined the type of footwear of a possible POI? The type of footwear COULD possibly be the one thing that helps someone come forward if they aren't sure and are holding back. I realize the footprints may have nothing to do with the crime but they could also be a MAJOR lead. Was the person who relayed the deer story part of the fire department search group or was he the neighbour of RL who was shown in at least one news video? Did he follow footprints?