- Feb 2, 2017
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I don't know whether this detail makes a difference to your theory - to me it seems significant - but the "forensics-related course at Purdue University" was not a regular college-level class where she would have attended with college students or even perhaps a college professor. I looked into this at the time and Purdue offered through their school of education a variety of science and engineering "experiences" or one-day workshops for middle school students, one of the popular ones was called Super Saturday and you could enroll your kid in a variety of science-themed programs. Due to COVID these have all been canceled for the current year so there is less information online now than there used to be, but IMO it looked like her "forensics class" would have been a one day or maybe weeklong drop-off day program that coincided with a school holiday like winter or spring break. It was a fun activity for science-minded young students but it wasn't a college course and she wasn't mingling on campus with the general Purdue student body IMO.
I also recall noticing Pardue offered a summer Science camp for young teens, iirc it was a week long. I think over time speculation from “Science” into “Forensics” has morphed.
So I’d be very curious if anyone can find mention of Libby, who’d have been 13 or 14 at the time, attending a College level Forensics class because for a grade 8 student that’s just seems rather bizarre as at her age she wouldn’t have met entry level requirements.