My husband laughs that people at work call me too quiet. I get it lol.
Idk about the timeframe as to when we'll know. But they eliminated the last guy fairly quickly. Or at least let us know that they weren't charging him. I'm hoping they're fairly confident this is the guy.
IMO what LE want to avoid, if Chadwell isn't the perpetrator, is the appearance of having dismissed any "good candidate" too soon. Because that's a reasonable doubt that could easily by used by a defense attorney at trial. So that's why we really didn't hear anything definitive about any of the POI in this case for weeks and weeks.
I mean, can you imagine if eventually they charge someone else with this crime - of course the defense will be bringing up Chadwell, Etter, and probably a few others I can name and say - how closely did they look at these guys? How likely is it that my client did this when there were others within 20 miles who were abducting and raping children and women? They zeroed in on my client and only looked at this other child rapist very cursorily because they were already saying within a week that it wasn't him.
I also think it's going to be harder to for LE to cover Chadwell than some of the other POI just because of the length of time that has elapsed since the crime. It's a lot easier to prove in July 2017 where you were in February 2017 than it is in 2021.