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- Apr 7, 2013
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Good post,and I agree on most points, they ABSOLUTELY should've released more info , they could have released everything but maybe 1 fact that would still wean out any fraudulent information coming in not doing so when the case, was in its earliest stages.. understandable, years after...I feel you are risking more by not revealing more than sitting on it .This was a really tough case to begin with. Then add the public pressure to DO SOMETHING and you get a lot of confirmation bias in LE and knee jerk reactions and desperate rabbit holes.
I'm not sure if they employed a good criminal profiler, but they should have. The "POI" that have been bandied about honestly have no rhyme or reason from a profiling perspective.
This dude is the only one i have seen that makes actual sense from a profiling standpoint (with TK possibly coming in second).
But that doesn't really help you find the person of you have nothing else to go on.
I think LE didn't give the public enough info and that BAFFLES me. If he had a gun to subdue them, then SAY SO! GOSH that would've been helpful. What clothing was missing? What in earth wouldn't they release that info? The tips they could've gotten just from that alone would have been so helpful.
I don't care how educated or experienced you are in investigations, if you don't have the "it" factor or the "nack" for it, you won't be very good at your job. And i assure you most that do it, don't have the nack for it. And the ones that do are usually ignored or pushed aside for more conventional methodology. The problem is that when the same old methods don't render results, then those without a nack for it are lost. That's how we get so many cold cases.
I've cited cases, one in particular , where police not releasing how a victim was killed left a cold case murder unsolved for almost 20 years till a cold case team released that info, and I believe that was done accidentally , then it sparked something in a witnesses memory, that lead to a conviction.
As for a profiler, ill say most likely as soon as the FBI was brought in they will usually have them look at the case, especially a case with this type of gravity
And again you are not wrong, about detectives, however, when a case occurs in an area where there are very little to no murders cases they are just inexperienced with them, which is often why the FBI is brought in.
Cases however , go cold for numerous reasons, sometimes they are literally out of anymore info, and the best they can do is start over looking at what they have , sometimes, you find something ... sometimes, you don't .