- Mar 24, 2013
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Thank you. Great explanationIt still could be those people.
But to your point... There was a rather quick rush to judgment that took place pointing the finger at 5N. Not so much from law enforcement, but law enforcement didn't do much to change that either.
The parents didn't help matters much either, making direct accusations and veiled accusations, and ultimately filing a lawsuit that was a fishing expedition that never got off the ground. That all more or less took the media and public in the direction of 5N. The idea of a random perp, or the boyfriend, tended to get a pass in the media and public's eye.
Statistically, a random perp is low, but now we know within a year of this event, there was actually a random perp operating in the general area LS disappeared from. One with a history of violence, and ultimately a convicted murderer. So now he definitely has put himself on the radar.
But once again, LE is tight-lipped. We know there's been a jailhouse snitch that implicated Messel in the LS case. We don't know how well investigated that was and what came of those investigations. We don't know if Messel had an alibi for the night LS disappeared or not.
At this point, if a case was ever brought against anyone other than Messel in the LS case, the prosecutor is going to need something airtight, or at best a complete and total alibi for Messel showing he could not have done it. Otherwise, Messel is reasonable doubt (for anyone else who'd be charged with the crime).
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