I was hoping we could discuss JMB for a bit....Larry you said in another post you had spoken to him so maybe you can offer some insight. I've said a few times before that I am currently reading everything again. I was just about to jump the fence and run to the non side after reading more on Damien. Then I came across something else. I remember thinking it was strange when Melissa Byers died without a known cause. Apparently I didn't read more about it or I have forgotten. Did you know: that Melissa had 13 bruises on her arms/shoulders found in the autopsy (source Callahan)...she also had contusions on her skull..... JMB had the following run-ins with le: several bad checks threatening to kill ex-wife drugs theft it wasn't until he sold zanax to an undercover police officer did he finally do time....well.....15 months police were called when he was still living at home with his parents because they were afraid of him-he also threatened the responding officer according to the neighbor that he called to help with Melissa-he thought her death was due to a drug overdose but worried they would accuse him of smothering her Melissa had discovered his affair with Mandy Beasley and asked for a divorce the same day she died. JMB claimed they had intercourse then fell asleep - he woke up and she was not responsive---yet the autopsy states there was no sign of intercourse. Melissa's own parents claimed JMB beat her. In PL2 JMB stated (when asked about trouble with le) that he had gotten a dwi after his wife was murdered. In the autopsy report there were needle marks covered with bandaids. According to Beasley, after breaking up with JMB....she had been told by him that he had hypodermic needles in the drawer that he hoped the investigators would not find. She also passed away a few years later - I can't find the cause of death. Now where does this fit in with Christopher.........JMB admittedly whipped him with a belt the day he went missing. Hard enough that the autopsy report showed the mark consistent with a belt buckle. According to a friend of Ryan--JMB's other stepson---he once saw JMB badly beat Christopher...Ryan told him it happened all the time. None of his stories coincide with any of the people he says he was with at certain times the night of May 5. That's it for now........if I have something wrong just show me-just trying to figure this all out. All sources came from Callahan and from the find the missing website. Also a few from jivepuppi.com another wm3 site.....I need to read it more to make sure it is not biased. Most of what I stated here I could fine the same thing on Callahan if I looked hard enough.