Although the knots tying the loops of cord around JonBenet's wrists were tight, the actual loops around her wrists were quite loose. John tried to untie the knot on the loop around her left wrist but I don't think he did end up untying it at all. I think he realized he could pull the whole loop over her hand and he removed the binding from the left hand that way. Before Meyer removed the cord from the right wrist he photographed the hand with the loop still around it. This photograph is on the Jameson website and it shows that there was a knot with a 5.5 inch end coming from it on the underside of the wrist. There is also a photo showing the upper side of the wrist and there is another knot shown there with another small loop. I think Meyer undid this knot and in doing so destroyed this small loop because it is not there in the photo showing the cord after its removal from the body. There was also a length of cord between the two wrist loops that was 15.5 inches long. This complicated system of knots and loops on loops and a length between the loops does not look like the type of binding a kidnapper would use to restrain his victim. For one thing a real kidnapper, or even a staged kidnapper would simply wind the cord around and around both wrists together and and he would tie her arms behind her back, not above her head. For another thing JonBenet could have wriggled her hands free from those loose loops no problem, that is, unless there was some tension put on her arms so that she could not move her arms at all. Those two wrist loops each with an additional superimposed small loop, and the length of cord between them suggest this binding had a different purpose, and I think it was to position JonBenet for a session of sexual abuse. I think she was stood on that chair that was later found in the doorway to the train room and with the wrist loops in place her arms were stretched straight above her head through being pulled by the 15.5 inch length of cord that was connected to a hook attached to some overhead structure. That way she was immobilized for the entire ordeal.