Richard, It seems strange , if he did indeed tell LE , that he was never mentioned in any news reports. Yet minor children's accounts ( the boys who say they saw the sisters ) were mentioned in news accounts. That seems odd... And if Mr. Mann never said anything at the time, why didn't he ? Wonder if he knew the girls by sight ? Or if they knew him enough to say hi to ? Wonder if he lived alone at that time ? JMO.