Let me see if I can get caught up today. "I fully realize you have done a ton of work on Joan's murder investigation and I agree the supposed "facts" put out by the MSP and DA make no sense. However, like a lot of cold cases and missing people, I feel the keys are what happened in the days and month prior to Joan's November, 81 disappearance. That is is why my posts tend to focus on that time period. I would love to find out if the "bearded man" composite was ever shown around Perkins Hall or her circle of friends?? He does not look like one of Joan's circle of friends yet she appeared comfortable enough with him at the airport. Further, am I remembering this correctly but when they switched cabs, the second cab did not "look" like a cab? If that is the case, then she must have felt pretty secure with this gentleman to go from sharing a cab to Cambridge to going into a regular car?" I agree that something leading up to Joan's disappearance was the trigger for what happened. Joan was very upbeat over the break by every single account of people who saw her. Joan was her usual bubbly personality. In October, Joan went to Maine with a friend from school for a weekend. A picture taken on the trip was the last picture of Joan that we received. I met the friend she went with at the memorial service they held for Joan at Harvard. She worked to get her school project completed and present before the Thanksgiving break. This was an 11-week project designing an auditorium. She got high marks on the project. This may seem insignificant, but it is not to me. I was about three months pregnant leading up to Joan's disappearance. Joan did know that. She was very excited, as I was. Sadly, I miscarried on Saturday, November 28, 1981, the same night Joan disappeared. I ended up in the hospital having an emergency D & C. It was not until December 1st that we knew about Joan. It has always been something that made me feel a special bond with Joan. I remember exactly where I was when I learned about Joan. I was sitting on the toilet hemorrhaging. Steve ran up the stairs and came into the bathroom and announced she was missing. His mother asked for the phone number of the guy I knew who had planned to visit and meet the parents. Needless to say, my hormones were already out of whack. I cried. Steve yelled at me and said I had no right to cry, it was his sister. That really startled me. I think we have a tendency to process things like that through our own lens of experience. Steve was immature emotionally. He had two pieces of bad news back to back. At the time, that made sense to me to explain his outburst. Here is who I know had the composite. The Saugus PD, Harvard Campus PD, the MSP, the Glenn Ridge NJ PD, George and Eleanor Webster. I was part of the immediate family and I knew nothing about it. The composite was never made public through the media. I have no indication this was shared with classmates on campus. I learned about the composite and recovered it in 2009. I was constantly told there were no real leads until the Robert Bond allegations broke in the media in January 1983. I was lied to.