There are some very simple and logical questions that help focus on who was responsible for Joan's loss. 1. Who had knowledge of the eyewitness description from the Town Taxi cabbie in December 1981? Three names stand out: Carmen Tamarro and Andrew Palombo assigned to the F Barracks at Logan. George Webster received the lead in December 1981. There is no evidence Tim Burke touched this case until February 1982. 2. Why was this lead suppressed? The logical answer is they did not want people to find this person. 3. When was Leonard Paradiso viewed as a suspect? On or about January 20, 1982, Patty Bono placed an anonymous call to the Saugus PD implicating Paradiso in the 1979 Marie Iannuzzi murder and the disappearance of Joan? Tamarro coordinated the different departments. It is reasonable Tamarro and Palombo knew about the call. Tim Burke later confirmed his knowledge and identified Bono. He affirmed the information was communicated to George Webster. Burke would have known when he joined the team against Paradiso in February 1982. Burke was working on Paradiso related matters in February 1982. 4. Is there evidence Paradiso was being targeted by authorities? Yes. Burke convenes a grand jury in the Iannuzzi case on March 5, 1982. The evidence implicated the boyfriend David Doyle. On March 11, 1982, a MSP officer informed Paradiso's parole officer Paradiso was a suspect in a new Boston crime, Joan Webster. Authorities did a fingerprint comparison on November 5, 1982, comparing a print in Joan's case to LP. Authorities received a negative match on November 24, 1982. 5. When was Robert Bond, the state's star witness, introduced? Bond was transferred to the Charles Street Jail on December 8, 1982. His cell was on the third tier, but he was moved and positioned near Paradiso. Tim Burke claimed Bond sent him an unsolicited letter on or about January 5, 1983. Based on receiving the letter, Burke claims he set up an interview with the MSP that was conducted on January 14, 1983. Burke and Palombo filed numerous documents with the court stating the letter was the basis for investigating Paradiso. Burke and Palombo perpetrated a fraud on the courts. Burke did not have a letter from Bond. The letter came after two identified meetings the MSP had with Bond on January 10, 1983, and Janaury 14, 1983. Palombo and Tamarro are identified in those meetings. The letter was mailed on January 10, 1983 and had not arrived by the meeting on the 14th. 6. Why bring in a snitch and manufacture a story a year after the authorities had Paradiso in their sights? Simple answer, covering up what really happened and set up a scape goat. 7. Did Bond know the manner of death? No. He offered the choice of strangulation or a blow to the head during the interview on January 14, 1983. 8. Did Bond know where Paradiso previously moored his boat? On January 14, 1983, Bond had no clue where Paradiso moored his boat and said if he got it wrong it was on the MSP. They were the source of his information. 9. Did the interview differ from the written statement? Yes. Bond detailed the blow to the head with correct detail as the manner of death. He was clear where Paradiso moored his boat. 10. Were promises made to Bond? Yes. Bond was offered help to get a retrial for his murder charge, attorney of his choice, he was offered a manslaughter charge, and enticed with Webster reward money. During his retrial, Bond filed a motion naming the people who made promises he relied on: Tim Burke, Andrew Palombo, Carmen Tammaro, and "Bill," (probably court officer John Gillam who was present in meetings with Bond.) 11. Who had knowledge of the bankruptcy case regarding the status of Paradiso's boat, the alleged crime scene? Tim Burke, Andrew Palombo, and George Webster are identified in source documents. It is reasonable Palombo's superior, Carmen Tammaro also knew. Judge Bruce Selya affirmed the boat did not exist when Joan disappeared. 12. Who maintained the Paradiso/boat theory contrary to the evidence? Tim Burke, Andrew Palombo, Carmen Tammaro, and George Webster all had conflicting evidence, but maintained the boat scenario. This scenario was fabricated. To me, cover-up is the only logical explanation for the facts in the source documents. So who knew what happened to Joan? Andrew Palombo and Carmen Tamarro introduced the correct manner of death with correct detail filtered through a snitch. George Webster had knowledge of the facts such as the cabbie lead, and the status of the boat. Whether Burke figured it out or not is unknown. I believe he was enlisted and manipulated. He certainly knew he was bringing false witnesses, and fabricated evidence. Central players to the investigation were endeavoring to cover it up and pin it on a scapegoat. I have provided my conclusions based on source documents. Feel free to offer your thought.