I have enjoyed reading this forum in my week or so lurking. I have been truly enlightened (not that I believed "intruder did it" before I read this forum) with the discussions of the facts of the case, primarily physical evidence. But most explanations depend upon a cover-up by government officials. What motive would Hunter have? The Ramseys arent anything special, except they have a few bucks. And his successor? She had her ticket to the governor's mansion if she solved the case, yet she decides to go ahead and risk the slammer? What would they GAIN by doing this? On the other hand, I can think of numerous motives not to cover it up. You risk jail time by covering it up. You have an opportunity at fame and fortune by solving the mystery. I understand the constraints of Colorado juvenile law, but it cant be construed that narrowly to shield adults if they happen to participate in criminal activities with children. Further, while GJ activities are sealed, they are frequently leaked. Assorted facts may have been, but the solution has not been. Further, people could make immense sums by publishing this, and we saw last week that writers and reporters are willing to risk jail to protect sources; add this idealistic notion plus a huge payday and someone would pierce the silence. I know cover-ups happen. But this is a small town and the incentives NOT to cover-up seem signficant, while I can't think of a single compelling reason to cover it up. Just another small point - if the Atlanta alibi of the elder son is bogus, it should be easy enough to bust (from my superficial analysis, it seems fishy as hell); and why wouldn't they if they could? He's an adult. Further, no way can I see PR coverning up for him. Just my thoughts.