I agree with all your thoughts and have the same questions. This is truly such a sad and bizarre case, almost like they were living out a movie plot like another poster mentioned. It's so hard to rationally try to dissect their irrational actions and mindset. Worse would be the fact that they may not have necessarily been irrational in the sense that they may have methodically planned this out (to the best of their dim witted ability) which would truly make them the worst kind of sociopaths out there. I'm not aware if LM went to work after the robbery and murder took place on Dec 2 but I do remember reading that he quit his job approx 2 days later. Was he planning on leaving? Maybe LE approached him when they found his phone and told him to stay in the area? Who and when buried the safes? Is that what LM was doing when he sent TP back to hide the body in the bushes outside, incredibly risky for so many reasons. I don't remember which link this was in, but Mr. Stern himself said there were just so many questions and he did mention he thought a third person might have been involved. I believe it was one of the last News 12 interviews when the new search was resumed recently. Maybe that was in regard to the informant or maybe one of their other close friends was part of this twisted plan. Heck, maybe they even planned what to say if they got caught. Hopefully cadaver dogs have been used to validate the story about the bushes and car if too much time hasn't already passed. But 6 months to plan this? Maybe because they knew the family would be away? But then why the clothes in the safe. It's honestly as mind boggling as it is devastating. And as far as the timeline goes with the neighbors video camera and cameras on the bridge ect, we really don't know if that may have been propaganda used by LE to give the POI's a false sense of security.