One of the article states that his previous confessions did not name the victim. That would make me think that they didn't believe him.
This is what I am thinking, he is mentally ill, he lives in the area at the time of the kidnapping and it impacts him emotionally (as it would anyone). But whatever his own internal struggles are he goes on over the next years to confess to murdering a child, not Etan per se but a child. Then decades later Etan is forefront in the headlines again and my guess is that he confessed again this time stating he killed that child. The tip is called in and he is picked up.
I just don't believe it is him. The story itself, the body just disappearing, no one seeing a thing... so we have a perp who at a young age himself successfully pulls off a murder, even though he leaves the body unattended, returns to it, moves again, by his own account goes back again to where he left the body that is now gone to check on it and still no one notices anything. No physical evidence. And what is even harder for me to believe is this teenage murder goes on to live the next decades of his life, marries, has a child himself, and not a scrape with the law. No child *advertiser censored*, no more victims, no domestic violence, no molested kids, not even a self medicating drug charge or a drunk and disorderly while off his meds.
I can't find the words but he feels like a vulnerable soul that was imprinted by his proximity to the case. Maybe I am way off. I hope we don't see a guilty plea with no trial and eval of the so called evidence.
I'm back and forth on whether he did do it or not, but I do know for me to 100% sure that he did it I need some kind of proof to take away all my doubts.
How mentally ill was Hernandez back then, we really don't know. He married 2 times and had a child. Did the ex wives have mental problems them self so they were willing to marry a man with mental problems or did he do such a good job at hiding the mental problems that he was able to marry 2 different ladies and start a family with one of them?? Maybe his mental illness got worst with age?? Maybe, his mental health wasn't that bad when he was younger.
It is hard to believe Hernandez move around without any one seeing anything but I also believe that people can be so caught up with what they are doing that they will not notice anything around them, even something right in front of them.
I'm sure there were many people out at the time Etan was but if you notice not one person even seen him walking down the street so why would they notice Hernandez??
I know I walked right by people I know and never notice them because my mind was someplace else and it wasn't till the person stopped me and said something did I notice them.
Many people, in a hurry to get where ever they were going and not one notice Etan or Hernandez that day because maybe neither one of them did anything that stood out to others, is my guess.
Also some people can be very sneaky and some people are just lucky at not getting caught doing wrong.
I can see someone putting something in the freezer and no one will notice it. It could have been set behind another box or to the side that no one will notice also if you are busy working and you are not the only one going in and out of the freezer taking things or putting things in the freezer, why would you notice something that was put in or talking out of the freezer, mostly if it was just one thing. The freezer might have already had a lot of things in it, so one more thing added or taken out would not really been notice.
As for the "No child *advertiser censored*, no more victims, no domestic violence, no molested kids, not even a self medicating drug charge or a drunk and disorderly while off his meds" -
No Domestic violence - are we sure on this?? Not all woman report it as we all know.
No child *advertiser censored* - are we sure on this?? Could he have had some over the years but got rid of it when he moved in with his ex-wife??
Self medicating drug charge or a drunk - I hate to say this but my own father was a self medicating drunk, he is now deceased and now that I'm grown up I realize he was self medicating drunk, who had panic attacks and other issue from when he was in the war but at no time was he ever arrested for being drunk or for anything else.
As for other victims - so far, we haven't heard any one coming forward saying he did something to them and so far LE has not said he did this to anyone else (which is a good thing) but is it possible Etan was his only victim??
I don't know enough about people who do these kind of crimes to give an opinion on this one.
Could someone do this just once because for that split second when he see little Etan, he seen an opportunity that he could get away with it which he hasn't seen since with anyone else??
Is it possible a killer does it once and finds out it is something that they didn't like doing after all??