I know, common sense would make one believe it was someone pretending to be him. One thing that crossed my mind is he didn't think much would come of this (it was before the bodies were found). LE were not believing Shannan's family. Maybe he just figured people would believe him. In his mind, he is more respectable? IDK, throwing ideas out here. I wonder why LE would ask him not to admit it. It just does seem not smart to make those calls if you were trying to hide something. But maybe he wasn't thinking clearly...panicked about something. ??? moo.