Hi Michael, I'm glad to meet you. I'm sad it has to be under these circumstances, but thank you for reaching out. I really would like to do what I can to get some justice for Heather and some peace and closure for her family and friends. I hope it's ok if I ask you some questions. I have a TON, so I'll try to keep them in short chunks so as to not overwhelm you (I can be a bit overwhelming at times with my questioning, or so I've been told!). But I can't help it, given my profession. And please do know that I truly am coming to this with an open heart and mind, and am on Heather's side. I come with no judgements. I just want to help her be able to find peace, and bring her killer(s) to justice. She lived in my home state, and we were the same age. I think we would have been kindred spirits had I known her. I only want to help. So please know that I truly apologize if anything I say or ask is hurtful, as that is not my intent at all. And you can also tell me anytime that I'm asking too many questions, or you want me to stop investigating. It's totally OK—because I would NEVER want to do anything that would in any way jeopardize her case. So, if you're ready, willing, and able, I'll jump right in: I thought it was VERY odd that CS had the same necklace as well. Do you remember if it was truly identical (meaning the same color of stone and the same color metal, at least to the naked eye) or just similar? Did she play with it at all during dinner—as though she might be nervous, trying to hide it, or anything like that? Did CS seem like someone Heather would have befriended? You had also mentioned before how strangely CS acted on the day you guys were leaving, like a heavy drug user. Was she acting odd in any way at that meal? Or was everything fine until you were supposed to be leaving? If there's anything you can remember about her mannerisms, something strange she may have said (whether it was just something that struck you as odd, the way she said it, her choice of words, bringing up something off topic, starting to say something and then changing her mind, or even trying to change the subject or steer the conversation toward or away from anything) it might help. I believe you said you also met MG because he showed you his scar from a heart surgery. (I think it was at the same meal as with CS???) Was there anything about MG that struck you as odd? Did MG seem like someone Heather would have befriended? Do you think either CS or MG were involved? There have been some thoughts that perhaps they were either involved or were running some sort of scam. I have very little info to go on, since so many of the news items that were looked at at the time are no longer available. I saw on Heather's memorial page that SM (I assume it was the same SM you are referring to above) had posted something and deleted it, and you had replied to the post… I won't go into all of that here, but do you remember what SM had posted? Given your response to the missing post, I'm hoping that you might recall at least the gist of what was said. I've tried to search for SM using the name from that post, but no luck. I assume Heather knew SM? Do you know how she would have known SM? Do you know if CS knew SM? Or any other friends or acquaintances of Heather's knew SM? Did SM live in/around Roseburg? Any idea where SM is now? There is some information that is a bit confusing to me on the memorial page—we know she was on the phone at 1pm, and then was going to run errands. From the police reporting it sounded like she did go out, but from the memorial page it sounded like she never went out to run the errands. Do you know if she ran the errands or not? In looking back, I think I've already gone overboard in my first round of questions! I think I'll leave it there for now, and wait to hear back from you. Please feel free to take your time responding, as I know it is still very painful. I'm so sorry to be opening old wounds. But hopefully we can work together to figure out what the D.A. felt was problematic with the case, plug up the holes, and get this solved. If you feel safer replying in a PM, that is totally fine too. I truly thank you and your brother for reaching out to me here, as I was feeling like I was posting here for my own edification. And my husband also thanks you because now he won't be my only sounding board. Even if you choose not to post, if you let me know whether I'm on the right path or not I'd be very grateful. Thank you!