Interesting... who cuts out of work int he middle of the day for a quick trip to Lake Raystown??!? Talk about odd. I forgot about this little nugget of information so I am glad that you brought it back up. What an odd series of events. Attends a meeting, visits lake raystown, then back to work?? Doesn't make sense. This dude was up to something obviously. I am in agreement with the thinking that he was scouting out spots to either dump the laptop or commit suicide. Why else visit Lake Raystown for an hour and then leave? Just doesn't add up to me. Also couldn't agree more with the poster stating he obviously wasn't fearing for his life. You don't trot around Lake Raystown if you think a gang is following you to kill you. Great point. If only technology advanced to the point where we could recover the data from the drive. I am wondering if he considered that dumping the harddrive/laptop in a lake would not have the same effect as a river. The moving water and sediment of a river would greatly increase the odds of decaying a hard drive than if it were sitting still at the bottom of a cold lake. While this is a stretch, it would be an obvious thought of someone trying to destroy evidence or his hard drive. I almost picture him standing at the boat launch looking around the lake and thinking "Nahhh... it will just sink to the bottom and sit - I need moving water". Then decided on the river location for his dumping spot - which would then be the next day correct?