After MUCH research with "a partner", it does NOT seem likely that the rape kit performed on Janet during the autopsy was standard procedure in a homicide investigation. Does anyone know for sure? If it is not standard, then why would they do one in this case? Some possibilities: 1) they found some damage to Janet's body that prompted them to do the kit. 2) Raven said something that made them wonder if she'd been raped. 3) Something at the crime scene may have indicated the necessity to do a rape kit. 4) When the husband is suspected from the get-go, perhaps it's something they do to cover their bases so that the husband's defense attorney can't say in court later that LE put blinders on immediately, focusing on the husband while letting the "real killer" get away. I feel that this is an important issue. If a rape kit is not a standard part of a homicide investigation in NC, then what prompted them to do it this time? ETA: One of our posters with possible inside information did seem pretty focused on the idea of rape. Is there some connection?