Does anyone know when the Ramseys had the basement painted? I ask this because of the scuff mark on the wall. Steve Thomas is questioning John about the last time he went through the basement window. NE page 133... ST: Tom, let me just ask John this. Do you sit down and slide through, buttocks first if you will, through a window like that or, do you recall how you went through the actual window, John? JR: I don't...remember. Seems like, I mean, I don't remember, but I think I would probably have gone in feet first. ST: Feet first backwards? JR: Yeah. ST: And when you went through in your underwear, were you wearing shoes...? JR: I still had my shoes on, yeah. ST: And were those with a suit, were they business shoes? JR: They were probably, probably those shoes. ST: Okay. And what are those shoes? JR: Business shoes...shoes that I wear with a suit, just a pair of business shoes, dress shoes. Okay....if the Ramseys had not painted their basement after the summer of 1996, then it is possible that John is responsible for the scuff mark on the wall under the basement window. And then John talks about the suitcase. I believe they both claimed that it belonged to JAR. But this is what John says about the suitcase that kind of raised an eyebrow. NE: page 128 JR: Because (there) was a new Samsonite suitcase sitting right under the window,... Okay, maybe I'm reading it all wrong but John said it was a NEW suitcase?