Hi everyone. We are at the 16th anniversay of this tragedy, and to vent my frustration I have decided to go back to the basics. I am re-reading several books, going over archives on ACandyRose, looking up testimonies of PR, JR, etc. Many things bug me, the same stuff that has been bugging many of us all these years. Some of my bullet points (more to follow, these are just two): 1) PR's account of that morning (i.e. JR up about 5:30am to shower, she gets up a few minutes later, dresses, does make-up, washes out a jumpsuit of JB, then finds ransom note, reads it, informs JR, runs to JBR's room & BR's rooms, then calls police (which we kow happened at 5:52am)... It doesn't fit. Okay, so an appearance-driven, self-obsessed "beauty queen" like PR may not shower... fine. I get that. Busy day, early flight planned, she could have intended to put off showering 'til that afternoon in Charlevoix. If she's innocent of a crime (nd even if she's not) she probably isn't at that "ripe" stage yet in terms of BO. (Or maybe she doesn't care-- after all, JBR was often dressed but unbathed.) Puts on make-up. Natch! She's all about superficial appearances. But ladies-- we all know make-up routines. Even when long-practised, some parts take time. To be fair, PR was probably pretty skilled in piling on the spackle. But I figure her routine (lets guess moisturizer, foundation, blush, eyeshadow, eyeliner, lipstick, mascara, etc.) would take about 5-10 minutes. Let's say she rose at 5:35am, did necessary morning ablutions, then did hair & make-up. Say at 5:45am she is able to wash out JBR's jumpsuit. Another 3 to 5 minutes, right? Say it took 3 minutes. Then say she finds the note at 5:48am. With the screaming, shouting, looking about a bit-- could it really have only been only 4 minutes later that they called the police? I may be reaching, but to me, something feels off. I think that if one finds a note saying "your kid is gone, we are watching you, don't call the cops"... there'd be at least a few moments hesitation before actually calling the police. But not here, no hesitation, and not only did they call the police, but many other people who promptly showed up. Wierd. 2) The security light on the SE corner of the house, near the solarium (sun room). Neighbour Diane Brumfitt reported that she noticed the light was OFF that night, an unsual situation. So I looked at floor plans of the house (that included directional orientation of the lot), read some testimony, particularly that of John Fernie who said he went to the "normal" entrance he used, the sliding glasss door on the south side of the house. Why would the Ramsey's have that light off, that particular night? I don't believe there was an intruder, period, end of sentence. But having that light off could allow a person-- say JR for example-- to go in & out during staging, and perhaps to dispose of an item or two, maybe one that caused the head bash? (The head-blow that could have been the flashlight, it could have been a golf club, or it may be something else that we don't yet know.) But it left a dark area that shielded one from observation and might make the use of a flashlight necessary. I have more thoughts, but these are the first two that I've been poking at these past few days. Anyone have any additional thoughts, ideas, corrections, theories? Would like to hear them.