Where does the toggle rope fit into BDI? Was it used to drag JonBenet (her face had abrasions indicative of dragging)? Was it used prior to the head bash as some sort of a sex/torture device? If it was fashioned after the head bash -- why?
While Burke (or John) would have known how to fashion a toggle rope (they were both Boy Scouts), why does the forensic evidence suggest Patsy made it? Her fibers are found in the paint tote and on the rope itself in rooms associated with the murder. JonBenet also appeared to have been strangled in a prone position with her facing away from her assailant. LE felt this might be a distancing thing -- the killer couldn't bear to look at what they were doing.
it likely does not factor into BDI at all? Assuming the wine-cellar crime-scene was staged might alert you to the ligature *advertiser censored* paintbrush device representing staged artifact?
If the ligature plus paintbrush were already in place before Patsy arrived, then there would be no real motive to stage with it.
it might be that the ligature plus paintbrush is completely a Patsy addition to the staging, this cannot be ruled out.
Minimally BDI might be a rage assault on JonBenet including blunt force to the head, and manual strangulation, all of which leaves JonBenet barely alive?
Along come the parents and add the paintbrush with ligature, possibly assaulting her internally with the paintbrush in an attempt to simulate a sexual assault, then wiping her down.
Hopefully Meyer will do an interview some day, acknowledging the case will never see the inside of a court room, and tell us his opinion on JonBenet's internal injuries, i.e. sexual assault, staged or for real, even both?