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  •  My question is (0+ / 0-)

    why the homeowner saw the blood but the police didn't.

    Also, if there was enough blood on the tarp to notice, this guy must have left a trail of it from the crime scene.  A bloodhound would have been most useful in following this.

    I'm not sixty-two—I'm fifty-twelve!

    by Pragmatus on Fri Apr 19, 2013 at 06:10:24 PM PDT

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    •  Because it wasn't there during the sweep (0+ / 0-)

      The police divided the area in to sections, then did methodical sweeps. During the sweep of that section, the ladder and blood were not there. Since they knew the prior state of the location, the difference in state made it obvious that there was something in need of checking. That's when they brought in the IR detector and bomb-sniffing dogs.

      Dogs were used throughout the investigation - sometimes finding, but losing trails, sometimes not. Dogs can only do so much , before they get "stale," and there are only so many trained dogs out there. There had been many locations throughout the night and during the day where open doors were discovered, and all of them were checked as they were found.

      It seems pretty obvious the kid was moving around, essentially playing high-stakes hide and seek, largely in the dark (and heavy fog early this AM), during weather conditions when heat detecting copters couldn't work.

      It's easy to sit in judgment.

      •  Who's sitting in judgment? (0+ / 0-)

        You're willfully missing a very simple point.

        If the kid was bleeding enough to leave noticeable smears on the boat or the tarp covering it, and to have been "covered in blood" according to the boat owner who raised the tarp and saw him, then he had been bleeding from the moment of the gun battle which killed his brother, and would have left a distinct trail of blood from there to the place where he was found.

        If I were the police commissioner in Boston, that would be the first issue I would bring up with my captains, because it presents some very disturbing possibilities.

        What seems possible is that there were so many police swarming the area from different jurisdictions that they themselves muddled the trail and left it unreadable.  I'll bet most of the police who were in the "locked down" area ended up with blood on their shoes.

        There's nothing to judge at this point, there are only questions to ask.

        I'm not sixty-two—I'm fifty-twelve!

        by Pragmatus on Fri Apr 19, 2013 at 10:45:37 PM PDT

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