I would concede that most of the investigation was slip-shod. Just another murder in the eyes of the cops. People get shot and killed every day by members of their family - the DeFeos were nothing new. So, yes, they probably didn't do very thorough autopsies on the kids - figuring they were all killed within the same time frame.quotestheraven wrote:High Hopes is currently out of print, and the cost to get it used through Amazon is enough to put me off of trying to get it at this time.
So, it was at least 15 hours after the murders before the bodies were found? Somehow I hadn't ever put that together before. And there's no way to tell if Dawn was killed before or after the rest? Like maybe she was out at the time the others were killed, came home, and then was killed after she went to sleep? I'm just wondering how thorough of an autopsy was done on the kids since it was kind of obvious what they died of. Didn't someone say that nobody actually checked them to see if they were drugged - only the parents? Maybe the coroner determined the parents died around 3:15 am and decided that is what time they all died.
I wish they could determine if Dawn was killed around the same time or later. That would clear up a lot of the mystery. If only Ronnie would just tell us already! Ron, your 15-minutes are up, man! Come clean - you got no reason anymore to be so secretive.