Sorry I am not great at responding quickly to comments. I wisely chose the “preapproval” option for all comments, so they do not show up until I read them and post or, sometimes, quickly delete. Trust me, it’s better this way. Originally I did not allow comments for reasons anyone who has read any of the other sites devoted to these crimes can certainly appreciate. For every person who wants to do battle with me over what s/he thinks I think, or thinks I can wave a magic wand, or wonders why I just don’t get it–there are many more who have reached out in positive ways I could have never imagined. To those people—many thanks. To those I have not yet responded to—I will; I just have to do this in relatively small doses.
I cannot even tell you how absurd this entire thing is, from start to non-finish, and every messed up twist and turn in between. It’s like moving a sand dune with chopsticks. It’s fucking exhausting at times and it often feels pointless. Which is what has long made the MSP, the OCP and the family members and close associates of guilty parties exhale a big, fat, self-satisfied (if hollow) sigh of relief. As I posted earlier tonight in a comment to a reader, if you want to try to wrap your head around why something like this is so bogus and such a mess, read Portraits in the Snow, The Oakland County Child Killings . . . Scandals and Small Conspiracies (M.F. Cribari, 2011).