Well, I'm assuming pretty much a heck of a lot, as I can only go on what other people are writing, saying, evidence reports, etc. JonBenet could be in Fiji with Kenneth Lay, for all I know, living it up. So I understand we can put many circumstances to each piece of evidence and as you say, therein lies the rub. I'm not sure J & P would have heard the skull crack, though, especially if JB's bedroom door were closed, if you mean after they'd gone to bed, and if the head blow happened in that room. It certainly would have been loud and clear to the person who hit her, but I think possibly what J & P would have heard--in this scenario--would have been if JB screamed at some point right before she was felled by that blow. JR even speculated--and of course he could have been lying as per usual--that she was hit on the head to keep her quiet. You know, Patsy once actually mentioned hearing JB scream, when answering a hypothetical question about that night. I'm struggling to remember exactly where it was she came up with that--was it in the LE interviews? I'll have to do a search, I guess. But it was discussed because she certainly implied she heard JB scream...was it in her "dreams" which she was mentioning, maybe? As for the drawers being half open: yes, Patsy was a careless housekeeper and she obviously wasn't worried about it, either. Was Burke the one who left the drawers open that night? Good question, but I have no answer for that. I think if other drawers were found open in the home, in other rooms, unrelated to anything but carelessness, maybe I can see the argument that those drawers had nothing to do with the events the night JB was killed. Opening and closing drawers and cabinet doors is a matter of habit, I think, reflexive for most of us. It's a safety issue, for one thing, and if one hasn't learned that the hard way, lots of news and informative segments on safety around the house bring this up. But I think the events of that night were so extraordinary--I mean, even the Ramseys only once had a dead child found in their basement--that these things have to take on more scrutiny because they are in the room of the victim and those adjacent areas. As Kolar said--red flags. Yes, it is very confusing. If leaving drawers open wasn't usual, in other rooms, in general, what happened to disrupt that common habit some time prior to the time when they were photographed that way by LE? Patsy was asked about those open drawers, as well. She owned opening the drawers in JB's rooms, but seemed to think there was something amiss in JAR's bathroom drawers being left open. See, that's another red flag to me. Right now, I'm seeing Burke and Patsy all over the crime scene, as per the evidence. I'm seeing Patsy and John orchestrating the cover up with every single fiber of their being, to this day. What I haven't decided is how far they went in the cover up, how much they participated in the events of that night. I'm fully convinced Patsy wrote the note, was there during the application of the ligature and strangulation, helped with the insertion of the paintbrush to cover up the prior molestation, and was there when the body was staged in the cellar room. I'm half convinced JR was there at the strangulation, as well, and the insertion of the paintbrush and staging in the cellar room, and the composing of the ransom note. In fact, I'm not sure about when JR first came into the cover up, but I can believe Burke was the one who was sexually assaulting his sister--statistically that's the most likely, after JAR, and JAR wasn't around JB as much as Burke, I'm thinking. But Kolar revealed a big clue: if those were Burke's pajama bottoms in JB's room, that is significant evidence to me about this topic. Then there was the physical abuse: remember the fingerprint bruise on her inner arm, photographed in a pageant; remember Patsy calling Dr. Beuf three times after hours on Dec. 17th? Burke's toy train tracks now appear convincingly to have been the source of the marks on her back and face. Those same tracks can be seen in a photo in his bedroom...didn't I read that? Another issue I can't forget is that Judith Phillips' daughter, who played with the Ramsey children and was only a few years older, wrote that very "telling" letter to JB, which was published in the National Enquirer. In the "letter to JB" she mentioned Burke chasing them into a bathroom, banging on the door, because they were teasing him and unplugged his videogame. It was an odd letter, to say the least. Judith's 2nd husband, Doc Miller, was prosecuted in a related trial, remember, accused of trying to buy a copy of the ransom note, with a tabloid editor, from a Ramsey attorney's "handwriting expert" hired to do his own analysis on it. Doc was found not guilty by the jury, but it cost him a lot of money to defend himself. He then bought the trial transcript and published on a cd; it was astonishing in that a Ramsey defense attorney actually testified, as did other witnesses, that they went after Miller and it was at their documented insistence the DA filed a case against Miller at all and took him to trial. It still stands as a perfect record of how injustice works in Boulder for the privileged rich and well-connected. All by way of bringing up the following: Miller wrote his own book on this case, as we all know because our forum member Cookie is Judith Phillips. The book was published in Japan, but never did they find a publisher here. From what I gathered, very subtly worded insinuations, I take it Miller's book implicates Burke, as well. It would make sense that Miller couldn't get it published here, if that is true. Now think about the Whites' behavior through the years. After fighting so long and so hard, after being targeted for special ruination by Team Ramsey, when it came down to telling what they know, what they saw, what they believe, under oath, White not only went to jail rather than testify under oath in that same Miller trial, but he also sandbagged in his deposition in the Wolf vs Ramsey lawsuit: White claimed not to remember much of anything. When he said that, repeatedly, he sufficiently removed himself from any credible testimony in any trial in this case, ever, other than the same--he doesn't remember. JR still implicates White in JR's holier-than-thou, self-righteous ***, 2nd volume of lies for money--I mean, in his latest book. Yet White bowed out by his own deposition in...what, 2002? Why would White do that after all the energy he and his wife exerted in this case for so long up to that point? I have often wondered if White finally accepted it was Burke all along, and being a man of character and faith, decided he didn't want to inflict any more strife on Burke by engaging in this futile case anymore. Of course, I'm speculating. Assuming things. And then backing out by saying maybe, possibly, IMO, theoretically, etc. What I do know is this: the child was being molested before that night; she was bludgeoned by one of the three people in the home with her that night; one or more of those people strangled her with a ligature and then staged the crime scene to appear as a pervert's kidnapping gone bad. To top it all off, Patsy wrote the note. Here's the final thing I'll say, as I know I'm writing too much, thinking too much, and finally, getting nowhere for the millionth time: JonBenet was molested and killed within the bosom of her own family. They then set about leaving red herrings by the dozen, so they would not have to answer to LE and abide by the laws of the land. They have many times blamed, devastated, and injured countless people in their successful bid to rise above being held responsible for what happened to JonBenet. They have no remorse and they are about as coldly calculating as anyone in this country's criminal history. I'm ready to let it go with this knowledge, because I only ever got so interested in this case to learn the truth: the family did it, their powerful connections helped them get away with it, and may god have mercy on their blackened souls because they will never have peace until they pay the balance on their sins against so many, not the least of which was JonBenet Ramsey.