Of course it could. Remember Ollie Gray, the PI who used the Ramsey case to get advertising money can't buy while shilling for the Ramseys, not to mention, who was employed by the Ramseys? He also worked with Smit for some time in a PI company, when Tracey was churning out the Ramsey "intruder" infomercials. When that "touch" DNA red herring was highly publicized by "no comment" Lacy, Ollie was on a talk show, maybe Nancy Grace or some such, with a panel of about half a dozen people discussing this "new development." Out of the blue, Ollie offered that the DNA could have come from the paintbrush, which was shoved into the child and therefore could have gotten on the Bloomies, in the blood spots, on the hands of the perp who used it, and onto the longjohns. There are just so many ways that kind of infinitesimal matter could have been transferred to the clothing, it's absolutely asinine to throw out the rest of the evidence and say that "touch" DNA--which it took them 10 years to even find, it was so minute--proves an intruder was the killer. You have to really, really, REALLY mean never to solve the case to make such a misleading statement--which Hunter, Lacy, Smit, Tracey, and Team Ramsey have done everything in their power to make sure never, ever will happen, IMO.