Sunday, June 21

Mez: Nothing Missing (3#) -

Meredith Kercher Murder Case -

narrative chains and scenario patterns . . .

I think I finally figured out what's been bothering me so much in the narrative chain covered by the initial series of phone calls from Amanda Knox to her mother Edda Mellas and the events that immediately followed.

You come home to find the front door open and go to your bedroom where you discover that someone has moved your stuff. You then take off all your clothes and shower. Would you take off all your clothes if you discovered something in your bedroom was missing?

The natural reaction would be to feel violated. If you felt violated, you wouldn't be apt to take off all your clothes.

I now suspect that Filomena's room may have been tossed in order to establish the false premise that nothing was missing. In fact, something conspicuous was missing: Amanda's lamp. It is my understanding that the police eventually located it inside Meredith's locked room. The staged pseudo-burglary in Filomena's room established that nothing was missing there, possibly, as a distraction to Knox's lamp missing from her bedroom.

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There is an established pattern of crime associated with depraved homicides exhibiting features of torture or ritual occult practices which links them to illegal drugs. One example of this pattern can be found in the Matamoros Cult Murder Case. True, it is an extreme case. And not all crimes conform to already established patterns.

In March of 1989, Texas college student Mark J Kilroy disappeared while visiting Matamoros, Mexico. His murder was eventually attributed to a group involved in ritual killing and illegal drug dealing. Although this was an extreme case, it highlights a known pattern of crime linking depraved homicide incorporating torture or ritualized occult practices with illegal drugs.

If we use this pattern as a template and try to construct a hypothetical scenario based on that pattern, we might come up with something like this:

The perpetrators went to the cottage on a lark to get the key to the illegal grow house which was somewhere on the premises. Meredith had the key to the boys' quarters downstairs through which one might have been able to gain entrance to the grow house facility. They tried to get the key from Meredith, but she refused to hand it over to them. Then they began threatening her with a knife. The situation may have escalated from there and then spiraled out of control. Meredith, in this type of scenario, could have been killed over the key she possessed.

To date, the locations of all the keys
for that address have not been made public.