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July 18, 2008


Inspector Winship

Better to be a psychopath and thought innocent (Lizzy for example) than innocent and thought a psychopath. The Ramsey case was an example of the tragedy of the 24 hour news cycle. The family was never allowed to grieve in peace and was constantly required to re-live those events over and over. Imagine if the events in Villisca had taken place in that same environment. Nancy Grace would have lead the charge against F.F. Jones with constant appearances by Ross Moore and Joe Stillinger, thinking they were doing right by their families but really just deepening the pockets of hack jornalists. I have yet to hear anyone issue an apology to John or Burke Ramsey for the public accusations. As you said, it is too late for Patsy.

Any hints about when we might be able to purchase your book? I'm looking forward to buying it.


I have just ordered Villisca: Living with a Mystery and am planning an overnight stay soon. I have never done anything like this and I am not sure what has sparked my obsession but it is going full force now. Though I haven't watched the movie yet I do feel that you just don't know who did it or who was behind it and there is a lot to be said for small town gossip. No one person will ever truly know who did it yet everyone with a theory or "evidence" will try to convince everyone else of it. And when a subject is portrayed to you in a certain matter you just can't help but to believe it. Hell... I still kind of favor the concept of the Electric Company doing it!!!


I'm glad to hear you are interested in the Villisca mystery and that you ordered our film "Villisca: Living with a Mystery." It's true that we don't know who murdered the Moores and Stillingers with an axe, but it's equally true that historical, investigative, and court records DO exonerate two suspects well beyond a reasonable doubt. There are several thousand pages of historical documents related to this case, and most who generate or support theories have never considered the evidence contained therein. In this country, rumours, gossip, and wild speculation does not constitute evidence in a court of law. The lack of street lights may have created a situation more conducive to murder, but that is the extent of any connection between the power plant and the crime. As of this moment, historical documentation and court records do not provide enough evidence to definitively solve the case. Someday, more materials and evidence may come to light and provide the solution to the near 100 year-old mystery.

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