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Old 01-09-2018, 10:09 PM
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I am uncertain whether either the apron or the graffito could have been left for intimidation, given that the "message" either might convey was uncertain.
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I am uncertain whether either the apron or the graffito could have been left for intimidation, given that the "message" either might convey was uncertain.
Amazed to see this still going

My thinking is that the message is unclear to us, but may have been clear to the intended recipient of the message.

Not necessarily something as complex as a code or anything fancy like that.

For example, what if I had a strong suspicion or had witnessed the murderer doing something? Something damnable.

If the murderer knew me, and I knew the murderer, and then after a kill he dumped the bloody apron on my doorstep -- I might take that as a threat against me, or a message of "I could get you too."


I think this thought was, frankly, something better left for a plot point in a crime fiction novel, than anything that would seriously inform my view of the case.

But I like to think out loud sometimes. Amazed that it's echoed across 46 pages or what have you.
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