Originally Posted by moste
“Precisely how the police made the crucial link between 'Ryan' and 'Hanratty' has never been revealed. “
So you wouldn’t place any credibility on people saying ‘the police would have seen Mrs. Hanrattys flowers and asked about them,’possibly noting the attached card?
No, because that happened on October 9th, long after the police knew they were looking for someone called Hanratty.
We are suffering from a plethora of surmise, conjecture and hypothesis. - Sherlock Holmes, The Adventure Of Silver Blaze