Originally Posted by Fisherman
If something had surfaced during that interrogation that called for grading him up to an outright suspect, they would have done so.
Oh no, Fish, you are quite wrong there. The police had no concept back then that an offender could possibly come forward claiming to be a mere witness. Hutch could have turned out his own pockets to reveal half a kidney and a human heart and his status would not have been upgraded even to a person of interest. He was safe as houses.