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Wed Nov 5 09:53:59 PST 1997

I feel that it was more than one person.the person that did the killing but on the back of the grave you bicth.Now if you think about it the person that called and sent the letters was talking in poem .And it had to be some one she new because the cat look right at them.And it didn't make a sound.


Tue Nov 4 19:35:51 PST 1997

it WAS THE EX BOYFREIND- HE ADDED THE CIGGARETE BURNS TO LEAD THE PIGS(POLICE) OFF HIS TRAIL
paq


Tue Nov 4 19:13:38 PST 1997

pURITY kNIGHT WAS UBDUCTED THAT MUCH WE KNOW. aNYONE THINK ABOUT AN ALLABYE FOR THIS ALLEGED KILLER. wHERE WAS HE WHEN ALL THIS HAPPENED? wELL IF i HAD TO GUESS i WOULD SAY IT WAS -----------DETECTIVE ARMSTRONG


Tue Nov 4 07:25:22 PST 1997

I am glad that you caught the killer


Mon Nov 3 23:09:37 PST 1997

purity could have been a friend or mere acquaintance of the killer. she could have refused his advances, which could explain his written cooments on the box.


Mon Nov 3 07:43:54 PST 1997

Well to start things off , there are too many loop holes in this case , first there is not enough evidence to put a real case together , the lack of fingerprints on anything , no real blood tests or DNA tests were done , no in-depth thought went into the box that the girl was in , there was no evidence of food that she ate yet her killer wanted her alive for some time ,there was no evidence of her trying to get out , an autopsy report would have shown fingers ripped to pieces from her trying to get out ,no evidence of any sex wheather it be willing or not , no evidence of her vocal cords rough from yelling all the time , if she was only burried so far from the side walk where the old man was walking then why did he not hear her or her not hear the dog barking ? was dave a boyfriend? i think so , on the tape recorder why would she not say her last good byes or even state who the personnel were who kidnapped her ? or why did she not even try to identify her captors on the tape? was the knife the little boys ? . i think that this was all a big conspiricy to pretend that the sherriffs daughter was kidnapped then to collect the money ,put a wrench in to the sherriffs campaign, and when the captors noticed that things were not going the way that they suspected then the plot turned to murder , i mean hey why not who is going to tell the police ...the dead girl ,i don't think so ...CHIMO


Sun Nov 2 17:14:52 PST 1997

Sorry about that Ishould have said Macy's dad the
sheriff. Bejo


Sun Nov 2 17:07:22 PST 1997

It was Purity's dad the sheriff! IT started as a joke [ or game ] to help him get re-elected. It went too far and she died,I mean she was to the site earlier,Right? Bejo


Sun Nov 2 15:35:24 PST 1997

Detective Armstrong it was Mr.Pierce or David because the

note that she left was leading towards David. But, David

was nowhere to be found.


Sun Nov 2 12:26:21 PST 1997

I beleive it was mattew owens because he had the stalking motive ,and had a jealousy problem with Purity.


Sun Nov 2 10:46:53 PST 1997

Howdy. First off, any of you out there have spellcheckers? Also, very interesting how Bc187 came up with that cute 'cult related' explaination. How do you know, Bc? I do agree with many of you out there that Purity writing that note and addressing it 'Dave' instead of Detective was quite strange. And she seemed awfully confident that she would be found, or else she wouldn't have kept telling Dylan stories. Her delirious behavior was from exposure and malnourishment, or else she would have been pleading with the kid, having him make certain that the note made its way to the Detective. This was a botched extortion attempt on behalf of Purity, and Dave lost out big time by letting her die.
I had only a short time to view the available evidence, and a report from the forensic pathologist would have immensely helped, but this is my theory. If I am wrong, let me hear it!! I'll be hovering.
Leslie in Florida


Sun Nov 2 07:39:40 PST 1997

People, get a grip. Check out drop down box under "Investigation tools". Click "Reality check". This is not a real investigation. It is for entertainment only. Some of you realize this already, some of you do not.


Sun Nov 2 04:34:05 PST 1997

it is my belief that her parents killed her sisster.i think there motive was to attempt saving puritys innoscence.as for purity her self im not sure yet. PETRO


Sat Nov 1 19:41:21 PST 1997

I'm glad that this piece of garbage is dead. he deserved far worse thwn getting shot in the head


Fri Oct 31 23:57:12 PST 1997

Purity needed money from her parents to pay off the loan for 10k. She visited the site where she was buried (according to the evidence collected). This leads me to believe that she helped plot her own kidnapping, one that went sour. Her accomplice backed out at the last minute, she realized he backed out and tried to communicate with him/her through the boy to rekindle the plan. Unfortunately she died from exposure.
zebrachan


Fri Oct 31 15:54:00 PST 1997

You people don't seem to
realize that I am giving you
the clues to unlock this mystery.
Tonight is one of my favorite nights,
yes it is. Perhaps I'll do the water
deed tonight, that I clued you to
earlier in the week. A lot of you seem
to think that this is a joke. If only
it was.
Happy Halloween.

Jesse Pomeroy


Fri Oct 31 13:45:10 PST 1997

Her aborted baby's father did it


Thu Oct 30 22:43:18 PST 1997

I think she was killed. I also think that her parents must be very sad. I think she's not breathing anymore. It makes me sad, too.


Wed Oct 29 18:48:46 PST 1997

I did it.

And I'm going to do it again.

Through your theories,
each of you has given
me more inspiration
than a thousand violins.
I am going to pluck the life
from someone soon.
It willbe near water.
I will continue to post clues
for you, but now you know
that I did it, and Ed had
to take the fall.

Jesse Pomeroy


Wed Oct 29 16:32:47 PST 1997

The killer must be a photographer. Is Anderson related to photography? Any fingerprints? What relation Anderson and the victim had... Dave is very personal to call a detective. Was the boy intimidated? I think the case should be reopened and Anderson must be investigated.
Any relation with Vilson¥s murder must be found, it¥s a little hard to found two sisters killed in such a short time and no relation to be found. Police is behind all this stuff... Open your eyes.


Tue Oct 28 20:06:08 PST 1997

THIS IS THE FIRST TIME I HAVE LOOKED AT THE CASE AND ONLY FOR A SHORT TIME BUT I WOULD THINK THAT DET. ANDERSON HAS SOMETHING TO DO WITH HER DEATH. IT STARTED OUT TO BE AWAY TO GET MONEY BUT THE GIRL DIED WHILE IN THE BOX DUE TO THE RAIN. THE MOTIVE IS MONEY,THE KILLER IS ANDERSON, BY ACCIDENT OF COURSE AND HE SHOULD DIE IN THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI'S GAS CHAMBER AT PARCHMENT TOMORROW!!!!!!


Sun Oct 26 10:30:04 PST 1997

THIS WHOLE THING IS A HOAX!!!!!!!


Fri Oct 24 19:29:03 PDT 1997

I think that Gibson raped miss.kight


Fri Oct 24 14:19:05 PDT 1997

I think that she knew who her killer was. I agree with the theory of a child being at the scene of the crime and I believe that the child was the boy who was given the note. I think he went to visit her because he felt sorry for her, but could do nothing about it because he was threatened or did not want to betray the killer so he put the note somewhere that it could be found without getting in trouble himself. I want to be a detective one day and I find this very educational, but a lot more test could be run in order to narrow down suspects in the case. I also think the knife was pointed in a certian direction and should be checked out.

Courtney gradsales@cyberstaion.net


Thu Oct 23 12:33:19 PDT 1997

I THINK IT IS ONE OF THE UNCLES. SO THEY CAN GET THE $100,000. I BELIEVE THEY KNEW ALL OF HER SECRETS AND STUFF. KNEW HER MOVES. TRY AND BRING THEM IN.


Thu Oct 23 05:37:34 PDT 1997

armstrong your no good and your partner anderson is no good,you two are in this cover up neck deep and its just a matter of time before the real stand up law enforcement rolls you two dirty cops over.post it or are ya scared.......judgement day is near for two dirty cops! here i remain johnny danger


Thu Oct 23 02:02:29 PDT 1997

IT WAS COLONEL MUSTARD,

IN THE BILLIARD ROOM,

WITH ..... A DILL PICKLE !


P.S. Theres ONE in every barrel !!!


P.P.S. What an embarrasing "dill-picklement" !


Wed Oct 22 16:01:04 PDT 1997

the man that killed her could be an exboyfriend


Tue Oct 21 16:56:03 PDT 1997

Just one comment: The assumption in this case is that purity died of starvation, eh? So then why is her face completely filled out in the "photo"?


Tue Oct 21 15:00:22 PDT 1997

I think he should die

Alain Sosa


Tue Oct 21 14:59:29 PDT 1997

I think the guy that did this should die and the
ones who should kill him is the victims parents.


Tue Oct 21 12:28:19 PDT 1997

Regarding Purity's note to Dave Anderson: if Dave Anderson was the one who put her in the box, that explains the simple request "come and let me out" -- she didn't have to explain where she was or who did it. I've been assuming that she wrote to Dave because he was police and a friend, but this note can be read as a plea to her captor. "Then we can talk" sounds like something you say to someone who you're trying to placate. Did he have reason to be jealous of Purity? "I thought it was a game" Perhaps she willingly got into the box and allowed herself to be buried; maybe as some sort of ritual sacrifice or something related to the cult. It was only later that she realized no one would let her out.


Tue Oct 21 07:24:26 PDT 1997

Cute Story. Too many inconsistancies to be factual. Fingerprinting done anywhere? Prints on camera or photos or any other objects? Quality of craftsmanship in box making? Who built it and or how crudly? Handwriting analysis? A nine year old off playing by himself? How did Purity get forced into a box and buried? A Game? She obviously had met the suspect. Clinking sound on tape? Where did purity get plastic? How has her head turned from her right side to front? How is it she would rather play games and tell stories vs saving herself. Would anyone out there tell stories to a little boy as you lay dying instead of insisting on help or clawing your way out? Any sexual conotations involved? Character background on suspect states nothing on mental state, previous records or habits, hobbies. Cute story, but without proper evidence, investigations, reports or histories, theories are like candles; they're good until you use them!


Mon Oct 20 20:59:45 PDT 1997

Thank you for the entertainment. I was dismayed to discover this is all fictional - I believe this is a good way to solve some of the crimes that the law enforcemnet find so despairing. Killers, especailly serial killers, seem to move about the states and could possibly be identified and captured via the Internet.
For instance, wouldn't "Unsolved Mysteries" be a great thing to have on the net?
Thanks again. I was SO engrosse ---- until I dicovered it all a game.
Kitty Jo Theodore aka oldboss1@shelley.dbstech.com


Mon Oct 20 16:06:00 PDT 1997

DETECTIVES ANDERSON AND ARMSTRONG CAUGHT IN COVER-UP OF EDWARD PIERCE READ ALL ABOUT IT!
Dectective armstrong of the Yoknapatawpha police dept. is in trouble after new evidence has arrived. A notebook showing that the transportaion vehicle carrying Edward Pierce, the alleged killer of Purity Knight, was going to stop in an alley to kill Pierce and the two others inside. It flipped in an alley, and Pierce escaped. If they find Pierce, they will kill him before he can tell his story, and you know they will find him first. PEOPLE, YOU MUST BELIVE THIS STORY, IT IS 100% TRUTH, ALL THE EVIDENCE WAS PLANTED, IT'S ALL LIES! ARMSTRONG AND ANDERSON ARE KILLERS!!!!


Mon Oct 20 16:00:45 PDT 1997

DECTECTIVES ANDERSON AND ARMSTRONG FRAME A YOUNG MAN IN PART OF THE MURDER OF PURITY MARIE KNIGHT!


Mon Oct 20 10:18:47 PDT 1997

What was wrong with that boy that found her.Most 9.year old boys would have gone for help this dosen't make sence.


Mon Oct 20 00:42:52 PDT 1997

purity... a name that is so pure. the murderer liked to give little poems in his letters. he is a reader for sure. we learn from what we digest verbally and through text. as for purity, after being in such a confined space for such a long time one does tend to lose self control. she didn't ask for help for she probably was mentally incapable. read the book "intensity" by dean koontz.


Sun Oct 19 15:48:04 PDT 1997

i think that purity was in on it at the beginning, thinking it was all a joke or act, then was horrified to learn the real truth of the matter. i also think that her parents or at least the church they attend (if not the members) had something to do with it, especially since her dad was on the "political action" committee in the church. people who let religion be a main focus in their life tend to get a little weird.


Sun Oct 19 14:11:18 PDT 1997

as i view this case i can't help but to understand why she did not send this child back to get someone for help. i think she knew the person who killed her either that or saw him before i am puzzled. what about the autopsy report . could it have been that purtiy had a life threatning disease and wanted to die. after veiwing the audiotape transcript that dylan tull was using purity as a storyteller and in extange he would bring her food and water and possibly help. i think once purity refused to cooperate and dylan refused to send somone for help. i think you should question and investagate dylan again

] a friend (g.o.c.e mail me with autopsy report for more information


Sat Oct 18 20:15:45 PDT 1997

IF SHE WAS FOUND NEAR HER HOME THEN IT MUST HAVE BEEN SOMEONE SHE KNEW. THE KILLER OBVIOUSLY HAD NO STRUGGLE UNTIL HE HAD BEGUN TO BETRAY HER BY USING FORCE THAT'S WHY THE BODY WAS FOUND NEAR THE HOUSE. OR THE KILLER KNEW HER AND TRIED TO HAVE SEX WITH HER . SHE REFUED AND THAT'S WHEN HE OR SHE BECAME VIOLENT

G.O.C.
PS: AUTOPSY


Sat Oct 18 17:43:12 PDT 1997

i've just started following this story and i couldn't help but wonder why she didn't hop at the chance to explain what was happening to her in there when the boy came with the tape recorder.
if i were in such a situation,i would have known that there's a possibility that i might not make it and i would have made sure that whoever did this to me would be brought to light
it seems that she knew this person because she didn't send the boy to call the authorities. i found this behavior abit too stange to comprehend.
she also said that she thought that it was a joke.think about that.
wambui


Fri Oct 17 06:29:21 PDT 1997

i think that the story that she was telling the young boy was a story of what happened to her.i also think that the man who did this to her should be punised possibly exicuted.


Fri Oct 17 06:29:20 PDT 1997

i think that the story that she was telling the young boy was a story of what happened to her.i also think that the man who did this to her should be punised possibly exicuted.


Fri Oct 17 06:22:14 PDT 1997

i think that the story that she was telling the young boy was a story of what happened to her.i also think that the man who did this to her should be punised possibly exicuted.


Mon Oct 13 22:23:56 PDT 1997

well first of all i think this guy is a mental case and relly needs to get his head looked at.I reall feel sorry for
purity's parents
DANNY



Mon Oct 13 21:22:04 PDT 1997

the murder was a smart and curious individual, i wonder if he sexulally involved with her


Mon Oct 13 21:04:15 PDT 1997

I Believe this case to be a Cult Related case. Look at your evidence. This was a well thought out plan, to make someone suffer. The coffin was well built. Ventelated... What more can I say? It was Cult Related.

Bc178


Mon Oct 13 19:35:41 PDT 1997

i think they have met this person, maybe on computer, on the map there are measurements, not likly to be on a map. this person has watched and knows his victims and their same habits. i dont think its a stranger, or even an accuantace.


Mon Oct 13 09:14:57 PDT 1997

reference was made to Purity's mother about that area behind the church. I wondered if any of the cops were involved in any way with the church, be it they were related and I wondered if any of the church's congregation interviewed? The killer and associates are mentally unstable, their childhood was as well. Control over what they view as God's way is extremely important in a warped sense.


Mon Oct 13 06:39:12 PDT 1997

I think it was her present boyfriend, Edwin. His father was an attorney and he knew that his dad could get him off.


Sun Oct 12 10:30:28 PDT 1997

First of all,how close were Valerie Vilson and Purity Knight? Their murders may have been a coincidence.Seems like although they were sisters they were on different lifestyles.Obviously she knew Det. Dave Anderson to write a letter to him. I believe nothing is fake here. The killer obviously knew Purity very well to let her die very slowly if indeed she was buried alive....a means of torture. No sign of rape....it is possible a psychologically distrubed person did this....forensic psychology might be the answer. Why not submit all the witnesses to psychological tests...i'm sure you'll find someone mentally disturbed.If someone has a motive to kill her i'm sure her death would be instantaneous.....i see no point in keeping her alive and strong enough to write a letter.....


Fri Oct 10 11:54:49 PDT 1997

What about Puritiy's ex-boyfriend..the one whose child she aborted. Was he seeking revenge?....
weeping rose


Fri Oct 10 11:40:59 PDT 1997

I think that it was Kevin Stark. He knew way too much, and doesn't this story remind one of the Poe story the Cask of (I know I will mess up this last word) Amontilldo? In that story a man was jealous of another. Perhaps Stark was jealous of Purity...
Freesia


Fri Oct 10 06:05:08 PDT 1997

Can I just ask one thing? How in the world could Purity have written a note while laying in a coffin. Probably wih not much room to move. And I definetly think that the parents had something to do with this. The family is not very stable as it is. And i would not put it past them. They probbly had something to do with the murder of their other daughter too.
Keep the mysteries coming, I enjoy this.
Kristen


Thu Oct 9 19:55:57 PDT 1997

I believe that this was an act commited by a person who needs control. He had no intention of letting Ms. Knight live. He had to be stacking her weeks in advance if he was a stranger. If he was close to her, he had to be planning this scenerio weeks in advance. This is why I feel that Ed Pierce is not responsible for the Knight crimes. Ed is however a strong suspect for the Lamar abduction. The same person did not commit both of these crimes. They each have different signitures involved in them. The Lamar case has no significant signiture in that no corpus delecti has been found. The Knight case however has several distinct characterizations. The use of a dungeon to subdue the victim shows and the lack of sexual assualt present indicate that the murderers main objective is control and not blantent sexual fantasy. This can lead you to believe that like other seriel crimes of this nature is that the murderer is shy and pasive. He is not overbearing in his personality. He does not possess masculine objects such as guard dogs or manly cars. This person would direct most of his anger toward himself and not to the people around him. He would give no clues to what is true temperment is like. Look for someone who knows the area . Someone who is not married, lives alone or with elderly parents. Someone who is uniquily inteligent and quite. Someone who is in his mid to late thirties for this type of intelectual crime takes time to blossom inside the murderers head. Someone with no visable physical problems that would make him stand out. He needs to be able to be persuasive so he can not have any physical problems such as a disfigurment or speech impediment. This type of crime is going to happen again because it is blossoming in the murders head. HE is getting better at what he does. Remember that the man who is involved in the Knight murder is totaly different than the murderer of Marcy Lamar.
----- THE ANT


Thu Oct 9 10:13:37 PDT 1997

This a a really weird case. I think the one who did it is the one who everyone would least expect! Hopefully soon the suspect will be found. This a really sad thing to have happened to an innocent girl. And the one who did it should be put to rot in hell!!!!Because if u are out there I hope you get caught and die a horrible death you son of a bitch!


Thu Oct 9 08:59:07 PDT 1997

I would like to know why Ed's parents haven't been interveiwed???
Also Vicky's mother??

*FLTracy*


Thu Oct 9 08:55:21 PDT 1997

has anybody noticed that on Edward Pierce's University ID says his name is Edwin Pierce.... another alias?? or maybe a typ-o???


Wed Oct 8 20:08:16 PDT 1997

I belive that the person who killed purety also killed valierie


Wed Oct 8 13:01:15 PDT 1997

It was her sister's boyfriend that did it.


Tue Oct 7 08:31:24 PDT 1997

There may be two murderers I think. First of all, the child is suspect,because he didn't called anybody when the victim was found. The second point is that he felt guilty and punished himself. The problem is that he cannot have caused the cigarette burns found on the corpse! So he must have been helped by a left handed man: the one we're looking for. You just have to look for a man who knew purity and the boy. He is also keen on E. Poe and his poems, so he must be a student at the university.


Mon Oct 6 15:33:06 PDT 1997

Dear Mr. Armstrong,
I've been reading your cass and I think that the person who had killed Ms. Knight was the boy's father Ray or someone who was close to the boy, or who the boy knew. I'd like to know if it's possible if you had interviewed Mr.Ray I'd also like to know if it's possible if the knife was involved in any way with the case. Another thing I'd like to know is why you were one of the prim suspect because when I looked through this ase I didn't think you were a suspect. Thanks for showing me this case, from a person who viewed case.


Sun Oct 5 15:35:43 PDT 1997

Thank you for your support.

I have been studying this case for three days now and I just wanted to say I enjoy this immencely!!


Sun Oct 5 13:41:52 PDT 1997

First of all, this case is NOT solved by any means. The person who points out below that the rearranged letters of the note spell out "Wash Sin" makes a very good point. Isn't that a bit too coincidental not to be important? And I congratulate he or she who discovered this anagrammed message. Very clever. I think that Pierce carried out the abduction but that the parents were behind it. Did Pierce suddenly come into some unexplained money? Perhaps as a payoff for a job well done? And, of course, since the parents were not directly involved, they have their airtight alibis. I think that Purity's father is a sick individual and I believe that the baby she was carrying was his. The true perpetrator of her rape. that's why she had the ultrasound performed...to determine how far along her pregnancy was.


Sun Oct 5 11:50:08 PDT 1997

I have reviewed every detail that is on this site. I am still uncertain wheter Ed Pierce is the actual person who killed Purity Knighy. Possibly he is connected with another person. The person who truly wanted Purity Knight dead is a sick individual. Some one who would abduct a person and stick her in a box to suffer is truly obessed. Kind of like of that person cant have her then no one will. Stick her in a box and he can keep her all to himself. This person is not developed mentally and still has a childs mentality. I believe that the person is stuggling with severe emotional issues, possibly from past or present problems. Before Ed Pierce is 100% convicted I believe that there needs to be further investigation to make sure that he is 100% the only person involed in this sick situation.


Sun Oct 5 09:43:19 PDT 1997

First I want to say I think this is way too cool!!!

Now This is just a quess, but the note, or poem, that was on the back of 2end poleroid was:
In the Silence of the Night
How we Shiver With Affright.
If you take the capitalized letters and re-arrange them they spell out :
Wash Sin
Maybe I am letting my imaginnation take me away!! But that I would think would point to the parents involvement. Maybe not directly, but I believe that the parent's have ALOT to hide!


Sat Oct 4 16:52:34 PDT 1997

I am still unsure about the case in it's entirety, but from the given information. I beleve that Ed Pierce was not telling the complete truth. In his statement he started by saying that the victim and himself didn't really know each other that well and was not considered "friends". Then later on he is giving highlights and quotes about wanting the victim wanting to be a vet. At this point I can not rightfully point out the guilty party. Yet I strongly feel that Ed Pierce was not telling the truth about his relationship or feelings torwards the victim... Possibly covering something up???????


Sat Oct 4 16:51:46 PDT 1997

I feel that they knew each other from in the past. When you look at all the evidence and photographs you get the impression it was for revenge. He tortured her and made her suffer knowing that when they did find her and did the coroners reports that they would be so digusted and terrifed ofd what happened to her. I also think that once he knew everyones reaction to what he did he was satisfied about it. People in this world are just sick and their is no explanation and in this case there is only excuses to what he did and no real reason why.


Sat Oct 4 15:27:06 PDT 1997

I BELIVE THE KILLER KNEW PURITY, AND WAS FRIENDS OF SORTS,
MAYBE SOMEONE LIKE ED PERICE, WHO SPENT TIME WITH HER. I THINK ED AND PURITY WERE CLOSERER FRIENDS THEN HE LEAD THE DECECTIVES TO BELIEVE, I THINK THAT THE PLACE WHERE THE BODY WAS FOUND WAS SOMEWHERE ED PERICE KNEW SHE WENT HENCE THE INITIALS CRAVED ON THE ROCK. I BELEIVE ED DID WANT TO GET INTO BED WITH PURITY AND ACUTALLY MADE ADVANCES TOWARDS HER, AND WHEN SHE REJECTED HIM, NOT BECAUSE SHE DIDNT LIKE HIM BUT BECAUSE OF HER ROOMMATE, HE DEVELOPED A OBBESSION WITH HER, CAUSING HIM TO ABDUCT HER EVENTUALLY KILLING HER.


Sat Oct 4 01:33:45 PDT 1997

Your SEARCH ENGINE is STILL loopy:

"teri" = 6 matches

caroline Blanchards Bio leads to the CORONERS Report ???!!!??? AND, What happened to the rest of my message. Are you unable to take criticism ????????

Response:1-You'll have to accept the search engine as is. 2-These are comments pages, not a place to air your complaints. To complain send e-mail to admin@crimescene.com


Fri Oct 3 11:53:54 PDT 1997

Detective Armstrong,
In the interview with Matthew Owens, the confessed stalker, I think that he knew more than what he was saying. He or someone he knew killed Purity Knight. Also I think there maybe some link to the Valarie Vilson case. It's kind of odd to have two sisters murdered in the same family, but have two different cases. It's all linked together.
Thank you for your time.
Oxford


Thu Oct 2 22:13:05 PDT 1997

I have a strong feeling that Purity's parents are involved in her death.The religious beliefs they have are so hysterical concerning sex that its no wonder they named her what they did.It was wishful thinking! When they had some suspicions that she was not as chaste as her name,they may have figured that putting her in the woods in a box would show her the error of her ways.They had no true intentions of kiling her,they were trying to save her soul.


Thu Oct 2 10:47:44 PDT 1997

Edward Pierce and Det. David Anderson were in it together. I cruel game tuned out bad with the death of Purity. Mr. Pierce was feeling guilty and was going to turn himself in, but Det. Anderson wanted to meet with him first to talk him out of it. Anderson, being extremely adamant about Pierce not squawking, started the fight the turned into gun play. Who are the courts going to believe, Pierce or Det. Anderson. This fight was Anderson's way out.


Wed Oct 1 20:11:37 PDT 1997

1/10/97
well, i belive this:
Ed Pierce have a sexual obsession for Purity. he was falling in love with her and this fatal attraction put him insane and put her in the grave.

Ricardo de Pascual P.
ESAES@infosel.net.mx


Wed Oct 1 19:46:41 PDT 1997

Whom ever killed Purity knew her for a long time and has held a grudge most of the time. This is seen by the inscriptions on the box. Probably someone known from school, with an interest in her. Look for a person interested in art; all aspects. They also felt very strongly for her, by keeping her alive and sending letters to let the authorities know where she was and that she was alright. Whomever it was wanted to see her suffer, but probbly didn't plan for her to die.


Tue Sep 30 23:55:14 PDT 1997

i do believe that these suspects that you have chosen for the Purity
Knight case are of no use to you, because their M.O. does not have any
signs of any possible attacks.Any person who studies music is most likely not going to
go out and torture nor kill someone up and out of the blue.
All cases of severe perversion,human torture, and senseless acts derive from some kind of childhood traumatic
disorder.i do not see any of these possibilities in any of the suspects you have here.
the only possibilitie there is for Phelps is that he is thought to be known as a thief.
Th is is not the case when it comes to rape.It is a possibility that he could have suicidal
tendencies due to his mothers death.very little could come from his mothers situation as it worsened.
I am having a hard time believing that these individuals could
have conceived such heinous crimes against the human body.
perhaps you could make your characters a little bit more believable the next time around.

sincerely,
long range recon
longrngrcn@aol.com


Tue Sep 30 21:07:48 PDT 1997

You state that questions are answered several times a week, well, how long has it been since you've posted answers or comments to anything? I mean, this is fictional so there should be no reason to answer people's questions. If you want to keep peoples attention then answer their questions and comments. It's a good site but please answer our questions and comments and you'll keep our attention better.


Tue Sep 30 08:46:51 PDT 1997

i believe that a wrong doing would be the reason maybe a bad buisnes deal between the suspects folks or one of them any way is the girls parent or parents independantly employed with subcontractors working for em? some one get fired? i understand that not always in a case of this nature that there is a motive that can be rationalized this way some thimes its even more spuratic than this


Tue Sep 30 06:22:03 PDT 1997

The parents definately had something to do with both girls being dead. This is a major coverup to include certain authority figures in the investigation. How could both children die and three other murdered without a conspiarcy? Something is not right with this picture. To blame it on a cult is to throw off blame.


Tue Sep 30 03:50:16 PDT 1997

In addition to my earlier comments, I would just like to clarify a few things. When Purity was first hiding out, she hid at Ed Pierce's home outside of town. She originally staged the abduction hoax because she hated her parents, especially her father, and she knew that they would not help her with her financial problems. She owed 10000.00 to her friend, Matt Owens states he saw her counting her money and crying,etc. I believe she was romantically involved with Det. Anderson and that's why he helped her with this abduction hoax. But it went terribly wrong when Ed Pierce's obsession for her and his jealousy over her relationship with Anderson got out of control and he hid her in the coffin to keep her to himself. Anderson could not come forward with his suspicions of Pierce because of his initial involvement in the hoax. But once Purity was discovered dead, his hatred of Pierce and Pierce's hatred for him began their antagonistic behavior towards each other. that's why Anderson met him alone after receiving his note. It was actually a "dual" over the woman they both loved. Of course, I could be wrong, but it sounds good to me.
Thanks for the great site.
Lynx38


Tue Sep 30 00:17:00 PDT 1997

One has to wonder why her letter was addressed to a Dave, as if "Dave" already knew where she was, and this was some sort of experiment that she thought she was taking part in, hence, "at first I thought this was some sort of sick joke". Could not the suspected detective or professor, more likely the latter, and Ed Pierce both have been involved? I guess more will come out in the diary, but even MY diary, which I no longer keep, was not truthful for fear of prying eyes. Would not hypnosis help Dylan recall if she had told him how she got there? I'm sure the first question the boy asked is what are you doing there?


Mon Sep 29 21:46:33 PDT 1997

Why is it that every time we have a good mystery, someone has to go and ruin it with the works of Edgar Allan Poe? I mean Poe is a classic and accomplished writer, but I think that he is a bit overused. That leads me to the conclusion that this is all a hoax.

but if this was REALLY a case, I would have to state that I would believe that Thomas the Tank Engine was the culprit. Think about it. Who else would be stupid enough to post Edgar Allan Poe Poems and build a box to put a girl in. His motive was: REVENGE. He thought that humans should see how it feels to be stuck inside of a box.

CASE SOLVED


Mon Sep 29 21:07:58 PDT 1997

The deputy who was in the shoot out actually planted evidence in the undergrad's house. The true kidnapper is the deputy who was in the shootout.


Mon Sep 29 20:06:50 PDT 1997

I still believe Detective Anderson is involved. I think the 'kidnapping' started off as a hoax and Purity was involved. Ed Pierce states in his journal that he and Purity hid from a car. I think Purity needed money and that's why the note was sent to her parents to try and get her dowry. She was in some sort of financial bind. Perhaps because of something that happened in Europe. She enlisted Ed Pierce and Dave Anderson's help...but she was unaware of Pierce's sick obsession with her. Eventually he felt he had to have her to himself and he hid her in the coffin. Her note to Det. Anderson indicates to me she is pleading with him to set her free. Otherwise she would have stated her abductor's name. I don't think Anderson was involved with burying her in the coffin, he only helped with the initial kidnapping hoax. Anyway, that's what I think.

Lynx38


Mon Sep 29 15:46:12 PDT 1997

To the Sun., Sept. 28 20:05 poster:
If you were so disappointed with the last case and find Crimescene a waste of time, then why are you still here?


Mon Sep 29 15:02:59 PDT 1997

TO AOL: There was no other place to enter my comments, so I am entering them here in the Post a Theory place. I honestly think you should post a warning to those who are faint of heart that the subject matter and photos to follow are horrifying. I found them terribly disturbing, and was not at all prepared for what I saw... especially the dead young girl, and a photo of her staring, wild-eyed, at the camera. I would be very angry if my children had come across this!!!


Mon Sep 29 15:02:41 PDT 1997

TO AOL: There was no other place to enter my comments, so I am entering them here in the Post a Theory place. I honestly think you should post a warning to those who are faint of heart that the subject matter and photos to follow are horrifying. I found them terribly disturbing, and was not at all prepared for what I saw... especially the dead young girl, and a photo of her staring, wild-eyed, at the camera. I would be very angry if my children had come across this!!!


Mon Sep 29 14:17:49 PDT 1997

If a suspect was seen by a neighbor, why didn't she call Purity? the police? Why was the guy not found but his camera was? Is he stupid? You don't take pictures of someone and flee and leave a camera.And the boy is warped too! He meets this girl and she doesnt' ask for help. He looks old enough to know something is wrong. If purity was in there so long, how com whe didn't die in 5 day's from starvation, blood loss, cold air? The note she gave the boy, who neither had writing utensils, said she wanted to talk to a Det. someone. HE might be involved, because if they were friends she would say "Help" not let's talk .


Mon Sep 29 14:05:10 PDT 1997

i think the motive is he killed her or him because he or she wouldnt give it up

if u know what i mean

hahahahahahhaha


Mon Sep 29 13:19:23 PDT 1997

HEY DET. ARMSTRONG.....COULD YOU GIVE ME ANY BACKROUND ON PROSECUTING ATTORNEY HAROLD MAZZA...NEED TO KNOW MORE ABOUT HIM AND ALSO ANY POPULAR CASES HE PROSECUTED..


Mon Sep 29 08:49:58 PDT 1997

My theory is that the suspect was severely abused as a child all the way up to his adolecence.
His parents were religious freaks and claimed that everything he did was a sin. (Kind of like Carrie's mom from Carrie -Stephen King-).
He obviously has some major mental issues due to the trauma in his childhood.
He hates women. Whenever he looks at a woman he thinks of his mother. He believes his mother was the real sinner.
For some reason he decided to stalk, Purity. Maybe there was something about the way she looked, or talked, or maybe something small like the way she walked, triggered something in the suspects mind that reminded him of his mother and his past. I'm not sure if he actually thought he'd be doing something good by killing Purity, like ridding the world of a sinner or if he did it for pure pleasure.
I think the suspect might have killed his mother.

That's all I have for now.


Mon Sep 29 07:32:09 PDT 1997

I think you guy's might wanna concider putting the Purity Night case somewhere else, the way you did val's. That way everyone new can concentrate on the new case. Do away with the picture that's what draws people to the Purity case. LET'S GET ON WITH THE NEW CASE!!!


Mon Sep 29 00:46:29 PDT 1997

I want to say why do people post a theory if they haven't even reaf the evidence and all. I mean most of the questioned can be answered by just reading the case. I mean if you really want to know the answer look it up. It ain't that hard. Geezzz, first read the case before you start ramlbing on about who did what and when. How can you state an opinion if you don't know the facts. AND THIS IS MAKE BELIEVE PEOPLE. Hit the reality check button. So next time before you take up space why don't you just read the case first...don't just skim it....read it. Then if you have an idea or question then get on here and say. Please.


Sun Sep 28 23:05:14 PDT 1997

My theory is that the suspect and the accused were involved in a long term relationship of somesort. the initials in sandstone were what i think somewhat reminicent of the initals would carve in a tree. the reason the tree was scratched was maybe they had they;re initials carved into it and when they broke up, he cut them outta the tree. Love gone wrong that's what this is.


Sun Sep 28 22:15:35 PDT 1997

First , we have a lot of questions to ask. O.K , How did she get into that hole? How did the boy find her? Why didn't she tell the boy to go tell someone that she was in the hole? Why did the boy make her tell him stories? and if she was about to die why was she telling him stories? Could the boy see her when he was talking to her? This is what we think........
We think it's true but , it doesn't make any sense. Where did the guy come from , how did she get down in the hole , who made the cage , and how did he get it down in the hole , and how long was she in there? When she was in the hole she didn't sound sick or hurt from getting stabbed.
Please answer our questions ASAP. Our E-mail address is MRich81760.
Hurry please,
Elishia and Valerie


Sun Sep 28 17:08:31 PDT 1997

ok,this is a tough one.First of all the boy knows the killer,and is a very disturbed child.He could have helped her or told someone about her. No, instead he left her there went and got a recorder a recordered her! he delivered a note for her,what a strange boy.I would not be surprised if he didn't work with the stalker.The rape was probably done by her father. She obviously came from an emotionally disturbed family. The "stalker"very strange bird. He put her in the the box to keep her away from others,but he sure didn't watch her very well instead he left the boy to watch over her. But the boy started to feel sorry for her. He begins to start communicating with her.But the boy refuses to help her escape, and to ease his guilt agrees to grant her a few of her last wishes.The stalker knows the boy well. he is also known well by the victim.The words written by edgar allen poe suggest that he watches her at night through her window. but the outside world(other men) have brought him pain by being with the victim . The stalker believes that by putting her in a box he can have her forever,all too himself.the boy is the key to the whole case. find him and hymotize him.


Sun Sep 28 16:35:38 PDT 1997

I believe that Det. Armstrong and "professor" Wollworth worked together to abduct her. There is no professor Wollworth listed as a faculty member at the University of Mississippi. If Purity was abducted how would she know that Det. Anderson was the lead investigator on the case and send him a letter? She knew who they were and only thought it was a hoax until the reality of her death set in . That's why she gave the boy the note for Armstrong.


Sun Sep 28 14:43:55 PDT 1997

david woolworths alibi, a teacher she could trust, the last person that saw her, a believer in aliens (stronger than humans) and someone who could have easily have built the tomb she was buried in. I really have a problem with his statements.


Sun Sep 28 14:40:46 PDT 1997

david woolworths alibi


Sun Sep 28 09:56:55 PDT 1997

Hello!! I was just wondering through here and decided to write my opinion. I'm only 13 so give me a break!!!! Okay well I think that whoever was stalking her definitly did this to her. I think that he felt that he had to have her and know one else could have her but when she got that boyfriend that made that stalker really mad and he had to get back at her. So he didn't want to kill her, he didn't intend to kill her, he just decided to bury her alive that way he knew to himself that he didn't kill her, it was just that she couldn't breath where she was. So she died and he doesn't think that it was his fault because she was alive when he in fact buried her but I think that whoever did this to her will come forward, he's scared and doesn't know what to do, he thinks if he doesn't come forward then this will haunt him for the rest of his life and on the other hand he thinks if I do come forward then this will all be over with, I won't have to be scared anymore because I already know that I'll be living in jail for the rest of my life. But thats about all I think. I know for sure that it was a male killer by the evidence and also I believe that it was the stalker because I have been stalked before and this kind of person feels better then everyone else and has to have you because they feel as if since your not with them anymore then you can't have anyone else. But anyways thats the way I feel!!!!!
sincerely,
Amanda (CrazyQueT)


Sun Sep 28 09:48:11 PDT 1997

My theory is that I killed her. I know this for a fact. She was not a nice person and Im glad I did it. You are all wrong.


Sun Sep 28 01:33:55 PDT 1997

i agree with whoever said that the investigator who killed purity's sister had something to do with this. for instance, the film used to take the pictures of purity would be used by a private investigator because it was low light film and sounds like something a private eye would have to use during surveilance. also, the pictures were taken quickly and didn't look professional which is what private investigators have to do often so that they are not noticed or caught. also notice that the private eye was given immunity and is still at large and could've killed purity.


Sat Sep 27 21:47:37 PDT 1997

IS IT POSSIBLE THAT SINCE HER SISTER WAS KILLED SHE FELT LIKE SHE WASNT GETTING ENOUGH ATTENTION AND SHE FAKED HER OWN DEATH?


Sat Sep 27 21:32:19 PDT 1997

FIRST I WOULD INTERVIEW TH PERSON WHO FOUND THE BODY. SECOND I WOUD SEE IF THERE WAS ANTHONG MISSING FROM THE VICTIM. THEN I WOULD INVESTAGATE ANY FORMER FRIENDS THAT HAD ANY RELATIONSHIP WITH THEM. THE WITNESS YOU HAVE IS THE KEY TO THE MURDER, AND U MUST GET A COURT ORDER TO USE THAT FOR EVIDENCE, IF U DONT IT WILL BE IMMISABLE IN A COURT OF LAW. THEN I WOULD GET A COURT ORDER ANF DO A STAKEOUT ON THE POSSIBLE SUS[ECT AND TAKE IT FROM THERE, IF U NEED HRLP JUST ASK.


Sat Sep 27 13:48:12 PDT 1997

Obviously who ever killed her cared about her because the stab wounds were not very deep as if the killer didn't want to hurt her too bad even though she was already done---I did not notice any evidence of a boyfriend. My question is did she have a boyfriend or was she just getting out of a relationship?


Sat Sep 27 04:01:36 PDT 1997

I THINK I KNOW WHO DID IT EDWARD PIERCE AND HERE IS A COMMET I THINK IT IS WRONG TO KILL PEOPLE


Thu Sep 25 21:11:37 PDT 1997

I look at the picture from the ransom note, where you see the face of Purity Knight trought the grid and it does not make any sens.

1 The picture from may 16th, ( close up of Purity near the grid)

If the Picture was taken from a camera on the side of the boxe, into the shaft going down, the light from the flash wouls have been bright and violently reflected from each side of the grid.

The Face of Purity look like it is brigten from an inside light, yet there was no light bulb found inside the box and if there was one the would have had to be directly over her face and more bright than the flash.

It look like that picture was taken with the box on a table or at least out of the ground and with the lid open.

There is dirt of anything on the woden board behind her head.

Her make up aroud the eye look very clean, not very credible for someone in such a problem

2 The May 7 th picture thae is taken farter and that is not a close up.

This picture look like it is taken from an opening on the bottom side of the shaft, wich does not exist according to the plan of the box.

The lighting is still a problem even if mre credible.

Did purity start this as a hoax to freak her relative nad it got out of hand ?

note: The view of the wooden box in the MOV file show a box that is extremely clean and not rotten of damage by the elements.

The wood should be much more damage after such an ordeal into the ground....

Tony R. Marquis
Pmarat@sympatico.ca

( Sorry for my bad writting it is not my prime language)


Thu Sep 25 19:42:05 PDT 1997

well, on the back of the valentine, the word VALentine, the val is caps, so it leads you to believe val is involved with the killer. also, the kid who killed her is a photography student, look at the special film he was using, just the right kind for the proper exposure. maybe he took a class with her at the university, or maybe she posed for him, and he asked her out, when she declined, he became infactuated.


Thu Sep 25 18:06:10 PDT 1997

How come the father was never qustioned>
I think he paid dective Anderson to kill his own daughter, because he was embarrased about the fact she had been raped
and had an abortion. For this he figured if his daughter was killed, her sins would be forgiven by God, as he was a religious man.


Thu Sep 25 15:57:14 PDT 1997

To the person who posted below about being deceived because you thought Crimescene was real. "We" were not "all" deceived as you stated, because some of us used common sense, as well as the information readily avaiable through "Reality Check" to discern that this case was, in fact, FICTIONAL. The "reality check" button is in clear view on the MAIN page of Crimescene, and is not easily missed. You really have no right to blame Crimescene for your own oversight


Thu Sep 25 13:20:55 PDT 1997

evidence she was murdered by a knife



Thu Sep 25 13:05:59 PDT 1997

Ok, though I feel deceived by this website, after reading how this came about I think you are brilliant in the way you made everyone believe it to be true. How or why you did that is beyond me. But it does point to the fact that a sick crime like this one could happen anywhere. I play around with writing myself and think I got a good ending to the story. I think it would be very interesting if the murder of Purity and then the kidnap of Macy was a group effort. This is what "fictionally" could have happened;
First, the parents are dicustedwith what Purity did by killing her unborn child. They were angry at Valerie for helping her. They paid Valerie's boyfriend's brother to kill her and everyone she interacted with. Being a sick individual himself, he agreed to do it so that he could have money for his endeavors in the computer business.
This can be proven by the letters and threats Valerie was getting, obviously by her biological parents. Then the letter that Purity sent warning Valerie that her parents wanted to get back at her.
Then Purity starts messing up more, the parents get very angry with her and hire her friend Ed, who was angry at Purity for not returning love, to knock her off in a dramatic way. The whole time, Det. Armstrong is in on it. He gets close to Purity and he knows exactly how to hurt her. He is friends with Mr. Knight and owes him a huge favor for getting him off a criminal charge from his past.
This whole time, Purity being in the box, learns about the setup and then writes a letter to det. Anderson pleading to end it. Tell Ed to stop what he's doing, she's learned her lesson. She thinks this is all for her to stop sinning, she doesn't really think she's going to be left there to die.
The family has an alibi and who would suspect such a prominant family of doing such a terrible thing.
Then, Ed gets angry when Anderson, who wanted to be put on the case because he wanted to leave out key evidence that points anything to him or the Knights, doesn't cover him by erasing any evident pointing to him. That's when the shoot out happens.
But, wait, Anderson apologises to Ed for not cover him up ao he sets it up so on the way to jail an accident happens.
So, then he promises Anderson that he will find Macy, because her father has been looking into the case and found some things that don't match up. The Knights and Det. Anderson thinks if his daughter is kidnapped he will back off and not investigate. Blackmail to get him to shut up. Like saying, stop investigating or your daughter is worm meat like Purity.
The end, Macy's father will agree but it is to late. After he agrees and burns all his notes they deliver his dead daughter, who has been obviously torchered, dead.
Macy's father tells what he believes happened, it is investigated and found to be true. THE END!


Wed Sep 24 16:15:15 PDT 1997

Regarding the disappearance of Macy Lamar, has anyone looked into the fact that she worked at Square Books? Purity Knight is known to have frequented that store, and Ed Pierce has probably been there too. And does anyone know if Pierce or Phelps knew the girl? Any possibility that her relationship to the sheriff would be known by the suspects? Please respond!


Wed Sep 24 13:50:22 PDT 1997

I think the two cases are connected. Both sisters ended up dying.


Wed Sep 24 12:34:55 PDT 1997

Regarding the post directly below: The story on pages 54-55 is "Berenice". It involves the pre-mature burial of a young woman.


Wed Sep 24 12:18:32 PDT 1997

Regarding the post directly below: The story on those given pages is "Berenice". It somewhat involves the pre-mature burial of a young woman.


Wed Sep 24 07:30:18 PDT 1997

What E.A. Poe story is found on pp. 54&55 of the cited published Poe collection? Is it "The Tell-Tale Heart," or, "Premature Burial?"
Does this matter?


Tue Sep 23 21:51:17 PDT 1997

I believe that Pierce's father, a Denton city attorney, and Mr. Knight, a district attorney, have been friends since law school, where they both became members of the Church of Christ the Avenger. Pierce, Sr., was aware of the contents of Mr. Knight's will. As an elder of the Denton branch of the church, he wanted Mr. Knight's generous bequest to his daughter to go to the church. Purity was expendable because she was sinful. Pierce, Jr., also a member of the Church, and constantly trying to measure up to his successful father, used his acting talent and musical ability to get close to Purity, and then killed her. P.S. Enough already against religious zealots! Thou protests too much!


Tue Sep 23 18:30:03 PDT 1997

Ok first of all i dont see how she could have set this up herself because shes got one important thing...SHES DEAD. and second....i think he did it because she was actually stalking him and he killed her to save himself from total and complete insanity from her perpetual stalking. She wanted to marry him but he broke off the engagement and she got really mad and stalked him (as i said before) perpetually. This is what i think. But who knows i could be wrong. Maybe shes not really dead. Maybe shes actually still alive but on an uncharted island in the middle of the Bermuda Triangle. Or maybe she took a flight to Barbados but a huge storm came up and knocked them off course so they are stranded on some lost world with dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures that survived only in this mystery world hidden from all modern civilization reached only by a rip in spacial time warps. Or maybe shes living with Elvis in his great Graceland in the sky. Or maybe she became good freinds with Micheal Jackson and he molested her and then buried her in the box behind Fairlawn cemetary. But you know what? THEN AGAIN.... MAYBE NOT.....


Tue Sep 23 18:27:42 PDT 1997

Ok first of all i dont see how she could have set this up herself because shes got one important thing...SHES DEAD. and second....i think he did it because she was actually stalking him and he killed her to save himself from total and complete insanity from her perpetual stalking. She wanted to marry him but he broke off the engagement and she got really mad and stalked him (as i said before) perpetually. This is what i think. But who knows i could be wrong. Maybe shes not really dead. Maybe shes actually still alive but on an uncharted island in the middle of the Bermuda Triangle. Or maybe she took a flight to Barbados but a huge storm came up and knocked them off course so they are stranded on some lost world with dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures that survived only in this mystery world hidden from all modern civilization reached only by a rip in spacial time warps. Or maybe shes living with Elvis in his great Graceland in the sky. Or maybe she became good freinds with Micheal Jackson and he molested her and then buried her in the box behind Fairlawn cemetary. But you know what? THEN AGAIN.... MAYBE NOT.....


Tue Sep 23 17:46:33 PDT 1997

i believe that the sign "you bitch" was a way for the killer to pass judgement on the victim..the box was constructed to let him or her have access to the victim and ..."control" her every move and breath. he or she feels that them being the judge for maybe god. ans maybe was rejected by the victim and the family. this person is not of below mental ability. they thought about it for awhile. the box that was constructed was for that use.
the photos were the way he could get instant gradification for his judgement....a "trophy" if you will.

but i am almost cetain that the victime was stalkedby a trusted friend and maybe church going man..who she rejected for advances....


Tue Sep 23 13:24:09 PDT 1997

I agree with the person who earlier stated that you might need to fill in the holes before people will shift their attention on the other case.


Tue Sep 23 12:48:02 PDT 1997

I am very upset to find that "Crime Scene" isn't real. I have been following the cases and have felt sympathy for these people and to find out that all this time it has been fictional has made me very upset. I think, however, that something like this for real cases should be on the internet to involve the public with the investigation. Sometimes an outsider is able to shed more light on a situation than an insider. I'd like to know how the pictures and interviews were conducted and staged. I am relieved to find out that it isn't real and that these horrible crimes didn't take place, but on the other side there is still so many terrible crimes and I think people should know what lurks right outside there door, and what be on the prowl whether you live in the city, the suburbs, and the country. I feel deceived by this, I actually felt sorry for mythical beings. On the other hand, I wondered the whole time how detectives would have the time to conduct an internet site and be functional in the investigation at hand.


Tue Sep 23 12:10:37 PDT 1997

The boy, the boy was at the place where the victom was being held, but the thing that gets me is that the boy did not go to the police and tell them where she was.
WHY DID THE POLICE DROP THE BOY'S PART IN THE CASE. IF THE BOY CAN WORK A TAPE RECORDER THEN HE CAN BE QUESTIONED BY POLICE AND WHY DIDN'T MISS. KNIGHT TELL WHERE SHE WAS BEING HELD AT ON THE RECORER


Tue Sep 23 00:28:44 PDT 1997

I believe she was stalked by a secret lover. I believe she know the perpetrator and the results of his stalking. The letter was written in advance and given to the person who discovered her whereabouts. This could be questionable the letter it could have been planted by the stalker.


Mon Sep 22 23:12:22 PDT 1997

I have a question about the note? If purtiy was wrapped up in the form stuff and in a box where is obivious little room the how did she write the note??? Please tell me this sounds fishing to other people besides me.I have a feeling that between that note and that was on Andersons door it all sounds like a set up to me...Did Anderson do something to ED that would make Ed want to set Anderson up.. Maybe because Ed was in love with PK and knew that her and anderson had something going on and that drove ed to hate anderson? Where is the rest of Eds journal? the heading said it was a portion of his journal not whole thing.SO wheres the rest?
And for the person wanting to know where the science project disk is that was talking about purifing and all. It is under detective files, victims personal items and under Computer files and its the only one higlighter blue.If you still can't find it contact me.

Slepiebear (aol)


Mon Sep 22 21:48:21 PDT 1997

i feel as though this suspect disliked mrs. knight "you bitch"indicates that they interacted with each other in my opinion he wanted something she wouldnt give or had insulted him in some way.ibelieve also that based on the design of the box that he was hoping she would change her mind about something i dont think he wanted her to die,he just took this insane way of controlling someone to far to backout without suffering severe consequences.i would be very intrested in the outcome of this traggic storyand how the little boy is doing


Mon Sep 22 20:24:24 PDT 1997

THAT GIRL IS NOT DEAD SHE IS FACKING IT AND ALL THAT THE DUDE DIDNT KILL HER


Mon Sep 22 14:40:07 PDT 1997

Is it possible that Macy resembles Pierce's Geena?


Mon Sep 22 12:43:15 PDT 1997

It's not just you.. the unexplained note to Dave is extremely frustrating.


Mon Sep 22 12:26:21 PDT 1997

SHE WROTE A NOTE TO DETECTIVE ANDERSON FROM HER GRAVE FOR GOD'S SAKE! WHY HASN'T THIS BEEN CONFRONTED. IS IT JUST ME? OR DID THIS LETTER IMPLY THAT DET. ANDERSON KNEW SHE WAS IN THERE! EVEN IF HE DIDN'T DO IT, WHICH I THINK HE DID, WHY WOULD HE LEAVE HER IN THERE??


Mon Sep 22 10:55:57 PDT 1997

Sounds like a "Dead Poets Society" thing to me. Others must be involved. Who had the skills to make the box? Where did the materials come from?
Who has recently written a paper on the life and works of Poe?


Mon Sep 22 10:05:27 PDT 1997

This girl set the whole thing up. She is not dead. just guessing from her profile only


Mon Sep 22 08:28:49 PDT 1997

he felt like it


Mon Sep 22 07:24:45 PDT 1997

Hmmm... I think you might have to fill in details on some of the unanswered Purity Knight questions before you can get everyone to shift their attention to the new case.. Just a thought... too many holes.


Sun Sep 21 23:46:46 PDT 1997

WHY ISNT ANYONE ANSWERING THE QUESTIONS? WHEN WILL THEY BE ANSWERED? ITS BEEN OVER 2 WEEKS SINCE ANY OF THE QUESTIONS WERE ANSWERED.

Response:Since the case is solved, we are now asking internet viewers to sumbit theories regarding Ed Pierce's motive.

You may be able to answer your own question with our search engine at:http://www.crimescene.com/purity/new_search.html. You are also welcome to e-mail us with questions at: nelson@crimescene.com


Sun Sep 21 17:53:03 PDT 1997

I suspect Frank and Judith Knight would have wanted to "cleanse" their daughter, Purity, of her "sins." Frank Knight would have been the one to beat Purity and then bury her, possibly not intending for her to die.
Judith probably knew of her husband's actions, but fears him.


Sun Sep 21 10:47:52 PDT 1997

She knew the Killer, and he just wanted to teach her a lesson for either not going out with him or breaking off a relationship. He did not want her to be found alive because she knew him and he would go to prison. the note he wrote was to clear his mind and put him at ease. He has watched way to many movies about live burials and stalkings.


Sun Sep 21 05:58:52 PDT 1997

I think that the murder might have seen her having sex in a house or cabin or living place behind the church and him/her and his/her friends might have that she was a sick person and that they wanted to torture her. So they invited her to a party and spiked the punch, she passed out. Then they stuck a needle into her thigh and she couldnt do anything for hours/days and so they buried her under the ground in a case so that she couldnt get any/hardly any food so they would strave her to death but the boy came and gave her food when he could but then after a while he was to busy to.


Sat Sep 20 23:58:26 PDT 1997

I think something shady went on with the killer and Purity. Maybe he's jealous or it has something to do with a cult.


Sat Sep 20 21:23:40 PDT 1997

I too believe that this murder had CULT wirtten all over it. However to avoid jumping to such conclusions as this one, play the Devil's Advocate---no fun intended. This professor was a little suspicious. What possible reason could anyone have for wrapping someone in celophane? She was raised in a Christian home and seemingly had the perfect setup, however arent those the ones who most frequently chose to participate in the Cults? I dont know the answer yet but I can pose some pretty interesting hypothesises. I do however believe that the only role that the detective had in this was tot investigate


Sat Sep 20 21:00:04 PDT 1997

I believe that this girl must have rejected this man in some fashion.
For a date, to dance, to get to know her ect. This man must have had some contact with the killer.


Sat Sep 20 18:35:01 PDT 1997

I think that possibly Ben Archer could have something to do with Purity's death. I kept thinking that there had to be a connection between the two sisters murders.I went back to the val. file and read through the confession of Giblini and his investegator. The investegator recieved imunity for his testimony against Giblini , so he must be free. No where in this report does it give the investigators name, even though he was the one who commited the murders. Who is he? The only clue to his identity I could find was that he was from Atlanta. I then went back and scanned the bio's on the witnesses in the Purity case to see if anyone came from Atlanta and lo and behold the only one was Mr Ben Archer.May be his finding the body wasn't an accident after all . Perhaps he wanted information from her so he kept her alive and trapped untill she talked . He might believe her to have information about computer programs of value from her sister. he could have told her David Armstrong was involved to try to pursuade her to talk and that is why she wrote the note to Dave. the other reason I think this murder was done by the same person (investigator) is because in the Val murder case the bodies were bathed after death. The murderer must have a thing about clean or he's trying to get ride of evidence. Purity also was cleaned after death by someone. If you die of exposure in a coffin buried underground with mud comming in your hair isn't going to be real neat and combed .There has to be a connection . Who and Where is this murdering private investigator? Could Ben Archer be related or the same man ? Was the boy afraid of Mr Archer ? Why isn't there testimony from the boy he must be able to identify someone?


Sat Sep 20 13:56:14 PDT 1997

i noticed also that purity wrapped herself in cellophane for warmth, that was the same material that was used to tape message to send to detectives. wasn't it?


Sat Sep 20 13:53:00 PDT 1997

well after reading the case and trying to analyze it, i noticed that edward allen poe was used in the note, the same initials asedward Arthur Pierce. Edward also studied english and i think thats where it all tied together. Also from his interview about purity, he said that he thought that lee wanted some of purity's fame to rub off on her, so i think it might be a case of being setup. All the traces lead to edward, but like i say i think hes being set up


Sat Sep 20 13:31:24 PDT 1997

Hi my name is Chase Topol. I think some murderers think that everybody thinks they're better than them, and that causes them to go insane and kill. Though there are some who just do it for money or their own sick ways of entertainment and fun. Some just like to see the fear in there victims eyes.


Sat Sep 20 10:50:08 PDT 1997

To all "theorists": Anderson cant commit every Oxford crime!


Sat Sep 20 01:33:43 PDT 1997

I also believe Ed Pierce had help in killing Purity. Help from his multiple personalities. The skips and gaps in his diary, plus the variations in writing styles all point to this. I believe Purity knew about it and was trying to help him but got caught up with it. One of the most revealing entries in the diary is on April 14th., when he writes " I am home. Purity cries, I cry". The "Dave" mentioned in Purity's note could have been the personality responsible for putting her in the box.
This is probably way off, but it sounds intriguing don't you think?
Pam


Fri Sep 19 23:53:12 PDT 1997

I believe in the Rapist case , it was maybe one of the Campus Police on duty or off. On duty maybe went to make rounds etc...


Fri Sep 19 23:02:21 PDT 1997

THIS IS DEFINETLY RELATED TO CULT PK REFERED TO MAGIC IN
STORY COULD IT BE THE NECRONOMICAN !


Fri Sep 19 14:18:49 PDT 1997

Sounds to me like a cult is at work here. Whats up? Were they using Purity for a ritual sacrifice? Pierce, Anderson, Perez and Azeriah were in on it. The stalking case was something unrelated to the murder. That was just a sick Owens.

Thats my theory.

Nick


Fri Sep 19 08:23:39 PDT 1997

Upon reading some of the responses, I was disturbed at the amount of replies chastising Detective Anderson.
Detective Dave Anderson's motives for involvement are quite clear. He was personally involved in the murder investigation of Ms. Knight's sister on a professional level. When he found out that Purity was going to start classes here, he felt compassionate enough to reach out to her. Purity took a big step when she decided to come to the area, and with all of the attention from the media and other classmates, it was an honorable gesture for Detective Anderson.
Detective Anderson kept in contact with Purity and actually had quite extensive conversation with her. When she was abducted, he may have concealed the fact that he had formed a friendship with her, but this can be explained. First of which, he stated that he and Det. Armstrong had discussed this and believed it not to have any bearing on the investigation. And second, he wanted to investigate the case. He knew that his limited relationship with her could cost him his position on the case (which it did), and he did not want this to occur. After investigating the murder of her sister, and getting to know Purity herself, and then finding she was abducted, who would not do everything he could to get her back? Det. Anderson proves this fact with his webpage that he continued to try whatever means possible to help Purity.
I know that there are questions that arise from Det. Anderson's actions in this matter, and I do not deny these facts. Some of his actions were in fact questionable. However, I honestly believe that these actions were effected only only to help put the case of Purity Knight to rest.

Best Wishes,
...SW...



Fri Sep 19 08:14:33 PDT 1997

I still am not convinced of Anderson's innocence. I am new to this site. Does an arrest on this site mean case closed, or could it still be open and pending? JJrunr@aol.com


Fri Sep 19 06:36:21 PDT 1997

I believe that Det. Dave Anderson is involved in the murder of Purity Knight and is also a rapist on the campus. He is a manipulator and because he's a cop gets away with everything he does.

Your questions will never be fully answered in the crimescene, just ask those who were involved in the Purity Knight case, they'll tell you the facts and all the facts at that!


Fri Sep 19 03:15:28 PDT 1997

DAVE ANDERSON'S ROLE IN THIS CRIME MUST BE REVEALED !!!!! Anderson IS complicit in this crime, despite his claim that the anonymous letter he recieved in the mail [posted on his website but NOT in the evidence file???] and the note nailed to his door "clear" him. TO THE CONTRARY, these notes just like the victim's note to "DAVE", again point to his involvement. If in fact the letter was from Pierce, and I believe it was, he signs the letter "AS ALWAYS, YOUR FRIEND", and in the note he twice calls Anderson my dear friend and also refers to him as "my slave". I believe both of them were involved in the shovel cult, or perhaps as others have suggested they share the same birth mother [Anderson having been adopted].Or perhaps Anderson took advantage of Pierces fragile and disturbed psyche and convinced him they were half-brothers.
IN any case, I STRONGLY BELIEVE IN ANDERSON'S GUILT..!!!!
Detective Armstrong if you value the integrity of your Department both in this investigation and in future investigations, you will look into this further.
???? Did you know Anderson was going to that 3:30 am meeting?
Why after removing Anderson from the case due to his personal involvement with the victim, would you then direct him to follow your "prime " suspect if you were trying to avoid the appearance of impropriety?
Was Anderson one of the witnesses that the child winess was unable to identify?? And how do you account for the fact that the child has not, as yet been able to identify the man he spoke to???
It is clear from the evidence that Perce did not act alone and/or there were others involved initially... the first week of 3/2 - when Pierce has a valid alibi and according to his diary he was in a near panic because he did not know where the victim was.
As long as we do not know the WHOLE STORY THIS CASE IS INCOMPLETE, and I for one am disatisfied.
If you are covering up in any way for Anderson your career is in jeopardy and as you know complicity after the fact in a murder case is still murder so you risk incarceration as well as your career.
If you did not know Anderson was meeting Pierce for a showdown then Anderson was going there to eliminate a potential witness who could implicate him. If you knew.. if in fact Anderson was doing this with the Department's knowledge and sanction then he could not have been OFF-DUTY as was reported !!
Perhaps if it wasn"t for the chance appearance of an innocent bystander-witness on the scene***, Anderson or maybe even one of his fellow officers would have eliminated Pierce a-la Ruby-Oswald.
Until the full story is known this case cannot be considered solved.
*** SEE the 9/15 posts fron "Anthony of Oxford" the witness, and from myself.


RESPECTFULLY, SHERLOCK HOLMES

P.S..
&%& Thats "ANDI PHILLIPS" from Oxford on 9/5th
NOT the 15th --sorry.


Fri Sep 19 03:09:46 PDT 1997

DAVE ANDERSON'S ROLE IN THIS CRIME MUST BE REVEALED !!!!! Anderson IS complicit in this crime, despite his claim that the anonymous letter he recieved in the mail [posted on his website but NOT in the evidence file???] and the note nailed to his door "clear" him. TO THE CONTRARY, these notes just like the victim's note to "DAVE", again point to his involvement. If in fact the letter was from Pierce, and I believe it was, he signs the letter "AS ALWAYS, YOUR FRIEND", and in the note he twice calls Anderson my dear friend and also refers to him as "my slave". I believe both of them were involved in the shovel cult, or perhaps as others have suggested they share the same birth mother [Anderson having been adopted].Or perhaps Anderson took advantage of Pierces fragile and disturbed psyche and convinced him they were half-brothers.
IN any case, I STRONGLY BELIEVE IN ANDERSON'S GUILT..!!!!
Detective Armstrong if you value the integrity of your Department both in this investigation and in future investigations, you will look into this further.
???? Did you know Anderson was going to that 3:30 am meeting?
Why after removing Anderson from the case due to his personal involvement with the victim, would you then direct him to follow your "prime " suspect if you were trying to avoid the appearance of impropriety?
Was Anderson one of the witnesses that the child winess was unable to identify?? And how do you account for the fact that the child has not, as yet been able to identify the man he spoke to???
It is clear from the evidence that Perce did not act alone and/or there were others involved initially... the first week of 3/2 - when Pierce has a valid alibi and according to his diary he was in a near panic because he did not know where the victim was.
As long as we do not know the WHOLE STORY THIS CASE IS INCOMPLETE, and I for one am disatisfied.
If you are covering up in any way for Anderson your career is in jeopardy and as you know complicity after the fact in a murder case is still murder so you risk incarceration as well as your career.
If you did not know Anderson was meeting Pierce for a showdown then Anderson was going there to eliminate a potential witness who could implicate him. If you knew.. if in fact Anderson was doing this with the Department's knowledge and sanction then he could not have been OFF-DUTY as was reported !!
Perhaps if it wasn"t for the chance appearance of an innocent bystander-witness on the scene***, Anderson or maybe even one of his fellow officers would have eliminated Pierce a-la Ruby-Oswald.
Until the full story is known this case cannot be considered solved.
*** SEE the 9/15 posts fron "Anthony of Oxford" the witness, and from myself.


RESPECTFULLY, SHERLOCK HOLMES





Thu Sep 18 21:54:59 PDT 1997

New to this site - find it fascinating!! Noticed a few areas not fully investigated that trouble me.

1. Hard to believe that David Anderson was not somehow involved.
2. What about the datebook in the safe? Seems strange to have put her datebook in there. Maybe they could have looked into that further - some strange entries; particularily "shelter" written in on several days. Maybe I missed something - don't know what that means.
3. Another loose end which suggests some connection with her sister's murder is the VALentine (obviously written to Valerie).

I do,however, believe the wacko - Ed to be the key individual who committed the murder (maybe he was a flunky being used for another persons own plan-Dave?)

I'll be looking forward to a follow up! Sure enjoyed the site and eagerly await the next mystery.


Thu Sep 18 21:07:28 PDT 1997

The man was a sexual sadist. These types of murderers always taunt the police.


Thu Sep 18 17:40:02 PDT 1997

I feel that David has something to do with the deaths,
because of his cult involvement , that has not been uncoverd yet . The child could not identify the man , or was he asked to identify him from mug shots , unknown this information was not givin. Also in these areas in the south many small towns have people that know to much,& people that know to little ( if you know what I mean) Cult involvement could mean your demise if you open your mouth.


Thu Sep 18 14:44:42 PDT 1997

this is elrunyan@aol.com
my theory is that David Anderson knows much about this case and he might be guilty of the murder.


Thu Sep 18 14:06:37 PDT 1997

Wrong Man In custody: Beleive this murder has to of been commited over the will.. Seems the church had alot to gain. Who else would know of such coffin styles? Am I getting warm?


Thu Sep 18 12:36:29 PDT 1997

Why did you not let anyone know that you new the victim?
What about Dylins parents?
Could you trace any matirals from the box to any stores or residents of any suspects?

I dont really think you did it bet you could be covering something up that could be important to the case.

I think that the crimes of the sisters are definitly connected.
Please reply
Jangelos@Aol.com


Thu Sep 18 08:55:23 PDT 1997

CAN YOU PLEASE ANSWER OR ADRESS THE QUESTIONS LEFT ON SEPT. 12 17:1:00PDT 1997 THANKS, ILL BE WAITING.


Thu Sep 18 08:54:39 PDT 1997

CAN YOU PLEASE ANSWER OR ADRESS THE QUESTIONS LEFT ON SEPT. 12 17:1:00PDT 1997 THANKS, ILL BE WAITING.


Thu Sep 18 08:53:35 PDT 1997

CAN YOU PLEASE ANSWER OR ADRESS THE QUESTIONS LEFT ON SEPT. 12 17:1:00PDT 1997 THANKS, ILL BE WAITING.


Thu Sep 18 00:35:40 PDT 1997

I think that Dave Anderson is someway involved in this murder. In the note she asks him to come and let her out, and then they can talk. This shows that he at least knew where she was. I think Pierce helped and that Rory is either Dave or an alter ego. They must have put her in there for some sick reason, to purify her of her sins...I'm not completely sure, I haven't finished reading everything yet.
AHart95557@aol.com


Thu Sep 18 00:04:22 PDT 1997

I THANK HE WANTED TO GET CAUGHT HE WAS A SICK S.O.B. WHAT WAS GOING ON IN THAT SICK THING HE CALL'S A MIND.


Wed Sep 17 23:01:51 PDT 1997

This a cult killing. She may have thought it was a game and maybe for the $10,000. Notice the men have beards and some college education.

The note to anderson, Trace the font used.

Ask tom if he made the box for phil. IT IS TOO GOOD TO HAVE BEEN THROWN TOGETHER. the writing inside above her head may have been placed their while it was built.

She may have been in over her head on a cult. The map could be found in a libary or a contractor might have such a thing.

I think many people wanted to play the game but then, one wanted to be risky and invole anderson for a personal matter long past.

What type of wood was used on the box.
What type of ink on the letter.
What cults want their men to look wise...
What is in your past anderson, why you. Who do you know well. Did you serve in viet nam?

Your writer of notes is a male who write in military message format. Uses computers reads a lot. has no family who would get in the way of his hobbies. Who has a truck or suv to haul the box unseen. Who would have a need to be in thaty area?

WAS THERE EVER A CAMPING TRIP OR ASHES AROUND TO MAKE THAT A HOLLY GROUND, Any menerials to draw a roch hound or developer?

1000asa... ask the year book member. 1000 is standard spped for pro sports photographers. Color is the biggest key. only a real pro goes for color. but the photos where not framed for a pro. They were done fast and on the sly. How tall is the window to the kitchen and where the cat was?

You know the killers -
BLUE DOT - REAL ESTATE, ROCK HOUND, CONTRACTOR OR RECRUITER.
1000 ASA - TO THROW YOU OFF the right trail.
$10,000 - follow the money. Where is it now.
grid in box looks custom - heating and cooling contractor
Notes and photos - Cheap film or exp. type. pro uses exp. for his high tech camera.
it is a game to them, and it's you, not her they wanted. She was a pawn.


Wed Sep 17 22:47:24 PDT 1997

Dectective Armstrong, I believe the killer to be experianced.
The time to plan, execute and carry out this type of crime requires
experiance. Mr.Pierce has kiiled before,based on the privacy he knew he needed
he knew he needed to carry out his plan. Has the suspect been
questioned in any other murders? What was the significance of
of the flowers in the coffin? Did Mr. Pierce say anything
killing hismself? Was there any feces from the suspect found
at the crime sene?
Thank you for your time Dectective, We are glad you caught the
guy.
Sincerly,
Matthew Wightman-Criminal Psychology Major


Wed Sep 17 22:42:49 PDT 1997

It seems to be a ritualistic killing with a meaning behind it. Almost as if you to prove a pooint.
However, love and cheating seems to be envolved in some respect.
So all and all it will most likely just fall under a passion killing
catagory. He was in love, she cheated, he got pissed off and said no more.
And instead of just saying goodbye decided to murder her in the way he did.
The motive was love and he couldn't bear to share.

elvis


Wed Sep 17 22:24:03 PDT 1997

I BELEIVE THAT THE MAN IS SKITZO AND DOESNT REMEMBER KILLING HER IN A RAGE OF JEALOUSYBUT IT SEEMS HE DID DO IT


Wed Sep 17 22:08:53 PDT 1997

It was Lee Perez. She hired McPhail.

Nick


Wed Sep 17 21:18:57 PDT 1997

Iwas stalked and controlled by a "psycopath" whom actually just "won" custody of my four year old son - money talks! He would stalk me, but it never seemed to matter !
This problem gets the attention it deserves only when we have to die......Why? This sick son of a bitch killed her because he knew she was something that he could never have to hold, because of who he was on the inside. Taking photos of her made it possible for him to take the photos home so he could HOLD!......Then even the most ignorant people can come to such a realization that he finally did and that is -------I really could never have her in this life so I will make her see me as her "god" (for having the "strength" to end her life) in the next.......
Ending her life with his own hands brought him ultimate power......to bad for him that he neglected to think of the flip side:
A BIG ASS BLACK CELL MATE NAMED BUBBA!

Prayers to his victim.......
Let's all remember this when a woman tells of the patterns of a abusive man that will not let her go!.........

California


Wed Sep 17 19:01:57 PDT 1997

Sure about Jake not a suspect? Very hung up on the sins of victim! May be covering something up. Lead questions to how God punishes people for sinning, use humans to do God's will? Jake expresses anger and resentment about abortion of "his" child, go deeper into that.


Wed Sep 17 17:45:46 PDT 1997

It is quite obvious to me that Purity, Valerie, and Greg were all murdered by the same person(s). The similarities of their deaths are too extraordinary. I also believe that whoever this "David" is supposed to be, he is quite involved in this scenario. These murders were obviously not done by one person. It seems to me that a "CULT" is definitely entangled in this mess. If you find the ONE link that connects all three together, you'll have the parents. And, if I'm not mistaken, you will never get the entire group of culprits. Ed is either a willing participant in this scenario or his sick mind just inevitably makes him the prime suspect. The parents just could not deal with the imPURITY of their children; and in their extreme frame of mind, did what they felt they had to do. IT'S DEFINITELY THEM and all those associated with their CULT.

BY THE WAY, THANKS FOR THE SCAM! The only thing I hated about the whole thing is that I printed Ed's diary, wasting my paper for nothing. Next time, don't make us waste paper!
Thanks for a great story.


Wed Sep 17 17:13:52 PDT 1997

It is quite obvious to me that Purity, Valerie, and Greg were all murdered by the same person(s). The similarities of their deaths are too extraordinary. I also believe that whoever this "David" is supposed to be, he is quite involved in this scenario. These murders were obviously not done by one person. It seems to me that a "CULT" is definitely entangled in this mess. If you find the ONE link that connects all three together, you'll have the parents. And, if I'm not mistaken, you will never get the entire group of culprits. Ed is either a willing participant in this scenario or his sick mind just inevitably makes him the prime suspect. The parents just could not deal with the imPURITY of their children; and in their extreme frame of mind, did what they felt they had to do. IT'S DEFINITELY THEM and all those associated with their CULT.


Wed Sep 17 16:10:05 PDT 1997

why do younthink he killed her?????


Tue Sep 16 23:17:19 PDT 1997

I think that it was Arron, If you look at her personal
letter to her friend she talks about him and the conversation
they had about death. He admitts to being in Spain was it
the same time frame. If he was intiament with her he would
also know about the will" need to review more. He loan her
10,000 on just a word. He has dark eyes, and fits some what
of the discription of the gothic man. Pluss know the area and
could disappear. I'm currious how far he's been envestigate.
Their alot of the things that make look like a open and shutt
case. I think thoe if someone know what they were doing
they could make it look cult related, would cause problem in the envestigation
or for people to over look things.


Tue Sep 16 22:06:21 PDT 1997

Does a motive exist which Purity might of had reason to plan and perpitrate an elaborate hoax?


Tue Sep 16 19:41:26 PDT 1997

did the boy have any contact with the suspect beforehand?
most of everything in his drawings are in the suspects
journal. maybe the boy had access to journal?


Tue Sep 16 18:44:48 PDT 1997

I think maybe her ex-boyfriends were jealous or someone with a phsycological problem became obcessed; maybe she refused him/her in someway and angered them.

hihibeam@aol.com


Tue Sep 16 16:24:47 PDT 1997

Did we ever find out who the man with the white "rope" was? Looks to me as if Purity was trying to purify herself with a symbolic burial, sort of like the symbolic washing of sins in the Baptist religion. Her conversations with Dave were ones of her trying to gain a new perspective and perhaps she told him what she was going to do (I guess it was somehting personal) but to check on her ex; the milk jug and "rope" maybe a life line to her for water, etc. Maybe Ed was watching all of this take place and at some point with his alter ego lost it and removed her from the grave by giving her the Rohypnol. He then took her away, brutalized her and returned her to the grave. The weather came in and with her central nervous system being depressed her body was unable to maintain. Dave could not return because he was being watched by IA. Purity died in the box as a result.


Tue Sep 16 11:02:51 PDT 1997

In this case, there are many suspects that could have been chosen...I feel that the murderer was most likely Ed. Simply because he was obviously mentally ill. Only, although his actions sicken me (the killing of the dog, the made up step-brother, the infatuation with Purity, his own private thoughts exposed in his journal) I feel that he did not in all reality mean to harm Purity, just to help her. I don't think he realized what he was actually doing.
Although the evidence points to Ed, Dave has a large part in this "mystery murder" as well. Maybe Ed was "purifying" Purity, but he was also keeping her fed and clean. I feel that Ed may have stopped caring for her when he felt threatened, OR Dave was his accomplice in this and he was forced to stop.
The other person that I think might have had something to do with this is Jake. He said that she had "sinned" and led him to sin by "seducing" him. Ummm, I'm sorry if I'm a little slow, but, doesn't it take two to tango? Maybe he was so ashamed of the "sin" that he had taken part in, that he felt that he could blame it all on her, therefore ridding himself of guilt, and then using that misdirected hatred, he helped Ed, or killed her, himself.
The last person that I find suspicious is Matthew. He sure did feel strongly that Purity had a "curse" following her around. He also said that he wanted to punish her...well, that sounds awfully murderous to me. Maybe it was Matthew that helped Ed, or on his own killed Purity while Ed was away from the "purifying box."
The only question I have is, why don't we have access to Dylan's interview, or was there one? What did Dylan have to say about it? Why didn't he help her by digging her out?
Oh, and my compliments to the creators of this mystery, I feel that it was excellently done and deserves credit.
Thanks!


Tue Sep 16 09:24:24 PDT 1997

While I have yet to really go over all the "evidence" on the case, my first impressions from my intial glance over are, that Ed and Rory are one in the same, it seems a severe personality disorder is in evidence, I also think that Purity was involved in her own abduction, why write a note? why not have the child go for help? She clearly had alot of contact and time to spend with him, telling him stories, I also think that this may have been some sort of experiment for her, she seemed to have a great love of actual lab and experiment work. Was the Dave in the note actually the detective? was this a test to see if he could find her? I have several unanswered questions, but hopefully they will be answered with more going over of the evidence, or future postings


Tue Sep 16 09:05:59 PDT 1997

I think most likely Det. Anderson had the suspect build the box and was most definitely in on the entire kidnapping, in the note she asks for his help, and for him to come and get her (how would he know where to come and get her). Then in her note she says after he helps her, they can talk.
Twohearts


Tue Sep 16 02:31:28 PDT 1997

There is something that strikes me as perculiar. You'll notice on the certificate of death, it shows you where cigarette burns and lacerations were. Now you'll also notice that some of the burns almost see to center around the genetal area. This suggests that killer may have been sexually motivated. He either new her quite well and had a fancy for her for a long time, or he followed her around but never showed himself. The stalker who was chased by the neighbour as written in the report isn't the guy, I think he is fairly innocent and just has a fixation on the victim. This theory is reinforced by the description from the neibour saying her was short, and perhaps he was unattractive and had bad luck with women, a typical mommy's boy social outcast.


Mon Sep 15 21:57:42 PDT 1997

I think Rory and Ed P. are the same person. Not in the sense that he is schizo, but that he invented an alter ego for himself. That way he can stay detached from the crimes he commits. I think he killed Purity because she was going to leave him. He was obsessive and possesive of her. I feel that maybe they planned a double suicide and she backed out. He couldn't allow her to do that because in his demented mind that final act of death was the purification he felt she needed. Many times he stresses that he needs to protect her from herself and by killing her he did just that...
CChilders2@aol.com


Mon Sep 15 19:08:53 PDT 1997

I believe that all the answers are located in ED'S journal. Clearly he speaks of his dreams and names other "characters" which I believe are his inner demons or his sickened view of reality. Ed obviously suffers from a mental illness/ multiple personality disorder. The Key I Believe is to unlock the doors which put ED in his different DREAM states and there you will find the killer.You Have The Right Man Detectives Just figure out what his name is.( sounds weird I know but it happens)


Mon Sep 15 16:13:25 PDT 1997

Whats up with Ed P. journal? I hit Part Two and it takes me to a blank page which says Part One. When I hit Part One it takes me back to the page that says Part Two. Are you having fun playing with my mind????

Response:Both parts work--we just hurriedly checked.
Part One
Part Two.

 


Mon Sep 15 15:19:52 PDT 1997

This killer is truly sick. He seems to view the girl as his possession. He wanted to have her all to himself, and he keeps her locked away so that he has her all to himself. He doesn't love her he's obsessed with her.


Mon Sep 15 13:58:54 PDT 1997

I believe he wanted her so badly that he had to kill her to keep her. He was protecting her from who he thought were men trying to take her away from him....In another sense, he hated her for not wanting him when all the while he continued to make himself believe they were meant to be together. This Rory person must be a ficticious person created so that he had someone to blame...and yet it sounded like he was talking to himself all the while. This is strange....


Mon Sep 15 11:41:50 PDT 1997

I don't see anywhere in the assignment with Kevin Stark any mention of building a box. I have searched all documents and still have unanswered questions. Share all your views on this case and give us a plausible explanation. I don't believe that this is the way to end this mystery. Still too many loose ends and unresolved issues. Why was there never any interview posted from the boy? What did he have to say? You stated he couldn't make a identification of any of the suspects. Yet you mentioned that he identifed someone that you were interested in. Contradictory statements, aren't they? And if he did identify someone was this person Ed? Please Detective, come online and give us those answers we seek!!! I know that you can do better than this. Don't let us down!!!


Mon Sep 15 08:25:49 PDT 1997

I think the fact that the Purity investigation doesn't have a "Case Solved" banner on it yet says a lot. There are a ton of inconsistencies.. and people seem to keep finding info on the site that I can't locate (like a science computer file that mentions the box??). Also, why on earth was Purity's note addressed to "Dave"? Is there ever going to be closure to all these nagging details?

Response:When we post a new case, this one will have a case Solved stamp. As for finding information--try the search engine at: http://www.crimescene.com/purity/new_search.html The science textboox referred to, I think, is a carpentry text found in Pierce's home.

 

 


Mon Sep 15 00:02:52 PDT 1997

I think that Aaron is the killer because that his alibi is very bad and also if you read the letter that the victim wrote to her friend you will see that Aaron and the victim only discussed death.


Sun Sep 14 22:20:47 PDT 1997

I think they got the right man


Sun Sep 14 21:03:09 PDT 1997

There is a good possiblity that the two murders are related.The letter is the key. Who in there right mind would write a note stating come and get me we will talk. This suggest that they are connected. I believe that they (Dave and Purity) killed Valerie and Purity was theatening to tell and Dave killed her to keep quiet. Also the young witness gave the note to Dave who is covering it up. Ed plays the part of the scape goat, easiest person to blame. Ed know of the murder of Valerie and their involement but has no proof.


Sun Sep 14 13:56:55 PDT 1997

On the back of the picture the note might mean that since we cannot communicate with her we are scared.


Sun Sep 14 12:43:19 PDT 1997

Her murderer was most certainly a religious fanatic under the opinion that she was behaving in a way that did not correspond with their church's belief


Sun Sep 14 11:49:57 PDT 1997

Okay... I think Greg and Ed were both in on it and the reason Greg was murdered was because he was threatening to turn both of them in, so, Ed murdered him... What are the chances of this?


Sun Sep 14 10:11:56 PDT 1997



Is this where im soposed to write my theory?
Well, it apears to me that this guy had a really sick past. Abused, and surrounded by more than he could handle. I think that he stalked and kidknaped Purity for 2 reasons. 1 being that that was what he lived with that junk and it became a way of live for him, but the second is that he was trying to make a life over agian. Like he knew he needed someone, and wanted someone to love him and not to leave him. When he saw purity, he thought she could fill it. He enclosed her to keep her from leaving. He wanted someone to love him.....someone that he could love. He didnt know what realy love was, so he took his best shot at it. He didnt realize how off he was. Everyone is searching for love. He was looking in the wrong place.

Im sorry if this "clashes" with the case, i didnt read all the info, and really didnt have time to. Good luck with the case!


Sun Sep 14 07:56:52 PDT 1997

detective anderson:
I just read i the computer file and the science text which at first i thought was just a science project but reading it closer i relieze that is the something to do with the buliding of the box....The purpose of the "project" was to purifiy.So Ed did talk her into getting into the box to purify herself, for her sins. Could this be true.

didi777777


Sun Sep 14 07:07:52 PDT 1997

ok i feel like p.k and ed were in this together at first.Purtiy needed money to pay back aaron so her and ed came up eith this scheme to get her parents to pay ransom which in turn would be used to pay back aaron. P.k figured they'd take a few pictures then she'd hide till her parents paid the ransom, but after she got in the box "ROY" the split personality came out would not let her back out. But occansionally the ed personality would come out and wash her and care for her but the roy would come back and torture her. In the note addressed to Dave, i was just wondering could dave possiblity be another personality. Maybe a nice side of ed who felt sorry for what was going on and begged for that personality to let her out.

didi777777


Sun Sep 14 07:02:22 PDT 1997

I have a very strong suspicion tha the Proffesser has somthing to do with the Abduction/Murder, the daily journal of Ed's is strikenly parralell to the interview with the proffessor, he also has the intellect to cover his tracks, by planting the journal, photos at Ed,s house, the bio, on Ed does not paint a picture of a whacko, but the bio, and the interview with the Prof. does, and does he not fit the description of the dark haired slender man that spoke Purity in the parkinglot.


Sat Sep 13 23:28:30 PDT 1997

I am new to this site. It is great and I to, like the officer above thought it was for real ( Confirming my belief in the death penalty ) However, I am a 911 operator and I would have asked a lot more questions myself. Like what did the child witness know, much more that we were told I am sure. I don't know who did it because there are not enough facts here to say. I sure would not want to be on that jury.
I look forward to your next 'mystery crime'

Operator 504


Sat Sep 13 20:54:55 PDT 1997

You may also remember Jake Rohleen stated in his interview that he thought P.K.'s sister was evil . He also blamed her for the abortion. Are you sure Tom killed everyone or may be Jake had something to do with that also. There must be a connection between the two murders. Where did the $10,000. go , was it an investment in a computer program?did Jake have a conection to the other case and was he into computers?


Sat Sep 13 20:37:50 PDT 1997

the poem berenice is quite interesting. there is a reason the killer put the note in this place.It makes me think her boyfriend had something to do with it.He either helped or framed Ed pierce with the murder.May be he choose Ed Pierce because of the similarities in his and poe's name.If you read Jakes interview ,keeping the Berenice poem in mind, you will notice some real similarities.He was mad about the abortion and the fact she wouldn't repent. He takes on a kind of wierd tone.May be that Jake realised eds mental illness and his twisted attraction to P.K and decided to used him to make her suffer and repent for her sins.He also claims to read poe. Is there a connection?


Sat Sep 13 19:58:57 PDT 1997

Unlike my sister, who has been reading along, I feel that only Ed was involved. He has to have a split personality. Rory is the person who does the "bad" things and Ed is the good little boy in his mind. He only digs up Rory when it is something bad he wants to do. It's obvious by the writing of the friend that had been pushed into the pond. The kids were alone walking in the mall and all of a sudden the other persona comes in (RORY) pushes the kid and "Ed" comes back and is screaming. Looks like he had problems as a kid with killing small aniamals and that is always a clear sign of a child that will kill as an adult.


Sat Sep 13 16:16:43 PDT 1997

first, i have written det. armstrong on numerous occasions requesting any information he could give me on det. anderson. all i asked for was a mere bio-brief on det. anderson from det. armstrong. five different times i have requested this information. he has been evasive each and every time. finally he gave me the following as a bio-brief. dave anderson-male, 5/3/63, 34 yrs old, 5'10" 175 lbs. light brown hair, brown eyes, shoe size 10. no background on him whatsoever was i given. armstrong is also involved in the coverup and with anderson and this whole case is bad news from the top down. i would be surprised if this gets posted. here i remain jdanger
ps: this was to be added to posted theory


Sat Sep 13 14:20:43 PDT 1997

New to the game, and not fully up on all information. What prior involvement did the victim have with the suspect; and what type of occult activity had the victim participated in previously? Also, picture one had a picture of 2 men (one a skeleton) and a blue car (was it found?). And what of the wolf / animal? What part did it play?


Sat Sep 13 10:47:11 PDT 1997

Did Ed have a prior history of mental illness? Schizophrenia usually occurs late teens -early adulthood. Is there a history of Ed being sexually or physically assaulted as a child? His writings altho macrabre and his actions have almost too much organization for schizophrenia. Need more on history and interaction between Ed and victim.


Sat Sep 13 00:43:56 PDT 1997

Just from looking at Pierce's journal he is either a literary genius or a madman. His writing reminds me of Poe.......


Fri Sep 12 23:04:09 PDT 1997

I strongly suspect Ed Pierce acted alone. It seems that Purity thought it to be a game as she states in her note found in the library. That is why she never asked the boy to get help. Also,her clothes and hair were clean and neat. Thus she was out of the box at least once and was a "willing" partner till Ed went wacko and tortured her and let her starve.Do police know if Ed is a smoker? Who was the man with rope that Dylan was seen with near the woods and what was their conversation?? I think it was Ed on his way to lower food to her or get her out before he tortured her. Great mystery and it's been fun playing along-Thanks


Fri Sep 12 21:35:06 PDT 1997

i sincerely believe the person responsible for this should suffer for a long incorruptible time as did innocent purity and had to have a sick demented childhood full of wild sadistic behavior and for all we know rituals, and most likely had to have a big issue to go for her. i also sincerely believe it was the confessed kyle. had to get val you know. couldnt have been the detective, why would she run to him for help with the note despise the fact he never got it.


Fri Sep 12 20:16:54 PDT 1997

MY GOD
OWENS did it he wanted to make Purity suffer like Val had to suffer.

pg. 54 and55 say it all


Fri Sep 12 19:56:38 PDT 1997

this person is definitely very ill mentally, it comes from hischild hood. the bad dreams are incidents he lived as a child or adolescent and the dreams are his way of blocking out the horroe and anger and rebellion that he was raised with. i believe that you have the right person, the sounds youahveon the tape are of another victim that was tied up and being assulted at the time. the messagoe onthe answering machine is not a live person but a tape recording of another assult. i hope that ia m wrong in that you don,t have two victims but i think i am correct. the message is a recording of what hed did to the first victum and in his demented way he was telling purity what he was going to do to her. if possible i would run a dna study on the suspect, i feel that you will find that there is a patern of incestial breeding in his background. i thin k you have the right person. i would also further investigate your witness as to why he didn't get help right away.


Fri Sep 12 17:11:00 PDT 1997

I have read the letter that Ed Peirce wrote to David Anderson and what i am shocked at is that David Anderson actually showed up!!! i mean how dumb could someone be to show up at a place where you are told to bring a gun!! why didnt he go to the police with this note?-- doesnt make any since. i am thinking that there is more to this case than is being told. in my opinion the police are blind to the facts and questions surrounding david anderson. there are just way to many unanswered questions. can you please explain? thanks


Fri Sep 12 16:59:06 PDT 1997


Who is Geena?
are you sure Valerie's murder is solved ?
How can Valerie and Purity's murder not be involved?
How well did DEt. Anderson know Purity?
is there any evidence that Det. Anderson knew Valerie
before her death.?
Det. Anderson was also Adopted ? if so what do we know about what
his search [if any] turned up of his history.
Ed is a looney bird and could not have pulled this off
alone.
and last was the billon dollar program developed by G and Will
ever found?
who owns it?
REDROBER


Fri Sep 12 16:57:10 PDT 1997


Who is Geena?
are you sure Valerie's murder is solved ?
How can Valerie and Purity's murder not be involved?
How well did DEt. Anderson know Purity?
is there any evidence that Det. Anderson knew Valerie
before her death.?
Det. Anderson was also Adopted ? if so what do we know about what
his search [if any] turned up of his history.
Ed is a looney bird and could not have pulled this off
alone.
and last was the billon dollar program developed by G and Will
ever found?
who owns it?


Fri Sep 12 13:34:34 PDT 1997 To the previous poster....This is a GAME! If the ending did not turn out to be to your personal liking, that is unfortunate, but not something you need to take so personally. The "guests" in the chat room are online actors playing a role...not someone with whom you have a "personal" relationship. Many of us have enjoyed this site for many weeks and eagerly look forward to more crimes to unfold here.

Response:The previous comments were deleted. Thanks.


Fri Sep 12 12:10:26 PDT 1997

It sounds as if Pierce has gone through a slow descent into almost complete madness. His writings are surely evident that he was at times a madman but then other times there is a clarity to them. But I am not convinced that he is guilty. What is Detective Anderson's middle name? Is it possible that he (Anderson)has an alias? Is it possible that he may have had some connection to Pierce previously. Why doesn't Pierce mention Purity and the fact that she died in his journals. I believe that he is talking about Geena. And who is Geena? Is she a former girlfriend? Is there any info on her death or involvement with Pierce? I just can't buy this. There are way too many unanswered questions here. Give us more facts!!!!


Fri Sep 12 10:06:13 PDT 1997

I believe that Pierce is a paraniod schizophrenic with multiple personalities, and he doesn't have knowledge of the murder because he persay did not committ it, I think Rory is another personality with he dresses like and Pierce has a time blackout to which he is oblivious to what he does during this period of time, I think "Rory" committed the murder, which in reality is Pierce


Fri Sep 12 10:01:55 PDT 1997

It appears that Mr. Pierce suffers from a tragic psychological disorder of multiple personalities. It is obvious in the way that he talks about his stepbrother Rory, nowhere in the investigation is it stated about a stepbrother. I feel that the "Rory" and "Ed" personalities conflicted with each other and the death of Purity was the tragic end.


Fri Sep 12 09:45:02 PDT 1997

Poor Eddie...thought he was saving Purity. He's one sick dude...dissociative psychosis.


Fri Sep 12 09:31:34 PDT 1997

Det Armstrong, please help!!!!
WHO IS GEENA??????????


Fri Sep 12 09:31:01 PDT 1997

Det Anderson and Ed Pierce are brothers, or at least half-brothers. Both claim a mother living in southern Idaho, and Anderson was given up for adoption by this woman. Ed was born approximately 9 years later. It is doubtful that Anderson is aware of this connection, as he has been quite vehement about NOT wanting to find her birth mother. Further more, Anderson is NOT Rory, nor does Pierce have any step-siblings whatsoever. It is more likely that Pierce is referring to part of himself when referring to Rory.


Fri Sep 12 09:23:58 PDT 1997

I have to agree with most of what Lemming wrote below. After reading Pierce's journal, it seems to me that Rory is NOT Det Anderson, or some other separate person, but an actual PART of Ed. Whether it be an alter-ego, another "personality", or just a way for Ed to rationalize his behavior, I don't know.
Remember when Armstrong told us that Ed had gone to the bar after appearing in chat, and completely went berserk? Ed writes of that episode in his journal, but says that it was "Rory" that did it.


Fri Sep 12 08:32:00 PDT 1997

My Theory: (based mostly on Pierce's diary)

Edwin Pierce has lost his sanity. At some point in his past, he lost a loved one, apparently a woman named Geena.
He was haunted by this death, and was concerned about what became of this person, and what becomes of all people, after death. (I.e. Did Geena go to heaven? Will Pierce ever be able to see her again?) For unknown reasons, Pierce came to believe that Geena was buried alive. It is likely he reasoned like this: He could not accept Geena's death, something which many people in similar situations go through. Since he couldn't believe she died, but he saw her body buried, he concludes she has been buried alive. Thus he imagines that he can hear her, much as though one might "hear" a beating heart of one's victim, buried in the floorboards... Like many of Poe's characters, Pierce has driven himself mad.

An aspect of this madness is the persona of Rory. I believe that Rory is an alter ego of Pierce. Whether Pierce is aware of this, or truly believes Rory to be his step-brother, I cannot speculate. I believe that Rory is the manifestation of certain subconcious desires to live a life very contrary to the one that Pierce feels he must live. Pierce may be disgusted by Rory, but at the same time he is attracted to him.

I believe that Rory (aka Pierce dressed up as Rory) was the man seen by the witness as taking Purity's message from the boy and placing it in the E. A. Poe book at the library. Dressing as a Goth would be an effective disguise, because it allows one to radically alter one's appearance (hair, clothes, jewelry, and skin color), so anyone knowing Pierce might not see any resemblence, especially if Pierce-as-Rory behaves in a manner that no one would suspect Pierce could do.

Now for the actual motive behind the murder of Purity. I theorize that the murder was not quite premeditated, and that the murderer, Pierce-as-Rory, was not completely aware of what the outcome would be. Pierce chose Purity because of how she made him feel. He was already hung up about being buried alive, and his study of literature (Poe's in particular) furthered this morbid thought. He is interested in death, or more particularly, in what happens after. And he has strong feelings of love and hate (or at least antagonism) towards Purity. In effect, the murder started as a gruesome experiment. What caused Pierce to continue the experiment past the point of no return is unclear, but certainly had something to do with his fascination with death.

Purity, knowing Pierce and having developed some degree of rapport with him, combined with her own morbid feelings about life, goes along with Pierce's ideas. She may very well have been aware of Pierce-as-Rory, and perhaps was fascinated by the phenomenon. It would be interesting to know what logic Pierce used to convince her to get into the box.

I am uncertain as to how Detective Anderson fits into this, paricularly why Pierce sent him a note. Most likely, Pierce saw Anderson as an obstacle between Pierce and Purity. Perhaps he was the one that Purity was with one night, as Pierce mentions in his diary. It is not clear who Pierce referred to there.

Although I do not suspect Anderson of wrongdoing in Purity's murder, I believe he has not told us everything.

I think a poetic or profound should be said here, but the tragedy and waste of the situation leaves me with nothing to say...

--Lemming (lemming@camelot.syr.edu)


Fri Sep 12 07:06:31 PDT 1997

Anthoer thought if Anderson is the Rory fellow,then in the note the Dave would also be anderson. So Purtiy wanted this note deliever to her capturer. SO she could beg Anderson to let her.


Fri Sep 12 07:02:29 PDT 1997

Could Anderson possibliy be the "Rory". even thought Ed refered to him as a stepbrother maybe he means a stepbrother from the cult. He says that Rory is trying to turn the police in the path of Ed. While isn't that what Anderson was doing.Then a note is left on Andersons door telling him that Ed is tired of him setting him up and that the were finally going to duel it out. Well the way I see it is that Ed finally got up the courage to kill Rory. And Anderson found it as a perfect way to set up ed even more.
The Journal said that Rory stayed at Eds' house for awhile so he could have left the photos,and the book at Eds' knowing that it would set Ed up. ARREST ANDERSON NOW BEFORE HE KILLS AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Fri Sep 12 07:02:10 PDT 1997

Could Anderson possibliy be the "Rory". even thought Ed refered to him as a stepbrother maybe he means a stepbrother from the cult. He says that Rory is trying to turn the police in the path of Ed. While isn't that what Anderson was doing.Then a note is left on Andersons door telling him that Ed is tired of him setting him up and that the were finally going to duel it out. Well the way I see it is that Ed finally got up the courage to kill Rory. And Anderson found it as a perfect way to set up ed even more.
The Journal said that Rory stayed at Eds' house for awhile so he could have left the photos,and the book at Eds' knowing that it would set Ed up. ARREST ANDERSON NOW BEFORE HE KILLS AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Fri Sep 12 06:54:17 PDT 1997

Ok so ed did it and he did because he was lusting after purity. Yeah i'll believe that. But what I can't believe is that he did it alone. I will not believe that Anderson was not involed. Could Anderson possibliy be the "Rory". even thought Ed refered to him as a stepbrother maybe he means a stepbrother from the cult. He says that Rory is trying to turn the police in the path of Ed. While isn't that what Anderson was doing.Then a note is left on Andersons door telling him that Ed is tired of him setting him up and that the were finally going to duel it out. Well the way I see it is that Ed finally got up the courage to kill Rory. And Anderson found it as a perfect way to set up ed even more.
The Journal said that Rory stayed at Eds' house for awhile so he could have left the photos,and the book at Eds' knowing that it would set Ed up. ARREST ANDERSON NOW BEFORE HE KILLS AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Thu Sep 11 22:29:09 PDT 1997

Detective Armsrtong---

why in the world was Anderson following Peirce? Was he told to do so (by you or someone else) or did he do it on his own? what does Peirce say happened the night he shot Anderson?--( in reference to the fight/shooting ) do they know each other? thanks bunches!!


Thu Sep 11 19:33:18 PDT 1997

WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THE THEORY SHE WAS IN SOME CULT AND THIS WAS PART OF THEY WAY TO BE ACCPETED BECAUSE THE COFFIN HAD VENTILATION, THE REASON FOR BEING BURIED HOW DID SHE DIE FROM THE MUD SUFFOCATING HER, THE KNIFE WAS PLANTED AND OBVISOUSLY SHE HAD BEEN THERE BEFORE HER INTIALS IN THE TREE I THINK THIS GUY DAVE WAS RESPONSIBLE


Thu Sep 11 19:29:16 PDT 1997

Dave the detective did it.
It sounds as if she knew who her abductor was and that maybe they became involved with each other.
P K was not one for relationships and tried to cut ties with Dave who became involved during stalking investigation.
Detective would have access to professional Poloroid film for evidence gathering, iknjet prtinter, computer and the no how to confuse the search area away from the location of the coffin, her cult involvement just served to furthe confuse him and irritate him.


Thu Sep 11 19:02:16 PDT 1997

In my many years in the business I have never seen an arrest made on so little eveidence and so many Avenues that have not been pursued
1. What was the Detective doing meeting in a clandestine manner with the "suspect".
2. I have not known many police officers that were involved in a shootout, run and be chased by the suspect, and had know means to call for back-up.
3. No-one really persued the child and his understanding as to what was going on.
4.The victims stories obviously came from the Gothic era of Literature. For example that era of writing showed the dark sides of the knights in shining armour. That period in Literature was basically "anti Camelot. It was a period that
used dark, dreary, dank castles as the settings for the writers stories. I would not want to take this to court until All the loose ends were tied uo, all the "Ts" were crossed and all the "is" were dotted. This from a poor old city boy..........


Thu Sep 11 17:32:36 PDT 1997

I happened on this web site by chance. Interesting case. My first observation is regarding the tape recording.
A. It sounds like she is reading the story. Most young people are not capable of relating a story of this complexity with such assurance and without lots of UHs and YOU KNOWs and LIKEs, etc. She delivered the story as if she was reading it off a teleprompter. Except towards the end, when she sounded more emotional.
B. If she had made contact with someone outside her box why didn't she ask them to get help; the police, the boy's teacher, parents, anybody? Instead she has him help her make a tape recording of a story? I don't think so.
C. Based on that, I suspect that the boy was not the only person present with the girl at that time. That boy knows a lot more than he is letting on.
D. The note to "Dave": Why didn't the boy deliver the note? Why was it stuck in a library book? After reading the rest of the facts presented, it sounds almost like "Dave" had put her in the box. Games? Sexual fantasies? If "Dave" was the police investigator that she knew, it may implicate him.
E. Referring to the tape again, she said that she was sleepy, but at no time did she ask him to help her get out. Why?

D. Referring to the note again, could some of the wording be interpreted to mean that she was a willing conspirator, at least at the beginning?

F. Re the box: Who built it, where and how? Judging from the pictures I just saw, the box was crafted pretty neatly, not cobbled together. Where did the materials come from? Who had the woodworking skills to build it? And who had access to the tools required? I suspect that power tools were used to cut the parts. Not everybody has those tools available (I for one don't--lots of automotive tools, but almost no woodworking tools).

I'm not a detective (I'm a mechanical engineer), but, if the boy won't speak on the subject, I suspect that hypnotherapy, or pentathol would shed some light of the subject. I know such information is not acceptable in court, but I don't think the boy sounds like a very good court witness either. And such interrogation could produce clues which could be independently verified.

This is a bizzarre case. I hope you are successful in solving it. Anybody who would do that to another human being is scum, and deserves the death penalty.

Sincerely,
Harry A. Madden


Thu Sep 11 17:06:01 PDT 1997

ITHOUGHT I GOT A MESSAGE SAYING THIS WAS OVER AND ANOTHER WAS STARTING. WHAT UP??

GOLDEN EAGLE12345


Thu Sep 11 11:29:04 PDT 1997

I think the murderer's motive was to kill Purity, just because she tried to solve a case of drug-dealing at the Camp. The guilty one is Chris Thurman, the Camp-leader!


Thu Sep 11 07:07:12 PDT 1997

I believe that Ed.,Anderson,Lee were part of the shovel cult.And that Purtiy got involed in it after she moved in with Lee. The Shovel cult is deeply into this BENTON found in the Pyramids.Well in the crime scene photos there was a pyramid that was said to be build by the child. But i don't think it was. The whole grave scene is built like the inside of a pyramid and even has the drawings like a eyptian pyramid. The cult was also obesses with STAYING YOUNG FOREVER.She was buried in mummie form..I am pretty sure that they found out about her passed in full (THE ABORTION) and decided she was not pure enough for the cult,so they felt the need to get rid of her so she would not tell of the cult. The propably told her that she needed to become clean again and that she needed to suffer some for forgiveness but it would not be long and that they would get her out soon. REFERENCE THE NOTE-->"I thought this was just a sick game". The notes to the police and to the parents to side track them into believing that this was just for ransom and that she'd be returned unharmed if it was payed. But they had no intention in returning her. If you read Lees' interveiw she doesn't even seemed pharsed that Purtiy was missing even though she made it seem to convice the detective that her a purtiy were friends, even if not close."WE WERE GOING TO SEE A MOVIE". Then in her second interveiw it was a 180. Now her and purtiy were not really friends, and now she is begining to turn on Ed.SHE seems annoyed that the detectives are questioning her again,propably because she didn't feel like purity was worth all the attention she was getting from the police.I got the impression she just wanted to say
MOTIVe---PURTIY WAS UNPURE AND NEEDED TO BE REMOVED>TO GO ON TO A NEW LIFE.
OPPURTUNITY----MISSING ALBIS AND SHE BELIEVED THEM TP BE HER FRIENDS SO SHE WOULD HAVE NO PROBELM GOING WITH THEM.


Thu Sep 11 01:25:24 PDT 1997

because the mother was abusive, he followed the same path of emotional trauma


Wed Sep 10 22:50:33 PDT 1997

I really feel that Anderson was not involved . Most probably have this theory because you might have seen the movie
RANSOM a bit too many times.


Wed Sep 10 18:17:30 PDT 1997

Well I work at the Dade County Medical Examiners Office, and
I think that these people are quite sick and demented. And
that I think your department did a wonderful job at catching
this criminal.Thank You and have a good evening


Wed Sep 10 15:23:24 PDT 1997

I think that greg and will were in on this together. I think the boy was connected. His motive was If I can have her then no one can. She treated him badly. Revenge


Wed Sep 10 11:07:57 PDT 1997

Has the handwriting on the visitation records at the bank been analyzed? To me it doesn't look like the same person signed it all three times.


Wed Sep 10 06:35:48 PDT 1997

I would have to agree with the people whp beleive thius is a frame up.i think that Armstrong had quite a bit to do with this crime i do however beleive there was an acomplice.
i beleive that Armstrong convinced pierce to take part in this crime somehow or another and it was armstrong's intention all along to use pierce as the fall guy when all was over.when armstrong went after pierce he used it as his oppurtunity to make it all work out in his best interest.
ANOTHER GREAT POLICE COVER-UP!


Wed Sep 10 06:35:02 PDT 1997

I would have to agree with the people whp beleive thius is a frame up.i think that Armstrong had quite a bit to do with this crime i do however beleive there was an acomplice.
i beleive that Armstrong convinced pierce to take part in this crime somehow or another and it was armstrong's intention all along to use pierce as the fall guy when all was over.when armstrong went after pierce he used it as his oppurtunity to make it all work out in his best interest.
ANOTHER GREAT POLICE COVER-UP!


Tue Sep 9 13:23:25 PDT 1997

DETECTIVE ARMSTRONG,
I'VE STUDIED THE EVIDENCE FILES OVER AND OVER AGAIN
AND I'VE COME TO THE CONCLUSION THAT THE FATHER DID IT.I HAVE SOLVED ONE OTHER CASE BEFORE ON THE MICROSOFT NET.
THE EVIDENCE
GIVIN IN THIS CASE IS SIMILAR AND IT ALL POINTES TO
THE FATHER AS THE ONE WHE COMMITED THE
CRIME.
SINCEARLY,
"QUICK SILVER"


Tue Sep 9 08:45:47 PDT 1997

The murderer has a flair for the dramatic and the artistic. He uses film whilst stalking the victim that is mostly used for professionals. The asa on the film was 1000. That's TEN TIMES higher than most non professionals use. Second, in the note on the back of a the polaroid (also professional quality film, by the way) he begins to write poetry. Also, I think he's probably the type who thinks he's smarter than anybody else, otherwise, he wouldn't have taunted the police in the way he did. As for who exactly it is, I have no idea.


Mon Sep 8 17:36:39 PDT 1997

ThIS IS ONE BIG COVER-UP! Ed Pierce is not unstable. The report said that the killer would be unstable. The evidence was planted in his apartment. Isn't it kind of odd the Anderson as in both of the cities where these incidents happened? Piece had no relationship with Purity. For him to kill her would be for no reason at all. Armstrong, your partner did a very serious crime, I know you trusted him very much, but you have to face the facts that he killed a women and deserves to be punished. Right now you have an innocent man in custody and a guilty man sitting in the hospital right now. Covering this up is disgracing everyone involved in this case. I hope you make the right decision Armstrong.


Mon Sep 8 17:36:21 PDT 1997

ThIS IS ONE BIG COVER-UP! Ed Pierce is not unstable. The report said that the killer would be unstable. The evidence was planted in his apartment. Isn't it kind of odd the Anderson as in both of the cities where these incidents happened? Piece had no relationship with Purity. For him to kill her would be for no reason at all. Armstrong, your partner did a very serious crime, I know you trusted him very much, but you have to face the facts that he killed a women and deserves to be punished. Right now you have an innocent man in custody and a guilty man sitting in the hospital right now. Covering this up is disgracing everyone involved in this case. I hope you make the right decision Armstrong.


Mon Sep 8 17:35:26 PDT 1997

This is one big cover-up. Ed Pierce is not unstable. The report said that the killer would be unstable. The evidence was planted in his apartment. Isn't it kind of odd the Anderson as in both of the cities where these incidents happened? Piece had no relationship with Purity. For him to kill her would be for no reason at all. Armstrong, your partner did a very serious crime, I know you trusted him very much, but you have to face the facts that he killed a women and deserves to be punished. Right now you have an innocent man in custody and a guilty man sitting in the hospital right now. Covering this up is disgracing everyone involved in this case. I hope you make the right decision Armstrong.
Thank you


Mon Sep 8 17:34:36 PDT 1997

This is one big cover-up. Ed Pierce is not unstable. The report said that the killer would be unstable. The evidence was planted in his apartment. Isn't it kind of odd the Anderson as in both of the cities where these incidents happened? Piece had no relationship with Purity. For him to kill her would be for no reason at all. Armstrong, your partner did a very serious crime, I know you trusted him very much, but you have to face the facts that he killed a women and deserves to be punished. Right now you have an innocent man in custody and a guilty man sitting in the hospital right now. Covering this up is disgracing everyone involved in this case. I hope you make the right decision Armstrong.
Thank you


Mon Sep 8 15:45:55 PDT 1997

Dectective Anderson:
I never believed that you were guilty of anything.
However, some of your actions were puzzling. I hope you recover soon from your wound.

I find it hard to believe that Lee had nothing to do
with Purity's case. She is certainly a shady character and knows a lot more than she has told.
Do you and Detective Armstrong view her as a complete
innocent with no connection with or knowledge of the
crimes in Purity's or Valerie's case?

Get well soon!


Mon Sep 8 15:32:11 PDT 1997

Well, its been a while since I updated myself on the case. Im sorry to see that Knight is dead. However, if my memory serves me then I do have a theory to post:

I believe the killer buried Knight in this manner and with the "You Bitch" message to simulate what he imagined Knight did to her unborn baby. Specifically, Knight is buried in a womb-like construct with a single message depicting unexlpained hatred, eventually she is completely abandoned. If the time Knight was kept alive by her abductor correlates to the length of her aborted pregnancy then this theory might gain some weight. In this case, the killers motive would be to create a fitting punishment for Knight's abortion of the fetus.

On another note, the handwriting in the note looks very unfeminine; has it been proven to be Knight's writing?
Also, I've never heard the tale she told Tull, is it a pre-existing tale or is it her own (or her captor's) construct?

tsathoggua@msn.com


Mon Sep 8 11:40:03 PDT 1997

I'm so happy that Anderson has been cleared.All along I knew he was innocent.


Mon Sep 8 11:19:35 PDT 1997

**To "Sherlock Holmes", regarding your theory posted below:

On Friday night, Armstrong revealed that he himself had requested that Anderson follow Ed. It was not something Anderson did on his own. Armstrong's intent was to push Ed over the edge, hopefully giving them some sort of grounds to arrest him. Maybe this information affects your theory somewhat. Nice job, however!

AMH


Mon Sep 8 11:04:34 PDT 1997

I think that Ed Pierce is not the only one involved. I think that he had help. What about Lee? Surely she had to have known about this. I think that they were in on it together.


Mon Sep 8 09:31:38 PDT 1997

Det. Armstrong,

I am amazed at reading the comments that have been posted that no one really believes that Ed Pierce did it! I think that he does have a good motive, and that he fits every description and has no alibis.

My theory is that he was obsessed with Purity, after talking to her and hanging out with her so much at the apartment. I also think that his girlfriend Lee was involved as well, maybe she got jealous of Purity and Ed's realtionship, or maybe Ed told her that he wanted to be with Purity instead of her. Purity then rejected Ed's advances, and he had to beg Lee to take him back. She said o.k., but Purity has to pay for the mistake that Ed made. I'm sure that Lee knew about the $10,000, or that Purity's parents were rich, and she might have thought that they could profit off of a kidnapping, and also teach Purity a lesson.

I don't think that Ed could have done it by himself, (i.e. carrying the box) so there has to be an accomplice. I just don't think that it is Anderson, because if I were Ed Pierce I certainly wouldn't be protecting Anderson, I'm sure he would have spilled his guts. He might still be protecting Lee, though.

Can't wait for the next case!

Boknee


Mon Sep 8 07:35:52 PDT 1997

POLICE SET UP PIERCE SUSPECT !!!!
see EYEWITNESS REPORT !! [referred to below]
The early friday morning shoot-out between Ed Pierce and the "OFF-DUTY" Detective Dave Anderson was a set up ! Detective Anderson, the "Dave" in the victim's note, is guilty of acting in concert with suspect Pierce and/or others. The tone of that note seemed to indicate that "Dave" both knew where the victim was and was involved in the incident which apparently the victim had at first gone along with. It was no coincidence that Pierce and Anderson met in the square. It was a meeting set-up by Anderson, AGAIN indicating his complicity in this crime. I refer to the post made to this site by one Andi Phillips on Fri. 9/5 at 5:04:27 PDT. He claims to have been in the square at Oxford just prior to and during the shootout. He was walking home from work when he noticed a man up ahead walking very swiftly towards him. Feeliing uneasy, he stepped back into the shadows. It was then that he noticed across the square the red glow of a cigarette as another man puffed on it, then dropped it and ran. The first man then dashed past Phillips pursuing the second and tackled him. Almost IMMEDIATELY, according to Phillips, "blue lights" [the police?!!] began flooding the area as the shooting erupted.
I believe this is what happened. Anderson had contacted Pierce and arranged a "secret" meeting, which took place at about 4 in the morning.[Phillips said he made his post as soon as he arrived home after, he had been interviewed by police at the scene]. When Pierce spotted Phillips- a third man- he assumed he had been set up and tried to flee. The fact that the police lights showed up almost BEFORE the shots were fired indicates a set-up. The fact that Anderson was off-duty indicates that it was not an "OFFICIAL" police set-up. No law enforcer would let the media report that an officer wounded in the line of duty was off-duty when he wasn't. Thus, not only was it a set-up, but it is a police cover-up. An attempt to cover-up Anderson's involvement.
Perhaps Anderson was involved in the beginning, thru his personal relationship with Purity. If Purity at first went along with her "captors" who would she trust more than a Sherrif's Officer who she knew personnally. Anderson might have been the unknown man in the ghouls disguise at the Shovel event at Cooter's farm.A local law enforcer certainly would not want to be recognized at such an event. In Purity's note she says: "Dave, I thought it was some kind of sick game but now I'm going to die if you don't do something.....just let me out and we can talk." If this was a straight kidnapping and Anderson wasn't involved why wouldn't Purity write... "HELP -SAVE ME!!!". Why wouldn't she tell the boy to run for the police, or help??? It"s because she knew her captors and had gone along with them at first. I think Anderson was involved at first, but at some point Pierce or others [Sovel cult??] moved Purity to the burial site - a site unknown to Anderson. That's why she wrote the note to him. He was not the one visiting her.
When you look at the suspect list of alibis and you compare Anderson's and Pierce's when one isn't available the other is. For example, Pierce has an alibi for the time when the victim is "kidnapped" - Anderson doesn't. The only times niether is available is [ J ] when the body is discovered,which is not necessary to the crime, and [G] a 24 hour period during which somebody mailed one of the polaroids at a drop-box right in Oxford. Certainly either of them could have done this in passing at some point in a 24 hour period.
Again looking at the list of alibis there are two very critical times necessary to this crime. They are [C] the "kidnapping" and [ I ] when the man with the rope and "milk bottle" is seen talking to the boy and the boy gives him something - the note?? - since found in the Poe book in the library. Anderson is the only suspect on this list with no alibi for either time. The only other viable suspects who have no alibi for when Purity was snatched is Purity's roomate and Pierce's girlfriend- Lee Perez, and the professor David Woolworth. While I cannot rule out their pssible involvement both have an alibi for when the boy was seen talking to the "man".
I feel that both Anderson and Pierce are definitely involved. Anderson because of the note, the fact that he did not reveal his personal realationship with the victim, and the way I feel Pierce was set-up. When Pierce was interviewed he seemed to really play down any contact he had with the victim like he hardly knew her or even spoke to her. THIS WAS HIS GIRLFRIEND'S ROOMATE for crying out loud!! At the time I thought " He doth protest too much!"
Now, the only problem I have with my theory, and the evidence file, is this. Pierce fits the description of the man seen talking to the boy on June 2nd almost to a tee. Except
for one thing. The picture of him in the arrest story shows him with a mustach and goatee, but the witness to that incident said the man had no facial hair although he "did not get a good look at his face." However in your physical descriptions of the suspects it also states Pierce has no facial hair ??? WHEN did Pierce grow his mustach and goatee and was your origianal description correct???
Please let me know the answer. Also it is possible that when Anderson set up Pierce he also intended to kill him so that he couldn't reveal Anderson's involvement. He just didn't get close enough because Phillip's presence spooked Pierce. Was the gun Pierce was shooting his or Anderson's gun?? What is Anderson's excuse for being there at 4 am? How does Det. Armstrong explain the immediate arival of the police???
I feel both Anderson and Pierce are involved-- and perhaps others. I eagerly await the contents of the dairy and hope hand- writing analysis is done and compared to Pierce, Anderson, and Lee Perez. I hope Pierce's attorney convinces him to talk to the D.A. for a possible plea bargain. It may be the only way we may learn the whole truth about Armstrong's involvement and how deeply the Shovel cult is involved.
Yours,

"Sherlock Holmes"


Sun Sep 7 17:31:08 PDT 1997

I know that the father, uncle and trustee are suppose to have been cleared. I have followed this 'crime' since the beginning and have always thought that Purity was 'daddy's little girl' in every sense of the word. I believe she was a victim of incest and that it was the father's baby she had aborted. I feel that somehow the father is behind this and perhaps just wanted Purity punished so she would become afraid and return home and for reasons unknown it turned into murder. It seems to me that all of these other characters were simply part of Purity's life and none of them were capable or had motive to kill her.


Sun Sep 7 15:14:09 PDT 1997

I am a police officer, and I've been going.. on this thing. I don't know how yall have come up with so much, maybe I haven't read everything, but I thought it was really something real. I didn't read the reality check until just now..... This is really great... but the father did it.


Sun Sep 7 13:34:05 PDT 1997

what was Det. Anderson doing with Ed Pierce in the middle
of the night, I think the two of them are involved in this
crime. Is this a police cover up or a cover up by Det.
Anderson trying to protect himself?


Sun Sep 7 12:12:07 PDT 1997

WRONG SUSPECT ARRESTED!!!
Ed Pierce is innocent. He did not commit this heinous crime against Purity Knight. Trust me, the murderer or murderers are still at large.

OxfordDave


Sun Sep 7 11:39:35 PDT 1997

I thought that the note Purity wrote was strange too. My theory was that Dave was in love with Purity, but Purity was a "swinger" not ready to settle down. The note made it seem as though Purity thought she was being put in the box as some kind of game (sexual or otherwise). This could be the reason that she did not have Dylan go straight to the police. I suppose now that Pierce is behind bars, this is over, but did he really kill her? Maybe I haven't located it on the web site yet, but what exactly was the evidence found in Pierce's apartment?
dboman@uasystem.ua.edu


Sun Sep 7 11:28:39 PDT 1997

I think the parents or Mr. Night killed or conspired with others t kill his daughter for she knew he3 had killed her biological sister, and her unwed pregnancy was a sin in her fathers eyes and made her have to be punished, The two cases have to have some conection I would think it highly unusuall that two daughters murdered in the same extrmist family a normal occurance. It was set up to look like a stalker did it or someone looking for ransome.


Sat Sep 6 16:16:31 PDT 1997

i refuse to believe that the oregon box incident and the purity knight incident are coincidental. not that anderson had anything to do with the boxing in oregon--but he would have known about the case, how it was done, etc... detective anderson has to be involved somehow. there are several reasons to support this:
1--no alibi for any of the critical events in the case
2--previous assocation with purity
3--purity's body was not found in the woodsprior to ben archer's call, even though the area had been (supposedly) searched by detective anderson.
4--matches physical description
5--close friendship with detective armstrong. perhaps armstrong would perpetrate a cover-up if it would ensure anderson's "innocence"

however, detective anderson could not have accomplished this alone. someone had to help him, and i think it had something to do with the ego shovel cult. because of purity's background, she would have been easily led into such a belief system. also, consider the pyramid of sticks that was just outside her grave. the cult's website makes direct reference to a pyramid.

who could have assisted him?
ed pierce--matches physical description, is on ego shovel mailing list and has no alibi for critical events.

lee perez--could have been jealous of purity's "fame", could have suspected that she and ed were involved. she is a master builder for the theatrical arts--perhaps she built the box. though she wasn't on the ego shovel mailing list, she certainly could have come across one of their newsletters (or whatever), thereby learning about their affinity with the pyramid. she could have created the stick pyramid as a way to implicate ed.

alzeriah (or whatever his name is)--he and dave could have cooked up this scheme as a way of extracting the money from purity's parents. what they didn't count on, was the knight's lack of concern for their daughter.

just some ideas.


Sat Sep 6 11:38:12 PDT 1997

I think the stalker new in some way Purty Knight


Sat Sep 6 08:54:35 PDT 1997

THIS IS A FRAME UP!!!
Det. Armstrong isn't tellling the truth at all. He would lie to protect his friend and partner Dave Anderson. All of the evidence they found at Ed Pierce's "shack" was planted by the police. The real killer is still out there and is a cop! This case is far from over, trust me!


Sat Sep 6 08:06:21 PDT 1997

SCANDEL! COVER-UP TAKING PLACE!!!
The evidence against Ed Pierce was planted! Det. Armstrong was too close to Anderson to let him be arrested for the crime. He needed to blame someone else. The story against Ed Pierce was fake! It was Anderson the whole time and now they are covering up the truth! Pierce had no real reason to kill Purity, look at the facts, he never knew Purity personally. He never went out with her, so why would he kill her over a broken heart? The facts go against Anderson, and the cover-up needs to be seen before the wrong man is getting a sentece for something he didn't do!


Fri Sep 5 22:20:07 PDT 1997

I am just wondering who Dave is that Purity would write this note to. He must be the one or one of the people that put her in the box. I think that the man that was arrested didn't work alone. Just a thought.
Nagallover


Fri Sep 5 18:42:44 PDT 1997

Okay Now if Mr.Ben Archer was walking his usual route that he walks everyday why is it that he didn't see the coffin before hand? And why is it that he called from a pay phone if he lives not to far from the crime scene?
This may be just a coincidence that archer and purity were at the same university?
And just think when purity was being stalked her neighbor said he chased the perpatraitor through the woods but lost him i think the suspect is Mr.Ben Archer


Fri Sep 5 14:12:49 PDT 1997

It seems like Pierce had an unhealthy obsession with Purity...he may have thought that they had some sort of intimate connection, but she just blew him off (not realizing his intense emotions towards her.....one question still remains, how could he have done all this by himself?


Fri Sep 5 14:12:18 PDT 1997

It seems like Pierce had an unhealthy obsession with Purity...he may have thought that they had some sort of intimate connection, but she just blew him off (not realizing his intense emotions towards her.....one question still remains, how could he have done all this by himself?


Fri Sep 5 12:21:46 PDT 1997

did they know each other? did they go to school together?
cylviee@hotmail.com


Fri Sep 5 05:04:27 PDT 1997

LISTEN UP!! Andi Phillips here from Oxford. I have to tell you what just
happened - I canÌt sleep, I have to let someone know about this.

I was walking right off of the square - you know - down by JamesÌ - well,
actually I was almost jogging. I had just worked a double at the shop.
Anyway - It was about 20 Îtil and the last thing that I needed was
excitement - I mean, what could possible be going on at four in the morning?
I was simply minding my own business. About a block ahead of me I noticed a
man walking briskly - he didnÌt notice me - ususlly I wouldnÌt be bothered by
that sort of thing, but being so late at night and no one else in sight I was
glad he didnÌt notice. I fell back a bit in the shadows. All I wanted to do
was to get home and crawl under my cool sheets - damn these hot nights - you
canÌt go anywhere without sweating!

Suddenly the Ïmystery manÓ stopped for a second - began to cross the street.
As I watched him cross, I saw the glow of a cigarette across the square like
a firefly, only for a second. Then I wondered how long this new person had
been watching us I actually felt better knowing that someone else had this
Ïmystery manÓ in his, or her, sights. I was just beginning to relax and
go on when the cigarette crashed to the ground and the new character began to
run - like a cat, tail on fire! The Ïmystery manÓ in front of me darted
past me and tackled him to the ground and blue lights streamed in from
everywhere! I was standing there in the middle of an all out gun battle.

The cops showed up and so did an ambulance. The paramedics were working on
one of the men, didn't look good from what I could I see. The man they
arrested resembled an evil Ichabod Crane in a way - very emaciated - probably
a drug addict. His eyes were so haunting. He frightened me. He stared
straight at me as the policeman shoved his head into the patrol car. I felt
a slime oozing over my body with that stare, I needed a bath after that look.
The police wouldn't tell me much, I couldnÌt help but poke and prod to find
out what in the name of God that creature was they had arrested. All I got
was that Oxford would feel very much at ease with this monster caged up. I
couldnÌt help but think that this is the man we have been searching for for
so long. It has to be! I called Jonnie immediately and told him what had
just happened. As soon as the cops finished questioning me, I had to get
home and post this right away.


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