posted on Oct, 20 2012 @ 04:15 AM
I have no particular knowledge of the case or of the crime scene, but it appears to me as if what you have here is a fairly simple, yet still
unfortunate confluence of factors, which lead this location to be regularly used as a murder scene.
A quick study of Google maps, using its satellite function, shows us one obvious reason why a person who wishes someone dead, might use that location
in which to make it happen. The place is pretty much out in the sticks, miles from anywhere, and if the colour of the satellite image is anything to
go by, heavily wooded. That means that shots, screams, and other sounds of murder and mayhem will be absorbed either by sheer distance, or by the
woodland. In either case, it would seem that the remoteness of the area would make it ideal for anyone burdened with nefarious purpose.
Another reason to use the location becomes apparant, again linked to the remoteness of the area, and that is that if ones target were to escape ones
initial assault, one would have plenty of time in which to either hunt ones target through the woodland, or give it up as a bad job, and be away WELL
before the intended victim has reached a telephone, populated area, or indeed an officer of the law.
And yet another reason, which also has to do with the remoteness of the location, is that a person could induce a victim to the site by various
means, kill them, and leave the body pretty much anywhere, because being as remote and vast as the area is, even a fairly robust search for a body by
law enforcement officials might easily yeild no result, and in the worst case (assuming the persona of the killer for a moment) increase the amount of
time it would take to locate the body, which yet again increases the amount of time which the murderer has to make good his escape.
In some respects, bearing in mind these factors, I am suprised that an arrest was made at all. That is no reflection on my opinion of law enforcement
in the area. I have no opinion on that, since I have no information on which to base an opinion. However, it seems to me that when one considers the
advantages the offender gave himself in choosing so wisely the scene of the murder, it is somewhat strange that he considered it a good idea to remain
in the state or city in which the crime was committed, although there is no accounting for the offenders mental state. One must assume that the fellow
has some sort of sociopathic, or perhaps schizoid tendancies which prevented him from acting to maximise the advantages of time that he gave himself
by choice of Larch Mountain as the final destination for the unfortunate lass he so callously destroyed.
The apparantly bizzare tendancy for certain locations to be used for particular crimes are in no way mythic, or indeed strange, when one considers
the requirements of the people who commit the crimes involved. One often finds that organised criminal gangs use certain locations for body drops, due
to very similar factors as those described above. Certain alleys and disused buildings are often used by addicts, to administer to themselves thier
particular poison, or to deal in its trade amongst themselves. Joyriders will often frequent the same disused car lots, or wastelands in which to
amuse themselves with thier stolen wheels. The geographical aspects of a murder scene, or a dumpsite, or indeed any kind of crime scene, can often be
reduced from the realms of legend into logical meaning, if one simply views them from the position of the criminal. They fall from mythological to
mundane in the blink of an eye, when one merely knows how to veiw them.