posted on Sep, 18 2013 @ 02:59 AM
reply to post by Zcustosmorum
It seems to me that in order to jump straight to the serial killer angle, one would have to know wether or not the skeletons showed any evidence of
having been shot, stabbed, bludgeoned, and so on. The other thing you have to consider, is that it is VERY rare for a serial killer to kill two
people, wait basically a decade, and then kill again. The sort of compulsion experienced by serial killers does not ordinarily allow for such a long
cooldown time between kills.
It could be that the hypothetical killer is mobile, or transient. He may have dropped the first set of bodies, found him self either outside of
Oklahoma where they would have continued to kill, or perhaps in jail for an unrelated offense, and then come back and rinsed and repeated.
But thats incredible levels of speculation right there. There is no reason at this point to assume serial killing, when two cars could easily have
ended up in the water by way of accident, or even two seperate suicide pacts. I think this is one of those situations where in order to make any sort
of assessment, much more data is required. We would need to know as much as the coroner does about the manner of the deaths for a start, and because
the bodies are skeletonised it will be tricky to confirm a cause of death like for instance, drowning, because there will be very little left of the
lung tissue, and what is there has been submerged for some considerable time, so checking the lungs for water will be moot I would have thought.
So it really will come down to the condition of the bones, and the coroner will be looking for nicks on the bones, which might suggest use of a
knife, shattered and broken bones, which would suggest blunt force trauma, and in the case of the skulls particularly, they will be examined for
evidence of blunt force trauma, and gunshot wounds. Until we know what the particulars of that examination are, it would be foolish to make any
attempt at a copper bottomed theory of this crime, since we are not sure yet whether there has even been one.