I hear the buzz of Amy receiving my email and I wait patiently.
Amy’s face tells it all. She reacts, visibly. I can’t tell you what photos I sent, however, I can tell you her reaction.
Amy: That lamp. That lamp.
Me: Is that it?
Amy: Yep. That’s it. That’s… it’s a clean lamp, but…
Me: So they just cleaned it off and put it back?
If you recall, it would seem (based off our discussions) that Patsy snapped and hit JonBenet in the head with a lamp. Amy’s visions said this, for sure, but autopsy results also said a skull fracture was what would’ve ended up killing JonBenet — not a neck strangulation, as a staged injury would’ve suggested.
Amy stares at the photos I’ve sent her.
Amy: It could also be — that there’s more than one?
Me: Like a set?
Amy: Yep. Yep.
Me: I was looking for crime scene photos and… and that was what I found. I mean… um…
I don’t know what to say. There have been many times I, a former skeptic, have been proven wrong by Amy but to see this lamp in the crime scene photos… I’m sort of speechless.
Amy: That’s 100% what I saw, the candlestick type of lamp. But there’s more than one.
Me: So you think the one that happened might be… gone? I mean, it’s definitely gone by now, but… gone by the time people got there. That day.
Amy: No. It was there.
This means Amy thinks the lamp may have been cleaned off and put right back in place — a chilling prospect.
Me: Hiding in plain sight?
Amy: Mmm hmm.
I begin to explain the apparent staging of the crime. I tell Amy about how the blow to the head — as we already know — was the eventual cause of death, but that there had been a garrote to sort of stage a strangulation. As I’m trying to show her an example with a marker, she interrupts me.