Who killed Stacey Burns? Correspondents in my blog, interviewees, and personal contacts through e-mails and phone calls have left me with these possibilities, all of which have no doubt been thoroughly investigated by the authorities in their relentless search for justice:
Ex-husband- always a favorite with readers of “thriller” type novels
Former boyfriend- another favorite with those same readers
Hired killer- well-informed in the layout of the house and how the murder should be carried out to throw suspicion in another direction
Three different women have been named as possibilities as well. (Hell has no fury like a woman scorned??)
“Higher-ups” in the political structure of the town/state- I was told that this crime will never be solved because “higher-ups are involved.”
Stacey’s murder is somehow related to the Wolfeboro official who was arrested for drug trafficking.
Then there are the multiple theories of a conspiracy with multiple people involved in the murder.
Take your pick or add some of your own. Whether one of these possibilities or a different one, one fact remains-the killer(s) seem to have nothing to fear as we approach the seven year mark.
Just read that great legal maxim again: Justice delayed is justice denied.
I have always figured it was the guy that the victum said it would be, she knew her life best. But if “higher ups” in Wolfeboro are involved, even if they’re not involved that is a great story. There is room under this cloud for more. Seriously, There is little or no intrest in solving the murder of a Massachusetts woman who’s killer moved back to Massachusetts. This Ag’s office has very important things to do, right now Strelzin and co. are making sure our convicted fellons (the ones that did confess) are able to vote. Ever wonder why fellons vote democrat? anyway , peace out.
Interesting concepts Mr Southard. Still saddens me that this has not been solved.
Ex-husband Ed Burns: Until you’ve been through a divorce with the Walker & Varney law firm you haven’t been through a divorce. Having walked in Ed’s shoes I can tell you there is plenty of motivation for wanting to eliminate your ex. However I can also say with 100% certainty Stacey was the wrong target. These lawyers are way beyond corrupt; they are the definition of EVIL!
Ex-boyfriend Jim Vittum: Crazy Jim from the show taxi? Not quite but no one could script Jim’s actions after this murder. If he is the killer he deserves an Oscar, right after he gets the chair.
Three women: Sneaking into a home in the middle of the night to kill your rival on mother’s day of all days? Doesn’t sound like a woman to me.
Hired Killer: Maybe Stacey’s murder was a distraction? When a former police commissioner is arrested for being the “mule” in a drug trafficking syndicate, the natural order is that the kingpins are even higher up on the food chain; when a murder occurs two months later in a town that hasn’t had a murder in 30+ years that is suspicious. Before Stacey’s murder the talk was about Jim Lowery and who else might be involved. After this murder nothing! Stacey Burn’s murder took the former Wolfeboro police commissioner’s arrest off of the front page. It’s not a conspiracy theory if it’s true! Find out whom else was involved in that drug ring and you will likely find your killer.