The murder of Stacey Burns may be solved but then again, may never be solved. This observation comes from (using the journalistic cliché) “an informed source very close to the investigation.”
The point of this post is to open a discussion about the difference between a case being solved and a case being prosecuted. It has been over two years since a feature article in the Green Valley News here in Arizona indicated that the authorities believed they had the murder case of Stacey Burns solved. They knew who committed the crime. One source is quoted as saying that “what’s missing is the person doing it coming to terms with it. . . .It’ll happen. It’ll come.” To me, this sounds as if the case has been solved. I believe the dictionary describes the word solved as having found the correct answer or explanation for something, such as a mystery. Judging from the comments, it would seem that the police feel that this crime has been solved.
Apparently solving a case does not mean that the alleged perpetrator will be prosecuted. If this case is not going to be prosecuted, then logic tells us that either something must be missing. Whether that something missing is evidence, or witnesses, or a confession, we do not know. What we do know is that more than four years after the television show, 20/20, featured this story and two years after the Green Valley News featured this story, it appears we are no closer to seeing Stacey’s killer arrested and brought to trial.
I have heard so many different versions of why this case has not seen an arrest; many of them have been discussed in this blog. Yesterday’s observation from that “informed source” is discouraging if only because the phrase “might never be” was used. Obviously, there must be a reason for the case apparently being “solved” but not prosecuted but that reason is as nebulous and hard to catch as mist rising from Lake Winnipesaukee on a cool summer morning.
I watched an x employee of mine committ suicide by cop on video the other day. He washed his hands, told the police to get on the same page, pulled out a B.B. pistol and pointed it at the two officers and with a twinkel in his eye took 11 9mm hollow points at point plank range. I didn’t feel sorry for Bushey, I felt real sorry though for those two policeman (one of which is a woman). Police have a tough job, especally now in this divided country but how must it feel to know your work is for nothing and worse, watching those killers continue to kill. The last two cold cases solved in N.H. involved killers that N.H. let go and continued to kill. Courage (not like Busheys) is needed to solve cases, Strelzin and Foster have no courage.
N.H. has a govenor that is just fine with the selling of murdered baby parts. Can we sink any lower? Strelzin, can we,huh,huh……
When Sgt.Gilbert spoke to your Danny boy down there in AZ. for your booky thing he was humoring you. Gilly is a company man, he will lie, steal, and say ANYTHING to impress the patsey’s on main st. When my x wife got through with him he was a little less humourous. The justice system is only as good as the people in it, It sucks right now. And another thing ! Sgt. Joe Ebert should really stop bothering my 85 yr.old widowed mother, dirtbag mfer.