“In an open case, such as Stacey Ann Keane Burns, specific investigative steps that have been taken or have not been taken are not open for discussion. That includes who may have been interviewed or have not been interviewed.

The above statement came in an e-mail from a frequent correspondent, one who has worked diligently on keeping this case alive. It apparently is an official response to Wednesday’s post regarding “in good conscience” in which I suggested (dared to suggest) that perhaps a “minimal update on the case” could be supplied to the general public.
I don’t think I asked for an “open discussion” but I guess this statement effectively precludes any possibilities of anything having to do with this case being shared. To me, and correct me if I’m wrong, it says keep quiet, let us do our jobs, and don’t bother us.
My only question is this: Does this hold true ad infinitum? We’re in the ninth year of this investigation. Can we ask questions in the tenth year? the twentieth? or never?
Looking ahead- another regular correspondent suggested that I begin to publish Murder in a Small Town: The Tragic Death of Stacey Burns on this blog. Beginning with the next post, I’ll be including small segments of that incomplete book.