As for the others, that made me really curious. Did they ever find out who did those or if they were all related?
It was interesting to see how the cops' theories changed through time. First they thought that the initial 4 bodies found could be traced to one killer, while the other bodies could be traced to one or two others. It's only recently that they've decided that, despite the differing MO's, all the victims were tied to one killer. Serial killers often change their MO's over time, and this guy has been doing this for 15 years at least. I've been following the case (it's especially big news here in NY) and hadn't realized that two of the victims found on LI were tied to body parts upstate. So the killer is also dismembering some of the bodies as well. I think that the young man was killed differently because he didn't fit the profile--the killer was expecting a woman, and when he discovered otherwise, he didn't strangle him like he did the others. It is kind of ironic that the disappearance of one "escort" led to the discovery of other victims in the same trade. Her death is very sad, as it sounds like she died in great distress, but at the very least it wasn't totally in vain and something good came out of it.
I've seen other shows on this case--one thing that they didn't really emphasize in the episode is that the local police department is really quite tiny. Even with lots of outside help from other law enforcement agencies, this case basically took up every waking moment of all of their police officers for several years.
Shannon's client was pretty suspicious, but I assume that the cops gave him the usual lie detector tests. I don't see him trying to kill Shannon when he undoubtably knew that she had a driver waiting for her.
The police theory--psychic break/drug freakout makes sense in Shannon's case, but like her mother, I find it odd that her pants were found separate from the rest of her body. I have a hard time picturing jeans, and wet jeans at that, being "torn" off the body as she wandered through that swamp. Have you ever tried to take off wet (and, considering her profession, possibly "tight") jeans? It ain't easy.
Edited by chailey, Apr 16, 2012 @ 8:23 AM.