If Nancy had gone only to Lee Hill and LE, I think we would still not know her name. The investigation would have taken place and nothing ever would have been made public - - even the fact that the investigation ended with no evidence found supporting her stories.
The reason the cops went public with the press release was that the story was SO public, it was impossible not to respond to it. FFJ and others were DEMANDING some response - - they got it.
Nancy should not have gone public, giving interviews, answering questions for the forum over there. That's how I see it.