Lou Smit - You know its been said that only a midget can get down into that window well, well I'm no midget and I'll show you
how easy that can be done.(Smit goes in through the window)
A pane of glass was broken in the basement window found (and photographed by police) open on that morning. The pane had been broken back in the late summer by John Ramsey when he accidentally locked himself out, and it had not been repaired. John reached through, unlatched the window, opened it, and came into the house.
Smit believes that the intruder came through that same window, taking advantage of the broken pane to be able to unlock the window easily. Smit also believes the intruder moved the suitcase, which was stored across the basement by the stairs, under the window to facilitate an exit through the same window if needed or desired.
It really wasn't that difficult coming in that window. And often a burglar or an intruder - if they find a safe way in they also figure
it'll be a safe way out. And if you remember, there was a suitcase that was right underneath this window. And if he figures that
he has to go out this window he may think it would be much easier if he has something to stand on. On top of this suitcase was a
very small tiny pea sized piece of glass which may have been picked up by a person's shoe. And a faint impression of possibly a
footprint on the suitcase. And that suggests very strongly to me that perhaps someone did stand on that suitcase at one point,
perhaps to go out the window or perhaps just to test to see if he could go out that window.
Now I can't say for sure if an intruder went through that window, but also we cannot just disregard it and say that he did not come
through that window.
There are posters who scoff at Smit's entry through the window, as if it should have been 4 feet wide and 4 feet high or some such dimension. The window is small, but it's of sufficient size for grown men to go in and out of it. A suitcase placed under the window makes it easier to exit, but isn't needed for entry.
Very early in this case, rumors were that the window was too small for an adult to climb through. A magazine article about 9 months after the murder made this claim, quoting a Boulder person related to the case as saying "a midget couldn't get through that window". That simply was not true, as has been demonstrated many times by many different people, including jameson who was given access to the house on 2 different occasions.