LAST EDITED ON May-03-03 AT 02:04 PM (EST)
The little-seen photo below gives the best view of the house and its surroundings to date, and it was taken shortly after JonBenet's death, so it is a good representation of the state of property. It gives quite a perspective on the fact that the Brumfitt house (seen in the lower right) and the Gibbons house (seen in the upper left) were right next to any pathway an intruder would have to take. Gibbons had a good view of an intruder's entrance from the back alley, and Brumfitt had an excellent view of an exit from the butler's door, in addition to being nearer the potential source of the sound of a bat hitting concrete than anyone, certainly better than Melody Stanton.
Actually, you can see the Ramsey house - and Scott Gibbons' house is the one on the lower right side. He could see the kitchen window from his house, and the butler door.
He reported the lights were on in the kitchen that night when he was up - - but they were different - lower somehow. I think the killer had closed the shutters.
The following photo was taken from Scott's yard - - my back pressed against his house, the window just above my head.
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View from Scott's house - - he reported the butler door wide open sometime during the morning of the 26th - before the detectives arrives, I believe.
The Brumfitt house can't be seen - - it would be in the lower left side of the photo - but it is not shown there.
I stood in their yard, back pressed against the house and took photos from under the windows on the side of the house facing the Ramseys'. Their view is NOT unobstructed and clear. To watch someone over there, they would have to be paying attention - a LOT.
view from Brumfitt kitchen
view from the Brumfitt room where the boys watched TV and played games until late Christmas night.