were these “friends and relatives”?
where was this alleged “spare bedroom”?
was hoping for clarification in the second and third editions,
but no such luck. So, I decided to look into this matter further.
is part of the infamous “seventh body” picture…
how the top of the baseboard heater bends outward, and also note
how narrow the opening is.
look at these pictures of baseboard heaters from the basement
of the DeFeo home…
only do the tops not bend outward, but the openings are much larger
than the opening in the “seventh victim” picture.
know that one “criminologist” is such an idiot that
he actually thinks that the picture of the couch (taken on 11-13-74)
is a RECENT picture, and that the “mystery victim”
was supposed to be in a bed where the couch was…
But, I’d like to know exactly where another “criminologist”
thinks this “spare bedroom” was. Here’s a diagram
of the basement…
…the east third had the pool table, a TV, a couch, and several
tables and chairs. The middle third was empty, except for the
stairs, and some shelving along the south wall. That leaves only
the west third.
the house is large, much of its square footage comes from the
fact that it is three stories. The actual “footprint”
isn’t much larger than an average home. So, the west third
of the basement isn’t all that large.
are three pictures of the west third of the basement…
it was apparent that there couldn’t have been room for a
“spare bedroom”, I wanted to be sure. With only these
three pictures to go on, it was difficult to visualize the exact
layout…especially since I thought that the concrete block
walls were limited to exterior walls. But then I noticed a few
things in the following picture of the northwest corner of the
…the number “one” shows how the foundation is
comprised of concrete block walls that appear to include interior
walls. The number “two” shows what appears to be a
dryer vent flap.
you refer to picture A, the photographer is facing north. In picture
B, the photographer is facing southeast. In picture C, the photographer
is facing southwest.
help illustrate this, look in the lower left corner of picture
A…you can see a piece of orange machinery with a yellow
stripe painted on a spout.
look in the lower right corner of picture B…you can see
this same piece of machinery.
final diagram is what I believe to be the layout of the DeFeo
basement on 11-13-74…
...as you can see, there would have been no room for a “spare
bedroom”. And if there wasn’t room for a spare bedroom,
then there couldn’t have been a “seventh body”.
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