It’s standard police stuff. The house is the last place that she was confirmed to be alive. It’s an unpleasant fact, but most kids are bumped off by family or close friends and neighbours, so the police always concentrate on them first unless it’s glaringly obvious that they aren’t involved. Unless the step-grandad is a genuine psychopath who can lie very well then he comes across as straight in the interview.
You’ve been fitted-up by the feds for a grisly child murder but you’re 100% innocent. You plead not guilty and trust in the jury system. The jury is sworn in and you look at them to assure yourself that they are 12 people who are honest and true and there’s DB slowly tying a knot in a noose.
This all happened just round the corner from me… horrible… I felt sick all week
The ‘community’ started pointing the finger at him fairly early, and you don’t want to fuck with the ‘community’. They kept the rioters away last year by lining up on the village green and inviting them to have a go at the local shops.