Let me quote from the article you linked to: One of the early Boulder police officers at the scene noted that when he walked on the driveway and sidewalks, his steps left no visible footprints.<quoted text>
IF you look up "The Murder" in this article, it tells you that officers French and Veich were the first at the scene, AND in the next paragraph, that the police "QUICKLY REALIZED that there was no footprints in the snow." Now, you might try to use your semantics on this, but French and Veich were the first police at the scene, and noticed no footprints in the snow.
This is exactly what I have been saying. It is what the quotes I have provided from Reichenbach, Thomas, Kolar, Hayden, Glick, etc have said –you could not tell whether anyone had walked on them or not.
So, your own source backs up my claim, and does nothing to support yours. So, we are still waiting for you to show us where it is said that French and Veitch saw no snow on the ground and where they reported it. Still waiting for you to show us where it is said that French and Veitch (or anyone!) said they saw “no footprints in the snow leading to, or exiting the home.” All we have is no FRESH footprints in the snow on the grass in the yard.
Incidentally, the search warrant affidavit has Reichenbach’s arrival at six a.m. while Thomas and Kolar have his arrival at approx. 6:10. I don’t see mention of Veitch’s arrival in either book, but I may have just missed it. Kolar has French arriving at 5:56. So, Reichenbach was one of the first officer’s on scene.
From Kolar and Thomas we learn that Reichenbach first went inside the house, talked to the officer(s) present, talked to the Ramseys, looked around the house (basement, etc.) and then he went outside and inspected the exterior of the house and the surrounding area.
Reichenbach was “one of the early Boulder police officers at the scene,” and he is the one who made the “no FRESH footprints” in the snow observation. This is in the search warrant affidavit.
Once again, from the article you linked to: One of the early Boulder police officers at the scene noted that when he walked on the driveway and sidewalks, his steps left no visible footprints.
Try again. Look in the search warrant affidavit, look in Kolar or Thomas.