But, AK, someone had to see JBR eating at the Whites. That shouldve been determined shortly after the autopsy when it would've been fresh in people's mind. I think someone would've known she wasn't feeling well and did not eat. You know, as well as I do that detectives quizzed the White’s and their guests following the pineapple discovery.I appreciate what you’re saying as far as timeline goes and I’m not disputing it.
However, I do know that this is something that is individualistic and contingent and that there is a range of time and that your 15 minutes is at one end of that range. That’s an hour and fifteen minutes shorter than any of the common sources report (PMPT, Thomas, Kolar) but I find your 15 minutes to be believable and acceptable.
I do think it most likely that Jonbenet ate that small, perhaps single piece of pineapple without anyone’s knowledge. Under what circumstance? I don’t know. When did she eat it? I don’t know. Cracked crab was set aside for her, but did she eat at the White’s? I don’t know? Was she unwell (stories vary) in some way that would affect her appetite and/or the digestive process? I don’t know.
It’s a bugaboo. It’s a bugaboo because it SHOULD tell us something, but it tells us nothing; she ate it, that’s it.
The 2 to 5 hour timeline is a generic timeline given for the emptying of a meal. It has to be simply because it takes no more than 71 minutes for food to traverse the small intestine. There's no way in hell that it takes a bite of food five hours to reach the proximal small intestine.
Even the ransom note suggests familiarity.