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 Whites and their guests following the pineapple discovery.I appreciate what youre saying as far as timeline goes and Im 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. Thats 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 anyones knowledge. Under what circumstance? I dont know. When did she eat it? I dont know. Cracked crab was set aside for her, but did she eat at the Whites? I dont know? Was she unwell (stories vary) in some way that would affect her appetite and/or the digestive process? I dont know.
Its a bugaboo. Its a bugaboo because it SHOULD tell us something, but it tells us nothing; she ate it, thats 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.