Well if you read about BTK you can see that he never fit the profile. He was married with children, a church deacon, no record, a code enforcement officer. No one ever suspected him, yet he had this unbelievable sick and sadistic "other" side to him that his own wife and secretary never even noticed.<quoted text>
I've been a true crime buff for many years so yeah, I've read about REAL killers.
Smit's glory days were over by the time he got on the Ramsey case. He should have stayed retired. Some of the things he came up with were laughable.(The dust ruffle comes to mind.)
I guess neither Smit nor Gray are "all that" since neither one has even come close to solving the murder. Do you suppose it's because they weren't/aren't looking where they should be looking? ;)
Bundy was charastmatic and likable. No one ever suspected him either.
These guys were able to kill again and again because they knew how to appear "normal" to everyone else. I think criminals have become more brazen over the years. They are willing to go into the homes while the family is home, they are willing to do daring things just for the thrill of it. The internet has perpetuated much of it. But hopefully it will be the internet to put an end to these sickos.