There is no doubt that the house was a mess and had they not had "intervention" from LHP the cleaning lady, the house probably would be filthy, but that is speculating based on Patsy's lack of housekeeping. Perhaps the confusion with my comments is the word dirty. When I think of a "dirty" house, my mind goes to a house with cockroaches and vermin, etc.I dunno.... Jonbenet's feet were dirty plus I think it was too messy to clean, too much stuff everywhere, the vacuum didn't even fit, people had to walk sideways to fit down the halls. Kolar's video of the basement was an eye opener.
I don't have a bulglar alarm system but the previous owners of my home were art dealers and they did. The basement windows have plexiglass panel inserts that prevent the glass from being broken.
What the Ramseys were, were slobs and therefore always needed professional cleaning so their house would always be show offable :)
As for JBR's feet being dirty, I have to give them a pass on that too. We were kept clean growing up as were my own kids, but I always insisted on bare feet as a kid and I would venture a guess that if you took off the shoes and socks of most kids that age, you would find dirty feet
I am not disagreeing with you but despite the slobbiness of the house and the mess, I can see where other evidence could go unnoticed, but damp dirt and other remnants from the outside in that weather would still be noticed if the "intruder" wore footwear......or a coat.....or a hat....gloves....and of course, had an intruder been there at all :)