I think that'd be true of a lot of unsolved murder/missing person cases in small towns in America. Comes from electing your sheriff (and most are then never voted out of office) and leaving all the recruitment/training of deputies to them. Something big happens, they're way out of their depth and by the time the bring in the state cops (if they ever do), valuable time and evidence has been lost. They desperately need to reconsider the structure of their police forces.
In the telling they didn't mention that he was a computer wizz working from home until late in the episode but obviously the FBI would have been aware early on when when investigating the threats. Quite staggering really.
Listened to both last night. I'm still angry for the wrongly convicted guy. The police force at the time should be hung, drawn and quartered. As for Ronald Castree The best part was when they eventually arrested him at his door. Loved his response. No joke asshole