Why did Jacob Bumpass drop Paige Johnson off in Covington, Kentucky (at 1 AM on September 23, 2010)? What vehicle was Jacob using that night? Why didn’t his cell phone pings match the Covington vicinity for the 1 AM time? Did Bumpass give Paige alcohol that night? What did Paige mean by her frenzied message, sent on Facebook to her older sister Brittany Haywood at 12 AM: “GIRL, I need to talk you IMMEDIATELY!”
If Jacob Bumpass did drop Paige off in Covington that September night, some fourteen months ago, was it perhaps because he was making advances towards her, and she wasn’t reciprocating. This might explain why he drops her off in such a random location. It would also give an iota of meaning behind Paige’s cabalistic text that reeks of desperation.
With this alternative scenario in mind, which is recognizable as a hypothetical projection or a simulated model of possibilities, maybe someone else had abducted Paige Johnson that night. I don’t know everything I ought to know about Jacob Bumpass, but he seems to better fit the profile of a petty criminal, not a violent offender or possibly a serial-type of killer. Bumpass is not our man (I’ll opine).
A private investigator in Florida, Bill Warner, is painting a different picture for what may have happened to Paige Johnson. I’m buying Warner’s theory more than I’m buying the theory that Jacob Bumpass did it. For one thing, Jacob knew Paige’s family, lived in the same apartment complex, and the family knew Paige was with him that night. A much more likely playback of the tape, has a serial predator prowling the streets of Covington (overt your eyes for an instant), late at night on September 23, 2010.
Bill Warner’s blog from Monday has refined his theory a mite to link ‘asphalt paving projects’ that coincidentally were going on at the time (and in the locales of those five small towns) that five women went missing. The women are: Lauren Spierer, Katelyn Markham, Holly Bobo, Karen Swift, and Paige Johnson. By clustering these cases together everything makes much more sense from an investigative perspective!
Paige Johnson would be the first case. Warner has been able to link some scheduled road construction in the area of where each of these young women went missing. I may have already said that, but this is big! Many of these construction workers have expansive rap sheets that would make them good candidates for our phantom of a predator, such as what is staring us in the face.
I hate to say it, but the way these five women completely vanish from the face of the earth, reminds me more of Ted Bundy. If you have the guts, you may want to read Ann Rule’s book, The Stranger Beside Me. I don’t myself, because Ted’s case still haunts me from when I first read about it in The Rolling Stone back in the late 1970s. An easy abstraction, however (as we collectively turn our eyes), is that this predator is a cold-blooded professional at work, who ‘plans his work, and works his plan.’
I’m not attempting to be humorous, I’m serious! Look at each case individually, then look at them as a whole. It starts to make much more sense. These various boyfriends or husbands have many character flaws, but they’re not crazy sociopaths who walk around killing their girlfriends or wives. This is a different sort of creature, a psychopath more along the lines of Ted Bundy (as much as I hate to admit it).