Twin Peaks Usenet Archive

Subject: Re: Laura or not Laura (was Re: Who Killed Emerald Palmer?)
From: jfr@Tellabs.COM (John Ryder)
Date: 1990-05-09, 10:50

In the articles I've seen debating whether or not Laura Palmer was the 
murder victim, and the discussions of Albert's forensics including 
identification of her corpse, I haven't seen any mention of the fact that
Leland Palmer gave the "positive" I.D. of the body at the morgue after
only briefly looking at her face. His ID'ing of the body, I'm certain,
would be quite adequate to the police and FBI (after all, she was his own
daughter, or at least, was supposed to be), and that they would not run
any of their own tests to make their own determination of identification.
Now, if Laura(?) had no family, or if her corpse had been in a state of
being "beyond recognition", maybe dental records or other identifying
factors might have brought into play. Also, Albert didn't have all the
time he wanted with the body ("Who knows *what* I might have found if I'd
had a couple of more days....", yeah like maybe she *wasn't* Laura). I think
these facts lend a lot of creedence to the theory that Laura was not the
victim. Any takers?