In response to Margaret Broughs' letter "Ignore the Smart rumors," I would request that the rumors be cleared by the investigators or the Smart family. My questions are: Why didn't Ed Smart report this crime as an armed abduction in his call to 911 dispatch? Why do the police refuse to release the 911 recording?
Why did it take three hours for the police to seal the crime scene?
Why did the Smart family leave the home to hold a family meeting? I don't believe that the police were told of the armed intruder until after the family meeting, three hours later.
I don't think the people of this community should ignore the rumors. It is the duty of the Smarts and the police to clear them up.