Dateline Tried To Interview Ryan Hillegas
At this point, I am becoming very frustrated with how the media has chosen to handle the fallout from the airing of Making A Murderer. Kratz the Pathological Liar is always around and practically tumbles ass-over-teakettle to answer questions whenever media charlatans come calling, but what about everyone else? Wouldn’t it be interesting to hear from Scott Bloedorn? He must have something to say. He must know something.
Here’s a reason I would like to hear from Scott. Ryan Hillegas claimed under oath that he had gone to visit Teresa Halbach the day (or was it evening?) before she was murdered to drop something off that he had borrowed from Scott. Someone could ask Scott, then, to corroborate this claim.
I can’t help but wonder what Scott would say! Would he remember? Or has he forgotten what that something was? I always thought it a bit odd that Ryan was so vague in describing this detail. If it had been me, and I had borrowed a book from Scott, let’s say, and I had been asked by a lawyer during a murder trial why I had stopped by, and the reason was to return the book, I wouldn’t have said that it was to return “something”. I would have said I had stopped by to return a book. But the way Ryan answered the question, one could be forgiven for thinking that it was almost as if he himself didn’t remember what it was that he had stopped by to return. But I find that implausible, and I’m sure you do too unless Ryan is coping with a fairly significant neurological deficit. But I know that cannot be the case because he works as a nurse in the intensive care unit, and I doubt anyone that forgetful could manage the demands of such a job if they were wrestling with major brain damage. So once again, what possible reason was there for Ryan’s vagueness about detail?
So maybe there’s a reporter out there who might wish to bother trying to ask Scott Bloedorn this question. And while they’re at it, they might also wish to ask Scott whether he was present in the house that day when Ryan stopped by to drop off something he had borrowed. This is something that no one yet knows, and I would argue that it is an important detail.
Here’s why. We know that Scott and Ryan knew each other, and we certainly know that they both knew Teresa well. The next question is whether they knew each other’s routines? Was it pure chance that Teresa happened to be home when Ryan stopped by, or did Ryan chose a time when he knew there was a good chance Teresa was going to be there? Maybe Ryan also knew the probability of Scott being there or not too.
This is why it would be so important to talk to Scott Bloedorn because he should be able to verify whether he was at the house when Ryan dropped by, at what time, (hopefully, if Scott was there, at least he might be able to confirm whether it was light or dark out since Ryan claimed, under oath, that HE couldn’t remember) and what, if anything, Ryan had stopped by to return.
And then we can all make up our minds about what it would look like if Scott either said he couldn’t recall what it was that Ryan stopped by to return (or denied that he ever borrowed or returned anything), and also what it would look like if it were so that he wasn’t home when Ryan stopped by. I should confidently assert that our suspicions should grow and strengthen depending on the answers to these questions, because certain answers would imply that Ryan was either lying about ever borrowing anything, or, if he did, merely did so to have a pretext to stop by Teresa’s house to encounter her for the sake of some kind of confrontation or encounter. It would also imply that Ryan was stalking Teresa, and that he arranged to encounter her when she was alone.
Let’s say, then, that no one knows what Ryan stopped by to return, and that Ryan stopped by when Teresa was alone. By itself, it wouldn’t mean all that much, but in this instance it does because Teresa wound up being murdered the very next day.
Is it starting to make sense as to why I would be so critical of the media at this point? You see the kinds of rudimentary questions they are not bothering to ask?
THEN AGAIN, maybe they are trying to ask tougher questions. As you can see from the screenshot included as the feature image of this article, Andrea Canning, the Dateline correspondent who interviewed Kratz a few nights ago, offered me a personal confirmation that she did try to reach Ryan Hillegas! I don’t know what questions she might have had for Ryan, but I do know that she never bothered to inform her viewership that Ryan Hillegas had been asked to answer a few questions but apparently refused. So, once again, the weary task has fallen to me.
And so I have to also wonder the same thing about Scott Bloedorn. Did Canning or anyone from Dateline ever reach out to Scott Bloedorn? Did he also refuse to answer any questions? If so, why did Dateline chose to keep his refusal from their viewers?
Lastly, I should like to let my readership know that I have reached out to both Ryan Hillegas and Scott Bloedorn. Scott has never returned my calls. As for Ryan Hillegas, I call him and text him all the time urging him to confess if he killed Teresa Halbach. The reason I do this is not that I am so naive as to think Hillegas is going to actually confess, but because I think it’s interesting that he has never bothered to ask me to stop asking him to confess. IF someone were calling you all the time asking you to confess to a murder you didn’t commit, wouldn’t you eventually ask them to stop? I called Josh Radant a bunch of times and he did exactly what you’d expect. He asked me to knock it off (and I did). As soon as I received this request, I scratched him off my list.